Accident at Pownal PEI


2003-07-30: TSB - update - 2003-07-29 - A03A0085: The privately owned Beechcraft 23 Musketeer was taking off from an 1000 foot grass airstrip in Pownal, PEI. Just before liftoff the pilot felt the aircraft decelerate. Once airborne the aircraft would not fly out of ground effect. It then descended and crashed into shallow water approximately 100 yards beyond a beach at the end of the airstrip. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, escaped uninjured and made his way to the shoreline. There were no reported mechanical problems with the aircraft. Aircraft damage consisted of a wrinkled left wing, lower cowling damage, and water damage.
2003-07-29: Charlottetown RCMP reports N6145N, BE 23 was attempting take-off from a grass strip and did not get airborne. Aircraft overran departure end of runway into water. One soul on board with no injuries. Aircraft resting in shallow water, owner awaiting low tide to retrieve the aircraft. Damage report not available. RCC, CACO and TSB advised. Nil TSB


CADORS Number 2003A0413
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-07-26 - 12:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Prince Edward Island, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Pownal PEI
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0085
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 31010
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Loss of control - inflight

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United States of America
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
Model 23
Year Built
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Loss of control - inflight

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