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C208
Name 208 Grand Caravan
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
APC A
Type code L1T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Single
Mass group UNK


Manufacturered as:

CESSNA Grand Caravan
CESSNA U-27
CESSNA Super Cargomaster
CESSNA 208 Super Cargomaster
CESSNA 208 Grand Caravan
CESSNA 208 Cargomaster
CESSNA 208 Caravan 1
CESSNA Caravan 1
CESSNA Cargomaster
CESSNA C-98


CESSNA 208 Grand Caravan

CESSNA 208 Grand Caravan

Description

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.

Technical Data

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.)
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