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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Date:Friday 29 November 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-272 Srs. 2A
Operator:Air Creebec
Registration: C-GGOO
C/n / msn: 1692
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rivičre-au-Saumon, QC (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rivičre-au-Saumon, QC, Canada
Destination airport:Quebec Airport, QC (YQB/CYQB), Canada
The no. 2 engine exploded on takeoff. A fire erupted and the takeoff was aborted.

Probable Cause:

It was subsequently determined that the aircraft's water/methanol system had been serviced from a drum containing contaminated fluid. The drum had not been appropriately labelled.

» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/94 (#109)


photo of Hawker Siddeley HS-748-272 Srs. 2A ZS-SBV
ZS-SBV was bought in November 1983 by Austin Airways. Air Creebec bought the plane in December 1988.
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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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