Incident at HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ)


2003-02-20: The Piper Navajo had departed from High Level at 2007Z but then the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit and had to return to the airport. No assistance was required and the aircraft landed safely at 2023Z. There was no impact on operations.
2003-03-11: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the Piper Navajo departed High Level in -40C weather with the Janitrol heater selected on 'high' position. The junior pilot-in-command smelled the hot heater, and not sure of what he was smelling, returned to the departing airport as a precaution. The pilot then contacted maintenance personnel in Edmonton who explained to him what happened. The heater was ground-run and functioned normally and the smell was also gone. The heater is not to be operated on 'high' position during takeoff due to lower airflow. The heater did not overheat and no maintenance action was required other than the phone briefing. No SDR was required.


CADORS Number 2003C0232
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-02-19 - 20:10
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYOJ
Aerodrome Name HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, High Level
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 27708
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Fire/smoke (non-impact)

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GZNB | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIRCO AIRCRAFT CHARTERS LTD. (5705) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31 350
PA31 350
Year Built 1977
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model  Silhouette image of TIO-540-J2BD
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Smoke/fumes - aircraft,Diversion

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