Incident at Saskatoon, SK


1999-07-23: C-GBLY, a Piper Lance, was inbound to Saskatoon 16 NM northeast on a VFR flight from Tisdale when the pilot declared an emergency due to a rough engine. The a/c landed safely at 1432Z. The nature of the engine problem is not known. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE TSB reported that the manifold pressure dropped to 18 inches but the oil pressure remained normal. Maintenance has not completed it's examination, but a malfunctioning turbocharger is suspected. UPDATE M. & M. reported that they contacted the owner of Piper Saratoga C-GBLY and his story is : @ 4500 feet altitude inbound to YXE, the engine started running rough and manifold pressure dropped from 29" down to 18" and the oil pressure was in the green. The engine quit after the a/c turned off the active runway. The engine has 1600 hours time since last overhaul. Central Aircraft Maintenance in YXE is performing the repairs. They report that # 4 cylinder intake valve failed . Valve debris damaged the turbine side of the turbo-charger as well. Repairs are still in progress.


CADORS Number 1999C0558
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-07-11 - 14:31
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Saskatoon, SK
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TSB Class of Investigation
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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 PIPER
Model PA32 301T
Year Built 1980
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make LYCOMING
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Descent
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Engine - malfunction

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