Incident at Whitehorse, YT

Summary

1999-04-19: The pilot of C-GXFB, a commercially-registered Helio H295, departed Whitehorse on a VFR flight to Silver City and a short time later advised Tower that he was returning due to an oil pressure problem. The a/c landed safely at 2231Z with ERS on standby. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE M. & M. reported that the a/c was on its first flight of the season and after departure, the pilot noticed the oil pressure fluctuating, so he decided to return to the airport. An AMO inspected the engine and it is suspected that the oil pressure relief seal had a small piece of contamination stick on the seat for a short time, which caused the fluctuation. The engine has bee run up several times with no recurrence of the problem.

Details


CADORS Number 1999C0251
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-04-08 - 22:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Whitehorse, YT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Commercial
Make HELIO
Model H295
Year Built 1966
Engine Type Reciprocating
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 oil problem

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