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Last updated: 25 September 2020
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Date:Monday 24 February 2020
Time:16:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-DC Metro 23
Operated by:Perimeter Aviation
On behalf of:Bearskin Airlines
Registration: C-GJVB
C/n / msn: DC-902B
First flight: 2000
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Dryden Regional Airport, ON (YHD) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dryden Regional Airport, ON (YHD/CYHD), Canada
Destination airport:Sioux Lookout Airport, ON (YXL/CYXL), Canada
Flightnumber:JV344
Narrative:
A Metro 23 operated by Perimeter Aviation as flight Bearskin Airlines 344, was conducting a VFR flight from Dryden Regional (CYHD), ON to Sioux Lookout (CYXL), ON with 2 crew members and 6 passengers on board. As the aircraft started the takeoff roll on runway 12, the aircraft directional control was lost and the aircraft exited the right side of the runway. The propellers subsequently contacted a snow bank and broke apart. Parts of the broken propellers penetrated the fuselage, injuring 1 passenger. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» TSB


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Distance from Dryden Regional Airport, ON to Sioux Lookout Airport, ON as the crow flies is 67 km (42 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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