Accident at Iqaluit, NT


1999-01-15: KBA 491, a Beech Airliner, departed Iqaluit on an IFR flight to Broughton Island, and shortly after takeoff the crew heard a loud bang from the right side of the a/c and found that a forward baggage door had come open. They elected to return to land, and the crew noticed no adverse control of the a/c. The a/c landed uneventfully and there were no injuries. Montreal TSB has been advised and more information will be available. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that after the a/c landed, the crew saw that the forward baggage door had opened and an oil can had exited the a/c, striking the propeller. The propeller sustained substantial damage and required replacement. In addition, the engine will have to be examined to determine if any internal damage was done.


CADORS Number 1999C0021
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-01-09 - 18:10
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Iqaluit, NT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GKBA | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
Model B99
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number KBA 491
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Propeller/rotor strike,Door/canopy openings indications

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