2001-06-21: UPDATE TSB reported that the Air Tractor AT-301 operated by Airways Aviation, was returning to Melville Municipal airport after spraying a field with herbicide. At about 500 feet AGL, the engine (Pratt & Whitney R-1340) lost power. The terrain ahead of the aircraft was hilly with ditches and bushes. The pilot elected to turn left to a road behind the aircraft. During the turn the aircraft descended and collided with the terrain. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the pilot sustained minor injuries.
2001-06-18: The pilot of C-GZWE, an Air Tractor, had completed a spray run near Melville, SK and was returning to base when the engine lost power. The pilot force-landed in a field and the a/c came to rest inverted. Melville RCMP reported that the aircraft was upside down and substantially damaged. The pilot was the only occupant and had minor injuries that were being treated at the Melville hospital. TSB was advised and they will be looking into the cause of the accident.


CADORS Number 2001C0639
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-06-16 - 01:20
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID CJV9
Aerodrome Name MELVILLE MUNI SK (CJV9)
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 4 NM W of Melville
TSB Occurrence Number A01C0119
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 15807
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Loss of control - inflight,Loss of control - ground,Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator AIRWAYS AVIATION (10036) Commercial
Model AT 301
Year Built 1985
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model R-1340-AN-1
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Collision with terrain,Loss of control - inflight,Forced landing,Engine - malfunction,Overturn

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