Incident at Yellowknife, NT


1999-04-15: NWL 126, a Cessna Caravan, departed Yellowknife at 2001Z on an IFR flight plan to Delini and shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported having difficulty maintaining altitude. He advised that he was returning and the a/c landed safely at 2109Z with ERS on standby. The reason for the problem is not known at this time. Although the weather was reported as IMC at the time, the pilot did not mention that the problem was weather-related. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE M. & M. reported that the company stated that there were no mechanical problems with the a/c. After returning, the cargo was removed and re-weighed and the a/c was determined not to be overweight. Upon further inspection, it was found that the a/c had ice on the wings. The a/c was de-iced and departed without further incident. It is not known if there was ice on the wing surfaces prior to flight.


CADORS Number 1999C0265
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-04-13 - 21:04
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Yellowknife, NT
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 Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 208B
Year Built 1996
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number NWL 126
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction

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