Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Monocoupe 90F-100, CF-JGA: Fatal accident occurred May 13, 2017 in Plattsville, Canada

Raymond Taylor 
 July 30, 1949 - May 14, 2017

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NTSB Identification: CEN17WA189
Accident occurred Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Plattsville, Canada
Aircraft: MONOCOUPE 90AF, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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On May 13, 2017, a Monocoupe 90F-100 airplane, C-FJGA, impacted short of the threshold at Lubitz Flying Field (CLB2), Plattsville, Ontario. The pilot was fatally injured.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the government of Canada. Any further information may be obtained from:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada
e-mail: airops@tsb.bst.gc.ca
Investigator in Charge: Peter Machete
e-mail: peter.machete@bst-tsb.gc.ca

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

Raymond George Taylor

With great sadness, the family announces Ray’s sudden passing on Sunday, May 14, 2017, when his personal Monocoupe aircraft crashed during landing in Plattsville, Ontario.

Ray was born July 30, 1949 in Brantford, Ontario and was a resident of Woodstock, Ontario for most of his life. He is survived by his daughter, Christine Taylor-Smith and husband Paul of St. Catharines, his son, Maxwell Taylor and wife Heather of North Bay. Papa Ray will be sadly missed by his three granddaughters, Molly, Megan, and Audrey, whom he adored. He is also survived by his brother Bob Lubinsky and wife Lisa, of Barrie, two sisters Orysia Pawluk and husband Evhen of Etobicoke, Ontario and Lucia Lubinsky of Lafontaine, Ontario. Ray was well respected, and will be sadly missed by, many dear friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Maxwell and Mary Taylor of Woodstock, Joseph and Anna Lubinsky of Toronto and his brother Eric Lubinsky of Toronto. 

Ray (T.V. Man) was the owner/operator of Ray Taylor Trucking for many years. He was an avid pilot and airplane enthusiast having owned and restored several private planes. Ray’s generous personality meant he was always available to his family and friends for a helping hand, a phone call, a coffee or “Friday night” wings.

Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, May 19 from 6-8 pm and Saturday, May 20 from 10 – 11:45 where the memorial service will be held in the chapel at noon. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association, or a charity of your choice, can be made in Ray’s memory. 

A pilot returning to a Southwestern Ontario airfield died after his small plane struck trees near the runway, an investigator said Monday. 

Investigators from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) are working to piece together how Raymond Taylor’s single-engine aircraft went down near the Plattsville airfield over the weekend.

“We don’t have any witnesses . . . which makes things a little bit harder,” said TSB technical investigator Peter Machete.

Taylor, 67, took off from Plattsville, located northeast of Woodstock, on Saturday around 11 a.m. A receipt shows he landed at the Tillsonburg airport to refuel that afternoon, Machete said.

The Joint Rescue co-ordination center was called in to search for Taylor’s plane after it wasn’t seen again.

“It was a short flight,” Machete said of the 40-kilometre trip from Tillsonburg to Plattsville.

Searchers found the wreckage, just east of the airstrip on Township Road 12 in Blandford Blenheim Township, Sunday about 6:20 a.m.

“There’s a tree line just before the threshold of the runway,” Machete said of where the plane was discovered.

Police, paramedics and firefighters attended the crash scene, where Taylor was pronounced dead. There were no passengers in the aircraft.

Machete estimates the crash happened Saturday between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The OPP and coroner are assisting the TSB, an independent agency that probes marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation accidents.

Investigators will look at every­thing from radar records and Taylor’s communications to mechanical issues and for possible leads, Machete said.

“The weather doesn’t seem to be a question but we’ll look into it as well,” he added.

Taylor was flying a 1948 Monocoupe, a two-seat light aircraft.

The Norwich Township resident had his pilot’s license in his pocket at the time of the crash, Machete said.


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