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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17017
Last updated: 17 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PC12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus PC-12/45
Owner/operator:Kelner Airways
Registration: C-FKAL
C/n / msn: 151
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Clarenville, Newfoundland -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:St. John's, Newfoundland
Destination airport:Goose Bay, Labrador
The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Goose Bay, Labrador, with the pilot, a company observer, and eight passengers on board. Twenty-three minutes into the flight, the aircraft turned back towards St. John's because of a low oil pressure indication. Eight minutes later, the engine (Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67B) had to be shut down because of a severe vibration. The pilot then turned towards Clarenville Airport, but was unable to reach the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed during the forced landing in a bog one and a half miles from the Clarenville Airport. The pilot, the company observer, and one passenger sustained serious injuries.

The Board determined that the pilot did not follow the prescribed emergency procedure for low oil pressure, and the engine failed before he could land safely. The pilot's decision making was influenced by his belief that the low oil pressure indications were not valid. The engine failed as a result of an interruption of oil flow to the first-stage planet gear assembly; the cause of the oil flow interruption could not be determined.


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A00-01 issued by TSB to DoT Canada
Safety recommendation A00-02 issued by TSB to DoT Canada
Safety recommendation A00-03 issued by TSB to DoT Canada
Safety recommendation A00-04 issued by TSB to DoT Canada
Safety recommendation A00-05 issued by TSB to DoT Canada
Safety recommendation A00-06 issued by TSB to DoT Canada


(c) TSB, Reflexions Magazine - Air Issue 25, February 2002

Revision history:

02-Apr-2008 04:55 harro Added
02-Apr-2008 05:08 harro Updated
04-Feb-2010 00:06 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
12-Aug-2015 09:56 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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