January 18, 2000
Incident at Fredericton NB
ARN854 DH8 rejected take - off due to Auto Feather not arming. ARN854 came back to ramp and did some checks and contacted Maintenance. ARN854 departed for Moncton at 1629z No other aircraft inconvenienced. NIL TSB UPDATE: After rejected take-off (auto feather failed to arm), flight crew consulted with maintenance and the MEL, which allowed the flight to continue to maintenance base. En route, landed in Moncton (part of normal legs). While in Moncton flight crew raised snag regarding a low pressure caution light. A maintenance crew went to Moncton to clear the low pressure snag and also checked the autofeather system. Results of the check on the autofeather system was "no fault found" - system was in normal operation and was cleared by maintenance. "suspect" the autofeather system snag may have been a temperature related issue, but no evidence to this suspicion. End.
January 11, 2000
Incident at Fredericton NB
ARN854 DH8 landing Fredericton reported Shutdown one engine and requested CFR on stand by for landing. No emergency declared. Flight landed without further incident. TSB Case Closed. Update: Maintenance discovered Oil on the cowling and nacelle area. The leak was isolated to the Oil Cooler P/N 28E99-7. There was no obvious crack present on the surface of the Oil Cooler. However the AME suspected a crack was present on the Oil Cooler Core. The unit was replaced. The engine inspected and ground run before the aircraft was reurned to service. The Oil Cooler had accumulated 9097 cycles to a total of 10973 hours since new and has been sent to the vendor for repair. TSB File # A00A0003 Update: Low oil was reported causing decision to shut engine down. Upon investigation, it was a bad oil cooler (blew). Replacement was carried out. Company unable to find any evidence that there is a significant trend involved regarding the cooler in question. SDR has been submitted. Report on file with MAH Moncton.
May 15, 1999
Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (ATS operating irregularity)
Two aircraft: APZ580 (CVLT), IFR from Dorval (CYUL) to Rouyn-Noranda (CYUY), and ARN854 (DH8A), IFR from CYUL to Moncton (CYQM). On take-off from Dorval Airport (CYUL), the prescribed IFR separation (3 NM) was not maintained between the two aircraft. Deux aéronefs: APZ580 (CVLT), IFR de Dorval (CYUL) vers Rouyn-Noranda (CYUY) et ARN854 (DH8A), IFR de CYUL vers Moncton (CYQM). Lors du décollage de l'aéroport de Dorval (CYUL), la séparation IFR prescrite (3nm) n'a pas été respectée entre les deux aéronefs.
November 15, 1999
Incident at Moncton
ARN854 DH8A enroute Fredericton to Moncton reported bird strikes while landing on runway 11 in Moncton. Snowbirds found and no other operational impact . Nil TSB
October 20, 1999
Incident at 15 Miles NE Yarmouth NS
ARN854 DH8 declared an Emergency 15 miles North East of Yarmouth due to Smoke in the cockpit. Flight requested CFR to be standing by on Arrival. Aircraft landed safely 1755z. TSB Case Closed.
May 6, 1999
Incident at Halifax Intl
ARN854 DH8 after departure reported an unspecified problem and returned to Halifax Intl without further incident. Nil TSB Update : Weight on wheels ( W.O.W.) caution light "on" after take-off. Maintenance could not duplicate snag in hangar. Aircraft returned to service , no further faults.