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Last updated: 22 August 2019
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Date:Monday 1 October 2001
Time:19:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Operator:Bearskin Airlines
Registration: C-GYQT
C/n / msn: AC-644B
First flight: 1986
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Kapuskasing Airport, ON (YYU) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Timmins Airport, ON (YTS/CYTS), Canada
Destination airport:Kapuskasing Airport, ON (YYU/CYYU), Canada
Flightnumber:BLS384
Narrative:
The flight crew of the Bearskin Lake Air Services Metro III aircraft was conducting a landing at the Kapuskasing Airport (CYYU). Just after touchdown, a large coyote ran out of the bush on the right side of the runway and into the aircraft's right hand propeller. The engine and propeller sustained significant damage and the aircraft was taken out of service for engine replacement.

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Sources:
» CADORS 2001O1143


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Distance from Timmins Airport, ON to Kapuskasing Airport, ON as the crow flies is 122 km (76 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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