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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23388
Last updated: 12 January 2021
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Time:16:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:Trentair Aviation Ltd
Registration: C-GNCF
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Peterborough, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Peterborough, Ontario
Destination airport:Peterborough, Ontario
The pilot and passenger departed on a local flight, planned to last one hour. After the aircraft became airborne, it gained altitude momentarily; the pitch angle was then seen to decrease, and the aircraft descended to a height of approximately ten feet above the runway surface. The pitch angle increased again and the aircraft climbed to a height variably described as up to 200 feet above ground level before entering a gentle turn to the left. The angle of bank then abruptly increased, the nose pitched down sharply, and the aircraft descended to the ground in a steep, nose-down, left-wing-low attitude. The pilot was fatally injured, and the passenger received serious injuries.

The aircraft stalled and entered an incipient spin at an altitude from which there was insufficient height to recover. Disrupted engine valve operation caused less-than-maximum engine power output and contributed to the occurrence.



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added

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