Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)


1997-02-05: The Cessna 650 was planned IFR out of St. John's for Washington and immediately after departure reported a problem with the Yaw Damper. The crew requested to return to St.John's where they landed without further incident at 0005z. No assistance required. TSB closed. UPDATE: After landing the crew was asked by company maintenance to carry out a ground run with the rudder bias system selected off. When the aircraft was ground run the crew was unable to duplicate the problem. Maintenance suspects that there may have been some contamination in the form of moisture which froze and blocked off the bleed orifice in the drain line from the rudder bias system. This would have caused back pressure in the system and the problem the crew encountered.


CADORS Number 1997A0046
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-02-03 - 23:59
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYYT
Aerodrome Name ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, St.John's Airport.
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 650
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number N2606
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Flight control systems (ailerons, rudder, rotors, flaps, main, tail)

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