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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Fecha:martes 27 febrero 1990
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208A Cargomaster
Operador:Federal Express
Registración: N820FE
Numéro de série: 20800043
Año de Construcción: 1985
Horas Totales de la Célula:3227
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:4,8 km (3 milles) de Denver International Airport, CO (DEN) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Estados Unidos de América
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



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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 Aspen Airport, CO to Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO as the crow flies is 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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