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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 7 April 2001
Time:12:12 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 100 King Air
Operator:Alberta Central Airways
Registration: C-FWPN
C/n / msn: B-51
First flight: 1970
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Grande Prairie Airport, AB (YQU) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Fort St. John Airport, BC (YXJ/CYXJ), Canada
Destination airport:Grande Prairie Airport, AB (YQU/CYQU), Canada
Narrative:
C-FWPN, a Beechcraft 100 King Air with 5 people on board, was landing on runway 29 at Grande Prairie Airport, AB (YQU) after a flight from Fort St. John Airport, BC (YXJ), when it struck a windrow of snow left beside the runway. It was reported that the aircraft touched down off the centre-line in two inches of snow and skidded off the runway surface. There was substantial damage to the aircraft's nose gear, nose cone and propellers. The runway surface was in the process of being plowed but was slippery with 2 foot high windrows on the sides.

Sources:
» CADORS 2001C0341


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Distance from Fort St. John Airport, BC to Grande Prairie Airport, AB as the crow flies is 164 km (103 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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