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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226952
Last updated: 14 July 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:Grant Aviation
Registration: N9448B
C/n / msn: 208B0121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bethel Airport (BET/PABE), AK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nelson Island
Destination airport:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE)
A Grant Aviation Cessna 208B Grand Caravan was destroyed when it impacted the runway at high speed during a landing attempt at Bethel Airport, Alaska, USA. The pilot and five passengers survived the accident, three passengers received minor injures. A fire erupted after the accident.

During the landing flare, the airplane floated down the runway, and the pilot executed a go-around, due to insufficient runway distance remaining. He advanced the throttle to maximum (red line), and retracted the flaps to 20, while increasing the airplane's pitch attitude. As the airplane climbed out, the pilot transmitted on the tower frequency that he was going around. The pilot recalled that the tower controller urgently instructed him twice to "turn left immediately." He said that as he initiated the turn to the left, the airplane suddenly stalled, rolled right and descended, impacting the ground in a right wing low attitude.

Sources:,P95_LOC_CITY_NAME,P95_REGIST_NBR:08-JUL-19,BETHEL,N9448B (photo)

Revision history:

09-Jul-2019 01:41 Geno Added
09-Jul-2019 06:11 Chieftain Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]
09-Jul-2019 07:51 gerard57 Updated [Source]
09-Jul-2019 10:54 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
09-Jul-2019 14:00 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
09-Jul-2019 14:44 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2019 17:01 harro Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Jul-2019 06:36 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Embed code]
02-Mar-2020 21:53 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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