Incident at GILLAM MB (CYGX)


2005-05-17: CAV 7543, a Hawker Siddeley HS748-2A, registration C-GSBF was en route Winnipeg, MB to Thompson, MB. Approximately 20 NM north of Gillam, MB the crew reported smoke in the cockpit. The crew declared an emergency and began a rapid descent into Gillam where the aircraft landed safely. Emergency crews met the aircraft and the crew and passengers were deplaned without injuries. The operator will advise of its findings.
2005-05-18: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that a company maintenance inspection revealed that the #2 RADIO CRATE COOLING FAN was very hard to turn by hand, and the unit was smoke blackened and smelled strongly of electrical overheating. The #1 fan was checked and although the fan turned freely, some concern was felt over its rotational smoothness. Both fans were replaced, the associated electrical harnesses and C/Bs were inspected and tested serviceable. The a/c was released to service. No further problems have been reported. The subject fan was bench-tested and found to rotate very slowly with characteristics of overheating. During the test, the current draw on the fan remained below 15 amps, which would explain why the associated 15 amp C/B in the aircraft circuit did not pop. This incident is the subject of SDR 20050517003


CADORS Number 2005C0954
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2005-05-14 - 16:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYGX
Aerodrome Name GILLAM MB (CYGX)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 20 NM N of Gillam
TSB Occurrence Number A05C0080
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other,Fire/smoke (non-impact)

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GSBF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator CALM AIR (1487) Commercial
Model HS 748 2A
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make ROLLS ROYCE - GY
Engine Model DART 534-2
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number CAV 7543
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Diversion,Smoke/fumes - aircraft,Electrical problem

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