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Last updated: 26 September 2018
Datum:vrijdag 21 december 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operated by:Hermens Air
On behalf of:MarkAir Express
Registratie: N9444F
Constructienummer: 20800104
Bouwjaar: 1986
Aantal vlieguren:1787
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 False Pass, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cold Bay Airport, AK (CDB/PACD), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:False Pass Airport, AK (KFP/PAKF), Verenigde Staten
The flight departed Cold Bay (CDB) for the 15 minute flight to False Pass (KFP). False Pass weather estimated was 400 feet overcast, 2-3 miles visibility in rain and fog, winds 25-30 knots. A fishing boat captain in area estimated winds down the mountain at 60 mph or greater. The aircraft crashed between two mountains after the pilot lost control.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper decision to continue flight into an area of mountainous terrain and adverse weather conditions. the terrain and weather were factors."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 12 months
Accident number: ANC91FA018
Download report: Summary report



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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 Cold Bay Airport, AK en False Pass Airport, AK bedraagt 59 km (37 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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