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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Date:Monday 25 October 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 100 King Air
Operator:Kenn Borek Air
Registration: C-FAFD
MSN: B-42
First flight: 1970
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kirby Lake Airport, AB (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Edmonton Municipal Airport, AB (YXD/CYXD), Canada
Destination airport:?
Flightnumber: 103
The Kenn Borek Air Beechcraft 100, operating as flight KBA103, was on an instrument flight rules flight from the Edmonton City Centre Airport to Kirby Lake, Alberta. At approximately 11:14, during the approach to runway 08 at the Kirby Lake Airport, the aircraft struck the ground, 174 feet short of the threshold. The aircraft bounced and came to rest off the edge of the runway. There were 2 flight crew members and 8 passengers on board. The captain sustained fatal injuries. Four occupants, including the co-pilot, sustained serious injuries. The 5 remaining passengers received minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged. A small, post impact, electrical fire in the cockpit was extinguished by survivors and first responders. The emergency locator transmitter was activated on impact.

Probable Cause:

1. The conduct of the flight crew members during the instrument approach prevented them from effectively monitoring the performance of the aircraft.
2. During the descent below the minimum descent altitude, the airspeed reduced to a point where the aircraft experienced an aerodynamic stall and loss of control. There was insufficient altitude to effect recovery prior to ground impact.
3. For unknown reasons, the stall warning horn did not activate; this may have provided the crew with an opportunity to avoid the impending stall.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 240 days (8 months)
Accident number: A10W0171
Download report: Final report



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