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C-GYLD Accident
« on: January 22, 2023, 10:12:31 pm »
I was curious about whatever became of the 690B that my brother owned from 1999-2007, 11426, and I did some googling. Unfortunately, it crashed in 2021 in Canada...

There is no final report, but I will be curious-- almost sounds like an engine/NTS failure, but that seems unlikely to me. It appears to have still been daylight, even though it was 9:30pm (it gets dark LATE that far north in August), so it seems unlikely that it was spatial disorientation. Anyway, I will be interested to see the final report.

Type:   Rockwell Aero Commander 690B
Owner/operator:   Mag Aerospace Canada Corp.
Registration:   C-GYLD
MSN:   11426
Fatalities:   Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:   0
Aircraft damage:   Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:   Accident
Location:   Thunder Bay Airport (YQT/CYQT), ON -     Canada
Phase:   Take off
Nature:   Private
Departure airport:   Thunder Bay Airport, ON (YQT/CYQT)
Destination airport:   Dryden Regional Airport, ON (YHD/CYHD)
Investigating agency:    TSB Canada
Confidence Rating:    Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities


A Rockwell Commander 690B aircraft operated by Mag Aerospace Canada as flight BD160, began its takeoff roll on runway 12 at Thunder Bay (CYQT) ON with only the pilot on board. Shortly after rotation, the aircraft rolled into a left bank, continued to roll, and then struck the surface of runway 07 in an inverted attitude. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact and a post-impact fire.