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Last updated: 25 June 2017
Datum:Montag 1 Mai 1995
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-CC Metro 23
Fluggesellschaft:Bearskin Airlines
Kennzeichen: C-GYYB
Werknummer: CC-827B
Baujahr: 1993
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-612G
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Sioux Falls, ON (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Red Lake Airport, ON (YRL/CYRL), Kanada
Flug nach:Sioux Lookout Airport, ON (YXL/CYXL), Kanada
Flugnummer: 362
Approaching Sioux Lookout runway 16 after a flight from Red Lake the Metro collided with a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain (C-GYPZ) operated by Air Sandy. The Piper aircraft had just taken off from Sioux Lookout runway 34 and was climbing through 4500 feet on its way to Red Lake when its right wing collided with the Metro's right wing. The accident happened in daylight (13:30 LT) with a visibility >15 miles and a 8000 feet cloud base.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Neither flight crew saw the other aircraft in time to avoid the collision. Contributing to the occurrence were the inherent limitations of the see-and-avoid concept which preclude the effective separation of aircraft with high closure rates, the fact that neither crew was directly alerted to the presence of the other aircraft by the Flight Service specialist or by onboard electronic equipment, and an apparent lack of pilot understanding of how to optimise avoidance manoeuvring."

Accident investigation:
investigating agency: Transportation Safety Board (TSB) - Canada
status: Final
number: TSB Report A95H0008
released:4 April 1996
duration of investigation: 11 months
download report: Mid-Air Collision Between, Bearskin Airlines Fairchild Metro 23 C-GYYB and, Air Sandy Inc. Registration PA-31 Navajo C-G (TSB Report A95H0008)

» Air Safety Week 8.5.1995 (p. 4)
» Scramble 193(78)
» TSB report A95H0008


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Distance from Red Lake Airport, ON to Sioux Lookout Airport, ON as the crow flies is 169 km (106 miles).

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