NTSB Identification: SEA01WA005
Accident occurred Thursday, October 12, 2000 in KELOWNA, Canada
Aircraft: Piper PA 24-250, registration: N6917P
Injuries: 3 Fatal,1 Serious.

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

On October 12, 2000, approximately 1730 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA 24-250, N6917P, registered to and operated by the private pilot, collided with trees while departing from the Rendell Creek Lodge grass airstrip, located approximately 30 miles southeast of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The fourth passenger was seriously injured.

The investigator-in-charge from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, reported that the aircraft was taking off from the 1,700-foot grass airstrip. Flaps had not been extended for the takeoff roll. The aircraft continued the takeoff roll and became airborne about 150 feet from the end of the airstrip. The aircraft cleared a fence, then settled to the ground and collided with several trees and tree stumps before coming to rest.

This report is for information purposes only. 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 #4-3071 Number Five Road Richmond, BC V6X 2T4

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