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Last updated: 12 December 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 30 December 2005
Time:21:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Operator:Transwest Air
Registration: C-GAPK
C/n / msn: B-198
First flight: 1974
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:La Ronge Airport, SK (YVC) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Pinehouse Lake Airport, SK (ZPO/CZPO), Canada
Destination airport:La Ronge Airport, SK (YVC/CYVC), Canada
Narrative:
A Beechcraft A100 King Air, C-GAPK was inbound to La Ronge Airport, SK (YVC), from Pinehouse Lake on a medevac flight. On descent into La Ronge the crew noticed ice building on the wing leading edges. At approximately 6 miles back on final the crew operated the wing de-ice boots, however a substantial amount of residual ice remained after application of the boots. It was reported that in the landing flare at about 100 knots, the aircraft experienced an ice-induced stall from an altitude of about 20 feet followed by a hard landing. The right wing and nacelle buckled forward and downward from the landing impact forces to the extent that the right propeller struck the runway surface while the aircraft was taxiing off the runway.

Classification:
Icing

Sources:
» CADORS 2006C0064


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Distance from Pinehouse Lake Airport, SK to La Ronge Airport, SK as the crow flies is 93 km (58 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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