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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 19 June 2014
Time:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Grant Aviation
Registration: N208SM
C/n / msn: 208B-0749
First flight: 1999
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Egegik, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The pilot was departing from a road lined with refrigeration trailers located on a tidal beach at Egegik, Alaska. He said that during the takeoff roll he noticed a red buoy located in his departure path. He reduced the throttle and attempted to maneuver around the buoy striking the right wing on a refrigeration trailer. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot stated that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause:

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's loss of situational awareness during the takeoff roll resulting in a collision with a refrigeration trailer.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 97 days (3 months)
Accident number: ANC14CA044
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» FAA
» NTSB


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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