ASN Aircraft accident Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605 C-GKCP Calgary International Airport, AB (YYC)
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Date:Sunday 23 February 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605
Operator:Canadian Pacific Railway Company
Registration: C-GKCP
C/n / msn: 5945
First flight: 2013
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Calgary International Airport, AB (YYC) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:West Palm Beach International Airport, FL (PBI/KPBI), United States of America
Destination airport:Calgary International Airport, AB (YYC/CYYC), Canada
A privately registered Bombardier Challenger 605, was conducting a flight from Palm Beach International Airport, Florida USA (KPBI) to Calgary Intl., AB (CYYC), with three crew members and 10 passengers on board. During the final descent into CYYC, the flight crew selected flaps 20 and immediately received a flaps fail caution message. The decision was made to abandon the approach, and the crew received clearance from ATC to proceed NW of the CYYC airport and troubleshoot the issue. The crew executed the applicable QRH procedure and subsequently received clearance from ATC to proceed with the landing. A flaps 0 landing was then executed. During the landing roll, after ground spoiler and thrust reverser deployment, the nose of the aircraft attained a significant nose high attitude. The rear fuselage of the aircraft struck the runway, and during the recovery, the nose landing gear subsequently impacted the runway. The aircraft taxied clear of the runway and to the intended parking area. Subsequent inspection
revealed that the aircraft sustained significant structural damage to the forward fuselage and minor damage to the rear fuselage. There were no injuries.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: A20W0016
Download report: Final report

» TSB A20W0016


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Distance from West Palm Beach International Airport, FL to Calgary International Airport, AB as the crow flies is 3914 km (2446 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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