Incident at Yellowknife, NWT


1997-08-20: C-FASC, a Dash 7 operated by Air Tindi, landed at Yellowknife with one of it's four engines shut down. The crew did not request assistance and landed without incident. More details will follow. UPDATE The a/c was on climbout from Deline, NWT with 3 people on board when the crew heard a loud bang from the number 3 engine, the torque decreased from 4400 to 3500 pounds and smoke entered the cabin. The pilot shut down the engine and the smoke dissipated. The flight returned to Yellowknife at 15,000 feet on three engines. The Tower controller was advised from 50 miles out and no priority handling was required.


CADORS Number 1997C0561
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-08-16 - 18:46
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Yellowknife, 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 FASC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 7 103
Year Built 1982
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine shut down

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