November 27, 2021

Incident at 23NM SW SMITHS FALLS-MONTAGUE (RUSS BEACH) ON (CYSH)

TSB Report #A21O0128: A Cessna U206B operated by the Gananoque Sport Parachuting Centre departed from Smith Falls, ON (CYSH) on a visual flight rules flight to Gananoque, ON (CNN8) with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. The aircraft was being flown to Gananoque airport following maintenance, where it was going to be stored for the winter. While enroute, at approximately 23 nautical miles southwest of CYSH, the aircraft engine experienced an internal failure; however, the engine continued to run. The pilot conducted a forced landing in a nearby corn field. The aircraft sustained minor damage and there were no injuries. The emergency locator transmitter did not activate. It was later identified that a connecting rod in the engine broke and ejected through the top of the engine block.

July 25, 2021

Accident at 3NM NE BRANTFORD ON (CYFD)

A 2244095 Ontario Inc. Robinson R44 (C-FVPA) crashed approximately 3.3NM North Northeast (NNE) of Brantford, ON (CYFD) at 1100Z. 1 soul on board (SOB), with sustained injuries. No NAV CANADA involvement. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0056: C-FVPA, a Robinson R44 helicopter, was performing aerial spray application on a corn field near Brantford, ON. During a spray run, the helicopter impacted a set of hydro wires at the edge of a corn field, and subsequently crashed. The helicopter came to rest approximately 270 feet from the hydro wires, and was destroyed. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was seriously injured. The TSB deployed two investigators to the scene.

August 31, 2019

Accident at 2NM NE MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A 9164-1050 Québec Inc. Cessna P210N (C-GCCI) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was on the right downwind for Runway 24R for a training flight when it declared engine failure. The pilot could not reach the airport. The aircraft landed without incident in a corn field approximately 2 NM from the threshold of Runway 24R. The pilot did not have time to declare an emergency. After the landing, the pilot indicated that he was not hurt and that the aircraft did not seem to have much damage. After they had been contacted, emergency services went to the site, without having the time to find out the number of people on board or the amount of remaining fuel.

August 25, 2019

Incident at 18NM OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An École de pilotage Évolution Cessna 172M (C-GWXV) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) declared an emergency due to an engine fire. The engine was shut down. The aircraft landed in a field near Wendover, ON. The two people on board were safe and sound.
Update TSB Report #A19O0132: C-GWXV, the Ecole de Pilotage Evolution Inc. Cessna 172M was on a local training flight from Gatineau, Quebec with an instructor and student on board. During the flight at an altitude of 1000 AGL the engine (Lycoming O-320E2D) began to run roughly followed by a loud detonation and fumes entered the cabin. The emergency checklist was followed, a MAYDAY declared and the ELT was activated. The doors were unlatched and a landing was performed in a mature corn field south of Wendover, Ontario. The aircraft came to stop in an upright position and both occupants were not injured. The aircraft received minor damage to the nose wheel and propeller.

August 10, 2019

Accident at MOUNT BRYDGES / WARREN FIELD ON CWF3

TSB #A19O0112: a privately owned Pitts S-1T, was landing at Warren Field (CWF3), Ontario, a grass strip west of London, Ontario. The aircraft landed near the edge of the grass surface, and the wing made contact with corn growing alongside the runway. The aircraft was pulled into the cornfield where it nosed over and came to rest inverted. The aircraft was significantly damaged, the pilot was uninjured.

June 26, 2019

Accident at 38NM LONDON ON VOR/DME (YXU)

Reports of a downed aircraft in a corn field near Camlachie, ON received by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) through the London, ON (CYXU) tower and airports specialty. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton confirmed that a privately registered, amateur built Vans RV-4, from origin unknown to destination unknown, suffered an engine failure on takeoff from a grass strip and landed in a cornfield. Both occupants were reported to be okay. No services were provided by NAV CANADA to this aircraft and there was no flight plan on file.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report: The privately registered, amateur-built, Vans RV4 landed in a corn field due to an engine failure on take-off from a grass runway in Camlachie, ON. Both occupants were reported to be ok. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) advised. Transportation Safety Board (TSB) advised.

June 29, 2018

Incident at MIXUT intersection

A Southwestern Ontario Organization of Parachutists (C-FGHM) on a VFR flight in the vicinity of MIXUT, declared a May Day while descending after a para-drop near Dundas. C-FGHM initiated a forced landing in a corn field. Local police on site and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) dispatched. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified.
Update TSB #A18O0098: C-FGHM, a Cessna P206B aircraft operated by Southwestern Ontario Organization of Parachutists, was returning to land at Dundas Air Plaza, ON, after dropping parachutists. During the descent, the engine (Teledyne Continental IO-520-FCA) lost power and started to smoke. The pilot conducted a forced landing into a cornfield, near the Dundas Air Plaza. There was no damage to the aircraft during the landing, and the pilot was uninjured. Initial investigation by the pilot found the oil filter adapter had failed.

September 10, 2017

Accident at WYEVALE (BOKER FIELD) ON (CNL8)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A17O0204: A privately operated Airborne Windsports Edge Basic Ultra-light aircraft, departed from Wyevale (Boker Field), ON (CNL8) for a local flight. After takeoff, the aircraft crashed into a corn field under unknown circumstances near the end of the runway. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was seriously injured. The aircraft was substantially damaged.
Trenton joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) reported to the Toronto Shift Manager an ultralight accident south of Midland. The accident involved a privately registered Airborne Windsports Edge.

September 3, 2016

Accident at In the vicinity of: SARNIA (CHRIS HADFIELD) ON (CYZR)

UPDATE TSB #A16O0122: C-IBPZ, a Cuby II Basic Ultra-light aircraft, departed from a private grass strip located 2.3 nautical miles South East of Sarnia/Chris Hadfield, ON (CYZR) on a local pleasure flight. Shortly after departure, the right wing separated from the aircraft. The aircraft crashed in a corn field, 1 nautical mile South East of CYZR. The pilot was wearing a 4 point seat belt and a helmet; however, was fatally injured. The TSB deployed two investigators to the accident scene and is currently gathering information.
A privately registered Magal Cubby II on a local flight from Sarnia, ON (CYZR) crashed in a field in close proximity to CYZR.

