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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Datum:donderdag 23 december 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:M&N Aviation
Registratie: N1315A
Constructienummer: 208B0655
Bouwjaar: 1998
Aantal vlieguren:1427
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Adjuntas (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Ponce-Mercedita Airport (PSE/TJPS), Puerto Rico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport (BQN/TJBQ), Puerto Rico
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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Ponce-Mercedita Airport en Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport bedraagt 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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