Incident at Thompson, MB


1997-09-02: SKG 301 was on a 3 mile base leg to Runway 05 at Thompson at the end of a VFR flight from Thicket Portage, MB when the pilot advised FSS that he had smoke in the cockpit and would be turning off his electrical equipment prior to landing. ERS was on standby as the a/c landed without further incident and taxied off the maneuvering area under it's own power. The only occupant of the a/c was the pilot and he was not injured. Maintenance determined that the problem arose when an internal cannon plug on the autopilot shorted out. This caused some smoke to come out of the rudder trim control panel. The company has removed the control head of the autopilot and has not decided if it will be repaired since it is not often used on this a/c.


CADORS Number 1997C0595
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-08-29 - 03:04
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 [non-powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GGRB | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 207A
Year Built 1980
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number SKG 301
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning),Electrical problem

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