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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173712
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 402C Utiliner/Businessliner
Owner/operator:Cape Air
Registration: N223PB
MSN: 402C0105
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Vieques-Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport (VQS) -   Puerto Rico
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:San Juan, PR (TJSJ)
Destination airport:Vieques, PR (TJVQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airline transport pilot was conducting a scheduled commuter flight. The pilot reported that, shortly after touchdown, the airplane encountered a wind gust and subsequently veered off of the runway. During the runway excursion, the landing gear collapsed, which resulted in substantial damage to the airframe.
A postaccident examination of the landing gear and braking systems revealed no evidence of any preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures. Although no archived weather information was available at the accident airport, the nearest weather reporting station recorded wind at the time of the accident that would have resulted in a direct 20-knot right crosswind. A review of the Pilot’s Operating Handbook showed that the airplane had a maximum-demonstrated crosswind component of 15 knots.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll with a strong crosswind, which resulted in a runway excursion.



Revision history:

10-Feb-2015 21:16 blueshore Added
10-Feb-2015 21:17 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Feb-2015 23:28 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
05-Aug-2016 11:58 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Total occupants, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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