Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Summary

2010-06-10: UPDATE TSB: A10A0045: C-GSKN, a Prince Edward Air Beech 1900 with 2 pilots on board, was on a local training flight. After practising an emergency landing gear extension, they observed that the landing gear would not retract through the normal landing gear operating system. The landing gear was indicating extended and locked. After consulting with maintenance personnel, the pilot elected to return to Moncton. The pilot requested priority for landing; then declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit. The pilot then turned off the environmental air and the smoke dissipated. The aircraft landed safely with ARFF standing by. The aircraft was shut down on the runway. No injuries were sustained. The aircraft was towed to operator's facility; there was no impact on airport operations. Maintenance inspection revealed that the source of the perceived smoke was water vapor. It is unclear at this time of the source of the gear malfunction.
2010-05-04: CME100T, Beech 1900C, was conducting local air work in the vicinity of Moncton (CYQM) when they requested priority clearance to return to Moncton. Closer to the airport, the pilot declared an emergency with smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely at 14:56Z. There was no impact on operations. TSB Case Closed.
2010-05-05: UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: On final, the pilot noticed smoke coming from underneath the co-pilots seat. The flight crew immediately declared an emergency for smoke in the cockpit. As they were on final approach they noticed that the smoke had no odour, and concluded that water vapour was coming out from the vents underneath the co-pilots seats. They turned off the environmental controls and the smoke/water vapour stopped. Maintenance towed the aircraft to the hangar with no further incident. Maintenance found that there was moisture in the ACM (air cycle machine) which was a direct cause to the smoke/water vapour. The bottom part of the co-pilots seat was also damp, and so was the surrounding carpet. The system was drained and taken out for an extended ground run. No further issue's were noted. The aircraft was returned to service.

Details


CADORS Number 2010A0367
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2010-05-03 - 14:50
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQM
Aerodrome Name GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Moncton/Greater Moncton Intl (CYQM)
TSB Occurrence Number A10A0045
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 118489-V2
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other,Fire/smoke (non-impact)
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GSKN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner PRINCE EDWARD AIR LTD
Operator PRINCE EDWARD AIR LTD. (6179) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
BEECH
Model  Silhouette image of 1900C
1900C
Year Built 1989
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY-CAN
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PT6A-65B
PT6A-65B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number CME100
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Smoke/fumes - aircraft,Landing gear

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