Incident at RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT)

Summary

2003-05-15: UPDATE TSB reported that C-GTJX, a SAAB SF 340B, operating as CAV 7539 had just departed Rankin Inlet for Baker Lake, when the crew observed a Master Warning/Cargo Smoke indication. They carried out the abnormal checklist for this indication, which required that they discharge the fire bottle into the cargo area. They subsequently diverted back to Rankin Inlet, where local fire fighting crews met the aircraft on arrival. A subsequent inspection revealed no indication of any fire or smoke damage in the cargo area. The aircraft was later dispatched under the MEL to the company's maintenance facility in Winnipeg, where the fire detection system will be tested.
2003-05-14: When CAV 7539, a Saab 340, was 37 NM northwest of Rankin Inlet (YRT) on a flight to Baker Lake, the crew advised FSS that they were returning to YRT because there was a smoke indication in the cargo area. Emergency services were requested to meet the aircraft, but the crew did not declare an emergency. The aircraft landed safely at 0105Z and emergency service personnel checked the aircraft and found no fire. TSB will be contacting the company.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0584
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-05-14 - 00:55
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYRT
Aerodrome Name RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT)
Geographic Location Nunavut, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Rankin Inlet
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0113
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 29185
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 GTJX | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner CALM AIR INTERNATIONAL LTD (CALM AIR)
Operator CALM AIR (1487) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of SAAB
SAAB
Model 340B
Year Built 1989
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make GENERAL ELECTRIC
Engine Model CT7-9B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number CAV 7539
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Declared emergency/priority,False warning - smoke or fire

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