Incident at Near Albany NS


2003-08-01: A Chinook II Ultralight aircraft was operating in the Albany NS area when the pilot recognized a reduction in power. In an attempt to fix the problem the pilot tried switching fuel tanks but was unable to restore power. The pilot chose a field to conduct a precautionary landing and found during the landing that the downslope of the field made it difficult to stop. The aircraft rolled out into trees at the end of the field damaging the aircraft and bending a wing. A search and rescue crew responded to the incident and arrived on scene. Injuries sustained were minor and included bruising. It was discovered that there was sufficient fuel in both fuel tanks. TSB investigating - More to Follow
2003-08-05: TSB - Update - 2003-08-04 - A03A0088: The Chinook advanced ultra light (C-IADE) was on a local pleasure flight in the Albany N.S. area when the engine (Rotax 582) experienced a reduction in power. The pilot switched fuel tanks but power was not restored. The pilot elected to conduct a forced landing in a field. The ultra light touched down on sloping terrain and the pilot could not stop before striking trees at the end of the landing roll. The pilot sustained a bruised shin and the ultra light received minor damage to one wing and torn fabric. The pilot advised that there was adequate fuel in both tanks and that he would be contacting TSB with more information on possible cause when available. RCMP and military SAR units responded.


CADORS Number 2003A0427
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2003-08-01 - 14:15
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Near Albany NS
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0088
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 31207
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Ultralight
 Silhouette image of Ultralight
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Year Built 2002
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of BOMBARDIER ROTAX
Engine Model  Silhouette image of RECIPROCATING
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Minor
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Engine - malfunction,Precautionary landing

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