Date & Time: Jul 3, 2017 at 1800 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N9714B
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Alpine – Midland
MSN:
208B-0153
YOM:
1989
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, while on a cargo flight to Midland on behalf of UPS; the pilot encountered problems with the engine and elected to return for a safe landing. Shortly later, the airplane struck power cables and crashed in a field. The pilot was able to walk away and was uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.