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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23079
Last updated: 24 April 2020
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Time:18:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2A
Registration: C-GMWT
C/n / msn: K0051
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Invermere, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Invermere, BC
Destination airport:
The Pitts Special aerobatic aeroplane, serial number K0051, took off from Runway 33 at Invermere, British Columbia, at about 1815 mountain daylight time. The pilot/owner was at the controls in the rear seat, and a passenger was in the front seat. The sky was clear, the temperature was about 24C, and the wind was from the northwest at about eight knots.

The flight was to take the passenger for a ride. On the climbout, the aeroplane was seen making a right turn and then a descending left turn, which steepened as it came through about 120; from the departure runway heading. The aeroplane's nose was pointing toward the ground but appeared to rise just before the aeroplane struck the ground in a field, about 650 feet off the end of the runway. The aeroplane flipped over and came to rest on its back about 25 feet from the initial impact point. The pilot was fatally injured on impact, and the passenger suffered serious life-threatening injuries. There was no fire.



Photo of C-GMWT courtesy

Brandon - Municipal (CYBR / YBR)
2 September 1990; (c) Tim Martin

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
12-Apr-2012 15:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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