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Accident description
Last updated: 19 November 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 3 July 2017
Time:18:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operator:Martinaire
Registration: N9714B
C/n / msn: 208B-0153
First flight: 1989
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Alpine Airport, TX (ALE), United States of America
Destination airport:Eagle Pass-Maverick County Airport, TX (EGP), United States of America
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster cargo plane was damaged beyond repair in forced landing near Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, Texas, USA. The pilot surived the accident.
The flight departed about 18:12. While climbing through about 500 ft agl, the pilot heard a loud bang, followed by a squealing noise and an immediate loss of engine power. The pilot released back pressure on the controls and pulled the propeller control to feather. During the forced landing, the right and left wings were damaged due to impact with power poles and the airplane came to rest in a field near Highway 118.

Classification:
All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» NewsWest9
» 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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