Accident
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 11 Januar 1995
Zeit:18:05
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Betrieben durch:Empire Airlines
Gemietet von :FedEx
Kennzeichen: N746FE
Werknummer: 208B-0236
Baujahr: 1990
Betriebsstunden:2439
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2 km (1.3 Meilen) SSE of Flagstaff, AZ (   USA) show on map
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Flagstaff-Pulliam Field, AZ (FLG/KFLG), USA
Flug nach:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), USA
Unfallbericht:
Prior to departure from Flagstaff (FLG), the airplane was refuelled with 40 gals of jet A (20 gals per tank), which increased the total fuel load to 148 gallons. The aircraft took off from runway 21. Shortly after takeoff the pilot radioed that he was coming back, during which the background sound of the "fuel selector off" warning horn was heard. The Caravan was seen to enter a shallow left bank below the clouds as it descended into trees.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to properly configure the aircraft fuel system prior to takeoff, and his failure maintain an adequate terrain clearance altitude while manoeuvring to return to the airport. Factors in the accident were the dark night lighting conditions, low ceilings, restricted visibility conditions, and the pilot's diverted attention which resulted from activation of the airplane's fuel selector warning horn system. ".

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB id LAX95FA076


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Distance from Flagstaff-Pulliam Field, AZ to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ as the crow flies is 191 km (119 miles).

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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