Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

Summary

2005-01-20: C-FQWP, a PA-31 Navajo, was inbound to La Ronge when the pilot advised that the left engine was running poorly and then declared an emergency. Emergency services were advised. C-FQWP landed without incident. TSB reported that the pilot of Transwest Piper PA 31-325 Navajo, C-FQWP, aborted his landing into Lionel Lake, Saskatchewan due to poor visibility conditions. On the return to La Ronge, the left engine began to surge with an associated loss of manifold pressure. Due to the reduced engine power, light icing and poor weather conditions en route, the crew declared an emergency. The aircraft landed safely with emergency services on alert. The loss of engine power was traced to a stuck turbocharger wastegate valve.

Details


CADORS Number 2005C0155
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-01-19 - 20:15
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYVC
Aerodrome Name LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, La Ronge
TSB Occurrence Number A05C0015
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 52914-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Undershoot/overshoot,System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Icing
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FQWP | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner TRANSWEST AIR LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, BY ITS GENERAL PARTNERS, 101008427 SASKA (TCHEWAN LTD.
Operator TRANSWEST AIR (12508) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
Model PA31 325
Year Built 1974
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model TIO-540-F2BD
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number TW
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction,Weather - visibility,Declared emergency/priority,Weather - icing,Overshoot/missed approach

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