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Date:Wednesday 26 September 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 500 Citation I
Operator:Air Niagara
Registration: C-GXFZ
MSN: 500-0032
First flight: 1972
Total airframe hrs:10996
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Orillia Airport, ON (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Destination airport:Muskoka Airport, ON (YQA/CYQA), Canada
Flightnumber: 511
The aircraft was on a VFR training flight from Toronto, Canada. After departing Toronto at 11:07 the aircraft climbed to 9500 feet and was flown to Orillia Airport. Approaching Orillia Airport, the crew stated their intention to do a fly-past on runway 04. The aircraft descended to approximately 150 to 200 feet over the runway at a speed of about 200 knots. During the climb-out and at about 1,000 feet above the ground, the aircraft started a roll to the right to an inverted attitude. It then descended steeply, striking the ground right side up in a near vertical left-wing-down attitude.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE-RELATED FINDINGS: "The contributing factors and causes of this accident could not be determined."

Cause undetermined
Loss of control


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON to Muskoka Airport, ON as the crow flies is 146 km (91 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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