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Last updated: 19 March 2018
Datum:maandag 1 mei 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-CC Metro 23
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Bearskin Airlines
Registratie: C-GYYB
Constructienummer: CC-827B
Bouwjaar: 1993
Aantal vlieguren:3200
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-612G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Botsingsslachtoffers:slachtoffers: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Sioux Falls, ON (   Canada)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Red Lake Airport, ON (YRL/CYRL), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Sioux Lookout Airport, ON (YXL/CYXL), Canada
Vluchtnummer: 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: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: TSB Report A95H0008
Download report: Final report

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


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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 Red Lake Airport, ON en Sioux Lookout Airport, ON bedraagt 169 km (106 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the 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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