Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Summary

2001-03-19: CGZEE Pelican Ultralight at 1545Z Fredericton City police reported a small aircraft made a forced landing on the Saint John River. The location was adjacent Morel park in the City of Fredericton. The aircraft registration CGZEE 2 seat Club Pelican. The pilot advised he lost engine power and had to make a forced landing. The engine was restarted, the aircraft took-off but could not gain altitude and again landed on the river. The police came to his assistance and the aircraft remains on the river. TSB Case Closed with more to follow.
2001-03-20: TSB Update Mar 20, 2001 A01A0024: The pilot departed the Saint John river in a ski equipped amateur-built Pelican Club for a local pleasure flight. During the flight the engine, a 532 Rotax, began to run rough and lose power. The pilot proceeded to carry out an uneventful precautionary landing on the river. The pilot found the source of the problem which consisted of an unclamped engine primer line which had worked loose. The loose line resulted in air being sucked into the fuel system affecting the engines ability to produce full power. Once the line was securely reattached the pilot elected to taxi back to the departure area, near his home. During taxi both skies contacted an ice ridge causing the gear to fail; as the aircraft came to rest on it's belly the wooden propeller was broken. The pilot was not injured.

Details


CADORS Number 2001A0149
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-03-17 - 15:45
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYFC
Aerodrome Name FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, On the Saint John River outside of Fredericton.
TSB Occurrence Number A01A0024
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 14416
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GZEE | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner
Operator Private
Make ULTRAVIA
Model PELICAN
Year Built 1987
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of BOMBARDIER ROTAX
BOMBARDIER ROTAX
Engine Model 532LC
Gear Type Ski
Private No
Amateur Built Yes
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Forced landing

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