Loss of control Accident Piper J3C-65 Cub CF-SVT, 12 Sep 2021
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Time:c. 09:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic J3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper J3C-65 Cub
Owner/operator:Aéroclub Canada
Registration: CF-SVT
MSN: 14676
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lac-Édouard, near the Seigneurie du Triton, QC -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Batiscan River, QC
Destination airport:Saint-Étienne-des-Grès/Hydravion Adventure Water Aerodrome (CHA2), Quebec
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The float-equipped Piper J3C-65 took off from the Batiscan River near La Seigneurie du Triton outfitter, 25 nautical miles (NM) east-northeast of La Tuque Aerodrome (CYLQ), Quebec, for a visual flight rules (VFR) flight to Saint-Étienne-des-Grès/Hydravion Adventure Water Aerodrome (CHA2), Quebec. On board were the pilot, who was sitting in the rear seat, and a passenger, who was sitting in the front seat. The plan was for the pilot to fly over the outfitter’s cottages after takeoff so that the passenger could take photos.
After a southbound takeoff, the floatplane flew near the surface of the water (in ground effect) to reach the target climb speed of 70 mph more quickly. At approximately 4300 feet from the point of departure, the floatplane, still in ground effect, banked right to avoid flying over a boat. Approximately 2000 feet further (i.e. approximately 6300 feet from the point of departure), it climbed slightly to approximately 100 feet above the river and began a 180° left turn toward rising terrain. During the left turn, at a 45° bank angle, its speed and altitude decreased. The pilot lost control of the floatplane when it entered an aerodynamic stall, leading to an incipient spin. The floatplane struck trees, then terrain in a vertical attitude.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

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Revision history:

12-Sep-2021 16:23 gerard57 Added
12-Sep-2021 16:32 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Sep-2021 06:00 Geno Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Narrative]
14-Sep-2021 21:56 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Narrative]
15-Sep-2021 05:53 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
16-Sep-2021 17:17 harro Updated [Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Dec-2021 16:34 Captain Adam Updated [Registration, Location, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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