Accident at Foremost, AB


1999-05-19: N6380V, a Cessna 172, was on a VFR flight from Cranbrook to Medicine Hat with 2 people on board. The pilot chose to land at Foremost, AB when he decided that there was insufficient fuel to make it to destination. It was reported that the a/c landed fast and long and during the landing sequence, it overturned. The occupants were able to exit the a/c without injury and the extent of the damage is not known at this time. TSB has been looking into the accident and more information will be available. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that the recently-purchased Cessna 172 with a pilot and one passenger was on a VFR flight from Cranbrook to Medicine Hat for a fuel stop, then on to Regina. While attempting to find a mountain pass east of Cranbrook, the pilot became temporarily lost and flew around in winds of up to 40 knots for a considerable time. He eventually found the pass and proceeded east toward Medicine Hat. Near Foremost, he realized that he would not have sufficient fuel to make it to destination, so he elected to land at Foremost. The pilot carried extra speed on the approach, touching down about 1/3 of the way down the 3,000 foot strip. The a/c bounced several times, breaking off the nosegear, and then flipping over. The two occupants were uninjured, but the a/c received substantial damage. The pilot reported leaving Cranbrook with full tanks and had been airborne for about 4 hours and 15 minutes.


CADORS Number 1999C0363
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-05-17 - 01:10
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Foremost, AB
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Loss of control - ground

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model  Silhouette image of 172M
Year Built
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number N6380V
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Loss of control - on ground,Overturn

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