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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Date:Wednesday 9 December 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Operator:Exact Air
Registration: C-GPBA
C/n / msn: B-215
First flight: 1974
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5,5 km (3.4 mls) NW of Saint-Honoré Airport, QC (YRC) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Val-d’Or Airport, QC (YVO/CYVO), Canada
Destination airport:Saint-Honoré Airport, QC (YRC), Canada
Flightnumber: 822
A Beechcraft A100 King Air, registration C-GPBA, operated by Exact Air as flight ET822 was on an instrument flight rules flight between Val-d’Or Airport, QC (YVO) and Saint-Honoré Airport, QC (YRC), with 2 pilots and 2 passengers on board.
Last contact was at 22:40 when the aircraft was cleared for an RNAV (GNSS) runway 12 approach and switched to the aerodrome traffic frequency.
The aircraft was located at 02:24 in a wooded area approximately 3 nautical miles from the threshold of runway 12, on the approach centreline. The 2 pilots were fatally injured, and the 2 passengers were seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed on impact; there was no post crash fire.

Probable Cause:

FINDINGS AS TO CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: "For undetermined reasons, the crew continued its descent prematurely below the published approach minima, leading to a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT)."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Accident number: A09Q0203
Download report: Final report

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground



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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 Val-d’Or Airport, QC to Saint-Honoré Airport, QC as the crow flies is 497 km (311 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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