Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2011 Issue

March 10, 2011, Bakersfield, Calif., Cessna 208B Grand Caravan

The airplane experienced a loss of directional control and impacted unoccupied parked vehicles at about 0745 Pacific time while taxiing to parking. The airline transport pilot was not injured but the airplane was substantially damaged. During the impact sequence, the left wing spar was broken, and a skin panel was ripped open a few feet outboard of the fuel tank. Visual conditions prevailed for the cargo flight.

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