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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Sunday 5 June 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Air Choice One
Registration: N750Z
MSN: 208B1054
First flight: 2004
Total airframe hrs:6950
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Fort Dodge Airport, IA (FOD) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:Fort Dodge Airport, IA (FOD/KFOD), United States of America
Destination airport:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL), United States of America
While loading passengers the tail stand collapsed. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's failure to install the tail stand prior to passenger boarding, which resulted in a tail strike."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 87 days (3 months)
Accident number: GAA16CA308
Download report: Summary report

Damaged on the ground



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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 Fort Dodge Airport, IA to Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO as the crow flies is 529 km (330 miles).

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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