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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 23 Dezember 1999
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Fluggesellschaft:M&N Aviation
Kennzeichen: N1315A
Werknummer: 208B0655
Baujahr: 1998
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Adjuntas (   Puerto Rico)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Ponce-Mercedita Airport (PSE/TJPS),
Flug nach:Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport (BQN/TJBQ),
The Cessna Caravan departed Ponce (PSE) at 15:26 without filing a flight plan. The flight was about 30 miles (48 km) north west of Ponce when low clouds and heavy turbulence were encountered. The airplane collided with trees as the pilot maneuvered to maintain visual conditions. The terrain elevation at the approximate location of the accident site was 2500 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot continued flight into adverse weather conditions that included low ceiling and turbulence. Factors to the accident were trees."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 years
Accident number: ATL00LA018
Download report: Summary report



photo of Cessna-208B-Caravan-I-N1315A
accident date: 23-12-1999
type: Cessna 208B Caravan I
registration: N1315A

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Ponce-Mercedita Airport to Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport as the crow flies is 80 km (50 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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