Incident at Halifax 55 miles Notrh

Summary

2005-04-12: The Maritime Air Charter PA31 was 55 miles north of Halifax when the pilot advised of electrical problems and requested a return to Halifax, where the weather was VFR. Aircraft landed at 0044z, with AFF on standby. The pilot later advised Halifax FIC, via cell phone, of a complete electrical failure.
2005-04-13: Maintenance and Manufacturing Update 2005A0236: Maritime Air Charter Maintenance advised that this aircraft had a generator failure. This aircraft has additional circuit breakers which the pilot was unfamiliar with and the pilot decided to return to Halifax. The generator is at Aerotec Engines for evaluation and repair.
2005-04-15: A05A0041 TSB Update April 15, 2005: While 55 NM north of Halifax, the crew of C-GMOL, a Piper PA31 Navajo IFR to Moncton, advised of an electrical problem and requested a return to Halifax, where the weather was VFR. The aircraft landed at 20:44 with ERS on standby. Both alternators stopped functioning during the flight, and the aircraft returned using battery power alone. Maintenance in Halifax established that one alternator had failed, and the second, tripped due to the load imbalance, could have been made available in flight

Details


CADORS Number 2005A0236
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-04-12 - 00:25
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Halifax 55 miles Notrh
TSB Occurrence Number A05A0041
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 55004V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GMOL | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner MARITIME AIR CHARTER LIMITED
Operator MARITIME AIR CHARTER LIMITED (10413) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31
PA31
Year Built 1973
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model  Silhouette image of TIO-540-A2C
TIO-540-A2C
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem,Diversion

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