Accident at 9 NM S of Morden, MB

Summary

1999-07-20: The pilot of C-FYFY, an Air Tractor 301, was turning in preparation for his second application pass. The a/c was loaded with about 290 gallons of fungicide and 50 gallons of fuel. The a/c was descending down the slope of an escarpment in the turn and when the pilot attempted to level out, the a/c continued to descend. He released his load, but the a/c continued to descend and struck some small trees and the ground, coming to rest in a field. The pilot was wearing a four-point harness and was not injured. The a/c sustained substantial damage from the impact and ensuing fire. The pilot reported that the a/c probably stalled as it encountered "dead air." The temperature was about 25 degrees C with high humidity. Varying air currents have been associated with escarpments and farm fields. OPI - System Safety

Details


CADORS Number 1999C0598
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-07-19 - 19:45
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 9 NM S of Morden, MB
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Loss of control - inflight,Controlled flight into or toward terrain
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Canadian Registration FYFY | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner PEMBINA AIR HOLDINGS INC.
Operator Commercial
Make AIR TRACTOR
Model AT 301
Year Built 1986
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make P & W R1340 SERIES
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Descent
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain,Loss of control - inflight

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