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Last updated: 5 August 2021
Date:Saturday 2 May 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Operator:Province of Saskatchewan Ministry of Central Services
Registration: C-GSAE
MSN: BB-1748
First flight: 2001
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:SE of Lloydminster Airport, AB (YLL) (   Canada)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Lloydminster Airport, AB (YLL/CYLL), Canada
Destination airport:Saskatoon Airport, SK (YXE/CYXE), Canada
A Beech B200 of Province of Saskatchewan Ministry of Central Services, was conducting air ambulance operations from Lloydminster (CYLL) to Saskatoon (CYXE). Shortly after departure from CYLL and while climbing through 4000 feet ASL the flight crew heard a loud thump and the aircraft began shuddering. Using the wing de-ice inspection lighting, the flight crew was
able to identify some damage to the left wing and assumed the aircraft struck a bird. The flight crew decided to return to CYLL and arranged a visual approach with the Area Control Center. An emergency was not declared. The aircraft returned to CYLL and landed uneventfully. There were no injuries. The aircraft received significant left wing leading edge damage due to a bird strike.

Bird strike
Forced landing on runway

» TSB A20W0033


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Distance from Lloydminster Airport, AB to Saskatoon Airport, SK as the crow flies is 258 km (161 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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