Friday, August 16, 2013

Air Tractor AT-401, C-FEKO, BP Airspray and Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee, C-GFKY

Since the field had been sprayed prior to the crash, the picture provided by RCMP was taken from a distance.

AYLSHAM, Sask. – A second crop duster has crashed in Saskatchewan this week.

RCMP say the latest crash happened on Friday morning on a farm near Aylsham.

The pilot told officials one of the plane’s wheels touched the ground while he was making a turn, causing the crash.

The pilot, a 66-year-old Carrot River man, was not injured.

Mounties say the plane is a write-off.

Transport Canada has been advised and the crash is under investigation.

Aylsham is approximately 25 kilometres southeast of Nipawin, Sask.

On Tuesday afternoon, a pilot suffered minor injuries after a crop duster crashed just outside Quill Lake. 

At 7:52 am a single-engine, crop-duster airplane crashed on a farm near Aylsham, leaving the pilot unharmed but the plane severely damaged. 

The 66-year-old pilot from Carrot River left the crash without injury, and said the plane crashed while he was making a turn and one of his wheels hit the ground. This is said to have caused the plane to spin out and crash.

Nipawin RCMP arrived at the field at 8:00 am and have advised Transport Canada of the crash. This afternoon RCMP issued a press release stating no one was hurt and no environmental damage was caused by the crash.

The incident is currently under investigation by Transport Canada.