Accident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

Summary

2003-04-25: UPDATE TSB reported that the Transwest Beech 99A, C-FDYF, was beginning an approach into Prince Albert, SK. Reportedly, when flaps were lowered the a/c entered an uncommanded violent pitch-up and may have stalled. The crew were able to recover control sufficently to force land immediately in a field. The aircraft went through a fence before ground contact and the landing gear and baggage pod separated. The aircraft bounced several times and came to rest intact and upright about 600 meters from the first strike. The two crew and four passengers received cuts and bruises and treatment in a local hospital. TSB team has deployed to the site.
2003-04-24: At 2354Z, the crew of TW 602, a Beech 99 enroute VFR from Saskatoon to Prince Albert (YPA), called YPA FSS when 19 NM south and received an airport advisory. At 2357Z, FSS received a position report from TW 602 9 NM south. At approximately 2358Z, Edmonton FIC received a 'Mayday' call on 126.7 from TW 602 that they were going down about 6.5 NM south of YPA. RCMP was notified. At approximately 2358Z, the crew of TW 602 advised YPA FSS that they were 6.5 NM southwest and were going to make a forced landing in a field. 911 was notified. The aircraft landed in a field 6 NM west southwest of the airport. There were 2 crew and 4 passengers on board and all were transported to hospital. Two of the occupants have more serious injuries and four experienced cuts and abrasions. The cause of the accident is not known and TSB has 2 investigators en route to the scene. System Safety has appointed a Minister's Observer.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0506
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-04-23 - 23:58
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 6
Aerodrome ID CYPA
Aerodrome Name PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Prince Albert
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0094
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number 28834
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Loss of control - inflight,Controlled flight into or toward terrain,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FDYF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner TRANSWEST AIR LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, BY ITS GENERAL PARTNERS, 101008427 SASKA (TCHEWAN LTD.
Operator TRANSWEST AIR (12508) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
BEECH
Model 99A
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PT6A-27
PT6A-27
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number TW 602
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Descent
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 6
Events Loss of control - inflight,Forced landing,Collision with terrain,Collision with object

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