Incident at Bangor, 40 nm s, Maine, USA


2003-09-24: Update - Maintenance and Manufacturing - Cadors No.: 2003A0552 The left hand Engine was shut down due to a loud unusual noise. Maintenance determined an engine cylinder was loose due to sheared hold down studs. The cylinder tipped upward breaking and seperating the exhaust. This was the cause of the noise. Engine shop personnel have been contacted to assist in repair & determine the cause. An SDR will be issued.
2003-09-25: TSB - A03F0166: C-GILV, a Manan Air Services Piper PA-31 was en route from Portland, Maine, to Saint John, NB, when the pilot noticed a gradual drop in manifold pressure. Shortly after this, he noticed a banging sound coming from the number one engine and elected to shut down the engine (Lycoming TIO-540-A2C, narrow-deck). The pilot advised ATC no assistance was required and the aircraft landed safely at Saint John 1231 ADT without further incident. Upon inspection, it was revealed that a cylinder bolt had failed. The cylinder was inspected and deemed serviceable. All the cylinder bolts on the failed cylinder were replaced and the aircraft has been returned to service.
2003-09-19: On Hand-Off from Boston center to Moncton Center it was advised that a PA31 owned by Manan Air en route from Brunswick (KNHZ) to Saint John had an engine shut down. The information was then passed on to the Saint John FSS. The pilot advised that no assistance was required. The aircraft landed in Saint John at 1531Z. TSB - Case Closed - More to Follow


CADORS Number 2003A0552
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-09-19 - 15:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location the United States of America, North America, National Capital Region (NCR), Bangor, 40 nm s, Maine, USA
TSB Occurrence Number A03F0166
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 32489
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GILV | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator MANAN AIR SERVICES INC. (4114) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model TIO-540-A2B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine shut down

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