Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

Summary

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.

Details


CADORS Number 2011A0104
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2011-02-09 - 00:40
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQY
Aerodrome Name J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Sydney (CYQY)
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 128867-V2
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GXUG | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner MARITIME AIR CHARTER LIMITED
Operator MARITIME AIR CHARTER LIMITED (10413) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31
PA31
Year Built 1970
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model TIO-540-A2B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Engine oil problem,Declared emergency/priority

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