Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Cessna 208 Caravan I, N265KP: Accident occurred June 26, 2022 at Elfin Cove Seaplane Base (PAEL), Alaska

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; Juneau, Alaska

Alaska Seaplanes

Kalinin Partners LLC

Location: Elfin Cove, Alaska
Accident Number: ANC22LA048
Date and Time: June 26, 2022, 11:45 Local 
Registration: N265KP
Aircraft: Cessna 208 
Injuries: 8 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Scheduled

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N265KP
Model/Series: 208 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter air carrier (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAGS,30 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 26 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.28 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Elfin Cove, AK
Destination: Juneau, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 7 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 8 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 58.127212,-136.31496 

Aircraft lost directional control on takeoff and pontoon struck beach.  

Date: 26-JUN-22
Time: 19:45:00Z
Regis#: N265KP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: KALININ AVIATION


  1. I think it was landing, not taking off.

    1. The operator's twitter post about the accident used a stock photo of a different 206 but their text describing the N256KP event says it was during takeoff: