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Datum:dinsdag 10 februari 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Grant Aviation
Registratie: N1276P
Constructienummer: 208B0852
Bouwjaar: 2000
Aantal vlieguren:3897
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Toksook Bay Airport, AK (OOK) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Toksook Bay Airport, AK (OOK/PAOO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Newtok Airport, AK (WWT/PAEW), Verenigde Staten
The commercial certificated pilot was departing on a VFR scheduled commuter flight. The runway was 3,200 feet long and 60 feet wide, and the surface had areas of packed snow and ice. A right crosswind was estimated between 15 to 25 knots. About 300 feet after beginning the takeoff roll, between 30 to 50 knots airspeed, the airplane began to drift to the left, which the pilot was unable to correct. The airplane departed off the left side of the runway and nosed over. The airplane received damage to the wings, fuselage, and empennage. The maximum demonstrated crosswind velocity, takeoff or landing, is 20 knots.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause and Findings:
The pilot's inadequate planning and decision to initiate a takeoff into a crosswind that exceeded the airplane's demonstrated crosswind component, which resulted in a loss of directional control during the takeoff roll, and subsequent collision with terrain and nose over.
Factors contributing to the accident were the crosswind, an icy runway, and the pilot's failure to abort the takeoff.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 204 days (7 months)
Accident number: ANC04LA032
Download report: Summary report
Language: English


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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 Toksook Bay Airport, AK en Newtok Airport, AK bedraagt 50 km (31 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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