Crash of an ATR42-300 in Fond-du-Lac: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 13, 2017 at 1815 LT
Type of aircraft: ATR42-300 (30674)">
Operator: West Wind Aviation (40395)">
Registration:
C-GWEA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fond-du-Lac - Stony Rapids
MSN:
240
YOM:
1991
Flight number:
WEW280
Location: Fond-du-Lac (19887)"> Saskatchewan (15971)">
Country: Canada (13435)">
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
22
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after a night takeoff from Fond-du-Lac Airport, en route to Stony Rapids, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances in a wooded area located one km from the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed and among the 25 people on board, several were evacuated to local hospital with serious injuries. 13 days later, on December 26, a passenger died from his injuries.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo near Schefferville: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 30, 2017 at 2015 LT
Type of aircraft: Piper PA-31-310 Navajo (30686)">
Operator: Exact Air (36747)">
Registration:
C-FQQB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Schefferville - Schefferville
MSN:
31-310
YOM:
1968
Location: Schefferville (25990)"> Quebec (15757)">
Country: Canada (13435)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was flying over the territory bordering the Caniapiscau River on a geological mission on behalf of Geo Data Solution (GDS), a subcontractor of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Canada, looking for metals in the soils. Following an uneventful flight, the crew was returning to Schefferville Airport when the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a snow covered field located north of the city. The wreckage was found few hours later and both occupants were killed. According to preliminary report, the left engine hit power cables that were found twisted around the left propeller.

Crash of a Cessna 500 Citation I in Winfield: 4 killed

Date & Time: Oct 13, 2016 at 2136 LT
Type of aircraft: Cessna 500 Citation (29724)">
Registration:
C-GTNG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kelowna – Calgary
MSN:
500-0169
YOM:
1974
Location: Kelowna (21429)"> British Columbia (14080)">
Country: Canada (13435)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 34 at Kelowna Airport, the crew was cleared to climb to 8,600 feet. Once the altitude of 4,800 feet was reached, the aircraft nosed down and descended at a rate of 2,200 feet per minute before crashing in a huge explosion east of Winfield, about five miles north of Kelowna Airport. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire, and all four occupants were killed, among them Jim Prentice, ex Premier of the Alberta Province.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver I near Laidman Lake: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 10, 2016 at 0925 LT
Registration:
C-GEWG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Vanderhoof - Laidman Lake
MSN:
842
YOM:
1955
Country: Canada (13435)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine seaplane left Vanderhoof at 0900LT on a 30 minutes flight to Laidman Lake. About five minutes before landing, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a snow covered forest located northwest of Laidman Lake, about 80 km north of Anahim Lake. The pilot was killed while all four other occupants were injured, two of them seriously. The aircraft was written off.