Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 18 février 2010
Heure:18:41
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Opérant pour:FedEx Express
Loué à :West Air
Immatriculation: N892FE
Numéro de série: 208B-0222
Année de Fabrication: 1990
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Sacramento International Airport, CA (SMF) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Arcata Airport, CA (ACV/KACV), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Sacramento International Airport, CA (SMF/KSMF), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Cessna 208B, N892FE, struck a bird while on approach to Sacramento International Airport, CA (SMF). The commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight plan was in effect.
According to the pilot, he was approaching runway 16R. The airplane was on final approach at 300 feet above ground level when the pilot saw about five large birds. The pilot felt an impact to the airplane and the airplane rolled to the right as speed was reduced. The pilot corrected the roll with opposite aileron and rudder input and the aircraft landed on runway 16R.
Post accident examination showed damage to the right wing landing/taxi light area. Impact to the spar web resulted in the spar cap twisting downward. Two holes were punctured through the spar web. The sheet metal directly behind the landing light assembly was torn loose. Additionally, some control loss was experienced by the pilot due to the aileron control cables being pushed out of position.

Remains from the bird were recovered from the damage site and sent to the Smithsonian Institute for identification. According to the test results, the remains were identified as tundra swan.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "An in-flight collision with a bird while on final approach."

Sources:
» NTSB


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Arcata Airport, CA et Sacramento International Airport, CA est de 330 km (206 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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