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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 11 januari 1995
Tijd:18:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Vloog voor:Empire Airlines
Gehuurd van:FedEx
Registratie: N746FE
Constructienummer: 208B-0236
Bouwjaar: 1990
Aantal vlieguren:2439
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:2 km (1.3 mijl) SSE of Flagstaff-Pulliam Field, AZ (FLG) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Flagstaff-Pulliam Field, AZ (FLG/KFLG), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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

Bronnen:
» NTSB id LAX95FA076


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Kaart
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 Flagstaff-Pulliam Field, AZ en Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ bedraagt 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 Networkís 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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