July 13, 2016

Incident at 12NM N TRENTON NS (CYTN)

UPDATE: JRCC Halifax SARSUM Report#S2016-00551]: A Dorval Aviation Cessna 172K (C-FXCW) reported a rough running engine with possible carb ice, they attempted to divert to Trenton but forced landed short of Trenton with no injuries.
UPDATE: TSB#A16A0063: C-FXCW, a Cessna C-172K owned by Dorval Aviation Inc, was en route from Charlottetown, PE (CYYG), to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) at 6000 feet ASL when the engine began to progressively lose power (RPM dropped from about 2400 to 2000). The student pilot, who was the sole occupant, applied carburetor heat, selected full rich mixture and advanced the throttle to full power. The engine power continued to decrease to 1500 RPM, and then fluctuated between 1000 and 1500 RPM. Engine oil pressure and temperature were within the normal operating range. The pilot elected to divert to Trenton, NS (CYTN); however, the performance of the aircraft would now allow to reach the airport. The pilot elected to carry out a forced landing in a corn field, some 12 nautical miles North of CYTN. During the landing roll, the aircraft bounced a number of times due to the uneven terrain. The left wing tip contacted the ground, causing damage to the outer portion of the wing. The propeller also made contact with the ground while still in rotation. The pilot was not injured. The aircraft had departed CYYG with a full load of fuel. Before departure, the pilot drained and inspected fuel samples from the fuel systems sumps. The aircraft had flown about 30 minutes before the forced landing was carried out. About 23 gallons of fuel were removed from the aircraft before it was transported to a storage facility.
Update (Maintenance): A civil aviation safety inspector (CASI) looked into this incident. The CASI communicated with the operator to obtain more information. According to the accident circumstances and the weather conditions, the probable cause may have been carburetor icing. Examination of the engine, the lighting system and the fuel did not reveal any abnormalities. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and indicated that no other follow-up by Transport Canada was required for the time being.
A Dorval Aviation Cessna 172K (C-FXCW) from Charlottetown, PE (CYYG) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) reported a rough running engine. The aircraft attempted to divert to Trenton, NS (CYTN), but decided they could not make it to the airport and attempted a forced landing in a field north of CYTN. The pilot successfully performed a forced landing at approximately 1340Z. No impact to traffic.

September 5, 2015

Accident at In the vicinity of: NICKEL TOWNSHIP, ON

TSB#A15O0160: The pilot of a Quicksilver MKII ultra-light aircraft, was taxiing back and forth on a newly prepared private grass strip located on the pilot?s property when the aircraft became airborne. At approximately 100 feet above the ground, the aircraft aerodynamically stalled and crashed in a corn field adjacent to the strip. The pilot received minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

October 2, 2015

Accident at In the vicinity of: CHATHAM-KENT ON (CYCK)

TSB#A15O0176: A homebuilt Spit 24 aircraft was on a test flight with the pilot as the sole occupant. During the initial climb, the engine (Ford 5.0 liter V8) began to lose power. An attempt was made to return to the airport but because of insufficient altitude, a forced landing was made in a corn field. The aircraft was substantially damaged. The pilot was wearing a five point safety harness and sustained minor injury. The aircraft had a total air time of 1.65 hours and approximately 80 liters of fuel on board.
UPDATE: JRCC Trenton SARSUM Report#[T2015-02398]: (421822N 0820454W - Chatham-Kent). Chatham police called to report a crash east of the airfield with 1 person on board (POB). Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was already on scene. No requirements from rescue coordination centre (RCC).

September 24, 2015

Accident at In the vicinity of: LONDON ON (CYXU)

Aviation Incident Report#14088: A privately-registered Denny Kitfox Series 5 was landing on the east grass runway of a farm strip, when the aircraft's wingtip caught the tops of the corn stalks. This caused a ground loop into the corn damaging a wingtip and main landing gear. There where no injuries. Aircraft is being repaired.
UPDATE: TSB#A15O0206: The privately registered amateur built Denney Kitfox Series 5 was landing eastbound on a grass runway located on a farm in the vicinity of London, ON, when the aircraft's wingtip caught the tops of the corn stalks adjacent to the runway. Following contact, the aircraft ground looped into the corn damaging a wingtip and the main landing gear. There were no injuries.

September 1, 2015

Accident at In the vicinity of: PETERBOROUGH ON

Report from the pilot/owner: A privately registered Luscombe 8A had ground looped on landing on a private strip in Peterborough, Ontario. The aircraft ended up in a corn field with no injuries reported and minimal damage to the aircraft.
UPDATE: TSB#A15O0159: The privately owned Luscombe 8A aircraft was landing on a private strip near Peterborough, ON. After touchdown, the left wing contacted mature corn adjacent to the runway and the aircraft ground looped to the left. During the ground loop the right wing dropped and contacted the ground, resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft. The pilot was not injured. The weather was reported as CAVOK, with calm wind conditions.

July 24, 2015

Accident at 425700N 0813798W - STRATHROY, ON

Update: Follow-up information received from Airworthiness ? West [2015-08-24]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator for more information and was provided with additional details on this occurrence. The CASI was advised that operations appear to have been normal at the time of the incident. The engine is undergoing tests. The CASI was satisfied with the operator?s information and maintenance actions and advised that no further Transport Canada follow-up action was required at this time.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A15O0118: C-FRAP, a Robinson R44 helicopter, was being used to spray fungicide on fields of corn. The pilot approached and overflew one field checking for hazards and wind conditions, and then began a spray swath across the field. Midway through the first swath, the pilot heard the low rotor horn sound. Manually rolling the throttle up did not prevent the rotor RPM from continuing to drop. The pilot then attempted a quick stop and a controlled autorotation into the corn. The helicopter was substantially damaged by the impact but the pilot who was wearing a four point shoulder harness and a helmet was not injured.
JRCC SARSUM Trenton Report#[T2015-01471]: (425700N 0813798W - Strathroy, ON). Detect only 406 signal received on Goes East and West. Investigation revealed that a Zimmer Air Services Inc Robinson R44 II (C-FRAP) crashed in a corn field while conducting spray operations. No injuries or requirement for Rescue services.

