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Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 8 January 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340A
Operator:Provincial Airlines
Registration: C-FPAI
MSN: 047
First flight: 1985-11-28 (28 years 2 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stephenville International Airport, NL (YJT) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:St. John's Airport, NL (YYT/CYYT), Canada
Destination airport:Stephenville International Airport, NL (YJT/CYJT), Canada
The Provincial Airlines Saab 340 aircraft, operating as flight PVL913, was on approach to landing on runway 27 at Stephenville Airport (YJT). At approximately 100 feet above ground level the visibility began to drop due to drifting snow but the crew could still see the runway. On touchdown the crew could still see the runway however, when reverse thrust was selected the loose snow was blown around and the crew lost sight of the runway side lights. The aircraft's left main landing gear then struck a snowdrift in the un-plowed section of the runway. The aircraft was stopped after completely entering the snowdrift. Both propellers were damaged. There were no injuries.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: No formal investigation conducted
Accident number: A14A0002
Language: English

Collision with snow bank
Runway mishap

» TSB Report A14A0002


photo of Saab-340A-N358CA
accident date: 08-01-2014
type: Saab 340A
registration: N358CA

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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 St. John's Airport, NL to Stephenville International Airport, NL as the crow flies is 440 km (275 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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