Incident at Regina, Saskatchewan


1996-12-10: The pilot of C-GXVN, a PA24, reported smoke in the cockpit shortly after takeoff, declared an emergency landing on runway 26. The crash alarm sounded. The aircraft landed safely. An arriving FK28 was delayed in circuit approximately 5 minutes. The muffler was cracked and overheated firewall, starting a fire. When power was reduced, flames were extinguished and smoke dispersed. UPDATE: Maintenance inspection identified a failure of the exhaust system forward of the muffler. Exhaust flames apparently entered the engine compartment through a hole in the exhaust and melted several components causing the smoke. The aircraft had recently been purchased and had been through a safety inspection which apparently did not identify any weaknesses in the exhaust system.


CADORS Number 1996C0348
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-08-23 - 01:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Regina, Saskatchewan
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories 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 PIPER
Model PA24 250
Year Built 1962
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning)

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