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Accident
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 11 enero 1995
Hora:18:05
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operado por:Empire Airlines
Alquilado a :FedEx
Registración: N746FE
Numéro de série: 208B-0236
Año de Construcción: 1990
Horas Totales de la Célula:2439
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:2 km (1.3 milles) SSE of Flagstaff-Pulliam Field, AZ (FLG) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Flagstaff-Pulliam Field, AZ (FLG/KFLG), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
Prior to departure from Flagstaff (FLG), the airplane was refuelled with 40 gals of jet A (20 gals per tank), which increased the total fuel load to 148 gallons. The aircraft took off from runway 21. Shortly after takeoff the pilot radioed that he was coming back, during which the background sound of the "fuel selector off" warning horn was heard. The Caravan was seen to enter a shallow left bank below the clouds as it descended into trees.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to properly configure the aircraft fuel system prior to takeoff, and his failure maintain an adequate terrain clearance altitude while manoeuvring to return to the airport. Factors in the accident were the dark night lighting conditions, low ceilings, restricted visibility conditions, and the pilot's diverted attention which resulted from activation of the airplane's fuel selector warning horn system. ".

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 1 months
Accident number: LAX95FA076
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
» NTSB id LAX95FA076


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Distance from Flagstaff-Pulliam Field, AZ to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ as the crow flies is 191 km (119 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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