Fatal crop duster plane crash caused by engine failure
The Transportation Safety board has found some answers in a crop duster plane crash that killed a 31-year-old Alberta man working in Saskatchewan.
The man was killed Friday morning when the crop dusting plane he was piloting, a Piper PA-25, crashed nose-down in a field west of Rose Valley, Sask.
The RCMP said the front part of the plane was severely damaged.
Chris Krepski, Transportation Safety Board spokesman, said investigators found the plane's engine had lost power.
"It [the plane] experienced a loss of engine power, and following that the aircraft descended vertically and crashed into a field, and the impact was not survivable," said Krepski.
He said the board was not going to conduct a further investigation, but will forward all the information gathered to the coroner's office.
This was the third crop duster crash in Saskatchewan last week.
In one crash near Quill Lake the pilot was taken to hospital with minor injuries. In a crash near Nipawin the pilot walked away uninjured.