Accident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

Summary

2005-03-15: The pilot of the Sorrell Hiperlight SNS-8 ultralight aircraft, C-IDTT, was flying circuits at a private airstrip northwest of Whitehorse, YT. On the final approach of his second circuit, a windshear was encountered, resulting in a hard landing. The aircraft then swerved to the side of the runway and impacted a snowdrift. The pilot sustained minor injuries, and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

Details


CADORS Number 2005C0527
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2005-03-09 - 21:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID CYXY
Aerodrome Name WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)
Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 18 NM NW of Whitehorse
TSB Occurrence Number A05W0048
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Turbulence encounter,Loss of control - inflight,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.,Abnormal runway contact
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Ultralight
 Silhouette image of Ultralight
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make SORRELL
Model HIPERLIGHT SNS 8
Year Built 2003
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of BOMBARDIER ROTAX
BOMBARDIER ROTAX
Engine Model  Silhouette image of RECIPROCATING
RECIPROCATING
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Loss of control - inflight,Collision with object,Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence,Hard landing

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