Accident
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 18 februari 2010
Tijd:18:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Vloog voor:FedEx Express
Gehuurd van:West Air
Registratie: N892FE
Constructienummer: 208B-0222
Bouwjaar: 1990
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Sacramento International Airport, CA (SMF) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Arcata Airport, CA (ACV/KACV), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Sacramento International Airport, CA (SMF/KSMF), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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."

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Arcata Airport, CA en Sacramento International Airport, CA bedraagt 330 km (206 miles).

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.
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