“A Bearskin [Airlines] Swearingen SA-227AC Metro III, registration C-FFZN performing flight JV-311 from Sioux Lookout, ON to Red Lake, ON (Canada) with 5 passengers and 2 crew, was on final approach to Red Lake’s runway 26 at about 19:34L (00:34Z Nov 11th) when the aircraft severed power lines and impacted ground short of the runway and burst into flames. Both pilots and 3 passengers died in the accident, one passenger seated in the aft row survived the accident, rescued the other passenger in the aft row, and called rescue services.Local police reported the aircraft impacted ground and burst into flames setting the bushwork around at blaze too. One male passenger seated in the rear of the aircraft was able to free himself, dragged the female passenger seated near him to safety and called police.” (Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=46b4f37d&opt=0). Both survivors were treated for injuries.
The links embedded below provide preliminary news coverage of this flight-related tragedy and we at Pilot Law, P.C. are actively investigating this unfortunate incident. We are keenly sympathetic to affected parties in tragedies such as this, having litigated dozens like it in courts throughout the country and abroad and being fellow pilots ourselves. In cases such as this, affected parties may have legal recourse against various entities, including the aircraft and/or component manufacturers and the owner/operator of the aircraft. We at Pilot Law, P.C. bring years’ of experience and expertise to bear and will diligently and relentlessly pursue the truth on behalf of the victims and their families.