Keystone Air Service
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|Hubs||St. Andrews Airport|
|Focus cities||St Andrews, Manitoba and Winnipeg|
|Destinations||anywhere in North America (Canada and continental United States); as far north as Alert, Nunavut|
|Company slogan||Your 'key' to Reliable Air Transportation|
|Key people||Cliff Arlt - President|
Keystone Air Service Ltd. was an airline that served Manitoba, Canada, with charter services to anywhere in North America. Keystone had been flying since 1985 and provided air charter service to as far north as Alert, Nunavut.
Anywhere in North America
The Keystone Air Service fleet included:
|Beechcraft Super King Air||200||3||12
(8 in executive)
|Beechcraft Model 99||B99||1||14|
Incidents and accidents
On September 15, 2015, a Piper PA-31 with 2 crew and 6 passengers crashed 2 kilometers from Thompson, Manitoba airport shortly after takeoff. All 8 people were transported to hospital. The crash was caused by the fueler mistakenly filling the plane with Jet fuel, instead of the required Avgas.
In 2012, a Piper PA-31 carrying 5 passengers stalled on final approach and crashed near North Spirit Lake, Ontario due to adverse weather and icing conditions. The aircraft was destroyed and four passengers (including the pilot) were killed, while one passengers sustained serious injuries.
In 2002, a Piper PA-31-350 ran out of fuel and crashed at an intersection in Winnipeg, MB after a missed approach to Winnipeg International Airport runway 36. All seven passengers and several occupants in a vehicle on the ground were injured in the crash, one passenger subsequently died from their injuries.
In 2001, a Piper PA-31 landed gear up on runway 13 in Winnipeg, MB. In a post accident investigation, the gear were found to have been in the fully retracted position at time of landing and no mechanical abnormality was found.
In 2000, a Piper PA-31 crashed in a wooded area 2 miles from the Winnipeg International Airport after the right engine failed due to substantial water in the fuel tank.
- Keystone Air suspended by Transport Canada
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