Accident Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II C-GKFS,
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Date:Wednesday 23 October 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Registration: C-GKFS
MSN: TC-215E
Year of manufacture:1975
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Puvirnituq Airport, QC (YPX) -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:La Grande Airport, QC (YGL/CYGL)
Destination airport:Puvirnituq Airport, QC (YPX/CYPX)
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Metro landed nosegear-first on runway 19, veered to the left, ran off the side of the runway and came to rest 200 feet to the left of the gravel strip.

PROBABLE CAUSE: A hydraulic servo valve had not been removed, despite the suggestion of the manufacturer to replace the item. A replacement of the valve might have prevented the accident. Miscommunication between the pilot and co-pilot was a contributing factor.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB
Report number: A96Q0176
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report


ICAO Adrep Summary 1/97 (#111)
Scramble 214



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, QC (YUL); May 1988

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