Aviation Investigation Report A04H0001

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigated this occurrence for the purpose of advancing transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

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Loss of Control
Georgian Express Ltd.
Cessna 208B Caravan C-FAGA
Pelee Island, Ontario
17 January 2004


The Georgian Express Ltd. Cessna 208B Caravan (registration C-FAGA, serial number 208B0658) operating as GGN126 was on a flight from Pelee Island, Ontario, to Windsor, Ontario, with one pilot and nine passengers on board. The aircraft took off from Runway 27 at approximately 1638 eastern standard time and used most of the 3300-foot runway for the take-off run. It then climbed out at a very shallow angle while turning north over the frozen surface of Lake Erie toward Windsor. The aircraft struck the surface of the lake approximately 1.6 nautical miles from the departure end of the runway. All 10 persons on board were fatally injured.

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© Minister of Public Works and Government Services 2006
    Cat. No. TU3-5/04-1E
    ISBN 0-662-42996-6