Accident at Ardrossan, AB


1997-06-04: During a local flight, C-FLAK experienced an engine failure and the pilot carried out a forced landing in a field 7 km. north of Ardrossan. Because of the soft condition of the field, part of the landing gear was torn off, which resulted in damage to the propellor and underside of the a/c. The pilot reported the accident directly to the TSB. NavCanada learned of the accident the following day when the RCMP called Edmonton FSS to ask for additional information. No ATS services were being provided at the time. UPDATE The pilot reported that during cruise flight at about 1000 feet AGL, the home-built a/c's engine, a Ford V6, suddenly stopped. He also stated that at the time all temperatures and pressures were indicating normal. The pilot will advise the cause of the engine failure.


CADORS Number 1997C0319
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-06-02 - 23:20
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Ardrossan, AB
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
Year Built 1994
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Forced landing,Engine failure

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