Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Summary

2003-07-31: Maintenance and manufacturing 2003-07-29 - Cadors # 2003A0417:The Engine was shut down due to vibration, strange noise & oil seeping from cowling. The initial inspection revealed the #1 cylinder connecting rod had broken and punctured the crankcase in 3 places. Service Difficulty Report # 20030729006 has been submitted and will be updated following a report from the engine overhaul shop.
2003-07-29: CME118, a PA31 from Bangor to Saint John experienced an engine failure and diverted to Fredericton. The aircraft landed safely at 1949Z.
2003-07-30: TSB - Update - 2003-07-29 - A03A0087: While IFR at 9000 feet en route from Bangor to Saint John, the left engine (Lycoming TIO 540 J2BD - TSO 1420 hrs) on the PA-31-350 failed. The crew secured the engine, declared an emergency and diverted to Fredericton, the nearest airport 35 nm to the east. The crew conducted a successful single-engine landing at Fredericton. Firefighting vehicles were on standby. The operator reports that a connecting rod had failed. They will be submitting an SDR to Transport Canada.

Details


CADORS Number 2003A0417
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-07-26 - 19:49
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYFC
Aerodrome Name FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Fredericton
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0087
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 31022
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FFFH | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner PRINCE EDWARD AIR LTD
Operator PRINCE EDWARD AIR LTD. (6179) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31 350
PA31 350
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model LTIO-540-J2BD
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number CME118
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Engine failure

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