ASN logo
Last updated: 19 January 2022
Datum:Samstag 29 Juli 2006
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Fluggesellschaft:Hampton Island Aviation
Kennzeichen: N415GA
Werknummer: 20800376
Baujahr: 2004
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Riceboro, GA (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Riceboro-Harvest Lake, GA, USA
Flug nach:St. Catherine's Island, GA, USA
The float-equipped Caravan attempted to depart Harvest Lake, which has a 2200 feet takeoff area. The pilot had computed his take off distance to be 1,990 feet. The airplane did not rotate at the planned take off point so the pilot applied aft pressure on the control yoke. The airplane became airborne and struck a three foot tall berm and collided with the marsh coming to a complete stop.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to achieve the proper takeoff distance on a short water runway resulting in an in-flight collision with a berm and a marshy area on initial takeoff climb."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 94 days (3 months)
Accident number: ATL06CA113
Download report: Summary report

» NTSB id. ATL06CA113


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
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.
languages: languages