Accident at Quinton


2001-07-09: The pilot/owner of C-FILZ, a Piper PA-24 Commanche with 3 people on board, was attempting to land at a private strip north of Quinton, SK. The aircraft was significantly damaged but no one suffered any injuries. The pilot advised he had been attempting to land when a gust of wind caused the left wing to drop. The aircraft then descended and hit hard resulting in substantial damage. TSB will be contacting the pilot.
2001-07-10: UPDATE TSB reported that the privately-registered Piper PA-24-250 Commanche was on approach to Runway 34 at a private airstrip 2 NM north of Quinton, SK. The left wing dropped and the pilot applied full power, but the aircraft struck the ground, resulting in substantial damage to the landing gear, wing spar, belly and propeller. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The winds were westerly and gusty.


CADORS Number 2001C0781
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-07-07 - 15:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Quinton
TSB Occurrence Number A01C0151
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 16261
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Turbulence encounter,Loss of control - inflight,Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA24 250
Year Built 1962
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model O-540-A1D5
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence,Collision with terrain,Loss of control - inflight

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