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Air transportation safety investigation A23P0039

The TSB has completed this investigation. The report was published on 30 November 2023.

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Collision with vehicle and terrain

Privately registered
Cessna 182P, C-GIDY
Langley Regional Airport, British Columbia

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The occurrence

On 02 May 2023, a Cessna 182P aircraft was conducting a flight with a pilot and one passenger on board. When the aircraft was on final approach to land at the Langley Regional Airport, the right main landing gear struck a vehicle travelling on a road bordering the airport. After the initial collision with the vehicle, the aircraft struck a fence and slid until it came to rest against a berm. The pilot was assisted to exit the aircraft unassisted, and the passenger was able to exit unassisted. Both were transported to the hospital.

The aircraft was destroyed and there was a post-impact fire.

Media materials

News release


Investigation report: Collision with vehicle and terrain in Langley, British Columbia
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Deployment notice


TSB deploys a team of investigators following a collision with vehicle and collision with terrain at Langley Regional Airport, British Columbia

Richmond, British Columbia, 2 May 2023 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Langley, British Columbia, following a collision with a vehicle and collision with terrain involving a privately registered Cessna 182 that occurred today at the Langley Regional Airport, British Columbia. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.

Investigation information

Map showing the location of the occurrence


Photo of Todd Pezer

Todd Pezer joined the Transportation Safety Board of Canada in 2023 as a Senior Regional Investigator – Operations (Air) and works for the Pacific Region in Vancouver, British Columbia.

He holds a current airline transport pilot’s license and has accumulated over 4000 hours of flight time with experience in training, cargo, airline, and executive aircraft such as the B1900, Lear 75, and Citation X. Prior to joining the TSB, Mr. Pezer gained extensive training experience, earning numerous International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) certifications and a master’s degree in learning and technology.

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

  1. Field phase: a team of investigators examines the occurrence site and wreckage, interviews witnesses and collects pertinent information.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

For more information, see our Investigation process page.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.