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Datum:Montag 22 Mai 2017
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Fluggesellschaft:Alaska Seaplanes
Kennzeichen: N754KP
Werknummer: 208B1264
Baujahr: 2007
Triebwerk: 1 Honeywell TPE331-12JR
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:nahe Skagway, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Juneau International Airport, AK (JNU/PAJN), USA
Flug nach:Skagway Municipal Airport, AK (SGY/PAGY), USA
The Cessna 208B Grand Caravan was en route from Juneau to Skagway, Alaska, USA, when at about 1,500 ft., the pilot saw a goose approaching the airplane. He attempted to turn and avoid the goose, but the goose impacted the windscreen. The pilot landed the airplane at the destination airport without further incident.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the windscreen and fuselage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An in-flight collision with a goose."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 59 days (2 months)
Accident number: GAA17CA311
Download report: Summary report
Language: English



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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 Juneau International Airport, AK to Skagway Municipal Airport, AK as the crow flies is 129 km (81 miles).

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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