Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT
2011-02-09: C-GXUG, Piper PA 31, MEDEVAC flight enroute from Sydney (CYQY) to Halifax (CYHZ), experienced low oil pressure in one engine 25 nautical miles west of Sydney. The aircraft declared an emergency with no assistance required. The flight returned to Sydney and landed at 00:50Z.
2011-02-10: UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: Shortly after departure from Sydney, in cruise flight, the pilots noted low oil pressure on the left engine. Clearance to return to Sydney was requested, and the power on the left engine was reduced. Although no corresponding increase in temperature was observed, the flight crew elected to call a Pan-Pan. The aircraft landed in Sydney without further incident. After engine shutdown investigation revealed oil leaking from the left engine. Maintenance determined that oil was leaking from the turbocharger oil supply hose fitting at the engine. The fitting was tightened, the engine was cleaned, and the oil and filter were changed. The filter was cut open, and no contamination was found. The engine was run up and found to be operating to the manufacturer's specifications and no further leaks were found. The aircraft was released and returned to service.
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