Date: October 08, 2000
Time: 15:20
Location: Port Radium, Northwest Territories, Canada
Operator: Summit Air Charters
Flight #: ?
Route: Kuglluktuk - Yellowknife
AC Type: Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-100
Registration: C-FSDZ
cn / ln: SH-1953
Aboard: 3   (passengers:1  crew:2)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:1  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The chartered cargo plane hit tree tops and discintegrated while attempting to land. Although the pilot and the aircraft were certified for instrument flight, the pilot apparently continued to fly in accordance with visual flight rules after encountering marginal weather conditions and reduced visibility. For undetermined reasons, the pilot descended below the elevation of the terrain surrounding the airstrip, resulting in a controlled-flight-into-terrain accident.

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