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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 23 diciembre 1999
Hora:16:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operador:M&N Aviation
Registración: N1315A
Numéro de série: 208B-0655
Año de Construcción: 1998
Horas Totales de la Célula:1427
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: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Adjuntas (   Puerto Rico)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 762 m (2500 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Ponce-Mercedita Airport (PSE/TJPS), Puerto Rico
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport (BQN/TJBQ), Puerto Rico
Descripción:
The Cessna Caravan departed Ponce (PSE) at 15:26 without filing a flight plan. The flight was about 30 miles (48 km) north west of Ponce when low clouds and heavy turbulence were encountered. The airplane collided with trees as the pilot maneuvered to maintain visual conditions. The terrain elevation at the approximate location of the accident site was 2500 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot continued flight into adverse weather conditions that included low ceiling and turbulence. Factors to the accident were trees."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 12 months
Accident number: ATL00LA018
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Ponce-Mercedita Airport to Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport as the crow flies is 80 km (50 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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