Crash of a BAe Jetstream 31 in Lloydminster

Date & Time: Jan 20, 1998 at 1810 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
C-FBIE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Calgary-Lloydminster
MSN:
815
YOM:
1988
Flight number:
ABK933
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4786
Captain / Total hours on type:
635.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1450
Copilot / Total hours on type:
151
Aircraft flight hours:
16180

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Rainbow Lake

Date & Time: Jan 15, 1998 at 1935 LT
Registration:
C-FZBW
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rainbow Lake-High Level-Edmonton-Calgary
MSN:
31-8152096
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3700
Captain / Total hours on type:
93.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
632
Copilot / Total hours on type:
277

Crash of a Beechcraft 99 in Fort Chipewyan

Date & Time: Dec 6, 1996 at 1945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
C-GSFP
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fort McMurray-Fort Chipewyan
MSN:
U-043
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
3T103
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond in Jasper

Date & Time: Mar 1, 1995 at 0920 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GLIG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Williams Lake-Jasper
MSN:
0076
YOM:
1984
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3500
Captain / Total hours on type:
360.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
13500
Copilot / Total hours on type:
350
Aircraft flight hours:
3290

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Wainwright: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 22, 1993
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
130321
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Wainwright - Wainwright
MSN:
4191
YOM:
1967
Flight number:
Trucker 21
Country:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Crashed near Wainwright Airport while practising cargo drop. Five crew members were killed in the accident. The call sign is not confirmed.
Those killed were:
Cpt Michael G. Allen,
Cpt Vincent L. Schurman,
M/WO Joseph Sylvio Castonguay,
Sgt Alain Michaud,
M/Cpl Ronald J. McWilliam.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-3 Otter in Alberta: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 22, 1993 at 0922 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GKPB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Villeneuve-Villeneuve
MSN:
274
YOM:
1959
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-5D Buffalo in Calgary

Date & Time: Jul 17, 1990 at 1640 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAE064
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Quito – Billings – Calgary
MSN:
64
YOM:
1976
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft suffered an incident in Ecuador few days prior to this accident and damages were reported to the undercarriage. A ferry flight to Calgary was arranged so the aircraft could be repaired by technicians by De Havilland Canada. The flight from Quito to Calgary was completed with the undercarriage down. Upon touchdown on runway 28 at Calgary Airport, the nose gear collapsed. The airplane slid on its nose and came rest, bursting into flames. In a hurry, both pilots escaped the cabin and did not stop both engines. Hydraulic fluids ignited and the aircraft was totally destroyed by fire. Both pilots were uninjured. Dual registration FAE064 and HC-BFH.
Probable cause:
It was concluded that the self-centering mechanism could be forced off centre because of a system malfunction caused by the previous accident or by intentional nosewheel steering input, which would cause enough pressure to shear the pins. The internal damage to the controlcam mechanism allowed the wheels to be off centre at touchdown. Marks on the adjacent sides of the pulleys showed that the cable had been lodged in the space between the two pulleys. Although the extent of this damage was limited, it was representative of damage caused by the previous jungle accident and would have caused the sluggish response to nosewheel commands experienced earlier by the crew. When the weight of the aircraft settled on the misaligned nosewheel, the temporary ferry repairs failed in overload and the nosewheel collapsed.

Crash of a Beechcraft B200 Super King Air in Fort McMurray

Date & Time: Dec 10, 1986
Operator:
Registration:
C-GKRL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
BB-878
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While approaching Fort McMurray Airport, the twin engine airplane struck tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located 11 km southeast of the airfield. All four occupants were seriously injured.