Accident Cessna 208B Grand Caravan N802TH, Thursday 2 January 1997
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Date:Thursday 2 January 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Owner/operator:Tar Heel Aviation
Registration: N802TH
MSN: 208B0179
Year of manufacture:1989
Total airframe hrs:3520 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:0,8 km SW of Edenton Municipal Airport, NC (EDE) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Manteo-Dare County Regional Airport, NC (MEO/KMQI)
Destination airport:Edenton Municipal Airport, NC (EDE/KEDE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The flight departed Manteo at about 18:15 en route to Edenton (EDE) to pick up cargo, under a contract with United Parcel Services (UPS). Witnesses reported that there was heavy fog at Edenton and the visibility was below 1/4 mile. The published non-direction beacon (NDB) approach for the airport was not authorized at night. While on approach to either runway 1 or runway 05, the flight struck power lines, located about 1/2 mile (0,8 km) southwest of the airport. The airplane came to rest in 5 feet of water, about 600 feet offshore.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's continued VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions. Factors in this accident were: fog, the low ceiling, and the dark night. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA97FA057
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report




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