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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23406
Last updated: 8 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150J
Registration: C-FQZC
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:North of Highway 28, East of Bellis, Alberta, Alberta -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Spirit River, Alberta
Destination airport:St. Paul
The pilot of the Cessna 150 was on a night visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Spirit River, Alberta, to St. Paul. Prior to his departure, the pilot phoned the Grande Prairie Flight Service Station (FSS) to receive a weather briefing and file a flight plan. When the pilot filed his flight plan (at about 2030), he was told that his flight plan would be opened in 10 minutes unless the FSS specialist heard anything different. The aircraft departed at 2040 mountain daylight saving time (MDT) for the planned four-hour flight. No radio transmissions from the aircraft were heard by Grande Prairie or any other FSS along the route.

At 2310, witnesses in their house heard the whine of an aircraft engine followed by a loud thump. They went outside to search the area around their farm, but it was raining too hard to see anything so they went back inside their house and called the police. Later the police began a search that continued throughout the night until 0930 the next morning, when the aircraft wreckage was located about one-quarter mile from the farm house. The pilot was fatally injured.

The pilot continued flight into deteriorating weather conditions, probably became disoriented, and lost control of the aircraft. The aircraft entered a spiral dive from which the pilot did not recover.



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27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added

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