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Crash of a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air in Gillam

Date & Time: Apr 24, 2019 at 1900 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-FRMV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Winnipeg - Churchill
MSN:
BB-979
YOM:
1982
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was on its way from Winnipeg to Churchill, carrying two paramedics and two pilots on an ambulance flight. While passing over Gillam, the crew encountered an unexpected situation, declared an emergency and diverted to Gillam Airport. On final approach, the airplane struck the icy surface of Stephens Lake. While contacting the shore, both main gears were torn off and the airplane came to a rest near the runway threshold. All four occupants were evacuated safely.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Thompson

Date & Time: Sep 15, 2015 at 1845 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-FXLO
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Thompson – Winnipeg
MSN:
31-8052022
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Thompson Regional Airport, while climbing, the crew informed ATC about unexpected problems and attempted to return to his departure point. On approach, the twin engine aircraft crashed in a wooded area located 2 km south of the airport. All eight occupants were injured and evacuated to local hospital while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Snow Lake: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 18, 2012 at 1005 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
C-GAGP
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Snow Lake - Winnipeg
MSN:
208-1213
YOM:
2006
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Few minutes after take off from Snow lake Airport, bound to Winnipeg in poor weather conditions, aircraft crashed in the bush two km from Snow Lake. The pilot, aged 40, was killed, while all eight passengers, local minors, were seriously injured. Aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Pukatawagan: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 4, 2011 at 1610 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FMCB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Pukatawagan - The Pas
MSN:
208-1114
YOM:
2005
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
1900
Captain / Total hours on type:
400.00
Circumstances:
The Beaver Air Services Limited Partnership Cessna 208B (registration C-FMCB serial number 208B1114), operated by its general partner Missinippi Management Ltd (Missinippi Airways), was departing Pukatawagan, Manitoba, for The Pas/Grace Lake Airport, Manitoba. At approximately 1610 Central Daylight Time, the pilot began the takeoff roll from Runway 33. The aircraft did not become fully airborne, and the pilot rejected the takeoff. The pilot applied reverse propeller thrust and braking, but the aircraft departed the end of the runway and continued down an embankment into a ravine. A post-crash fire ensued. One of the passengers was fatally injured; the pilot and the 7 other passengers egressed from the aircraft with minor injuries. The aircraft was destroyed. The emergency locator transmitter did not activate.
Probable cause:
Findings as to Causes and Contributing Factors:
Runway conditions, the pilot's takeoff technique, and possible shifting wind conditions combined to reduce the rate of the aircraft's acceleration during the takeoff roll and prevented it from attaining takeoff airspeed. The pilot rejected the takeoff past the point from which a successful rejected takeoff could be completed within the available stopping distance. The steep drop-off and sharp slope reversal at the end of Runway 33 contributed to the occupant injuries and fuel system damage that in turn caused the fire. This complicated passenger evacuation and prevented the rescue of the injured passenger. The deceased passenger was not wearing the available shoulder harness. This contributed to the serious injuries received as a result of the impact when the aircraft reached the bottom of the ravine and ultimately to his death in the post-impact fire.
Findings as to Risk:
If pilots are not aware of the increased aerodynamic drag during takeoff while using soft-field takeoff techniques they may experience an unexpected reduction in takeoff performance. Incomplete passenger briefings or inattentive passengers increase the risk that they will be unable to carry out critical egress procedures during an aircraft evacuation. When data recordings are not available to an investigation, this may preclude the identification and communication of safety deficiencies to advance transportation safety. Although the runway at Pukatawagan and many other aerodromes are compliant with Aerodrome Standards and Recommended Practices (TP 312E), the topography of the terrain beyond the runway ends may increase the likelihood of damage to aircraft and injuries to crew and passengers in the event of an aircraft overrunning or landing short. TC's responses to TSB recommendations for action to reduce the risk of post-impact fires have been rated as Unsatisfactory. As a result, there is a continuing risk of post-impact fires in impact-survivable accidents involving these aircraft. The lack of accelerate stop distance information for aircraft impedes the crew's ability to plan the takeoff-reject point accurately.
Other finding:
Several anomalies were found in the engine's power control hardware. There was no indication that these anomalies contributed to the occurrence.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air A100 in Island Lake

