Incident at Winnipeg, MB


1999-04-08: The Canadian Regional Airlines F28, with 4 crew and 27 passengers, was preparing to start engines for a scheduled flight to Thunder Bay. When the crew started the APU, oil from the unit apparently leaked into the ductwork for the environmental system of the cabin, causing smoke to appear in the cabin. The Captain requested that the passengers be deplaned, and the crew then conducted a ground run with the APU off, to clear the oil and smoke from the cabin. The passengers were re-boarded and the flight left for Thunder Bay. Shortly after takeoff, some smoke appeared in the cabin again, but dissipated quickly. The Captain asessed this to be the result of residual oil and he decided to continue the flight. The remainder of the flight was uneventful. Maintenance believes that a leaking APU seal allowed the release of oil into the ducting. The a/c has continued in service with the APU inoperative as allowed by the MEL and there have been no further incidents. The company will schedule the a/c to a location where where APU repairs can be done. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1999C0248
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-04-02 - 01:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Winnipeg, MB
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FTAV | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of FOKKER
Model F28 MK1000
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Turbo fan
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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