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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200177
Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315
Owner/operator:Sunwest Aviation
Registration: C-FNSA
MSN: 354
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Christina Lake Aerodrome (CCL3), Wood Buffalo, AB -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Edmonton International Airport, AB (CYEG)
Destination airport:Christina Lake Aerodrome, AB (CCL3)
A DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Sunwest Aviation, was conducting flight CNK7123 from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Christina Lake, AB (CCL3) with 4 crew members and 43 passengers on board. The flight crew conducted the RNAV 08 approach at CCL3 in VFR conditions and was in communication with the Unicom operator. The aircraft touched down and the captain reduced the power levers to idle. Simultaneously, the first officer observed 3 deer located at the runway edge lights, on the north side of the runway, approximately 800 feet ahead. The captain applied stronger braking. Approximately 3 seconds later as the aircraft was decelerating through 80 knots, the aircraft collided with 2 deer. One deer collided with the nose of the aircraft and the nose landing gear; the other collided with the left propeller and left landing gear. The flight crew continued the landing roll-out, turned around at the end of the runway and shut the aircraft down. The aircraft sustained minor damage to the radome, nose landing gear doors and left propeller.

TSB Report#A17W0162



Photo of C-FNSA courtesy

Calgary - International (CYYC / YYC)
16 April 2015; (c) Erik Sleutelberg

Revision history:

04-Oct-2017 07:05 gerard57 Added
04-Oct-2017 07:17 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
04-Oct-2017 21:19 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source]
19-Oct-2017 13:12 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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