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Last updated: 28 October 2020
Datum:vrijdag 23 oktober 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208A Cargomaster
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Federal Express
Registratie: N828FE
Constructienummer: 20800073
Bouwjaar: 1985
Aantal vlieguren:1721
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Fairfield, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Reno/Tahoe International Airport, NV (RNO/KRNO), Verenigde Staten
While cruising in IMC the pilot encountered moderate to severe turbulence near an area where weather cells could have been observed on the aircraft's radar. The pilot reversed course, declared an emergency and lost control of the aircraft. The aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent, collided with terrain and was destroyed. It was reported that the newly hired pilot did not understand the Caravan's weather radar (nor was she required to by operator or FAA).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot's encounter with severe turbulence which precipitated a loss of aircraft control. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: LAX88FA020
Download report: Summary report

» NTSB Id LAX88FA020


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Oakland International Airport, CA en Reno/Tahoe International Airport, NV bedraagt 289 km (180 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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