Incident at 45 NM E of Saskatoon, SK


1999-01-20: WEW 800, a Cessna 414, was enroute VFR from Prince Albert to Regina with 2 crew and 4 passengers and was 45 miles east of Saskatoon (YXE) when the pilot reported shutting down the left engine. He declared an emergency and requested an IFR clearance to YXE. The flight landed without further incident at YXE at 0035Z. The crew reported a loss of oil pressure and a loss of power in the engine prior to shutdown. Maintenance examination on the ground revealed 2 holes in the crankcase, which necessitated replacement of the engine. The engine had operated 1200 hours since overhaul. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE M. & M. reported that the engine failure was precipitated by a loss of manifold pressure. Maintenance believes this indicates an initial exhaust / intake valve failure, which subsequently caused the camshaft to break and deform the crankcase. Two holes were observed adjacent to the area where the camshaft broke. Maintenance could not confirm a connecting rod failure at this time. The engine has been shipped to the company's overhaul agency for teardown. An SDR has been submitted to Transport Canada.


CADORS Number 1999C0043
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-01-16 - 00:02
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 45 NM E of Saskatoon, 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 GWWB | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 414
Year Built 1974
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number WEW 800
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Engine failure

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