Incident at 15 NM NW of Springbank, AB


1999-10-20: C-GYPO, a Cessna 172, was in the practice area northwest of Springbank when the pilot advised Springbank Tower that he had made a forced landing in a field following an engine failure. The a/c was not damaged. The reason for the engine failure is not yet known, but the operator has been asked to report any abnormalities to the TSB. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that the operator's AME examined the a/c and could find no faults. The a/c was flown out of the field and back to base at the Springbank airport. The operator believes that the pilot may have inadvertently switched off the fuel during a simulated forced approach. UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the operator went out to the aircraft after the forced landing and found that the fuel selector was not completely in the BOTH position. They are quite confident that is the reason that the engine quit.


CADORS Number 1999C0891
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-10-17 - 21:58
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 15 NM NW of Springbank, AB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Fuel related

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GYPO | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model  Silhouette image of 172N
Year Built 1978
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make LYCOMING
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Forced landing,Fuel management

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