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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28127
Last updated: 9 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas B-26C Invader
Owner/operator:Air Spray (1967) Ltd
Registration: CF-EZX
C/n / msn: 18807
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Grand Prairie, AB -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Red Deer, Alberta (CYQF)
Destination airport:Grand Prairie, Alberta (CYQU)
An Air Spray Douglas B26C Invader (C-FEZX) air tanker '3' was extensively damaged in a forced landing near the Grande Prairie Airport in Alberta. As the pilot made his approach to runway 25, he advised the air traffic controller that he had lost power in one of his engines. Moments later, he lost power in the second engine. After realizing he wasn't going to make the runway, he initiated a crash landing. The Invader came down in a field near the airport, bounced back into the air again, and then hit the ground and slid about 400 ft (120 m) before colliding with a road bank which spun the aircraft around and tore off the left engine. The pilot suffered minor injuries. It was later determined that the airplane had run out of fuel.


1. CADORS Number:2000C0585


Photo of CF-EZX courtesy

Red Deer - Regional (CYQF / YQF)
12 September 2014; (c) Ralph M. Pettersen

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Feb-2017 03:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Nov-2017 14:15 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
21-Nov-2017 08:41 TB Updated [Location, Narrative]

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