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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 5 septembre 2007
Heure:05:33
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Compagnie:Paragon Air Express
Immatriculation: N702PA
Numéro de série: 208B-0702
Année de Fabrication: 1998
Heures de vol:7844
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:13 km (8.1 milles) E of Cross City Airport, FL (CTY) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Mobile Downtown Airport, AL (BFM/KBFM), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The Cessna Caravan was on a reposition flight to Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA). The airplane was in cruise flight at 11,000 feet agl, 29 miles east of Cross City Airport in Florida, when suddenly with no warning or spool down time, the engine failed. The engine's gauges instantly went to zero. Upon the engine failure, the pilot declared an emergency with air traffic control and was advised that the closest airport was the Cross City Airport on a heading of 080 and 29 miles away. He turned the airplane toward the airport and went through the engine out procedures. The attempts to restart the engine were unsuccessful. He had the aircraft set up for best glide speed; the glide was approximately 22 miles. When the airplane was about 300 feet agl, he opened the crew door and latched it open. He slowed the airplane to just above stall speed before impacting the trees. Upon contact with the trees, he pulled back on the yoke and stalled the airplane into the trees. He was able to exit the airplane without assistance. The airplane came to rest 8.2 miles east of the Cross City Airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A total loss of engine power during cruise flight due to the fracture and separation of the compressor turbine blades for undetermined reasons. Contributing to the accident was the unsuitable terrain for a forced landing."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: MIA07LA140
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB
» FAA


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Mobile Downtown Airport, AL et Tampa International Airport, FL est de 608 km (380 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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