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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 5 March 2003
Time:11:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Wright Stuff
Registration: N9793B
C/n / msn: 208B-0114
First flight: 1988
Total airframe hrs:8274
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:1.8 km (1.1 mls) S of Creswell, OR (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Creswell-Hobby Field Airport, OR, United States of America
Destination airport:Cottage Grove State Airport, OR, United States of America
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff from Creswell at an altitude of 1,000 feet agl a total loss of engine power occurred, necessitating a forced landing. The airplane touched down uneventfully in an open pasture, but subsequently impacted trees at the end of a field resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Water contamination in the fuel system which resulted in a loss of engine power during the initial climb after takeoff, and the pilot's inadequate pre-flight inspection. Trees were a factor."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 209 days (7 months)
Accident number: SEA03LA043
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Fuel contamination
All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» NTSB SEA03LA043


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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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