Incident at Fort McMurray, Alberta


1996-12-10: Shortly after take off, the crew of the De Havilland DHC-8 noted a strong smell of smoke in the cabin. The lavatory smoke alarm activiated. The bleed 2 caution light illuminated and the No. 2 smoke alarm activated. A flight attendant reported a visual indication of smoke or mist in the cabin. The bleed 2 system was selected off, and conditions appeared to improve. The flight crew notified ATC, requesting a return to Fort McMurray. As the situation was controlled, an emergency was not declared, and the crew did not request the CFR services. The flight landed at Fort McMurrary without further incident. The crew will be checked out by medical personnel in Fort McMurray. UPDATE: Company maintenance determined that the air condition pack valve was stuck in the full hot position. The aircraft was flown to Calgary where the valve was replaced.


CADORS Number 1996C0486
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-11-14 - 15:12
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Fort McMurray, Alberta
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FADJ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 8 102
Year Built 1992
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning)

Leave a Comment