Accident at Didsbury, AB


1997-08-25: While conducting a soft-field takeoff on a dual training flight, the student pilot applied excessive aft elevator and the a/c lost airspeed and mushed to the ground. The instructor was unable to arrest the descent and the a/c contacted a ditch and overturned. There were no injuries, but the a/c was substantially damaged.


CADORS Number 1997C0577
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-08-22 - 18:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Didsbury, AB
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GRKG | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA38 112
Year Built 1979
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain

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