Accident at Ste Agathe, Manitoba


1997-07-10: The pilot of the Ag-Cat 450 aircraft took off with 200 gallons of the chemical benlate fungucide in moderately gusty conditions. After the pilot initiated a climbing downwind turn, the aircraft encountered a gust of wind and began to sink. The pilot applied full power and lowered the nose to gain airspeed. However, in attempting to climb over an encroaching power line, the aircraft lost airspeed and rapidly sank into a wheat field and came to rest in an inverted position. The pilot did not release the load of chemical. The pilot was not injured. The aircraft was substantially damaged. The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the dump system incorporated in this aircraft.


CADORS Number 1994C0034
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-07-19 - 13:50
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Ste Agathe, Manitoba
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Categories Loss of control - inflight

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Model G 164A
Year Built 1970
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
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Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Loss of control - inflight

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