Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Summary

2005-01-27: UPDATE TSB reported that the Bradley Air Services Ltd. (First Air) Boeing 737-200, C-GNWN, was operating as FAB 6512 from Yellowknife, NWT to Ekati, NWT. During the initial climb, the flight crew observed erratic engine gauge indications for the number 2 engine (Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A) accompanied by vibrations. The power was reduced to idle thrust and the flight crew declared an emergency and returned to Yellowknife. When the aircraft came to a stop on Runway 33, ARFF was requested to inspect the brakes. During this time the brakes seized and the runway remained closed for 2 hours while efforts were made to free the brakes. Maintenance observed damage to the turbine section of the engine and the engine was removed for replacement.
2005-01-25: FAB 6512, a B737, departed Yellowknife for Ekati and subsequently experienced an engine failure. The crew declared an emergency and returned to YZF. The aircraft landed safely at 2204Z, closing Runway 33 for almost 2 hours until 2349Z. Runways 09/27 were used during the closure and there was no impact on other arriving/departing aircraft. TSB will be contacting the company.

Details


CADORS Number 2005C0196
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-01-24 - 21:50
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYZF
Aerodrome Name YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Yellowknife
TSB Occurrence Number A05W0015
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 53054-V2
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GNWN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner BRADLEY AIR SERVICES LIMITED - FIRST AIR
Operator FIRST AIR (107) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
BOEING
Model 737 210C
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY-USA
Engine Model JT8D-9A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number FAB 6512
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Diversion,Brakes - other,Declared emergency/priority

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