Missinippi Airways Cessna 208 crash

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Missinippi Airways Cessna 208 Crash
Missinippi Airways Cessna 208 C-FMCB.jpg
The Missinippi plane before the accident, at Cambridge Bay Airport
Accident summary
Date July 4, 2011
Summary Under investigation
Site Pukatawagan Airport, Manitoba,Canada
55°44′57″N 101°15′59″W / 55.749167°N 101.266389°W / 55.749167; -101.266389Coordinates: 55°44′57″N 101°15′59″W / 55.749167°N 101.266389°W / 55.749167; -101.266389
Passengers 8
Crew 1
Fatalities 1[1]
Injuries (non-fatal) 8[1]
Survivors 8
Aircraft type Cessna 208
Operator Missinippi Airways
Registration C-FMCB
Flight origin Pukatawagan Airport, Manitoba
Destination The Pas/Grace Lake Airport, Manitoba

On July 4, 2011, a Missinippi Airways Cessna 208 Caravan crashed when its pilot attempted to abort its take off from Pukatawagan Airport. The aircraft overran the runway and crashed into a ravine where it caught fire and was destroyed. One passenger was killed, the pilot and seven other passengers were injured and transported to hospital.[1][2] None of those transported to hospital received life-threatening injuries.[1]

Aircraft[edit]

The aircraft was a single-engined Cessna 208B Grand Caravan owned by Beaver Air Services and operated by Missinippi Airways; with a registration of C-FMCB and a manufacturer's serial number of 208B-1114. It had been manufactured and first flown in 2005.[3]

Investigation[edit]

An investigation is being carried out by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.[4] The preliminary findings show that the aircraft ran off the runway and caught fire, but the cause of this is not yet known.[5]

Aftermath[edit]

The investigation led Transport Canada to revoke Missinippi Airways' air operator's certificate,[6] for safety concerns.[7] Without this, it is unable to fly commercial air services in Canada.[8] The air operator's certificate was subsequently reinstated effective September 3, 2011.[9]

On October 21, 2011 at 11:59 pm Transport Canada suspended the Air Operator Certificate again due to deficiencies with the company's Operational Control System after an inspection during the week.[10]

On November 19, 2011 the Air Operator Certificate was again reinstated.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "One dead in Manitoba plane crash". Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Germano, Daniela (July 5, 2011). "OCN man dies after plane crashes in northern Manitoba". Brandon Sun. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 208B Grand Caravan C-FMCB Pukatawagan Airport, MB (XPK)". Aviation Safety Network. July 4, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Germano, Daniela (July 5, 2011). "Manitoba Hydro worker dies in plane crash". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Manitoba plane crash victim ID'd". CBC News. July 5, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Transport Canada Suspends Missinippi Airways' Air Operator Certificate". Transport Canada. July 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Manitoba airline suspended after fatal crash". C News. QMI. July 18, 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ Press, The Canadian (July 16, 2011). "Transport Canada suspends Missinippi Airways air operator certificate". The Canadian Press. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Transport Canada reinstates Missinippi Airways' Air Operator Certificate". Transport Canada. September 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Transport Canada suspends Missinippi Airways' Air Operator Certificate". Transport Canada. October 24, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Transport Canada has reinstated Missinippi Airways' Air Operator Certificate". Transport Canada. November 19, 2011. 

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