Incident at 40 S of Kaminack Lake, NWT


1997-08-25: C-GFVZ was on a charter flight from Kaminack Lake to Arviat with the pilot and 3 passengers on board. About 40 miles south of Kaminack, the engine began to run rough and when the pilot checked the magnetos, he found that the engine would not run on the left mag. The pilot completed the trip on one mag, and after landing, maintenance determined that the condenser on the left mag had failed. This condenser had been in service for 4.6 hours and the one it replaced had been in service for 172 hours. In a previous incident in May of this year involving the same a/c, a condenser failed after 84.4 hours of service, resulting in a precautionary landing. The operator says that the condensers were obtained from a Winnipeg overhaul shop, and were substandard. The overhaul shop has reportedly changed condenser suppliers, and the operator has reported the problem to Transport Canada.


CADORS Number 1997C0573
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-08-14 - 02:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 40 S of Kaminack Lake, NWT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GFVZ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185F
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land & Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem,Engine - malfunction

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