Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 24 December 2005
Time:07:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operating for:Empire Airlines
Leased from:FedEx
Registration: N753FE
C/n / msn: 208B-0248
First flight: 1991
Total airframe hrs:7375
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Portland International Airport, OR (PDX) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Portland International Airport, OR (PDX/KPDX), United States of America
Destination airport:Roseburg Municipal Airport, OR (RBG), United States of America
Narrative:
The Cessna Caravan was cleared for takeoff from runway 21 at Portland (PDX). The aircraft did not gain height on takeoff and collided with a glide slope antenna and a fence. It continued across a slough, struck an embankment and came to rest about 900 feet from the departure end of the runway near hole 7 of the Broadmoor Golf Course.then crash-landed near hole 7 of the Broadmoor Golf Course.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A partial loss of engine power for an undetermined reason during the initial takeoff climb resulting in an in-flight collision with objects."

Events:

Sources:
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Distance from Portland International Airport, OR to Roseburg Municipal Airport, OR as the crow flies is 266 km (166 miles).

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