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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201859
Last updated: 18 June 2019
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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:Corporate Air
Registration: N980FE
C/n / msn: 208B0108
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cody, WY -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:COD
Destination airport:Riverton, WY (RIW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot said that while he was taxiing out for takeoff on runway 22, he was monitoring the airport's Automatic Weather Observation Station (AWOS), and winds were reported to be gusting 34 to 36 knots. While turning from northwest to northeast on the taxiways, the airplane's left wing lifted up and the airplane nosed down. The AWOS wind report approximately 3 minutes after the accident was 250 degrees at 27 knots, gusting to 43 knots. The manufacturer's Information Manual for this airplane states that the maximum demonstrated crosswind velocity is 20 knots (not a limitation).
Probable Cause: The pilot's inability to maintain aircraft control due to unfavorable winds conditions.



Revision history:

25-Nov-2017 21:10 ASN Update Bot Added

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