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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Fecha:martes 17 diciembre 2002
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Registración: N277PM
Numéro de série: 208B0143
Año de Construcción: 1988
Horas Totales de la Célula:10120
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:3,4 km (2.1 milles) SW of Rockford-Greater Rockford Airport, IL (RFD) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Decatur Airport, IL (DEC/KDEC), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Rockford-Greater Rockford Airport, IL (RFD/KRFD), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:1627
The Cessna 208 departed Decatur (DEC) at 21:54, transporting cargo for United Parcel Service (UPS) to Rockford (RFD). At 22:49 the pilot was cleared for the ILS runway 07 approach. One minute later the local controller issued the winds as 140 degrees at 18 knots and cleared the flight to land. On finals the Cessna struck trees and crashed on a plowed cornfield.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during the ILS approach. Factors associated with the accident were the low ceilings, high winds, crosswind, and wind shear conditions that existed."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: CHI03FA041
Download report: Summary report



photo of Cessna-208B-Super-Cargomaster-N277PM
accident date: 17-12-2002
type: Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
registration: N277PM

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 Decatur Airport, IL to Rockford-Greater Rockford Airport, IL as the crow flies is 261 km (163 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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