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


2005-05-09: FAB 951, a B737-200 with 28 people on board, departed Runway 15 at Yellowknife for Rankin Inlet at 1558Z. At 1602Z, the crew declared an emergency with smoke in the cockpit. ARFF response was initiated. The aircraft landed on Runway 15 at 1608Z, where the aircraft was evacuated while still on the runway. One passenger was injured during the egress - the injury was minor. Runway 09/27 was opened at 1630Z. Three arrivals were delayed during the closure for approximately 20 minutes each. At 1705Z, the aircraft was towed off the runway and Runway 15/33 was re-opened at 1708Z. TSB has contacted the company concerning this occurrence.
2005-05-11: UPDATE TSB reported that the Bradley / First Air Boeing 737-200, registered as C-FNVT, had departed Yellowknife, NWT for Rankin Inlet, NT. During the takeoff climb, the cabin crew called that there was smoke in the cabin. They noted that it did not appear or smell electrical in nature. The flight crew declared an emergency and returned to Yellowknife. During the landing the cabin crew called up that the smoke was dissipating, however, during the taxi to the terminal the smoke worsened, but the length of the cabin could still be seen. The crew decided to stop there and the aircraft was evacuated on the runway. There was one minor elbow injury reported, to a passenger during the evacuation. A maintenance inspection revealed the source of the smoke to be two muffins wrapped in tin foil burning in the galley oven.


CADORS Number 2005C0879
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-05-06 - 16:02
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID CYZF
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)
TSB Occurrence Number A05W0080
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 55729-V3
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Fire/smoke (non-impact),Evacuation,Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FNVT | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator FIRST AIR (107) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 737 248C
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Model JT8D-9A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number FAB 951
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Diversion,Declared emergency/priority,Smoke/fumes - aircraft,Evacuation (aircraft)

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