Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Summary

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'.

Details


CADORS Number 2003A0719
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-11-28 - 11:06
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQM
Aerodrome Name GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Moncton
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0127
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 33934
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 GATD | 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 1974
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model  Silhouette image of TIO-540-J2BD
TIO-540-J2BD
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number CME401
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem,Diversion

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