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Last updated: 14 December 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 11 janvier 1995
Heure:18:05
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Opérant pour:Empire Airlines
Loué à :FedEx
Immatriculation: N746FE
Numéro de série: 208B-0236
Année de Fabrication: 1990
Heures de vol:2439
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:2 km (1.3 milles) SSE of Flagstaff-Pulliam Field, AZ (FLG) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Flagstaff-Pulliam Field, AZ (FLG/KFLG), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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

Sources:
» NTSB id LAX95FA076


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Flagstaff-Pulliam Field, AZ et Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ est de 191 km (119 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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