2010-02-01: PA31, departed Fredericton (CYFC) at 13:25C for Grand Manan (CCN2) on a Company VFR flight iternary. While enroute, the aircraft encountered engine difficulties. The number-1 engine was shut down and the aircraft returned to Fredericton. The aircraft requested no assistance but the Emergency Response Unit was notified and stood by while the aircraft landed. The aircraft landed without incident at 13:42Z. TSB Case Closed
2010-02-03: UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The pilot reported that while in flight the number-1 engine oil pressure slowly started to drop off and the engine RPM dropped as well. As the oil pressure came close to the red line they shut down the engine and put it to feather. Upon inspection the engine still had 8 litres off oil and no oil leaks.The number-3 cylinder had low compression and metal was found in the oil filter & screen. The engine has been removed for further inspection to determine the cause.
2010-02-12: UPDATE TSB: A10A0014: C-FRKG, a Capital Airways Piper PA31, had departed Grand Manan for Yarmouth on a non-revenue flight with two pilots as the sole occupants. Just after departure at 200 feet agl, the flight crew noticed that the left engine RPM was decreasing. They then noticed that the left engine oil pressure was also decreasing at which point the captain elected to shut down the engine (Lycoming TIO-540-A). They did not declare an emergency; however, they diverted the flight to Fredericton and landed safely without further incident with ARFF standing by. Maintenance inspection revealed metal particles in the engine crankcase. Further information on the cause of the failure will be forthcoming.
2010-02-09: UPDATE General Aviation: The engine failure took place after departure from Grand Manan enroute to Fredericton.


CADORS Number 2010A0100
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2010-01-30 - 13:20
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYFC
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Fredericton (CYFC)
TSB Occurrence Number A10A0014
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 115761-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FRKG | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31
Year Built 1970
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model IO-540-M1A5
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine oil problem,Diversion,Engine shut down

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