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Last updated: 29 November 2020
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 7 febrero 2020
Hora:04:18
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operator:Mountain Air Cargo
On behalf of:FedEx
Registración: N988FX
Numéro de série: 208B2400
Año de Construcción: 2012
Horas Totales de la Célula:3497
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Ubicación:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI/KBWI), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:C28308
Descripción:
The pilot of a Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster was conducting an instrument landing system approach in night instrument meteorological conditions to runway 10 at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI). The pilot was utilizing the autopilot for the approach and disengaged it when he had the runway and airport lighting system in view. As he approached the runway, the pilot heard a sound and thought the airplane had hit a bird. He felt the airplane pitch up so he increased engine power and pitched down in order to reach the runway. After the pilot landed and taxied to the ramp, he saw that a large piece of an approach light was caught on the airplane's right main landing gear. Further inspection revealed that the airplane's empennage, right horizontal stabilizer, right wing strut, and front cargo pod were also damaged. The operator reported that the airplane had struck four separate approach light towers as well as a localizer antenna.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the approach lights during an instrument approach."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 192 days (6 months)
Accident number: ERA20CA095
Download report: Summary report

METAR Weather report:
08:54 UTC / 03:54 local time:
KBWI 070854Z 00000KT 1/8SM R10/1600V1800FT FG VV002 08/07 A2915 RMK AO2 SLP871 60004 T00780067 58055

10:18 UTC / 05:18 local time:
KBWI 071018Z 15011G19KT 5SM BR OVC005 13/12 A2906 RMK AO2 PRESFR T01330122


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accident date: 07-02-2020
type: Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
registration: N988FX
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accident date: 07-02-2020
type: Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
registration: N988FX
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accident date: 07-02-2020
type: Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
registration: N988FX
 

Map
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 Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD as the crow flies is 270 km (169 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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