Incident at Halifax, N.S.


1998-02-18: While enroute from Halifax to St. John's, Nfld. the pilot reported an engine vibration, declared an emergency and requested clearance back to Halifax. Coincident with the engine vibration, the cabin crew reported flames emanating from the #4 engine. The fire handle was pulled but the crew did not get an indication of a fire extinguisher bottle discharge. Preliminary examination of the engine revealed that a failure of the first stage turbine had occurred. It was determined that the fire extinguisher had discharged, however a chafed wire in the overhead panel in the cockpit prevented the discharge light from illuminating. TSB case closed.


CADORS Number 1996A0503
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-04-30 - 02:16
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Halifax, N.S.
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GRNT | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR NOVA INC. (5002) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BRITISH AEROSPACE
Model BAE 146 200
Year Built 1989
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning),Engine - malfunction

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