Accident Cessna 208B Grand Caravan N786DM, Thursday 20 June 2002
ASN logo

Date:Thursday 20 June 2002
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:550 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Vieques Airport (VQS) -   Puerto Rico
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Culebra Airport (CPX/TJCP)
Destination airport:Vieques Airport (VQS/TJCG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Cessna pilot entered the Vieques (VQS) traffic pattern on the downwind leg at 1,000 feet, and turned from base to final. At the same time a Vieques Air Link Britten Norman BN-2A Islander (N663VL) turned left from base leg to final approach. At 500 feet, both airplanes touched wing tips; the Cessna's damage was to the right wing and the Britten-Norman's damage was to the left wing. The Britten-Norman's pilot continued the approach and landed without further incident on runway 09. The Cessna's pilot initiated a go-around, for another approach, and landed without further incident on runway 09.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of both pilots to see and avoid, also causal was the failure of the pilot of the Britten-Norman Islander (N663VL) to yield right of way to an aircraft in the traffic pattern."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA02LA119A
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

30 August 2003 N786DM Isla Nena Air Services 0 near Culebra Airport (CPX) sub
14 April 2023 PK-LTF Asian One Air 0 Beoga Airport, Puncak Regency, Papua min
Shot down
9 October 2023 PK-LTF Asian One Air 0 Kenyam Airport, Nduga Regency, Highland Papua min
16 February 2024 PK-LTF Asian One Air 0 Beoga Airport min
Shot down


Revision history:


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314