July 25, 2015

Accident at Toledo Express Airport, OH (KTOL)

TSB#A15F0081: The Piper PA38-112 reported "mayday" shortly after takeoff and stated the aircraft was returning to the Toledo, Ohio airport. The aircraft impacted a corn field about 1/2 mile east of the airport. The pilot went to hospital for injuries sustained from the accident and passed away there 05 August 2015.

July 20, 2014

Accident at SHERBROOKE QC (CYSC), 13 NM SSW

TSB Report#A14Q0104: The Skyboy ZK Ultralight aircraft was unable to gain climb speed on initial climb out of a private airstrip. The aircraft stalled and impacted the ground in a neighboring corn field. The landing gear collapsed on impact and there was substantial damage. The pilot sustained serious injuries.

September 21, 2014

Accident at ALLISTON ON (CNY4)

London flight information centre (FIC) received a report from the pilot of an accident on landing. A Lodestar Farms Cessna T182T (C-FVJG) from Brampton, ON (CYBM) to Alliston, ON (CNY4) clipped a wing in the adjacent cornfield and flipped. No injuries, Transportation Safety Board (TSB) advised. There was no NAV CANADA involvement.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14O0173: The privately registered Cessna T182T aircraft (C-FVJG) was on final approach to runway 36 of the Alliston ON airport (CNY4). As it reached the threshold of the runway the aircraft began to drift to the left and the left wing contacted fully grown corn stalks planted near the edge of the runway. The aircraft swung to the left and came to rest in the cornfield in an inverted position. The aircraft was substantially damaged but the two occupants evacuated the aircraft uninjured. There were no reports of post-impact fire or Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) activation. The aircraft was equipped with inflatable shoulder harnesses but the harnesses did not inflate during the occurrence.

August 1, 2014

Accident at HIGHGATE ON (CNA2)

Update: Follow-up information received from Flight Operations ? West [2014/09/15]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the company and was provided with additional information about this landing accident. The CASI was satisfied with the operator?s actions and planned corrective action plan to prevent a future recurrence. The CASI subsequently advised that no further Transport Canada action was required at this time.
TSB Report#A14O0133: The Supermarine Aircraft Inc., PZL Mielec Pezetal M18A Dromader spray plane, was landing at CNA2 Highgate. Shortly after touchdown the right wing contacted corn stocks on the right side of the runway and the aircraft yawed hard to the right and spun, eventually coming to a rest in the corn field. During the impact the left main landing gear snapped off, and the aft fuselage was significantly damaged along with minor damage to the trailing edge of the wing and empennage. The pilot, the sole occupant, was uninjured.

November 14, 2012

Accident at SMITHS FALLS-MONTAGUE (RUSS BEACH) ON (CYSH)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A12O0197]: The privately-operated Cessna 140 aircraft was on a VFR flight from Arnprior to Smith Falls Ontario. During the flight, the engine (Teledyne Continental, C-85-12) began to run rough and sputter. The pilot performed a precautionary landing on a freshly ploughed field. Upon touchdown, the aircraft flipped over and came to rest inverted. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.
The privately registered Cessna 140 aircraft was on a VFR flight from Arnprior/South Renfrew Municipal Airport (CNP3) to Smiths Falls-Montague (Russ Beach) (CYSH). NAV CANADA staff at Montréal ACC reported that at 45 05N 075 44W, the aircraft executed an unplanned off-field landing due to engine difficulties. The aircraft came to rest in the inverted position in an un-harvested corn field resulting in undetermined damage. No impact on operations.

September 5, 2012

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

The Ottawa Aviation Services Inc. Diamond Aircraft Industries DA-20-A1 Katana aircraft (C-FPBK) had just departed on a local VFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The aircraft was on a post-maintenance test flight and had just taken off when there was a problem with the aircraft's engine. The pilot was able to conduct a successful forced approach and landing into a freshly-harvested corn field, near the intersection of Merivale Road and Fallowfield Road (approximately two (2)NM west of the airport). No reported injuries; no apparent damage (as a result of the off-airport landing). __________ C-FPBK a effectué un atterrissage forcé.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A12O0211]: The Ottawa Aviation Services Inc. Diamond DA-20-A1 aircraft (C-FPBK) was on climb out after maintenance work when the engine (Bombardier Rotax, 912 F3) lost power and eventually quit. The pilot diverted the aircraft to a nearby farmer's field for a forced landing. The landing was uneventful with no damage to the aircraft and no injuries to the pilot. The engine cowling was covered with engine oil. After the aircraft was removed from the field, maintenance performed several tests on the engine and determined that the oil cap was not properly installed prior to the flight.

