Incident at 120 NM E SYDNEY / J. A. DOUGLAS McCURDY NS (CYQY)

Summary

2015-02-04: A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC 8 401 (POE247) departed Halifax, NS (CYHZ) at 1812Z on route to St John's, NL (CYYT) and was handed off to Gander, NL (QX) east of Sydney, NS (CYQY). At approximately 120 miles east of CYQY the QX controller advised centre that POE247 was turning around and returning to CYHZ to have the flaps inspected as he suspected that he might have damage them earlier on departure out of CYHZ. There was no mention of any problems on climb out to either the terminal or the enroute controller.
2015-02-05: UPDATE: TSB Report#A15A0004: The Porter Airlines DHC-8 aircraft (C-GLQM), operating as POE247, had departed Halifax (CYHZ) enroute to St. John's NL (CYYT). During the initial climb the crew encountered moderate turbulence prior to reaching the flap retraction altitude. The airspeed exceeded the Flap 5 limit. Once the aircraft was in cruise flight, the flight crew contacted the company and was subsequently advised to return to CYHZ so that company maintenance could inspect the aircraft. POE247 landed at CYHZ without further incident. Company maintenance carried out an inspection for a flap overspeed situation. No faults were noted and the aircraft was returned to service.

Details


CADORS Number 2015A0057
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2015-01-19 - 20:26
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 120 NM E SYDNEY / J. A. DOUGLAS McCURDY NS (CYQY)
TSB Occurrence Number A15A0004
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 183349-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Turbulence encounter,System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GLQM | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Porter Airlines Inc.
Operator PORTER AIRLINES INC. (15266) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC-8-402
Year Built 2009
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY-CAN
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PW150A
PW150A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number POE247
Flight Rule IFR
CARS Subpart 705
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Flight control systems (ailerons, rudder, rotors, flaps, main, tail),Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence

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