Date & Time: Nov 29, 1991
Rivière-au-Saumon - Quebec City
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Pax on board:
During the takeoff roll at Rivière-au-Saumon Airport, the right engine caught fire and exploded. The crew abandoned the takeoff procedure and completed an emergency braking maneuver. All 35 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
It was determined that the aircraft's water/methanol system had been serviced from a drum containing contaminated fluid. The drum was not labelled in a properly manner.