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