2001-05-28: A Cessna 310 Bird Dog, registration C-FGZR,operated by Air Spray, was reported overdue in the Red Earth, AB area on Friday, May 25 during fire-fighting activities. A search ensued and the wreckage was found by ground fire-fighting crews. The 2 occupants were deceased. TSB Edmonton sent 2 investigators to the scene and more details will be available later.
2001-05-29: UPDATE TSB reported that the Cessna 310, serial number 310Q1034, was working as a bird dog aircraft on a forest fire northeast of Red Earth Creek, AB. During a turning maneuver at low altitude, the aircraft descended into the trees and crashed. The pilot and the fire control officer were fatally injured, and the aircraft destroyed by fire.


CADORS Number 2001C0534
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-05-25 - 20:22
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 2
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CEH5
Aerodrome Name RED EARTH CREEK AB (CEH5)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 33 NM NE of Red Earth Creek
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0118
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number 15451
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FGZR | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Air Spray (1967) Ltd.
Operator AIR SPRAY (1967) LTD. (351) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model T310Q
Year Built 1974
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model TSIO-520-B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Destroyed
Fatalities 2
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain

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