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RCAF Snowbirds Accident - 1 Aug 22

Old 3rd Aug 2022, 00:39
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RCAF Snowbirds Accident - 1 Aug 22

The RCAF is aware of an incident at the Fort St John, BC Airport today involving a CT-114 Tutor aircraft of 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron on takeoff. The aircraft was able to land on the airfield, but suffered some damage to the aircraft in the process.

The sole occupant (pilot) did not sustain physical injuries and is being assessed by medical personnel. This incident is the subject of an RCAF flight safety investigation. It is too early to say what impact this incident may have on future performances by the Snowbirds.


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Phew, saw the the thread and thought it was another fatal. Relieved it hasn't been.
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Meanwhile, Canada celebrates the 10th anniversary of the plan to find a successor to the aircraft that was itself a successor to the geriatric Tutor:

RCAF to acquire new jet trainer aircraft
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Meanwhile, Canada celebrates the 10th anniversary of the plan to find a successor to the aircraft that was itself a successor to the geriatric Tutor:

RCAF to acquire new jet trainer aircraft

Well there is a bunch of Hawk TMk1 aircraft going spare. Quite suitable for display teams and only one careful owner!
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From a chum:
Compressor stall/surge on take off, landed back on and overran the departure end. Good outcome tbf.
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Originally Posted by Hueymeister View Post
From a chum:
Compressor stall/surge on take off, landed back on and overran the departure end. Good outcome tbf.
I'm glad to see the actual cause reported here, the CBC reported just the 'aircraft stalled' followed by a complete circuit and approach. I know our Snowbird pilots are good, but that would have been quite some feat!
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...john-1.6539211

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Originally Posted by ve3id View Post
I'm glad to see the actual cause reported here, the CBC reported just the 'aircraft stalled' followed by a complete circuit and approach. I know our Snowbird pilots are good, but that would have been quite some feat!
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...john-1.6539211
Well, it seems like the CBC do not have monopoly on errant reporters:
From the RCAF press release:
The RCAF is aware of an incident at the Fort St John, BC Airport today involving a CT-114 Tutor aircraft of 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron on takeoff.
The aircraft was able to land on the airfield, but suffered some damage to the aircraft in the process. The sole occupant (pilot) did not sustain physical injuries and is being assessed by medical personnel....

Now I am only a PPL, almost finished the CPL course, but can anybody tell me how the sole occupant of a CT114 can be other than the pilot?
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Just wait

It’s only a matter of time until someone provides a link to the story of the Lightning ENGO flight.

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Surely Bob, as you have now joined the ranks of us ex old fogies, you might be persuaded to pop it up oneself...
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Originally Posted by Hueymeister View Post
From a chum:
Compressor stall/surge on take off, landed back on and overran the departure end. Good outcome tbf.
Please, you will never make an aviation reporter, the correct terminology is in one of the links above..

The jet, which had completed a weekend show in the remote city in the northeastern part of the province, apparently stalled on takeoff, a defence source told CBC's Murray Brewster.

The pilot managed to turn the jet around, return to the airfield and landed, but the aircraft blew past the end of the runway, said the source, who was familiar with the accident but not authorized to speak publicly.


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You missed the bit about avoiding the school playground.
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https://www.canada.ca/en/air-force/corporate/reports-publications/flight-safety-investigation-reports/ct114051-from-the-investigator.html
CT114051 - From the Investigator
2022.08.02 RCAF Flight Safety Investigation reports

The engine failure was due to an improperly assembled oil filter. The investigation is now analyzing the human factors that may have contributed to this occurrence.

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https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2022/09/operational-pause-of-ct-114-tutor-fleet-lifted.html
Operational pause of CT-114 Tutor fleet lifted
2022.09.21: Winnipeg – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Major-General Iain Huddleston, Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division and the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Operational Airworthiness Authority, has lifted the operational pause on the CT-114 Tutor fleet effective September 20.

The initial From the Investigator report from DFS has been released and confirmed that the engine failure was due to an improperly assembled oil filter. The investigation is now analyzing the human factors that may have contributed to this occurrence.

The team will resume flying at their home base of 15 Wing Moose Jaw, Sask. this week. Next week, the Snowbirds’ CT-114 aircraft currently in Penticton and Fort St John, B.C. will begin returning to 15 Wing.


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https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/i...rash-1.6077786
Investigators reveal cause of Canadian Forces Snowbirds jet crash
By Todd Coyne
2022.09.21 CTV News

The Royal Canadian Air Force says an improperly assembled oil filter led to the crash of a Snowbirds jet in northern British Columbia last month.

The Department of National Defence announced the finding on Wednesday as it lifted the operational pause that was put on all Snowbirds flights following the Aug. 2 accident in Fort St. John, B.C.
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Is someone able to provide photos of the oil filter(s) on a CT-114 Tutor ?
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...can anybody tell me how the sole occupant of a CT114 can be other than the pilot?
At some point pilots can become passengers when airplanes decide to quit flying and cease responding to the flight controls.
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CT114051 - From the Investigator
https://www.canada.ca/en/air-force/c...estigator.html

Operational pause of CT-114 Tutor fleet lifted
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-...et-lifted.html
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Originally Posted by oxenos View Post
You missed the bit about avoiding the school playground.
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Good Gawd man …get your facts straight.
It was the”Cute Puppy Kennel” that was avoided.
The School is located on the approach end of the runway.
The Hospital and Orphanage are located on the approach and departure paths of the cross runway.
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