Runway excursion Accident Beechcraft A100 King Air C-FMAI, Monday 19 April 2004
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Date:Monday 19 April 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Owner/operator:Myrand Aviation
Registration: C-FMAI
MSN: B-145
Year of manufacture:1972
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Chibougamau/Chapais Airport, QC (YMT) -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, QC (YQB/CYQB)
Destination airport:Chibougamau/Chapais Airport, QC (YMT/CYMT)
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Beechcraft A100, registration C-FMAI, operated by Myrand Aviation Inc., was on a chartered instrument flight rules flight from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, QC (YQB), to Chibougamau Airport, QC (YMT), with two pilots and three passengers on board. The co-pilot was at the controls and was flying a non-precision approach for runway 05. The pilot-in-command took the controls less than one mile from the runway threshold and saw the runway when they were over the threshold. At approximately 10:18 the wheels touched down approximately 1500 feet from the end of runway 05. The pilot-in-command realized that the remaining landing distance was insufficient. He told the co-pilot to retract the flaps and applied full power, but did not reveal his intentions. The co-pilot cut power, selected reverse pitch and applied full braking. The aircraft continued rolling through the runway end, sank into the gravel and snow, and stopped abruptly about 500 feet past the runway end. The aircraft was severely damaged. None of the occupants were injured.

1. The aircraft was positioned over the runway threshold at an altitude that did not allow a landing at the beginning of the runway, and this, combined with a tailwind component and the wet runway surface, resulted in a runway excursion.
2. Failure to follow standard operating procedures and a lack of crew coordination contributed to confusion on landing, which prevented the crew from aborting the landing and executing a missed approach.
3. The pilot-in-command held several management positions within the company and controlled the pilot hiring and dismissal policies. This situation, combined with the level of experience of the co-pilot compared with that of the pilot-in-command, had an impact on crew cohesiveness.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB
Report number: A04Q0049
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report




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