Accident at BANFF AB (CYBA)


2001-09-04: The pilot of the Cessna 172, C-FVVK, was landing at the Banff airstrip in winds gusting from 30 to 40 knots. On short final, a windshear and downdrafts were encountered and the aircraft contacted the runway with sufficient force to collapse the nose gear and damage the LH wingtip. Also damaged were the propeller and the engine. The pilot was the only occupant, and was uninjured.


CADORS Number 2001C1114
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Search and Rescue
Occurred At 2001-08-31 - 17:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYBA
Aerodrome Name BANFF AB (CYBA)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Banff
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0224
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 17450
Reported By Search and Rescue
Categories Turbulence encounter,System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Controlled flight into or toward terrain,Abnormal runway contact

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 CESSNA
Model 172
Year Built 1959
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model O-300-A
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 Landing gear,Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence,Hard landing,Collision with terrain,Propeller/rotor strike

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