ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft B300 King Air 350 C-GEAS Thunder Bay Airport, ON (YQT)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Monday 31 January 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B300 King Air 350
Operator:Air Tindi
On behalf of:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: C-GEAS
MSN: FL-17
First flight: 1990
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Thunder Bay Airport, ON (YQT) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Trenton Canadian Forces Base, ON (YTR/CYTR), Canada
Destination airport:Thunder Bay Airport, ON (YQT/CYQT), Canada
A Beechcraft B300 King Air 350, owned by Air Tindi and operating for the Royal Canadian Air Force, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in a runway excursion accident after landing on runway 25 at Thunder Bay Airport (YQT/CYQT), Ontario, Canada.

The aircraft was operated on a mission that consisted of a multi-day cross country training and familiarization trip with three military aircrew members onboard. The accident happened on the first segment of the mission.
The crew was cleared for the RNAV Z 25 instrument approach into the Thunder Bay Airport. The weather consisted of light winds and good visibility, with a ceiling at 2200 ft AGL.
The approach proceeded normally and as the aircraft crossed through 600 ft AGL, the Pilot Flying elected to disconnect the autopilot and continue under manual control. Shortly after the aircraft crossed over the threshold of runway 25, the flying pilot reduced the two power levers to the idle position for landing. The aircraft experienced a yaw to the left and a significant drop of the left wing.
The crew initiated an overshoot, however the aircraft continued to descend and the left wing impacted the runway surface. The aircraft progressed off the runway onto the snow-covered infield. After the aircraft came to rest, the crew conducted an emergency shut down and exited the aircraft.

Runway excursion (veer-off)


METAR Weather report:
16:00 UTC / 11:00 local time:
CYQT 311600Z 20002KT 20SM OVC022 M11/M13 A2991 RMK SC8 SLP150

17:26 UTC / 12:26 local time:
CYQT 311726Z VRB02KT 20SM OVC022 M08/M10 A2989 RMK SC8 SLP140


photo of Beechcraft-B300-King-Air-350-C-GEAS
accident date: 31-01-2022
type: Beechcraft B300 King Air 350
registration: C-GEAS
photo of Beechcraft-B300-King-Air-350-C-GEAS
accident date: 31-01-2022
type: Beechcraft B300 King Air 350
registration: C-GEAS

Video, social media

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line is connecting ADS-B datapoints from Flightradar24.
Distance from Trenton Canadian Forces Base, ON to Thunder Bay Airport, ON as the crow flies is 1014 km (634 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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