NTSB Identification: ENG10RA039
Incident occurred Wednesday, February 24, 2010 in Manston, UK, United Kingdom
Aircraft: DE HAVILLAND DHC6, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

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

On February 24, 2010 during a ferry flight from Calgary, Canada to the Maldives, a De Havilland DHC-6 300 Twin Otter C-FAKB experienced an electrical fire in the power distribution and generator control box located in the roof of the passenger cabin. The crew isolated the electrical systems and successfully diverted to London Gatwick Airport. The source of the fire was traced to the left generator reverse current relay, which was found to have a different part number to the relays authorised for use on the DHC-6 series of aircraft.

The accident is being investigated by United Kingdom AAIB.
United Kingdom
Air Accidents Investigation Branch
Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions
Berkshire Copse Road
GU11 2HH
United Kingdom
Tel.: (44) 1252 510300
(44) 171 890 5999 (after hours)
Website: http://www.dft.gov.uk

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the Government of the United Kingdom.

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