virgin747
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Cessna 208 Recommendations By Canada TSB....

Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:43 am

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.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/News/Winnipeg/2006/02/01/1420870-sun.html

http://www.tsb.gc.ca/en/media/communiques/air/2006/comm%5Fa05c0187.asp


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L-188
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RE: Cessna 208 Recommendations By Canada TSB....

Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:56 am

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.
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787engineer
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RE: Cessna 208 Recommendations By Canada TSB....

Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:11 am

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.
 
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RE: Cessna 208 Recommendations By Canada TSB....

Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:16 am

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:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/1355747
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