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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23393
Last updated: 9 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-151 Warrior
Registration: C-GHWH
C/n / msn: 28-7515421
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:30 nm E of Nelson, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Nelson Airport, British Columbia
Destination airport:Nelson Airport, British Columbia
The Piper aircraft, C-GHWH, departed the Nelson airport, British Columbia, at about 1225 Pacific daylight saving time (PDT) in support of a Canadian Forces search and rescue (SAR) mission. The aircraft was part of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) assignment. The crew, consisting of a pilot, a navigator, and an observer, were tasked to search an area east of Nelson and west of Cranbrook for a recently missing Piper PA-28 aircraft. At 1300, the accident pilot broadcast on the radio that all search operations were normal. At about 1340, an observer on board a Canadian Forces SAR aircraft spotted smoke coming from a downed aircraft, later identified as C-GHWH; it had been destroyed by the crash and post-impact fire, and the three occupants were fatally injured.

There were no witnesses to the accident. The object of the SAR mission, missing PA-28 aircraft C-GNXV, was found later the same day; it had crashed in mountainous terrain north of Nelson


1. CADORS 1996P0255

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Mar-2015 13:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
05-Mar-2018 07:34 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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