Incident at Saskatoon, SK

Summary

1999-10-06: The pilot of C-FVUU, an amateur-built Pietenpol Aircamper, took off on Runway 27 at Saskatoon and during a right turnout about 1/2 mile from the airport, declared that the engine had lost power. Tower advised that he could use any runway to land. ACA 204, a DC-9 on a 10 mile approach to Runway 09 was informed of the incident and to possibly expect a go-around. The pilot of C-FVUU was able to land on Runway 15 with the engine reportedly operating at low power. The crew of ACA 204 entered a downwind leg for Runway 27 and landed without incident. The pilot of C-FVUU later reported that a spark plug had popped out of one of the cylinders. (This a/c was also involved in a precautionary landing in a field south of Regina due to low fuel, July 30/99 - CADORS 1999C0641.) OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE M. & M. reported that numerous attempts to contact the owner have been unsuccessful. They were able to find out that the pilot of C-FVUU brought the a/c to Central Aircraft Maintenance Ltd. after the power loss. An apprentice AME in the hangar at the time looked at the engine and reported that a spark plug had backed out of the cylinder. A new spark plug was installed and the a/c departed Saskatoon.

Details


CADORS Number 1999C0651
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-08-01 - 18:53
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Saskatoon, SK
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]
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 PIETENPOL
Model AIRCAMPER
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction

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