Accident at 5 miles S. of Shilo, MB


1997-07-16: The pilot of C-GJLB was taking off for his 16th spray flight of the day with a load of dry granular nitrogen pellets when the a/c was unable to sustain flight, for as yet unknown reasons. The a/c crash landed in a field and was substantially damaged, however the pilot was wearing a seat belt, shoulder harness and helmet and was able to walk away from the wreckage. TSB Winnipeg is investigating the accident and more information will follow. UPDATE The a/c was lining up on a field to complete a spray run and the pilot noticed the a/c was descending in spite of control input. He decreased the rate of turn to stop the descent, however, the a/c continued to go down. The pilot attempted to land in an opening in some bush straight ahead and as the a/c struck the bush, the right wing tore off and the tail crumpled as the a/c hit the ground. The a/c's weight was less than gross and fuel was about half tanks. There had been some drizzle earlier in the day and there was high humidity in the area at the time of the accident. The pilot was not able to release the load of pellets prior to the accident.


CADORS Number 1997C0442
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-07-13 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 5 miles S. of Shilo, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GJLB | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A188B
Year Built 1977
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 Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Collision with terrain

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