Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)
2001-04-18: 1108Z ACA 651 CRJ1 ABORTED TAKE-OFF RWY 24 WITH A STRONG ODOUR PROBLEM. TOWER CONTROLLER ASKED IF ANY ASSISTANCE WAS REQUIRED AND PILOT ASKED TOWER TO LOOK FOR SMOKE. CRASH ALARM ACTIVATED. NO SMOKE OBSERVED. AFF RESPONDED. DUTY MANAGER ADVISED. AIRCRAFT TAXIED TO APRON. UPON EXAMINATION, DUTY MANAGER ADVISED IT WAS MOST LIKELY DUE TO SOAP RESIDUE BURNING OFF FROM A RECENT WASHING. TSB Case Closed with more to follow.
2001-04-20: TSB Update : A01A0034 ACA 651was on the take-off roll when the crew detected a strong odour in the cockpit. The crew rejected the take-off at 105 kts and brought the aircraft to an uneventful stop on the runway. When the crew asked the tower to check for smoke, the tower controller activated the crash alarm. The AFF responded, however no smoke was observed and the aircraft taxied back to the apron. An inspection of the aircraft and engine did not reveal any discrepancies and compressor wash soap residue was suspected to be the cause of the odour; the operator had just recently initiated a program to carry out compressor washes during overnight stops at remote bases. This is the third incident of an odour occurring during the take-off roll on the first flight afterwards; however, it is the first rejected take-off. On the other two occurrences, the take-off was continued and the odour disipated a short time later. Maintenance suspect that the engine run, which must be completed after a compressor wash, was either not done or was not done at a high enough power setting. Maintenance is reviewing the current procedures and will revise where necessary.
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