Incident at Virden, Manitoba


1996-03-21: The Piper Pawnee PA-25, C-GWEM , was engaged in spraying a canola field in the vicinity of Virden, MB. The aircraft struck a powerline serving an oil well site. The line was cut, shorting out and damaging the transformer. The aircraft damage was limited to small dents in the leading edge of the right wing and in the prop spinner.


CADORS Number 1995C0267
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-07-12 - 20:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Virden, Manitoba
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA25 235
Year Built 1966
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 Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Wire strike

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