GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NTSB REPORT: ANC00LA033
Data Source NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
NTSB Report Nbr ANC00LA033
Event Id 20001212X20576
Local Date 03/04/2000
Local Time 1230
State AK
Event Type ACCIDENT
Injury Severity NONE
Record Status
Mid Air Collision NO
Event Location OFF AIRPORT/AIRSTRIP

WEATHER INFORMATION
Weather Briefing Complete UNKNOWN
Basic Weather Conditions VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL COND
Light Condition DAY
Cloud Condition UNKNOWN
Cloud Height above Ground Level (ft) 0
Ceiling Height above Ground Level (ft) 6000
Cloud Type BROKEN
Visibility RVR (ft) 0
Visibility RVV (sm) 0
Visibility (sm) 10
Wind Direction (deg) 0
Wind Condition Flag U
Wind Speed (knots) 0
Wind Condition Indicated Unknown

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Aircraft 1
Type of Operation PART 135: AIR TAXI & COMMUTER
Registration Number N407GV
Aircraft Make CESSNA
Aircraft Model 208
Aircraft Series B
Aircraft Damage SUBSTANTIAL
Aircraft Fire NONE
Aircraft Explosion NONE
Aircraft Type AIRPLANE
Aircraft Homebuilt UNKNOWN
Phase of Flight UNDEFINED
Aircraft Use UNKNOWN
Category of Operation SCHEDULED
Flight Plan Filed COMPANY VFR
Domestic/International DOMESTIC
Passenger/Cargo PASSENGER/CARGO
Operator Name HAGELAND AVIATION SERVICES INC
Operator Doing Business As
Owner Name HAGELAND AVIATION SERVICES INC
Number of Seats 2
Number of Engines 1
ELT Installed YES
ELT Operated NO
Departure Airport Id 4Z4
Departure City HOLY CROSS
Departure State ALASKA
Last Departure Point NO
Destination Airport Id PANI
Destination City ANIAK
Destination State ALASKA
Runway Id 0
Air Carrier Operating Certificates YES
Air Carrier Other Operating Certificates UNKNOWN
Rotocraft/Agriculture Operating Certificate UNKNOWN
Cert Max Gross Wgt 8750

ENGINE INFORMATION

Aircraft 1 - Engine : #1
Engine Manufactuer P&W
Engine Model PT6-114A
Engine Horsepower 650
Engine Thrust HP

INJURY INFORMATION
Injury Summary for Aircraft 1
Fatal Serious Minor None
Crew 0 0 0 0
Pass 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 1
Sequence of Events for Aircraft 1
Occurrence #1
AIRFRAME/COMPONENT/SYSTEM FAILURE/MALFUNCTION
Phase of Operation: CRUISE

Events Sequence for Occurrence #1 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
1 1 MISC EQPT/FURNISHINGS SEPARATION CAUSE
2 1 HORIZONTAL STABILIZER FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE CAUSE




AIRCRAFT 1 PRELIMINARY REPORT


On March 4, 2000, about 1230 Alaska standard time, a wheel equipped Cessna 208B airplane, N407GV, sustained substantial damage during cruise flight between Holy Cross, Alaska, and Aniak, Alaska. The location of the occurrence was about 18 miles south of Holy Cross, about latitude 61 degrees, 54 minutes north, and longitude 159 degrees, 40 minutes west. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) scheduled flight under Title 14, CFR Part 135, when the accident occurred. The airplane was operated as Flight 2602 by Hageland Aviation Services Inc., Anchorage, Alaska. The commercial certificated pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. VFR company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight originated at the Holy Cross airport, about 1215. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC), on March 6, 2000, the director of operations for the company reported the flight was carrying U.S. mail. The pilot was in cruise flight when he heard a bang. After landing at Aniak, damage was discovered to the horizontal stabilizer. The left mud flap, normally positioned at the aft side of the main landing gear tire, was missing. The horizontal stabilizer was dented, and had damage to the auxiliary spar.

AIRCRAFT 1 FINAL REPORT


The commercial certificated pilot departed on a scheduled flight. During cruise, about fifteen minutes after takeoff, he heard a bang. After landing at the destination airport, damage was discovered to the horizontal stabilizer. The left mud flap, normally positioned at the aft side of the main landing gear tire, was missing. The horizontal stabilizer was dented, and had damage to the auxiliary spar.

AIRCRAFT 1 CAUSE REPORT


An in-flight separation of a main landing gear tire mud flap, and subsequent impact with the horizontal stabilizer.


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