Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Cessna Crash Report
Pilot error blamed for July accident that claimed 2
Released by the TSB of Canada/Website photo
he Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (A11P0106) into the July 2011 collision with terrain of a Cessna 152 near Harrison Lake, British Columbia.
On 5 July 2011, a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 152, with a flight instructor and student pilot on board, departed Boundary Bay, British Columbia, for a mountain training flight. An hour and a half after departure, the aircraft collided with terrain about 10 nautical miles west of Harrison Lake.
The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces, and both occupants of the aircraft died.
The investigation found that the accident was likely caused by an aerodynamic stall while attempting a turn at an altitude from which the pilots could not recover before colliding with the mountain.
Without proper training in mountain flying techniques, pilots and passengers are exposed to increased risk of collision with terrain due to the complex nature of mountain flying.
Following the occurrence, Pacific Flying Club implemented safety actions.
Among them are:
The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.
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