Incident at Moncton, N.B.


1996-05-21: Enroute from Halifax to Rimouski the engines experienced fuel pressure and power fluctuations. When the pilot was unable to rectify the problem he declared an emergency and diverted to Moncton.On final approach the left engine stopped. The pilot landed without further incident with ERS on standby. The aircraft had arrived in Halifax two days prior to the occurrence and was parked outside on the ramp with minimal fuel in the tanks. The aircraft was refuelled the afternoon of the occurrence. Fuel icing is suspected as the cause of the problem. TSB case closed. UPDATE - When the company maintenance engineer inspected the aircraft fuel system he found that the fuel supply lines between the fuel tanks and the selector valves were blocked with what he described as slush. The AME flushed the fuel lines, cleaned the fuel filters and sumped the fuel tanks until all traces of water was removed. A ground run was then carried out and all fuel selector positions were selected to ensure correct operation before returning the aircraft to service. TSB case closed.


CADORS Number 1995A0213
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-02-12 - 22:40
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Moncton, N.B.
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Reported By
Categories Fuel related

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GZAS | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR SATELLITE INC. (235) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 402B
Year Built 1974
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Engine Model
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fuel management

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