Accident at 7 NM NE of Miami, MB

Summary

1999-08-26: The pilot of C-GTMG, a Schweizer G-164B, was applying fungicide to a potato field and was manuevering after his fourth run. The a/c struck trees and fell to the ground. The pilot suffered minor cuts and neck injuries and the a/c was destroyed. TSB investigators attended the scene and found no pre-impact technical malfunctions. The a/c struck the leeward side of a line of trees about 60 feet in height, in a left banking attitude, then descended and struck the ground. The pilot reported that there was no a/c malfunction and that he had approached the trees at about a 90 degree angle when the a/c began to lose altitude. He reportedly had difficulty selecting the dump load valve and stalled the a/c in a turn as he attempted to avoid the trees. Recorded winds in the area varied from southerly at 9 to 14 knots. The line of trees acted as an effective windbreak. Little wind was noted in the area where the wreckage was located. OPI - System Safety

Details


CADORS Number 1999C0730
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-08-25 - 15:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 7 NM NE of Miami, MB
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.
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Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Canadian Registration GTMG | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner GOLDEN AIR SERVICE INC
Operator Commercial
Make SCHWEIZER
Model G 164B
Year Built 1978
Engine Type Reciprocating
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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 1
Events Collision with terrain,Collision with object

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