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Date:Wednesday 1 December 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 330-300UTT
Operator:Gouvernement du Québec
Registration: C-FPQE
MSN: SH.3124
First flight: 1988
Total airframe hrs:1323
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Umiujaq Airport, QC (YUD) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kuujjuarapik Airport, QC (YGW/CYGW), Canada
Destination airport:Umiujaq Airport, QC (YUD/CYMU), Canada
The two pilots were transporting Hydro-Québec employees from Kuujjuarapik to Umiujaq. The flight departed at 14:44. Thirty miles from Umiujaq, the crew commenced the descent. Seven miles from the village, the aircraft was at an altitude of 700 feet and the crew could see the ground. The crew used a GPS waypoint to supplement visual navigation and continued their step-down procedure to about 200 feet agl. When turning onto the final approach to runway 21, the pilot-in-command initiated a turn with at least 35 degrees of bank angle, and the aircraft stalled. The pilot-in-command initiated a stall recovery and called for full power. The aircraft did not gain sufficient altitude to overfly the rising terrain, and it crashed.

Probable Cause:

CAUSES: "The stalling speed of the aircraft increased due to ice on the leading edge of the wings and because the pilot made a steep turn; the aircraft stalled at an altitude from which the pilot was unable to recover. A contributing factor was the crew's decision to continue the visual approach into Umiujaq despite the weather conditions reported."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Accident number: TSB Report A93Q0245
Download report: Final report
Language: English

Loss of control

» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/94 (#160)

Follow-up / safety actions

TSB issued 3 Safety Recommendations

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photo of Shorts-330-UTT-G-BPYU
accident date: 01-12-1993
type: Shorts 330-UTT
registration: G-BPYU

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kuujjuarapik Airport, QC to Umiujaq Airport, QC as the crow flies is 158 km (99 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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