Ed Robertson - Barenaked Ladies singer ok after 206 crash


#1

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=7dd4b26b-9928-4b90-9382-884690302331

Ed Robertson, a singer with the Canadian pop band, is believed to have been the pilot of a Cessna 206 that crashed near Baptiste Lake in Bancroft, Ont., about 225 kilometres west of Ottawa.

robrreid caught slacking again! :stuck_out_tongue:


#2

I’m so proud of you Rob!

I remember it as though it were yesterday when I managed to scoop our CA cousin.

Once! :wink:


#3

Yabbit… did you scoop him on a Canadian story??? :laughing:


#4

No, it was one of the other 51 states. http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v185/MemoryLane/bolt.gif


#5

Is Canada the 51st state or our largest National Park?


#6

“BLAME CANADA!! They’re not a real country anyway…”


#7

Nope. Just your sensible neighbours to the north. :smiley:

Ed has joined the fraternity of Canadian music artists like Tom Cochrane " Life is a Highway " whose planes have crashed while their careers were still flying.

" In June 1999, Cochrane was involved in a light plane crash in Montreal, after his plane’s engine stalled just after take-off. No one was injured."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Cochrane

http://www.ctv.ca/archives/CTVNews/img2/20050628/160_cochrane1_050628.jpg


#8

Well, I’m glad Ed, his wife, and the 2 others on board are ok. I’m a fan of theirs, and would hate to see bad stuff happen with the band, especially after Kevin’s ordeal a few years ago.
The article I read said it was a floatplane, but pictured him with his 206 on wheels…


#9

Actually I emailed the story to PerezHilton yesterday, who scooped the entire news network with the story.

As for accidents this weekend, there was a passenger killed on an Air Jamaica flight after it, hit turbulence. FAA-Air Jamaica.

There was a C208 Caravan crash in Guatemala yesterday that killed 10 person FAA- Caravan TG-JCS

To add to that, a Dash-8 in Columbia had a main gear collapse, a Comair with an engine failure in flight, a Virgin B747 declared emergency after shutting down an engine, Easy Jet A319 with smoke in the cabin, Northwest B757 with an engine flame out, a South African Arrow ZS-MHA crash killed one, Australian R-22 VH-HPY killed one, Greek C182P down SX-APQ, PA-24 in YUMA N5476P killed 3, the Velocity RG in Vegas N425MK that hit a house and killed 3, and an unregistered ultra-light that killed one, in Perris CA.

On top of that, the following aircraft were substantially damaged in accidents over the weekend, N17GN C207 2 injured in AK, N222CH Experimental in CO, N65346 C152 landed on a Golf Course in FL, N3901R C172 landed in a field in Mich., N773D Air Tractor in MN, N67AR B206 in PA.

Plus 19 other assorted accidents and incidents, couple of gear ups, B737 that got dinged on the ground, two E-145 that clipped wing tips as one was being towed.

And that was just over the weekend!!!

If I listed them all, it would be depressing!!!


#10

“Alrighty then!”


#11

I certainly miss afew here and there.

My main interest is corporate aircraft, just like them? However, an accident like a mid-air, or something that is either news worthy or a safety concern for pilots is worth mentioning.

As for the photo of Tom Cochrane above, his dad who passed away afew years ago, was the Chief Pilot for Simpson Sears Hawker Jet (C-FHSS) based in the Innotech hangar at YYZ.

Mr. Cochrane Senior was an old time, and well known, and much respected, Bush Pilot. I’ll assume Tom Cochrane has been flying since he was a little kid.

I worked for Innotech in Toronto and knew his dad well, really nice guy.


#12

All of you guys are such dummies! Don’t you know there are 58 states? Or is that 59?

He said “I’ve now been to 57 states. I have one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii I was not allowed to go to…”

So, he’s been to 57 states and he has one left to go to. He hasn’t been to Hawaii or Alaska so that’s actually two. Although, in his mind, that’s probably the same state.

YouTube
LA Times blog


#13

CADOR

Cadors Number: 2008O1873 Reporting Region: Ontario

Occurrence InformationOccurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2008/08/24
Occurrence Time: 1700 Z Day Or Night: day-time
Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0

Canadian Aerodrome ID: Aerodrome Name:
Occurrence Location: Baptiste Lake (8NM north of Bancroft) Province: Ontario
Country: CANADA World Area: North America

Reported By: NAV CANADA AOR Number: 98555-V1
TSB Class Of Investigation: TSB Occurrence No.:
Event InformationCollision with object
Aircraft InformationFlight #:
Aircraft Category: Aeroplane Country of Registration: CANADA
Make: CESSNA Model: 206H
Year Built: 2001 Amateur Built: No
Engine Make: AVCO LYCOMING Engine Model: IO-540-AC1A5
Engine Type: Reciprocating Gear Type: Land & Sea
Phase of Flight: Takeoff Damage: Substantial
Owner: Private Operator:
Operator Type: Private

Detail InformationUser Name: Donaldson, John
Date: 2008/08/25
Further Action Required: Yes
O.P.I.: System Safety
Narrative: The privately-registered, amphibious float-equipped Air Guitar Inc. Cessna 206H aircraft was departing on a VFR flight from Baptiste Lake (eight (8)NM northwest of Bancroft) to Toronto. The aircraft reportedly crashed into trees during the departure. All occupants exited the aircraft without incident (no reported injuries). Ontario Provincial Police, J.R.C.C. Trenton and T.S.B. Duty Investigator all notified.


#14

Wazzu, we might have to promote you to the depressing crashes news stories, a position formally held by robbreid.


#15

No thank you! 8) I’m not Canadian enough to fill those shoes.


#16

This calls for a REAL Canadian!

http://eroundlake.com/blog/uploaded_images/dudley_do_right-703693.jpg


#17

Like…take off eh! These here hosers are real Canadians!

…so as to not confuse with banter, I’ll update the CADOR as soon as it is followed up.


#18

#19

"If I had a million dollars,

I’d buy you a STOL kit

(but not a real STOL kit, that’s cruel)"

"f I had a million dollars,

I would buy you a Beaver,

(but not a furry beaver, thats cruel)".


#20

LOL He may want to follow his own advice:
If I had a million dollars
Now, we’d take a limousine 'cause it costs more