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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237778
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A188B AGWagon
Owner/operator:Southeast Air Service LTD
Registration: C-GWWE
C/n / msn: 18802232T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Pembina, Pembina County, ND -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
On July 9, 2020, about 0805 central daylight time, a Cessna 188 airplane, Canadian registry C-GWWE, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Pembina, North Dakota. The commercial pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR) Subpart 702 aerial work flight.

About 0745, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer observed the airplane spraying fungicide on a canola field in Canada adjacent to the U.S. border. Following each southbound spray pass, the airplane would fly into the U.S. and make a left turn back toward the Canadian field. After observing a post-crash fire about 1.5 miles north of his position, the officer responded to the accident site and rendered assistance to the pilot. Due to his injuries, the pilot did not recall events of the accident.

Examination by Federal Aviation Administration inspectors revealed the airplane impacted the canola field left wing down and came to rest with the right wing laying over the left wing. The debris path was oriented toward the southeast and about 150 ft long.

The airplane was retained for further examination.


* Registration Unconfirmed

Revision history:

10-Jul-2020 13:07 gerard57 Added
10-Jul-2020 13:30 RobertMB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
10-Jul-2020 13:46 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Source, Narrative]
10-Jul-2020 16:22 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
29-Jul-2020 04:42 Captain Adam Updated [Registration, Operator, Location, Narrative]

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