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Last updated: 6 July 2020
Datum:Mittwoch 29 Oktober 2003
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Betrieben durch:Corporate Air
Gemietet von :FedEx
Kennzeichen: N791FE
Werknummer: 208B0289
Baujahr: 1991
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:6599
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,5 km (0.3 Meilen) SW of Cody-Yellowstone Regional Airport, WY (COD) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Casper Airport, WY (CPR/KCPR), USA
Flug nach:Cody-Yellowstone Regional Airport, WY (COD/KCOD), USA
Weather was poor as flight 8773 approached Cody (DOC). The Cessna entered a holding pattern from 08:19 to 08:37 until it was cleared for a runway 04 approach. The airplane crash-landed on Highway 14-16-20 just south of the airport. The plane then slipped through about 2 inches of slush on the highway, off an embankment and came to rest inverted in about 4 feet of water in Alkali Lake.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control. Contributing factors include the pilot's failure to divert to an alternate airport, an inadvertent stall, and the snow and icing conditions."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: DEN04MA015
Download report: Summary report


METAR Weather report:
15:55 UTC / 08:55 local time:
COD 291555Z 00000KT 1SM BKN002 OVC010 01/M02 A2944 RMK A01 -SN


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Casper Airport, WY to Cody-Yellowstone Regional Airport, WY as the crow flies is 271 km (169 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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