Air transportation safety investigation A23Q0041
The TSB has completed this investigation. The report was published on 1 November 2023.
Stall and collision with terrain
Cessna 150G, C-FWGF
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On 21 April 2023, a private Cessna 150G was on a local visual flight rules flight from a private field in Saint-Urbain-Premier, Quebec, with a student pilot and a passenger on board. While flying at very low altitude over a house in the municipality of Saint-Rémi, Quebec, the aircraft performed a low-altitude manoeuvre, then struck a power line and crashed into the driveway of a house. A fire broke out, and the aircraft was destroyed. The two occupants were extricated from the aircraft with serious injuries and transported to a hospital.
Investigation report: Stall and collision with terrain in Saint-Rémi, Quebec
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Map showing the location of the occurrence
Kristina Schoos has more than 15 years’ experience as a helicopter pilot with various 702 and 703 operators, during which she has accumulated more than 6000 hours’ flying time across the country on 6 different types of helicopters, including the Bell 206 and Aerospatiale AS350. In the course of her career, she has been responsible for flight and ground training and has worked as assistant chief-pilot. Ms. Schoos also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Class of investigation
This is a class 4 investigation. These investigations are limited in scope, and while the final reports may contain limited analysis, they do not contain findings or recommendations. Class 4 investigations are generally completed within 220 days. For more information, see the Policy on Occurrence Classification.
TSB investigation process
There are 3 phases to a TSB investigation
- Field phase: a team of investigators examines the occurrence site and wreckage, interviews witnesses and collects pertinent information.
- Examination and analysis phase: the TSB reviews pertinent records, tests components of the wreckage in the lab, determines the sequence of events and identifies safety deficiencies. When safety deficiencies are suspected or confirmed, the TSB advises the appropriate authority without waiting until publication of the final report.
- Report phase: a confidential draft report is approved by the Board and sent to persons and corporations who are directly concerned by the report. They then have the opportunity to dispute or correct information they believe to be incorrect. The Board considers all representations before approving the final report, which is subsequently released to the public.
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