Accident Saab 340A C-FPAI,
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Date:Wednesday 8 January 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Saab 340A
Owner/operator:Provincial Airlines
Registration: C-FPAI
MSN: 340A-047
Year of manufacture:1985
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor, written off
Location:Stephenville International Airport, NL (YJT) -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:St. John's Airport, NL (YYT/CYYT)
Destination airport:Stephenville International Airport, NL (YJT/CYJT)
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Provincial Airlines Saab 340 aircraft, operating as flight PVL913, was on approach to landing on runway 27 at Stephenville Airport (YJT). At approximately 100 feet above ground level the visibility began to drop due to drifting snow but the crew could still see the runway. On touchdown the crew could still see the runway however, when reverse thrust was selected the loose snow was blown around and the crew lost sight of the runway side lights. The aircraft's left main landing gear then struck a snowdrift in the un-plowed section of the runway. The aircraft was stopped after completely entering the snowdrift. Both propellers were damaged. There were no injuries.


TSB Report A14A0002


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW); May 1994

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