Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

Summary

2003-07-15: CJT 571, a B727, was starting up on Apron 5 at Winnipeg when the crew advised Ground that they might have an engine fire. AFF was dispatched and while enroute, the crew reported that the fire was extinguished.
2003-08-07: UPDATE TSB reported that the Cargojet Airways Boeing 727-225, C-GCJB, was being started in preparation for a scheduled flight from Winnipeg to Vancouver, with a crew of three and one passenger on board. Engines No-1 and No-2 were started successfully. The start for No-3 engine was discontinued approximately twelve seconds after fuel flow commenced when there was no rise in exhaust gas temperature (EGT), and engines No-1 and No-2 (P&W JT8D) were shut down. Additional attempts to start engine No-3, and the fuel within the engine ignited, but the EGT rapidly approached the limits and the start was discontinued. During the start attempts, a small quantity of fuel had pooled within the engine and some had drained onto an air cart hose and the tarmac. When the engine start was discontinued, a tailpipe fire ensued, which also ignited a portion of the air cart hose. The crew contacted tower and requested that CFR respond. The ground crew pulled the air hose away from the aircraft and extinguished the the air hose and the tail pipe fire. The fire was extinguished before CFR could respond. There was no damage to the aircraft. Company maintenace personnel determined that the starting difficulty resulted from faulty igniters. The igniters for the No-3 engine were replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
2003-07-16: UPDATE TSB reported that the a/c remained on the ground overnight and maintenance suspects that faulty engine igniters were the cause of the problem. Maintenance is waiting for delivery of replacement igniters to be installed.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0959
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-07-15 - 08:22
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYWG
Aerodrome Name WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Winnipeg
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0181
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 30717
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Fire/smoke (non-impact)
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GCJB | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner CARGOJET AIRWAYS LTD.
Operator CARGOJET AIRWAYS LTD. (11674) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
BOEING
Model 727 225
Year Built 1979
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
Engine Model JT8D-15A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number CJT 571
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Engine - malfunction,Fire - engine

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