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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 4 March 1997
Time:13:10 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operator:Air Georgian
Registration: C-FESJ
C/n / msn: 208B-0089
First flight: 1988
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport, ON (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Hamilton Airport, ON (YHM/CYHM), Canada
Destination airport:Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport, ON, Canada
Flightnumber: 926
Narrative:
Flight GGN926, a Cessna 208B departed Hamilton on an IFR flight to Lake Simcoe Regional Airport. The flight had been cleared for an IFR approach by the Simcoe controller and changed to the UNICOM frequency.
A witness indicated that as the flight approached the runway, a wing dipped and caught the ground and then the nose struck. There is no specific weather report available for the airport. A pilot report at 1340Z (30 minutes after the accident), distributed by Kingston FSS, indicated severe clear icing in the Simcoe area between 8,500' and 9,500'.

Classification:
Icing
Loss of control

Sources:
» CADORS Number: 1997O0116


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Distance from Hamilton Airport, ON to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport, ON as the crow flies is 148 km (92 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from 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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