Nova Scotia

Margaree Airport plane accident caused by plane coming in too fast

A Transportation Safety Board investigation has determined that a partial collapse of the landing gear that sent a small plane off a runway in Cape Breton on Sunday happened because the craft came in too fast and landed hard.

Transportation Safety Board releases findings of investigation into Sunday crash at airstrip

The Transportation Safety Board says a Beechcraft A100 came in too hard and too fast, which caused it to crash off the Margaree airstrip. (Transportation Safety Board)

A Transportation Safety Board investigation has determined that a partial collapse of the landing gear that sent a small plane off a runway in Cape Breton on Sunday happened because the craft came in too fast and landed hard. 

The chartered Beechcraft A100 was carrying two crew members and two passengers when it tried to land at the Margaree Airport around 4 p.m. on Sunday. It veered off the runway and came to a stop in some trees.

No one was hurt, but the airplane was heavily damaged.

The landing gear collapsed after touch-down and the board was looking into why. The TSB says, after further investigation, the plane came down too fast and made a hard landing.

The right main gear collapsed and the right propeller first contacted the runway surface 25 metres beyond the initial runway contact point, the board found.

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