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Date:Sunday 7 June 2009
Time:ca 06:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander
Operator:Strait Air
Registration: C-FJJR
MSN: 424
First flight: 1975-01-29 (34 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5,5 km (3.4 mls) W of Port Hope Simpson Airport, NL (YHA) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport, QC (YBX/CYBX), Canada
Destination airport:Port Hope Simpson Airport, NL (YHA), Canada
The pilot was tasked with a medical evacuation flight to take a patient from Port Hope Simpson Airport (YHA) to St. Anthony. The Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander, registration C-FJJR, departed the company’s base of operations at Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport, QC (YBX), at approximately 06:20. At approximately 06:50, he made radio contact with the airfield attendant at the Port Hope Simpson Airport, advising that he was four nautical miles from the airport for landing. The weather in Port Hope Simpson was reported to be foggy. There were no further transmissions from the aircraft. Although the aircraft could not be seen, it could be heard west of the field. An application of power was heard, followed shortly thereafter by the sound of an impact. Once the fog cleared about 30 minutes later, smoke was visible in the hills approximately four nautical miles to the west of the Port Hope Simpson Airport. A ground search team was dispatched from Port Hope Simpson and the wreckage was found at approximately 11:00. The sole occupant of the aircraft was fatally injured. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a severe post-crash fire. There was no emergency locator transmitter signal.

Probable Cause:

1. The aircraft departed controlled flight, likely in an aerodynamic stall, and impacted terrain for undetermined reasons.
1. The lack of onboard recording devices prevented the investigation from determining the reasons why the aircraft departed controlled flight.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 226 days (8 months)
Accident number: A09A0036
Download report: Final report
Language: English

Loss of control

» CADORS Number: 2009A0417


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
29 JAN 1975 G-BCSI first flight
30 APR 1975 OO-TOP Belfotop
07 JAN 2004 C-FJJR Strait Air registered

» source: Werner Fischdick

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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