1999-07-14: The pilot of C-GVEF
, a Cessna 182, had contacted the Calgary Departure Controller to declare an emergency because of the loss of oil pressure. The a/c had been operating in the vicinity of Cardston and the pilot carried out a forced landing on a private airstrip near there. There were no reported injuries or damage to the a/c. The reason for the oil pressure problem is not known. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE General Aviation, Flight Training Standards reported that they received a phone call from the pilot who was involved in this incident. He informed that their AMO inspected the aircraft and found the oil filter wasn't secure; oil was present from the fire wall to the tail. Also the engine was not damaged (in as far as a subjective examination could determine) by the loss of oil. The pilot indicated that the oil pressure was normal during departure and climb, however after he reached altitude it was then that he noted the oil pressure gauge read zero without a high oil temp indication, at which point he pulled the mixture control. The pilot also stated that it is common practice for the pilots to change the oil every 25 hours.