Cessna 208B Caravan, San Angelo, Texas, Jan. 24, 2003–The NTSB said the Caravan crashed during a simulated forced landing because the flight crew failed to cycle the de-ice boots and failed to maintain adequate airspeed during the maneuver. A contributing factor was the ice accumulation on the airfoils’ leading edges.
Baron Aviation Services
Cessna 208B Caravan, Bellevue, Idaho, Dec. 6, 2004–Caravan N25SA, designated as Mountain Bird 1860, crashed on flat terrain about seven miles south of Bellevue. The aircraft was destroyed and the ATP pilot-in-command and another pilot on board were killed. VMC prevailed and an IFR flight plan was filed.
Cessna 208 Caravan, Round Rock, Texas, Oct. 18, 2005–After losing power, the FedEx Caravan, operated by Baron Aviation of Vichy, Mo., was substantially damaged during a forced landing. The sole-occupant commercial pilot was seriously injured. The flight had originated at Austin, Texas, at 10:15 p.m. and was en route to Fort Worth in night VMC.