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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 1 December 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B300 Super King Air 350
Operator:Aviation CMP Inc.
Registration: C-FMHD
MSN: FL-87
First flight: 1992
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:St-Georges de Beauce, Quebec (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Montreal-St. Hubert Airport, QC (YHU/CYHU), Canada
Destination airport:Saint-Georges Aerodrome, QC (CYSG), Canada
A Beechcraft 300 Super King Air, registration C-FMHD, operated by Aviation CMP Inc., was on an instrument flight from Saint-Hubert, Quebec, to Saint-Georges, Quebec, with two pilots and one passenger on board. At 11:26, following a Runway 06 RNAV (GPS) instrument approach, the aircraft was too high to be landed safely, and the crew carried out a missed approach. The crew members advised the Montréal Centre that they would attempt a Runway 24 RNAV (GPS) instrument approach. At 11:46, the aircraft touched down over 2400 feet past the runway 24 threshold. As soon as it touched down, the aircraft started to turn left on the snow-covered runway. Full right rudder was used in an attempt to regain directional control. However, the aircraft continued to turn left, departed the runway, and came to rest in a ditch about 50 feet south of the runway. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries.

Probable Cause:

1. Because the aircraft's trajectory was not stabilized on the final phase of the approach, the aircraft was drifting to the left when the wheels touched down. The pilot-in-command was unable to keep the aircraft in the centre of the snow-covered runway, which had been cleared of snow to only 36 feet of its width.
2. The left main landing gear, then the nose wheel, struck a snow bank left on the runway by the snow-removal vehicle, and the pilot-in-command was unable to regain control of the aircraft.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: A04Q0188
Download report: Final report

Landing after unstabilized approach
Runway excursion


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Distance from Montreal-St. Hubert Airport, QC to Saint-Georges Aerodrome, QC as the crow flies is 218 km (136 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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