Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Light Plane Crash At YKF  
User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

I know very small plane crashes are a dime a dozen, but this sounds quite dramatic and happened just meters from the east end of the main runway at YKF (Waterloo Region Airport, Canada), where I used to spot. A couple of first-hand witnesses make it sound pretty dramatic. Apparently the pilot was attempting a turn, which sounds strange if he was having engine problems, given that he was flying over a smooth field with very little attitude. Possibly just a stall from making a quick turn with a lot of fuel and not a lot of airspeed on a hot morning?

I imagine that operations have not been affected (not that there's much going on anyway) since we recently lost NW to DTW), but the article isn't exactly clear on that. YKF's other runway is not useful for real commecial use.

JL

http://news.therecord.com/News/article/561333


Next flight.... who knows.
2 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineHarrisonRuess From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

I don't know if you remember the fatal crash over at Greenbank (CNP8) last summer - the one that the owner of the airport was killed in - but this one, at least initially, sounds familiar.

In the Greenbank one pilot had an engine failure in climb out and tried to do a 180 to make it back to the runway (rather than just landing straight ahead), and of course with only being a few hundred feet off the ground he didn't make it.

With what the witnesses are saying with this Waterloo one (reporting seeing the plane turn, and then nose dive - which is something a high-wing plane like a 172 could do in a stall) it sounds like it could be a similar situation.

Of course it really is way too early to know for sure, and many details are lacking.


User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Harrison,

I agree - an ill-advised attempt to turn around quickly would be a good explanation.

It's a small-world - I actually knew the pilot who died at Greenbank (from church, when I was a teenager), but I hadn't actually read any articles about the circumstances of that crash. It does sound like this could be a similar situation. Agreed, though, that it is quite early to make such determinations.

JL



Next flight.... who knows.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Small Plane Crash At Santa Monica Airport posted Wed Jan 28 2009 17:57:45 by N83SF
Light Plane Crash Near Moorabbin Airport posted Tue Aug 26 2008 22:50:00 by Rushed
Light Plane Down At Broughton Airbus Factoy posted Thu Oct 11 2007 07:52:37 by Scouseflyer
Light Plane Crash In Central Johannesburg posted Mon Dec 18 2006 21:06:35 by JoKeR
Small Plane Crash At YTZ posted Thu Aug 24 2006 22:30:38 by Rattibone
Light Aircraft Crash At Bournemouth posted Sun Jul 23 2006 12:12:14 by Trekster
Small Plane Crash At YOO: Oshawa posted Sat Jun 25 2005 21:04:47 by YooYoo
Small Plane Crash At Khio posted Wed May 25 2005 03:34:08 by TwinCommander
Small Plane Crash At FLL; Blocks 9L/27R & 13/31... posted Thu Jan 27 2005 02:02:18 by USAFHummer
Plane Crash At Detroit City posted Mon Sep 13 2004 23:50:57 by Dtwclipper