Incident at 25 NM S of Thompson, MB


1999-07-12: Birddog 2, a Cessna 310, was 25 miles south of Thompson when the pilot reported an engine problem to FSS. He advised that he was shutting down the engine and returning. The city fire department was on hand as the a/c landed safely at 1648Z. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE TSB reported that THE GOVERNMENT OF MANITOBA CESSNA 310, C-GKCE, WAS ABOUT 35 NM SOUTH OF THOMPSON, MB, AT 6,000 FT WHEN THE LEFT ENGINE BEGAN TO VIBRATE WITH CORRESPONDING FLUCTUATIONS IN THE ENGINE INSTRUMENTS. THE PILOT SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE, DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND CONTINUED TO THOMPSON FOR LANDING. INFORMATION PROVIDED INDICATED THAT THE CONNECTING ROD IN THE #5 CYLINDER BROKE AND PUNCTURED A HOLE IN THE CRANKCASE. THE ENGINE WAS 10 HOURS OUT OF OVERHAUL. UPDATE M. & M. reported that further information revealed the number 5 connecting rod was broken in half, consequently it destroyed the forward 1/3 of the crankcase. The cylinders were still held on by the mounting bolts. The engine has now been shipped to the overhaul facility for inspection. The total time since overhaul was 2.9 hours. We are monitoring the tear down and will update when more info becomes available. An SDR will be submitted.


CADORS Number 1999C0531
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-07-04 - 16:38
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 25 NM S of Thompson, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GKCE | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator State
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 310R
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number Birddog 2
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction,Engine shut down

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