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Last updated: 22 September 2021
Datum:maandag 4 maart 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Amik Aviation
Registratie: C-FAFV
Constructienummer: 208B0528
Bouwjaar: 1996
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:1,4 km (0.9 mijl) S of Little Grand Rapids Airport, MB (ZGR) (   Canada)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Winnipeg/St. Andrews Airport, MB (CYAV), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Little Grand Rapids Airport, MB (ZGR/CZGR), Canada
A Cessna 208B aircraft operated by Amik Aviation, was conducting a VFR flight from Winnipeg/St. Andrews (CYAV), MB to Little Grand Rapids with 1 pilot and 6 passengers on board.
Throughout the 133 nautical mile flight, the aircraft encountered a number of snow squalls, which reduced the flight visibility to approximately 3 nm. The pilot elected to continue the flight through these areas of snow squalls.
As the aircraft approached Little Grand Rapids from the south, the pilot had the airport environment in sight and manoeuvred the aircraft to join a 3 nm final approach and descent for runway 36. When the aircraft was approximately 1.75 nm (3,24 km) from the threshold of runway 36, it encountered another snow squall, which reduced the flight visibility to less than 1 nm (1,85 km). The aircraft continued the descent in reduced visibility over the snow-covered frozen surface of Family Lake.
At approximately 14:14, the pilot made the decision to initiate a go-around; however, as power was being applied, the aircraft collided with the frozen surface of Family Lake, 0.75 nm (1,39 km) from the threshold of runway 36. The aircraft remained upright and slid to a stop on the snow.
The pilot and passengers egressed the aircraft, and were transported to the Little Grand Rapids nursing station for evaluation. The pilot suffered minor injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Probable Cause:

No probable cause statement was issued by the TSB.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 204 days (7 months)
Accident number: A19C0016
Download report: Final report

» TSB A19C0016


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Winnipeg/St. Andrews Airport, MB en Little Grand Rapids Airport, MB bedraagt 245 km (153 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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