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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Thursday 29 November 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Registration: N1324G
MSN: 208B0777
First flight: 1999
Total airframe hrs:7371
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bryans Corner, OK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Guymon Municipal Airport, OK (GUY/KGUY), United States of America
Destination airport:Woodward-West Woodward Airport, OK (WWR/KWWR), United States of America
A Cessna 208B airplane, N1324G, was substantially damaged during an off-airport landing near Bryans Corner, Oklahoma, following a loss of engine power while departing from Guymon Municipal Airport (GUY), Oklahoma. The pilot sustained minor injuries. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cargo flight, which had an intended destination of West Woodward Airport (WWR), Oklahoma.
While climbing through approximately 7,000 feet above mean sea level (MSL), the pilot reported that a loud bang occurred, followed by the propeller spooling down towards feather and stopping. The pilot attempted an unsuccessful air-start and an unsuccessful electric start. While trying to land on a two lane highway (U. S. Highway 412), the airplane hit a power line. The airplane subsequently suffered a hard landing, exited the highway on the left side, struck a power pole with the left wing tip and came to a stop within 50 feet of the north side of the highway.
An initial engine examination revealed mechanical and thermal damage to the turbine section of the engine.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The total loss of engine power as a result of a fractured compressor turbine blade due to fatigue cracking. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Accident number: CEN13FA080
Download report: Summary report


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Distance from Guymon Municipal Airport, OK to Woodward-West Woodward Airport, OK as the crow flies is 178 km (111 miles).

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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