August 25, 2012

Accident at 25NM northwest of Kitchener/Waterloo (CYKF)

UPDATE Supplemental information provided by Transport Canada [2012/08/27]: Discussions with the T.S.B. Investigator determined that this will be a Class 3 investigation. A Minister's Observer has been appointed.
The Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Cessna 172S aircraft (C-FNET) was on a local VFR flight from Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF) to Niagara Falls and return. The aircraft became overdue and the wreckage was subsequently discovered approximately 25NM northwest of Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport. NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC received numerous reports of an active ELT signal heard by the flight crews of aircraft overflying the area. J.R.C.C. Trenton staff were advised. T.S.B. Duty Investigator and CACO staff advised. Four (4) S.O.B. -- all deceased.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from NAV CANADA A.O.R. #151409-V2: Aircraft was on a VFR flight plan from Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF) to Niagara Falls and Toronto, followed by local flying around Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport and returning to Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport. The aircraft was located by police and J.R.C.C. Trenton staff. The aircraft had crashed north of Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport at approximately 43º44'22"N 080º48'41"W. The flight plan was closed and the communications search was terminated at 0300Z. Note: this accident was previously filed as AOR #151398-V1.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A12O0138]: The Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Cessna 172S aircraft (C-FNET) was being operated as a rental aircraft and had departed the Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF) for a VFR Niagara/Toronto City tour. The aircraft disappeared from ATC radar and was reported missing about two hours later. The aircraft was eventually located in a corn field approximately 25NM northwest of the Kitchener/Waterloo Airport. All four occupants suffered fatal injuries. The T.S.B. deployed two (2) investigators to the accident site.
UPDATE from Trenton JRCC: A1 - 250038Z. Crash C-FNET (434443N 0804887W - East of Listowel). Toronto ACC had some high flyer reports over southern Ontario. London OPP called with reports of a possible aircraft crash NW of Kitchener. The 424 Hercules was tasked as well as CASARA out of London. The tasking was cancelled after the police found the crash site and confirmed the aircraft with 4 souls. Nothing further required from JRCC Trenton. Case closed. HERC 336 424 - 0.0, ON/10/VEH1 - 0.8 [T2012-02199]
UPDATE According to the TSB Final Report A12O0138 authorized for release on 20 February 2014: The Cessna 172S (registration C-FNET, serial number 172S8544), owned by the Waterloo Wellington Flying Club, departed the Kitchener/Waterloo Airport, Ontario, at 1815 Eastern Daylight Time, under visual meteorological conditions. The aircraft flew to Niagara Falls, Ontario, then to the city of Toronto, Ontario, and back to a practice area north of Kitchener Waterloo. At approximately 2016 Eastern Daylight Time, the aircraft crashed into a field, 25 nautical miles north of the Kitchener/Waterloo Airport. The aircraft was destroyed; the pilot and 3 passengers were fatally injured. There was no post impact fire. The emergency locator transmitter activated upon impact.

June 23, 2012

Accident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Analysis and Occurrence Planning [2012/07/04]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI spoke with the pilot and reported that there apparently was a mechanical failure of the engine. Most of the damage during the forced landing was to the engine, with some minor damage to the fuselage. No further follow-up required at this time.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from TSB Daily Report [A12O0090]: An amateur-built WAG-AERO 2+2, departed Carp, Ontario for a local flight. While in cruise flight, the pilot shut off one of the two electric fuel pumps, which is the pilot's normal procedure for cruise flight, after which the engine (MAZDA, 13B) immediately lost power. The electric fuel pump was reselected on, and the engine surged and regained power. The pilot was returning to Carp when the engine failed. A forced landing was performed on a corn field; during the touch down the aircraft flipped over and was substantially damaged. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured. It was reported that an engine oil line had become disconnected during the flight, possibly during the engine surge, causing the engine failure.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from Trenton JRCC SARSUM: A1 - 231138Z. ELT 406 A78DF00685C02CD (452068N 0760463W - Carp). MAYMAY call received from aircraft near Carp airport. 406 ELT picked up at same time on a privately owned and operated aircraft. Griffon helicopter tasked but cancelled when Ottawa police received call from pilot. He forced landed in corn field and flipped aircraft on landing. Pilot uninjured. ACC and TSB notified. No assistance required. Case closed. GRIF 422 424 - 0.0
The privately-registered, amateur-built Wagaero 2+2 aircraft was on a VFR flight from [origin and destination unknown]. NAV CANADA staff at Montréal ACC advised that the pilot/flight crew of an aircraft in the Mont Tremblant area advised having picked up a Mayday for a situation in the vicinity of Ottawa (Carp) Airport (CYRP). At the same time, J.R.C.C. Trenton staff advised of an active ELT in the Carp area. Moments later, the aircraft was located overturned in a cornfield. Damage -- unknown. One (1) S.O.B. -- no apparent injuries. NAV CANADA Operations Centre (NOC), J.R.C.C. Trenton, Civil Aviation Contingency Operations (CACO) and Transportation Safety Board staff all notified. __________ Un aéronef dans la région du Mont Tremblant avise avoir capté un MAYDAY pour une situation dans la région de CYRP. En même temps, RCC TR avise d'un ELT dans la région de CYRP. Quelques instants plus tard, C-FJWW est localisé dans un champ de maïs renversé sur lui-même. L'étendue des dommages est inconnue. Une seule personne a bord qui ne semble pas être blessée. NOC, RCC TR, CACO et BST avisés.

July 28, 2011

Accident at Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (1NM ouest de St-Hyacinthe (CSU3))

A privately owned Titan Tornado ultralight took off from a private runway at Sainte-Madeleine, but about 200 feet above ground, mechanical problems arose and the pilot had to land. Because of his speed, and the presence of a road at the end of the runway, the pilot decided to make an excursion into a field of corn at the side of the runway. The pilot, who was alone on board, was not injured. The aircraft sustained significant damage.
Update #1: The TSB number and class of investigation have been added. The event name was changed from "engine problem ? miscellaneous" to "loss of engine power". According to the TSB report #A11Q0145: The Tornado II, a privately owned advanced ultralight aircraft, was on a VFR flight in the Ste-Marie-Madeleine region in Quebec. During the initial climb, the Rotax 503 engine lost power at approximately 200 ft above ground level. The pilot tried to land on the runway, but given the high speed of the aircraft and a nearby road, the pilot chose to overrun the runway on the right side. The pilot, who was the only person aboard, was not injured and the aircraft was significantly damaged.

