Incident at Whitecourt, AB


1997-06-27: C-GGMK was enroute from Springbank to Donnelly when the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit. He declared an emergency and diverted to Whitecourt where he landed safely at 1638Z. Emergency vehicles were on standby. TSB has been notified and will investigate. UPDATE Investigation found no evidence of fire and the source of the smoke could not be identified. A small leak in the glycol based de-icing system is suspected as a possible cause. The smoke did not recur on the test flight and the a/c continued on to it's destination.


CADORS Number 1997C0394
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-06-23 - 16:11
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Whitecourt, AB
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of MOONEY
Model M20K
Year Built 1989
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 Declared emergency/priority,Fire/smoke (warning)

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