Accident at 8 SW of Assiniboia, SK


1997-09-29: The CT-114 Tutor a/c was on a dual training flight out of Moose Jaw, when the a/c encountered a flock of unidentified birds southwest of Assiniboia. The pilots attempted to maneuver away from the birds, but apparently one of them was injested into the air intake, causing the engine to flame out. The two pilots ejected and came down in a farmer's field, with the student pilot suffering a severely sprained back in the process. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Assiniboia and was subsequently transferred to the base hospital at Moose Jaw. The a/c went down adjacent to a road, and in a field, causing no damage to anything on the ground. It was reported that the military was in the process of removing the a/c, and returning it to Moose Jaw as well. The canopy, seats and parachutes were also picked up north of where the a/c was found. The area is a well-known migration route for geese and ducks. There are numerous stubble fields and sloughs in the vicinity, which provide feeding and resting places for the birds on their yearly migration south.


CADORS Number 1997C0671
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Police
Occurred At 1997-09-25 - 23:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 8 SW of Assiniboia, SK
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Police
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Bird

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator State
Make  Silhouette image of CANADAIR
Model CT-114 TUTOR
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo jet
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 0
Events Engine failure,Bird strike

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