Accident at 5 NM NW of Acme


2003-06-13: The student pilot was departing the 1,450 foot long farm strip on a solo training flight near Acme, AB. The Cessna 120, registration C-FCUO, became airborne at low speed after an extended ground roll, and a steep climb was initiated to clear a four foot high fence located near the departure threshold. At approximately 20 feet above ground, the right wing stalled, and the aircraft descended and struck the ground in a right wing low attitude. The right main gear collapsed at impact, and the propeller and both wing tips were substantially damaged. The pilot sustained a black eye. The winds were calm, the runway was covered with grass that was four or more inches long, and the surface was wet due to recent rain.


CADORS Number 2003C0744
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2003-06-12 - 17:02
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 5 NM NW of Acme
TSB Occurrence Number A03W0116
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Loss of control - inflight,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 120
Year Built 1946
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model C-85-12F
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Loss of control - inflight,Collision with terrain,Landing gear,Propeller/rotor strike

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