Incident at 30 nm s of Howse Intersection


2001-04-05: NULL
2001-04-04: LXJ 240, a Lear 31, departed Calgary (YYC) for Penticton and when the a/c was 30 NM south of the HOWZR intersection, the crew declared an emergency because of smoke in the cockpit at 2132Z. The aircraft returned to YYC and landed without further incident at 2159Z. ERS was called and responded. 5 arriving aircraft and 3 departing aircraft were held upto 5 minutes. TSB has been in touch with the owner and more information will be available.
2001-04-05: UPDATE TSB reported that shortly after level-off at FL 240, the crew of the Lear 31A, owned by Bombardier Aerospace of Dallas, TX and operated on a flex-lease basis, noticed an odour, similar to an electrical fire. After a brief trouble shooting, the crew elected to return to Calgary. An emergency was declared, with ERS on standby for the landing. Personnel trouble-shot the problem, which was isolated to the number two flight director. The crew will ferry the aircraft under the company M.E.L. to Addison Texas for repairs.


CADORS Number 2001C0324
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-04-03 - 21:32
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 30 nm s of Howse Intersection
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0076
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 14643
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],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
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of LEARJET
Model 31A
Year Built 1998
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make  Silhouette image of GARRETT
Engine Model TFE731-2
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number LXJ 124
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Smoke/fumes - aircraft,Declared emergency/priority,Diversion,Electrical problem

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