Accident at 4 S of Vanscoy, SK


1997-10-14: C-GZCT had departed from Saskatoon (YXE) at 2047Z on a local dual training flight with an instructor and student on board, and they were returning to YXE when the a/c crashed into a field just south of Vanscoy. It was reported that the a/c crashed almost vertically into the field, and the two occupants were killed on impact. The a/c was destroyed in the accident. TSB Winnipeg investigators are attending the site, and more details will follow as the investigation continues. UPDATE The a/c was on a dual training flight in the local training area, CYA 306T, about 15 NM southwest of Saskatoon. The a/c crashed approximately one hour after takeoff in a field in the NE corner of the training area. The a/c struck the ground in a high rate of descent and both occupants were fatally injured. A TSB field team could find no mechanical problems with the a/c, however the technical member of the TSB team will re-examine the wreckage on October 29 with a representative from the Cessna company. More information will follow.


CADORS Number 1997C0698
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-10-04 - 20:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 2
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 4 S of Vanscoy, SK
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GZCT | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model  Silhouette image of 152
Year Built 1977
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 2
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain

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