Accident at CARSTAIRS / BISHELL?S AB (CGB2)

Summary

2003-07-10: UPDATE TSB reported that upon encountering turbulence, the pilot of ultralight Bushmaster aircraft, registration C-ICBN, attempted to conduct a precautionary approach. While maneouvring the aircraft, the pilot observed the stitching on the left wing becoming undone. The aircraft entered a spiral dive and crashed, throwing the pilot clear of the aircraft. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the pilot received serious injuries. Update: 10 July 2003 Prior to the event, the aircraft was observed to rock and yaw and there was some tugging at the wing. The stitching on the right wing came undone and the d-cells of the wing began to inflate. The aircraft entered a right hand spiral from 200 feet AGL and crashed into a farmer's field.
2003-07-07: C-ICBN, a Bushmaster ultralight, crashed approximately 5 NM northeast of Carstairs Alberta. Substantial damage was reported and the pilot reportedly suffered two broken ankles. TSB will be contacting the pilot.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0879
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-07-05 - 03:50
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID CGB2
Aerodrome Name CARSTAIRS / BISHELL?S AB (CGB2)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 3 NM NE of Carstairs
TSB Occurrence Number A03W0137
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 30406
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Turbulence encounter,System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Loss of control - inflight,Controlled flight into or toward terrain
Events



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
Make BUSHMASTER
Model BUSHMASTER
Year Built 1985
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of BOMBARDIER ROTAX
BOMBARDIER ROTAX
Engine Model  Silhouette image of RECIPROCATING
RECIPROCATING
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Descent
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Airframe failure,Collision with terrain,Loss of control - inflight,Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence

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