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.
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Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)
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