Accident Cessna 208B Supervan 900 N7581F, Friday 3 June 2022
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Date:Friday 3 June 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208B Supervan 900
Owner/operator:GoJump Oceanside
Registration: N7581F
MSN: 208B0389
Year of manufacture:1994
Total airframe hrs:13379 hours
Engine model:Honeywell TPE331-12JR
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:0,5 km E of Oceanside Municipal Airport, CA (OCN/KOKB) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Oceanside Municipal Airport, CA (OCN/KOKB)
Destination airport:Oceanside Municipal Airport, CA (OCN/KOKB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A Cessna 208B Supervan 900 (Honeywell TPE331-12JR 850 hp engine) skydive configured airplane was substantially damaged when it crashed in a field about 1/4 mile short of runway 25 of Oceanside Municipal Airport (OCN/KOKB), California.
The pilot in training was fatally injured and the pilot was seriously injured.

On the day of the accident, the pilots were performing skydiving flights while the right-seated pilot was training the left-seated pilot on the operation. A flight would consist of the pilots taking a group of approximately 17 skydivers to an altitude of about 11,500 feet mean sea level (msl) to jump out and then they would land back at the airport. The flights started about 10:15 and were an average of 17 minutes in duration with about 15 minutes on the ground between each flight; the airplane’s engine was operating the entire duration. The pilots completed six flights without incident and departed on the accident flight at 13:31.
The right-seated pilot remembered that on the accident flight everything was normal with the departure and the unloading of the skydivers. The airplane was descending as expected with the power at idle. As the airplane turned onto final approach, about 3 miles from the approach end of runway 25, the right-seated pilot attempted to increase the power by slightly nudging the throttle forward. He noticed that the engine power did not increase as expected and moved the throttle lever further forward. The lever was still unresponsive, and he estimated the airplane was about 400 ft above ground level (agl). He aimed for an open dirt field and observed a berm in the immediate flight path. In an effort to avoid the berm, the pilot maneuvered the airplane into a right turn.
ADS-B data show that the airplane’s speed dropped to 92 kts as it passed through 500 ft msl. The last recorded hit was at 13:47:10 and located about 975 feet east of the accident site. At that time, the data indicated that the airplane was at 100 msl (equivalent to 60 feet above ground level) at a speed of 68 kts. Witness stated that they observed the airplane flying at a very low altitude. The airplane then pitched down in a nose-low attitude and bank to the right. The airplane impacted terrain and collided with the side of a berm.

On February 24, 2022 another Cessna 208B Grand Caravan of GoJump Oceanside crashed about the same location during approach to runway 25, seriously injuring both occupants.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR22FA197
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

3 January 1997 C-FTZF Nakina Outpost Camps & Airservice 0 Nakina Airport, ON (YQN) sub
21 July 2016 N7581F Skydive Twin Cities 0 Baldwin Airport, WI sub
Runway excursion


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