Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

Summary

2003-07-11: MPE 462, an F28, departed Calgary for Yellowknife with 36 people on board and when the flight was 8 NM northwest of the airport, the crew reported a fuel leak. ERS was requested and the flight returned and landed on Runway 16 without incident. The runway was quickly checked and re-opened after a few minutes. Departures were delayed about 5 minutes. TSB will contact the company.
2003-07-15: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that following refueling of the aircraft the fuel cap was not re-installed prior to flight. The fuel cap was left on the aircraft tire/wheel assembly. Upon push back, the fuel cap rolled off the tire and was run over by the same tire. Consequently upon removing the refuel hose from the single point connection, a small amount of fuel dripped out which is considered normal. Following takeoff, a ramp attendant found the crushed fuel cap beside the spilled fuel previously mentioned. Not knowing the severity of the situation, a call was made to Air NorTerra Operations Control, advising that fuel was leaking from the aircraft. The Captain was contacted and the crew burned off sufficient fuel to avoid an overweight landing. CFR was called out for landing. The landing was uneventful. Upon return to the ramp, Air Canada Jazz Maintenance found the fuel cap was indeed missing with no evidence of a fuel leak. The tire was also inspected with no fault found. The fuel cap was replaced and aircraft dispatched. An investigation has been done by the fuelling contractor and measures will be taken to ensure that fuel caps are not mislaid on the wheel assembly and are properly stowed in the refueling panel, then secured on the single point connection after refuelling is completed.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0933
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-07-11 - 13:55
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYYC
Aerodrome Name CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Calgary
TSB Occurrence Number A03W0147
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 30593
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FTAY | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner AIR NORTERRA INC
Operator CANADIAN NORTH (132) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of FOKKER
FOKKER
Model F28 MK1000
Year Built 1974
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make ROLLS ROYCE
Engine Model SPEY 555-15N
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number MPE 462
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Declared emergency/priority,Other operational incident

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