Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT
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.
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