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.
Probable Cause: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.
Flightcrew's failure to monitor instruments
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground
Official accident investigation report
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
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Distance from Gods Lake Narrows Airport, MB to Shamattawa Airport, MB as the crow flies is 209 km (131 miles).