Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Beechcraft B100 King Air, C-GIAE: Accident occurred February 23, 2018 in Abbotsford, Canada

NTSB Identification: ANC18WA035
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Friday, February 23, 2018 in Abbotsford, Canada
Aircraft: Beech B100, registration:
Injuries: 5 Serious, 5 Minor.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On February 23, 2018, about 1204 Pacific standard time, a twin engine, turbine-powered Beech King Air B100 airplane, Canadian registration C-GIAE, crashed shortly after takeoff from the Abbotsford International Airport, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. The airplane was registered to and operated by Island Express Air. Of the ten persons on board, the pilot and four passengers sustained serious injuries, and five passengers sustained minor injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings, fuselage, and empennage. The flight originated at the time of the accident, and it was destined for the San Bernardino Airport, San Bernardino, California USA.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada is investigating the accident. As the State of Manufacture of the airplane and engines, the NTSB has designated a U.S. accredited representative to assist the TSB in its investigation. 

All inquiries concerning this accident should be directed to the TSB of Canada:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada
200 Promenade du Portage
Place du Centre, 4th Floor
Hull, Quebec K1A 1K8
Website: http://www.tsb.gc.ca

At least two people were sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after an airplane went off the runway at Abbotsford International Airport on Friday.

The plane went off radar while taking off around noon and was soon found just off the taxiway near a raspberry field, airport general manager Parm Sidhu said. The field is located just west of the intersection of Walmsley Avenue and Clearbrook Road.

Sidhu said that there were no serious injuries among the 10 people – two crew and eight passengers – on board a charter flight from Island Express Air which was headed to California.

Of the passengers, six were uninjured, Sidhu said. Two had minor injuries while another two were sent to hospital but did not have life-threatening injuries.

Two or three small children were among the passengers, and at least one person was seen with cuts to their face.

Ambulance, police and fire crews were dispatched to the scene.

Sidhu said the cause of the incident is unknown at this time and that he wasn’t able to speculate whether the snowy conditions were a factor.

“It could be a combination of factors,” he said.

The Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the accident.


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