Accident Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster N9714B,
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Date:Monday 3 July 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Registration: N9714B
MSN: 208B0153
Year of manufacture:1989
Total airframe hrs:94 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:near Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Alpine Airport, TX (ALE)
Destination airport:Eagle Pass-Maverick County Airport, TX (EGP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster cargo plane was seriously damaged 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.

Probable cause: "Fracture of a compressor turbine (CT) blade due to operational overtemperatures and the failure of a
maintenance technician to detect an existing crack in the CT blade during the last engine inspection."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN17LA254
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 11 months
Download report: Final report





photo (c) Brewster County Sheriff's Office; Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, TX; 03 July 2017

photo (c) Brewster County Sheriff's Office; Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, TX; 03 July 2017

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