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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243771
Last updated: 12 May 2021
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Time:20:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C337 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 337G Super Skymaster
Registration: C-FTES
MSN: 33701518
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:100 nm E of St. Catharines, ON -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Aerial patrol
Departure airport:St. Catharines Airport, ON (YCM/CYSN)
Destination airport:St. Catharines Airport, ON (YCM/CYSN)
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
A private Cessna 337G, was conducting a mission flight for the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) from ST. Catharines/Niagara district (CYSN), ON with 2 crew members and 2 spotters onboard. The aircraft was on the return leg after the first track crawl when four large birds dove at the aircraft from above. One bird struck the left wing leading edge at approximately 2 feet outboard the wing root. The pilot declared emergency and continued his return leg to CYSN escorted by the Military Search and Rescue Aircraft C-130 Hercules as precaution. The aircraft landed safely without further incident. There was no injuries to the crew and passengers. The left wing leading edge sustained substantial damages.



Revision history:

09-Oct-2020 16:37 harro Added
09-Oct-2020 16:38 harro Updated [Operator, Location]

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