August 15, 2011

Incident at near Tillsonburg

Initial information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A11O0158]: The Robinson R-44 helicopter (C-GNMX), owned and operated by Apex Helicopters, was crop dusting a corn field just north of Tillsonburg, ON. After completing a "recon" pass, the pilot set up for the first northbound application run. After crossing the first set of power lines on the street bordering the field to the south, the pilot descended. A wire from a second set of lines struck the windshield, rolled back and struck the vertical fairing surrounding the rotor mast. The pilot did not notice any unusual flight characteristics or power reduction but landed quickly. The helicopter's windshield was scratched and the mast fairing significantly damaged, however there was no damage to the mast or pushrods contained within the fairing. A section of the power line wire, approximately 40m long, 10mm in thickness, was found with tensile failures on both ends.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Flight Operations -- West [2011/09/01]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with the operator about this occurrence. The operator is preparing a report. More information to follow.

July 28, 2011

Accident at EDENVALE ON (CNV8)

C-GSTP, a de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth airplane, experienced a power loss during the initial climb after take-off on Runway 17 at Edenvale. A forced landing was carried out straight ahead into a corn field. The corn was about six feet high; as a result, the airplane flipped inverted after touching down causing damage to the propeller, strut, landing gear, and rudder. The ELT was not triggered. The pilot was not injured. The operator notified TSB and was authorized to recover the airplane.

July 9, 2011

Accident at Geneseo Airport, NY

The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the privately-operated Ontario Aviation Historical Society Triplane DR-1 aircraft (C-GDRI) experienced engine problems while performing in an air show at Geneseo Airport, NY. The aircraft landed in a corn field located on the airport grounds. The local authorities responded. No injuries were reported but the damage to the aircraft was substantial.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A11F0136]: The amateur-built DR-1 Tri-plane (C-GDRI), owned by the Ontario Aviation Historical Society, was participating in an air show at Geneseo, NY when the engine (Jacobs L4Mb) lost power. The aircraft was forced-landed in a corn field and sustained substantial damage. The pilot was not injured.

August 19, 2010

Accident at 5NM west of Simcoe

Initial information received from TSB Daily Notification [#10O0181]: The privately owned Jodel D-9 aircraft was concluding a VFR flight from [origin not reported] to [destination not reported] . The aircraft was landing on a farm strip in Norfolk County, Ontario. Shortly after touchdown the aircraft departed the landing surface laterally into a corn field. Due to the soft soil and the contact with the corn stalks, the aircraft flipped over before coming to a rest. The pilot and sole occupant was uninjured however the aircraft was substantially damaged.

Incident at 26NM southwest of Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from TSB Daily Notification [#A10O0180]: The privately owned and operated Piper PA22-150 aircraft departed Pembroke, Ontario destined for Smith Falls. While in cruise flight at an altitude of 3,000 feet the engine began to shake, lost power, and started to smoke. The pilot declared an emergency with ATC and completed a successful forced landing in a corn field near Lanark Ontario. The pilot and two passengers were uninjured although the aircraft suffered minor damage, mostly from the corn stalks.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from J.R.C.C. Trenton, August 24, 2010 on forced landing of C-FCLA (45º10"17'N 076º23"46'W - 27NM south of Ottawa): Montreal ACC staff called J.R.C.C. Trenton with a report of an aircraft attempting a forced landing near Algonquin Park. The aircraft landed with 3 people on board. No injuries were reported. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) proceeded to the site and found the people on board. J.R.C.C. Trenton's Griffon tasking was cancelled. Case closed.
The privately-operated Happy Flying Club Piper PA22-150 aircraft (C-FCLA) was on a local VFR flight in the vicinity of Smiths Falls-Montague Airport (CYSH). AT 1431Z, the flight crew declared 'Mayday' on radio frequency 121.5MHz, requesting assistance due to engine trouble. The flight crew advised that they were making a forced landing at 1435Z. ATC lost radar contact at that time at 45º10'17"N 076º23'46"W. Shortly after, London FIC called to confirm the aircraft had made a forced landing in a corn field and that the pilot and two passengers were unharmed. The extent of damage to the aircraft was unknown. JRCC Trenton, the National Operations Centre, CACO, Transportation Safety Board (Ontario), and MACCO staff were advised.

July 10, 2010

Accident at YORK ON (CPP6)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification #A10O0140: The amateur-built Zenair CH-601-HD Zodiac aircraft (C-FWFX) was performing circuits at York, ON. While on final approach for runway 16, the aircraft landed short into a corn field. The front and right landing gear collapsed and a propeller strike occurred; there were no injuries.
A private registered amateur built Zenair CH601 was doing circuits at York Aerodrome (CPP6) runway 16. The aircraft landed short in a corn field. No injuries. Reported damage to the nose wheel.

June 26, 2010

Incident at CNQ4 (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The privately operated Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association North American NA64 aircraft (C-GLJH) was on a local VFR flight in the vicinity of Tillsonburg Airport (CBQ4). The Air Boss at the Tillsonburg airshow advised NAV CANADA staff that the aircraft experienced an engine failure resulting in a forced landing approximately 500 feet off the end of runway 20 in a corn field. No injuries were reported. There was minor damage to the aircraft. Ops. impact - unknown.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from CACO: The privately operated Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association North American NA64 aircraft (C-GLJH) experienced a loss of power and force landed onto runway 20 at Tillsonburg Airport (CBQ4). The aircraft overran the runway into the corn field south of runway 26 during the SFOC event June 26, 2010. The SFOC was suspended temporarily and the aircraft was recovered and towed to the ramp with minimal damage.

May 23, 2010

Incident at Vicinity Hay Bay, North of Highway 9

The privately-registered Denney Fox aircraft was on a flight from Camden East Airport to Picton Airport (CNT7). The aircraft suffered an engine failure and the flight crew made a forced landing in a corn field. There were no reported injuries or damage to the aircraft or property. Emergency services were not contacted and did not respond to the incident. The property owner was available and facilitated the aircraft recovery back to Camden East airport by members of the Kingston Ultralight Club. An investigation by a Rotax-certified mechanic at Camden East Airport indicated an oil pump was missing a gear leading to engine seizing. The fuel had a 50:1 pre-mix to facilitate initial break in. The rebuilt engine came from Newfoundland. The pilot contacted the seller and he indicated they only used pre-mix fuel and disabled the oil pump system in their engines, this being the local practice (gear removal) on this Rotax 582. The engine is to be repaired and returned to service.

