Westjet Encore DH8D at Comox on Jan 2nd 2023, engine fire indication

Last Update: January 10, 2023 / 20:44:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 2, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-3210

Departure
Comox, Canada

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FHEN

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Westjet Encore de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration C-FHEN performing flight WS-3210 from Comox,BC to Calgary,AB (Canada) with 78 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing through 14,000 feet out of Comox when the crew received indication to check their right hand engine fire detection system associated with a Master Warning. The crew worked the related checklist, shut the engine down, discharged both fire bottles, declared Mayday and turned to return to Comox. A Engine Fire Warning associated with another Master Warning activated during the descent towards Comox. The aircraft landed back in Comox without further incident, emergency services did not detect any fire or thermal issue with the engine. The passengers disembarked onto the runway and were taken to the terminal, the aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance found 2 pins of a connector in the engine fire warning system had partially shorted together. The connector was replaced.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-FHEN
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
Jan 2, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-3210

Departure
Comox, Canada

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FHEN

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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