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Offline KB4TEZ

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Cessna 172 crashed on approach to Iqaluit Airport (YFB/CYFB)
« on: September 12, 2023, 09:28:49 AM »

Never did find any PAN PAN/MAYDAY from the aircraft, but was able to piece together the search.
needle in a haystack at night with fog, but what an effort. he was eventually found.

By David Lochead

A small aircraft bound for Turkey crash-landed near the Iqaluit airport over the weekend.

The incident occurred Sunday at around 9 p.m., the Transportation Safety Board of Canada told Nunatsiaq News.

The pilot was the only individual aboard the Cessna 172. He survived, but the plane sustained significant damage.

It is too early to say what the causes and contributing factors to the crash may be, said Liam MacDonald, a spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board.

He said the board is gathering information and assessing the incident.

Bound for Turkey, the aircraft was scheduled to make a stop in Iqaluit, MacDonald said.

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Re: Cessna 172 crashed on approach to Iqaluit Airport (YFB/CYFB)
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2023, 05:16:34 PM »
Thanks for interesting audio.
Looks like RNAV Rwy 16 approach(es) in challenging weather conditions.
TC-TFI, CYVP-CYFB, 03 Sept 2023, 5:17pm-21:03pm LT [UTC: 0203, 04 Sep 2023]

Weather, low IFR: (fog, light rain)
04/09/2023 02:00->    
METAR CYFB 040200Z 17010G15KT 3/8SM R34/2800V4000FT/U FG VV002 04/04 A2895 RMK FG8 INTMT -RA SLP807=
04/09/2023 01:41->    
SPECI CYFB 040141Z 19011G16KT 3/8SM R34/3000VP6000FT/D FG VV002 04/04 A2896 RMK FG8 INTMT -RA SLP810=
04/09/2023 01:00->    
04/09/2023 00:00->    
METAR CYFB 040000Z 17008KT 6SM -RA BR OVC006 05/05 A2896 RMK ST8 SLP811=

(Amended) Forecast:
TAF AMD CYFB 040156Z 0401/0424 19015G25KT 6SM -RA BR OVC006
         TEMPO 0401/0406 1/2SM FG VV002
         BECMG 0401/0403 14010KT FM040600 14005KT 6SM BR SCT006 BKN012

First approach: 0128utc; second approach: 0154utc

It appears aircraft ferry trip began on Aug 31, from Independence, KS (Cessna).
Fleet of eight C172s

Transportation Safety Board (TSB) reported file closed, no further investigation.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2023, 05:26:24 PM by mike_ny »