August 6, 2012, Chula Vista, Calif., Cessna 208 Caravan


While on short final, the airplane experienced a sudden sink. The pilot was unable to arrest the sink rate even after power was applied because of the lag time for the airplane’s turbine engine to spool up. The airplane landed hard, short of the runway. Examination revealed the left fuselage was dented and wrinkled, and the left brake assembly was missing.


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