Incident at Kississing Lake, Manitoba

Summary

1996-04-08: The pilot of the ski-equipped Aeronca 15AC Sedan, C-FFNV, departed Meridian Lake, Manitoba enroute to Kississing Lake, Manitoba on a fishing trip. About 10 minutes after departure, the passenger noticed a fuel smell. The pilot then saw that the fuel level in the right wing tank was decreasing. When the fuel in the right wing tank was exhausted, the fuel level in the left wing tank started decreasing. The pilot notified FSS of the problem, and when the engine lost power, completed a forced landing on the ice at Kississing Lake, with no injuries or damage. After landing, the pilot noted that the left wing tank fuel cap was missing. A commercial flight operating in the area was able to establish communications with the pilot. A private aircraft carried a supply of fuel to the scene, and after the left wing tank filler port was taped over, the aircraft was started and returned to base without further incident. The fuel caps are not easily accessible. The pilot suspects that he may have left the fuel cap loose after his preflight inspection.

Details


CADORS Number 1996C0112
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-04-08 - 18:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
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Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Kississing Lake, Manitoba
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Categories Fuel related
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Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
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Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make AERONCA
Model 15AC
Year Built
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fuel management

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