Greenland DH8B at Narssarssuaq on May 22nd 2013, electrical problem and smoke in cockpit

Last Update: May 30, 2013 / 14:01:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 22, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GL-421

Aircraft Registration
OY-GRJ

ICAO Type Designator
DH8B

An Air Greenland de Havilland Dash 8-200, registration OY-GRJ performing flight GL-421 from Paamiut to Narssarssuaq (Greenland), was descending towards Narssarsuaq when the crew decided to enter a hold due to weather conditions with winds from 090 degrees at 39 knots, 25 knots minimum, gusting 62 knots. While in the holding pattern over NDB NA the crew received a primary inverter malfunction indication and smoke appeared in the cockpit. The crew donned their oxygen masks, worked the relevant checklists and noticed after about 1-2 minutes that the smoke was subsiding and the smell of smoke disappeared. The crew decided to return to Paamiut due to the weather conditions and landed in Paamiut about 25 minutes after deciding to return.

Denmarks Havarikommission reported a postflight examination confirmed the primary inverter was faulty and was the source of the smoke. An investigation has been opened.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 22, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GL-421

Aircraft Registration
OY-GRJ

ICAO Type Designator
DH8B

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