Accident Glasair GlaStar C-GMDP,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65700
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Date:Friday 12 June 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glasair GlaStar
Registration: C-GMDP
MSN: 5112
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Twidwell Bend, Chetwynd, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Destination airport:Kelowna, British Columbia
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The GlaStar C-GMDP was on a pleasure flight from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to Kelowna, British Columbia, with two pilots on board. At approximately 1401 Pacific daylight time, shortly after passing Chetwynd, British Columbia, a severe power plant vibration and loss of power was experienced. The engine power was reduced to 1000 RPM and a forced landing into a field attempted. On short final, the aircraft struck a power line and veered off course to the right, where it struck trees and rising terrain. The pilot in the left seat received non-life threatening injuries. The pilot in the right seat was fatally injured. There was no emergency transmitter signal and there was no fire. The failure of the number 2 cylinder caused the engine to lose power.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB
Report number: A09P0156
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

14-Jun-2009 08:55 Digitalis Added
14-Jun-2009 21:05 Digitalis Updated
16-Feb-2010 09:55 Anon. Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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