NTSB Identification: NYC01WA016
Incident occurred Friday, October 06, 2000 in ROUYN-NORANDA, Canada
Aircraft: Cessna 550, registration:
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On October 6, 2000, a Cessna 550, Canadian registration C-FJCZ, operated by Transport Canada Aircraft Services, performed a precautionary landing at Rouyn-Noranda Airport, Quebec, Canada, after departing from the same airport. The airplane received minor damage, and the two Canadian certificated pilots and one passenger were not injured.

According to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada:

The airplane "...was in the initial climb of the flight between Rouyn and Montreal Intl, Dorval. The crew noticed smoke in the cockpit. The crew elected to don the oxygen masks, declare an emergency and asked for an immediate return VFR to Rouyn. The aircraft landed safely. Initial investigation revealed that the smoke was generated by the overhead fan located in the floor forward of the rear pressurization bulkhead. The overhead fan was found with one of the two screws holding the armature together unscrewed and backing off. The screw eventually jammed the fan rotor. This condition caused the motor to overheat and smoke. The 20 Amps protecting circuit breaker did not trip...."

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) Place du Centre 200 Promenade du Portage 4th Floor Hull, Quebec K1A 1K8 Canada 819-994-3741 This report is for information purposes only, and contains only information released by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

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