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Last updated: 19 September 2018
Datum:donderdag 23 september 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Eagle Air Cargo
Registratie: N7392B
Constructienummer: 208B0045
Bouwjaar: 1987
Aantal vlieguren:11945
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:2 km (1.3 mijl) S of Gwinner-Roger Melroe Field Airport, ND (GWR) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fergus Falls Airport, MN (FFM/KFFM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Gwinner-Roger Melroe Field Airport, ND (GWR), Verenigde Staten
The flight departed Fergus Falls (FFM) at 23:07 for a cargo flight to Gwinner (GWR). Because the ceiling at Gwinner was below the minimum descent altitude (MDA) the pilot decided to divert to Fargo (FAR). However, he was not able to contact ATC and elected to continue to Gwinner. Weather at Gwinner was: wind from 250 degrees at 8 knots; overcast sky at 400 feet above ground level (agl); temperature and dew point were 10 degrees Celsius; and the altimeter setting was 29.70 inches of Mercury. At MDA the pilot observed the runway and continued the approach. About 2 km short of the airport, the aircraft impacted an open field.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain altitude during the circling maneuver. Contributing factors were the pilot's improper decision to execute the approach when weather conditions were below minimums and the low light (dark night) conditions."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 188 days (6 months)
Accident number: CHI04LA278
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 Fergus Falls Airport, MN en Gwinner-Roger Melroe Field Airport, ND bedraagt 114 km (71 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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