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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 11 November 2015
Time:08:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:SarTec Corp.
Registration: N617ST
C/n / msn: 208B-1044
First flight: 2004
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Grand Forks Airport, ND (GFK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Minneapolis-Flying Cloud Airport, MN (FCM/KFCM), United States of America
Destination airport:Grand Forks Airport, ND (GFK/KGFK), United States of America
Narrative:
The Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N617ST, tipped back and the tail struck the pavement while parked at the ramp at Grand Forks International Airport (KGFK), North Dakota. The pilot and nine passengers on board were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged.
Preliminary information indicates the airplane had landed and had taxied to the ramp. The pilot got out of the airplane was trying to position the tail stand. The airplane tipped back and struck the pavement with its tail, damaging two rear bulkheads and three stringers.

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Distance from Minneapolis-Flying Cloud Airport, MN to Grand Forks Airport, ND as the crow flies is 446 km (279 miles).

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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