Incident at Winnipeg, Manitoba


1997-05-27: The Canadair CL215 1A10, C-GMAF, was departing from Winnipeg on a test flight, the aircraft's initial flight of the year. After takeoff power was set and the aircraft was accelerating through 70 knots, the left engine RPM decreased suddenly. The crew rejected the takeoff, shut down the left engine, and returned to the ramp. Maintenance found that a faulty torque metering switch had sensed low engine torque and had activated the auto-feather system. The switch was replaced and the problem did not recur on subsequent flights. The operator has sent an SDR to TC.


CADORS Number 1997C0294
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-05-15 - 14:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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 GMAF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator State
Make  Silhouette image of CANADAIR
Model CL215 1A10
Year Built 1974
Engine Type Reciprocating
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 Electrical problem

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