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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 12 December 2016
Time:12:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Operator:Grondair Aviation
Registration: C-FONY
C/n / msn: B-154
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Saint-Frédéric Airport, QC (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Saint-Frédéric Airport, QC, Canada
Destination airport:Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, QC (YQB/CYQB), Canada
Narrative:
A Grondair Beech A100 (C-FONY) was on an IFR flight from Saint-Frédéric Airport to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport in Canada. During the initial take-off run on runway 05, a loss of directional control occurred. The pilot tried unsuccessfully to bring the aircraft back to the centre of the runway. The aircraft exited on the left side of the runway at about 1000 ft from the threshold into the snow. The two pilots were not injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: No formal investigation conducted
Accident number: A16Q0165

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» TSB A16Q0165


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Distance from Saint-Frédéric Airport, QC to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, QC as the crow flies is 60 km (38 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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