Incident at SHOAL LAKE MB (Water) (CKB9)


2001-08-23: The pilot of C-FRMT, a float-equipped Cessna 180, was over the south end of Lake Manitoba enroute to Petersfield from Shoal Lake when the aircraft engine began to run very rough. The pilot reduced power as much as possible to a point where altitude could not be maintained. The engine continued to run extremely rough. The pilot declared an emergency and applied carburator heat, at which time he heard a loud backfire which also blew a cowling access panel off it's hinges. After that, the engine began to run smoothly and the pilot cancelled the emergency. The pilot returned to Shoal Lake to check the fuel and carburetor. He landed at 0036Z and departed at 0041Z for his destination and experienced no further problems.
2001-08-30: UPDATE TSB reported that the Cessna 180C was en route to Petersfield when the engine (Lycoming 0-470) began to sputter and lose power. The pilot reduced engine power and applied carburetor heat. A few seconds later, the engine backfired and engine power was restored. The pilot diverted the aircraft back to Shoal Lake for inspection, where he inspected the engine, ran it up and found no discrepencies. The aircraft then resumed operation and flew to Petersfield. The trip was uneventful and the aircraft landed safely.


CADORS Number 2001C1062
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-08-23 - 00:25
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CKB9
Aerodrome Name SHOAL LAKE MB (Water) (CKB9)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Shoal Lake
TSB Occurrence Number A01C0199
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 17257
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FRMT | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 180A
Year Built 1957
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model  Silhouette image of O-470-R
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 Diversion,Engine - malfunction

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