Shattered propellers puncture fuselage after Metro snowbank collision

A crew’s failure to complete a checklist led to their Swearingen SA-227 Metro colliding with a snowbank, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB Canada) has found. The Perimeter Aviation turboprop, C-GJVB (c/n DC-902B), was operating a Bearskin Airlines service between Dryden Regional Airport and Sioux Lookout Airport on February 24, 2020. The connection takes around 15 minutes and, on the incident date, was flown under visual flight rules (VFR).

This was the sixth flight of the day for the crew, and the first officer was to be the pilot flying with the captain acting as pilot monitoring. Six passengers had boarded the San Antonio, Texas-built airliner for the link.

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