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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Date:Thursday 19 June 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Grant Aviation
Registration: N208SM
MSN: 208B0749
First flight: 1999
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: Repaired
Location:near Egegik, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The pilot was departing from a road lined with refrigeration trailers located on a tidal beach at Egegik, Alaska. He said that during the takeoff roll he noticed a red buoy located in his departure path. He reduced the throttle and attempted to maneuver around the buoy striking the right wing on a refrigeration trailer. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot stated that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause:

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's loss of situational awareness during the takeoff roll resulting in a collision with a refrigeration trailer.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 97 days (3 months)
Accident number: ANC14CA044
Download report: Summary report


Runway mishap



photo of Cessna-208B-Grand-Caravan-N208SM
accident date: 19-06-2014
type: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
registration: N208SM
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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