Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

Summary

1996-08-28: The pilot (of C-GFOB) was conducting an engine run-up in the holding bay by Runway 08 at the Toronto (City Centre) Airport (CYTZ). The pilot asked ATC staff if he could taxi back to the apron due to a strange light coming off the rear of the port nacelle. Ground control advised the pilot to request assistance if necessary. The pilot parked the aircraft and was performing checks on the engine when he noticed flames coming out of the port nacelle. The fire hall was notified and responded. The entire nacelle was foamed and the fire extinguished. The fire crew could not distinguish what actually caused the fire or what was burning but mentioned that the oil cap was loose. It was noted that it didn't appear as though the actual engine caught fire and damage seemed to be minimal. Ops. impact -- none. Five (5) S.O.B. -- no injuries.

Details


CADORS Number 1996O0361
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-08-27 - 02:20
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYTZ
Aerodrome Name TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region,
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Fire/smoke (non-impact)
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
Model PA23 250
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model IO-540-C4B5
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire - engine,Declared emergency/priority,Fire/smoke (warning)

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