Incident at EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD)

Summary

2001-01-19: C-FKYT, a Cessna 310,had departed Helmut, B.C on a return flight to Josephburg, AB with a scheduled fuel stop at Rainbow Lake. The aircraft departed Rainbow Lake on a night VFR flight plan with a pilot and check pilot on board. At 0945Z, the crew contacted Edmonton Terminal Control Unit (TCU) and advised that they had a suspected engine fire. They shut down the number two engine and requested vectors to Villeneuve. ATC advised the crew that there was no emergency equipment at Villeneuve, so the crew elected to divert to Edmonton City Centre. The aircraft landed safely at 1011Z without further incident. At 1032Z, FSS informed the TCU unit that the aircraft had been towed off the runway. It has been reported that a thorough inspection of the aircraft engine and components revealed no abnormalities. The engine was started and ran without difficulties. The check pilot who was seated in the right seat in the aircraft now suspects St. Elmo´s fire. The aircraft has been returned to service.
2001-01-22: UPDATE TSB reported that the Cessna 310B, with two pilots on board, was on a night VFR flight from Rainbow Lake to Josephburg, Alberta. The aircraft was in cruise flight at 7,500 feet asl when the pilot-in-command, who was seated in the right seat, observed a shower of white sparks and an orange glow under the cowling louvres on the right engine, and a glow of flame on the right side of the engine. The normally aspirated engine was running smoothly and all instrument indications were normal. The flight crew secured the engine and requested vectors to Villeneuve, Alberta. When the TCU controller advised that there was no emergency equipment at the Villeneuve Airport, the aircraft diverted to the Edmonton City Centre Airport. The aircraft landed at the City Centre Airport without further incident, with the City of Edmonton Fire Department standing by. A visual examination and ground run of the right engine did not identify any evidence of fire or mechanical discrepancy. The operator indicated that the sparks and orange glow may have been a result of St. Elmo´s fire.

Details


CADORS Number 2001C0060
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-01-18 - 09:45
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYXD
Aerodrome Name EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 50 NM NW of Edmonton
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0009
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 13658
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator LCM FLYING SERVICES (11524) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
CESSNA
Model 310B
Year Built 1958
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make CONTINENTAL
Engine Model
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 Engine shut down,False warning - smoke or fire

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