Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

Summary

2011-01-14: UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The number one engine forward chip plug was found to be the source of the chip light indication. No particles were found on the chip plug but there was a small quantity of paste found. There was nothing on the bottom chip plug. Both chip plugs were thoroughly cleaned and reinstalled and a ground run at 100% on the number one engine was conducted for 30 minutes without any problems. Both chip plugs were removed after the ground run of 30 minutes and no particles or contamination was found. The engine oil was changed as a precautionary measure. The aircraft returned to service.
2010-11-16: UPDATE TSB: A10A0112: C-GIMN, a Canadian Helicopters, Sikorsky S76, was en route from Yarmouth to Halifax when at approximately eight miles from the airport, the flight crew declared a PAN, PAN, PAN due to an engine chip light. The crew advised that they did not require assistance and landed safely without further incident. Maintenance inspection did not reveal a cause for the illumination of the chip light. The aircraft has been returned to service.
2010-10-19: C-GIMN, Sikorsky S76A, was inbound to Halifax (CYHZ) from Sydney (CYQI) when the flight declared PAN on the initial contact eight miles out with no assistance required. The problem was an engine chip light on. The helicopter landed safely on Runway 23 instead of the usual practice of landing on Taxiway A. There was no other impact on operations.

Details


CADORS Number 2010A1085
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2010-10-19 - 08:08
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYHZ
Aerodrome Name HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Halifax Intl (CYHZ)
TSB Occurrence Number A10A0112
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 125567-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GIMN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner CANADIAN HELICOPTERS LIMITED HELICOPTERES CANADIENS LIMITEE
Operator CANADIAN HELICOPTERS LIMITED/ HÉLICOPTÈRES CANADIENS LIMITÉE (11988) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of SIKORSKY
SIKORSKY
Model S76A
Year Built 1980
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make ALLISON
Engine Model 250-C30S
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Engine oil problem

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