Incident at Calgary, Alberta


1997-03-04: Immediately after departure, the pilot of AAL 1924, declared an emergency due to failure of the left engine and returned to land on runway 16 with CFR on standby. During the landing, the brakes overheated, resulting in the aircraft being isolated off the apron for cool-down. Several departures and arrivals were delayed by the event. UPDATE: The MD80 was on initial climb departing Calgary when the No. 1 engine had a contained failure of the turbine. Priority handling was requested for an immediate return, and the aircraft landed without incident. ERS were called out, and the aircraft checked for fire before taxiing to the ramp. Maintenance reported a blade on the fourth stage turbine failed.


CADORS Number 1997C0128
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-02-28 - 22:50
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Calgary, Alberta
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Make  Silhouette image of MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Model MD-80 SERIES
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number AAL 1924
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure

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