Sunday, 26 May 2013

Small plane crashes in Canada

Search for missing downed Cessna pilot continues in Georgian Bay

by Norah Fountain
Missing pilot identified as 64-year-old Wilfred Burnside of Owen Sound
 Posted Nov. 9, 2013 4pm: The search continues for the pilot of a Cessna that may have gone down north of Sprat Point in Georgian Bay. Yesterday debris from the plane was found in that area.

2 survive small plane crash in Georgian Bay
CTV News May 25, 2013
PARRY SOUND, Ont. -- Two people survived the crash of their small plane into the waters of Georgian Bay Saturday evening. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre says someone on a nearby sailboat saw the plane ditch and flip upside down. They swam to shore.

Float plane crash in Bute Inlet claims one life
The Province
The coast guard attended the scene to find one individual dead inside the small passenger craft. ...Officials said there are currently no eyewitnesses to the crash and there had been no reports prior to the plane being spotted in the water. Transport ...

Pilot dies in small plane crash in Que. mountains
Toronto Sun May 4th, 2013
MONT LAURIER, Que. -- The pilot of a small plane died Saturday afternoon after a crash in the Laurentian Mountains. Minutes after takeoff from the airport at Mont Laurier, a lakeside town about 240 km northwest of Montreal.

Pilot not injured in crash northwest of Calgary
April 24, 2013
The pilot of a small plane walked away uninjured after the aircraft crashed between Cochrane and Calgary Wednesday afternoon. Cochrane RCMP say the plane — with one person on board — made "an unplanned landing" in a field near Lochend Road off 

Pilot not seriously hurt after plane crashes on Island Lake
Brandon Sun
small plane was found by Mounties on Island Lake in northeastern Manitoba after the aircraft crashed on Wednesday afternoon. The pilot, the lone occupant, was not seriously injured. Transportation Safety Board of Canada officials continue to investigate.

Small plane crashes in northern Manitoba Wed., April 3, 2013
A 26-year-old man from Red Deer, Alta., escaped with minor injuries when the small plane he was flying crashed in remote northern Manitoba. RCMP were notified about 3 p.m. Wednesday than an emergency locator transmitter had been activated on Island

There was a plane crash in which two died. I read somewhere that his friend told him that at age 75 he ought not to be flying a plane. 
Their plane did not clear the trees. This looks like wind or pilot error. What a risk he takes. We have seen planes on our lake that barely clear the trees. The wind is unpredictable.

Examples of airplane crashes involving small commuter carriers
The Transportation Safety Board can take more than two years to issue a full report on an air crash. It currently has 12 investigations open of fatal accidents involving air taxis and three fatal crashes involving small commuter operators.

Aug 5, 2012 - Uploaded by outdoors2stay
Crash at 2:44. This is unprecedented footage of a small airplane crash from inside the cockpit from two different 


Red said...

I'm not sure what your point is with the news of these crashes? I had my private pilot license and we would get all the reports on the accident investigations. That's when it gets interesting. Many new regulations would result from accident investigations. There is a comparison of air accident investigations to medical mistakes and the lack of investigation and development of regulations in the medical field.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Red, I've been keeping track. It's quite the thing to have your own plane.
I've been tracking them after a helicopter landed at our local General Store.

Christine said...

methinks it's getting too crowded up there? I did wonder also what your point was.

Powell River Books said...

The crash in Bute Inlet was a long time Powell River resident. He served as an MLA for our region and was an excellent pilot. You just never know. - Margy

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

The reason I saved these is that I was curious about the data. I kept up a Google search alert, and wanted to see if there were patterns. As well as frequency.