Final Report: Ice cited in Caravan accident

Aviation International News » March 2008
March 3, 2008, 9:12 AM

Cessna 208B Caravan, San Angelo, Texas, Jan. 24, 2003–The NTSB said the Caravan crashed during a simulated forced landing because the flight crew failed to cycle the de-ice boots and failed to maintain adequate airspeed during the maneuver. A contributing factor was the ice accumulation on the airfoils’ leading edges. On a proficiency flight check, the Caravan stalled and hit a powerline and a dirt field, seriously injuring both pilots. Witnesses reported hearing the sound of an engine “surging.” They saw between a quarter-inch and one inch of ice on the airplane. The airplane was registered to FedEx and was operated by Baron Aviation Services, of Vichy, Mo.

FILED UNDER: 
Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.

 
X