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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 15 janvier 2013
Heure:19:58
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Compagnie:Martinaire
Immatriculation: N1120N
Numéro de série: 208B-0386
Année de Fabrication: 1994
Heures de vol:10132
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: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:2,5 km (1.6 milles) W of Pellston Regional Airport, MI (PLN) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Pellston Regional Airport, MI (PLN/KPLN), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Lansing-Capital City Airport, MI (LAN/KLAN), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 605
Détails:
A Cessna 208B Cargomaster, N1120N, crashed shortly after takeoff from Pellston Regional Airport, MI (PLN). It came down in a wooded area, killing the pilot.
The pilot had flown from Sault Ste. Marie-Chippewa County Airport, MI (CIU) and landed at Pellston to refuel the airplane and pick up 570 pounds of cargo. After the airplane was refueled and the cargo was loaded, the pilot taxied to runway 23 and departed. The airplane entered a right bank almost immediately after takeoff, and climbed to an altitude of about 260 feet above ground level (AGL) before it began to descend. The airplane impacted trees and came to rest in a heavily wooded area.
There was no evidence of preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. Also, the

The automatic weather observations at Pellston Airport about the time of the accident (about 22:00 LT / 02:00 UTC] were:

[22:54 LT: ]

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inadvertent controlled descent into terrain due to spatial disorientation. Contributing to the accident was lack of visual reference due to night conditions."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: CEN13FA135
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» FAA
» Flightaware
» upnorthlive.com
» NTSB

METAR Weather report:
01:54 UTC / 21:54 local time:
KPLN 160154Z AUTO 21012G17KT 10SM OVC050 M03/M08 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP207 T10331083

02:54 UTC / 22:54 local time:
KPLN 160254Z AUTO 18007KT 10SM OVC050 M03/M08 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP199 T10331083 58022
Wind 180 degrees at 7 knots; Visibility: 10 or more miles; overcast cloud deck at 5000 feet AGL; Temperature: -3°C; Dewpoint: -8°C; Pressure 1018.4 mb

23:54 UTC / 20:54 local time:
KPLN 152354Z AUTO 21010G16KT 10SM BKN036 BKN048 OVC055 M03/M09 A3014 RMK AO2 SNE2257 SLP223 P0000 60000


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Plan
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 Pellston Regional Airport, MI et Lansing-Capital City Airport, MI est de 309 km (193 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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