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User currently offlineVirgin747 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 327 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

I picked up the paper to see that they finally made some recommendations into the crash of the Fed-ex Cessna 208 on October 6th here in Winnipeg.

I tend to agree with the reaction of Morning Star Express(operator involved) not to fly the plane period in even light icing. And for Cessna to modify the present system on the plane to something better.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

The Caravan up here also has a reputation for being pretty ice shy.

Pen-Air just won a lawsuit a couple of months ago over the crash of one of there that went down due to ice.

I am not saying that flying with ice is smart, but anybody remember the days when the old timers would talk about landing DC-3's with 4 inches on the wings.

I definately think today's airfoils are much more ice sensitive then older ones.

User currently offline787engineer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 572 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 1):
I definately think today's airfoils are much more ice sensitive then older ones.

Interesting that this just came up. . . I was actually doing research into icing buildup on the 208B (Grand Caravan) a little over a year ago. We found that it isn't so much the ice buildup on the wings as it's ice buildup on the elevator horn balance. It really isn't a problem with the airfoil. . .there are de-icing boots on the wings of most Caravans, but IIRC they have to be cycled manually every so often.

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Wasn't it also an Air Georgian Cessna 208 that crashed into Lake Erie a couple of years ago? I think that one was caused by overweight, however. See:

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