2003-05-20: At about 17:30 EDT on May 19, RCMP Detachment Grand Prairie followed by NAV CANADA ACC Shift Manager, Edmonton, informed CACO that there was a small aircraft accident 2 miles south of Highway 34 Bridge, crossing Smokey River, near Grand Prairie (YQU). According to an observer (canoe operator) at the scene of the accident, a part of the aircraft may have broken away just before the a/c impacted the ground. The weather was reported to be VFR, but there was CB activity at high altitude. The a/c was identified as C-IFRA, a Bushmaster DM-3 ultralight. Two persons on board were fatally injured. Two investigators from the TSB Edmonton office are at the scene. System Safety Winnipeg has appointed a Minister's Observer.
2003-05-26: UPDATE TSB reported that the Bushmaster DM-3 ultralight, registration C-IFRA, was on the final leg of a flight from Fox Creek, AB to the Beaverlodge, AB area. The right hand outboard aileron departed from the aircraft in flight and the aircraft crashed into the shoreline of the Smoky River 20 nautical miles East of Grande Prairie, AB. The 2 occupants were fatally injured.


CADORS Number 2003C0603
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-05-19 - 20:12
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 2
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CEU2
Aerodrome Name BEAVERLODGE AB (CEU2)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 4.5 NM NNW of Beaverlodge
TSB Occurrence Number A03W0091
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 29281
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Loss of control - inflight,Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Ultralight
 Silhouette image of Ultralight
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Model DM-3
Year Built 1998
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of BOMBARDIER ROTAX
Engine Model  Silhouette image of RECIPROCATING
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 2
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain,Loss of control - inflight,Airframe failure

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