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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199437
Last updated: 9 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Owner/operator:Air Choice One
Registration: N732MD
C/n / msn: 208B1083
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Chicago, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Ironwood, MI (IWD)
Destination airport:Chicago, IL (ORD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
After landing in night visual meteorological conditions, the commuter flight proceeded to taxi to the ramp. Upon coming to a service road perpendicular to the taxiway, a vehicle moved directly across the airplane’s taxi path. The flight crew immediately applied brakes to stop. While braking, the airplane’s tail rocked aft and struck the ground. The flight crew contacted ground control to inform them about the vehicle incident and resumed taxi to the ramp, and the driver of the vehicle radioed the tower, informing them that he had cut off an aircraft. An inspection of the airplane by the operator revealed structural damage to the aft pressure bulkhead resulting from the tail strike.

Probable Cause: The failure of the driver of the service vehicle to yield to the taxiing airplane, which resulted in a near-collision and tail strike.



Revision history:

06-Sep-2017 07:05 ASN Update Bot Added

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