Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

Summary

2001-04-27: A01A0030: An Air Canada Regional DASH8-100 was on climb out from Sidney en route to Halifax when the First Officer noticed ice in the intake of the #2 engine. About five seconds later the engine (P&W PT120A) started to flame out. Because the ignitors were on, the engine relit almost immediately and ran normally except in the MANUAL mode; when the engine control unit (ECU) was reset, the engine operated normally again for about 30 seconds and then flamed out/restarted again. The FO checked the intake and the ice had disappeared. The Captain then checked the left engine and ice was present in that intake too. Moments later, the #1 engine went through the same flame out/restart sequence and reverted to the MANUAL mode. The ECU circuit breakers were reset and the engines operated in the NORMAL mode for an uneventful landing at destination. Once on the ground the intakes were inspected and a piece of ice (4"" X 6"") was found in the #1 engine intake. The aircraft had been hangared overnight in Sydney and engine plugs installed until prior to departure. The crew did not observe any ice during the pre-flight walk-around. Icing accumulation in the engine intake plenum area has been a problem in the past. TSB Case Closed.
2001-04-10: TSB Update : TSB updated occurrence to a Classification 3 and now investigating. More to follow.

Details


CADORS Number 2001A0195
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-04-03 - 17:25
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYQY
Aerodrome Name J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 65 NM West of Sydney
TSB Occurrence Number A01A0030
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Icing
Events



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
Owner AIR CANADA
Operator AIR CANADA REGIONAL INC. AIR CANADA RÉGIONAL INC. (5002) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 8 102
Year Built 1986
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PW120A
PW120A
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - icing,Engine - malfunction

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