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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 27 December 2016
Time:17:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:W M K Holdings Ltd
Registration: C-GHLI
C/n / msn: 208B-0565
First flight: 1996
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:0,5 km (0.3 mls) SW of Fort McMurray Airport, AB (YMM) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Camrose Airport, AB, Canada
Destination airport:Fort McMurray Airport, AB (YMM/CYMM), Canada
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan sustained damage in an accident near Fort McMurray Airport, Alberta, Canada.
The aircraft was on a VFR flight from Camrose to Fort McMurray, Canada . During the descent through 3 000 feet ASL, approximately 6 nautical miles South of Fort McMurray, the RESERVOIR FUEL LOW warning light illuminated. The pilot completed the checklist for this emergency and informed ATC that the aircraft had an engine issue, however without declaring an emergency. The pilot continued to join the base leg for runway 25 at Fort McMurray Airport. During the turn from base leg to final approach, the engine lost power approximately 1 nautical mile from the runway. The pilot determined that the aircraft would not make the runway and elected to land on a service road east of the airport. The aircraft landed in a field off airport property, approximately 1400 feet South West of the threshold of runway 25. The pilot and the three passengers exited the aircraft with no injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage, however there was no post-crash fire.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: No formal investigation conducted
Accident number: A16W0181

Sources:
» fortmcmurraytoday.com
» CBC
» Transport Canada

METAR Weather report:
00:00 UTC / 17:00 local time:
CYMM 280000Z AUTO 23014KT 9SM OVC100 M03/M08 A2923 RMK SLP924

01:00 UTC / 18:00 local time:
CYMM 280100Z AUTO 23010KT 9SM OVC100 M03/M08 A2923 RMK SLP925


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Distance from Camrose Airport, AB to Fort McMurray Airport, AB as the crow flies is 411 km (257 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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