- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 01, 1995
Time: 13:28
Location: Sioux Falls, Ontario, Canada
Operator: Bearskin Airlines / Air Sandy
Flight #: 362 / 3101
Route: Red Lake - Sioux Lookout / Sioux Lookout - Red Lake
AC Type: Swear. SA-227CC Metro 23/Piper Navajo
Registration: C-GYYB/ C-GYPZ
cn / ln: CC-827B /?
Aboard: 8   (passengers:5  crew:3)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:5  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The SA-227 collided with the Piper PA-31-350 that was taking off while approaching Sioux Lookout. Neither flight crew saw the other aircraft in time to avoid the collision. The Piper crashed into a wooded area and the Swearing into Lake Seul. Contributing to the occurrence were the inherent limitations of the see-and-avoid concept which preclude the effective separation of aircraft with high closure rates, the fact that neither crew was directly alerted to the presence of the other aircraft by the Flight Service specialist or by onboard electronic equipment and an apparent lack of pilot understanding of how to optimize avoidance maneuvering.
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