Incident Cessna 172N Skyhawk C-GMHU,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77746
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Date:Sunday 17 June 2001
Time:19:52 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Toronto Airways Limited
Registration: C-GMHU
MSN: 17273950
Year of manufacture:1980
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Richmond Hill, near Buttonville Municipal Airport, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:CYKZ (Buttonville Municipal Airport)
Destination airport:CYKZ (Buttonville Municipal Airport)
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The pilot was conducting a visual flight rules local flight from the Toronto / Buttonville
Municipal Airport, Ontario. When the aircraft reached about 400 to 500 feet above ground level
during the initial climb after take-off from Runway 33, the aircraft engine (Lycoming
O-320-H2AD) stopped. The pilot began a forced approach and attempted unsuccessfully to
restart the engine. The aircraft struck a treetop and the back of a house and came to rest on the
back deck of the house. The aircraft and the house were substantially damaged. The occupants
of the house were not injured; however, the pilot received serious, nonu2013life-threatening injuries.
The accident occurred at 19:52 eastern daylight time during daylight.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB
Report number: A01O0157
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


1. Transportation Safety Board of Canada Investigation Report A01O0157
2. Photo of crashed aircraft at

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12-Sep-2010 15:08 Topaz Added

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