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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:Dienstag 18 Oktober 2005
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Betrieben durch:Baron Aviation
Gemietet von :FedEx
Kennzeichen: N978FE
Werknummer: 208B-0105
Baujahr: 1988
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:6 km (3.8 Meilen) NE of Round Rock, TX (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, TX (AUS/KAUS), USA
Flug nach:Fort Worth Alliance Airport, TX (AFW/KAFW), USA
The Cessna 208B departed Austin (AUS) at 22:51. Shortly after departure, at an altitude of about 7000 feet the engine lost power. The pilot attempted to land the airplane in a vacant field; however, the right wing collided with a utility pole, and subsequent impact with the ground. The airplane came to rest on its nose, with the top of the airplane leaning against a residential building at 2030 North County Road 122. There were no reported injuries to anyone in the building.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of engine power due to the failure of the engine-driven fuel pump. A contributing factor was the inadequate inspection of the engine driven fuel pump."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 224 days (7 months)
Accident number: DFW06LA010
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 Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, TX to Fort Worth Alliance Airport, TX as the crow flies is 310 km (194 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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