Date & Time: Jan 16, 2009 at 2110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GNAA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Thompson - Island Lake
MSN:
B-24
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3200
Captain / Total hours on type:
500.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1200
Copilot / Total hours on type:
620
Circumstances:
The crew was on a re-positioning flight from Thompson to Island Lake, Manitoba. On arrival in the Island Lake area, the crew commenced an instrument approach to Runway 12. On the final approach segment, the aircraft descended below the minimum descent altitude and the crew initiated a missed approach. During the missed approach, the aircraft struck trees. The crew was able to return for a landing on Runway 12 at Island Lake without further incident. The two crew members were not injured; the aircraft sustained damage to its right wing and landing gear doors. The accident occurred during hours of darkness at approximately 2110 Central Standard Time.
Probable cause:
The crew conducted an Area Navigation (RNAV) approach for which they were not trained, with an aircraft that was not properly equipped nor approved for such purpose.
The aircraft descended 300 feet below the minimum descent altitude (MDA) as a result of a number of lapses, errors and adaptations which, when combined, resulted in the mismanaged approach.
The aural warning on the aircraft’s altitude alerter had been silenced prior to the approach, which precluded it from alerting the crew when the aircraft descended below minimum descent altitude.
The SkyNorth standard operating procedures for conducting a non-precision approach were not followed, which resulted in the aircraft descending below the minimum descent altitude. During the ensuing missed approach, the aircraft struck trees.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air 100 in God's Lake Narrows

Date & Time: Nov 22, 2008 at 2140 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FSNA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Gods Lake Narrows - Thompson
MSN:
B-227
YOM:
1976
Flight number:
SNA683
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3200
Captain / Total hours on type:
1850.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1000
Copilot / Total hours on type:
500
Circumstances:
The Sky North Air Ltd. Beechcraft A100 (registration C-FSNA, serial number B-227) operating as SN683 departed Runway 32 at Gods Lake Narrows, Manitoba, for Thompson, Manitoba with two pilots, a flight nurse, and two patients on board. Shortly after takeoff, while in a climbing left turn, smoke and then fire emanated from the pedestal area in the cockpit. The crew continued the turn, intending to return to Runway 14 at Gods Lake Narrows. The aircraft contacted trees and came to rest in a wooded area about one-half nautical mile northwest of the airport. The accident occurred at 2140 central standard time. All five persons onboard evacuated the aircraft; two received minor injuries. At approximately 0250, the accident site was located and the occupants were evacuated. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post-crash fire. The emergency locator transmitter was consumed by the fire and whether or not it transmitted a signal is unknown.
Probable cause:
An electrical short circuit in the cockpit pedestal area produced flames and smoke, which induced the crew to take emergency action.
The detrimental effects of aging on the wires involved may have been a factor in this electrical arc event.
The crew elected to return to the airport at low level in an environment with inadequate visual references. As a result, control of the aircraft was lost at an altitude from which a recovery was not possible.
Final Report:

Crash of a Swearingen SA226AC Metro II in Norway House

Date & Time: Nov 8, 2006 at 0834 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FTNV
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Winnipeg-Norway House
MSN:
TC-239E
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
PAG105
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6000
Captain / Total hours on type:
4500.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4000
Copilot / Total hours on type:
15
Circumstances:
On landing, the aircraft veered off runway 05/23 and the left undercarriage was torn off while hitting rocky terrain. The left and nose gear collapsed. Nobody was hurt but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Winnipeg: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 6, 2005 at 0542 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FEXS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Winnipeg-Thunder Bay
MSN:
208-0542
YOM:
1996
Flight number:
FDX8060
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
4570
Captain / Total hours on type:
1500.00
Aircraft flight hours:
6724
Circumstances:
After takeoff from runway 36 at 0537LT, the pilot was cleared to climb to 9,000 feet. Few minutes later, the pilot reported icing conditions and obtainted the permission to return to airport. The single engine aircraft impacted on railroad tracks about 3 miles southeast of the airport. The pilot, was killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Winnipeg: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 11, 2002 at 0920 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-GPOW
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lac Gunisao-Winnipeg
MSN:
31-7305093
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
3000

Crash of a Swearingen SA227AC Metro III in Manitoba: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 11, 2001 at 2333 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GYPA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Gods Lake Narrows-Shamattawa
MSN:
TC-250
YOM:
1978
Flight number:
PAG962
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
3100
Captain / Total hours on type:
1100.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1200
Copilot / Total hours on type:
900