ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster N208AD Lorain County Regional Airport, OH (LPR)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 15 May 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operator:DK&L Company
Registration: N208AD
MSN: 208B0063
First flight: 1987
Total airframe hrs:12059
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:7 km (4.4 mls) W of Lorain County Regional Airport, OH (LPR) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Lorain County Regional Airport, OH (LPR), United States of America
Destination airport:Anderson Municipal Airport, IN (AID/KAID), United States of America
The pilot reported that for takeoff, both fuel selectors were ON, and his initial climb was conducted at 90 to 100 knots, with a 10 to 15 degree pitch attitude. He momentarily leveled at 2,200 feet, and sensed a decrease in engine torque. The low fuel pressure light illuminated, and the fuel flow was lower than normal. The pilot turned the boost pump and ignition ON, and there was no change in engine condition or fuel flow, and the low fuel pressure light remained illuminated. He then advanced the power lever to the full power position, and there was no response from the engine. The pilot heard what he thought was an engine noise, which he described as a decreasing sound. He set up for a forced landing in a field. The airplane came to rest near a residence, inverted.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to verify the position of the fuel selectors prior to takeoff, which resulted in a power loss due to fuel starvation. A factor was the failure of the fuel selector warning horn."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: NYC03LA107
Download report: Summary report

Fuel starvation
Forced landing outside airport



photo of Cessna-208B-Super-Cargomaster-N208AD
accident date: 15-05-2003
type: Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
registration: N208AD

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lorain County Regional Airport, OH to Anderson Municipal Airport, IN as the crow flies is 318 km (199 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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