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

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Manitoba

Date & Time: Aug 29, 1999 at 1532 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-GHMK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saint Andrews-Berens River
MSN:
31-7952120
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-3 Otter in Manitoba: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 25, 1999 at 1320 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FIFP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Long Hole-Long Hole
MSN:
073
YOM:
1955
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
23960

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 a Beechcraft 18 in Selkirk

Date & Time: Jun 5, 1995 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FSFH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lac Bradburn-Selkirk
MSN:
5840
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
9000
Captain / Total hours on type:
700.00
Aircraft flight hours:
15748

Crash of a Britten-Norman Islander in Paungassi Lake

Date & Time: Jan 25, 1995 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GSGK
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
0383
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Swearingen SA226T Merlin in Thompson: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 1, 1994 at 0001 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FFYC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Coral Harbour-Churchill-Thomson
MSN:
T26-36
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
20000
Captain / Total hours on type:
3160.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3700
Copilot / Total hours on type:
375
Aircraft flight hours:
12633

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-4T Turbo Caribou in Gimli: 3 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 1992 at 1020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N400NC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Gimli - Gimli
MSN:
240
YOM:
1965
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Following maintenance, the crew was engaged in a local test flight at Gimli Airport. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing steeply to a height of about 200 feet, the aircraft entered a right turn then nosed down and crashed near the runway, bursting into flames. All three occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the aircraft was just coming out from maintenance after several parts have been replaced on elevators and rudder. The crew took part to these assembly operations made necessary due to a rudder lock system malfunction. The crew lost control of the aircraft shortly after rotation due to the rudder jamming unexpectedly following a failure in the locking mechanism. Investigations show that the assembly operations were carried out in accordance with regulations in force and it is believed that a mechanical failure is the only plausible hypothesis to explain the accident as the crew did not make any error.