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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Estado:Preliminar - Oficial
Fecha:jueves 20 septiembre 2001
Hora:22:57 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IV
Operador:Max Aviation
Registración: C-GWSL
Numéro de série: AT-028
Año de Construcción: 1975
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Kuujjuaq-Fort Chimo Airport, QC (YVP) (   Canadá)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kangiqsualujjuaq Airport, QC (XGR/CYLU), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kuujjuaq-Fort Chimo Airport, QC (YVP/CYVP), Canadá
Número de Vuelo:MAX226
Descripción:
The approach to Kuujjuaq-Fort Chimo Airport was stable but slightly below the VASIS descent profile. Just before the flare when power was reduced to idle, the crew was surprised by how rapidly the aircraft decelerated. Touchdown on the runway was hard. After the engines were shut down at the terminal, the crew noted structural deformations around the nose wheel attachment point and on the wings, where the deformations caused fuel to leak. Runway 31 slopes upward 1.3%. The landing was made at twilight, and the runway environment appeared very dark to the crew due to the lack of reflection from the gravel surface.

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» CADORS Number: 2001Q0814


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Distance from Kangiqsualujjuaq Airport, QC to Kuujjuaq-Fort Chimo Airport, QC as the crow flies is 156 km (98 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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