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Old 04-09-2018, 07:57 AM   #104  
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Default Waiting for final report. Martinaire crash

This sounds so much like what happened to my son flying for Martinaire Jan 13, 2013 but his was a fatality. He probably heard the bang, then squealing as the power turbine blades came apart damaging the exhaust ducts as they were ejected in the above pictures by an independent aviation accident investigator. He said the Caravan my son was flying had obvious engine failure. However, he was blamed with this spatial disorientation BS. I'm very interested in the final report on this similar Martinaire accident by the NTSB which parrots whatever Pratt Whitney says happened. Such a shame to innocent pilots and their families. They seem to p
rotect the industry above all.

Accident description
Last updated: 5 April 2018
Status: Preliminary - official
Date: Monday 3 July 2017
Time: 18:15
Type: Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operator: Martinaire
Registration: N9714B
C/n / msn: 208B-0153
First flight: 1989
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: near Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, TX ( United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature: Cargo
Departure airport: Alpine Airport, TX (ALE), United States of America
Destination airport: Eagle Pass-Maverick County Airport, TX (EGP), United States of America
A Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster cargo plane was damaged beyond repair in forced landing near Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, Texas, USA. The pilot surived the accident.
The flight departed about 18:12. While climbing through about 500 ft agl, the pilot heard a loud bang, followed by a squealing noise and an immediate loss of engine power. The pilot released back pressure on the controls and pulled the propeller control to feather. During the forced landing, the right and left wings were damaged due to impact with power poles and the airplane came to rest in a field near Highway 118.
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