Thursday, July 14, 2022

Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster, N877FE: Accident occurred July 13, 2022 at Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Utah

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. 

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Nixon, Albert

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Federal Express Corporation

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Accident Number: WPR22LA251
Date and Time: July 13, 2022, 18:52 Local
Registration: N877FE
Aircraft: Cessna 208B 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Non-scheduled

On July 13, 2022, about 1852 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 208B airplane, N877FE, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), Salt Lake City, Utah. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 cargo flight.

The pilot stated that during the flare for landing the airplane encountered a wind-shear, and he was unable to maintain directional control and executed a go-around. He climbed the airplane to about 30 ft above ground level and then encountered a downdraft that pushed the airplane towards the runway. Subsequently, the airplane impacted terrain, off the right side of the runway, in a left-wing low attitude.

A preliminary weather review indicated that the National Weather Service had issued an Airport Weather Warning for the airport, for outflow wind gusts of 26 knots or greater, 35 minutes prior to the accident. Two minutes after the accident, peak wind gusts of 48 knots were reported at the airport.

Preliminary weather radar data indicated that convective activity was observed near the airport during the timeframe of the accident.

The airplane was recovered to a secure facility for future examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N877FE
Model/Series: 208B 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code: HSYA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSLC,4227 ft msl
Observation Time: 18:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1800 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 29 knots / 48 knots, 300°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 14000 ft AGL
Visibility: 9 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Hailey, ID (SUN)
Destination: Salt Lake City, UT

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 40.788393,-111.97777 (est)

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances on landing. 

Date: 14-JUL-22
Time: 00:57:00Z
Regis#: N877FE
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: CORPORATE AIR
Flight Number: CPT7727
State: UTAH

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