Privately registered Ayres S-2R – Collision with Tractor

C-FPOS, a privately registered Ayres S-2R agricultural aircraft, was on a local flight near Cupar, SK with only the pilot on board. After completing a pass over a wheat field, the aircraft was slow to respond to elevator input and collided with a tractor that was parked in the field. The aircraft struck the tractor with the right main landing gear, then landed under control in the field ahead. The aircraft came to a rest in an upright position. The pilot was not injured, however the aircraft sustained substantial damage. Reportedly, the aircraft flew next to a tree line and encountered some turbulent air.