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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Fecha:miércoles 29 octubre 2003
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operado por:Corporate Air
Alquilado a :FedEx
Registración: N791FE
Numéro de série: 208B-0289
Año de Construcción: 1991
Horas Totales de la Célula:6885
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
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:0,5 km (0.3 milles) SW of Cody-Yellowstone Regional Airport, WY (COD) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Casper Airport, WY (CPR/KCPR), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cody-Yellowstone Regional Airport, WY (COD/KCOD), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:8773
Weather was poor as flight 8773 approached Cody (DOC). The Cessna entered a holding pattern from 08:19 to 08:37 until it was cleared for a runway 04 approach. The airplane crash-landed on Highway 14-16-20 just south of the airport. The plane then slipped through about 2 inches of slush on the highway, off an embankment and came to rest inverted in about 4 feet of water in Alkali Lake.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control. Contributing factors include the pilot's failure to divert to an alternate airport, an inadvertent stall, and the snow and icing conditions."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: DEN04MA015
Download report: Summary report


METAR Weather report:
15:55 UTC / 08:55 local time:
COD 291555Z 00000KT 1SM BKN002 OVC010 01/M02 A2944 RMK A01 -SN


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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 Casper Airport, WY to Cody-Yellowstone Regional Airport, WY as the crow flies is 271 km (169 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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