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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 11 September 2003
Zeit:ca 21:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Fluggesellschaft:Wasaya Airways
Kennzeichen: C-FKAB
Werknummer: 208B-0305
Baujahr: 1992
Betriebsstunden:16770
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:10 km (6.3 Meilen) NW of Summer Beaver, ON (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Pickle Lake Airport, ON (YPL/CYPL), Kanada
Flug nach:Summer Beaver Airport, ON (SUR), Kanada
Flugnummer: 125
Unfallbericht:
Wasaya Flight 125 departed Pickle Lake (YPL) at 20:57 with an estimated arrival time of 21:36 at Sumer Beaver (SUR). The pilot flew a direct visual flight rules (VFR) routing to Summer Beaver at 3500 feet asl under night visual meteorological conditions (VMC). Ten minutes before landing at Summer Beaver, the pilot broadcast his intentions and activated the aircraft radio control of aerodrome lighting (ARCAL) of the airfield. Witnesses on the ground saw the aircraft's lights as it joined the downwind leg of the airport traffic circuit. During the approach the airplane lost control and struck heavily wooded terrain in a near vertical attitude with the wings level.

Probable Cause:

FINDINGS AS TO CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
The aircraft departed controlled flight and struck terrain for undetermined reasons.

FINDINGS AS TO RISK:
The company's flight-following procedures for flights operating in remote areas were impractical and were not consistently applied; this could compromise timely search and rescue operations following an accident.

OTHER FINDINGS:
The aircraft did not carry flight recorders. Lack of information about the cause of this accident affects TSB's ability to identify related safety deficiencies and to issue safety communications intended to prevent accidents that could occur under similar circumstances.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: TSB Report A03H0002
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» Canada NewsWire
» Reuters


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Pickle Lake Airport, ON to Summer Beaver Airport, ON as the crow flies is 180 km (112 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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