Accident
Last updated: 20 September 2014
Estado:Preliminar - Oficial
Fecha:miércoles 23 octubre 1996
Hora:08:50
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Operador:Propair
Registración: C-GKFS
Numéro de série: TC-215E
Año de Construcción: 1977
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 11
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Puvirnituq Airport, QC (YPX) (   Canadá)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:La Grande Airport, QC (YGL/CYGL), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Puvirnituq Airport, QC (YPX), Canadá
Descripción:
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.

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.

Fuentes:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/97 (#111)
» Scramble 214


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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 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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