1996-08-02: The crew of N187US started up the no. 2 engine when a fire ignited because of unburnt fuel in the tail pipe which caused flames to shoot rearward some 8 feet. Maintenance suspect igniter problems. The starting was discontinued. The aircraft is still on the ground in Churchill. UPDATE: Maintenance personel in Calgary traced the engine problem to a fault with the flow divider, which was replaced. The flap problem was traced to a flap control torque limiter which was causing the flaps to lock up. All four flap torque limiters were replaced. The old -9 torque limiters were replaced as per a BAE service letter with an upgraded - 11 torque limiter. The operator has experienced similiar problems with the old -9 torque limiters and will be informing the Civil Aviation Authroirities in Dublin, Ireland.


CADORS Number 1996C0248
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-07-07 - 16:07
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYYQ
Aerodrome Name CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, CHURCHILL, MANITOBA
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United States of America
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator CITY JET Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BRITISH AEROSPACE
Model BAE 146 200A
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number N187US
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning)

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