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Last updated: 24 September 2018
Fecha:martes 26 abril 2011
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Registración: N208TF
Numéro de série: 208B0592
Año de Construcción: 1997
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En Espera (STD)
Aeropuerto de Salida:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP/KELP), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lubbock International Airport, TX (LBB/KLBB), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 224
A Cessna 208B cargo plane, registered N208TF, sustained substantial damage in an accident at El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP).
As the commercial pilot prepared for the evening cargo flight, the winds were reported as being strong and gusting. The pilot reported that he radioed the control tower for his flight clearance and the current wind conditions. Since the wind was higher than previously reported, the pilot told the tower that he would wait, before taxing further. The pilot added that after deciding to delay the flight and before he could shut down the airplane, a large gust of wind pushed the airplane’s nose left and lifted the left wing. The airplane’s propeller and right wing impacted the ground, bending the airplane’s right wing. At 1851 the automated weather reporting station, located on the airport, reported the wind at 270 degrees at 36 knots gusting to 48 knots.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's loss of control as result of the gusting wind."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 99 days (3 months)
Accident number: CEN11CA309
Download report: Summary report

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Distance from El Paso International Airport, TX to Lubbock International Airport, TX as the crow flies is 470 km (294 miles).

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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