Accident at WHITECOURT AB (CYZU)

Summary

2003-02-25: TSB reported that C-FVGX, a Cessna 150 which was on a VFR flight from Calgary to Whitecourt, ran out of fuel. The pilot did a forced approach on the Athabasca River but hit a 3 foot snowdrift, nosed over and inverted. Before departure, the aircraft was running 25 minutes on the ground. It was reported that the left tank was dry but the right showed 1/3 full. Endurance for the Cessna 150 is 4 to 4 1/2 hours with full tanks. Upon arrival over Whitecourt, the pilot did a circuit and then wanted to take another look at the town, so he decided to do a second circuit. It was on the 2nd circuit that the engine quit. There were no injuries to the two occupants.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0255
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-02-24 - 23:45
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYZU
Aerodrome Name WHITECOURT AB (CYZU)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 5-8 NM N of Whitecourt
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 27797
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Fuel related
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
CESSNA
Model 150G
Year Built 1966
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make TELEDYNE CONTINENTAL
Engine Model  Silhouette image of O-200-A
O-200-A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Forced landing,Fuel - exhaustion,Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction

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