Priorty Air Charter

Priorty Air Charter Friday March 15, 2002
After encountering icing, the pilot of the cargo plane decided to divert to the nearest airport but continued to lose altitude until he crashed into trees. The pilot not removing the ice contamination from the airplane prior to departure and the pilot intentionally flying into known severe icing conditions, resulting in the aircraft not being able to maintain altitude/clearance from the terrain. Factors to the accident included the icing conditions and the trees encountered during the forced landing.

Crash Details

DateFriday March 15, 2002
LocationAlma, Wisconsin
Passengers0
Crew1
Fatalities1
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeCessna 208B Caravan I Super Cargomaster
OperatorPriorty Air Charter
RegistrationN228PA
Flight OriginMinneapolis
Flight Destination Detroit
Alma, Wisconsin
Priorty Air Charter
Cessna 208B Caravan I Super Cargomaster
2002