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Accident
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 6 september 1993
Tijd:11:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Andaman and Nicobar Administration
Registratie: VT-AAN
Constructienummer: 208-00221
Bouwjaar: 1992
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5 km (3.1 mijl) van Port Blair (   India)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Passagiersvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Hut Bay, India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Port Blair Airport (IXZ/VOPB), India
Beschrijving:
Cessna 208 Caravan VT-AAN, a float equipped plane, was engaged in a round trip from Port Blair with intermediate stops at Dugong Creek and Hut Bay. The aircraft took-off from Hut Bay for Port Blair where it was intended to land on sea adjacent to Viper Island. Soon after touchdown, the aircraft flipped over its nose and sank. Three persons including the pilot evacuated the aircraft. However, one person died due to drowning, as he remained strapped in his seat.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot failed to ensure that the landing gears are fully retracted before landing on water thereby causing the aircraft to flip on to its back as a result of abnormally high hydrodynamic drag generated on landing with landing gears remaining extended. Non-availability of the revised pilot's check-list, appropriate to the aircraft configuration and the practice adopted during conversion training of the pilot were the contributory factors".

Bronnen:
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1993 (DGAC India)


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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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