CADORS Number: 2016C0999 Occurrence Category(ies):
• Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.
Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2016-04-01
Occurrence Time: 2340 Z Day Or Night: day-time
Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0
Canadian Aerodrome ID: CFN7 Aerodrome Name: SUNDRE AB (CFN7)
Occurrence Location: SUNDRE AB (CFN7)
Province: Alberta TC Region: Prairie and Northern Region
Country: Canada World Area: North America
• NAV CANADA
• Transportation Safety Board of Canada
AOR Number: 199070-V1
TSB Class Of Investigation: Class 5 TSB Occurrence No: A16W0037
Occurrence Event Information
Aircraft Information Registration Mark: GEKA Foreign Registration:
Flight #: Flight Rule: VFR
Aircraft Category: Aeroplane Country of Registration: Canada
Make: CESSNA Model: 172R
Year Built: 2011 Amateur Built: No
Engine Make: AVCO LYCOMING Engine Model: IO-360-L2A
Engine Type: Reciprocating Gear Type: Land
Phase of Flight: Takeoff Damage: Substantial
Owner: Mount Royal University
Operator: Mount Royal University (2921)
Operator Type: Commercial CARs Subpart: 406
Aircraft Event Information •Collision with object
Occurrence Summary Date Entered: 2016-04-19
A Chief pilot at Mount Royal University called to advise that a student, performing circuits from Springbank, AB (CYBW), had crashed a Mount Royal University Cessna 172R (C-GEKA) at Sundre, AB (CFN7) while approximately 200 ft west of Runway 09. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was not activated and there were no injuries.
O.P.I.: Further Action Required: No
Occurrence Summary Date Entered: 2016-04-26
UPDATE: TSB#A16W0037: C-GEKA, a Mount Royal University Cessna 172R, was on a dual training flight at Sundre, AB (CFN7), conducting a soft field departure from the grass beside Runway 24. During the takeoff, the left landing gear caught the top rail of the fence at the end of the runway. The aircraft executed a forced landing into a field off the end of the runway and the left landing gear collapsed. The aircraft sustained significant damage, but there were no injuries.
O.P.I.: Further Action Required: No
http://www.mountainviewgazette.ca/artic ... y-20160419
A small aircraft forced to land in a field west of Sundre on April 1 was the result of the plane hitting a fence at the end of a runway, officials have determined.
On April 1 the single-engine Cessna 172 with two persons on board came down in the field immediately west of the Sundre airport after attempting a takeoff.
The plane is owned by Mount Royal University (MRU) and had two people on board, an instructor and a student. Neither party was injured in the crash.
Sundre RCMP Sgt. Jim Lank said a followup investigation, including consultations with Transport Canada, has determined the cause.
“Inquiries with MRU revealed that a flight instructor and a student had been conducting ‘forced approaches’ when they struck a fence,” said Lank. “It was decided that the contact caused damage and an emergency landing was attempted.
“Due to the soft surface ground in the field further damage was caused to the landing gear and belly of the aircraft.”
Gerrit Vermeer, Transportation Safety Board of Canada spokesperson, confirmed the aircraft was attempting a takeoff when it hit a fence at the end of the runway.
“This was a fairly simple incident,” Vermeer. “What was reported to us was that the aircraft departed from the grass runway 24 at Sundre and didn’t appear to perform as expected, and got to the end of the runway and one of the landing gear caught the top rail of a fence.
“Apparently the impact slowed the aircraft sufficiently that the pilot selected to perform an off-airport landing in a field off the end of the runway.”
When Sundre firefighters arrived at the scene after receiving a 911 call on the following day, they found fuel leaking from the aircraft, says Sundre fire Chief Marty Butts.
The plane was later dismantled and removed from the field.
The Flight Instructor is probably happy his interview with Jazz was before the accident.