August 1, 2018
Accident at RED LAKE ON (CYRL)
TSB #A18C0078:C-GLML, a privately registered Cessna P210N aircraft operated by Superior Airways, was conducting a flight from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL). Prior to departing from CYQT, the fuel gauges indicated approximately 3/4 full for the planned 1 hour and 45 minute flight. While descending through 3500 feet ASL toward CYRL, the engine (Teledyne Continental TSIO-520-P) began to lose power. The engine indications were normal, but the fuel pressure was decreasing. The pilot switched fuel tanks, and turned the auxiliary fuel pump on. The pilot declared a Mayday and informed Kenora radio that it was not possible for the aircraft to reach CYRL, and an attempt would be made to land on a road. The right fuel tank indicated empty, and the pilot switched to the left tank which was indicating more fuel. The pilot changed throttle settings to no effect. When the approach to the road was assured, the pilot lowered the landing gear and selected flaps 10. The forced landing was conducted successfully on a mine road. During the landing roll, the nose wheel contacted a speed bump, and the nose landing gear collapsed. The pilot and the passenger were uninjured. The aircraft sustained damage to the nose landing gear, propeller, engine, cowling, and right wing leading edge. An inspection of the aircraft revealed that there was no fuel remaining on board, however the left fuel quantity gauge was still indicating 3/4. Testing of the left fuel tank quantity indication system revealed that, when the fuel quantity sender was moved between empty and full, the indicator moved between 3/4 and full.
January 16, 2009
Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)
C-GLML, a private Cessna 210, departed Winnipeg International Airport on a VFR flight to St. Andrews without a functioning transponder. No other aircraft were inconvenienced.
March 31, 2002
Incident at Vicinity of Barrie
C-GLML was proceeding on an IFR clearance (CNK4 to Delhi, 15 sw of CYFD) at 6000 feet and reported an electrical failure indication. Shortly after, the pilot began to lose electrical equipment. Air traffic Control was able to communicate with him for a short period, after which the pilot squawked comm failure. AFF at Borden was called out, in case he decided to land there. The flight was tracked on primary to very near the destination of Delhi. Efforts were made to call out AFF at the destination to assist, but the exact location of the airstrip was unknown. The RCC and OPP were also contacted and after numerous calls we had just about ascertained the location of the airstrip when the pilot called to report his safe arrival. RCC also called the ACC with his arrival.