Accident at Deloraine, Manitoba


1997-04-07: The pilot of the Bellanca 7GCBC Citabria was practising night circuits as part of his training toward his commercial pilot licence. He departed Deloraine, Manitoba, completed a circuit and turned on to final approach about one mile from the threshold of runway 17. As the pilot was descending to land, the aircraft struck the ground about one-quarter mile from the runway. The passenger suffered minor injuries, but the pilot was not injured. The aircraft sustained damage to its propeller, landing gear, and one wing tip. There is no VASIS available at Deloraine. The pilot reported that the runway lights were serviceable, but that the area around the airport was very dark and he did not have a good visual reference as to his height above ground.


CADORS Number 1997C0205
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-04-03 - 10:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Deloraine, Manitoba
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain

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
Model 7GCBC
Year Built
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Collision with terrain

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