Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (CYSF)

Summary

2001-04-30: The pilot of C-FSGD, a DHC-3 Turbo Otter, reported 9 NM west of Stoney Rapids (YSF) and received the airport advisory at 2250Z. The pilot then reported he had an engine failure and had landed safely on the ice 7.05 NM, bearing 265 degrees from Stoney Rapids. C-FVCK, C180 departed YSF at 0159Z to aid C-FSGD. C-FSGD was airborne off the ice at 0236Z. The pilot was on final for Runway 06 at 0242Z when another engine failure occurred. The pilot advised he could make the airport and landed safely at YSF at 0244Z. C-FGSD was towed off the runway at 0249Z. TSB has been in touch with the company.
2001-05-01: UPDATE TSB reported that the DHC-3 Turbo Otter was enroute from Fond Du Lac to Stony Rapids, when the fuel pressure dropped and the engine (P&W PT-6A-135) lost power. The pilot completed a forced landing on the river 5 NM west of Stony Rapids. The fuel guage indicated 50 gallons of fuel on board. The aircraft was examined and departed again for Stony Rapids. On final approach at Stony Rapids, the engine lost power again. The pilot completed a landing at the airport and the aircraft was towed off of the runway. No damage or injuries resulted from either landing. The aircraft was examined again and no usable amount of fuel was found on board. The operator has filed an SDR indicating a problem with the fuel transmitter.

Details


CADORS Number 2001C0396
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-04-26 - 22:56
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYSF
Aerodrome Name STONY RAPIDS SK (CYSF)
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 7 NM W of Stony Rapids
TSB Occurrence Number A01C0061
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 14959
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other,Fuel related
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FSGD | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner ATHABASKA AIRWAYS LTD
Operator ATHABASKA AIRWAYS LTD. (1235) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 3
Year Built 1959
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
Engine Model PT6A-135A
Gear Type Land & Ski
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fuel - exhaustion,Electrical problem,Forced landing

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