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Accident description
Last updated: 25 May 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 21 July 2017
Time:17:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan
Operator:Tailwind Air Service
Registration: N802TW
C/n / msn: 208-00300
First flight: 1999
Total airframe hrs:1909
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Lower East River, New York, NY (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-Marine Air Terminal, NY (QNY), United States of America
Destination airport:East Hampton Airport, NY (HTO/KHTO), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft experienced a collapse of left float struts during takeoff attempts from New York Skyports Inc Seaplane Base, on the lower East River in New York City, New York. The floatplane came to rest with the left hand wing tip in the water. The ten occupants onboard were not injured and were rescued. The aircraft was towed to the shore.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: GAA17CA574

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Sources:
» Patch.com
» NBC New York


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Distance from New York-Marine Air Terminal, NY to East Hampton Airport, NY as the crow flies is 146 km (91 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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