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Accident description
Last updated: 25 May 2015
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 22 December 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Operating for:Kivalliq Air
Leased from:Perimeter Aviation
Registration: C-GFWX
C/n / msn: AC-650B
First flight: 1985
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-612G
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sanikiluaq Airport, NU (YSK) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Winnipeg International Airport, MB (YWG/CYWG), Canada
Destination airport:Sanikiluaq Airport, NU (YSK/CYSK), Canada
Flightnumber: 671
A Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III passenger plane was involved in an accident at Sanikiluaq Airport, NU (YSK), Canada. The flight crew sustained serious injuries, 6 passengers sustained minor injuries and one passenger, an infant, was fatally injured.
The airplane operated Kivalliq Air flight 671 from Winnipeg International Airport, MB (YWG). On the second approach, the aircraft touched down hard and a runway overrun ensued. The aircraft came to a stop approximately 150 to 200 metres past the end of the intended runway surface.

The airplane was owned by Perimeter Aviation, but carried out a flight on behalf of Kivalliq Air. Kivalliq Air is part of Keewatin Air, which is owned by the same company that owns Perimeter Aviation.

» CADORS nr. 2012C5445

METAR Weather report:
01:00 UTC / 21:00 local time:
CYSK 230100Z 07014KT 3SM -SN BLSN OVC017 M03/M04 A2918 RMK SC8 CALL OUT SLP883
Wind 070 degrees at 14 knots; Visibility: 3 miles; blowing snow, light snow; overcast cloud deck at 1700 feet AGL; Temperature: -3░C; Dewpoint -4░C; Pressure 988.2 mb

22:00 UTC / 17:00 local time:
CYSK 222200Z 01017G25KT 2SM -SN BLSN OVC012 M05/M06 A2928 RMK SC8 CALL-OUT LAST OBS/NEXT 241300UTC SLP917
Wind 010 degrees at 17 knots, gusting to 25 knots; Visibility: 2 miles; blowing snow, light snow; overcast cloud deck at 1200 feet AGL; Temperature: -5░C; Dewpoint -6░C; Pressure 991.6 mb


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
OCT 1986 N26863 Resort Air delivered
06 APR 1987 N26863 Resort Air accident: hard landing damage found on nacelles during prefelight insecption at Columbia, MO. NTSB could not determine on which flight the damage occurred.
01 OCT 1989 N26863 Trans States Airlines renamed
05 MAY 1991 N26863 Mesaba Airlines leased
DEC 1994 N26863 Trans States Airlines
10 DEC 1996 N26863 Merlin Express
18 AUG 2003 C-GFWX Western Express Air Lines registered
OCT 2004 C-GFWX stored Vancouver, BC
06 APR 2005 C-GFWX Perimeter Aviation registered
25 AUG 2010 C-GFWX Perimeter Aviation accident: heavy landing at St. Theresa Point (CYST) in strong gusting winds

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 Winnipeg International Airport, MB to Sanikiluaq Airport, NU as the crow flies is 1389 km (868 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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