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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23385
Last updated: 14 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna T210M Centurion
Registration: C-GPID
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Flin Flon, Manitoba -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Flin Flon, Manitoba
Destination airport:Lynn Lake, Manitoba
On 10 January 1996 at 2108 central standard time (CST), the pilot of a Cessna 210 aircraft radioed The Pas Flight Service Station (FSS) to advise them that he was ready to taxi for take-off on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Flin Flon to Lynn Lake, Manitoba. The Pas FSS acknowledged his transmission and gave him Flin Flon's current wind information and The Pas's altimeter setting. At 2110 CST, the pilot indicated that he would call airborne after take-off from runway 18. There was no further communication with the pilot. At 2123 CST, The Pas FSS contacted the Flin Flon RCMP detachment and told them that they had lost radio contact with the aircraft. The RCMP conducted a preliminary ground search of the airport and surrounding area, but could not locate the aircraft. At 2224 CST, the Search and Rescue Satellite (SARSAT) picked up an ELT signal in the vicinity of the Flin Flon airport, and the Canadian Armed Forces Rescue Control Centre (RCC) tasked Search and Rescue (SAR) Winnipeg with the search mission. The Flin Flon RCMP organized a ground search party and began a search of the surrounding area with the use of snowmobiles. The aircraft was located at 0200 CST, approximately 1 1/2 mile from the end of runway 18; the pilot was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The pilot likely lost situational awareness and inadvertently flew the aircraft into the ice surface while in controlled flight because of the combined effects of the lack of external visual references and his weak instrument flying skills. The effects of somatogravic illusion may have contributed to the pilot's disorientation.



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