November 25, 2009

Incident at Gander Oceanic

SCX900, B737 8Q8, enroute from Shannon (EINN) to Portsmouth (KPSM), did not adhere to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Oceanic Clearance. Nil TSB.

July 28, 2009

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

KCE1, Bombardier BD100, enroute from Portsmouth (KPSM) to Saint John (CYSJ), conducted a missed approach due to a loss of the ILS 05 signal. ILS 05 was showing in the green in the OPS area. Nil TSB.

June 23, 2009

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

RCH2576, KC-135R, enroute from Ramstein Air Force Base (ETAR) to Portsmouth (KPSM), declared an emergency, requested descent to 33,000 ft. and diversion to Goose Bay (CYYR) due to a hydraulic problem. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was advised. The aircraft landed in Goose Bay (CYYR) at 16:51Z.

October 8, 2008

Incident at JOLIETTE QC (CSG3)

An Eclipse 500 registered in the United States was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Joliette (CSG3) to Portsmouth/Pease Int'l Tradeport (KPSM). After takeoff, the pilot requested a diversion to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) because of a problem with a door. No emergency was declared. A few minutes later, the pilot reported that the problem had been solved, and requested a diversion back to the original destination.

August 5, 2008

Incident at 30NM au sud de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL)

An Eclipse 500 registered in the United States was IFR from Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Portsmouth/Pease Int'l Tradeport (KPSM). 30 NM south of Montreal/Trudeau, the pilot reported problems with the on-board equipment. The aircraft returned and landed without incident at 1735Z. *************** * ***************** Un Eclipse 500 immatriculé aux États-Unis effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) à destination de Portsmouth/Pease Int'l Tradeport (KPSM). À 30 milles nautiques au sud de Montréal/Trudeau, le pilote a signalé des problèmes d'équipement à bord. L'appareil est revenu atterrir à 1735Z sans encombre.

May 1, 2008

Incident at Moncton High Level Air Space

Gold 82, Boeing 707-300, enroute from Sigonella (LICZ) to Portsmouth (KPSM), advised of a failed transponder that resulted in a re-route and descent to clear traffic and the Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) airspace. There was no impact on other traffic. Nil TSB.

January 10, 2008


An American registered Piper PA44, enroute from Portsmouth (KPSM) to Moncton (CYQM), arrived in Canada without a flight plan. Nil TSB.

November 27, 2007


JZA8733, a de Havilland Dash 8 operated by Air Canada Jazz, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). The Montréal/Trudeau tower controller instructed the crew of JZA8733 to overshoot Runway 24L, due to a privately-owned Super King Air that was preparing to conduct an IFR flight to Portsmouth (KPSM) and was experiencing propeller problems on Runway 24L. *** *** *** JZA8733, un De Havilland Dash 8 exploité par Air Canada Jazz, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). Le contrôleur de la tour de Montréal/Trudeau a donné l'instruction à l'équipage de JZA8733 d'effectuer une approche interrompue pour la piste 24 gauche, en raison d'un Super King Air de propriété privée, s'apprêtant à effectuer un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments en direction de Portsmouth (KPSM) qui avait un problème d'hélice sur la piste 24 gauche.

May 7, 2007

Incident at 50NM à l'est du VOR de Schefferville

ETHYL27, a Boeing Stratotanker C-135FR operated by USAF Air Mobility Operations Control Center, was IFR from and to Portsmouth/Pease, NH (KPSM). The pilot had been authorized for FL 280, via the Cartier sector of Montreal ACC, 50 nm east of the Schefferville (YKL) VOR. The aircraft was observed climbing to FL285 by Gander control centre. The pilot did not abort the climb as requested. The pilot again received the instruction from Montreal ACC, Cartier sector, to maintain FL280. * * * * * * * ETHYL27, un Boeing Stratotanker C-135FR, exploité par USAF Air Mobility Operations Control Center effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis et à destination de Portsmouth/Pease, NH (KPSM). Le pilote avait été autorisé au niveau de vol 280, via le secteur Cartier du centre de contrôle de Montréal, 50 milles nautiques à l'est du VOR de Schefferville (YKL). L'appareil a été observé en montée jusqu'au niveau de vol 285 par le centre de contrôle de Gander. Le pilote n'a pas interrompu la montée tel que demandé. Le pilote reçu de nouveau l'instruction du centre de contrôle de Montréal, secteur Cartier, de maintenir le niveau de vol 280.

