Incident at FORT CHIPEWYAN AB (CYPY)

Summary

2001-05-29: While in cruise flight at 4,200 feet, seven miles north of Fort Chipewyan, AB the pilot of the Cessna 185F float plane experienced a sudden loss of engine power(Continental IO-520). The pilot conducted a forced landing on an unnamed lake with no injuries or damage. While in descent the pilot attempted to restart the engine without success. The operator is examining the aircraft.
2001-05-31: UPDATE Maintenence and Manufacturing reported that they spoke with Air Mikisew maintenance on this matter. Upon notification, a company AME was dispatched to the site. A full powerplant inspection was conducted with no fault found in the fuel distribution system. A differential check was completed with no fault found.Investigation of the aircraft fuel storage revealed that the R/H tank was dry, with the L/H tank at 1/4 content. The fuel selector was found to be set to BOTH. The aircraft had additional fuel added on-site, a maintenance release was accomplished, and flew to base. The opinion expressed by the company was that the engine stoppage was caused by blowing a fuel tank, and a air re-start was not possible in the given time prior to the forced landing.

Details


CADORS Number 2001C0536
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2001-05-27 - 21:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYPY
Aerodrome Name FORT CHIPEWYAN AB (CYPY)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 7 NM N of Fort Chipewyan
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0122
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Fuel related
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GVQU | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner AIR MIKISEW LTD
Operator AIR MIKISEW LTD. (1733) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
CESSNA
Model A185F
Year Built 1978
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make TELEDYNE CONTINENTAL
Engine Model  Silhouette image of IO-520-D
IO-520-D
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fuel - starvation,Forced landing,Engine - malfunction

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