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Last updated: 5 December 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 7 juin 2009
Heure:ca 06:50
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander
Compagnie:Strait Air
Immatriculation: C-FJJR
Numéro de série: 424
Année de Fabrication: 1975-01-29 (34 years 5 months)
Moteurs: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:5,5 km (3.4 milles) W of Port Hope Simpson Airport, NL (YHA) (   Canada)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Ambulance
Aéroport de départ:Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport, QC (YBX/CYBX), Canada
Aéroport de destination:Port Hope Simpson Airport, NL (YHA), Canada
Détails:
The pilot was tasked with a medical evacuation flight to take a patient from Port Hope Simpson Airport (YHA) to St. Anthony. The Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander, registration C-FJJR, departed the company’s base of operations at Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport, QC (YBX), at approximately 06:20. At approximately 06:50, he made radio contact with the airfield attendant at the Port Hope Simpson Airport, advising that he was four nautical miles from the airport for landing. The weather in Port Hope Simpson was reported to be foggy. There were no further transmissions from the aircraft. Although the aircraft could not be seen, it could be heard west of the field. An application of power was heard, followed shortly thereafter by the sound of an impact. Once the fog cleared about 30 minutes later, smoke was visible in the hills approximately four nautical miles to the west of the Port Hope Simpson Airport. A ground search team was dispatched from Port Hope Simpson and the wreckage was found at approximately 11:00. The sole occupant of the aircraft was fatally injured. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a severe post-crash fire. There was no emergency locator transmitter signal.

Probable Cause:

FINDING AS TO CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
1. The aircraft departed controlled flight, likely in an aerodynamic stall, and impacted terrain for undetermined reasons.
OTHER FINDING
1. The lack of onboard recording devices prevented the investigation from determining the reasons why the aircraft departed controlled flight.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 226 days (8 months)
Accident number: A09A0036
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» CBC
» CADORS Number: 2009A0417


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
29 JAN 1975 G-BCSI first flight
30 APR 1975 OO-TOP Belfotop
07 JAN 2004 C-FJJR Strait Air registered

» source: Werner Fischdick

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