Narrative: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.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Saturday 22 December 2012|
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
|Operating for:||Kivalliq Air|
|Leased from:||Perimeter Aviation|
|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|
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.
Weather about the time of the accident (18:13 LT / 23:13 UTC) was reported as:
CYSK 230100Z 07014KT 3SM -SN BLSN OVC017 M03/M04 A2918 RMK SC8 CALL OUT SLP883
[21:00 LT / 01:00 UTC: 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]
CYSK 222200Z 01017G25KT 2SM -SN BLSN OVC012 M05/M06 A2928 RMK SC8 CALL-OUT LAST OBS/NEXT 241300UTC SLP917
[17:00 LT / 22:00 UTC: 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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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.