Oil leak Returns Dash to Calgary
What: Air Canada Jazz de Havilland Dash 8-300 en route from Calgary to Edmonton
When: Jan 23rd 2010
Who: 17 on board
Why: After takeoff, the oil pressure began to indicate instability. When oil pressure began dropping, the crew decided to return to Calgary where they made a safe landing over what ultimately was a loose cap requiring about six liters to be replaced.
George’s Point of View
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance!
A deceptively. It’s rarely such simple carelessness– there might be a gasket somewhere needing replacement we never hear about.
Reminds me of that old homily, “For lack of a nail, the kingdom was lost.”
Fortunately, we didn’t lose the kingdom this time because someone did their job.