Porter DH8D near Halifax on Sep 29th 2019, generator and engine oil pressure issues

Last Update: October 31, 2019 / 21:03:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 29, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PD-487

Destination
Halifax, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GKQH

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Porter Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration C-GKQH performing flight PD-487 from Montreal,QC to Halifax,NS (Canada) with 71 people on board, was enroute at FL250 nearing Halifax when the #2 generator light came on, the crew informed maintenance. About 5 minutes later the #2 engine (PW150A) oil pressure became fluctuating, the oil pressure warning activated. The crew declared Mayday, shut the engine down about 120nm west of Halifax and drifted the aircraft down. The aircraft landed safely in Halifax about 30 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance determined the #2 DC generator had become unseated and caused a slow oil leak.
Aircraft Registration Data
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C-GKQH
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Canada
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Manufacturer
Dehavilland
Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-402
ICAO Aircraft Type
DH8D
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 29, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PD-487

Destination
Halifax, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GKQH

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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