Accident Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster N236KA,
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Date:Monday 16 January 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Owner/operator:Kamaka Air
Registration: N236KA
MSN: 208B2034
Year of manufacture:2008
Total airframe hrs:11160 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:3,6 km WSW of Molokai/Kaunakakai Airport, HI (MKK) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Honolulu-Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL)
Destination airport:Molokai/Kaunakakai Airport, HI (MKK/PHMK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster crashed while on approach to Molokai/Kaunakakai Airport (MKK), Hawaii, USA.
The pilot reported to the NTSB that he was conducting an instrument approach to runway 05 in dark night conditions, and during the approach he thought the airplane was too high. The pilot performed a left turn circling procedure to lose altitude. During the turn, the pilot loss sight of the runway and the airplane impacted terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings.

Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate altitude during a circling approach procedure in dark night visual meteorological conditions, which resulted in a collision with terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC23LA012
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report



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