Accident at 5 NM W of Prince Albert, SK

Summary

1999-10-12: At 2203Z, normal power at the airport in Prince Albert went off line and emergency power provided service for 54 minutes until service was restored. It was also reported that this power interruption caused half the city of Prince Albert to lose power. RCMP advised ATC in Winnipeg that an aircraft accident had occurred 5 miles west of Prince Albert and that the pilot and only occupant had lost his life on impact. Circumstances surrounding the accident ( ie: takeoff, point of destination, flight itinerary etc.) are unknown. The aircraft apparently struck a hydro wire which was 20 to 25 feet above ground level. Wire marks on the landing gear legs between the wheels and the fuselage indicate that impact was in level flight. The aircraft flipped inverted and came to rest on the ground a few feet from the hydro wires. The reported weather at Prince Albert was 5,000 feet scattered, 8,000 feet broken, 24,000 feet overcast. Visibility was 15 miles and the winds were light. Update to follow once further information is available. The pilot had held a private pilot's licence. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that the pilot was on a local pleasure flight when the a/c landing gear struck a power line. The pilot lost control of the a/c and it impacted the ground in an inverted attitude. It was also reported that the same a/c was observed flying at low altitude on several previous occasions.

Details


CADORS Number 1999C0858
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-10-07 - 22:03
Day or Night?
Fatalities 1
Injuries
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 5 NM W of Prince Albert, SK
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Ultralight
 Silhouette image of Ultralight
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make FISHER
Model FP-303
Year Built 1987
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make ROTAX SERIES
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain,Collision with object

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