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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 6 janvier 2011
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Compagnie:Hageland Aviation Services
Immatriculation: N715HE
Numéro de série: 208B-0603
Année de Fabrication: 1997
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Kipnuk Airport, AK (KPN) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Kipnuk Airport, AK (KPN/PAKI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 161
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan passenger plane, registered N715HE, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Kipnuk Airport, AK (KPN), USA. All four passengers and two crew members were not injured. The airplane operated on Hageland flight 161 from Bethel Airport, AK (BET) to Kipnuk Airport, AK (KPN).
Following a normal approach to runway 33, the captain landed long to avoid a bump in the runway. As the airplane touched down on the runway, he applied brakes and moved the propeller into beta. During the landing roll, he realized the airplane was still traveling fast, and he did not have enough area to abort the landing, so he applied maximum brakes. The airplane continued off the departure end (north side) of runway 33, and impacted a ditch, which resulted in the airplane coming to rest right wing and nose low. The captain said that at the time of the accident, the runway contained packed snow and ice.
Examination of the airplane by the captain revealed that the right wing was bent upwards about 3 to 4 feet inboard from the wingtip.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot’s decision to land long on the icy snow-covered runway, resulting in a runway excursion and collision with terrain."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 125 days (4 months)
Accident number: ANC11LA009
Download report: Summary report

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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 Bethel Airport, AK et Kipnuk Airport, AK est de 152 km (95 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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