Porter DH8D near Sydney on Oct 19th 2015, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: October 22, 2015 / 20:26:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 19, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PD-255

Aircraft Registration
C-GLQM

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Porter Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration C-GLQM performing flight PD-255 from Halifax,NS to St. John's,NL (Canada) with 67 people on board, was enroute at FL250 about 20nm south of Sydney,NS (Canada) when smoke began to appear in the cockpit. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks, declared emergency, decided to divert to Sydney and worked the smoke drill. The aircraft landed safely in Sydney about 12 minutes after leaving FL250. The passengers deplaned onto the runway.

The Canadian TSB reported none of the occupants required medical attention but did not release information about the source of the smoke.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GLQM
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
Oct 19, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PD-255

Aircraft Registration
C-GLQM

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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