Incident at Whitehorse, YT


1999-03-25: C-FRKA, a Cessna 206, departed from Runway 13R at Whitehorse International Airport at 2359Z and shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported control problems with his a/c. The pilot stated that the nose of the a/c pitched up without control imput and he was having difficulty keeping the nose of the a/c down. ERS was called out and the pilot was cleared to land on any runway. The pilot was able to complete a circuit and C-FRKA landed safely on Runway 13R a few minutes later. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE M. & M. reported that maintenance found that the trim chain had two stiff links which caused the chains to jump on the control wheel sprocket. The links were lubricated and freed. Also, a cotterpin on the left hand cable forward of the cable stop blocks appeared to be causing interference. The above defects were corrected and the trim ground-checked as servicable. The pilot/owner will check the system on the next flight.


CADORS Number 1999C0222
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-03-22 - 23:59
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Whitehorse, YT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

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 206
Year Built 1964
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Flight control systems (ailerons, rudder, rotors, flaps, main, tail)

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