Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)


2005-08-02: C-GMFI Diamond DA 20 arrived in Saint John (CYSJ) on a stop and go enroute to Moncton (CYQM) at 1451Z. On take off roll (aircraft still on runway) pilot advised engine failure and could not restart engine. Red 3 escorted tug onto Runway 32 and ACFT towed off field at 1507Z. TSB Evaluating.
2005-08-04: TSB Update: A05A0097: The Moncton Flight College Diamond Katanna, C-GMFI, was on a return cross-country training flight from Moncton to Saint John. The aircraft arrived Saint John Airport for an intended stop-and-go landing on RWY 32 at 1155 ADT. During the take-off roll, the aircraft engine lost power and stopped before the aircraft became airborne. The pilot advised the flight service station specialist of the engine failure and that it would not restart. A towing tug was escorted to the runway and towed the aircraft to a hangar at 1207 ADT. Maintenance determined that the un-metered fuel pressure adjustment had moved out of limits. The fuel system was adjusted, the aircraft test flown, and then returned to service. Maintenance informed the TSB that there have been several other cases in the recent past when fuel pressure settings have not stayed within the set parameters resulting in rough running engines or engines that will not idle. The company will be submitting an SDR to Transport Canada.
2005-08-04: Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: Maintenance advised that the engine actually quit on final flare just before touchdown. Crew tried without success to restart engine. Maintenance personnel in Saint John restarted the engine and taxied the aircraft to hangar in Saint John. The required test gauges were forwarded to Saint John and it was determined that the 'un-metered fuel pressure' was just below prescribed limits. The pressure was re-adjusted as specified in the Teledyne Service manual, engine run-up met requirements & the aircraft was returned to service.


CADORS Number 2005A0514
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-07-30 - 14:55
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYSJ
Aerodrome Name SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number A05A0097
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 58973-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Abrupt manoeuvre

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GMFI | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator MONCTON FLIGHT COLLEGE (763) Commercial
Model DA 20 C1
Year Built 2003
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model  Silhouette image of IO-240-B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Rejected take-off,Engine failure

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