PROBABLE CAUSE: "The investigation concludes that the primary cause of the accident was pilot error. The investigation concludes that contributing factors were: 1) Failure to use the approved checklist; 2) Failure to monitor flight instruments accurately during flight; 3) Failure to give due attention to the aural warning device."
As a result of this accident Hummingbird has set the aural 'gear down' warning to activate at 90 knots for all the aircraft in the fleet instead of 80kts.
- The investigation recommends that the pilot should attain a minimum of 300 hrs on the C208 prior appointment of the pilot as PIC.
- The investigation recommends that the pilot should undergo an absolute minimum of 2 hours of re-training on type. This training is to be conducted in a non-revenue flight.
- The investigation recommends that upon completion of the 2 hours of re-current flight training on type, the pilot should be checked out by a Designated Check
Pilot to be appointed by CAD. This check will be monitored by CAD Flight Operations.
- The aural warning speed switch should be adjusted to activate at 95 knots or 100 knots, thereby allowing the pilot time to react accordingly without distraction during the final approach segment of the flight.
- The investigation recommends that the pilot should undergo 15 hours of line indoctrination by a Training Captain - at the end of which a line check will be carried out by a Designated Check Pilot. CAD will monitor this line check.