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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Fecha:jueves 19 junio 2014
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operador:Grant Aviation
Registración: N208SM
Numéro de série: 208B-0749
Año de Construcción: 1999
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:cerca Egegik, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
The pilot was departing from a road lined with refrigeration trailers located on a tidal beach at Egegik, Alaska. He said that during the takeoff roll he noticed a red buoy located in his departure path. He reduced the throttle and attempted to maneuver around the buoy striking the right wing on a refrigeration trailer. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot stated that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause:

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's loss of situational awareness during the takeoff roll resulting in a collision with a refrigeration trailer.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 97 days (3 months)
Accident number: ANC14CA044
Download report: Summary report



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