Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

Summary

2003-01-24: Update - Maintenance & Manufacturing - 2003/01/24 - The Alternator switches were not turned on and battery went dead. Maintenance had turned off main alternator switches when removing the switch panel cover in order to replace a defective windshield heat switch. The crew did not notice the lack of alternator output on preflight runup and departed with the alternators switched off.
2003-01-23: CGSVM, PA-31, experienced electrical failure 10 minutes after departure from CYSJ. Aircraft cancelled IFR using a handheld radio and returned safely at 1903z to Saint-John airport. Aircraft did one circuit prior to landing for FSS to check status of landing gear. Nil TSB

Details


CADORS Number 2003A0046
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-01-22 - 18:47
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYSJ
Aerodrome Name SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 27154
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 GSVM | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner AIR SUWANNA INC.
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31
PA31
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model TIO-540-A1B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem,Diversion

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