Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)


2001-04-25: N2683Y C421 departed Goose Bay for Sondre Stromfjord reported left engine fire and declared an emergency at 1307 UTC. Pilot activated the engine fire extinguishing bottle and secured engine. Aircraft returned to Goose Bay and landed at 1312 UTC. Aircraft under control of Goose Bay RATCON at all times. TSB Case Closed
2001-04-25: TSB Update : A01A0039: The Cessna 421C had departed Goose Bay and was climbing through 3000 feet when the pilot noticed a high exhaust gas temperature on the left engine accompanied by a low fuel flow indication. During a visual check of the left engine the pilot noticed flames exiting through the top of the cowling. He then shut down the engine and discharged the fire bottle (an STC Modification). The pilot declared an emergency and returned to the airfield where he landed safely at 10:12 ADT. A local maintenance company inspected the aircraft and discovered a loose line on the mechanical fuel pump. Recent maintenance on the aircraft consisted of an annual inspection approximately 50 hours previous and the left engine was installed approximately 255 hours prior to the occurrence. Damage to the aircraft was limited to the vent louvers in the top cowl.


CADORS Number 2001A0228
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-04-23 - 13:07
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYYR
Aerodrome Name GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Goose Bay
TSB Occurrence Number A01A0039
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 14912
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Fire/smoke (non-impact)

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United States of America
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 421
Year Built
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire - engine,Declared emergency/priority

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