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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23268
Last updated: 17 June 2020
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Time:11:20 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6
Registration: C-GAPF
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:St-Jean (CYJN), Quebec -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:St-Jean (CYJN), Quebec
The aircraft was on the base leg for Runway 29 at the St-Jean airport (Québec) when the Mazda 13B engine stopped. The position of the fuel selector was changed, but the engine did not re-start. At almost the same time, the aircraft stalled and crashed into the Richelieu River, less than one mile from threshold of Runway 29. The pilot-owner managed to exit the aircraft and was rescued by some people in a rowboat nearby. He received serious injuries. The other pilot was found attached to his seat, and sustained fatal injuries.
The pilot-owner had bought the aircraft a few weeks before. Since he was not familiar with the use of an aircraft with a tail wheel, he was accompanied by another pilot who was familiar with that type of aircraft. However, the second pilot did not have any experience on the RV-6.



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
16-Jul-2016 06:38 junior sjc Updated [Operator, Narrative]
22-Feb-2017 06:44 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]

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