2003-02-17: Ultra Light IYBR was on a training flight and reported 7 E of Brandon inbound for landing and experiencing engine power surges. Airport Advisory was given. At approximately 1 mile north of the airport the aircraft experienced a total loss of power causing a forced landing in a field. The pilot reported no injuries and minor damage (bent undercarriage). Emergency personnel were advised and dispatched. The aircraft operator was advised. TSB are investigating. Ice crystals were found in the fuel filter.
2003-03-10: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the PRM advised that the machine has been repaired (minor damage). The fuel tank now has a quick drain and larger inline fuel filter installed. Fuel mixing and filtering procedures have been reviewed with ops personnel involved to further ensure fuel quality.
2003-02-18: The Brandon Flying Club Challenger II/A ultralight aircraft, IYBR, was being used for a training flight in the vicinity of the Brandon Airport. The instructor and student were conducting upper air work training and they were approximately 7 miles north of the airport when the aircraft engine (Rotax 503) began to surge. The instructor took control, advised Brandon FSS that they were experiencing a surging engine and that they were returning to the airport. When the aircraft was approximatley two miles away from the airport, the engine stopped completely. The instructor conducted a forced landing to a stubble field, approximatley one and on-half miles north of Runway 14 in Brandon. After landing, the instructor radioed Brandon FSS to advise that they had put down in the field. Emergency Services and City Ambulance servies were dispatched. The instructor and the student were not injured. The aircraft incurred some bending damage to the landing gear. After landing, the instructor reported that ice crystals had blocked the fuel filter.
2003-02-18: M & M reported that preliminary information on forced landing resulted in repairable (minor) damage to main & nose gear. There was nil injuries. Maintenance investigation discovered that the fuel filter was plugged and inspection of fuel tank revealed contaminated fuel. Engine uses an auto fuel and oil mixture (2 cycle engine). The fuel tank does not have a drain bung. Fuel handling/mixing duties are carried out by operational personnel. Information as received form the person responsible for maintenance for the Brandon Flying Club.


CADORS Number 2003C0219
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-02-16 - 20:27
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYBR
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Brandon Muni
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 27661
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Ultralight
 Silhouette image of Ultralight
Canadian Registration IYBR | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator BRANDON FLYING CLUB (740) Private
Year Built 2001
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of BOMBARDIER ROTAX
Engine Model  Silhouette image of RECIPROCATING
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Minor
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear,Forced landing,Engine failure

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