December 18, 2009

Incident at corn field near 5276 Regional Road 24, Wainfleet Township

The American, corporately-registered Wingnuts LLC Aeronca 7AC aircraft (N84640) was on a [type of flight rules not reported] flight from [origin and destination not reported]. Niagara Regional Police advised NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC that the aircraft had made a forced landing into a corn field approximately three (3) miles west of Niagara Central Airport (CNQ3). The aircraft was landed near 5276 Regional Road 24 in Wainfleet Township. There were no reported injuries or apparent damage.

August 25, 2009

Accident at Stayner

The privately-registered Beaver RX-550 ultralight aircraft was on a local VFR flight from a private strip near Stayner, ON. NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC were advised by J.R.C.C. Trenton staff at 2330Z that the ultralight aircraft had crashed in a corn field (at 5653 Highway 26, Clearview Township) after experiencing an engine failure while in cruise flight. The aircraft landed hard and suffered damage. The pilot was not injured.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A09O0180]: The Spectrum Aircraft Inc. Beaver ultralight aircraft, equipped with amphibious floats, was climbing after taking off when at 1,000 feet AGL, the engine lost power (Rotax 582). The pilot selected an alternate fuel tank but the engine did not regain power. The ultralight descended and landed in a mature corn field resulting in substantial damage to the ultralight but no injury to the pilot.

August 24, 2009

Accident at BRANTFORD ON (CYFD)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A09O0179]: The privately-owned Piper PA23-250 was arriving from the United States and had stopped in Brantford to clear customs before continuing to the owner's private strip. When the pilot was preparing to depart Brantford, he was unable to get the aircraft's right engine to start. The pilot elected to attempt a single-engine take-off from runway 23. During the take-off roll, the pilot was unable to maintain directional control and the aircraft departed the right side of the runway just prior to the intersection of taxiway ECHO and runway 23. The aircraft struck a taxiway light and continued across the taxiway becoming airborne. The aircraft began a slow climb but was unable to clear trees at the edge of the airport property. The aircraft's right wing struck a tree approximately 20 feet from the ground, severing the outboard portion of the right wing. The aircraft crashed into a cornfield approximately 300 feet beyond the tree and was substantially damaged. The pilot was the only occupant on board and received minor injuries.
The privately-registered Piper PA-23-250 aircraft had just departed on a local VFR flight from Brantford Airport (CYFD). Shortly after departure from runway 23, one of the aircraft's engines failed and the aircraft descended, struck a tree and crashed into a corn field. The pilot (the sole occupant) suffered minor injuries. All agencies were notified.

August 21, 2009

Accident at 9NM south of Sarnia

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A09O0190]: The pilot of the Cessna 150H aircraft was departing from a private grass strip when the right wing tip struck a row of corn. The aircraft ground looped, damaging the right wing and propeller. The pilot was not injured but there was substantial damage to the aircraft. [Note: based on this information, the occurrence type was upgraded from Incident to Accident.]
The privately-registered Cessna 150H aircraft was departing on a local VFR flight from a private strip (nine (9)NM south of Sarnia) to Sarnia (Chris Hadfield) International Airport (CYZR). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC were advised by the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) of an aircraft accident which occurred at a private airstrip on 2009/08/21 at 1830Z. The pilot had reported to the O.P.P. that upon departure from his private airstrip, the aircraft struck its right wing tip on a corn row and groundlooped. There was damage to the propeller and the right wing. No reported injuries. T.S.B. Duty Investigator advised.

August 12, 2009

Accident at private airstrip near Courtland (east of Tillsonburg)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from J.R.C.C. Trenton [2009/08/13]: J.R.C.C. Trenton staff reported that the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) were reporting an overdue Cessna 150 aircraft. J.R.C.C. Trenton staff tasked a SAR Hercules aircraft (RESCUE306), a Griffon helicopter (RESCUE422) and CASARA. The Hercules crew located the aircraft near Courtland, ON (42º50'42"N 080º37'44"W) shortly after arriving on scene. SARTechs jumped and confirmed that the lone pilot was fatally injured. O.P.P. and emergency medical services responded. The case was turned over to the O.P.P. No further action required; case closed. Timings: Griffon helicopter (RESCUE422) - 3.4 hours, Hercules aircraft (RESCUE306) - 2.4 hours; CASARA ON/10/AC1 - 0.7; Griffon helicopter (RESCUE491) - 0.2 hours.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A09O0171]: The Cessna 150J aircraft departed from the pilot's private airstrip and was later reported overdue when it had not returned. A search was commenced by J.R.C.C. staff and the aircraft was located in a nearby corn field. The aircraft had struck the ground in a steep nose down and right wing low attitude. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact and pilot received fatal injuries. A Minister's Observer has been appointed for this Class 3 investigation.
NAV CANADA staff at London F.I.C. received a telephone call from J.R.C.C. Trenton staff regarding an overdue aircraft that had been reported by a responsible person. While a communications search was underway, J.R.C.C. Trenton staff called back to report that the accident site had been located. It was reported that the privately-registered Cessna 150J aircraft had departed a private airstrip around 1200Z and is believed to have crashed shortly thereafter. The aircraft was reported overdue with a search commencing at 1645Z. The aircraft was located at 42º50'N 080º37'W (southeast of London, east of Ingersoll). There was one (1) S.O.B. who was fatally injured.

