CT145D King Air 350 (C-GEAS) - From the Investigator

Report / March 8, 2022 / Project number: CT145D-CGEAS-CAT-TBC

Type: CT145D King Air 350 (C-GEAS)
Location: Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT)
Date: 31 January 2022

The accident involved a CT145D King Air 350 from the 8 Wing Multi Engine Utility Flight (MEUF). The mission consisted of a multi-day cross country training and familiarization trip with three military aircrew members onboard. The accident happened on the first segment of the mission.

The crew were prepared and cleared for the RNAV Z 25 instrument approach into the Thunder Bay Airport.

The weather consisted of light winds and good visibility, with a ceiling at 2200’ AGL.

The approach proceeded normally and as the aircraft crossed through 600’ AGL, the flying pilot elected to disconnect from the autopilot and continue under manual control. Shortly after the aircraft crossed over the threshold of runway 25, the flying pilot reduced the two power levers to the idle position for landing. The aircraft experienced a yaw to the left and a significant drop of the left wing.

The crew initiated an overshoot, however the aircraft continued to descend and the left wing impacted the runway surface. The aircraft progressed off the runway onto the snow-covered infield. After the aircraft came to rest, the crew conducted an emergency shut down and exited the aircraft.

The aircraft damage level is still being assessed and one crew member received a minor injury.

The investigation is focusing on Materiel and Human Factors.

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