Accident at WATROUS SK (CKU7)


1996-12-10: The aircraft had departed Estevan on a VFR flight plan to Watrous. The pilot reported that he experienced complete loss of power while on short final which resulted in a hard landing. The impact was severe enough to bend the landing gear. There were no injuries to the pilot or his passenger. Update to follow. UPDATE: About 4 miles south of Watrous the engine stopped and the pilot forced landed in a field. The landing gear was substantially damaged, the pilot had estimated that the fuel load was sufficient for 5 hours of flight. However, the engine stopped from fuel exhaustion at 3.8 hours. The pilot reported that the fuel gauge indicated that the fuel tanks were empty when the engine stopped. The pilot had aborted an earlier attempt because of weather and did not take into account the amount of fuel used during the first aborted flight.


CADORS Number 1996C0431
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-10-12 - 20:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CKU7
Aerodrome Name WATROUS SK (CKU7)
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Watrous, Saskatchewan
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FWPJ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Private
Model CH 601/A
Year Built 1995
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure

Leave a Comment