July 17, 2007

Incident at 40 Miles East of Saint John (CYSJ)

ETHYLTS, Boeing C135, declared an emergency as a result of smoke fumes in the cockpit. The flight crew decided to return to Portsmouth (KPSM) and exited Canadian airspace at 20:52Z. Nil TSB.

June 21, 2007

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

KCE1, Dassault Falcon 50, enroute from Saint John (CYSJ) to Portsmouth (KPSM), departed Runway 32 at 19:32Z and returned due to problems with a door. The aircraft landed uneventfully at 19:39Z.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The rear baggage door unsafe indicator light illuminated. The crew opened and re-closed the door latch and the light extinguished. No further problems were encountered.

May 24, 2007

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: A generator had failed due to some brushes with excessive wear. The unit had accumulated approximately 700 hours with a scheduled overhaul frequency of 1000 hours. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) will be submitted.
KCE3, Cessna 560, enroute from Saint John (CYSJ) to Portsmouth (KPSM), departed from Runway 23 (IFR) at 19:12Z (on a VFR departure). Approximately two minutes later when the aircraft was four to five miles southwest of Saint John, the pilot reported that the aircraft had experienced a generator failure. KCE3 returned to Saint John and landed on Runway 23 at 19:21Z without further incident. Airport Fire Fighter (AFF) vehicle RED3 was on standby while the aircraft landed. Nil TSB.

April 30, 2007

Incident at 45 21 05N/58 51 47W

RCH6002, C17, enroute from McGuire AFB (KWRI) to Portsmouth (KPSM), descended in Gander airspace due to a cracked windshield. The aircraft, requesting and receiving direct routing to KPSM, declared an emergency in Moncton airspace. The aircraft entered Boston airspace at approximately 08:40Z. Nil TSB.

July 24, 2006

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Incursion - runway - aircraft)

The American, corporately-registered Rasair LLC Piper PA-42-1000 aircraft (N38AF) was preparing to depart on an IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Portsmouth (Pease International Tradeport) Airport, NH (U.S.A.) (KPSM). The Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Directorate Beech C-90A aircraft (C-FGXU, operating as TGO984) was completing an IFR flight from Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport (CYHM) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). N38AF was taxiing for an intersection departure on runway 32 from runway 25. As the pilot changed to the tower frequency, the tower controller noticed that the aircraft was crossing runway 32. The tower controller instructed the pilot to stop and then instructed the pilot to continue crossing (as the aircraft had already passed the hold line) and exit runway 32. TGO984 was two (2) miles final for runway 32 and cleared to land. Ops. impact -- none (as N38AF) was off of runway 32 when TGO984 landed.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Aviation Enforcement [2006/09/13]: Aviation Enforcement staff have reviewed this occurrence.

June 23, 2006

Incident at 100 NM East of Sydney (CYQI)

ETHYL60, K35R Stratotanker, was in cloud and enroute to Portsmouth (KPSM) to air refuel, at 33,000 ft. advised that it was responding to a TCAS RA for traffic, opposite direction, 2 miles at the same altitude. The aircraft descended approximately 500 feet. No other aircraft was within 20 nautical miles. The aircraft returned to the cleared altitude and continued on the flight plan. Nil TSB.

April 15, 2006


ETHYL45, Boeing C135 from Portsmouth (KPSM), was holding at the Halifax VOR at 31,000 ft. awaiting air refueling. At 22:20Z, after being in the holding pattern for some time, the aircraft was observed descending. The pilot advised he was responding to a TCAS alert. There was no other traffic in the vicinity of ETHYL45.

August 16, 2005

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (ATS operating irregularity)

The Québec flight information centre (YQB FIC) received an arrival time for the VFR aircraft N523JL, of unknown type, inbound from KPSM, in the United States, and bound for CYUL, without having received a flight plan.

