Unfallbericht:The Britten Norman Islander was being loaded with avgas for a company flight from Elk Island, MB to Bolton Lake. Hazmat-trained personnel were transfering the fuel from a large stationary tank with a gasoline-powered pump to an approved tank in the aircraft. When the pump was shut off, it backfired and a small fireball ignited at the pump and traveled into the aircraft. A fire ensued, which consumed the aircraft. No personnel were in the aircraft and no-one was injured.
|Datum:||15 MRZ 2002|
|Zeit:||ca 20:00 UTC|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Britten-Norman BN-2A-7 Islander|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Bolton Lake Air Services|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Elk Island, MB (Kanada)
|Flugphase:|| Stehendes (STD)|
|Flug von:||Elk Island Airport, MB, Kanada|
|Flug nach:||Bolton Lake Airstrip, MB, Kanada|
» CADORS Number: 2002C0278
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Distance from Elk Island Airport, MB to Bolton Lake Airstrip, MB as the crow flies is 115 km (72 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.