Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)


2005-03-08: Provincial Airlines Dash 8 SPR109 enroute from Goose Bay to Wabush declared an emergency at 1448Z with an electrical problem 10 minutes outside Wabush. The airplane landed at 1500Z and evacuated the passengers due to smoke in the cabin. According to the TSB it appears the problem was in a passenger Personal Service Unit. TSB case closed. Awaiting TSB number.
2005-03-10: TSB Update A05A0031: The Provincial Airlines Dash 8, call-sign SPR901, was on approach into Wabush when the flight attendant noted a strong electrical smell in the cabin in the area adjacent to the Passenger Service Unit panel at seat 8A. No evidence of smoke or heat was noted. The flight attendant notified the flight crew who then briefed the passengers, notified the tower, declared an emergency and landed uneventfully at 1255 AST. During the inspection on the ground, the crew was unable to pin-point the source of the smell. Maintenance was dispatched to Wabush for investigation and repair. Maintenance found a melted end support (P/N BV03300-02-20) for the lighting tube adjacent to row 8A. Both end supports and the associated lamp were replaced and the wiring and connections inspected. The company will be submitting an SDR.


CADORS Number 2005A0155
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-03-07 - 14:48
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYWK
Aerodrome Name WABUSH NL (CYWK)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 10 Minutes from CWYK
TSB Occurrence Number A05A0031
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 54127-V2
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Fire/smoke (non-impact),Evacuation

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GZKH | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator PROVINCIAL AIRLINES LIMITED (8813) Commercial
Model DHC 8 102
Year Built 1988
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PW120A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number SPR 901
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Smoke/fumes - aircraft,Evacuation (aircraft)

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