Fugro Aviation Canada CASA C-212-CC40 plane crash
The CASA C-212-CC40 Aviocar 200 belonging to Fugro Aviation Canada took off from Saskatoon Airport, Canada, for a survey flight in the area of Saskatoon. Three people were onboard. During the flight, the plane developed engines problems and crashed while attempting to land. One person was killed, and two other injured.
The twin-engine survey plane had been conducting geological survey work, usually done at an altitude of about 120 metres, near Saskatoon, when the pilots reported that one of their engines had failed. The pilots declared an emergency, and tried to return at Saskatoon Airport. They were on final approach to the airport, but it appeared they did not have enough power to reach the runway. The plane slammed into a sound proofing concrete barrier that separates a four-lane roadway from nearby homes. The plane came to abrupt stop, but no fire erupted.
The plane was about 10 metres from a residential area and just across the street from a grocery store. One occupant (the technician) was killed and the pilot and co-pilot survived with light to moderate injuries. Nobody on ground was injured.