Accident at Hines Lake, Newfoundland


2005-09-15: C-FEBV PA20 departed Howley, NL for a local flight with one crew member and one passenger. 25 minutes after departure the engine failed and the pilot conducted a force landing at Hines Lake. Aircraft was heavily damaged. Pilot had a portable ELT but did not activate it as no one was injured. Pilot and passenger were able to walk out from the crash site. TSB Case Closed
2005-09-16: TSB Update A05A0119: The privately registered Piper Pacer PA20-135X departed Howley NL on a local pleasure flight. Approximately 25 minutes after departure the pilot was climbing from 200 feet AGL over a hill top in the vicinity of Hines lake when the engine (Continental O-290-D2 Serial # 53782X) began to run rough. The pilot applied carb heat and switched magnetos and fuel tanks in an effort to clear the rough running enginel; however, the engine stopped running. The pilot force landed the aircraft into trees. The aircraft was substantially damaged but the pilot and the passenger were uninjured. The aircraft was not equipped with a fixed ELT. A portable unit which was available was not activated. Both individuals walked for two hours from the accident site back to Howley. The air temperature at the time was 17 degrees Celsius with a dew point of 10.1. According to the Carburettor Icing Graph (avation grade fuel) this temperature and dew point combination lies withing the serious icing range. The aircraft was operated on MOGAS which the pilot filtered during refuelling. Due to its higher volatility, MOGAS is more prone to cause the formation of carburettor ice


CADORS Number 2005A0637
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-09-14 - 20:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Hines Lake, Newfoundland
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 60825-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

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 PIPER
Model PA20 135 X
Year Built 1953
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model O-290-D2 X
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Forced landing

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