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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 29 janvier 1990
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operated by:Wiggins Airways
On behalf of:Federal Express
Immatriculation: N854FE
Numéro de série: 208B0172
Année de Fabrication: 1989
Heures de vol:390
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:3,2 km (2 milles) S of Plattsburgh-Clinton County Airport, NY (PLB) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Aéroport de départ:Plattsburgh-Clinton County Airport, NY (PLB/KPLB), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, NY (SYR/KSYR), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
The Cessna made a takeoff from runway 19 at Plattsburgh-Clinton County Airport (PLB) with light wet snow falling, at night. The airplane reached an altitude of 700 feet agl prior to making a steep descent, striking trees and impacting inverted. The accident airplane had come from a hangar and was not de-iced prior to departure.
Another Cessna Caravan (N4688B) crashed under the same circumstances just about 40 km (25 miles) away at 21:00 minutes.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of control in-flight after the airplane stalled during climbout. The stall resulted from a loss of lift due to a contaminated wing surface. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the pilot to de-ice the aircraft prior to departure."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 10 months
Accident number: NYC90FA060
Download report: Summary report
Language: English



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Plattsburgh-Clinton County Airport, NY et Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, NY est de 269 km (168 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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