Date & Time: Aug 29, 2003 at 1427 LT
Registration:
C-GHAF
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nanaimo-Penticton-Calgary
MSN:
1408
YOM:
1959
Country:
Canada
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
915
Captain / Total hours on type:
615
Aircraft flight hours:
9029
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft crashed 7 minutes after takeoff from Penticton airport. In flight, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in the Penticton River. All occupants were killed. It seems that the aircraft was overloaded and that the pilot did not gain sufficient altitude while flying in a mountenous area.