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Last updated: 25 October 2020
Status:Final
Date:Monday 26 February 2018
Time:11:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Operator:Strait Air
Registration: C-GJXF
C/n / msn: B-159
First flight: 1973
Total airframe hrs:19559
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-36
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport, QC (YGV) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sept-Îles Airport, QC (YZV/CYZV), Canada
Destination airport:Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport, QC (YGV/CYGV), Canada
Flightnumber:NUK107
Narrative:
A Beechcraft A100 King Air, operating Strait Air flight 107 suffered a runway excursion after landing at Havre-Saint-Pierre, Canada.
The charter flight touched down at Sept-Îles (CYZV) at 08:36 and took off again for the third flight leg at 1049, bound for Havre-Saint-Pierre (CYGV).
The aircraft conducted an approach to runway 08, which was snow-covered, while visibility was reduced due to heavy snow showers, and landed approximately 3800 feet beyond the threshold, at approximately 700 feet from the end of the runway. It continued its landing roll beyond the runway until it came to rest in a snowbank, approximately 220 feet beyond the end of the runway. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. Four of the occupants received minor injuries.

Probable Cause:

Findings as to causes and contributing factors
- The captain continued the approach beyond the final approach fix when the reported visibility was below the approach ban minima.
- During the approach, runway lighting was reduced to medium intensity, which was 30% of maximum strength, thereby reducing the probability of seeing the visual references required to conduct the landing on the runway.
- The captain proceeded with the landing sequence, without seeing or knowing the length of the remaining runway ahead and unable to accurately assess the aircraft’s position.
- The aircraft landed approximately 3800 feet past the threshold, 700 feet from the end of the runway, and stopped its landing roll in a snowbank, 220 feet beyond the runway.
- The deviation from standard operating procedures at a critical moment of flight was a source of confusion between the flight crew members, to the point where the aircraft was not configured for a landing, which increased the landing distance required.
- The captain, focused on the landing manoeuvre and experiencing narrowed attention, was unable to make the decision to conduct a go-around. He lost the notion of time and flew over the runway for 20 seconds, not realizing that it was now impossible to touch down and come to a stop before the end of the runway.
- Without policies, clear procedures and training, the first officer did not have the tools necessary to shift from a passive advisory role to proactive assertiveness strong enough to convince the captain to conduct a go-around.
- The approach ban was ineffective in preventing this approach while visibility on the ground was below the minimum required for an approach ban.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Accident number: A18Q0030
Download report: Final report

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» TSB A18Q0030

METAR Weather report:
15:19 UTC / 10:19 local time:
CYGV 261519Z AUTO 18010G15KT 1 3/4SM -SN OVC009 M03/M04 A2985 RMK SLP112

16:09 UTC / 11:09 local time:
CYGV 261609Z AUTO 16004KT 1/4SM +SN VV004 M03/M03 A2984 RMK SLP108

17:20 UTC / 12:20 local time:
CYGV 261720Z AUTO 15004KT 1SM -SN OVC009 M02/M03 A2980 RMK SLP096


Follow-up / safety actions

TSB issued 2 Safety Recommendations

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Photos

photo of Beechcraft-A100-King-Air-C-GJXF
accident date: 26-02-2018
type: Beechcraft A100 King Air
registration: C-GJXF
photo of Beechcraft-A100-King-Air-C-GJXF
accident date: 26-02-2018
type: Beechcraft A100 King Air
registration: C-GJXF
 

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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sept-Îles Airport, QC to Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport, QC as the crow flies is 187 km (117 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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