Accident at Vicinity of Shellbrook, SK


1999-10-12: The aircraft C-GEEE was crop spraying when the engine failed. The pilot reported that a loss of engine power occurred which resulted in a forced landing into a field in the vicinity of Shellbrook, SK which is located 60 kilometers west of Prince Albert for those geographers out there! TSB were notified and are pursuing the cause of the engine malfunction. The extent of damage was not reported although the ELT did activate. Update to follow. OPI - Maintenance & Manufacturing UPDATE TSB reported that THE PILOT OF A PIPER PA 25, REGISTRATION C-GEEE, HAD JUST COME OUT OF A BANK AND WAS ABOUT TO MAKE ANOTHER SWEEP OVER A WHEAT FIELD WHEN THE ENGINE FAILED. THE PILOT THEN FORCE LANDED THE AIRCRAFT IN THE FIELD. THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO BOTH WINGS, PROPELLER AND TORE OUT THE LEFT GEAR. THE ELT WAS ACTIVATED AND TURNED OFF A SHORT WHILE LATER. THE PILOT INDICATED HE HAD ABOUT 25 GALLONS OF FUEL ON BOARD AT THE TIME. THE ENGINE HAD JUST RECEIVED A FRESH OVERHAUL APPROXIMATELY 50 HOURS AGO AND THAT THE REASON FOR THE ENGINE FAILURE IS STILL UNKNOWN. UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that they contacted owner Aug.03/99 and the a/c was still in a farmer's yard waiting for insurance adjuster's decision. Contacted owner again Oct.07/99 and he now is in the process of removing the engine for shipment to an O/H facility for internal inspection. Owner reports no external reason could be found for the engine stoppage. The fuel system, including tanks and carb bowl, were inspected for contamination. No debris or presence of water was found. Owner will submit an SDR when results of the engine inspection are known.


CADORS Number 1999C0633
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-07-28 - 02:35
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Vicinity of Shellbrook, SK
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GEEE | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA25 235
Year Built 1962
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 Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Forced landing

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