Friday, March 18, 2022

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N78SA and Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster, N9469B: Incident occurred March 17, 2022 at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW), Texas

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.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Houston

Martinaire Aviation LLC


Martinaire Aviation LLC


Location: Grapevine, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA149
Date and Time: March 17, 2022, 21:00 Local 
Registration: N78SA (A1); N9469B (A2)
Aircraft: Cessna 208B (A1); Cessna 208B (A2)
Injuries: 1 None (A1); 1 None (A2)
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi and commuter - Non-scheduled (A1); Part 135: Air taxi and commuter - Non-scheduled (A2)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A1)

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N78SA
Model/Series: 208B 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter air carrier (135)
Operator Designator Code: MT9A

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A2)

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N9469B
Model/Series: 208B 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter air carrier (135)
Operator Designator Code: MT9A

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDFW, 544 ft msl
Observation Time: 20:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 25000 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Destination: 

Wreckage and Impact Information (A1)

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.883344,-97.047607 (est)

Wreckage and Impact Information (A2)

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.883344,-97.047607 (est)