Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)


2015-07-21: UPDATE: TSB Report#A15A0037: The Moncton Flight College Piper PA44 (registration C-FXKN) aeroplane was on a round robin cross country flight from Moncton - Halifax - St John - Moncton. On departure out of St John (CYSJ), the pilot noted an oil leak. The crew requested return to the field but were told they may have to hold for traffic. They declared an emergency and proceeded to the field for landing. The engine was not shut down on the return. Maintenance found that the oil dipstick was not properly seated and some internal threads on the dipstick assembly were damaged. Four quarts of oil remained which was well within engine operating limits , however it was one quart below Moncton Flight College?s SOPs. The oil tube and dipstick assembly were replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
2015-07-20: Update from Maintenance and Manufacturing: Maintenance found the left engine oil dipstick was sitting off of its seal and allowing oil for blow by the seal. The threads on the cap were allowing the assembly to only be threaded part way into the crankcase. This gave the feel to the pilot as if it was in and tight, but given the location, you could only see that the dipstick seal was not contacting the surface to provide a positive seal with the cowling off. A serviceable dip stick was installed and it screwed in perfectly. The engine and cowling was cleaned and a ground run perform to verify for leaks, non found, aircraft was released.
2015-07-09: A Canlink Aviation Piper PA-44-180 (C-FXKN/ MFCLG01) was on a round robin training flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Saint John, NB (CYSJ) to Moncton, NB (CYQM). On departure CYSJ, the pilot reported an oil leak and shortly thereafter declared an emergence at 2217Z. The flight cancelled IFR and landed CYSJ at 2221Z. No impact on Air Traffic Services (ATS) operations.


CADORS Number 2015A0526
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transport Canada, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2015-06-27 - 22:17
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYSJ
Aerodrome Name SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)
TSB Occurrence Number A15A0037
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 188854-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transport Canada, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FXKN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner CANLink Aviation Inc.
Operator CANLink Aviation Inc. (763) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA-44-180
Year Built 1979
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model O-360-E1A6D
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number MFCLG01
Flight Rule IFR
CARS Subpart 406
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Engine oil problem,Declared emergency/priority

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