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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181781
Last updated: 27 April 2019
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Date:02-APR-1996
Time:17:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Owner/operator:Prince Edward Air/Labrador Airways
Registration: C-FLAQ
C/n / msn: 208B-0306
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Nain Airport (YDP), NFL -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Nain, Newfoundland (YDP/CYDP)
Narrative:
The aircraft undershot during the final stage of the approach to Runway 06 at Nain Airport, Unity Bay, Nain, Newfoundland, impacting the ground some 300 feet short of the threshold. The pilot later reported that she was trying to touchdown as close to the threshold as possible because the runway is only 2,000 feet long and was known to be icy.

She reported that the approach 'seemed to be going fine' until about 900 feet from the threshold when the aircraft appeared to be 'settling'. The pilot added power but appeared to get no response from the engine. She added more power and then full power but again seemed to get no response.

It is estimated that the elapsed time from when the pilot first identified a problem with the approach until impact
was only four to five seconds. The accident happened in daylight (17:35 hours Local time). The sky was overcast and the approach path was over an area of flat, snow covered, featureless terrain. Another pilot who landed about 30 minutes after the accident reported 'serious whiteout conditions

Sources:

1. Air International Nov 1996.
2. TSB Canada A96A0045
3. http://www.ascendworldwide.com/download/Cust/WAAS167_Complete.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Nov-2015 08:55 JINX Added
13-Dec-2016 21:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2017 18:24 TB Updated [Time, Location]

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