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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 12 May 2016
Time:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Parachute Center
Registration: N1114A
C/n / msn: 208B-0309
First flight: 1992
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:ca 0,6 km E of Lodi Airport (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Lodi Airport, CA, United States of America
Destination airport:Lodi Airport, CA, United States of America
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan sustained substantial damage in a forced landing in a vineyard, shortly after takeoff from Lodi Airport, California. The pilot suffered a minor injury, but none of the 17 skydivers on board were injured.
The pilot reported that following takeoff from runway 26, he made a right turn and continued his climb for the skydive drop, however, while passing through 1,000 feet above ground level, the engine lost power. The pilot initiated a turn toward the airport, however, realized he was unable to make it, and landed in an open field. During the landing roll, the airplane exited the field, crossed E Jahant Road, impacted a truck, continued into a vineyard, and nosed over.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: WPR16LA107

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» ABC
» LA Times
» NTSB


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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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