Incident at 100 M SW of Saskatoon, SK


1997-08-06: KFA 501 departed Saskatoon for Vancouver and about 100 miles southwest of YXE, the crew informed ATC that they would have to descend from their assigned altitude of FL 240 because of pressurization problems. KFA 501 was cleared to descend to 16,000 feet, however a few minutes later, the a/c was observed at FL 247. When asked about their situation, the crew of KFA 501 indicated they had climbed because of turbulence. They were given another clearance to 16,000 feet and the a/c descended and carried on to destination. No other a/c were inconvenienced.


CADORS Number 1997C0519
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-08-05 - 19:40
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 100 M SW of Saskatoon, SK
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Turbulence encounter,System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Model 580
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number KFA 501
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence,Decompression/pressurization

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