Bellanca 8KCAB – Fatal Crash

C-GDLP, a privately registered Bellanca 8KCAB, was conducting flight from Buttonville Municipal (CYKZ), ON. Shortly after take-off from Runway 15 at CYKZ, the pilot declared a Mayday with ATC, and the aircraft entered a right hand turn. The turn then steepened and the aircraft entered a nose down attitude before colliding with the ground in a field approximately 500 ft west of the departure end of Runway 15.
The aircraft was destroyed by a post impact fire and the single occupant was fatally injured.