Incident at Halifax Intl


1999-09-15: ACA602 DC9 declared an emergency due to shutdown of left engine as a result of Low Oil Pressure. Flight landed safely. Minor delay to 1 other aircraft. TSB evaluating. UPDATE: Shortly after the Air Canada DC9 departed from Montreal on a scheduled flight to Halifax, the flight crew noticed at cruising altitude the left engine oil quantity was indicating zero . After completing the oil quantity quick reference handbook drill the crew selected to continue to its destination. During descent into Halifax the left engine oil pressure warning light illuminated and the oil pressure indicated less than 35 psi, minimum required.The crew carried out the low oil pressure drill, shutdown the left engine and declared an emergency and landed safely. Maintenance staff discovered that the left oil engine driven pump seal had leaked. Pump seal replaced , ground run performed and aircraft returned to service. TSB file # A99A0124


CADORS Number 1999A0505
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-09-10 - 13:21
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Halifax Intl
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
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR CANADA (5262) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Model DC 9
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ACA602
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine oil problem,Engine shut down

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