Accident Cessna 208B Grand Caravan C-FTZF,
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Date:Friday 3 January 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Owner/operator:Nakina Outpost Camps & Airservice
Registration: C-FTZF
MSN: 208B0389
Year of manufacture:1994
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Nakina Airport, ON (YQN) -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Nakina Airport, ON (YQN/CYQN)
Destination airport:Fort Hope Airport, ON (YFH/CYFH)
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Caravan C-FTZF was cleared for takeoff at Nakina (YQN) runway 09. Some 3/4 of the way through the takeoff run, a yaw to the right was experienced.
This yaw was controlled and the aircraft lifted off the runway. The plane then began to yaw again and the pilot barely managed to control it. The Caravan descended, struck a frozen lake, flipped over and came to rest inverted approximately 1,000 feet past the end of the runway and 200 feet to the right of the extended right edge of the runway.

CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: "The pilot experienced directional control difficulties during the take-off run, probably because the rudder trim was set at the near full left position. Because the rudder trim indicator could be moved without affecting the actual rudder trim, it is probable that it did not reflect the actual position of the rudder trim."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB
Report number: TSB Report A97O0001
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

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