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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 11 septiembre 2003
Hora:ca 21:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operador:Wasaya Airways
Registración: C-FKAB
Numéro de série: 208B-0305
Año de Construcción: 1992
Horas Totales de la Célula:16770
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:10 km (6.3 milles) NW of Summer Beaver, ON (   Canadá)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Pickle Lake Airport, ON (YPL/CYPL), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Summer Beaver Airport, ON (SUR), Canadá
Número de Vuelo: 125
Descripción:
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

Fuentes:
» 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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