Biplane crashed after propeller fell apart and engine fell out: TSB
Read this article for free:
Already have an account? Log in here »
We need your support!
Local journalism needs your support!
As we navigate through unprecedented times, our journalists are working harder than ever to bring you the latest local updates to keep you safe and informed.
Now, more than ever, we need your support.
Starting at $4.99/month you can access your Brandon Sun online and full access to all content as it appears on our website.Subscribe Now
or call circulation directly at (204) 727-0527.
Your pledge helps to ensure we provide the news that matters most to your community!
Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 11/09/2013 (3264 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Investigators at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada say a plane crash at the Brandon airport yesterday afternoon was caused by a propeller that fell apart, which shook the engine right out of the plane.
The 1942 Boeing B75N1 Steadman, owned by Vintage Wings of Canada, was en route from Regina to St. Andrews, and was only making a stop for fuel at McGill Field in Brandon yesterday.
After refuelling and taking off, though, the TSB says that one of the plane’s propeller blades broke off, at its base. That caused a severe vibration that broke the plane’s engine off of its mounts. Investigators say that the engine fell off during flight.
After initially pitching up, the plane crashed nose-first into the runway — injuring both people inside. They were taken to hospital.
According to the TSB, there was no fire after the crash.
The incident is classified as a Class 5, which is considered the lowest severity, and is essentially data collection by the agency. A Class 1 incident would be a public inquiry.