Accident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

Summary

2001-08-10: UPDATE TSB reported that the homebuilt Baines E.B.Jenny was on final approach at Red Deer when the pilot heard a ratcheting sound, followed by a racing engine. He reduced power, set up a forced approach and declared an emergency, to which AFF responded. The aircraft encountered tall grass during the forced landing and sustained substantial damage to the landing gear, propellor, cowling, radiator and upper left front wing spar. On disassembly of the propellor speed reduction unit (PSRU), it was discovered that two of the three bolts holding the lower sprocket to the shaft had come loose and the third had then sheared, causing loss of drive continuity. The ratcheting sound is believed to be caused by the loose bolts contacting the front bearing retainer bolts after the third bolt sheared. The pilot/owner intends to incorporate safety wired bolts on the PSRU in order to prevent recurrence of this accident. The builder has utilized a Suzuki automotive S10 engine and the aircraft has flown about 50 hours since manufacture.
2001-08-07: C-GCLU, a homebuilt Baines E.B. Jenny, was arriving at Red Deer on a flight from Lacombe, AB when the engine quit. The aircraft landed short of Runway 16 and overturned. The 2 occupants suffered minor injuries and the aircraft is presumed to have suffered substantial damage.

Details


CADORS Number 2001C0963
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-08-04 - 00:06
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID CYQF
Aerodrome Name RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0195
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 16874
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Loss of control - ground
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make BAINES
Model E.B. JENNY
Year Built 1999
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make SUZUKI
Engine Model 3CYL FI TURBO
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built Yes
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Engine - malfunction,Overturn,Forced landing

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