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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 259305
Last updated: 7 May 2021
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Time:17:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C
Owner/operator:Pacific Coastal Airlines
Registration: C-FPCV
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:E of Port Hardy airport (CYZT), BC -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT/CYZT)
Destination airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR)
A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900C, was conducting flight PCO866 from Port Hardy airport (CYZT), BC to Vancouver Int'l airport (CYVR), BC with 2 flight crew members and 9 passengers on board. When climbing through 16 000 feet ASL the aircraft began to yaw to the right. The aircraft's RH engine, a PT6A-65B (S/N: PCE32157), was indicating a significant reduction in torque and an increased interstage turbine temperature (ITT). As the ITT continued to increase, a burning smell was perceived in the cockpit. The flight crew carried out a precautionary engine shutdown. The pilot monitoring declared an emergency (MAYDAY) and made the request to return to CYZT. The aircraft landed without further incident.
Subsequent maintenance actions revealed the engine's compressor turbine disk had experienced a blade failure, leading to other blades on the disk to fail. The operator's maintenance has indicated that with the compressor no longer turning at an optimal speed, the engine power was reduced and was accompanied by a build up of heat. The engine's abnormally hot bleed air entering the air cycle machine (ACM) likely created the burning smell. The operator has shipped
the engine to the manufacturer for a comprehensive teardown.



Other occurrences involving this aircraft

20 May 1984 N305BH Beechcraft 0 Hannover unk


Photo of C-FPCV courtesy

Victoria - International (CYYJ / YYJ)
13 June 2018; (c) Tim Martin

Revision history:

07-May-2021 19:05 harro Added
07-May-2021 19:43 harro Updated [Date]

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