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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Datum:woensdag 29 oktober 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Vloog voor:Corporate Air
Gehuurd van:FedEx
Registratie: N791FE
Constructienummer: 208B-0289
Bouwjaar: 1991
Aantal vlieguren:6885
Aantal vluchten:6599
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:0,5 km (0.3 mijl) SW of Cody-Yellowstone Regional Airport, WY (COD) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Casper Airport, WY (CPR/KCPR), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cody-Yellowstone Regional Airport, WY (COD/KCOD), Verenigde Staten
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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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 Casper Airport, WY en Cody-Yellowstone Regional Airport, WY bedraagt 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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