Accident
Last updated: 1 October 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 23 oktober 1987
Tijd:04:23
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208A Cargomaster
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Federal Express
Registratie: N828FE
Constructienummer: 208-00073
Bouwjaar: 1985
Aantal vlieguren:1721
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Fairfield, CA (   Verenigde Staten) show on map
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Reno/Tahoe International Airport, NV (RNO/KRNO), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
While cruising in IMC the pilot encountered moderate to severe turbulence near an area where weather cells could have been observed on the
aircraft's radar. The pilot reversed course, declared an emergency and lost control of the aircraft. The aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent, collided with terrain and was destroyed. It was reported that the newly hired pilot did not understand the Caravan's weather radar (nor was she required to by operator or FAA).


PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot's encounter with severe turbulence which precipitated a loss of aircraft control. "

Bronnen:
» NTSB Id LAX88FA020


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Oakland International Airport, CA en Reno/Tahoe International Airport, NV bedraagt 289 km (180 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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