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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147446
Last updated: 19 June 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F8L model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sequioa F-8L Falco
Registration: N660RH
C/n / msn: 660
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Geraldton, OT -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:CYWG
Destination airport:CYQX
On a ferry flight from Grants Pass, OR (USA) to Maastricht (Netherlands) the pilot made a refuelling stop in Winnipeg on the 7th of May 2008. On the 8th he resumed the ferry with a next stop planned in Gander. Near Geraldton, at 11000 ft, the engine failed due to a broken engine control cable mount on the firewall. Pilot declared an emergency and tried to make it to Geraldton. In 1/4 mile visibility and low overcast, the pilot broke out of the clouds around 500 ft over rough terrain and elected to land (gear-up) in a lake. Airplane sank in about 4ft of water and pilot escaped unharmed and was picked up within two hours by rescue workers.



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06-Aug-2012 05:52 LowRider Added

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