Narrative:Perimeter Flight 962 had departed God's Lake Narrows for a short 27 minute medevac flight to Shamattawa to pick up a patient. The crew were flying a night time approach to runway 01 when they carried out a missed approach because they were too high and too fast. The aircraft flew into trees slightly to the left of the runway centreline in a muskeg area about 2600 feet from the departure end of runway 01. A post-crash fire was confined to the wings which had separated from the cabin and cockpit wreckage.
|Date:||Thursday 11 October 2001|
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
|Operator:||Perimeter Airlines (Inland)|
|C/n / msn:|| TC-250|
|First flight:|| 1978|
|Engines:|| 2 Garrett TPE331-3UW-303G|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1 km (0.6 mls) from Shamattawa Airport, MB (ZTM) (Canada)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Gods Lake Narrows Airport, MB (YGO/CYGO), Canada|
|Destination airport:||Shamattawa Airport, MB (ZTM), Canada|
FINDINGS AS TO CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
1. The aircraft was flown into terrain during an overshoot because the required climb angle was not set and maintained to ensure a positive rate of climb.
2. During the go-around, conditions were present for somatogravic illusion, which most likely led to the captain losing situational awareness.
3. The first officer did not monitor the aircraft instruments during a critical stage of flight; it is possible that he was affected by somatogravic illusion and/or distracted by the non-directional beacon to the extent that he lost situational awareness.
Official accident investigation report