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Last updated: 26 September 2018
Datum:donderdag 19 juni 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Grant Aviation
Registratie: N208SM
Constructienummer: 208B0749
Bouwjaar: 1999
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Egegik, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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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