Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
2003-12-01: Three minutes after departure from Moncton a PA31 CME401 canceled IFR and returned to Moncton. The aircraft advised of a dual alternator failure. No assistance was required and the aircraft landed at 1112Z without incident.
2003-12-02: Update Maintenance and Manufacturing - During a maintenance activity on the affected aircraft, maintenance personnel pulled both alternator circuit breakers and forgot to reset them. Excepting this particular aircraft, the company's PA 31-350 aircraft alternator off warning lights are located on the instrument panel. In this aircraft, they are located on the lower left sidewall panel. Before take off, when the flight crew checked the alternator switches, there was no red lights visible on the instrument panel so they assumed that the alternators were functional. Soon after takeoff, the crew noted a drop in the voltmeters & elected to return back to base to have the electrical system checked and repaired. Prior to landing, they noted the alternator breakers pulled, pushed them in and found the alternators working OK. They elected to land as they were unsure as to why the breakers were 'popped'.
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Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)
|Canadian Registration||| Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald|
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