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CESSNA 208 Grand Caravan
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|Name||208 Grand Caravan|
|Position||High wing (wing struts)|
|Tail||Regular tail, mid set|
|Landing gear||Tricycle fixed|
CESSNA 208 Grand Caravan
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.
|Wing span||15.9 m52.165 ft <br />|
|Length||11.5 m37.73 ft <br />|
|Height||4.3 m14.108 ft <br />|
|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|
(to 5000 ft)
|MACH Climb||Cruise||Initial Descent
|V2 (IAS)||kts||IAS||kts||IAS||kts||IAS||kts||MACH||TAS||184 kts||MACH||IAS||kts||IAS||kts||Vapp (IAS)||kts|
|Distance||740 m||ROC||ft/min||ROC||ft/min||ROC||ft/min||ROC||ft/min||MACH||ROD||ft/min||ROD||ft/min||MCS||kts||Distance||550 m|
|MTOW||39003,900 kg <br />3.9 tonnes <br /> kg||Ceiling||FL270||ROD||ft/min||APC||A|
|WTC||L||Range||940940 nm <br />1,740,880 m <br />1,740.88 km <br />5,711,548.561 ft <br /> NM|
Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C208
- C208, Helsinki Finland, 2005 (On 31 January 2005, the pilot of a Cessna 208 which had just taken off from Helsinki lost control of their aircraft as the flaps were retracted and the aircraft stalled, rolled to the right and crashed within the airport perimeter. The Investigation found that the take off had been made without prior airframe de/anti icing and that accumulated ice and snow on the upper wing surfaces had led to airflow separation and the stall, a condition which the pilot had failed to recognise or respond appropriately to for undetermined reasons.)
- C208, vicinity Pelee Island Canada, 2004 (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.)