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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 95014
Last updated: 24 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca
Registration: C-GIGO
C/n / msn: 34-7970361
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Escalante Point, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The private Piper PA-34T Seneca (C-GIGO) took off from Courtenay, BC, with the pilot and one passenger onboard for a VFR flight to Escalante Point, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. On landing on the beach, the aeroplane struck a rock, which damaged the number 2 propeller; as well, the nose wheel became stuck in the sand. The pilot examined the propeller, which had one tip bent and curled back, then dug the nose wheel out of the sand and then took off for Courtenay, with just the pilot onboard. The aircraft took off into a thick fog bank and shortly after, at about 2,200 feet, the number 1 engine began to vibrate significantly and the pilot shut it down. The pilot lost control of the aircraft not long after that and it entered a spiral and crashed onto flat land near Estevan Point lighthouse. The pilot received minor injuries and the aircraft was substantially damaged. The aircraft was not located until midday the next day following an intense ground and water search by CCG, RCMP, and SAR units.


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Revision history:

03-Mar-2011 06:18 slowkid Added
24-Feb-2019 22:30 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Damage]

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