Incident at INUVIK / MIKE ZUBKO NT (CYEV)

Summary

2003-08-26: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the aircraft is sitting on a lake 146 nautical miles northeast of Inuvik. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged in the forced landing. This was the first flight of this aircraft since it was added to their AOC. During the flight, engine rpm started to drop rapidly so the pilot put the aircraft down as fast as he could. The engine seized and it was noted that metal was coming from the prop shaft area. It may take some time to recover this aircraft due to its location. Also, it was reported that there are no trees available in this area large enough to construct a suitable tripod to support the engine. The company will be submitting an SDR. The PRM has been told to let Transport Canada know when and where the engine will be torn down as they may decide to witness it.
2003-08-13: The pilot of C-FFHC, a DHC-2 Beaver, was 10 NM northeast of Inuvik when an engine failure resulted in a forced landing on a lake. He was able to relay a message to an overflying a/c that he needed assistance. The company will send an AME to the site to examine the engine and carry out whatever repair/replacement is required. The cause of the engine problem is not known at this time.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C1136
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transport Canada
Occurred At 2003-08-12 - 23:38
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYEV
Aerodrome Name INUVIK / MIKE ZUBKO NT (CYEV)
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 146 NM NE of Inuvik
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transport Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FFHC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner BEAU DEL AIR LTD.
Operator BEAU DEL AIR LTD. (6394) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 2 MKI
Year Built 1948
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
Engine Model  Silhouette image of R-985-AN-14B
R-985-AN-14B
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Forced landing

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