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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200585
Last updated: 18 November 2018
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Time:10:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
Owner/operator:Springbank Air Training College
Registration: C-GCCM
C/n / msn: 34-7570103
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1.5 km from Springbank Airport, AB -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Calgary/Springbank Airport, AB (CYBW)
Destination airport:Calgary/Springbank Airport, AB (CYBW)
The Springbank Air Training College Piper PA 34-200T Seneca II, registered C-GCCM, departed Calgary Springbank (CYBW) runway 17 on a final training flight prior to the student's multi-engine rating flight test. There was an instructor and student on board. The aircraft did not climb above 200 feet nor accelerate while on the runway heading. The aircraft rolled to the left entering a steep left turn and collided with terrain. There was a post-crash fire, and the two occupants sustained fatal injuries, the aircraft was destroyed.

The student with 140 hours of flight experience was at the controls. Flight instructor have a total of 2,150 hours.

18 dec 2017 : TSB Preliminary report.

- The aircraft was certified and equipped to conduct flight training operations.
- The aircraft speeds and altitudes after takeoff that were captured on radar data were not consistent with normal aircraft performance.
- No mechanical deficiencies were identified with the aircraft's engines, propellers, and flight controls.
- Communications with the aircraft throughout the flight were normal. No emergency was declared.
- At the time of the occurrence, the aircraft was under the maximum gross takeoff weight with an approximate weight of 4225 pounds, and the calculated centre of gravity was within design specifications for the aircraft.
- There are approximately 60 Piper Seneca II aircraft registered in Canada.

See complet report, link below.

Transport Canada

TSB preliminary report :


Revision history:

26-Oct-2017 19:30 Iceman 29 Added
26-Oct-2017 19:31 Iceman 29 Updated [Date]
26-Oct-2017 19:38 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type]
26-Oct-2017 20:29 Aerossurance Updated [Location]
27-Oct-2017 05:27 MAW Updated [Narrative]
27-Oct-2017 05:28 Anon. Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
27-Oct-2017 05:30 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
27-Oct-2017 21:54 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
02-Nov-2017 18:21 harro Updated [Nature, Narrative]
18-Dec-2017 19:51 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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