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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45846
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:20-JUN-2001
Time:20;25 EDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: C-GKGG
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Uxbridge, Ontario, east of Lake Simcoe -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sandford Field, Ontario
Destination airport:Buttonville, Toronto, Ontartio (CKYZ)
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Narrative:
At 20:05 EDT (eastern daylight time) a Robinson R22 Mariner helicopter, registration C-FFFM, with only the pilot on board, departed Lindsay, Ontario, for the Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport. At 20:22 EDT, a Cessna 170, registration C-GKGG, took off on Runway 18 from a private grass strip, locally known as Sandford Field, with only the pilot on board. The pilot of the Cessna planned to conduct one left-hand circuit and landing. At 20:25 EDT, the two aircraft collided in visual meteorological conditions at approximately 700 feet above ground level.

The accident occurred near Uxbridge, Ontario, east of Lake Simcoe, over a farmerís field one nautical mile south of Sandford Field. The helicopterís tail and the main-rotor system sustained catastrophic damage, rendering the helicopter uncontrollable. The helicopter pitched inverted and plunged to the ground, and the pilot was fatally injured. The Cessna 170 sustained substantial damage; however, the pilot was able to control the aircraft and conduct a forced landing in a nearby cornfield.

Sources:

1. http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20010724X01486&key=1
2. http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2001/a01o0164/a01o0164.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
11-Aug-2013 13:13 Anon. Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
20-Jul-2014 21:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Plane category]
17-Nov-2017 07:19 harro Updated [Source]

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