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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Fecha:viernes 1 noviembre 1985
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operador:Hermens Air
Registración: N9241F
Numéro de série: 20800006
Año de Construcción: 1985
Horas Totales de la Célula:860
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Bethel Airport, AK (BET) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 37 m (121 feet) amsl
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Chevak Airport, AK (VAK/PAVA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 36
A total loss of power was experienced on takeoff from runway 18 due to the fuel selectors being in the off position. the pilot attempted to restart the engine during which time the aircraft entered a stall and collided with the terrain. According to passengers the pilot did not use a checklist nor were the passengers briefed before the flight.

Probable Cause:

"In-flight planning/decision .. poor .. pilot in command
Fuel tank selector position .. improper .. pilot in command
Airspeed .. not maintained .. pilot in command
Diverted attention .. pilot in command
Checklist .. not followed .. pilot in command
Overconfidence in personal ability .. pilot in command"



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bethel Airport, AK to Chevak Airport, AK as the crow flies is 217 km (136 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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