2001-01-08: LAL8307 B1900 departing St. Anthony for Goosebay in contact with Gander ACC, advised a strong fuel odour throughout the aircraft and declaring an emergency. Crew requested to return to St. Anthony with CFR on standby. On short final advised St. Anthony FSS they had smoke in cockpit and aircraft landed safely at 15:20.
2001-01-15: Maintenance & Manufacturing follow-up: Jan 8, 2001. The initial report from Lab Air is that a vent blower in the belly of the aircraft failed, they will follow-up with a more detailed report in the next day or so.
2001-02-01: TSB Update. A01A0003: LAL8307, a B1900 had departed St. Anthony for Goose Bay and, on initial contact with Gander ACC, reported an odour of fumes in the cockpit and cabin of the aircraft. The crew then declared an emergency and requested and received a clearance to return to St. Anthony. On short final, the crew reported smoke in the cockpit; the aircraft landed safely at 1150 NST without further incident. The aircraft remained on the runway until CFR completed an external inspection for smoke or fire and upon completion, the aircraft taxied to the gate. Maintenance inspection revealed that the vent blower for the air conditioning system had seized. This was the second time that the operator had experienced this problem with the B1900, which also resulted in fumes and smoke. The vent blower system was secured in accordance with the minimum equipment list and the aircraft was returned to service without further incident. Upon returning to the maintenance base at Goose Bay, the vent blower and a blown fuse were replaced and the defective vent blower was returned to the manufacturer for overhaul.


CADORS Number 2001A0020
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-01-08 - 15:10
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYAY
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, St. Anthony
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 13535
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GLHO | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
Model  Silhouette image of 1900D
Year Built 1997
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number LAL8307
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Other operational incident

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