Incident at 5 N of Whitecourt, AB


1997-08-13: The pilot of C-FVGV was on a local VFR flight with one passenger, when he encountered an engine failure and was forced to make a landing on Highway 32, some 5 miles north of the Whitecourt airport. It was reported that the problem occurred when the pilot attempted to switch fuel tanks, and the engine quit at that time. He was unable to get a restart and landed safely on the highway. The pilot arranged to have a maintenance engineer look at the engine and no problems could be identified. The a/c had adequate fuel on board and the pilot was able to start the engine, so with the assistance of the local RCMP who blocked off traffic, the pilot took off from the highway and flew the a/c back to Whitecourt.


CADORS Number 1997C0544
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-08-12 - 18:51
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 5 N of Whitecourt, AB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Fuel related

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FVGV | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model U206G
Year Built
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,Fuel management

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