- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 05, 1998
Time: 05:20
Location: Near Clarksville, Tennesee
Operator: Baron Aviation
Flight #: 8315
Route: Memphis, TN - Bowling Green, KY
AC Type: Cessna 208B Caravan I Super Cargomaster
Registration: N840FE
cn / ln: 208B-0142
Aboard: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The cargo plane was flying level when began to slow down, when into a nose-down pitch and crashed into a ridge. The pilot did not maintain control of the airplane due to undetected airframe ice, resulting in an inadvertent stall, and subsequent impact with the ground. Factors in this accident were: flight into clouds, below freezing temperatures, and the inability of the pilot to detect ice, due to the lack of an ice detection system to determine ice build up on portions of the airframe that are not visible from the cockpit.
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