Date: September 27, 2003
Time: 1857
Location: Gaspé, Quebec, Canada
Operator: Les Ailes de Gaspé Inc.
Flight #: ?
Route: Gaspé - Îles-de-la-Madeleine
AC Type: Piper PA31-310
Registration: C-FARL
cn / ln: 31306
Aboard: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Cashed as it approached Gaspé in fog and low ceiling. The pilot descended to the minimum descent altitude (MDA) without being established on the localizer track, thereby placing himself in a precarious situation with respect to the approach and to obstruction clearance. On an instrument approach, the pilot continued his descent below the MDA without having the visual references required to continue the landing, and he was a victim of CFIT (controlled flight into terrain).

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