Saturday, January 16, 2016

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N104AN, Grant Aviation: Accident occurred January 15, 2016 at at Hooper Bay Airport (PAHP), Alaska


FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Anchorage FSDO-03

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA109 
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Friday, January 15, 2016 in Hooper Bay, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA CE-208, registration: N104AN
Injuries: 1 Minor, 8 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he aligned the airplane on final approach with what "appeared" to be the runway with a small snow berm on both the left and right sides.

The pilot further reported that the left main landing gear touched down first, and then the airplane came to an "abrupt" stop a few feet to the right of the runway. 

A postaccident examination of the airframe reviled substantial damage to the right wing. 

The pilot reported that there were no pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Eight passengers and a pilot were taken to a clinic for evaluation Friday in Hooper Bay when a plane on snow-covered tundra, Alaska State Troopers say. No serious injuries have been reported.

The incident was reported at 10:30 a.m. when troopers in the Western Alaska village responded to the airport for a possible plane crash. They learned a Grant Aviation C208 had “landed on the snow-covered tundra adjacent to the runway,” troopers wrote in a dispatch posted online.

Some suffered minor injuries, troopers said. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

Original article can be found here:

Location: Hooper Bay
Type: Aircraft Incident

Dispatch Text:

On 1/15/2016 at approximately 1030 hours, Hooper Bay AST responded to the Hooper Bay airport for a reported aircraft crash.  A Grant Aviation C208 had landed on the snow covered tundra adjacent to the runway.  Eight passengers and the pilot were taken to the clinic for evaluation.  Only minor injuries were reported. The FAA and NTSB have been notified. 

Posted on 1/15/2016 3:43:56 PM by DPS\mapeters

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