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Last updated: 21 September 2018
Datum:woensdag 6 juni 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208A Cargomaster
Vloog voor:West Air
Gehuurd van:Federal Express
Registratie: N803FE
Constructienummer: 20800015
Bouwjaar: 1985
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Fresno-Chandler Airport, CA (FCH) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fresno Air Terminal, CA (FAT/KFAT), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), Verenigde Staten
The engine lost oil pressure while climbing through 6,000 feet, after departure from Fresno (FCH). The pilot requested to return to his departure airport but ATC informed the pilot of a closer airport. The pilot secured the engine, feathered the prop, and made a power-off descent to the airport. The pilot elected to make a downwind approach to runway 12L due to his altitude. The airplane over flew the runway and touched down past the departure end. It penetrated the airport perimeter fence, struck several trees, a sign post, a light pole, and an auto before coming to rest in a residential area.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A loss of engine oil pressure due to improper maintenance performed on the engine oil filler cap by an unknown person. In addition, the pilot misjudged his landing approach to the runway during the forced landing which resulted in an overshoot and collision with objects. a tailwind contributed to the overshoot. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 6 months
Accident number: LAX90FA209
Download report: Summary report



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Fresno Air Terminal, CA en Oakland International Airport, CA bedraagt 244 km (152 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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