Incident at Rankin Inlet, NT


1999-03-08: Calm Air dispatch informed Rankin Inlet FSS that CAV 7790, a HS 748, was inbound with a hydraulic problem. The flight landed safely at 0037Z and an AME on board the a/c was able to fix the problem. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE TSB and M.& M. reported that the a/c was on a charter flight from Whale Cove to Rankin Inlet with 33 people on board. After takeoff, the crew observed the port hydraulic flow light illuminate and the system pressure was 1550 psi. Landing gear extension was normal and the light went out. The brakes were servicable, however the nosewheel steering system was not and the pressure was down to 500 psi. The crew called for ground transport for the passengers and remained on the runway, but shortly after they noticed the pressure buiding and the steering became servicable. The crew then taxied to the ramp without difficulty. Maintenance found that the hydraulic fluid was foaming so the AME bled air from the lines. The problem was attributed to -40 degree C ambient temperatures and the fact that the a/c had recently arrived from a warmer location.


CADORS Number 1999C0154
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-03-05 - 00:33
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Rankin Inlet, NT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GHSC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of HAWKER SIDDELEY
Model HS 748 2B
Year Built 1981
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number CAV 7790
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Hydraulic problem

Leave a Comment