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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199423
Last updated: 18 February 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CH7B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Champion 7GCBC Explorer
Registration: C-FDDQ
C/n / msn: 284 70
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Menzie, north of Faro, YT -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Whitehorse, YT
Destination airport:Russell Creek, YT
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
A privately operated Champion 7GCBC aircraft, was conducting a VFR flight itinerary from Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen Intl, YT (CYXY) to Russell Creek, YT. The Champion 7GCBC was accompanied by another private aircraft, Champion 7GCBC(2), to the same location. Shortly after passing Faro, YT, the pilot of Champion 7GCBC advised the pilot of Champion 7GCBC(2), that they were having trouble with visibility and clouds and that they were going to descend. The pilot of Champion 7GCBC(2), who was approximately 10 nautical miles behind Champion 7GCBC, had already altered their course to the west and descended to maintain clearance from clouds. Both aircraft had been cruising between 8000 and 9000 feet ASL up until that time. No other radio transmissions were heard from Champion 7GCBC. The pilot of Champion 7GCBC(2) landed at destination approximately 25 minutes later. After waiting another 25 minutes, the pilot of Champion 7GCBC(2) took off in an attempt to find Champion 7GCBC; the aircraft was spotted 15 minutes later. Champion 7GCBC had impacted higher terrain at approximately 4900 feet ASL, 34 nautical miles North West of Faro, YT. RCMP attended the scene 4 hours later and declared the pilot deceased. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces; there was no post impact fire.


TSB Report#A17W0140

Revision history:

05-Sep-2017 22:51 Geno Added
23-Sep-2017 18:40 harro Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]

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