Incident at 21 NM W ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)


2015-06-24: The pilot of a Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-FYWP/ TKR285) on a local flight from St John's, NL (CYYT) reported an electrical problem and shut down the radio to save battery power. The flight was cleared #1 for an approach to Runway 16. Coordinated with Area Control Centre (ACC) to move an IFR aircraft, Cougar Helicopters (CHI72E) for a longer final to accommodate TKR285. TKR285 was able to turn the radio back on briefly to report final and coordinate taxi exit point. TKR285 landed safely at 2105Z.
2015-06-24: UPDATE: TSB Report#A15A0034: The Newfoundland and Labrador Government CL215 water bomber (registration C-FYWP) aeroplane had lifted off Bay Roberts (21 NM west of the airport) with a scoop of water to fight a fire when the crew noted a double generator failure. The crew returned to St John's airport using battery power only for radio transmissions and landed safely. Maintenance determined the R/H generator failed and the L/H generator failed after taking the whole load. The L/H generator circuit breaker was determined to be faulty and is being replaced.


CADORS Number 2015A0450
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2015-06-10 - 20:56
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 21 NM W ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)
TSB Occurrence Number A15A0034
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 188083-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FYWP | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Government Of Newfoundland And Labrador
Make  Silhouette image of CANADAIR
Model CL215 1A10
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model WASP CA3
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number TKR285
Flight Rule VFR
CARS Subpart 702
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem,Diversion

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