Incident at Norman Wells, NWT


1997-07-29: BFL 528 was inbound to Norman Wells, when the crew advised FSS that they were 33 miles east and shutting down one engine. The a/c landed at Norman Wells at 2005Z without incident. Maintenance reports that the crew observed an increase in propellor RPM and they were concerned that the prop might have become uncontrollable, so they secured the engine as a precaution. Inspection on the ground showed metal fragments in the oil screen which likely interfered with the propellor governor and pitch control. The engine was within 20 hours of overhaul anyway, so the company is doing an engine change.


CADORS Number 1997C0496
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-07-28 - 19:44
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Norman Wells, NWT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GTPO | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Model C46F
Year Built 1944
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number BFL 528
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine shut down

Leave a Comment