Incident at 10 NM N of Churchill, MB


1999-09-09: The pilot of C-GWNU, a Cessna 185 on floats, was on a local VFR flight at Churchill when the pilot reported an engine failure about 10 miles north of the airport. The pilot made a forced landing on a bay and reported down safely to FSS. The pilot requested a boat be dispatched to assist, so the RCMP were notified. A few minutes later, the pilot called to report that the engine was running once again and he was returning to the airport. The a/c landed without further incident at 1557Z. The nature of the engine problem is not known. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that THE FLOAT EQUIPPED CESSNA A185F WAS HOLDING VFR IN THE VICINITY OF CHURCHILL, MB, FOR SPACING WITH ANOTHER ARRIVING FLIGHT. INFORMATION INDICATED THAT THE ENGINE STOPPED MOMENTARILY. THE PILOT SWITCHED ON THE BOOST PUMP AND CHANGED TANKS. HOWEVER, THE AIRCRAFT WAS AT LOW LEVEL AND THE PILOT DECIDED TO LAND ON THE WATER AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE. THE ENGINE RAN WITHOUT ANY APPARENT PROBLEM ON THE SELECTED TANK AND THE PILOT TOOK-OFF AND RETURNED TO CHURCHILL.


CADORS Number 1999C0761
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-09-03 - 15:49
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 10 NM N of Churchill, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
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 GWNU | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185F
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model
Gear Type Land & Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Forced landing,Engine - malfunction

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