Incident at VANCOUVER


1996-06-12: The aircraft advised the Vancouver Tower that it was experiencing engine problems. Vancouver Tower identified the aircraft on radar at 15 N Mi. NW of the airport at 5500 feet ASL in a steady descent. The tower evaluated the situation as a priority, therefore responded to the pilot's request for a priority landing in Vancouver. Runway 08 was assigned to the aircraft which meant other inbound traffic had to be vectored out of the area. At approximately 2000 feet ASL the aircraft advised the tower that the engine was operating normaly again and the priority landing was discontinued. The operational impact of this incident was that Air Canada flights 203 and 571, and Canadian flight 134 experienced approximately 5 minute delays.


CADORS Number 1995P0086
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-03-02 - 16:20
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Region, VANCOUVER
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 172G
Year Built 1966
Engine Type Reciprocating
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 Declared emergency/priority,Engine - malfunction

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