Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Summary

2001-05-18: TSB Update May 18, 2001. A01A0050: C-GMFC, a PA44 had departed Moncton on a training flight with an instructor and student pilot on board. Shortly after departure, both occupants noticed an unusual odor which dissipated after approximately 30 seconds. The instructor and student than began to feel unusual physical sensations at which time the instructor declared an emergency, opened the storm window and shut off the combustion heater (Janitrol). Within a short period of time, both occupants began to feel better; the aircraft landed at 1100 ADT without further incident. Maintenance inspection revealed a three inch crack in the combustion section of the heater. During the incident, the carbon monoxide detector in the aircraft indicated normal.
2001-05-15: CGMFC PA44 ON A LOCAL IFR TRAINING FLIGHT. DECLARED EMERGENCY DUE TO ODOR IN COCKPIT RESULTING IN VARYING DEGREES OF CREW INCAPACITATION. ABOUT 4 MILES FINAL AIRCRAFT ADVISED PROBLEM RESOLVED. LANDED SAFELY AT 1400. TSB CASE CLOSED.
2001-05-16: Update May 16, 2001. Company advises that a Maintenance check found a 3 inch crack in the exhaust system.

Details


CADORS Number 2001A0271
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-05-13 - 13:53
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYQM
Aerodrome Name GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, MONCTON / GREATER MONCTON INTL NB (CYQM)
TSB Occurrence Number A01A0050
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 15233
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GMFC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner MONCTON FLIGHT COLLEGE INC.
Operator MONCTON FLIGHT COLLEGE INC. (763) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
Model PA44 180
Year Built 1980
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model O-360-E1A6D
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Other operational incident,Declared emergency/priority,Crew incapacitation

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