Incident at Dunrea, MB


1999-06-23: The pilot of C-FTAC, a Beech Travel Air, reported to Brandon FSS that the a/c had a power loss on one engine. The pilot indicated that he was going to land on Highway 23, east of the town of Dunrea. There was no damage to the a/c and no injuries. The reasons for the engine problem and the need to make a forced landing are not known. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE M. & M. reported that the pilot first noticed a power reduction and vibration (miss) in the affected engine. His passenger told him that there seemed to be smoke coming from the engine. The pilot was only about 1000 ft AGL at the time and noticed that a long straight portion of Highway #23 (bordering a nearby Hutterite colony, which he was familiar with) was clear, so he decided to land. He didn't want to take any chances with a possible fire. The exhaust below the cylinder showed signs of burnt oil, so it most likely was smoking a fair deal. He then shut the engine down and landed on the highway. The #3 cylinder of the right engine had broken an exhaust valve, which turned sideways in the cylinder, causing substantial damage to the cylinder and piston. One of the pushrod tubes had distorted and began leaking oil on the exhaust. The engine is being removed and sent in for repair. The operator agreed to file an SDR.


CADORS Number 1999C0479
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-06-19 - 16:50
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Dunrea, MB
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 BEECH
Model 95
Year Built 1959
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make LYCOMING
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 Engine failure,Forced landing

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