Flugunfall 06 DEC 2004 einer Cessna 208B Grand Caravan N25SA - Bellevue, ID
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Montag 6 Dezember 2004
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Fluggesellschaft:Salmon Air
Kennzeichen: N25SA
Werknummer: 208B0866
Baujahr: 2000
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:11 km (6.9 Meilen) S of Bellevue, ID (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), USA
Flug nach:Hailey-Friedman Memorial Airport, ID (SUN/KSUN), USA
The aircraft collided with flat open terrain while on an RNAV (GPS) approach to Sun Valley's (SUN) runway 31. The Cessna was operating on a cargo flight under contract with United Parcel Service. The pilot of a Cessna Citation 525, who flew the same approach about 20 minutes prior to the accident, reported his aircraft was picking up moderate mixed ice on the wings and windshield.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control while on approach for landing in icing conditions. Inadequate airspeed was a factor."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 281 days (9 months)
Accident number: SEA05FA025
Download report: Summary report



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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 Salt Lake City International Airport, UT to Hailey-Friedman Memorial Airport, ID as the crow flies is 355 km (222 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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