Accident at Vicinity of Spiritwood

Summary

2001-07-03: An ultralight plane crash near Spiritwood,SK claimed the life of a 44-year-old man on Saturday. RCMP received a call at around 10 AM on Sunday by a resident who noticed the wreckage in a field 12 kilometres north of Spiritwood. The crash is suspected to have happened overnight. Two investigators from the Winnipeg office of the Transportation Safety Board attended at the site. More details will be available later.
2001-07-04: UPDATE TSB reported that this may have been the pilot's first flight in the Sabre 16SS ultralight, which he acquired late last month. It appeared that the a/c descended into the ground in a near-vertical attitude and the pilot was ejected from the a/c. He did not hold a pilot licence.
2001-07-05: UPDATE TSB reported that the wreckage of a Sabre 16SS ultralight aircraft was found in a farm field by a passer-by. The pilot, who was the sole person on board, had suffered fatal injuries and the aircraft had sustained substantial damage. No pre-impact aircraft anomalies were found. Ground markings and crop damage found at the site were consistant with an impact resulting from a spin.

Details


CADORS Number 2001C0738
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2001-06-30 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Vicinity of Spiritwood
TSB Occurrence Number A01C0142
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Loss of control - inflight,Controlled flight into or toward terrain
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Ultralight
 Silhouette image of Ultralight
Canadian Registration IGNS | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner FRONTIER ULTRALIGHTS
Operator Private
Make SABRE
Model 16SS 503
Year Built 2000
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of BOMBARDIER ROTAX
BOMBARDIER ROTAX
Engine Model  Silhouette image of RECIPROCATING
RECIPROCATING
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Events Loss of control - inflight,Collision with terrain

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