Accident at Rainbow Lake, 50 NM S, Alberta


1996-12-31: The pilot was conducting his first departure from the 3,000 foot long bush strip. Just before lift-off he realized the Piper PA-31 Navajo may not clear the trees and terrain ahead, and he rejected the take-off. The aircraft departed the end of the runway, struck trees, and came to rest in deep snow. The nose gear, the right main gear, and the right wing sustained substantial damage. The pilot and five passengers were uninjured.


CADORS Number 1996C0588
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-12-26 - 19:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Rainbow Lake, 50 NM S, Alberta
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.,Abrupt manoeuvre

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FZBW | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31 350
PA31 350
Year Built
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Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with object,Rejected take-off

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