Date & Time: Mar 28, 2006 at 1655 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 208 Caravan
Operator:
Registration:
N208WE
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Demonstration
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Thermal-Ontario
MSN:
208-1171
YOM:
2005
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
2300
Aircraft flight hours:
52
Circumstances:
The aircraft and its two occupants were flying to Ontario, California. During flight, the single engine aircraft struck a mountain slope near Yucaipa, California. Both occupants were killed. According to Palm Springs Weather Briefing Center, sky was broken at 7,500 & 9,000 feet at the time of the accident. The pilot was making a demonstration flight to the passenger, president of Pacific Aircraft Sales Company.