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Accident
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 7 avril 1998
Heure:08:38
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Opérant pour:Corporate Air
Loué à :FedEx
Immatriculation: N868FE
Numéro de série: 208B-0193
Année de Fabrication: 1989
Heures de vol:6140
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
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:2,6 km (1.6 milles) SE of Bismarck Municipal Airport, ND (BIS) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Grand Forks Airport, ND (GFK/KGFK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Bismarck Airport, ND (BIS/KBIS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:8738
Détails:
Flight 8738 departed Grand Forks (GFK) at 07:28, with 2710 pounds (1229 kg) of cargo for a flight to Bismarck (BIS). N868FE was cleared to climb to 6000 feet msl after takeoff from Grand Forks. Shortly after takeoff the pilot requested a climb to 8000 feet msl due to icing. The pilot was issued a climb to 7000 feet msl. N868FE then contacted Minneapolis ARTCC and stated to the controller that he was not picking up any more ice at 7000 feet msl and that he was on top of the clouds. The pilot informed the controller that the ice he had picked up was mixed and that it was like wet droplets running back over the wing and freezing. The pilot of N868FE was instructed to contact Bismarck Approach who issued vectors and cleared the pilot for the ILS runway 31 approach. The pilot then contacted the Bismarck Tower and was cleared to land at 08:36. The pilot's acknowledgment was the last radio contact with the flight. The airplane impacted the terrain in a field approximately 1.6 miles from the end of runway 31. It appeared that the pilot completed his Caravan I Initial Pilot Training Course on March 27, 1998. He had just 18.9 hours on type of which 1.9 hours of actual instrument time.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during the approach which resulted in an inadvertent stall. Factors associated with the accident were the icing conditions and the pilot's low level experience in this make and model of airplane. "

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: CHI98FA119
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
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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 Grand Forks Airport, ND et Bismarck Airport, ND est de 297 km (186 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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