Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)


2001-06-01: ARN826 DH8 during run-up checks on the ramp, pilot discovered an electrical problem and shut down both engines. The on-duty FSS noticed smoke coming from starboard engine and advised airport firefighting personnel. AFF responded, and later advised that the aircraft had a stuck starter that overheated. TSB Case Closed. More to follow.
2001-06-05: TSB Update June 4, 2001. A01A0056: Shortly after completing the start of engine #2 then #1, the crew noticed an electrical problem and disconnected ground power. The ""DC Bus"" and ""#2 DC Gen"" caution lights then illuminated. The crew completed the QRH; however the #2 DC gen would not come on line. The starter button lights were out and the starter switch was centered. The crew then shut down both engines. After shutdown the crew noted that the #2 NH was at 18% and the prop was still turning. The prop continued to turn until ground power was disconnected and the the batteries were turned off. The on-duty FSS noticed smoke coming from the starboard engine cowl and advised airport firefighting personnel. AFF responded. The starter on the number two engine had failed to disengage, and the starter had overheated


CADORS Number 2001A0320
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-05-24 - 19:33
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYDF
Aerodrome Name DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number A01A0056
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 15522
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GESC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR NOVA (5002) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 8 102
Year Built 1987
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PW120A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ARN826
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem

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