Incident at Yellowknife, NT


1997-11-13: Prior to engine start, and after the 23 passengers had boarded, the crew attempted to start the Janitrol heater. The heater failed to start and shortly thereafter, it indicated a Janitrol fire. The appropriate drill was carried out and the passengers were quickly deplaned. There was no reported damage to the a/c. UPDATE Maintenance determined that the overtemperature indication was caused by a sub-standard ventilation blower. The lack of cooling around the heater can after ignition caused the protection system to engage by generating an overheat condition. There was no evidence of a fire and the smoke seen emitting from the exhaust was a normal by-product of combustion.


CADORS Number 1997C0710
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-10-08 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Yellowknife, NT
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GJVN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator FIRST AIR Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of HAWKER SIDDELEY
Model HS 748 2A
Year Built 1967
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 Parked
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning)

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