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Last updated: 19 May 2019
Date:Monday 4 March 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Amik Aviation
Registration: C-FAFV
C/n / msn: 208B0528
First flight: 1996
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:1,4 km (0.9 mls) S of Little Grand Rapids Airport, MB (ZGR) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Winnipeg/St. Andrews Airport, MB (CYAV), Canada
Destination airport:Little Grand Rapids Airport, MB (ZGR/CZGR), Canada
A Cessna 208B aircraft operated by Amik Aviation, was conducting a VFR flight from Winnipeg/St. Andrews (CYAV), MB to Little Grand Rapids with 1 pilot and 6 passengers on board. During the final approach for runway 36 at Little Grand Rapids, the aircraft collided with the frozen surface of Family Lake, south of the threshold of runway 36. The pilot and passengers egressed the aircraft, and were transported to the Little Grand Rapids nursing station for evaluation. The pilot suffered minor injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

» TSB A19C0016


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Distance from Winnipeg/St. Andrews Airport, MB to Little Grand Rapids Airport, MB as the crow flies is 245 km (153 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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