Incident at Halifax


2000-02-15: 2000A0075. ARN826 DH8A departed Halifax for Deer Lake, reported a slight hydraulic problem. Aircraft burned off fuel and landed safely in Halifax. No assistance required. Nil TSB. Update: When landing gear retracted after take-off, #2 hydraulic engine driven pump caution light illuminated and #2 Main hydraulic pressure indication dropped to zero. Landing gear still retracted, although slower than normal. Once gear up and locked, hydraulic pressure came back up and caution light went out. Returned to Halifax as a precaution after fuel burn to max landing weight. When gear selected down, caution light again illuminated and went out after gear fully extended. Maintenance bled air from #2 hydraulic system and carried out ground checks. Hydraulic fluid quantities were sufficient and no leaks found. A test flight was conducted with no further problems. Aircraft returned to service.


CADORS Number 2000A0075
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2000-02-11 - 18:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Halifax
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GANS | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR NOVA INC. (5002) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 8 102
Year Built 1986
Engine Type Turbo prop
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Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Hydraulic problem

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