Narrative:The Caravan was overloaded by 360 lbs (163 kg) structurally and 1100lbs (500 kg) for flight in icing conditions. With moderate snow falling, the takeoff run on runway 15 was described as long. The wings were rocking and the plane struck trees and crashed. A FedEx Caravan crashed under the same circumstances just about 40 km (25 miles) away at 20:33.
|Date:||Monday 29 January 1990|
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
|C/n / msn:|| 208B-0169|
|First flight:|| 1989|
|Total airframe hrs:||371|
|Engines:|| 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1,6 km (1 mls) SE of Burlington International Airport, VT (BTV) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Burlington International Airport, VT (BTV/KBTV), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Albany Airport, NY (ALB/KALB), United States of America|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the pilot to de-ice the airplane prior to departure, and his decision to make the takeoff at a weight that exceeded both the maximum structural takeoff weight and the reduced takeoff weight allowed for icing conditions resulting in an inadvertent stall."
» NTSB id NYC90FA061
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Distance from Burlington International Airport, VT to Albany Airport, NY as the crow flies is 197 km (123 miles).