Accident at Pierceland (1 MI W), Sask.

Summary

1997-03-21: This was the pilot's first flight on a recently purchased copy cub. During the take-off and climb, the pilot noted a reduction in aircraft performance relative to his earlier experiences on a similar aircraft which had been equipped with a larger engine. The pilot lost control of the aircraft during the initial climb; the climb rate decreased and the aircraft's left wing dropped. The pilot recovered but was unable to maintain altitude and elected to carry out a forced landing. On landing the aircraft struck trees causing damage to the left wing tip, engine cowling, propeller, and right main landing gear. It would appear that pilot technique or a lack of was a player in this occurrence.

Details


CADORS Number 1995C0167
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-05-17 - 02:10
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Pierceland (1 MI W), Sask.
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Loss of control - inflight,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Ultralight
 Silhouette image of Ultralight
Canadian Registration IDIG | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner
Operator Private
Make MAGAL
Model COPY CUB
Year Built 1984
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make ROTAX SERIES
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with object,Loss of control - inflight

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