Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)
2005-12-30: UPDATE TSB A05A0159: Air Georgian Beech 1900D, registration C-GORJ, operating as Flt GGN7495, with two flight crew and 12 passengers on board, was departing Halifax. During the take-off roll, the pilot flying noticed that excessive right rudder pedal input was required to maintain directional control. The crew rejected the takeoff, advised Halifax tower, and requested clearance to stay on the runway to assess the problem. After stopping the aircraft, the crew then advanced the left engine power lever and noticed that indicated engine power was less than normal. As the crew requested taxi clearance to return to the gate, the left engine low oil pressure light illuminated. The captain elected to shutdown the left engine (Pratt and Whitney PT6A-67D) and taxied the aircraft clear of the runway. The crew then noticed a strong fuel odor in the aircraft at which time the captain elected to shutdown the right engine and evacuate the aircraft. The evacuation was completed and the passengers were transported to the airport terminal while the aircraft and crew were towed to a maintenance facility. Upon inspection, it was revealed that an internal engine fuel line had become detached. It was also determined that the fuel line had not been secured (lock-wired) at the factory. The operator's maintenance department personnel inspected the other aircraft in their fleet for similar problems and found none. The operator has notified the aircraft manufacturer of the problem. The fuel line on the incident aircraft was reattached and secured and the aircraft has since been returned to service.
2005-12-15: GGN7495, Beech 1900, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Saint John (CYSJ), rejected takeoff on Runway 32 at 0233Z due to a 90% torque loss in port engine. Twelve passengers and two crew evacuated in Taxiway F due to strong fuel odour. CFR was on the scene. There were no reports of fire or injury. TSB and CACO advised. Aircraft later towed to hanger. Update: Passengers were evacuated and returned to terminal via ground transportation. Upon inspection, the main fuel line inside the engine had come loose. It was determined that the line had not been lock wired at the factory. The part was properly attached and the aircraft returned to service. TSB Case Closed.
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