Accident at 46 45.4N 069 53W

Summary

2011-03-10: UPDATE TSB: A11F0038: The DA40 aircraft, was en route from Halifax (CYHZ) to Québec City (CYQB). While flying in US airspace over Maine, the aircraft encountered icing conditions and the pilot declared an emergency. The aircraft eventually descended below Minimum Vector Altitude. After losing communications, Montreal Centre attempted to reach the pilot via relay, with no success. Canadian and American Search and Rescue centres were then notified. The aircraft was located at 46 45.4N 069 53W (Maine, USA) 2 miles from the Quebec border. The aircraft was destroyed when it struck a hill. One occupant was fatally injured and the other had serious injuries. The US NTSB is investigating and an Accredited Representative from the TSB has been appointed.
2011-03-08: Montreal Area Control Centre and the FAA have reported that , a privately registered Diamond DA40 aircraft, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Quebec City (CYQB) had lost communication with Air Traffic Control. The aircraft's last reported coordinates were 46 31N / 69 43W, which is in northern Maine, near the Quebec Border. The aircraft had encountered icing conditions and the pilot declared an emergency, eventually descending below Minimum Vector Altitude. After losing communications, Montreal Centre attempted to reach the pilot via relay, with no success. Canadian and American Search and Rescue centres have been notified and are in communication with each other. The aircraft was located at 46 45.4N 069 53W (Maine, USA) 2 miles from the Quebec border. 1 injured occupant was transported to Quebec hospital, extent of injuries unknown and the other occupant is deceased. TSB Case Closed.

Details


CADORS Number 2011A0177
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2011-03-07 - 19:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 1
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location the United States of America, North America, National Capital Region (NCR), 46 45.4N 069 53W
TSB Occurrence Number A11F0038
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Unknown or undetermined,Icing
Events



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 DIAMOND - AS
Model DA 40
Year Built 2008
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model IO-360-M1A
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Destroyed
Fatalities 1
Injuries 1
Events Collision with terrain,Weather - icing,Missing aircraft

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