April 18, 1999

Accident at Bar N Ranch, Turner Valley, AB

The pilot of C-IJLB, a Blue Yonder E-Z Flyer ultralight with one passenger, was on approach to land at the Bar N Ranch airstrip when he encountered a wind shear just prior to touchdown. The ultralight landed hard and bounced several times while veering off the left side of the strip. It travelled about 400 feet before striking trees, seriously injuring the pilot. The passenger was not injured and the a/c was substantially damaged. OPI - System Safety