Accident at DELORAINE MB (CJJ4)

Summary

2001-08-08: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the engine lost power and the forced landing caused substantial damage. Once the aircraft is recovered from it's current resting place, the engine will be sent to a shop independent of the overhauler, for analysis of the cause of the loss of power. 
2001-08-03: UPDATE TSB reported that the Air Tractor AT-401 was preparing to spray a field with Pyrinex 480 following a fifteen minute transit from the operator's base. During a turn to commence the first spray run, the Pratt & Whitney R1340 engine gradually lost power and the pilot was unable to maintain altitude and airspeed. The chemical load was jettisoned and the pilot carried out a forced landing in a swampy area of the field. The pilot was not injured and the aircraft sustained substantial damage.
2001-08-02: C-FJBY, an Air Tractor AT-401, had just departed a private airstrip near Waskada, MB to conduct spray operations and had been airborne for about 15 minutes when the a/c experienced a loss of power. The pilot released his load of insecticide (Pryinex 480) and force-landed in a field. It was reported that the a/c experienced substantial damage in the landing, but the pilot was not injured. TSB is looking into the occurrence and more details will be available.

Details


CADORS Number 2001C0949
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-08-02 - 11:40
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CJJ4
Aerodrome Name DELORAINE MB (CJJ4)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 7 NM SE of Deloraine
TSB Occurrence Number A01C0184
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 16832
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FJBY | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner 67238 MANITOBA LTD (VIRDEN AVI
Operator VIRDEN AVIATION (1300) Commercial
Make AIR TRACTOR
Model AT 401
Year Built 1990
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
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 0
Events Engine - malfunction,Forced landing

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