ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 208B Grand Caravan C-FTZF Nakina Airport, ON (YQN)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 3 January 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Nakina Outpost Camps & Airservice
Registration: C-FTZF
MSN: 208B0389
First flight: 1994
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Nakina Airport, ON (YQN) (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Nakina Airport, ON (YQN/CYQN), Canada
Destination airport:Fort Hope Airport, ON (YFH/CYFH), Canada
Caravan C-FTZF was cleared for takeoff at Nakina (YQN) runway 09. Some 3/4 of the way through the takeoff run, a yaw to the right was experienced.
This yaw was controlled and the aircraft lifted off the runway. The plane then began to yaw again and the pilot barely managed to control it. The Caravan descended, struck a frozen lake, flipped over and came to rest inverted approximately 1,000 feet past the end of the runway and 200 feet to the right of the extended right edge of the runway.

Probable Cause:

CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: "The pilot experienced directional control difficulties during the take-off run, probably because the rudder trim was set at the near full left position. Because the rudder trim indicator could be moved without affecting the actual rudder trim, it is probable that it did not reflect the actual position of the rudder trim."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 263 days (9 months)
Accident number: TSB Report A97O0001
Download report: Final report

Rudder issue
Loss of control


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Distance from Nakina Airport, ON to Fort Hope Airport, ON as the crow flies is 174 km (109 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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