Accident at Balcarres, SK


1997-09-26: The RCMP detachment at Balcarres, SK (100 km northeast of Regina) reported to NavCanada that it appeared that the fully loaded spray plane may have struck a power line on departure from the grass airfield at Balcarres. After hitting the power line, the a/c impacted the ground and slid, but remained upright. The chemical spilled into the field where the a/c ended up.The pilot was able to get out of the a/c and walk to the local hospital, where he received treatment for minor back injuries and was released. It is reported that the a/c is substantially damaged. TSB have been notified. UPDATE TSB reports that the pilot believes a downdraft caused the a/c to hit the power line.


CADORS Number 1997C0415
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-07-02 - 17:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Balcarres, SK
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain,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 Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA25 235
Year Built 1967
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Wire strike,Collision with terrain

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