Greenland DH8B at Kulusuk on Apr 14th 2021, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: April 14, 2021 / 20:01:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 14, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GL-4651

Destination
Nuuk, Greenland

Aircraft Registration
OY-GRP

ICAO Type Designator
DH8B

Airport ICAO Code
BGKK

An Air Greenland Dash 8-200, registration OY-GRP performing flight GL-4651 from Kulusuk to Nuuk (Greenland) with 24 passengers, was climbing out of Kulusuk's gravel runway 29 at about 13:40L (15:40Z) when the crew needed to shut the right hand engine (PW123D) down. While sirenes were sounding in Kulusuk calling emergency services to the airport, the aircraft positioned at low level (approximately 600 feet MSL) for a return and landed safely back on runway 11 about 11 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the crew received indication of an engine failure, shut the engine down and returned to Kulusuk. It appears the fault is probably identified by now, and it was not an engine fault as initially believed, an automatic back up system incorrectly activated and triggered the alarm. This occurrence is thus not related to the two engine shut downs that occurred earlier this year.

OY-GRP had suffered another engine failure less than two weeks ago, see Incident: Greenland DH8B at Kangerlussuaq on Apr 2nd 2021, engine shut down in flight, in February another DH8B OY-GRJ had suffered another engine fault, see Incident: Greenland DH8B near Nuuk on Feb 10th 2021, engine shut down in flight.

Metars:
BGKK 141750Z 19006KT 9999 4000W -SN OVC007 00/M01 Q1007=
BGKK 141650Z 22006KT 6000 -SN OVC006 00/M01 Q1007=
BGKK 141550Z 23005KT 9999 OVC006 00/M01 Q1008=
BGKK 141450Z 22004KT 190V250 9999 OVC006 01/M01 Q1009=
BGKK 141350Z 20004KT 9999 OVC007 00/M02 Q1009=
BGKK 141250Z 20006KT 9999 OVC010 00/M02 Q1010=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 14, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GL-4651

Destination
Nuuk, Greenland

Aircraft Registration
OY-GRP

ICAO Type Designator
DH8B

Airport ICAO Code
BGKK

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