Buffalo DC3 at Hay River on Dec 17th 2014, smoking engine

Last Update: December 21, 2014 / 19:12:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 17, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
J4-169

Aircraft Registration
C-GWZS

Aircraft Type
DOUGLAS DC-3

ICAO Type Designator
DC3

A Buffalo Airways Douglas DC-3, registration C-GWZS performing flight J4-169 from Hay River,NT to Yellowknife,NT (Canada) with 16 passengers and 3 crew, was in the initial climb out of Hay River when the left hand engine began to run roughly prompting the crew to reduce engine power, report some engine indication but not request assistance or priority and return to Hay River for a safe landing about 11 minutes after departure. Ground personnel observed smoke from the engine and notified emergency services, Buffalo Airways staff discharged fire extinguishing agent into the smoking engine.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GWZS
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Douglas
Aircraft Model / Type
DC3C-S1C3G
ICAO Aircraft Type
DC3
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 17, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
J4-169

Aircraft Registration
C-GWZS

Aircraft Type
DOUGLAS DC-3

ICAO Type Designator
DC3

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