Incident at 90 NM NW of Coral Harbor, NWT


1997-05-12: C-GFVZ was on an IFR flight from Coral Harbor to Repulse Bay when the pilot encountered a rough running engine. An in-flight magneto check resulted in the engine quitting completely when the right mag was selected. The pilot made a forced landing and was able to relay his situation to an overflying Northwest Airlines a/c who passed the information on to the Rankin Inlet FSS. The FSS relayed the report to Edmonton ACC and RCC. Edmonton ACC informed Winnipeg ACC about the a/c and that there were no injuries and no damage to the a/c. A helicopter was dispatched to assist the pilot who declined to be airlifted out, and who said he was attempting to fix the a/c and fly it out. The pilot had survival gear and was in no immediate danger. The pilot changed a burnt spark plug and was able to get airborne and fly to Repulse Bay. The pilot later took the a/c to Arviat, NWT where it is based and will be fitted with a new ignition harness.


CADORS Number 1997C0256
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-05-10 - 21:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 90 NM NW of Coral Harbor, NWT
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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 GFVZ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185F
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land & Ski
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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