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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72347
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Date:12-JAN-2006
Time:02:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Owner/operator:Sky Wings Aviation
Registration: C-FBBC
C/n / msn: 31-48
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:1/2 mile NW of Wetaskiwin Airport, Alberta -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Vermilion Airport, Vermilion, Alberta (YVG/CYVG)
Destination airport:Wetaskiwin Airport, Alberta (CEX3)
Narrative:
TSB reported that the Sky Wings Aviation Piper PA-31, C-FBBC, was landing on Runway 30 at Wetaskiwin (CEX3) after an IFR courier flight from Vermilion (CYVG). During the landing, the crew lost sight of the runway in a thin layer of dense fog which covered the airport. They aborted the landing, and the aircraft settled into a field about one half mile northwest of the airport. The pilots sustained serious injuries and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

The flight crew utilized a cell phone to inform the Edmonton FIC of the accident, and to lead rescuers to them through the fog. The ELT activated during impact. The RCMP responded to the scene. TSB Edmonton sent 2 investigators to the site.

Sources:

1. CADORS: 2006C0095
2. TSB Occurrence No:A06W0010
3. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000079330.html
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/2006/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-wetaskiwin/]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Feb-2010 06:22 slowkid Added
20-Sep-2017 14:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Oct-2017 14:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport]
29-Oct-2019 17:07 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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