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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 94940
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Victoria Flight Training
Registration: C-FFJF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Victoria, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
C-FFJF departed the Victoria Airport at 1609Z and flew southbound, climbing to 1500 feet. The aircraft leveled off at 1500 feet and flew for a few minutes. RDA information indicated that the aircraft lost 1200 in one radar update, then 200 feet and then disappeared. One fatality and one in critical condition. Radar indicates that, at 0814 PST, the aircraft altitude had dropped from 1500 feet to 300 feet in a timeframe of about 5-10 seconds. There were no transmissions from the pilot either immediately proceeding, during, or following this rapid descent maneuver. Witnesses on the ground saw the aircraft recover to level flight from a steep nose-down attitude. The nose of the aircraft then dropped again and the aircraft struck trees in the vicinity of the crash site. The pilot of the aircraft died in the crash; the passenger suffered serious injuries.


CADORS 2001P0038

Revision history:

01-Mar-2011 05:04 slowkid Added
24-Jul-2014 20:48 David Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
25-Jul-2014 06:39 David Updated [Embed code, Narrative]

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