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Last updated: 29 October 2020
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Date:Thursday 6 February 2020
Time:06:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Redding Aero Enterprises Inc.
Registration: N24MG
C/n / msn: 208B0850
First flight: 2000
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:NW off Eureka-Murray Field, CA (EKA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Sacramento-Mather Airport, CA (MHR/KMHR), United States of America
Destination airport:Eureka-Murray Field, CA (EKA/KEKA), United States of America
Flightnumber:1966
Narrative:
The aircraft impacted the waters of Arcata Bay during a landing attempt in fog conditions to Murray Field Airport, Eureka, California. The airplane came to rest inverted, sustaining substantial damage, and the sole pilot onboard was not injured.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: WPR20CA089

Sources:
» lostcoastoutpost.com
» northcoastjournal.com


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line is connecting ADS-B datapoints from FlightAware.
Distance from Sacramento-Mather Airport, CA to Eureka-Murray Field, CA as the crow flies is 345 km (216 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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