Incident at Saskatoon, SK


1999-02-02: Th aircraft departed Saskatoon on a local VFR training flight and shortly after takeoff, the pilot advised that he was experiencing a rough-running engine and the smell of smoke in the cockpit. ERS were advised and responded to the standby. The pilot landed the aircraft without further incident at 1720Z on Runway 27. TGO 957, a Beech 90 on final for Runway 27, was re-routed to accommodate the Cessna 150. There were no other reported delays. OPI - Maintenance & Manufacturing UPDATE M. & M. reported that the a/c had just come out of an annual inspection and it appears that some varasoil had been left on the engine after it had been washed down. As the engine warmed up, the varasoil burned off and got vented through the heating sytem into the cockpit. The rough-running engine was caused by some condensation in the fuel system. The fuel system was drained and a ground run was completed successfully. It is suspected that the pilot may not have drained enough fuel when checking the tanks during the pre-flight.


CADORS Number 1999C0060
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-01-25 - 17:16
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 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 GHQS | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A150M
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction,Fire/smoke (warning)

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