Incident at 10 NE of Prince Albert, SK

Summary

1997-09-26: The pilot of C-FQWB was on a local solo flight from the North Saskatchewan River, when the a/c ran out of gas and he was forced to land in a farmer's field. The a/c has rubberized floats and the pilot was able to land the a/c without damaging either the a/c or himself. The pilot later informed Prince Albert FSS staff that he ran out of fuel because of faulty fuel gauges. UPDATE The pilot was conducting a return trip to his camp about 100 miles NE of Prince Albert when the a/c's engine quit due to fuel exhaustion. The pilot reported that the trip took longer than expected because of strong quartering wind. He had the a/c fuel selector on "both" and there was about 1/4 tank of fuel remaining on one of the fuel gauges at the time of the incident.

Details


CADORS Number 1997C0658
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-09-24 - 22:26
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 10 NE of Prince Albert, SK
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Fuel related
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make WAGAERO
Model SUPER SPORT
Year Built 1995
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Forced landing,Fuel management

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