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CanadaCollision with hay bales caused fatal Alberta plane crash, says TSB

21:05  04 january  2019
21:05  04 january  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Large pileup near Spruce Grove prompts RCMP warning of poor road conditions

Large pileup near Spruce Grove prompts RCMP warning of poor road conditions A large pileup was spotted on Highway 16 near Spruce Grove and RCMP said it responded to a collision involving 30 vehicles on Saturday afternoon. December 29, 2018. Poor road conditions contributed to many collisions in the Edmonton region on Saturday, including a large pileup on the Yellowhead west of the city. Highway 16 at the Century Road overpass near Spruce Grove was closed for part of the late morning and early afternoon after a semi jackknifed, leading to dozens of vehicles colliding and hitting the ditch.

A plane crash that killed a man near Black Diamond, Alta., in July was the result of the small aircraft clipping some stacked hay bales while taking off. According to the Transportation Safety Board, the Piper Warrior 2 plane flew from the Claresholm Industrial Airport around 1 p.m

RCMP said a hay bale “fell or blew off” a trailer being pulled by a westbound pickup truck, landing near 272 Street East. A 41-year-old woman travelling “Speed and alcohol are not deemed to be factors in the collision ,” RCMP said in a ‘Fire whirl’ caused fatal forest firefighting plane crash in Alberta : TSB .

Collision with hay bales caused fatal Alberta plane crash, says TSB © Google Maps The Piper Warrior 2 plane took off from the Claresholm Industrial Airport on July 29. It crashed later that day while attempting a takeoff from a hay field east of Black Diamond.

A plane crash that killed a man near Black Diamond, Alta., in July was the result of the small aircraft clipping some stacked hay bales while taking off.

According to the Transportation Safety Board, the Piper Warrior 2 plane flew from the Claresholm Industrial Airport around 1 p.m. on July 29 and landed in a field east of Black Diamond around 1:30 p.m.

The two occupants of the plane worked the field through the day and took off from the field around 7:15 p.m.

"The aircraft failed to climb sufficiently to clear some hay bales that had been stacked in the southeast corner of the field, and struck them," reads the report.

"The left-wing fuel tank ruptured on impact, and the resulting post-impact fire destroyed the aircraft."

Both the pilot and the passenger sustained head injuries, but one of them was able to escape the plane. The other was killed.

Commuters return to scene of fatal Ottawa bus crash.
People are once again riding buses through Ottawa's Westboro transit station after a fatal crash there during the Friday afternoon commute. Three still-unidentified people were killed when, for reasons so far unknown, a double-decker Route 269 bus crashed into the shelter at the station while heading west from the city's downtown at about 3:50 p.m. The crash injured 23 other people, many of them seriously. The cause is under investigation. Ottawa's bus-only Transitway is open again and so is Scott Street, which runs parallel to the Transitway and took on bus traffic during the temporary closure.

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