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Last updated: 22 January 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 24 mei 2017
Tijd:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Alaska Seaplanes
Registratie: N1265U
Constructienummer: 20800375
Bouwjaar: 2004
Aantal vlieguren:2338
Motoren: 1 Honeywell TPE331-12JR
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Elfin Cove Seaplane Base, AK (ELV) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Juneau International Airport, AK (JNU/PAJN), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Elfin Cove SPB, AK (ELV/PAEL), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The pilot of the float-equipped airplane reported that, during a water landing, he "misread the size of the swell". He added that, immediately after touchdown the airplane jumped a swell, which resulted in a tail low hard landing. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to recognize the magnitude of the swell size during landing, which resulted in
a tail-low hard water landing. "

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 244 days (8 months)
Accident number: GAA17CA332
Download report: Summary report

Bronnen:
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Kaart
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 Juneau International Airport, AK en Elfin Cove SPB, AK bedraagt 104 km (65 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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