Narrative:The no. 1 engine backfired and failed while at 700 feet. The crew feathered the propeller but the (overloaded) aircraft descended into trees and came to a halt in deep snow.
|Date:||Tuesday 15 February 1983|
|Operator:||Ontario Central Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 32813|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Shamathawa, MB ( Canada)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Master rod failure after an initial failure of a connecting rod of the no. 1 engine.
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.