Accident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
2005-02-17: TSB Update A05A0020: The solo student pilot was practising power-off stalls at 3500 feet in C-GMFF, a Diamond Katana DA-20-C1, 20 NM East of the Moncton airport. On the third power-off stall recovery the pilot attempted to advance the throttle lever, but the handle resisted forward movement. Manipulating the throttle lever did not have any effect on the engine RPM which remained at idle (approximately 1000 RPM). When the pilot released the throttle lever it would spring back to the idle position. The pilot contacted Moncton tower, declared a Mayday, and informed ATC of his intention to force land. During the approach the pilot secured the engine, shut off the fuel, and activated the ELT. The aircraft was then landed on a snow covered field. During the rollout the nose wheel dug in and the aircraft pitched onto its nose before coming to rest upright. The pilot evacuated the aircraft with the ELT and fire extinguisher in hand. The pilot was uninjured and rescue personnel were on the scene minutes after the event. The aircraft was substantially damaged. The throttle cable servo rod end bearing was found to be seized, which prevented any movement of the attached arm and the associated butterfly valve. The rod end, P/N HF3M was removed and sent to the TSB Engineering Branch for examination.
2005-02-15: C-GMFF DV20 crashed in a snow covered field approximately 20 miles east of Moncton (CYQM). Pilot on a solo practice walked away from the incident without injuries. Damage to the aircraft limited to the firewall forward.
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