Westjet Encore DH8D at Montreal on Mar 31st 2020, mistrim and stiff flight controls

Last Update: April 2, 2020 / 19:43:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 31, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-3538

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FENO

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Westjet Encore de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration C-FENO performing flight WS-3538 from Toronto,ON to Montreal,QC (Canada) with 21 passengers and 4 crew, was descending towards Montreal about 50nm westsouthwest of Montreal when the crew received a "mistrim left wing low" advisory light. The crew disconnected the autopilot and found the flight controls were very stiff. The crew decided to pull the flight control connect lever separating the captain and first officer's yokes. As result the captain's controls moved normally again while the first officer's controls remained stiff. The crew completed the related checklist, declared emergency and continued for a safe landing at Montreal.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-FENO
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Dehavilland
Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-402
ICAO Aircraft Type
DH8D
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 31, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-3538

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FENO

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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