ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72723
Last updated: 26 May 2013
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Narrative:The Gippsland GA8 aircraft, registration C-GNWL departed Poplar River and was en route to Berens River. The aircraft had just begun cruise flight at 3,500 feet when the engine (Lycoming IO-540) began to vibrate. The pilot elected to return to Poplar River with power on, where the aircraft landed safely. The operator advised that one of the propeller (Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BF) blades (F84-75R) had completely fractured approximately 10 inches from the tip. The vibration induced from the imbalance resulted in substantial damage to the engine area and mount.
Gippsland GA-8 Airvan
|C/n / msn:|| GA8-04-050|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||Poplar River, MB -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Poplar River, MB|
|Destination airport:||Berens River, MB|
||Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]|
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