Incident Dornier 228-202 C-FEQX, Sunday 17 December 2023
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Date:Sunday 17 December 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Dornier 228-202
Owner/operator:Summit Air
Registration: C-FEQX
MSN: 8101
Year of manufacture:1986
Engine model:Garrett TPE 331-5-252D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:near Yellowknife Airport, NT (YZF/CYZF) -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Yellowknife Airport, NT (YZF/CYZF)
Destination airport:Fort Simpson Airport, NT (YFS/CYFS)
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Summit Air Dornier 228-202 was departing from Yellowknife Airport (CYZF), Northwest Territories to Fort Simpson Airport (CYFS), Northwest Territories on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight. During the departure from CYZF, at approximately 0908 Mountain Standard Time, the flight crew observed the #2 (right-hand) engine RPM was approximately 94-95%. The flight crew advised air traffic control that they needed to level off at 2500 feet above sea level to do some troubleshooting. The flight crew reduced the throttles to cruise power setting. The #2 engine was not responding to throttle changes so the flight crew actioned the quick reference handbook (QRH) and shutdown the #2 engine (Garrett TPE 331-5-252D) as a precaution. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed back at CYZF without further incident.


TSB A23W0153

Revision history:

10-Jan-2024 14:48 harro Added
10-Jan-2024 14:48 harro Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]

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