June 9, 2009

Accident at ST. THOMAS MUNI ON (CYQS)

UPDATE System Safety: The TSB received reports from the operator of N806PB that the aircraft was on a photo assignment when the engine's oil pressure decreased and the engine RPM increased. The pilot decided to turn back to CYQS but could not make it back before the engine shut down. The pilot elected to land in a field short of the airport. The field was soft and on landing the nose gear of the aircraft dug into the ground and the aircraft flipped onto its canopy. The pilot had to dig himself out of the overturned airplane. The gear, canopy, propeller and tail of the aircraft received considerable damage. The pilot was released from hospital with minor cuts and bruises to his ribs. The TSB is waiting to hear from the operator as to the results of their investigation and cause of N806PB engine failure.
The American, corporately-registered MXR Technologies Inc. MXS aircraft (N806PB) was on a VFR flight from [origin and destination not reported]. NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC received a telephone call from the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) advising that an aircraft had crashed in a field approximately one (1) mile south of St. Thomas Municipal Airport (CYQS). The aircraft had nosed over after a forced landing. The pilot was transported to hospital. Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE From the TSB: A09O0103: The US registered MXR Technologies MXS aircraft N806PB, operating as part of the Red Bull Air Races demonstration team was in level flight when there was an indication of decreasing engine oil pressure (Lycoming AEIO-540). This indication was quickly followed by an increase in rpm, and a return to the airport under reduced power was initiated. Shortly after, the engine suffered a complete failure and the aircraft was landed in a corn field nearby. The initial landing went smoothly, but during the rollout, as the speed decreased, the wheels began to dig into the wet soil and the aircraft overturned, coming to a rest on its back. The pilot suffered minor injuries and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

September 30, 2008

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Cessna 172 operated by the Centre Pluridisciplinaire d'Aviation du Québec was conducting a local visual flight rules (VFR) flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. The pilot reported a burning smell in the cabin. At the same time, the tower controller at St-Hubert authorized the Cessna 172 to execute a straight-in-approach for Runway 06R. Because communication with the pilot was lost and because the aircraft disappeared from the radar, tower personnel contacted the Centre Plurisdisciplinaire d'Aviation du Québec. The Centre confirmed that it was in contact with the pilot and that the aircraft had landed in a field between Highway 10 and Highway 30 without further incident.
Update #1: TSB occurrence number and class of investigation added. Event name "Electrical problem" was added. According to TSB report #A08Q0192, the Cessna 172 operated by the Centre Pluridisciplinaire d'Aviation du Québec took off from St-Hubert airport with a student-pilot on board to conduct a VFR training flight. Approximately five minutes after takeoff, the pilot smelled fuel, then smoke, and then noticed that the fuel gauges read zero. The pilot contacted the St-Hubert airport and declared an emergency. He then shut down the engine and shut off the fuel and executed a forced landing in a corn field. The aircraft landed without incident and the student-pilot was uninjured. A preliminary check of the aircraft while it was still in the field revealed a short circuit in the alternator and in its wiring.
Update #2: Incident location was specified. According to supplementary information from the TSB, the starter solenoid was the source of the problem. Because the solenoid was corroded, the starter remained on, and the engine starter heated up as a result.

July 13, 2008

Incident at CHILLIWACK BC (CYCW)

The Rescue Coordination Centre reported that the pilot of the privately-registered amateur built Zenair CH30, VFR origin/destination unknown, had called to report he had conducted a forced landing in a cornfield off Runway 25 in Chilliwack at 1720Z. The pilot had switched the engine off when the engine began to lose oil. The pilot was the sole occupant and was not injured. No report of damage was received.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0217: The amateur built Zenair CH300 was on approach to Chilliwack Airport when the engine (Ford 3.8L V6) stopped. The pilot made a forced landing in a corn field near the runway. There was no injury and no damage.

August 31, 2008

Accident at FERGUS (JUERGENSEN FIELD) ON (CPG7)

A privately registered Diamond DA 40 was departing from Fergus Airport. The aircraft was unable to gain enough speed due to wet 4 inch high grass. The aircraft left the runway and proceeded into the corn field. There were no injuries reported by the pilot.

July 7, 2007

Accident at SPRINGWATER (BARRIE AIRPARK) ON (CNA3)

Initial information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A07O0169): The privately-registered, amateur-built Merlin Nova aircraft was on its first flight at Springwater (Barrie Airpark), Ontario (CNA3). While the aircraft was on final approach to runway 25, the engine (Verner Motors, model VM133MK) lost partial power and the test pilot landed the aircraft in a corn field. The aircraft incurred substantial damage to the landing gear and propeller; however, the pilot was not injured.

February 23, 2006

Incident at EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The crew of C-FGXJ, a Beech King Air 90, reported a flat tire during the rollout on Runway 34 at City Centre airport. The runway was closed for about an hour until 2220z.
UPDATE ASD Safety reported that after refuelling in Norman Wells, the R/H tire seemed to be lower than the L/H tire. The aircraft departed Norman Wells and landed in Yellowknife without incident. The crew contacted ASD maintenance and were instructed to have the R/H tire inflated with nitrogen to 58 psi. The tire pressure was approximately 45 psi. The aircraft remained in the hangar overnight, the tire pressure was checked in the morning. No leak had occurred. The aircraft did not fly the next day. Tire pressure was checked again prior to departure on 23 February, still no leak. After a normal landing in City Centre on the first brake application at 40 KTS, the aircraft pulled to the right. The tire was flat and was replaced on the runway. The JLB was annotated. Follow up: The A/Chief F/W Maintenance advised that the CMM for the C90A Cleveland wheel (P/N 40-0170A) simply calls for one coat of Dow Corning 55 lubricant on the wheel parting surface ?O? ring. As ASD is experiencing a significant number of leaking wheels, Parker Technical Support has recommended a 2 step application of DC 55 for trial.

September 6, 2005

Incident at ST-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL QC (CSB3) (Public complaint, ELT)

Near St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, a witness saw an ultralight spin and disappear behind a corn field. The Trenton rescue coordination centre was notified and some searches were initiated in the vicinity, without success.

