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Last updated: 25 September 2018
Fecha:lunes 9 octubre 2000
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operado por:Empire Airlines
Alquilado a :FedEx
Registración: N941FE
Numéro de série: 208B0192
Año de Construcción: 1989
Horas Totales de la Célula:3526
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Lummi Island, WA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bellingham Airport, WA (BLI/KBLI), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Eastsound-Orcas Island Airport, WA (ESD/KORS), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 665
Flight 665 departed Bellingham (BLI) at 09:43 on a Special VFR ATC clearance for a flight to Orcas Island (ESD). The aircraft was seen flying in and out of clouds at a low altitude until it struck wooded terrain at an altitude of about 220 feet (67 m) asl.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's attempted flight into known adverse weather conditions, and his subsequent failure to maintain altitude above, or clearance with, trees. Factors contributing to the accident included low ceilings, fog, the pilot's low-altitude flight, rising terrain, and trees."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 12 months
Accident number: SEA01FA001
Download report: Summary report



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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 Bellingham Airport, WA to Eastsound-Orcas Island Airport, WA as the crow flies is 29 km (18 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the 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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