Incident at Stewiacke, N.S.


1996-08-27: After skydivers had exited the aircraft the pilot used a spiral manoeuvre to descend from 10000 feet. During the descent the engine stopped. The engine was restarted when the aircraft was on final approach to the departure airport. The operator reported that one fuel tank indicated zero fuel and the other fuel tank indicated one quarter full. The operator believes that the engine stopped due to fuel starvation during the descent manoeuvre when the fuel quantity was low. TSB case closed. NOTE - see CADORS 96A0773 for a similar occurrence (fuel related engine failure) with this same aircraft and pilot.


CADORS Number 1996A0787
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-08-26 - 20:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Stewiacke, N.S.
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Fuel related

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FNXM | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 182
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Descent
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Fuel management

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