Date: December 09, 1997
Time: 15:26
Location: Little Grand Rapids, Canada
Operator: Sowind Air
Flight #: 301
Route: Winnipeg - Little Grand Rapids
AC Type: Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante
Registration: C-GVRO
cn / ln: 110285
Aboard: 17   (passengers:15  crew:2)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed during the second approach right of the approach path. While the aircraft was being manoeuvred at a very low level in marginal weather, it descended after an abrupt turn and flew, in controlled flight, into the terrain. Crew procedural error. The aircraft was 1,000 pounds heavier than the maximum allowable weight. The GPS installed in aircraft was not approved as a primary navigational aid.

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