September 9, 2005

Accident at BRANTFORD ON (CYFD)

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A05O0202): The pilot of C-FXYA, an amateur-built, 60 % Spitfire, departed runway 05 at Brantford Airport on a local flight to check engine performance on a recently installed Continental 200 engine (100 HP). It was the second flight of the aircraft with this engine; on the first flight the engine had run rough and the pilot had made some adjustments to the carburetor. After running the engine at high power for two (2) minutes, the pilot took off and, on initial climbout, at an altitude of 200-300 feet, the engine began running rough and then stopped. The pilot attempted to return to Brantford Airport and land on a runway but he was unable to reach the airfield and put down in a nearby cornfield. After slowing to a near stop, the aircraft nosed over and came to rest inverted. It was substantially damaged; the pilot suffered minor injuries.
The privately-registered, amateur-built, 60% Spitfire replica aircraft (C-FXYA) was departing on a local VFR test flight from the Brantford Airport (CYFD). According to local media reports, the aircraft had climbed to an altitude of approximately 200 feet when the engine experienced a power loss. The pilot reportedly made a quick 180º turn in an effort to land back on the runway or the grassy area beside it. However, the aircraft ended up landing in a corn field and overturning after the aircraft's wheels contacted the corn stalks. The pilot suffered minor injuries to his hands and head. The aircraft was substantially damaged (one wing was sheared off and there is extensive damage to the propeller and canopy).

August 24, 2005

Accident at Lasalle

Follow-up information from General Aviation [2005/08/25]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) advised that the aircraft involved is a basic ultralight aircraft rather than the previously reported advanced ultralight aircraft. The narrative was corrected to reflect this information.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Aviation Enforcement [2006/03/10]: Aviation Enforcement staff have reviewed this occurrence.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A05O0183): The Thunderbird basic ultralight aircraft, registration C-IALJ, was being flown in the vicinity of a private field at LaSalle, Ontario, for the purpose of checking performance of the recently-installed Subaru engine, specifically to check EGT which had been high on the previous flight. The engine failed while the aircraft was at a height estimated to be 500-700 feet. The aircraft could not reach home field and a forced landing was attempted in a corn field. The aircraft nosed in when it contacted the corn, resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft and serious injury to the pilot, the sole occupant. The pilot was wearing a helmet and shoulder harness.
The privately-registered, amateur-built Raab Thunderbird basic ultralight aircraft (C-IALJ) was on a local VFR flight from the owner's private strip in Lasalle, ON. NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC were advised by Lasalle Emergency Services Dispatch of an accident involving C-IALJ. The aircraft had crashed in a corn field behind a nursery on Front Road (in Lasalle, in the 6600 block). The lone occupant suffered facial lacerations and leg injuries. Contact information passed to TSB.

July 30, 2005

Accident at south of Hwy. 401 (St. Thomas Municipal Airport area)

The Central Ag-Air Limited Piper PA-25-235 aircraft (C-GAKD) was on a local VFR flight from the St. Thomas Municipal Airport (CYQS). NAV CANADA staff at London FIC received a call from the pilot advising that the aircraft had been force landed into a field south of Highway 401 (near Crampton Road/Bradley). The pilot advised that the T.S.B. would be contacted.
Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2005/08/23]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with the Person Responsible for Maintenance (PRM) and the owner of the company, Central Ag-Air, who advised that the forced landing of C-GAKD was the result of fuel exhaustion. The pilot had departed St. Thomas Municipal Airport, sprayed a field in the area east of London Airport and was returning to St. Thomas Airport when the aircraft lost power due to fuel exhaustion. The pilot attempted to land in a clear hayfield but landed short on the edge of an adjacent corn field causing the right undercarriage to collapse (damaging the right wingtip and the propeller).
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A05O0195): After flying five (5) spray flights in the morning, the crew of the PA-25-235 Pawnee aircraft, registration C-GAKD, landed for lunch. When the crew returned, the aircraft had been loaded with chemical (Furadan) for the first flight of the afternoon. After spraying a field near the London Airport (CYXU), the aircraft was returning to St. Thomas. En-route, the engine (Lycoming O-540) lost power. A forced approach was attempted in a hay field; however, the aircraft was unable to clear an adjacent corn field. The aircraft sustained substantial damage as it landed in the corn field. The pilot was not injured. A subsequent inspection of the aircraft fuel system indicated that the engine power loss was due to fuel exhaustion.

July 6, 2004

Incident at Lac des Cornes

The family of the pilot operating C-FFVK, a privately-owned Cessna 172, notified the Montréal area control centre (ACC) that the aircraft was missing. An unsuccessful search was conducted to find the aircraft. The rescue coordination centre (RCC) was notified, and called back nearly one hour later to report that the aircraft had just landed on Lac des Cornes.

August 12, 2004

Accident at Denfield - private airfield 10NM northwest of London

Pilot of C-GJDK reported an accident while landing at Denfield. Aircraft landed short of runway, bounced and hit corn. Prop struck ground. Prop bent, damage to right wing and left elevator. No injuries. Aircraft is in the corn. Contact information passed to TSB.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A04O0215): The amateur-built Bushcaddy was on approach to a private grass strip. The aircraft touched down faster than normal and bounced twice. The aircraft then drifted to the right as the pilot applied power to go around. The pilot was unable to prevent the right wing from striking corn growing beside the runway; the aircraft came to rest in the cornfield. The pilot was uninjured but the aircraft was substantially damaged.

May 11, 2004

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

The corporately-registered ATM Consulting Inc. Piper PA-28-181 aircraft (N5814F) was on a VFR flight from Corning (Elmira) Airport, NY (U.S.A.) (KELM) to London International Airport (CYXU). The aircraft arrived at London without a flight plan. The Elmira, NY departure was confirmed with the pilot. The pilot stated that he had filed a VFR flight plan with Buffalo F.S.S., however, they reported that the pilot received a briefing for Elmira to Pontiac, but did not file a flight plan. Ops. impact -- unknown.

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