Accident at SE of Gladstone, MB


1997-04-23: The a/c experienced an engine failure and was unable to force land on a road. The a/c landed on a soft field and suffered damage to the propellor and landing gear. The pilot was unhurt. Gladstone RCMP reported the event to the Brandon FSS. UPDATE The pilot was surveying spring melt conditions and after switching from the left to the main fuel tank, the engine sputtered and lost power. The a/c was conducting a low pass over a muddy area at the time and the pilot carried out a forced landing on a muddy farm field. The landing caused the left main gear to fail and bent one blade of the propellor. The a/c came to rest on the left side of the belly of the fuselage. The pilot was wearing his lap belt as well as the shoulder harness, and was not injured. The pilot and his engineer inspected the a/c in the field and he reports that the power loss most likely was due to an air lock in the fuel system.


CADORS Number 1997C0218
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-04-20 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, SE of Gladstone, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
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 Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Model 7AC
Year Built 1947
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Forced landing

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