Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)


2010-07-06: UPDATE TSB: A10A0070: Speed Air 02, a Provincial Airlines Beech 200 (Registration C-GMWR) was departing St John's, NL for Stephenville, NL, when the pilot declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit at 10:20 UTC. The aircraft returned to St John's and landed safely at 10:32 UTC. Maintenance personnel had conducted a pressure wash of the engines during routine maintenance the previous night which had caused the smoke upon departure.
2010-06-23: SPR02, Beech 200, departed from Runway 11 in St. John?s. On the initial contact, the pilot advised of smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency. Aircraft landed at 10:32Z without incident. TSB Case Closed.
2010-06-24: UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: On take-off from St. John?s, the crew noted a strong odor in the cabin and cockpit. As they continued to climb out the smell increased and a smoke-like haze was noted throughout the aircraft. The checklist was completed and the crew received clearance to proceed back to St. John?s for an uneventful landing. Prior to landing it was noted that the smell and haze was gradually dissipating.A detailed inspection and operational check of all systems were carried out. The source was determined to the presence of a residue from the engine compressor wash solution utilized during the prior maintenance visit the night before. Although an engine cleaning rinse and engine run-up was completed following the wash, there was still enough residual solution in the engine and environmental system, to produce the resulting odor and haze once take-off and climb power was achieved in conjunction with the bleed air system. In addition to the thorough inspection and cleaning of the engine bleed air and environmental ducting, additional engine compressor rinses and subsequent high power run-ups were completed by maintenance to ensure that the systems were completely purged of any remaining cleaning solution. The aircraft was released back into service.


CADORS Number 2010A0572
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2010-06-22 - 10:20
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYYT
Aerodrome Name ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, St. John`s Intl (CYYT)
TSB Occurrence Number A10A0070
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 120481-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Fire/smoke (non-impact)

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GMWR | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator PROVINCIAL AIRLINES LIMITED (2659) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
Model  Silhouette image of 200
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PT6A-41
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number SPR002
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Smoke/fumes - aircraft,Declared emergency/priority

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