2005-01-28: UPDATE TSB reported that the Piper PA-28-160, C-FPIF, was preparing for circuit training at Springbank with a student and flight instructor on board. During the initial takeoff on Runway 25 at less than 100 feet AGL, the engine (Avco Lycoming O-32-B2B) lost all power. The instructor took control and maneuvered the aircraft in an attempt to miss a fence perpendicular to the takeoff path. The aircraft contacted snow covered ground and the fence, causing damage to the propeller, firewall, and both wings. One fuel tank was ruptured but there was no post impact fire. The student and instructor exited the aircraft with no injuries. Weather was described as partly cloudy with light winds, temperature 0.8°C and dewpoint -2.7°C. A local maintenance facility recovered the aircraft and were able to start and run the engine; troubleshooting is on-going.
2005-01-25: The student pilot and instructor in C-FPIF, a Piper Cherokee, were departing from Runway 25 at Springbank on a training flight. At about 150 feet AGL, the engine lost power and the a/c was force-landed straight ahead. During landing, the a/c struck a fence and received substantial damage to the propeller, landing gear and wing. The two occupants were not injured. The a/c will be moved to a local AMO to determine the cause of the loss of power.


CADORS Number 2005C0198
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2005-01-25 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYBW
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Springbank
TSB Occurrence Number A05W0016
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 53061-V1
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Other,Fuel related,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.,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 PIPER
Model PA28 160
Year Built 1963
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model O-320-B2B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Forced landing,Collision with object,Fuel - spill,Propeller/rotor strike

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