Accident at 6 NM N of Pense, Saskatchewan


2003-07-03: UPDATE TSB reported that the Ayres S-2R Thrush Commander was manoeuvering during spray application activities 6 NM north of Pense, SK, when the aircraft struck a farm service electrical line. The line caught the tailwheel and pulled the aircraft down into a field, where it struck the ground hard, resulting in substantial damage to the landing gear, tail, and wing. The pilot sustained minor injuries. At the time of the wirestrike, the aircraft was flying west, and the setting sun obscured the pilot's view of the wire.
2003-06-30: While conducting spray operations the tail wheel of an Ayres S 2R caught a power line. The aircraft crashed in a field. The aircraft was substantially damaged. There were no injuries. TSB to update.


CADORS Number 2003C0854
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-06-29 - 23:45
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 6 NM N of Pense, Saskatchewan
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0164
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Loss of control - inflight,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.,Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FEMG | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator PRECISION WEST AG CORP. (10871) Commercial
Model S 2R
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Reciprocating
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 1
Events Collision with object,Loss of control - inflight,Hard landing,Wire strike

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