Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)


2003-12-04: At 0137Z LAL8316 a DHC 8-100 departed Runway 07 at Deer Lake enroute to St. John's. When the aircraft was leaving 6300 ft the aircraft advised Gander ACC of an engine problem (#2 engine surged0 and requested to return to Deer Lake for an ILS Runway 25 approach. When the aircraft was in contact with the Deer Lake FSS they requested AFF on standby. AT 0153Z the aircraft landed safely. No assistance was required. TSB - Case Closed - More to Follow
2003-12-05: Update - Maintenance and Manufacturing : the crew experienced an engine and prop RPM fluctuation on climb out from Deer Lake. There was no engine Failure. AMEs were dispatched from St. John's with a replacement Electronic Engine Control (EEC) unit as it was felt this unit was the cause of the problem. Upon removal of the cannon plug from the EEC the AME noticed oil on the connector. When the oil was cleaned from both ends of the connector everything checked out OK and the aircraft was returned to service.


CADORS Number 2003A0732
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-12-04 - 01:42
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYDF
Aerodrome Name DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Deer Lake
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 34023
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GAAN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator LABRADOR AIRWAYS LIMITED (559) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 8 102
Year Built 1986
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PW120A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number LAL8316
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Engine - malfunction

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