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.