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


2015-01-21: UPDATE: TSB Report#A15A0001: The Provincial Aerospace Cessna S550, registration C-FABF, was conducting high speed taxi runs on Runway 29 at St. John's, NL (CYYT) as part of a post-maintenance burn-in procedure carried out following the replacement of a main wheel brake assembly. The pilot noted that the left brake was initially ineffective when operated from the left side. The left brake then became over sensitive to inputs made by the aircraft maintenance engineer occupying the right seat position. The pilot noticed flames at the left brake, taxied clear of the runway, and alerted ATS of the fire before both occupants evacuated. ARFF responded and extinguished fires at both the left and right main wheel brakes. Both wheels and brakes were replaced due to fire damage. Various landing gear components were replaced as a precautionary measure, and a full brake fluid flush and replacement was carried out.
2015-01-15: A PAL Aerospace Cessna S550 (C-FABF), on a local flight from St. John's, NL (CYYT), had just completed two high speed maintenance runs on Runway 29 and vacated onto Taxiway BRAVO when the pilot reported his brakes were on fire. Emergency services responded on Taxiway BRAVO. No operational impact.


CADORS Number 2015A0004
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2015-01-01 - 18:40
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 NL (CYYT)
TSB Occurrence Number A15A0001
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 182880-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Fire/smoke (non-impact)

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FABF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner PAL Aerospace Ltd
Operator PAL Aerospace Ltd. (17595) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model S550
Year Built 1986
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Model JT15D-4B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule Unknown
CARS Subpart 703
Phase of Flight Taxi
Damage Minor
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Brakes - overheated,Fire - aircraft (cockpit, cargo or passenger area)

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