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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23278
Last updated: 20 February 2021
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Time:c. 11:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna R182RG
Registration: C-GBXO
C/n / msn: R18200174
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Bégin, Quebec 3.5 nm N -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Roberval Airport, Quebec
Destination airport:Roberval Airport, Quebec
The Cessna 182RG, with the pilot as the sole occupant, took off from Roberval Airport, Quebec, at 1031 eastern daylight time (EDT) for a local forest fire surveillance patrol in visual flight rules (VFR).

About 10 minutes after take-off, an eyewitness saw the aircraft flying northwards at very low altitude. According to the witness, the aircraft was heading towards a mountain covered in a cloud layer. A few moments later, the witness heard a noise and heard the aircraft's engine stop. He immediately reported the incident to the police. The Flight Service Station (FSS) at Roberval picked up the signal of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) and reported the matter to the police authorities. The local civil air search and rescue services (SERABEC) were advised, and a search was undertaken.

The aircraft was located at 1212 EDT. It had struck some trees and crashed on the south side of a mountain about 3.5 nautical miles north of Bégin, Quebec. The pilot had sustained fatal injuries.



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
17-Dec-2016 08:37 beaverspotter Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Narrative]

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