Incident at Thompson, MB (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)


1997-08-29: SGK 811 had departed Thompson on a medevac flight to Winnipeg with 2 crew and 2 passengers on board, when the pilot advised ATC at 2300Z that he would be returning due to an oil leak in the right engine. No assistance was requested, but FSS staff advised Thompson Fire Department to be on standby when the pilot reported that he had shut the engine down as a precaution. SGK 811 landed safely on Runway 23 at 2307Z. The pilot was unable to taxi the a/c, so he requested a tow back to the hangar. The Fire Department stood down at 2310Z. Upon examination of the engine, maintenance discovered that the oil cap had not been secured when the crew did an oil check as the pre-flight walkaround was done. The cap is one which requires a push down and turn to lock, but the cap did not get locked when replaced and came partly off in flight, allowing oil to escape. The medevac flight was completed by another company a/c.


CADORS Number 1997C0590
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-08-28 - 23:07
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Thompson, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FGMO | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 421C
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number SGK 811
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine shut down

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