Accident at Thompson, Manitoba


1997-02-12: The Swearingen Merlin aircraft was returning to Thompson having earlier performed a Medevac flight from Coral Harbour, NWT, to Churchill, Manitoba, with two crew and a nurse on board. The arrival advisory was given by Thompson FSS and shortly after contact was lost. The aircraft crash site was located at the "Hotel" marker beacon, 4 miles northeast of the airport. Both crew members were killed and the one passenger on board was severely injured. Weather at 0500Z was given as: YTH 0500Z SA E12 BKN 80 BKN 15 227/11/10/0000/017/SC6AC1 Weather at 0529Z was observed as: 2 BKN- M10 BKN 4F


CADORS Number 1994C0170
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-06-01 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 2
Injuries 1
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Thompson, Manitoba
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By
Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FFYC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of SWEARINGEN
Model SA26 T
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Turbo prop
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Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 2
Injuries 1
Events Collision with terrain

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