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Last updated: 26 September 2018
Fecha:lunes 6 diciembre 1999
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operador:Arctic Circle Air Service
Registración: N5187B
Numéro de série: 208B0270
Año de Construcción: 1991
Horas Totales de la Célula:6105
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:cerca Bethel Airport, AK (BET) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Marshall Airport, AK (MLL/PADM), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 30
While departing Bethel (BET) runway 36, about 100 feet (30 m) above the runway, the pilot retracted the flaps to he 10 degrees position. As the airplane climbed to about 200 feet (60 m) above the runway, he retracted the remaining 10 degrees of flaps, and the airplane began to descend. The pilot said full power was already applied to the engine, but the airplane continued to descend. The airplane landed on the runway, about 200 feet from the runway threshold, and continued off the end of the runway, into soft, snow-covered terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the propeller, fuselage, and wings.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inadequate preflight and his failure to remove snow and airframe ice from the airplane."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: ANC00LA017
Download report: Summary report



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Distance from Bethel Airport, AK to Marshall Airport, AK as the crow flies is 120 km (75 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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