Piper PA-28-140 – Mishap on Takeoff – Crash – Pilot Killed

C-GVZP, a privately-operated Piper PA-28-140, departed runway 29 at the Sechelt Aerodrome (CAP3) on a local sight-seeing flight with the pilot and three passengers. The wind was variable and gusty, predominately from the west. The aircraft’s rate of climb immediately after take-off was low. As it overflew the Chapman Creek ravine off the departure end of the runway, the aircraft stopped climbing and flew into trees on the side of the ravine.
The pilot was fatally injured; the three passengers received minor injuries and the aircraft was destroyed.