July 21, 2006

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

The crew of TKR 505, a Tracker, reported 20 miles northwest of Prince Albert inbound with a feathered engine. CFR was declined and the aircraft landed safely at 0005z. Two other aircraft were inconvenienced by approximately 2 minutes. TSB will contact the operator.
UPDATE TSB reported that TKR 505, a Saskatchewan Government Northern Air Ops CS2F-2 Tracker, C-GEQD, was conducting fire suppression activities when, during a bombing run, the pilot noticed the left engine begin to backfire. The pilot returned Prince Albert and shut down the Wright 1820 engine en route. Maintenance personel traced the backfire to a broken push rod tube tip on the #1 cylinder exhaust valve.

June 5, 2000

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

TKR 5 and TKR 6, 2 Grumman Tracker a/c (C-GEQD and C-GEQE), were inbound to Prince Albert Airport (YPA) at 2120Z and both aircraft had one engine shut down. CFR was called at 2122Z and arrived at 2131Z. TKR 5 landed safely at 2132Z and TKR 6 circled until TKR 5 was towed off Runway 08. TKR 6 landed safely at 2147Z and was also towed off the runway. Initial information from the TSB is that C-GEQE had a failure of the number 1 cylinder of the right engine and C-GEQD showed evidence of metal particles in an oil screen in the left engine. Both of the problematic engines will be replaced. (for TKR5 C-GEQD see CADORS 2000C0474) OPI - System Safety

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

TKR 5 and TKR 6, 2 Grumman Tracker a/c (C-GEQD and C-GEQE), were inbound to Prince Albert Airport (YPA) at 2120Z and both aircraft had one engine shut down. CFR was called at 2122Z and arrived at 2131Z. TKR 5 landed safely at 2132Z and TKR 6 circled until TKR 5 was towed off Runway 08. TKR 6 landed safely at 2147Z and was also towed off the runway. Initial information from the TSB is that C-GEQE had a failure of the number 1 cylinder of the right engine and C-GEQD showed evidence of metal particles in an oil screen in the left engine. Both of the problematic engines will be replaced. (for TKR6 C-GEQE see CADORS 2000C1260) OPI - System Safety

July 23, 1999

Incident at Prince Albert, SK

Tanker 5, a DHC Tracker, reported 20 miles east of Prince Albert inbound with the right engine shut down. The a/c landed safely on Runway 26 with ERS on standby. The crew was able to taxi off the runway onto Taxiway C where they shut down and had the a/c towed to the ramp. The reason for the engine shutdown is not known. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE TSB reported that THE DE HAVILLAND CS2F-2, C-GEQD, WAS INBOUND TO PRINCE ALBERT ON A FIRE-CONTROL FLIGHT WHEN THE PILOT RECEIVED A FIRE INDICATION ON THE RIGHT ENGINE. THE FIRE BOTTLE WAS DISCHARGED AND THE ENGINE WAS SHUT DOWN. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED SAFELY AND WAS ABLE TO CLEAR THE RUNWAY ONTO TO A TAXI RAMP. IT WAS THEN TOWED AWAY. FURTHER INSPECTION BY MAINTENANCE STAFF REVEALED THAT THERE WAS NO FIRE AND THAT A FAULTY WIRING HARNESSS SET OFF THE ALARM. UPDATE M. & M. reported that the fire warning system on the R/H Engine had been causing some problems (intermittent indications) prior to this incident. Following this incident the control box and element were changed. No further re-occurences were experienced.

June 9, 1996

Incident at La Ronge, Saskatchewan

The pilot of the Tracker CS2F-2, C-GEQD had experienced a false left engine fire warning light on a previous flight. Maintenance changed a fire detection loop and released the aircraft for a test flight. Shortly after take off, the pilot was alerted to a fire warning on the same engine. The pilot secured the engine and an uneventful landing was made in La Ronge. Maintenance discovered a second unserviceable fire detection loop. The aircraft has been repaired and returned to service.