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Last updated: 17 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 6 novembre 2012
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Opérant pour:Baron Aviation
Loué à :FedEx
Immatriculation: N793FE
Numéro de série: 208B-0291
Année de Fabrication: 1991
Heures de vol:10852
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:3,3 km (2.1 milles) SW of Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS (ICT) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS (ICT/KICT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Garden City Municipal Airport, KS (GCK/KGCK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:8588
A Cessna 208B Cargomaster sustained substantial damage in an accident near Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS (ICT). The pilot was killed.
Baron Aviation flight 8588 to Garden City Municipal Airport, KS (GCK) took off at 07:37 from runway 19R at the Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS (ICT). The pilot climbed to an altitude of 4000 feet and initiated a return to the airport.
At 07:42, the pilot transmitted that his airplane had experienced a loss of engine power and that he was attempting to return to the departure airport. He then asked if there were any nearby airports because he was unable to reach ICT. The departure controller provided vectors toward an airstrip that was approximately 2.5 miles southeast of the airplane's position. At 07:43 the pilot advised that he could not see the airstrip because the airplane's windshield was contaminated with oil. At 07:44, the pilot transmitted that he was landing in a grass field. The airplane landed in a nearby agricultural field on a northeast heading. During the landing rollout the airplane impacted a hedgerow located at the northern edge of the field.

An engine examination after the accident revealed a failure of the engine gas generator initiating from a compressor turbine blade separation. Recovered engine parameter data indicated normal engine operation until the sudden loss of power. Additional data analysis did not reveal any abnormal engine parameter trends.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The total loss of engine power as a result of a fractured compressor turbine blade due to high-cycle fatigue."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 7 months
Accident number: CEN13FA049
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 Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS et Garden City Municipal Airport, KS est de 289 km (181 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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