Incident at CAMBRIDGE BAY NU (Water) (CJD7)


2003-07-23: Maintenance and Manufacturing advised that Company Maintenance inspected and cleaned the entire fuel system and found no faults. Extensive ground runs were carried out and no faults were detected in the operation of the powerplant. A maintenance check flight was performed and the aircraft operated per the TCDS requirements; the aircraft has been returned to service. The company feels it may have been the flight crew with a fuel selector selected to the wrong fuel tank and shortly after takeoff the engine failed due to fuel exhaustion.
2003-07-17: 0122UTC, the pilot of C-FGYN, a DHC-2 Beaver, called Cambridge Bay CARS to advise taxiing for departure at the waterbase. At 0127UTC, he called to request assistance from his company to de-plane the 4 passengers. Adlair Aviation later advised CARS that C-GFYN had an engine failure at 200 feet following takeoff. The pilot was forced to land on the ice. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged. The cause of the engine failure is not known.


CADORS Number 2003C0973
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-07-17 - 01:22
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CJD7
Aerodrome Name CAMBRIDGE BAY NU (Water) (CJD7)
Geographic Location Nunavut, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Cambridge Bay water base
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 30772
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FGYN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator ADLAIR AVIATION (1983) LTD. (3350) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 2 MKI
Year Built 1951
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model  Silhouette image of R-985-AN-14B
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Forced landing

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