Accident description
Last updated: 22 September 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 9 July 1981
Type:Howard 500
Operator:Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter
Registration: C-GKFN
C/n / msn: 500-107
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Toronto International Airport, ON (YYZ) (   Canada) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Toronto International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft suddenly pitched nose-up on takeoff, stalled and crashed. Presumably the aft centre of gravity limit was exceeded because the aircraft had been loaded with many parcels of various sizes and weights. This was probably aggravated by the fact that the CofG moves further aft when the landing gear is retracted on this type of aircraft.

Classification:
Centre of Gravity outside limits
Loss of control

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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