Accident PZL-104 Wilga 32 C-GPEP, 11 Apr 2022
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 277332
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Time:c. 13:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic PZ04 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
PZL-104 Wilga 32
Registration: C-GPEP
MSN: 25021
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sault Ste Marie, ON -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Timmins Airport, ON (YTS/CYTS)
Destination airport:Sault Ste. Marie Airport, ON (YAM/CYAM)
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A privately owned PZL Wilga aircraft was on route from Timmins, Ontario (CYTS) to Sault Ste Marie, Ontario (CYAM) with the pilot as the sole occupant. The aircraft had been filled with 52 gallons of fuel prior to departure and the pilot/owner determined it was sufficient fuel to reach CYAM. On route, the aircraft encountered head winds which increased fuel consumption.
Power was reduced and mixture leaned to increase range but as the aircraft approached CYAM the pilot reported minimum fuel to the tower and was provided a straight in approach. Prior to the approach the engine quit due to fuel exhaustion and the pilot performed a forced landing in an area covered with small trees. The pilot was not injured but the aircraft suffered substantial damage.
This was the pilot's first flight since obtaining the aircraft.


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Revision history:

12-Apr-2022 02:17 Geno Added
12-Apr-2022 02:19 Geno Updated [Registration]
12-Apr-2022 06:27 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
11-May-2022 09:39 harro Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]

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