Accident Cessna 208A Cargomaster N820FE,
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Date:Tuesday 27 February 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208A Cargomaster
Owner/operator:Federal Express
Registration: N820FE
MSN: 20800043
Year of manufacture:1985
Total airframe hrs:3227 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:4,8 km from Denver International Airport, CO (DEN) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE)
Destination airport:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Cessna Caravan was on an IFR flight to haul freight from Aspen (ASE) to Denver-Stapleton (DEN). Moderate to heavy icing conditions were forecast for the Denver area. While on an ILS runway 36 approach, the aircraft encountered icing conditions. Subsequently, it entered a steep descent and crashed short of the runway. The weather at Denver was reported as: clouds 800 feet scattered, 1000 feet broken, visibility 4 miles with freezing drizzle and snow showers, temperature 28 degrees F, dew point 25 degrees F.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accumulation of structural ice and subsequent stalling of the aircraft. The icing condition was a related factor."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DEN90FA068
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report




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