Tech Log The very best in practical technical discussion on the web

Bleed Leak

Old 19th Sep 2022, 01:53
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Here, there, and everywhere
Posts: 919
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Bleed Leak

".....a Cessna 560 XL, operated by XXXXXXX Air Inc, departed XXXX Airport when
shortly after after take off, the flight crew received a R Bleed
Overheat caution light. The climb was continued to 6000 feet and the flight crew then leveled off
and reduced thrust on the affected side; the warning light extinguished once power was reduced.
The aircraft returned to XXX and landed without further incident. Upon shutdown maintenance
staff inspected the aircraft and noticed smoke and a small flame inside the starboard service bay.
The flame was extinguished with a portable fire extinguisher. Further inspection revealed that the
bleed air line had become detached at a joint that is normally kept secure by a clamp."


This airport was near sea level with no mountains around. I was thinking that it might be wise to level off at a lower altitude in such a situation to minimize the time that high engine power engine bleed air is leaking.

Any thoughts or experiences?
punkalouver is offline  
Old 19th Sep 2022, 07:39
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Oztrailia
Posts: 2,934
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I’m thinking the crew did well.
ACMS is offline  
Old 19th Sep 2022, 07:53
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Glasgow, EGPF
Posts: 22
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
They would have been at 6000 feet in the time it takes you to cancel the master warning and get the QRH out, so probably not.
ATOguy is offline  
Old 19th Sep 2022, 11:55
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: AUS
Posts: 20
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
In that aircraft 6,000ft will come up quick.

“Shortly after take off” in fact.
AmarokGTI is offline  
Old 19th Sep 2022, 18:33
  #5 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Here, there, and everywhere
Posts: 919
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Good points. If I am ever in such a situation with a slow climbing aircraft, perhaps it might be something to consider.
punkalouver is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.