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The accident prone Cessna 208 Caravan.
« on: September 18, 2009, 02:40:25 PM »
Cessna 208 Caravan 

General characteristics

Crew: 1-2 (Aircraft is certified for single pilot operation)
Capacity: 14 passengers
Length: 41 ft 7 in (12.67 m)
Wingspan: 52 ft 1 in (15.88 m)
Height: 14 ft 2 in (4.32 m)
Wing area: 279.4 ft² (26 m²)
Empty weight: 4,570 lb (2,078 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 8,750 lb (3,970 kg)
Powerplant: 1× PT6A-114 turboprop, 675 hp (505 kW)
Performance

Maximum speed: 171 kts (324 km/h)
Range: 1,080 nautical miles (2,000 km)
Rate of climb: 770 ft/min (3.9 m/s)
 
Country of origin  USA
   
Production 1200

ACCIDENTS

Total of accidents 161
Total of fatalities 305
Worst accident  29SEP1985 with 17 fatalities 

Here is a data base on Cessna Caravan accidents world wide. There are so many that all I could do was print the site.

http://aviation-safety.net/database/dblist.php?field=typecode&var=150%&cat=%1&sorteer=datekey&page=1


   

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Re: The accident prone Cessna 208 Caravan.
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009, 05:13:14 AM »
Isn't it really because of the places in which they are operated? Africa, South America and other places which could be considered "bush flying" places?
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Re: The accident prone Cessna 208 Caravan.
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009, 05:56:07 AM »
Isn't it really because of the places in which they are operated? Africa, South America and other places which could be considered "bush flying" places?

If you look at the list on the site I included, most are in the West and many in the US

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Re: The accident prone Cessna 208 Caravan.
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 04:23:06 PM »
Alaska is also US...
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