Accident at 13 N Maidstone, Saskatchewan


1996-03-08: The aircraft was taking off from a gravel road in a remote farming community. During the takeoff run the aircraft yawed to the left and the pilot over-corrected with rudder and brake. The aircraft departed the gravel road, crossed a drainage ditch, and dug into soft snow in a field adjacent to the road allowance. When the wheels dug in, the aircraft flipped to an inverted position and was substantially damaged. No one was injured in the accident. Wind at the time of the take-off was light (approximately 2 knots) and provided a 90 degree crosswind component from the left. The road surface was firm in the centre and softer toward the shoulder regions. The aircraft had been recently fitted with shoulder harnesses for the front seat occupants. The pilot attributes the lack of injuries to the seatbelt installation.


CADORS Number 1994C0107
Occurrence Type Accident
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Occurred At 1994-04-02 - 22:15
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Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 13 N Maidstone, Saskatchewan
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Categories Runway excursion

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 170
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Runway excursion

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