I’m wondering if the usual base to the end of the runway setup for landing led to the unstable approach. Most speedbuggy pilots were ok. There were some that flew it like they only had boxes aboard.So for those of you who haven't flown a Caravan, let me describe how hard this is.
The van, fully loaded, can do 160 to short final, say the end of an ALSF II... pull the power back, pitch up, fwaaaank on the prop, and be in flap range by, say, the middle bars on a MALSR... about a thousand feet from the threshold. From there, it's like you have dive brakes out, and you can just kinda drop out of the sky, touch down on the numbers and be off in a thousand feet and change, without touching the brakes or using reverse.
This accident reminds me of this video:
'Cause it takes skill.
(NB. Fly the plane you're in. Fly a caravan like a caravan, fly a jet like a jet. Bleh.)