Accident at THE PAS MB (CYQD)


2005-01-14: UPDATE TSB reported that the North Country Air Services Cessna A185F, C-GIAL, departed Grand Rapids MB, on a caribou survey flight, with the pilot and two Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) employees on board. Approximately one hour and fifteen minutes into the flight, at an altitude of 400 to 500 feet agl, the engine emitted a loud bang followed by a slight vibration and a complete loss of power. The pilot turned the aircraft towards a swampy snow-covered clearing, pumped the wheel skis part-way down, and extended partial flap to slow the aircraft just before landing. The forced landing resulted in damage to the propeller and wing leading edges. The occupants were not injured. A radio call to MNR resulted in a helicopter being dispatched which successfully recovered the occupants to Grand Rapids. The aircraft has yet to be recovered from the site.
2005-01-11: The pilot of C-GIAL, a Cessna 185, conducted a forced landing 73 NM south of Grand Rapids, MB due to oil pressure problems. There were no injuries to the three occupants on board. TSB will contact the company.


CADORS Number 2005C0059
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2005-01-10 - 19:42
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQD
Aerodrome Name THE PAS MB (CYQD)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 73 NM SE of The Pas
TSB Occurrence Number A05C0008
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 52647-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GIAL | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator NORTH COUNTRY AIR SERVICE (10278) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185F
Year Built 1980
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model  Silhouette image of IO-520-D
Gear Type Land & Ski
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Minor
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Propeller/rotor strike,Forced landing,Engine failure

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