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Last updated: 21 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 28 juillet 2005
Heure:ca 08:40
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Compagnie:Northern Thunderbird Air
Immatriculation: C-FCGL
Numéro de série: BB-190
Année de Fabrication: 1974
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Shovelnose Creek, BC (   Canada)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 1189 m (3901 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Aéroport de destination:Smithers Airport, BC (YYD/CYYD), Canada
Numéro de vol: 202
Détails:
A Beechcraft 200 Super King Air, registration C-FCGL, operating as Northern Thunderbird Air flight 202, departed Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR), at 08:24 for a visual flight rules flight to Smithers Airport, BC (YYD), with a crew of two on board. The aircraft did not arrive at its destination, and a search was commenced later that same day. The aircraft was found on 30 July 2005. The crash site was in a narrow canyon at an elevation of about 3900 feet above sea level, in an area of steeply rising terrain. Both occupants were fatally injured. A post-crash fire destroyed most of the aircraft. The emergency locator transmitter was destroyed in the fire and no signal was detected.

Probable Cause:

FINDINGS AS TO CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
1. The aircraft was flown up a narrow canyon into rapidly rising terrain for reasons that could not be determined. The aircraft's proximity to terrain and the narrowness of the canyon precluded a turn, and the aircraft's climb rate was insufficient to clear the rising terrain.
2. The pilot decision-making training received by the crew members was ineffective because they were unprepared for the unique hazards and special operating techniques associated with flying low in mountainous terrain.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 221 days (7 months)
Accident number: A05P0189
Download report: Final report


Photos

photo of Beechcraft-200-Super-King-Air-C-FCGL
accident date: 28-07-2005
type: Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
registration: C-FCGL
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Vancouver International Airport, BC et Smithers Airport, BC est de 678 km (424 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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