Date: January 11, 1995
Time: 18:00
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Operator: Empire Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Flagstaff - Phoenix
AC Type: Cessna 208B Caravan I Super Cargomaster
Registration: N746FE
cn / ln: 208B-0236
Aboard: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The cargo plane was observed in a shallow left bank until it descended and struck trees and broke up. The pilot's failure to properly configure the aircraft fuel system prior to takeoff and his failure maintain an adequate terrain clearance altitude while maneuvering to return to the airport. Factors in the accident were the dark night lighting conditions, low ceilings, restricted visibility conditions, and the pilot's diverted attention which resulted from activation of the airplane's fuel selector warning horn system.

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