Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

Summary

2001-06-14: ARN895 BA146 enroute from St. John's to Halifax declared emergency overhead Sydney because of a smoke alarm. The aircraft diverted to Sydney and landed at 2337. After the emergency declaration, the aircraft turned off its transponder, and ATC was unable to provide radar vectors to Sydney. One aircraft departure, ARN820, delayed during the emergency. Municipal fire department was standing by on the airport at the time of arrival. No further details provided by the aircraft. TSB Case closed. More info to follow.
2001-06-15: TSB Update June 14, 2001. A01A0060: The Air Nova BAE146 was en route from St. John's to Halifax and in the area of Sydney, a Master Warning System ""ELEC SMOKE"" warning light illuminated. This warning light is to advise the crew of smoke in the aircraft electronics bay. Because of their proximity to Sydney, the crew declared an emergency and elected to divert there. Once established in the descent, the emergency checklist was carried out; the warning light extinguished after about five minutes. There was no indication of smoke or fire in the cockpit at any time. The checklist left the Captain's instruments essentially unavailable and therefore, the First Officer had to fly the approach. The Sydney weather was ceiling 200 feet and visibility 1 ½ miles with the winds favoring the non-precision runway. A decision was made to fly the precision approach and accept a 10-15 knot tailwind for landing. The approach and landing were uneventful. Maintenance inspection of the aircraft found no electrical or detection system fault; the smoke sensor was cleaned and the aircraft is being returned to service.
2001-06-18: Update Maintenance and Manufacturing June 18, 2001. Aircraft ground run. No fault found. Smoke detector replaced. A detector and warning PCB were being replaced on the line during a turnaround.

Details


CADORS Number 2001A0337
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-06-13 - 23:18
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYQY
Aerodrome Name J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number A01A0060
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 15739
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GRNZ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner AIR NOVA INC.
Operator AIR NOVA (5002) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BRITISH AEROSPACE
BRITISH AEROSPACE
Model BAE 146 200
Year Built 1988
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model ALF-502R-5
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ARN895
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,False warning - smoke or fire,Diversion

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