Date & Time: Jun 20, 1996 at 1905 LT
Type of aircraft:
Swearingen SA26T Merlin II
Landing (descent or approach)
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After landing at Whale Cove Airport, the aircraft deviated to the left after a course of about 1,600 feet. It veered off runway, lost its undercarriage and came to rest. Both pilots escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
The aircraft deviated from the runway centerline after landing due to strong crosswinds gusting up to 31 knots. The certification limit for the aircraft in such conditions was 22 knots.