Incident at 67 NM N of Fort McMurray, AB


1999-03-15: The pilot of C-GURM, a Piper Navajo with 4 people on board, reported 67 NM north, inbound to Fort McMurray with smoke coming out of the right engine. He requested CFR, shut down the engine and was able to carry out a successful single-engine landing at 2353Z. The nature of the engine problem is not known at this time. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that the operator found an oil leak from the base of the vaccuum pump and the oil had dripped onto the engine exhaust. UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the right engine vacuum pump gasket was bulged and split. The pump drive is a wet spline and engine oil leaked onto the turbocharger heat shield in the area of the accessory gear case. The gasket was replaced and the a/c released to service. An SDR was submitted to Transport Canada.


CADORS Number 1999C0163
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-03-07 - 23:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 67 NM N of Fort McMurray, AB
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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 GURM | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31 350
PA31 350
Year Built 1977
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Engine - malfunction

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