Incident at Vicinity of Lacombe, AB

Summary

1999-07-12: The pilot of the Baines JN-4 Jenny homebuilt replica a/c was on a local VFR flight from his farm airstrip to Lacombe and back when his engine began to surge. While on final for his airstrip, the engine began to surge badly and he attempted to overshoot. The engine subsequently quit and the pilot force-landed in his neighbor's field, which has 18 inches of grass. The a/c landed safely but the grass caught up in the landing gear and caused the a/c to come to rest on it's nose. There is damage to the propeller and radiator, but the pilot was not injured. The pilot reported that he suspects vapor lock is the cause of the engine problem. OPI - System Safety

Details


CADORS Number 1999C0559
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-07-11 - 18:49
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Vicinity of Lacombe, AB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other
Events



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 BAINES
Model EARLY BIRD JENNY
Year Built 1999
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make SUZUKI SERIES
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built Yes
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction,Forced landing

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