Preliminary Report: Weather possible factor in Caravan accident

 - February 8, 2008, 10:44 AM

Cessna 208 Caravan, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 5, 2007–The night cargo flight crashed on takeoff from Rickenbacker International Airport, one mile from the airport, killing the commercial pilot and passenger and destroying the Caravan. The airplane was de-iced before departure. Radar tracking showed that it climbed to about 1,100 feet msl and made a left turn with a groundspeed of about 109 knots before descending. Weather at the airport was visibility 1.75 sm, ceiling broken 500 feet, overcast 1,700 feet, temperature -1 degree Celsius, dew point -2 degrees C.