Accident
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 7 Juni 2008
Zeit:13:50
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Fluggesellschaft:Patagonia Airlines
Kennzeichen: CC-CTR
Werknummer: 208B-1137
Baujahr: 2005
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:18 km (11.3 Meilen) W of La Junta (   Chile) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Puerto Montt-Marcel Marchant Airport (SCPF), Chile
Flug nach:La Junta Airport (SCLJ), Chile
Unfallbericht:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan passenger plane was damaged beyond repair in an accident near La Junta, Chile. The pilot died in the accident but all nine passengers survived.
Grand Caravan CC-CTR was scheduled to take off at 09:30 local time but poor weather conditions en route forced the pilot to postpone the flight. The Cessna eventually took off from Puerto Montt (PMC) at 13:15, bound for La Junta, where it was expected to arrive at 14:25.
The airplane failed to arrive at the destination and was declared missing. The next day ELT signals from the plane were received near Yeco, but fresh snow hampered search crew from finding the missing airplane. The plane was finally located on June 11 at 12:30. The aircraft had crashed in a forested mountain slope at an altitude of 3300 feet. All passengers had survived.


MOST PROBABLE CAUSE (translated from Spanish): Operational error by the pilot in command, to continue a VFR flight after entering IMC, losing visual references that would guarantee to maintain separation with terrain, and inadvertently hitting a hill.
CONTRIBUTING FACTOR:
Inadequate planning by the pilot in command in not considering the weather conditions on the route and destination.

Informationsquelle:
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Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: DGAC Chile
report status: Final
report number: Accidente 1488
report released:19-MAY-2010
duration of investigation:711 days (1 year 11.5 months)
download report: Final report (DGAC Chile Accidente 1488)

Sicherheitsempfehlungen

DGAC Chile issued 3 Safety Recommendations

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Distance from Puerto Montt-Marcel Marchant Airport to La Junta Airport as the crow flies is 283 km (177 miles).

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