Accident at Rivers, MB

Summary

1999-07-27: A99C0176: PILOT OF A PIPER PA-25, C-GSRG WAS SPRAYING A WHEAT FIELD WITH FUNGICIDE WHEN HE FELT THE AIRCRAFT START LABOURING TO STAY AIRBORNE. THE PILOT THEN APPLIED FULL POWER BUT THE AIRCRAFT STILL SEEMED TO DRAG AND LOSE ALTITUDE. THE AIRCRAFT SKIMMED ACROSS THE TOP OF THE WHEAT UNTIL THE WHEAT EVENTUALLY DRAGGED IT DOWN. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO AN UPRIGHT STOP IN THE FIELD. THE PILOT SUSPECTS HE ENCOUNTERED DEAD AIR SPACE. THE AIRCRAFT SUFFERED DAMAGE TO THE PROPELLER TIPS, PORT WING TIP AND PORT SIDE OF THE FUSELAGE AFT OF THE COCKPIT. THE PILOT WAS WEARING A HELMET AND A FOUR POINT HARNESS AND WALKED AWAY WITHOUT INJURY. OPI - System Safety

Details


CADORS Number 1999C0627
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-07-27 - 20:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Rivers, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Controlled flight into or toward terrain
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
Model PA25
Year Built 1961
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make LYCOMING
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Descent
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain,Engine - malfunction

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