Incident Lake LA-4 C-FFNQ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 345503
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Date:Tuesday 12 September 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic LA4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lake LA-4
Registration: C-FFNQ
MSN: 396
Year of manufacture:1969
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-A1A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Highway 6, Salmo, BC -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:High River Aerodrome (CEN4), AB
Destination airport:Penticton Airport, BC (YYF/CYYF)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A Lake LA-4, was conducting a recreational flight from High River Aerodrome (CEN4), AB, to Penticton Airport (CYYF), BC, with 1 pilot on board. While in cruise at 8500 feet above sea level (ASL), the engine (Textron Lycoming O-360-A1A) suddenly began vibrating and then stopped producing power. The pilot setup for a forced landing on a straight piece of Highway 6, approximately 1 nautical mile west of Ymir, BC. The pilot completed a successful forced landing with no injuries or damage to public property. Upon examination of the engine area, the pilot observed catastrophic damage to the engine including a large hole in the top of the engine case.
The aircraft was pushed off the highway into a driveway until its recovery could be organized. The following day, the aircraft was transported to Nelson, BC.


Revision history:

14-Sep-2023 06:05 aus Added
14-Sep-2023 06:06 harro Updated
15-Sep-2023 05:25 zygoat Updated
11-Dec-2023 18:49 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
11-Dec-2023 18:49 harro Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Source]

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