Incident at 50 NM S of Yellowknife, NT (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)


2000-03-13: Shortly after departure from Yellowknife on a flight to Edmonton, the crew of the First Air B737 noticed a strong odor of fuel on the flight deck. Investigation revealed a fuel spill from an Allison C130 engine that was being transported as cargo on the upper deck of the combi flight. The company maintenance manager was on board as a passenger and assisted in cleaning up the fuel spill. Examination of the engine showed that the FCU was not installed and it is suspected that the fuel spilled from lines that had not been capped. The crew had not received any dangerous goods paperwork for the engine prior to departure and assumed the engine was dry. There was no damage and the fuel leak was contained. OPI - Commercial and Business Aviation (Dangerous Goods) UPDATE CBA reported that the file was transferred to Enforcement and the matter has been closed after a finding against the operator.


CADORS Number 1999C0484
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-06-19 - 17:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 50 NM S of Yellowknife, NT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Other,Aerodrome
Events Dangerous goods/hazardous materials

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GNWI | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator FIRST AIR Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 737 210C
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Turbo fan
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 Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction

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