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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 29 junio 2019
Hora:09:10
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operador:ISR Aviation LLC
Registración: N80JF
Numéro de série: 208B0352
Año de Construcción: 1993
Motores: 1 Honeywell TPE331-12JR
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Plant City-Blackwater Creek Ultralight Flightpark, FL (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Paracaídismo
Aeropuerto de Salida:Plant City-Blackwater Creek Ultralight Flightpark, FL, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Plant City-Blackwater Creek Ultralight Flightpark, FL, Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
A Cessna 208B, N80JF, was substantially damaged while landing at Blackwater Creek Ultralight Flightpark (9FD2), Plant City, Florida. The pilot was not injured.
According to the pilot, the airplane performed normally during the preflight, takeoff, and skydiving operations. Then, while on the final approach leg to runway 35, about 80 ft above ground level and a "few feet before the threshold," the windshield became "foggy outside" and the pilot could not see the runway. He did not attempt to abort the landing because the jumpers were in the area and he did not want to risk hitting any of them or trees surrounding the runway. The pilot maintained the airplane heading and descent, he felt the main landing gear touchdown, applied reverse thrust, and then felt the nose landing gear collapse before the propeller struck the ground and the airplane came to rest.
An NTSB review of a witness video recording revealed that during the landing, the nose landing gear contacted the runway first, followed by the main landing gear, and the airplane bounced. Next, the nose landing gear impacted the runway prior to collapsing and the airplane continued down the runway out of view.
An examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the nose landing gear separated from the airplane. In addition, part of the fuselage structure and an engine mount were substantially damaged.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "The pilot's improper landing flare due to reduced visibility from a foggy windshield and his failure to use the airplane’s windshield defrost system, which resulted in a hard landing and subsequent nose landing gear collapse."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: ERA19TA211
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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photo of Cessna-208B-Grand-Caravan-N80JF
accident date: 29-06-2019
type: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
registration: N80JF
 

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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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