Accident at Breton, AB


1997-06-02: Shortly after departing from a private airstrip, the a/c's engine began to sputter and lose power. The pilot, who was the lone occupant, attempted to land on a field and the left wing struck a tree. Following touchdown in the field, the a/c's nose gear collapsed but the a/c remained upright and suffered sustantial damage. The pilot did not receive any injuries. He reported that the engine had about 2600 hours on it and was being maintained "on condition". The day prior to the accident, the pilot had put a low-octane car gasoline in the a/c. Also, the temperature - dew-point spread on the day of the accident was within one degree and it is suspected that carburetor icing may have been a factor.


CADORS Number 1997C0313
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-05-30 - 11:55
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Breton, AB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

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
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 172
Year Built 1956
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction,Collision with object

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