Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2009 Issue

October 15, 2009, Kaunakakai, Hawaii, Cessna 208B

At 0745 Hawaiian time, the airplane sustained substantial damage when its tail impacted the ground after a ramp agent opened the passenger door and boarded the airplane. The captain, first officer and eight passengers aboard the Part 135 passenger flight were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

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