Westjet Encore DH8D near Terrace on Mar 17th 2020, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: March 31, 2020 / 19:57:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 17, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-3108

Aircraft Registration
C-GWEN

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Westjet Encore de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration C-GWEN performing flight WS-3108 from Terrace,BC to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 30 passengers and 4 crew, was enroute at FL250 about 60nm southsoutheast of Terrace when the crew received an aft cargo smoke indication. The crew worked the related checklists and discharged the fire bottles, the smoke indication however remained active. The crew declared emergency and returned to Terrace for a safe landing on runway 33 about 22 minutes after leaving FL250.

The Canadian TSB reported emergency services access the aft cargo hold and found no evidence of fire. Maintenance replaced the aft cargo smoke detector due to damage found on the casing and the guard of the detector.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GWEN
Country of Registration
Canada
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Manufacturer
Bombardier
Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-402
ICAO Aircraft Type
DH8D
Year of Manufacture
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 17, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-3108

Aircraft Registration
C-GWEN

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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