Accident at DAUPHIN (LT. COL W.G. (BILLY) BARKER, VC APRT) MB (CYDN)

Summary

2003-03-13: TGO 984, a Beech King Air C90, was at FL 220 en route from Winnipeg to Prince Albert when the crew reported severe tail vibration to ATC. They declared an emergency and diverted the flight to Dauphin, 25 NM to the northeast. The aircraft landed safely at Dauphin at 1650Z with emergency services on standby. Initial information is that an elevator trim tab rod broke during flight. The aircraft will be examined by Aircraft Services personnel at Dauphin. TSB will conduct a Class 3 investigation into the occurrence and a Minister's Observer will be appointed from System Safety Winnipeg.
2003-03-14: UPDATE TSB reported that the Transport Canada Beech King Air C90A, C-FGXU, was in cruise flight at FL 220 en route from Winnipeg to Prince Albert when the crew heard a loud bang followed by a sudden severe tail vibration. The crew disconnected the autopilot and applied forward nose-down pressure on the control column in an effort to reduce the vibration. The crew declared an emergency and requested a diversion to Dauphin, 25 NM NE of their position. The aircraft landed safely at 1050 CST. Maintenance personel were dispatched and initial indications are that the left elevator trim tab actuator rod had failed in flight.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0330
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-03-13 - 16:29
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYDN
Aerodrome Name DAUPHIN (LT. COL W.G. (BILLY) BARKER, VC APRT) MB (CYDN)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 25 NM SW of Dauphin
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0068
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number 28091
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 FGXU | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
Operator State
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
BEECH
Model C90A
Year Built 1987
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
Engine Model PT6A-21
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number TGO 984
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Flight control systems (ailerons, rudder, rotors, flaps, main, tail),Declared emergency/priority,Diversion

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