Incident at EKATI NT (CYOA)


2003-06-05: UPDATE TSB advised that the flight crew noticed that the number 3 engine began to run rough, so they secured it as a precaution. Company maintenance discovered metal particles internally, so the engine was changed. The same a/c experienced some backfiring in that engine on June 3rd. Maintenance discovered that the valves were out of adjustment. The timing was adjusted and the a/c returned to service.
2003-06-03: C-GPSH, a Douglas C-54, departed Ekati for Yellowknife and when the flight was 50 NM south of Ekati, the crew did a precautionary shutdown of the number 3 engine. The flight continued to destination.
2003-06-13: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that on May 31, 2003 the # 3 engine was shut down in flight due to a power loss. The maintenance department determined the engine had metal contamination and the engine was removed and a replacement engine installed. The engine removed had a total time since overhaul of 181.0 hours and is being sent to an overhaul shop for investigation and a strip report. On June 3, 2003 the replacement # 3 engine was shut down in flight due to excessive backfire. Maintenance found a defective ignition lead and improper valve timing from the overhaul shop. The lead was replaced and the valves were timed, the aircraft has been returned to service. At the time of engine shut down the total time since overhaul was 4.8 hours. The overhaul shop was notified of the problem and an investigation is pending.


CADORS Number 2003C0695
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-05-31 - 22:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYOA
Aerodrome Name EKATI NT (CYOA)
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 50 NM S of Ekati
TSB Occurrence Number A03W0109
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GPSH | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator BUFFALO AIRWAYS LTD. (5319) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DOUGLAS
Model C54A
Year Built 1944
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model R-2000-7M2
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number BFL
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine shut down,Engine failure,Engine - malfunction

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