Incident at SANDY BAY SK (CJY4)


2003-01-23: C-GPFK, a Piper Seneca, was on a VFR flight plan from Prince Albert to Lynn Lake with an ETA of 1815Z. The pilot called Winnipeg FIC enroute reporting an engine failure and that he was diverting to Sandy Bay at 1729Z. Sandy Bay RCMP was advised of the aircraft's ETA. The pilot later phoned Winnipeg FIR at 1754Z to advised that the aircraft had arrived. TSB later reported that the engine breather line froze and resulted in the engine stoppage. The a/c remains parked at Sandy Bay in the open until the weather warms and maintenance can work on the a/c. TSB reported that the pilot observed the right engine oil temperature indication increase. A short time later smoke was observed in the cockpit, and the passenger observed oil streaming from the right engine nacelle. The pilot turned off the cabin heat, shut down the right engine (Lycoming IO-360), feathered the propeller, and diverted to Sandy Bay without further incident. Maintenance staff found the right engine crankcase breather line had iced up, and that the engine oil had been forced out through the propeller seal. The company is waiting for warmer weather before they repair the aircraft.


CADORS Number 2003C0095
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-01-22 - 17:29
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CJY4
Aerodrome Name SANDY BAY SK (CJY4)
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Sandy Bay
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0018
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 27182
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GPFK | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator NATIONAL AVIATION CENTRE (11120) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA34 200
Year Built 1972
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model IO-360-C1E6
Gear Type Land
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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