Incident at NE of Iqaluit, NWT


1997-07-29: CNICE 03, a DHC-7 owned by Transport Canada and operated by First Air, was on an ice patrol flight from Iqaluit to Pond Inlet with a crew of 3, when the crew shut down number 4 engine. The crew advised ATC that they were returning to Iqaluit, where the a/c landed at 1511Z without further incident. The crew did not declare an emergency, did not request ERS equipment, and did not require priority handling. UPDATE During the flight, the crew noticed the T5 temperature gauge was indicating high temperature on number 4 engine, so to avoid damage to the engine, the crew shut it down. After returning to Iqaluit, maintenance checked the system and found that the gauge would read normal on start-up, but after running up the engine, it would read 250 degrees higher than normal. The engine was not in fact overheating, so the temperature gauge was replaced and the a/c was returned to service.


CADORS Number 1997C0491
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-07-27 - 14:40
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, NE of Iqaluit, NWT
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GCFR | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Government Of Canada, Department Of Transport
Operator FIRST AIR (107) State
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 7 150
Year Built 1985
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine shut down

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