Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N754KP, Kalinin Partners LLC: Accident occurred May 22, 2017 in Skagway, Alaska

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Juneau, Alaska

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:

Kalinin Partners LLC:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA311
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Monday, May 22, 2017 in Skagway, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/20/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 208, registration: N754KP
Injuries: 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, while en route, about 1,500 ft, he saw a goose approaching the airplane. He added that he attempted to turn and avoid the goose, but the goose impacted the windscreen. The pilot landed the airplane at a nearby airport without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the windscreen and fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

An in-flight collision with a goose.

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