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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23002
Last updated: 31 May 2020
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Time:15:06 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca III
Owner/operator:Airco Aircraft Charters
Registration: C-FRKZ
C/n / msn: 34-8233048
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:10 NM SE of High Prairie, AB -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Edmonton City Centre (Blatchford Field) Airport (ECCA) (YXD/CYXD)
Destination airport:High Prairie Airport, Alberta (ZHP/CZHP)
The aircraft was on an IFR chartered flight from Edmonton Municipal Airport to High Prairie. There was one pilot and a female passenger on board. It was reported that the aircraft began a descent out of controlled airspace and was not heard from again. The aircraft did not arrive at its destination. Search and rescue aircraft were launched and the wreckage was located 7 - 10 miles southeast on a bearing of 130 degrees magnetic from the High Prairie Airport. The TSB and and a System Safety Minister's Observer are attending the scene. The Minister's Observer will assist the investigators in their investigation by conducting aerial photos of the accident site with the use of Transport Canada's helicopter. Further update to follow.

2002/09/10 UPDATE TSB reported that the Airco Aircraft Charters Piper PA-34-220T (Seneca III), C-FRKZ, departed the Edmonton City Center airport at 0802 MDT for High Prairie, AB on an IFR flight plan with one pilot and one passenger on board. The aircraft was cleared out of controlled airspace in the vicinity of High Prairie at 0851 with an ETA of 0906. The aircraft did not arrive in High Prairie and a communications search was initiated with no results. Trenton RCC responded by dispatching a Hercules and Griffon helicopter to High Prairie. The aircraft was located at 1700 MDT approximately 10 NM SE of the High Prairie airport in a densely wooded area. There were no survivors. TSB is investigating and will advise with respect to the class of investigation.


1. CADORS 2002C1127
2. TSB:

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
20-Feb-2015 21:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Total occupants, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Sep-2017 19:13 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
27-Feb-2019 21:19 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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