Accident at Buchans NFLD


2003-06-27: At 2330Z at a position 68 nautical miles west of Gander International near Buchans Newfoundland an M-18 Dromader GMVE operated by the Supermarine Aircraft Company was operating on spray operations. The aircraft was at tree top level proceeding to Base returning from a spray operation. The Pilot declared a distress on the operating frequency. The Pilot then pulled nose up to gain altitude and the aircraft stalled and crashed. People on the ground who witnessed the accident could not rescue the pilot since the aircraft was completely engulfed in flames. The aircraft was destroyed in a post crash fire. TSB - Investigating - TSB# A03A0076 - More to Follow
2003-06-30: TSB update 2003-06-30: The PZL M18 Dromader was number three of four aircraft conducting spray operations. The pilot reported engine (PLZ 1000) difficulties. Shortly after, the aircraft was seen to enter a spin from less than five hundred feet and it did not recover. There was a post-impact fire, which initiated a forest fire. The pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed.


CADORS Number 2003A0359
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2003-06-26 - 23:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Buchans NFLD
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0076
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number 30245
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Loss of control - inflight

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Canadian Registration GMVE | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator SUPERMARINE AIRCRAFT INC. (5544) Commercial
Make PZL
Model M 18
Year Built 1980
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model ASZ-62IR-M18
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Destroyed
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Events Loss of control - inflight

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