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Last updated: 22 September 2018
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 2 novembre 2001
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Compagnie:Stage Air Ltd.
Immatriculation: C-GGUH
Numéro de série: 208B0827
Année de Fabrication: 2000
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) (   Canada)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:Tuktoyaktuk Airport, NT (YUB/CYUB), Canada
Aéroport de destination:Inuvik/Mike Zubko Airport, NT (YEV/CYEV), Canada
The Cessna Caravan, C-GGUH, was on a visual flight rules flight, at night, from Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, to Inuvik-Mike Zubko Airport, when instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) were encountered. Before entering the Inuvik control zone, the pilot contacted the air traffic controller and was issued an instrument approach clearance for runway 23 at 19:32 local time. During the approach the aircraft contacted a hill top four nautical miles north of the airport and came to rest in an upright position. The aircraft was substantially damaged; the pilot and the one passenger sustained minor injuries.

Probable Cause:

Findings as to Causes and Contributing Factors
1. The pilot did not adequately plan for the IFR approach, did not execute the approach in a manner so as to align the aircraft with the runway, and flew into terrain.
2. The pilot=s low comfort level with IFR procedures coupled with the relatively short time to organize for the assigned approach most likely resulted in the pilot losing situational awareness.
3. The pilot did not use the autopilot or the radar altimeter to reduce workload and provide terrain alerting during the approach.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 1 months
Accident number: A01W0269
Download report: Final report


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tuktoyaktuk Airport, NT et Inuvik/Mike Zubko Airport, NT est de 126 km (79 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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