Incident at 10 NM W GREENWOOD NS NDB (YZX)


2015-08-14: A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKQF/ POE274) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) reported problem controlling pitch of propeller and requested return to CYHZ. The aircraft was cleared as requested. The pilot advised that they would be stopping on runway to see if power could be controlled. POE274 landed safely at 2225Z and taxied off runway at 2230Z. No emergency declared. No operational impact.
2015-08-24: Update: TSB Report #A15A0051: The Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-400 (C-GKQF), operating as flight POE274, had departed Halifax (CYHZ) en route to Ottawa (CYOW). After levelling off, both engine condition levers were inadvertently selected to the Start/Feather position. The propeller electronic control (PEC) units identified this condition as a fault and instead of automatically feathering both propellers, the PEC units dropped off-line, resulting in a PEC 1 and PEC 2 master caution. Both propellers then immediately went into an over speed condition. The crew carried out the applicable Quick Reference Handbook actions and requested a return to CYHZ. POE274 landed at CYHZ without further incident. The aircraft was shut down on the taxiway and towed to the gate where passengers were deplaned. The operator?s maintenance personnel cleared the engine and PEC fault codes and returned the aircraft to service.


CADORS Number 2015A0692
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2015-08-05 - 22:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 10 NM W GREENWOOD NS NDB (YZX)
TSB Occurrence Number A15A0051
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 190771-V1
Reported By NAV 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 GKQF | 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
Model DHC-8-402
Year Built 2011
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PW150A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number POE274
Flight Rule IFR
CARS Subpart 705
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Engine - malfunction

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