Accident Cessna A185F Skywagon C-FKOE,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 347420
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Date:Monday 30 October 2023
Time:c. 14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna A185F Skywagon
Owner/operator:Donia Farms Ltd
Registration: C-FKOE
MSN: 18502100
Year of manufacture:1973
Engine model:Continental IO-550-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Blackie Spit area, Crescent Beach, Surrey, BC -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Nanaimo Airport, BC (YCD/CYCD)
Destination airport:Surrey, BC
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Cessna A185F aircraft, was conducting a VFR flight from Nanaimo (CYCD), BC to a private airstrip in Surrey, BC with only the pilot on board. While descending for landing, a catastrophic, uncontained engine failure (Teledyne Continental IO-550-D) occurred. The pilot conducted an emergency landing in a vacant bog area of a park. The aircraft contacted trees and impacted the terrain in a nose-down attitude; a post-impact fire began on impact. The pilot egressed out the front right door. The pilot received serious injuries. The aircraft was destroyed. The emergency locator transmitter did not activate.

Sources: "Plane looked like it was about to crash at Crescent Beach" (tweet dated 2:32 PM PDT · Oct 30, 2023). (photo) "Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a small plane crash near the area of Blackie Spit in the 3100-block of McBride Avenue in Surrey."

History of this aircraft

Ex N32663



Revision history:

31-Oct-2023 00:24 Geno Added
31-Oct-2023 06:41 RobertMB Updated
31-Oct-2023 06:41 harro Updated
02-Nov-2023 18:51 Anon. Updated
06-Dec-2023 12:33 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
06-Dec-2023 12:34 harro Updated [Other fatalities]

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