Accident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

Summary

2000-06-10: TSB Update May 9, 2000. The Piper Cherokee was departing runway 01 at the Sydney airport on a Local pleasure flight with the pilot and three passengers on board. The Take-off roll was commenced near the Threshold of Runway 01 and the aircraft did not get airborne until it was within 500 to 600 feet of the end of the 6000 foot long runway. The aircraft climbed to an estimated altitude of between 50 and 100 feet and shortly after becoming airbourne it was observed in a steep right wing low attitude followed by a short duration of wings level flight before entering into a steep nose down left wing low attitude and disappeared from sight. The aircraft struck the ground 2000 feet beyond the departure end of the runway, 125 feet to the right of the extended centre line. The pilot was fatally injured, the three passengers received minor injuries.
2000-06-06: CGQHE PA28 VFR local flying took off from Sydney airport and Crashed 1/2 NM from the airport. 4 SOB and 3 were able to walk away from the crash. The remaining person has undetrermined injuries. RCMP on site. RCC notified. TSB notified. TSB Investigating.

Details


CADORS Number 2000A0230
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2000-05-06 - 16:42
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 1
Injuries 3
Aerodrome ID CYQY
Aerodrome Name J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number A00A0071
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number 9926
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Loss of control - inflight,Controlled flight into or toward terrain
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GQHE | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner ATLANTIC AVIATION ACADEMY INCORPORATED
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
Model PA28 150
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Destroyed
Fatalities 1
Injuries 3
Events Loss of control - inflight,Collision with terrain

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