Incident at 10 S of Fort MacLeod, AB


1997-08-21: Two Cessna Ag Wagons were being used to spray a field south of Ft. MacLeod, with one a/c following the other. The lead a/c was radio-equipped and was advised by a marker person on the ground of a power line at the end of the field. The second a/c was NORDO and did not receive the information from the marker. At the end of a run, the lead pilot saw the wire at the last moment and pulled up abruptly, with his wheels possibly brushing the wire, but it did not break. The second a/c did not see the wire and flew through it, causing the wire to break.The second a/c flew back to the airport and landed without further incident. The pitot tube on this a/c was damaged and had to be replaced. Both Ag Wagons were equipped with wire cutters and the operator said that the second a/c had been brought into the area for temporary work. The operator installed a radio the day following the incident.


CADORS Number 1997C0563
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-08-03 - 16:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 10 S of Fort MacLeod, AB
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GUYO | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A188A
Year Built 1970
Engine Type Reciprocating
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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 0
Events Wire strike

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