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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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
C/n / 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
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Orillia, 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. After departing Toronto at 11:07 the aircraft climbed to 9500 feet and was flown to the Orillia Airport. At the 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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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.

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