Friday, September 28, 2012

Mooney M20, C-GRPD: Accident occurred September 28, 2012 at Rockcliffe Airport - Canada

The lone pilot of this small plane escaped injuries after her plane crashed into a fence at the Rockcliffe Airport during take-off on Friday morning. Photo courtesy of Ottawa Fire Services. 

Emergency crews at the scene of a plane crash at Rockcliffe Airport Friday morning. The pilot was uninjured. 

OTTAWA — The Transportation Safety Board has been called in to investigate after a single-engine plane crashed while taking off from Rockcliffe Airport Friday morning. 

 The female pilot walked away uninjured from the crash, which occurred at about 10:30 a.m. The plane, a Mooney M20, struck a chain-link fence at the east end of the runway.

There was no fire, but the plane suffered serious damage to its wings, with the left wingtip sheared off in the impact.

Ottawa firefighters worked to contain a small fuel spill at the scene.

Registration details for the aircraft show that it was built in 1964 and was registered to Susan Begg of Nepean.

The flight tracking program Flightaware shows the last flight plan filed for the aircraft was a 700 kilometre trip from Pelee Island to Rockcliffe Airport on Sept. 16.

Transportation Safety Board of Canada deploys a team of investigators to an air accident near the Ottawa Rockcliffe Airport, Ontario 

Gatineau, Quebec, 28 September 2012 - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the site of an accident involving a Mooney M20 near the Ottawa Rockcliffe Airport, Ontario. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. 

 A pilot was lucky to escape uninjured after her small plane crashed into a fence at the Rockcliffe Aiport on Friday.

The plane hit the fence, ripping off posts and damaging the aircraft wing, during take-off shortly after 10:15 a.m. 

There was a small fuel spill but no fire, according to fire crews.

The lone pilot was able to get out of the plane on her own.

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