Friday, July 27, 2012

Quad City Challenger II, C-INED: Accident occurred July 24, 2012, private airstrip, Port Hope, Ontario - Canada


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 Northumberland OPP have identified the man killed in the yesterday’s plane crash near Port Hope.  50-year old Robert Lake of Kingston was at the controls of the ultralight aircraft that crashed shortly after takeoff from a private airstrip on Browns Road.  He was taken to hospital in Cobourg then transferred to St Michael’s in Toronto where he died of his injuries.  Lake was the owner of Lake Aviation in Kingston which sells and services ultralight aircraft.

Cadors Number: 2012O2123 
Reporting Region: Ontario 
Occurrence Information
Occurrence Type: Accident 
Occurrence Date: 2012-07-25 
Occurrence Time: 1453 Z 
Day Or Night: day-time 
Canadian Aerodrome ID:
Aerodrome Name:
Occurrence Location: 4417 Brown's Road, R.R. #4 (near Port Hope) 
Province: Ontario 
Country: CANADA 
World Area: North America 
Reported By: NAV CANADA 
AOR Number: 149802-V1 
TSB Class Of Investigation:
TSB Occurrence No:
Aircraft Information
Flight #:
Aircraft Category: Advanced Ultralight 
Country of Registration: CANADA 
Year Built: 2010 
Amateur Built: No 
Engine Type: Reciprocating 
Gear Type: Land 
Phase of Flight: Cruise 
Damage: Substantial 
Owner: Private 
Operator Type: Private 
Event Information
Collision with terrain
Detail Information
User Name: Donaldson, John 
Date: 2012-07-25 
Further Action Required: Yes 
O.P.I.: System Safety 

Narrative:NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC advised that the Ontario Provincial Police had reported an ultralight aircraft accident at a private strip near Port Hope, ON. The pilot was transported to hospital. T.S.B. advised and an investigator went on-site. More information to follow. 
PORT HOPE -- OPP have released the name of the Kingston pilot whose light plane crashed in Port Hope Wednesday. Robert Lake, 50, of Kingston died from his injuries in St. Michael's Hospital at approximately 1:20 p.m. on July 25, said Northumberland OPP Constable Phil Clarke. Mr. Lake was the lone occupant in the plane, which went down near a private airstrip on Browns Road in Port Hope, north of Dale Road, at 10:22 a.m. on July 25, said Const. Clarke. 

Shortly after first responders began a walking ground search for the plane, they located the single fixed wing aircraft and the pilot in a wooded area, he said. The plane went down nose first not far from the grass landing strip, he added. Const. Clarke said the Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating the crash.