Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102A SX-BIO , Saturday 24 April 2010
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Date:Saturday 24 April 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102A
Owner/operator:Olympic Air
Registration: SX-BIO
MSN: 330
Year of manufacture:1992
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:East Midlands Airport (EMA/EGMX)
Destination airport:Exeter Airport
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
After a base maintenance check at Exeter the aircraft was flown uneventfully to East Midlands to be repainted. During the return flight to Exeter the right engine suffered a significant oil leak and lost oil pressure, so the flight crew shut it down. Subsequently, the crew noticed the left engine also leaking oil, with a fluctuating oil pressure, so they initiated a diversion to Bristol, where they landed safely. The oil leaks were traced to damaged O-ring seals within the oil cooler fittings on both engines. Both oil coolers had been removed and refitted during the base maintenance check at Exeter. It was probably during re-installation that the O-ring seals were damaged. A number of factors led to this damage and to missed oil leak checks.


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