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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23502
Last updated: 20 August 2019
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Time:06:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24-250
Owner/operator:GEAR-UP INC.
Registration: N2144Z
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Big White Mountain, BC (East), British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
N2144Z departed Kelowna on a VFR flight. No details are available at this time. The aircraft crashed east of Big White Mountain (near Penticton) There were four souls onboard, two were fatally injured. The RCC were advised by local RCMP (Midway) at 13:53 pdt. Midway RCMP phone number obtained by CACO Duty officer and given to FAA operations, Washington for coordination with US State Department and DFAIT. Pacific System Safety Duty Officer, DFAIT, FAA Ops - Washington, HQ Communications advised. TSB are enroute to the accident site. OPI: System Safety Revised: In the details the aircraft registration was said to be N2144Z - it should be N6917P Update from System Safety: Technical assistance to the investigation was provided by Maintenance and Manufacturing from the Kelowna TCC. The aircraft, N6971P was departing from Rendell Creek Ranch Airstrip, a grass strip, 1750' long, at a 3000' altitude. The flaps were fully up for the take-off. The Pilot Operating Handbook indicates that a take-off under these conditions requires 2200'. As the aircraft approached the end of the runway, the pilot rotated and the aircraft cleared a fence. The aircraft was unable to maintain flight and settled back onto the rough, stump strewn terrain. The stumps compromised the integrity of the cabin. The two front seat passengers were fatally injured. One of the back seat passengers died in the hospital as a result of internal injuries. October 20, 2000 Update from TSB: A00P0197: The US-registered, Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N6917P, with a pilot and 3 passengers, crashed in an attempt to takeoff from a grass strip at the Rendell Creek Lodge, 30 nm SE from Kelowna in Southern B.C. The pilot and the front seat passenger were fatally injured at impact, the other two passengers received serious injuries and were taken to hospital in Kelowna. One of these passengers later succumbed to injuries. The aircraft was destroyed. There was no fire.



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