Jump to content

Notice: Effective July 1, 2024, Vertical Forums will be officially shut down. As a result, all forum activity will be permanently removed. We understand that this news may come as a disappointment, but we would like to thank everyone for being a part of our community for so many years.

If you are interested in taking over this Forum, please contact us prior to July 1.

Night Engine Failure

Recommended Posts

This pilot will be feeling pretty fortunate!



Record #5Cadors Number: 2010C0369

Reporting Region: Prairie & Northern



Occurrence InformationOccurrence Type: Incident

Occurrence Date: 2010-02-03


Occurrence Time: 0359 Z

Day Or Night: night-time


Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0


Canadian Aerodrome ID: CYXD

Aerodrome Name: Edmonton City Centre (Blatchford Field)


Occurrence Location: Edmonton City Centre (Blatchford Field) (CYXD)


Province: Alberta

Country: CANADA


World Area: North America


Reported By: NAV CANADA

AOR Number: 115850-V1


TSB Class Of Investigation:

TSB Occurrence No:



Aircraft InformationFlight #:


Aircraft Category: Helicopter

Country of Registration: CANADA



Model: EC 120 B


Year Built: 2009

Amateur Built: No


Engine Make: TURBOMECA

Engine Model: ARRIUS 2F


Engine Type: Turbo shaft

Gear Type: Land


Phase of Flight: Approach

Damage: No Damage





Operator Type: Private



Event InformationEngine failure

Engine malfunction - other

Precautionary landing


Detail InformationUser Name: Szymanski, Diana


Date: 2010-02-03


Further Action Required: Yes


O.P.I.: Maintenance & Manufacturing


Narrative: Pilot reported inbound to the airport for a precautionary landing due to an engine light indication. Landed safely but engine failed hovering to the landing pad.


User Name: Szymanski, Diana


Date: 2010-02-04


Further Action Required: No


O.P.I.: System Safety


Narrative: UPDATE The Edmonton Police Service EC 120B had an Engine Chip Warning indication and returned to the Edmonton City Center airport. While in a 7 foot hover maneuvering to the landing area, the pilot experienced an engine failure and landed with no damage to the aircraft. The Arrius 2F engine was found to have metal on the chip plug and had 271 hours TSN. The chip detection system had been visually inspected 5 flight hours prior to the failure. The engine has been sent to Turbomeca Canada for evaluation. An SDR will be submitted.


Please note that for the most part, CADORS reports contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 51
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic


why he did not land immediately??? That should be prior action right?



Sling, get your head out of your ***! Pretty easy to be a critic when you sit home in front of your computer. Its called the real world. Personaly thumbs up to the pilot!


Sling thanks for the retarded comments


My 2 Cents



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest plumber
why he did not land immediately??? That should be prior action right?


In the dark over a city sometimes easier said than done. Is there no power lines in Quebec? A guy who claims to own a couple of helicopters should know better than that.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...