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|Name||208 Grand Caravan|
CESSNA 208 Grand Caravan
Image source: IANS
Single turboprop utility aircraft. In service since 1984 (Grand Caravan since 1990). Close association development with US package freight FedEx. Stretched version 208B Super Cargomaster. Further stretched more powerful version for up to 14 passengers Grand Caravan. Short version 208S. New Twin-Pack version Pathfinder 21, developed by SOLOY, powered by two engines with single propeller by a dual-pac gearbox. US-mil. type: U27/C. Grand Caravan length: 12,7 m.
|Aircraft name||208 Grand Caravan|
|ICAO code/WTC||C208 / L|
|Type code/APC||L1T / A|
|Wing span||15.9 m52.165 ft|
|Length||11.5 m37.73 ft|
|Height||4.3 m14.108 ft|
|Powerplant||208: 1 x 600 SHP PWC PT6A-114 turboprop with 3 blade propeller.
208B: 1 x 675 SHP PWC PT6A-114A turboprop with 3 blade propeller.
|Engine model||Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6|
Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C208
- C208, Helsinki Finland, 2005 (WX GND LOC HF) (On 31 January 2005, a Cessna 208 stalled and crashed on take off from Helsinki-Vantaa following failure to properly de-ice the aircraft.)
- C208, vicinity Pelee Island Canada, 2004 (WX HF GND LOC) (On 17 January, 2004 a Cessna 208 Caravan operated by Georgian Express, took off from Pellee Island, Ontario, Canada, at a weight significantly greater than maximum permitted and with ice visible on the airframe. Shortly after take off, the pilot lost control of the aircraft and it crashed into a frozen lake.)