Incident at Yellowknife, NT


1999-09-29: BUF 168, a DC-3, was in the takeoff roll on Runway 15 at Yellowknife when the crew aborted, possibly due to an engine malfunction. One other a/c was slightly delayed during the occurrence. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE M. & M. reported that the flight crew heard the left engine popping (afterfire or backfire) on take-off and RPM indication was showing about 300 RPM low. The takeoff was aborted as a precautionary measure and the aircraft returned for maintenance. The maintenance department found one intake valve setting to be below minimum clearance values and this was adjusted. The aircraft was ground and air tested and the tachometer generator was replaced due to low RPM indication in flight. The aircraft was again tested and found to be serviceable.


CADORS Number 1999C0829
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-09-27 - 23:07
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],Abrupt manoeuvre

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GWIR | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DOUGLAS
Model DC3C
Year Built 1942
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number BUF 168
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction,Rejected take-off

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