Accident Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II C-GYPA,
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Date:Thursday 11 October 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Owner/operator:Perimeter Airlines (Inland)
Registration: C-GYPA
MSN: TC-250
Year of manufacture:1978
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-3UW-303G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1 km from Shamattawa Airport, MB (ZTM) -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Gods Lake Narrows Airport, MB (YGO/CYGO)
Destination airport:Shamattawa Airport, MB (ZTM/CZTM)
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Perimeter Flight 962 had departed God's Lake Narrows for a short 27 minute medevac flight to Shamattawa to pick up a patient. The crew were flying a night time approach to runway 01 when they carried out a missed approach because they were too high and too fast. The aircraft flew into trees slightly to the left of the runway centreline in a muskeg area about 2600 feet from the departure end of runway 01. A post-crash fire was confined to the wings which had separated from the cabin and cockpit wreckage.

1. The aircraft was flown into terrain during an overshoot because the required climb angle was not set and maintained to ensure a positive rate of climb.
2. During the go-around, conditions were present for somatogravic illusion, which most likely led to the captain losing situational awareness.
3. The first officer did not monitor the aircraft instruments during a critical stage of flight; it is possible that he was affected by somatogravic illusion and/or distracted by the non-directional beacon to the extent that he lost situational awareness.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB
Report number: TSB Report A01C0236
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report




photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR); February 1993

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