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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Datum:vrijdag 1 november 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Hermens Air
Registratie: N9241F
Constructienummer: 20800006
Bouwjaar: 1985
Aantal vlieguren:860
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Bethel Airport, AK (BET) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Chevak Airport, AK (VAK/PAVA), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 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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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 Bethel Airport, AK en Chevak Airport, AK bedraagt 217 km (136 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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