Accident at 50 SW La Ronge, Saskatchewan


1996-05-23: While in cruise flight at 7,500 feet above sea level, the pilot of a ski-equipped Cessna A185F aircraft heard a loud bang followed by a rough running engine and a loss of oil pressure. The pilot shut the engine down and was forced to stretch his glide to reach a nearby frozen lake. Upon landing, the aircraft struck trees that bordered the lake and damaged the aircraft's right horizontal stabilizer and elevator. The pilot and passenger were not injured, and were able to make contact with an overflying aircraft. The pilot and passenger were picked up a short time later. A brief examination of the engine at the site revealed a hole in the crankcase above the number four cylinder location. The engine is being removed for further examination.


CADORS Number 1994C0127
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-04-25 - 16:35
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 50 SW La Ronge, Saskatchewan
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Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GSPK | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185F
Year Built 1979
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction,Forced landing

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