Date: June 23, 2010
Time: 05:59
Location: Quebec, Canada
Operator: Aéropro
Flight #: 201
Route: Quebec -Sept-Îles
AC Type: Beechcraft A100 King Air
Registration: C-FGIN
cn / ln: B-164
Aboard: 7   (passengers:5  crew:2)
Fatalities: 7   (passengers:5  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The pilot reported a problem with his right engine after take off and tried to return for an emergency landing but crashed into a private field and exploded, approximately 1 mile north of Jean-Lesage International Airport. The aircraft took off with reduced engine power not recommended by the manufacturer. Once the right engine stopped working, the pilots didn't rotate the engine's blades to be parallel with the flow of air, a procedure called feathering that helps to reduce drag. The crew were not properly trained for emergencies, and mechanical defects were not being logged. The company’s license was revoked.

Return to Home Page

Copyright © Richard Kebabjian / www.planecrashinfo.com