Accident at Trinity Bay NFLD


1996-11-19: Pilot brushed snow off wings before takeoff. On takeoff the right wing dropped and the pilot applied left rudder. He reduced power and the right wing dropped again and again he applied left rudder. The left wing tip then hit the water and aircraft came to a stop. The pilot and his wife exited the aircraft and swam to an island where they remained for the weekend. Update: The location where the aircraft crashed was its home base and the purpose of the flight was to be a local recreational flight. The pilot did brush snow off the wing before takeoff, but there was still some contamination left on the wing which the pilot hoped would blow off during takeoff. The aircraft ended up inverted and there was no way to examine the wing surfaces to determine if the contamination remained during the takeoff run.


CADORS Number 1996A0867
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-11-19 - 01:23
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Trinity Bay NFLD
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Loss of control - inflight

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Year Built 1994
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Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Loss of control - inflight

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