Saturday, December 14, 2013

Molokai C208B Grand Caravan Crash

A C208B Grand Caravan crashed 1/2 mile off of the north shore of the island of Molokai after experiencing a catastophic engine failure shortly after take off.  An extremely rare event for one of the worlds most reliable turbine engines ever, the Pratt and Whitney PT6.  

The pilot and 8 passengers survived.  Sadly one passenger did die in the accident.  She was the Director of Hawaii's State Health Department.

Below is a picture of the exact airplane that crashed.

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