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Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 7 April 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 100 King Air
Operator:Alberta Central Airways
Registration: C-FWPN
MSN: B-51
First flight: 1970
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Grande Prairie Airport, AB (YQU) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Fort St. John Airport, BC (YXJ/CYXJ), Canada
Destination airport:Grande Prairie Airport, AB (YQU/CYQU), Canada
C-FWPN, a Beechcraft 100 King Air with 5 people on board, was landing on runway 29 at Grande Prairie Airport, AB (YQU) after a flight from Fort St. John Airport, BC (YXJ), when it struck a windrow of snow left beside the runway. It was reported that the aircraft touched down off the centre-line in two inches of snow and skidded off the runway surface. There was substantial damage to the aircraft's nose gear, nose cone and propellers. The runway surface was in the process of being plowed but was slippery with 2 foot high windrows on the sides.

Runway excursion

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Distance from Fort St. John Airport, BC to Grande Prairie Airport, AB as the crow flies is 164 km (103 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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Beech King Air

  • 383 built
  • 36th loss
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