Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Cessna 208B Cargomaster, N9714B, registered to and operated by Martinaire Aviation LLC: Accident occurred July 03, 2017 near Alpine–Casparis Municipal Airport (E38), Brewster County, Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas
Martinaire Aviation LLC; Addison, Texas
Transportation Safety Board of Canada; Ottawa, Ontario

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Martinaire Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N9714B

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA254
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Monday, July 03, 2017 in Alpine, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 208B, registration: N9714B
Injuries: 1 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 3, 2017, about 1815 central daylight time, a Cessna 208B airplane, N9714B, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Alpine, Texas. The commercial pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by Martinaire Aviation LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as a cargo flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the instrument rules (IFR) flight, which departed about 1812 from Alpine-Casparis Municipial Airport (E38), Alpine, Texas, with an intended destination of Maverick County Memorial International Airport (5T9), Eagle Pass, Texas.

While climbing through about 500 ft agl, the pilot heard a loud bang, followed by a squealing noise and an immediate loss of engine power. The pilot released back pressure on the controls and pulled the propeller control to feather. During the forced landing, the right and left wings were damaged due to impact with power poles and the airplane came to rest in a field.

ALPINE, Texas (Local2/FOX24) — A small UPS plane was forced to make an emergency landing near the Alpine-Casparis Municipal airport Monday night.

Officials with the Alpine Police Department say the call came in around 6:07 p.m.

The Alpine Volunteer Fire Department tells us the pilot of the plane was the only person on board. He was transported by Alpine EMS to Big Bend Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

It is still unclear at this time what prompted the emergency landing.

The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office has taken over the investigation.


ALPINE, TX (KWES) - A UPS plane crashed in Alpine after hitting a telephone pole and power line. 

We're told the crash happened around 6 p.m. Monday night. 

The Brewster County Sheriff's Office said the plane had already left the airport and was headed for Midland, but had to turn around after experiencing some issues. When trying to land, it hit a telephone pole and power line, causing the crash.

The sheriff said local business employees saw the accident and rushed to help.

The pilot of the plane was able to walk away but did go to the hospital and is expected to be alright. 

The plane caught fire and is a total loss and we're told there were packages on board.