Crash of an Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante in Little Grand Rapids: 4 killed

Date & Time: Dec 9, 1997 at 1526 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-GVRO
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Winnipeg - Little Grand Rapids
MSN:
110-285
YOM:
1980
Flight number:
4K301
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
15000
Captain / Total hours on type:
114.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
700
Copilot / Total hours on type:
367
Aircraft flight hours:
13724

Crash of a Swearingen SA226AC Metro II in Gods River

Date & Time: Nov 1, 1996 at 1423 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FHOZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Winnipeg-Gods Lake Narrows-Gods River-Winnipeg
MSN:
TC-283
YOM:
1979
Flight number:
UW207
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of an Avro 748 in Sandy Lake: 7 killed

Date & Time: Nov 10, 1993 at 1805 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GQTH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Winnipeg-Sandy Lake-Saint Theresa Point-Island Lake-Winnipeg
MSN:
1617
YOM:
1967
Flight number:
7N205
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Captain / Total flying hours:
16000
Captain / Total hours on type:
4500.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
6500
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1100
Aircraft flight hours:
29284

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2 Marquise in Rapid City: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 9, 1990 at 1114 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N64MD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Yuma-Rapid City-Winnipeg
MSN:
0747
YOM:
1979
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
5985
Captain / Total hours on type:
291.00
Aircraft flight hours:
4382

Crash of a Fokker F28 in Dryden: 24 killed

Date & Time: Mar 10, 1989 at 1209 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FONF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Thunder Bay - Dryden - Winnipeg
MSN:
11060
YOM:
1972
Flight number:
GX1363
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
65
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
24
Captain / Total flying hours:
24000
Captain / Total hours on type:
82.00
Aircraft flight hours:
20852
Aircraft flight cycles:
23773
Circumstances:
Crashed on takeoff due to icing. The aircraft has not been deiced prior to departure.

Crash of a Douglas DC-9-32 in Toronto: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 26, 1978 at 0808 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-TLV
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ottawa - Toronto - Winnipeg - Vancouver
MSN:
47197
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
AC189
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
102
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Aircraft flight hours:
25476
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll on runway 23L, at a speed of 145 knots, the crew heard a thumping noise and felt vibrations. In a meantime, the right engine power dropped and a warning light coupled to the right main gear illuminated. The copilot informed the captain about the fact that the right main gear was unsafe. At a speed of 149 knots, the captain decided to abandon the takeoff procedure and initiated an emergency braking maneuver. He deployed the spoilers and activated the thrust reversers systems. The airplane was unable to stop within the 1,219 meters remaining, overran at a speed of 70 knots, rolled on a distance of 139 meters then went down a 15 meters high embankment and eventually came to rest, broken in three. Two passengers were killed while 55 others were injured and 50 unhurt.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the tire n°3 located on the right main gear burst during takeoff, probably due to wear. Few rubber debris damaged various elements of the main gear while other rubber debris were thrown into the right engine, causing it to lose power and the thrust reverser system to malfunction. The decision of the captain to abandon the takeoff procedure was correct but taken too late, more than four seconds after the warning light illuminated in the cockpit. A lack of crew training in emergency situations and a lack of increased monitoring of tire wear were considered as contributing factors. It was also determined that a period of 65,7 seconds elapsed between the brake release and the immobilization of the aircraft.

Crash of a Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander in Winnipeg

Date & Time: May 26, 1978
Operator:
Registration:
C-FEYG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1121-081
YOM:
1966
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Winnipeg Airport, the crew encountered local patches of fog when the airplane struck the ground and crashed short of runway 13 threshold. All three occupants were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Grumman CS-2F-3 Tracker into Whitewater Lake

Date & Time: Sep 15, 1977
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
12179
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
North Bay - Winnipeg
MSN:
DH78
YOM:
1966
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from North Bay to Winnipeg, the aircraft was ditched into Whitewater Lake, about 11 km northwest of Sudbury. All four crew members were injured and the aircraft was written off.