Incident at Thompson, Manitoba


1997-03-27: The Merlin 111A, C-GWKA, had departed Thompson, Manitoba enroute Norway House on a medevac flight. Shortly after take-off the crew observed a decreasing oil pressure indication for the left engine. The crew shut down and secured the affected engine and returned to Thompson for an uneventful landing. Subsequent investigation by Company maintenance revealed that a gearbox chip detector probe failed, thereby facilitating the loss of engine oil. The probe was replaced and the aircraft returned to service. An SDR will be submitted.


CADORS Number 1995C0384
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-10-21 - 20:26
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Thompson, Manitoba
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GWKA | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator KEEWATIN AIR LIMITED (782) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of SWEARINGEN
Model SA26 T
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine oil problem,Engine shut down

Leave a Comment