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27 November 2013

Jazz flight QK-8752 , de Havilland DHC-8-100 from Val-d'Or to Montreal took off from Val-d'Or and shortly after the crew declared an emergency reporting engine number 2 failure.The crew requested to divert back to Val-d'Or that airplane landed safely


On 5 December 2013 the Canadian TSB reported that the Dash-8-100, registration C-FGRY, was operating IFR as flight JZA752 from CYVO Val d'Or, QC to CYUL Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Int'l. Upon application of takeoff power, the #2 torque gauge dropped for approximately 5 seconds. The crew rejected the takeoff at approximately 20-30 knots. The crew performed 3 engine run-ups but could not duplicate the problem. The crew then took off and got airborne. At approximately 700 agl, the crew advised they had an uncommanded auto feather on #2 engine (P&W CAN PW120A). An emergency was declared, checklist items were actionned, engine #2 was shutdown, a return to CYVO requested, and passengers advised of the situation. Fire Rescue was in position for landing and checked the aircraft for any damage after a safe landing was conducted. There was no damage to the aircraft. The #2 engine and propeller assembly was replaced and tested serviceable. The #1 engine Torque Signal Control Unit (TSCU) was replaced. An airframe wiring check was carried out with no faults found. All required engine runs were completed and the aircraft was found serviceable. 



© Willem Göebel


First flight:21-04-1990

Age:23.7 years

Engines:2x PWC PW120A


Val-d'Or airport




Canadian TSB


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