2009-05-05: UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A94O0279]: The privately-registered Cessna 172M aircraft was on a night VFR flight from Hamilton, ON to Brantford, ON with the pilot and two passengers on board. The three were returning from the southern United States and had landed at Hamilton to clear customs. No flight plan, flight notification or itinerary had been filed for the flight. Shortly before midnight (October 22), an ELT signal was reported by the flight crew of an airline flying at FL320. The Search and Rescue Centre was notified and shortly thereafter, SARSAT (satellite) confirmed the ELT signal location to be at the Brantford Airport. A ground search party using radio direction-finding equipment located the aircraft wreckage in a field one-quarter (¼) of a mile west of the Brantford Airport at approximately 05:24 EDT (October 23). The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured and one passenger was rescued but died in hospital later that same day. Dense fog in the Brantford area hampered the ground search for the source of the ELT signal. The Board determined that the aircraft struck the ground while the pilot was turning onto final approach; the pilot had lost visual reference with the ground, likely because of fog conditions.
1997-10-28: Aircraft VFR from Hamilton to Brantford, departed Hamilton at 0230Z. Aircraft was found one mile west of Brantford Airport, north of Highway 53. Two people died in the crash, a third died later at hospital. Ops. Impact -- none.


CADORS Number 1994O0567
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-10-23 - 03:05
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 3
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYFD
Aerodrome Name BRANTFORD ON (CYFD)
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Brantford (CYFD)
TSB Occurrence Number A94O0279
TSB Class of Investigation Class B-2
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GFVF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model  Silhouette image of 172M
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Destroyed
Fatalities 3
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain

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