Incident at 17 SE of Prince Albert, SK


1997-07-24: The homebuilt a/c was enroute from Preeceville, SK to Prince Albert when the pilot advised Prince Albert FSS that his engine had failed and he would have to make a forced landing. The pilot managed to land the a/c on a gravel road without damaging either himself or the a/c. Sometime later, the pilot was able to restart the engine and take off for his destination, where he landed without further incident. The pilot subsequently reported to FSS that he believes fuel contamination was the reason for the engine problem. UPDATE Subsequent information as a reult of the TSB investigation reveals that the a/c did not make a forced landing, but had prepared for one as a result of a loss of power in flight. At about 500 feet AGL, the pilot was able to restart the engine using the optimal primer system he had recently installed. The a/c was able to continue the flight to Prince Albert without further incident. Examination of the engine showed a small amount of dirt in the carburetors. The pilot had drained some water from the a/c's fuel system the day before, but had not drained the system on the day of the incident. He suspects that fuel contamination was the cause of the problem.


CADORS Number 1997C0467
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-07-19 - 15:33
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 17 SE of Prince Albert, SK
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Fuel related

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
Model KITFOX IV 1200
Year Built 1996
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built Yes
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Fuel management

Leave a Comment