Incident at Calgary, Alberta


1997-03-17: The crew of KFA 120, a B727, declared an emergency shortly after take off due to a fire indication in the number three engine. The aircraft landed on runway 34 at 1715Z. There was no fire, ERS was called out. Four other flights were delayed CDN904, QXE2732, ACA760 and CDR1305. UPDATE: As the Boeing 727 was climbing through 400 feet AGL the No. 3 engine parameters indicated decreasing EPR and increasing N1 and EGT. The engine fire warning activiated immediately thereafter and the flight crew completed an engine fire drill and secured the No. 3 engine. The fire warning extinguished and the fire bottles were not discharged. The aircraft returned to Calgary and landed without further incident. ERS was requested. Maintenance reports a 13th stage bleed air duct had ruptured.


CADORS Number 1997C0148
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-03-12 - 17:03
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 Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GOKF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 727 214
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number KFA120
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning),Declared emergency/priority

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