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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Datum:maandag 9 oktober 2000
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: N941FE
Constructienummer: 208B-0192
Bouwjaar: 1989
Aantal vlieguren:3526
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Lummi Island, WA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bellingham Airport, WA (BLI/KBLI), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Eastsound-Orcas Island Airport, WA (ESD/KORS), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 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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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 Bellingham Airport, WA en Eastsound-Orcas Island Airport, WA bedraagt 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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