Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N454SF: Incident occurred February 04, 2020 at Hooper Bay Airport (PAHP), Alaska


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska


Aircraft suffered a runway excursion suffering a propeller strike during takeoff. 

Grant Aviation

https://registry.faa.gov/N454SF


Date: 05-FEB-20
Time: 01:00:00Z
Regis#: N454SF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 135
City: HOOPER BAY
State: ALASKA

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — A Grant Aviation flight crashed during takeoff and slid off the runway in Hooper Bay on Tuesday.

Grant Aviation Vice President of Operations Dan Knesek confirmed that the flight left the end of the runway in Hooper Bay late Tuesday afternoon.

National Transportation Safety Board officials separately confirmed that aircraft involved was a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan with eight people on board.

Knesek and National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Chief Clint Johnson say no injuries have been reported by passengers or the pilot.

"We're taking care of the pilot and all the passengers and getting all that taken care of and working with the National Transportation Safety Board," Knesek said.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.ktuu.com

No injuries were reported Tuesday afternoon when a Grant Aviation Cessna 208B Grand Caravan crashed during takeoff in Hooper Bay, according to a Federal Aviation Administration notice posted early Wednesday.

The plane “impacted the ground causing a prop strike," the notice said. There were seven passengers and a pilot on board.

Dan Knesek, director of operations at Grant Aviation, said the commercial flight took off in Hooper Bay around 4 p.m. and was headed to Chevak. Knesek said it’s unclear if or how long the plane was airborne.

“The investigation is just starting,” he said. “We’re working with the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration as we speak.”

Hooper Bay is a village on the Bering Sea coast in Southwest Alaska.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.adn.com

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