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Non hull-loss description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Wednesday 20 August 2014
Time:ca 17:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Martinaire
Registration: N4698B
C/n / msn: 208B-0175
First flight: 1989
Total airframe hrs:13172
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Raleigh/Durham International Airport, NC (RDU) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan sustained substantial damage when it was flown over during a storm at Raleigh/Durham International Airport, NC (RDU).
The aircraft was parked on the UPS ramp when a thunderstorm hit the airport at 17:22 hours local time. The temperature dropped from 32°C to 23°C in 27 minutes time and the wind speed increased from 5 knots to 22 knots at 17:54 hours. Wind gusts of 43 knots were recorded. The airplane was blown onto its back, causing substantial damage to the tail and rear fuselage. A propeller blade was bent, the right hand wing tip folded and the wind screen was shattered.

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Sources:
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» Wunderground.com


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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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