ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23339
Last updated: 18 December 2013
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Narrative:The owner of the PA-12 was conducting a demonstration flight with a prospective purchaser who was occupying the rear seat of the aircraft. Immediately after taking off from the High Prairie Airport, the aircraft climbed steeply to approximately 150 feet above the runway, pitched nose down, and plunged vertically to the ground. A post-crash fire ensued and both occupants sustained fatal injuries.
|Type:||Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser|
|C/n / msn:|| 12-2740|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Unknown|
|Location:||High Prairie, Alberta, Alberta -
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Departure airport:||High Prairie Airport,Alberta|
|Destination airport:||High Prairie Airport,Alberta|
The Board determined that the aircraft stalled on departure for reasons unknown. The low altitude at which the stall occurred precluded a successful recovery.
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