ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147266
Last updated: 31 July 2014
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Date:31-JUL-2012
Time:11:30 am
Type:Ultralight
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: Unregistered?
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Near Ponoka Airport, Ponoka, Alberta -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ponoka, Alberta, Canada
Destination airport:
Narrative:


Ponoka, Alberta – On July 31, 2012, at approx 11:30 am, an ultra light aircraft crashed near the Ponoka Airport shortly after take off.


The aircraft came down in a farmer’s field about 100 yards from the south end of the Ponoka Airport runway.

The pilot (and single occupant) walked away from the crash but was subsequently transported to hospital by ambulance with non life threatening injuries.

Preliminary information leads investigators to believe that the incident was likely caused by mechanical failure however the exact cause will be determined by Transport Canada, the lead investigative body for incidents of this nature.

The pilot was a 57 year old male from Red Deer, Alberta.

Sources:
http://beaconnews.ca/calgary/2012/07/red-deer-man-walks-away-from-ultra-light-plane-crash/
http://www.albertapolicereport.com/2012/07/31/red-deer-man-crashes-ultra-light-aircraft-near-ponoka/
http://www.canada.com/news/Pilot+walks+away+from+plane+crash+outside+Ponoka/7019621/story.html
http://www.godof.info/ca/2012/07/31/ultra-light-crashes-in-farmers-field/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Aug-2012 03:03 gerard57 Added
10-Aug-2012 16:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
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