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Crash of a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu near Makkovik: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 1, 2019 at 0800 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N757NY
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Goose Bay - Narsarsuaq
MSN:
46-36657
YOM:
2015
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a ferry flight from Goose Bay to UK via Narsarsuaq and departed Goose Bay Airport at 0723LT. Bound to the northeast, the single engine airplane flew at an altitude varying between 600 and 700 metres and a speed of 200-240 km/h when it struck a mountain located about 74 km southeast of Makkovik, Newfoundland, about 37 minutes after takeoff. SAR operations were hampered due to blizzard and a ground search and rescue team consisting of nine people from Makkovik reached the two men by snowmobile on Wednesday evening. At the time, one was conscious while another was unconscious. They reached Makkovik around 2100LT, but couldn't get a helicopter out until early Thursday morning due to poor weather conditions. Both pilots were evacuated in the morning of May 2 but one of them died from his injuries later in the day.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Cartwright: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 26, 2010 at 0930 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-FZSD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Goose Bay - Cartwright - Black Tickle - Goose Bay
MSN:
31-7405233
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
9000
Circumstances:
Aircraft departed on a round trip flight from Goose Bay to Cartwright and Black Tickle before returning to Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. The pilot was to deliver freight to Cartwright as well as a passenger and some freight to Black Tickle. At approximately 0905, the pilot made a radio broadcast advising that the aircraft was 60 nautical miles west of Cartwright. No further radio broadcasts were received. The aircraft did not arrive at destination and, at 1010, was reported as missing. The search for the aircraft was hampered by poor weather. On 28 May 2010, at about 2200, the aircraft wreckage was located on a plateau in the Mealy Mountains. Both occupants of the aircraft were fatally injured. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post-crash fire. There was no emergency locator transmitter on board and, as such, no signal was received.
Probable cause:
The pilot conducted a visual flight rules (VFR) flight into deteriorating weather in a mountainous region.
The pilot lost visual reference with the ground and the aircraft struck the rising terrain in level, controlled flight.
Final Report:

Crash of a Britten-Norman Islander in Port Hope Simpson: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 7, 2009 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FJJR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon - Port Hope Simpson
MSN:
0424
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
13500
Captain / Total hours on type:
600.00
Circumstances:
The pilot was tasked with a medical evacuation flight to take a patient from Port Hope Simpson to St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador. The aircraft departed the company’s base of operations at Forteau, Newfoundland and Labrador, at approximately 0620 Newfoundland and Labrador daylight time. At approximately 0650, he made radio contact with the airfield attendant at the Port Hope Simpson Airport, advising that he was four nautical miles from the airport for landing. The weather in Port Hope Simpson was reported to be foggy. There were no further transmissions from the aircraft. Although the aircraft could not be seen, it could be heard west of the field. An application of power was heard, followed shortly thereafter by the sound of an impact. Once the fog cleared about 30 minutes later, smoke was visible in the hills approximately four nautical miles to the west of the Port Hope Simpson Airport. A ground search team was dispatched from Port Hope Simpson and the wreckage was found at approximately 1100. The sole occupant of the aircraft was fatally injured. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a severe post-crash fire. There was no emergency locator transmitter signal.
Probable cause:
The aircraft departed controlled flight, likely in an aerodynamic stall, and impacted terrain for undetermined reasons.
The lack of onboard recording devices prevented the investigation from determining the reasons why the aircraft departed controlled flight.
Final Report:

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Crossroads Lake

Date & Time: Jul 14, 2008 at 0816 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FPQC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Crossroads Lake - Schefferville
MSN:
873
YOM:
1956
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
7885
Captain / Total hours on type:
1000.00
Circumstances:
The Labrador Air Safari (1984) Inc. float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 (Beaver) aircraft (registration C-FPQC, serial number 873) departed Crossroads Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador, at approximately 0813 Atlantic daylight time with the pilot and six passengers on board. About three minutes after take-off as the aircraft continued in the climb-out, the engine failed abruptly. When the engine failed, the aircraft was about 350 feet above ground with a ground speed of about 85 miles per hour. The pilot initiated a left turn and, shortly after, the aircraft crashed in a bog. The pilot and four of the occupants were seriously injured; two occupants received minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged, but there was no post-impact fire. The impact forces activated the onboard emergency locator transmitter.
Probable cause:
The linkpin plugs had not been installed in the recently overhauled engine, causing inadequate lubrication to the linkpin bushings, increased heat, and eventually an abrupt engine failure.
Immediately following the engine failure, while the pilot manoeuvred the aircraft for a forced landing, the aircraft entered an aerodynamic stall at a height from which recovery was not possible.
Final Report:

Crash of a Swearingen SA227AC Metro III in Goose Bay

Date & Time: Mar 4, 2002 at 0503 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FITW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saint John's-Goose Bay
MSN:
AC-638
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
PB905
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Boeing 737-200 in Saint John's

Date & Time: Apr 4, 2001 at 0615 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GDCC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hamilton-Montréal-Halifax-Saint John's
MSN:
20681
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Davis Inlet: 1 killed

Date & Time: Mar 19, 1999 at 0945 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-FWLQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Goose Bay-Davis Inlet
MSN:
724
YOM:
1980
Flight number:
PB960
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
1600
Captain / Total hours on type:
2500.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
500
Copilot / Total hours on type:
70
Aircraft flight hours:
30490

Crash of a Pilatus PC-12 in Clarenville

Date & Time: May 18, 1998 at 1741 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
C-FKAL
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saint John’s-Goose Bay
MSN:
0151
YOM:
1996
Flight number:
FKL151
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4700
Captain / Total hours on type:
800.00
Aircraft flight hours:
3913

Crash of a Learjet 36 in Stephenville: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 6, 1996 at 0238 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N14TX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Grand Rapids-Stephenville-Shannon
MSN:
36-033
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
5700
Captain / Total hours on type:
3000.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2800
Copilot / Total hours on type:
400

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Newfoundland: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 1996 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
C-FFHF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ugly Lake-Goose Bay
MSN:
0019
YOM:
1949
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
894