Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)
2003-02-20: TSB Update - 2003/02/11 - A03A0018: While in cruise flight returning to Halifax the cockpit ""BIM"" light (Blade Integrity Monitor) illuminated with a master caution. The crew completed the emergency checklist, and made a radio call to their communications center advising of the situation. The aircraft diverted to Sable Island for a precautionary landing. A post shutdown check confirmed that there was a black BIM indicator on one main rotor blade, indicating that the blade had lost pressure, potentially due to a crack. A second helicopter brought a replacement blade and repair team, then carried the 14 passengers from Sable Island to the mainland. The faulty main rotor blade was replaced, and the aircraft was returned to service. The company has found a crack midway along the spar of the blade.
2003-02-10: While in cruise flight returning to Halifax the ""Cockpit BIM"" light illuminated with a Master Caution. The emergency checklist followed. A radio call was made to the Communications Center advising them of the ""caution light "" and informing them that the aircraft was diverting to Sable Island. The aircraft diverted to Sable Island for precautionary landing. A post shutdown check of the ""Visual BIM"" (Rotor Blade) system confirmed the BIM pressure was below limits. The flight crew called Halifax Base to advise of the situation. The Main Rotor Blade was replaced on Sable Island. The aircraft was returned to service at approximately 1830 local time and arrived back in Halifax at 2215 local time. Original Report received from Pacific Region February 7, 2003. TSB Case Closed. More to follow.
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