Incident at 15 NM NW of THOMPSON MB (CYTH)


2003-07-22: TKR 58, a Douglas C-54, arrived at Thompson at 2117Z with one engine shut down. No assistance was required.
2003-07-23: UPDATE The flight crew had engine problems with the #1 engine oil pressure and shut it down and secured the engine. Maintenance inspected the engine and found the engine case had cracked from the case parting face into the case body; this is the first this company has ever seen this type of defect on this engine model. The aircraft was prepared and flight permits issued to fly the aircraft with one engine out to a maintenance base for an engine change. The engine removed had approximately 400 hours TSO and has been returned to the O/H facility for warranty repair. A replacement engine has been installed and the aircraft returned to service.
2003-08-07: UPDATE TSB reported that the Buffalo Airways Douglas DC-4, C-GCTF, was en route to a fire 15 NM northwest of Thompson, MB, when the no. 1 engine oil pressure rose to its maximum limit. The crew shut down the engine (P & W R2000), dumped the aircraft's load, and diverted the flight to Thompson, MB. The aircraft was ferried to the operator's base on three engines for repairs. Initial indications are that the engine sustained an internal mechanical malfunction.


CADORS Number 2003C0999
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-07-21 - 21:17
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 15 NM NW of THOMPSON MB (CYTH)
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0192
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 30896
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GCTF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Buffalo Airways Ltd
Operator BUFFALO AIRWAYS LTD. (5319) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DOUGLAS
Model C54EDC
Year Built 1945
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model R-2000-4
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number TKR58
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Engine shut down,Diversion

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