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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248460
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Time:08:17 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Wag-Aero Wag-a-bond
Registration: C-GKGX
MSN: 01
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Barron Lake, near Gore, QC -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:lac Barron, QC
Destination airport:Lachute, QC (CSE4)
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
At approximately 08:17 on the morning of 03 March 2021, the Wag-A-Bond amateur-built aircraft took off from Barron Lake, near the municipality of Gore, Quebec, bound for the Lachute Aerodrome (CSE4), Quebec. The pilot was going to meet one of the aircraft’s co-owners to conduct other flights during the day.
When the aircraft took off from the frozen surface of the lake, westbound, the flaps were set to 40°. The aircraft climbed to nearly 50 feet above ground level (AGL), close to the north shore of the lake, and began turning left with the flaps still at 40°. The aircraft entered a spin to the left and struck the surface of the lake in a near-vertical attitude, with the left wing contacting the surface first

In the occurrence flight, the higher drag caused by the flaps being set to 40° limited the aircraft’s speed during the climb. The engine torque at full power caused the aircraft to roll to the left; the slipstream on the stabilizer and rudder caused the aircraft to yaw to the left. When the pilot began a low-speed left turn by applying the controls and left pedal, it is likely that the aircraft stalled, sending it into an incipient spin. With the aircraft at approximately 50 feet AGL when control was lost, it was not high enough for the pilot to avoid collision with the frozen surface of the lake.

TSB (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of C-GKGX courtesy

Saint-Mathias (CSP5)
24 October 2015; (c) Pierre Langlois

Photo: TSB

Revision history:

03-Mar-2021 16:10 gerard57 Added
03-Mar-2021 16:52 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Source]
03-Mar-2021 17:37 RobertMB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
03-Mar-2021 19:06 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Mar-2021 20:11 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
03-Mar-2021 21:07 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
03-Mar-2021 21:21 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Mar-2021 07:51 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Mar-2021 07:51 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Mar-2021 00:00 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Phase]
21-Mar-2021 16:46 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
17-Aug-2021 15:38 harro Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Narrative, Accident report, Photo]

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