Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, C-FNET: Accident occurred August 24, 2012 in Moorefield, Canada

NTSB Identification: CEN12WA575
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Friday, August 24, 2012 in Moorefield, Canada
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: C-FNET
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

On August 24, 2012, about 2030 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172S, Canadian registration C-FNET, was substantially damaged on impact with terrain near Moorefield, Ontario, Canada. The pilot and three passengers sustained fatal injuries. Visual meteorological conditions existed in the vicinity of the accident site. The local personal flight originated from the Kitchener/Waterloo Airport.

The investigation of this accident is under the jurisdiction and control of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Government of Canada. Further information pertaining to this incident can be obtained from:

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Killed in plane crash. Victoria Margaret Luk, 19, was one of four people killed in a plane crash near Kitchener last Friday night. She was set to enter her third year of industrial engineering studies at the University of Toronto. File photo

The promising life of Mississauga's Victoria Margaret Luk was cut short last Friday night after she was killed in a plane crash with three other people. 

 Luk, who was about to enter her third year of industrial engineering studies at the University of Toronto, was killed when the Cessna 172 she was a passenger in crashed in a field near Moorefield, north of Kitchener, around 8:30 p.m. Also killed were the plane's pilot, Marko Misic, 20, and passengers Mohammed Shahnawaz Zia, 23, and Wasay Rizwan, 27.

Luk, 19, had just completed her summer internship in the maintenance engineering department at Bombardier Aerospace Commercial Aircraft at Downsview Airport in Toronto. Misic was also an intern, while Zia and Rizwan were full-time employees at Bombardier.

The Globe and Mail reported Luk was going to be a bridesmaid at her sister Vivienne's upcoming wedding. Vivienne told the newspaper the flight was a way to mark the end of summer for the young woman and that Luk had never been flying before.

The four were scheduled to fly from Waterloo to Toronto and Niagara Falls, then back to Waterloo. The reason for the plane crash has not yet been determined.

Bob Connors, the general manager of the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre where the group rented the plane, said Nav Canada officials started a search when the Cessna didn't return on time.

Misic had years of flying experience as a pilot. His brother Tony said Marko obtained his pilot's licence at age 16 and earned his commercial licence at 19.

Christina Peikert, a spokesperson for Bombardier, said the company has its flags at half-staff in honour of the four and it will be providing counselling services for those who worked closely with the victims.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating the crash. A spokesperson for the safety board said investigations of this nature take up to a year to complete.

Source:  http://www.mississauga.com



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