Incident at Theodore, SK


1997-10-21: C-FUTX, a Cessna 150, was on a VFR flight from the owner's farm airstrip near Leask, SK to another farm strip near Yorkton. It was reported that there were 3 persons including an infant on board the a/c. The pilot reported 1 mile south of Theodore at 1740Z with an engine failure, and she advised that she was going to carry out a forced landing. Regina FSS informed the RCMP who dispatched a car to the scene. Staff at Regina FSS called Prince Albert FSS where the original flight plan was filed to get particulars about the a/c and people on board, and this information was passed on to the RCMP. A short time later, the pilot of C-FUTX advised FSS that she was airborne and continuing to destination. C-FUTX arrived at destination without further incident. The RCMP were advised of the a/c's arrival. UPDATE In a subsequent discussion with the pilot, it was reported to System Safety that the a/c encountered carburetor icing which caused the engine to quit. The pilot force-landed the a/c on a grid road and was later able to re-start the engine, presumably after the ice had melted. She had consulted her AME by phone, and he suggested that the problem was likely carb ice. She then took off from the grid road and continued on to destination. There was no damage to the a/c or injuries to the occupants of the a/c.


CADORS Number 1997C0734
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-10-19 - 17:40
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Theodore, SK
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

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  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 150
Year Built
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Forced landing

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