Date: November 23, 1998
Time: 00:30
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Operator: Regency Express Air
Flight #: 434
Route: Vancouver - Victoria
AC Type: Cessna 208B Caravan I Super Cargomaster
Registration: N9352B
cn / ln: 208B-0061
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: While en route, the cargo plane made a right turn in the vicinity of Beaver Point, and began to head towards high ground north of the Victoria airport. The aircraft then began a gradual, descending turn to the left in a southeasterly direction before striking trees near Mount Tuam peak. The crew would have encountered the lower ceiling in the vicinity of Beaver Point. This lower layer of cloud would have restricted the crew's view of the ground lighting and reduced the ambient lighting available to navigate by visual means. With the loss of ground references, it is unlikely that the crew would have been able to perceive the divergence of the aircraft's flight path away from its intended track by visual means. The crew was unable to maintain separation between the aircraft and the terrain by visual means.

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