NTSB Identification: SEA97WA154
Accident occurred Friday, June 27, 1997 in POWELL RIVER, Canada
Aircraft: Piper PA-24-250, registration: N6745P
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 27, 1997, about 1200 Pacific daylight time, N6745P, a Piper PA-24-250, registered to the owner/pilot, impacted terrain while maneuvering and was substantially damaged north of Powell River, British Columbia, Canada. The commercial pilot and two passengers received minor injuries. A third passenger was seriously injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed. The personal flight departed from Powell River and was en route to Tsuniah Lake, British Columbia, Canada. The flight was conducted under 14 CFR 91.

According to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the airplane was found on an ice field at an altitude of about 5,300 feet above mean sea level. The airplane was flying with another airplane while en route to the same destination for a fishing trip. No preimpact mechanical malfunctions were reported.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Canada. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada #8-3701 Number Five Road Richmond, British Columbia Canada, V6X 2T4 Telephone: (604) 666-0877

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by the government of Canada.

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