Narrative:The Metro landed nosegear-first on runway 19, veered to the left, ran off the side of the runway and came to rest 200 feet to the left of the gravel strip.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Wednesday 23 October 1996|
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
|C/n / msn:|| TC-215E|
|First flight:|| 1977|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Puvirnituq Airport, QC (YPX) (Canada)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||La Grande Airport, QC (YGL/CYGL), Canada|
|Destination airport:||Puvirnituq Airport, QC (YPX), Canada|
PROBABLE CAUSE: A hydraulic servo valve had not been removed, despite the suggestion of the manufacturer to replace the item. A replacement of the valve might have prevented the accident. Miscommunication between the pilot and co-pilot was a contributing factor.
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Distance from La Grande Airport, QC to Puvirnituq Airport, QC as the crow flies is 710 km (444 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.