Accident Cessna 208B Grand Caravan N786DM, Saturday 30 August 2003
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Date:Saturday 30 August 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Owner/operator:Isla Nena Air Services
Registration: N786DM
MSN: 208B0922
Year of manufacture:2001
Total airframe hrs:1200 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:near Culebra Airport (CPX) -   Puerto Rico
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Fajardo Airport (FAJ/TJFA)
Destination airport:Culebra Airport (CPX/TJCP)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Caravan departed Fajardo (FAJ) on a flight to Culebra Island (CPX). Approximately 20 miles (32 km) from Fajardo, the airplane suffered an engine failure. The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in the waters near Flamenco Beach.
Isla Nena sued Cessna Aircraft Company, the aircraft’s manufacturer, and Pratt & Whitney, the aircraft engine’s manufacturer, seeking damages for loss of the aircraft, repair costs to the aircraft, lost income during the time the aircraft was out of service and other damages based on tort and strict liability theories for defective products manufacture. The district court dismissed Isla Nena’s tort and strict liability claims because the emergency landing caused damage only to the plane itself.


Lawsuit Against Cessna Aircraft Dismissed for Failure to Allege Non-economic Damages (Isla Nena Air Services, Inc. v. Cessna Aircraft Co., 380 F. Supp. 2d 74 (D.P.R. 2005)) by Aubrey Posey, 3L, Stetson University College of Law

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