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Last updated: 18 January 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 14 juni 1999
Tijd:10:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Thunder Airlines
Registratie: C-GASW
Constructienummer: B-108
Bouwjaar: 1972
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Thunder Bay Airport, ON (YQT) (   Canada)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Thunder Bay Airport, ON (YQT/CYQT), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Red Lake Airport, ON (YRL/CYRL), Canada
Vluchtnummer: 103
Beschrijving:
The Thunder Airlines Beechcraft A100 King Air took off at 10:34 on a charter flight from Thunder Bay Airport, ON (YQT), for Red Lake Airport, ON (YRL), with two pilots and three passengers on board. After getting airborne, the aircraft pitched up to approximately 70 degrees, reaching a height estimated to be between 500 and 700 feet above ground level. It then rolled to the left, pitched steeply nose-down, and descended to the ground within the confines of the airport. The aircraft contacted the soft, level ground in a relatively level attitude and covered a distance of about 500 feet before coming to rest in a wooded area immediately beyond an elevated railroad bed and track. The cabin remained intact during the crash sequence, and all occupants escaped without any injuries. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. An ensuing fuel-fed fire was rapidly extinguished by airport emergency response services (ERS) personnel.

Probable Cause:

Causes and Contributing Factors:
The flight crew lost pitch control of the aircraft on take-off when the stabilizer trim actuators became disconnected because they had not been properly reinstalled by the AME during maintenance work conducted before the flight. The crew chief responsible for the inspection did not ensure correct assembly of the stabilizer trim actuators, which contributed to the accident.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 192 days (6 months)
Accident number: A99H0002
Download report: Final report


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Thunder Bay Airport, ON en Red Lake Airport, ON bedraagt 436 km (273 miles).

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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