Date: January 29, 1990
Time: 20:33
Location: Plattsburgh, New York
Operator: Wiggins Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: Plattsburgh - Syracuse
AC Type: Cessna 208B Caravan I Super Cargomaster
Registration: N854FE
cn / ln: 208B-0172
Aboard: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The cargo plane took off at night in snow was unable to gain altitude, make a steep descent and crashed into trees. Loss of control in-flight after the airplane stalled during climbout. The stall resulted from a loss of lift due to a contaminated wing surface. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the pilot to de-ice the aircraft prior to departure.

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