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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Alpine

Accident description

  • Jul 3, 2017 at 1800 LT
  • N9714B
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Cargo
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Alpine – Midland
  • 208B-0153
  • 1989
  • Alpine-Casparis, Texas
  • USA
  • North America
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • Shortly after takeoff from Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, while on a cargo flight to Midland on behalf of UPS; the pilot encountered problems with the engine and elected to return for a safe landing. Shortly later, the airplane struck power cables and crashed in a field. The pilot was able to walk away and was uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.