Incident at Vicinity of Fort Norman, NT


1999-07-26: N3100, a Pitts Special with only the pilot on board, was enroute from Fort Simpson to Inuvik when the pilot made a forced landing near Fort Norman. The a/c apparently nosed over after landing. Damage is unknown and the pilot was not injured. A helicopter was enroute to pick up the pilot. It was later reported that the a/c ran out of gas and the pilot dead-sticked the a/c onto the shore of the Mackenzie River. There was minimal damage because the propeller was stopped at the time the a/c nosed over. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that THE PITTS SPECIAL S1S HAD DEPARTED FT. SIMPSON, NT ON A FLIGHT TO NORMAN WELLS, NWT, AND WAS ABOUT 20 MILES FROM DESTINATION WHEN THE ENGINE STOPPED DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. DURING THE FORCED LANDING ALONG A LAKESHORE, THE WHEELS SANK INTO THE SOFT SAND AND CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT TO PITCH FORWARD ONTO ITS LOWER COWL. THERE WERE NO INJURIES, AND ONLY MINOR DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT SINCE THE PROPELLER WAS STOPPED AND IN THE HORIZONTAL POSITION WHEN IT NOSED IN.


CADORS Number 1999C0614
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-07-22 - 19:05
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Vicinity of Fort Norman, NT
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Fuel related

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Private
Year Built
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number N3100
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fuel management,Forced landing

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