Narrative:A Cessna Grand Caravan, registration D-FOLE, was damaged following a midair collision with a Cessna FR172K Hawk XP. Both aircraft landed safely.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||06 MAY 2009|
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
|Operator:||OLT Ostfriesische Lufttransport|
|C/n / msn:|| 208B-0523|
|First flight:|| 1996|
|Total airframe hrs:||4778|
|Engines:|| 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||near Dornum (Germany)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Emden Airport (EME/EDWE), Germany|
|Destination airport:||Langeoog Airport (LGO/EDWL), Germany|
The Grand Caravan plane operated on a cargo flight from Emden Airport (EME) to Langeoog Airport (LGO). The flight was descending for Langeoog when it collided with Cessna FR172K Hawk XP, registration D-EISP (msn FR172-0633) operated by Frisia Luftverkehr Norddeich (FLN). The collision occurred at a height of 1000 feet. The Cessna 172 operated on a VFR flight from Wangerooge Airport (AGE) to Norden-Norddeich Airport (EDWS). The collision caused damage to the Caravan's right hand main gear and underbelly cargo pod. D-EISP lost a two metre long part of the right hand wing, but was able to divert to Emden for an emergency landing. D-FOLE continued to Langeoog were it landed safely.
» BFU Bulletin Mai 2009
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.