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Last updated: 12 November 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 19 July 2019
Time:17:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Operator:WestJet Encore
Registration: C-FKWE
C/n / msn: 4467
First flight: 2014
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 70
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Edmonton International Airport, AB (YEG) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Fort McMurray Airport, AB (YMM/CYMM), Canada
Destination airport:Edmonton International Airport, AB (YEG/CYEG), Canada
Flightnumber:WS3362
Narrative:
A WestJet Encore DHC-8-402 was operating as flight WS3362 from Fort McMurray to Edmonton, Canada with 4 crew members and 70 passengers onboard. During landing on runway 12, the aircraft made abnormal contact with the runway. After clearing runway 12 on taxiway A2, the flight crew became aware that the nose tires had burst. Due to thunderstorm activity, company maintenance were unable to attend to the aircraft to change both nose tires for approximately 40 minutes. After deplaning passengers at the gate, a more detailed inspection of the aircraft revealed wrinkled fuselage skins, left nose gear door damage, damage to the forward pressure bulkhead, and the nose gear assembly. There were no reported injuries to the crew or passengers.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: A19W0094

Classification:
Heavy landing
Runway mishap

Sources:
» TSB A19W0094

METAR Weather report:
21:21 UTC / 15:21 local time:
CYEG 192121Z CCA 33009KT 20SM TS BKN032CB BKN160 BKN240 19/14 A2974 RMK CB6AC1CI1 AC TR CB N SH SE HAIL REPORTED SPRUCE GROVE SLP076 DENSITY ALT 3700FT

22:00 UTC / 16:00 local time:
CYEG 192200Z 34011KT 15SM TS BKN038CB BKN160 BKN240 17/14 A2976 RMK CB5AC1CI1 CB NW+S MOVG SW OCNL LTGICCG S SLP086 DENSITY ALT 3400FT

23:22 UTC / 17:22 local time:
CYEG 192322Z 20018G33KT 120V210 5SM R02/5000FT/N R12/2800V4500FT/N -TSRA FEW016 OVC028CB 13/12 A2980 RMK CF1CB7 CB CVHD MOVG SW FRQ LTGCGIC SLP103 DENSITY ALT 2900FT


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Distance from Fort McMurray Airport, AB to Edmonton International Airport, AB as the crow flies is 398 km (249 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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