Incident at Melville, 4 MI E, Saskatchewan


1997-03-21: The pilot of the Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee, C-FUAG, was conducting low level aerial application operations when upon nearing a large water-covered area of the field, several large ducks flew up. Two birds were struck by the right wing of the aircraft and penetrated the leading edge. The pilot diverted to a nearby airport and conducted a precautionary landing. Inspection revealed substantial damage to the leading edge and internal wing ribs of the right wing. Aircraft landing or taxi lights were not illuminated at the time of the occurrence.


CADORS Number 1995C0187
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-06-01 - 10:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Melville, 4 MI E, Saskatchewan
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By
Categories Bird

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FUAG | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator E & H AERIAL SPRAYING (6007) Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA25 235
Year Built 1965
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Bird strike

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