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Datum:dinsdag 27 februari 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208A Cargomaster
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Federal Express
Registratie: N820FE
Constructienummer: 20800043
Bouwjaar: 1985
Aantal vlieguren:3227
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:4,8 km (3 mijl) van Denver International Airport, CO (DEN) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Verenigde Staten
The Cessna Caravan was on an IFR flight to haul freight from Aspen (ASE) to Denver-Stapleton (DEN). Moderate to heavy icing conditions were forecast for the Denver area. While on an ILS runway 36 approach, the aircraft encountered icing conditions. Subsequently, it entered a steep descent and crashed short of the runway. The weather at Denver was reported as: clouds 800 feet scattered, 1000 feet broken, visibility 4 miles with freezing drizzle and snow showers, temperature 28 degrees F, dew point 25 degrees F.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accumulation of structural ice and subsequent stalling of the aircraft. The icing condition was a related factor."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Accident number: DEN90FA068
Download report: Summary report
Language: English



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Aspen Airport, CO en Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO bedraagt 180 km (113 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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