2003-07-04: Update Maintenance and Manufacturing - 2003-06-30 - The Director of Maintenance reported that No. 3 piston experienced a failure of its aluminum side during cruise flight, resulting in engine power loss and rough operation. The piston failure caused the crankcase to become pressurized forcing oil out the crankcase breather tube. Oil pressure was eventually lost resulting in the engine stoppage in flight. An emergency landing ensued with no further damage.
2003-06-26: C-GZKI, a Cessna152, on a local VFR flight, experienced a loss of oil pressure followed by a rough running engine and then an engine failure. There was an Instructor and Student on board. The aircraft conducted a successful Forced Approach and Landing to a secondary highway within the Gander community boundary. There was no additional damage to the aircraft. The pilot immediately prior to landing informed Gander Tower of the problem. TSB - A03A0073 - More to Follow
2003-06-27: TSB - Update - 2003-06-27 - A03A0073: The C152 was on an instructional flight in the vicinity of Gander airport when the aircraft engine started to run rough (Lycoming O-235). The crew set up for a Forced Approach on a secondary highway, and advised Gander ATC that they would be conducting a precautionary landing. Just prior to touchdown the engine quit. The aircraft landed safely on the road and Emergency response personnel were sent to the site. After landing a long streak of oil was noted on the underside of the aircraft. The company will be sending a technical report to the TSB on the cause of the engine problem.


CADORS Number 2003A0354
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-06-25 - 16:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQX
Aerodrome Name GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Gander
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0073
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 30185
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GZKI | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model  Silhouette image of 152
Year Built 1977
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model  Silhouette image of O-235-L2C
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Engine oil problem,Forced landing,Engine - malfunction

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