- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: October 10, 2001
Time: 09:26
Location: Dillingham, Alaska
Operator: PenAir
Flight #: 350
Route: Dillingham - King Salmon
AC Type: Cessna 208 Caravan
Registration: N9530F
cn / ln: 20800088
Aboard: 10   (passengers:9  crew:1)
Fatalities: 10   (passengers:9  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Shortly after taking off from Dillingham, the aircraft's wing dipped, the nose pitched up, the plane became inverted and crashed to the ground. The weather was clear and windy at the time of the accident. An in-flight loss of control resulting from upper surface ice contamination that the pilot-in-command failed to detect during his preflight inspection of the airplane. Contributing to the accident was the lack of a preflight inspection requirement for CE-208 pilots to examine at close range the upper surface of the wing for ice contamination when ground icing conditions exist.
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