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Last updated: 29 October 2020
Status:
Date:Friday 31 January 2020
Time:21:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bombardier DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Operator:WestJet Encore
Registration: C-FKWE
C/n / msn: 4467
First flight: 2014
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Terrace Airport, BC (YXT) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Destination airport:Terrace Airport, BC (YXT/CYXT), Canada
Flightnumber:WS3107
Narrative:
WestJet Encore flight 3107, a DHC-8-400, suffered a nose landing gear collapse on landing at Terrace Airport, Canada. It was snowing at the time of the accident.
During the landing roll on runway 33, the aircraft departed the cleared area of the runway to the left, contacted a windrow, travelled partially off the runway surface, returned to the runway and stopped. The damage to the aircraft included the nose wheel collapsing and damage to the right propeller blades.

Classification:
Runway mishap

Sources:
» TSB A20P0013

METAR Weather report:
04:00 UTC / 20:00 local time:
CYXT 010400Z 35015G24KT 3/4SM -SN VV003 00/M00 A2903 RMK SN8 /S05/ SLP841

05:00 UTC / 21:00 local time:
CYXT 010500Z 03009KT 3/4SM -SN VV003 00/M00 A2903 RMK SN8 SLP841

05:23 UTC / 21:23 local time:
CYXT 010523Z 02010KT 3/4SM -SN VV003 00/M00 A2903 RMK SN8 SLP839

06:00 UTC / 22:00 local time:
CYXT 010600Z 35009G15KT 1SM -SN OVC010 00/00 A2905 RMK SN5SC3 /S08/ PRESRR SLP848


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photo of Bombardier-DHC-8-402Q-Dash-8-C-FKWE
accident date: 31-01-2020
type: Bombardier DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
registration: C-FKWE
photo of Bombardier-DHC-8-402Q-Dash-8-C-FKWE
accident date: 31-01-2020
type: Bombardier DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
registration: C-FKWE
 

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Map
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 Vancouver International Airport, BC to Terrace Airport, BC as the crow flies is 688 km (430 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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