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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23320
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Time:c. 1000
Type:Silhouette image of generic M18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PZL M-18A Dromader
Owner/operator:Supermarine Aircraft Inc.
Registration: C-GHVZ
MSN: 1Z015-12
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2mi East of Little Muskrat Lake, ONT, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The pilot of the agricultural spray aircraft was circling a sector of forest in preparation for the spraying of herbicide. The aircraft was subsequently observed in a spin as it descended vertically and struck the ground. Shortly thereafter, a post-crash fire engulfed the aircraft. The pilot and lone occupant was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

The Board determined that the aircraft stalled and entered a spin at too low an altitude to permit recovery. Contributing to the occurrence was the reduction of the aircraft's handling characteristics and flight envelope that resulted from the operation of the aircraft at a higher weight than allowed by the manufacturer's type approval, as authorized by a special exemption program for agricultural operators.



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27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added

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