November 1, 2005

Incident at 45NM west of Toronto (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

The United States Government Department of Defense Douglas KC-135 aircraft (operating as GOLD82) was on an IFR flight from Eielson Air Force Base, AK (U.S.A.) (PAEI) to Portsmouth (Pease International) Airport, NH (U.S.A.) (KPSM). The aircraft traversed Toronto ACC airspace from Minneapolis ARTCC via J16, J94, J547, BUFFALO into Cleveland ARTCC airspace at FL350. The aircraft flight plan data received from Minneapolis ARTCC indicated that the flight crew/aircraft were RVSM compliant. However, shortly after the aircraft was switched to Cleveland ARTCC. the controller there notified Toronto ACC staff that GOLD82 was not RVSM compliant. There was no loss of separation with Toronto ACC airspace. The closest aircraft was 8NM laterally separated and 1,000 feet vertically separated.

July 9, 2005

Incident at vicinity of Thunder Bay (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

The American, corporately-registered Sky Aviation Corp. Dassault-Breguet Mystère Falcon 900 aircraft (N64BD) was on an IFR flight from Tacoma Narrows Airport, WA (U.S.A.) (KTIW) to Portsmouth (Pease International) Airport, NH (U.S.A.) (KPSM). Minneapolis/St. Paul ARTCC staff lost communication with the flight crew and the aircraft entered Canadian airspace south of Thunder Bay at FL370 on the flight planned route. There was no success in establishing radio contact with the flight crew while it traversed through Winnipeg ACC airspace. NAV CANADA Toronto ACC staff were advised of situation before the aircraft entered their airspace. Toronto ACC staff were finally able to make contact with the flight crew at approximately 0245Z. Ops. impact -- none (no other aircraft were inconvenienced).

July 26, 2005

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Diversion, Declared emergency/priority)

Enroute from Beaufort South Carolina KNBC to Lajes Terceeira LPLA , NY OAC advised QM ACC that # 1 cell ( Six F-18's ) of Coronet East 109 Leg 1/5 airspace reservation(MAZDA21-26)were diverting to Navy Brunswick KNHZ. When cell entered QM FIR they advised that due to fuel emergency they needed to divert to Halifax CYHZ. MAZDA21-26 landed CYHZ at 1500Z. GOLD71 DC10 diverted to McGuire Airforce Base N.J KWRI, GOLD72 KC35 diverted to Pease N.H. KPSM. RCC advised. ARE advised. Nil TSB .

January 8, 2004

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

Boston Maine Airways flight #3871 departing Saint John for Pease Intl. (KPSM) aborted take-off without incident and taxied to the Apron to check out the problem. It was suspected due to the cold weather (Temp -23 deg C).

August 3, 2003

Incident at vicinity of London

The Private aircraft (GLF4)(operating as (not known)) was an IFR flight that departed the Pease International Tradeport Airport (KPSM) for the San Jose International Airport (KSJC). The crew of (not known) at FL410 reported a rapid decompression and requested emergency descent. The aircraft leveled at 10000 feet and diverted to the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (KDTW).

November 10, 2003

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

PAA3806 a Boston-Maine Airway Jetstream 31 departing Saint John for Pease Int (KPSM) failed to follow SID departure procedure. There was no other traffic.

September 4, 2003

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

A Jetstream 31 inbound from Pease Intl. (KPSM) did a missed approach in Saint John and held for a while due to an unsafe landing gear indication. The aircraft then landed safely at 1421Z.

March 19, 2003

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

PAA3871, a Jetstream 31 from Saint-John (CYSJ) to Pease Intl.(KPSM) reported a cabin door light indication on. Pilot requested to return to CYSJ and was so cleared. TSB evaluating

July 25, 2000


The Pan American Airways aircraft (N367PA, operating as PAA8201) was on an IFR repositioning flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Portsmouth (Pease International Tradeport) Airport, NH (U.S.A.) (KPSM). The aircraft departed runway 06R when the flight crew had a fire indication for the #3 engine. The flight crew declared an emergency and returned for landing on runway 06R. The aircraft landed without further incident at 0208:30Z and vacated the runway. A runway inspection was performed and ERS stood down at 0232Z. Ops. impact -- some minimal delays to departures and arrivals. Nine (9) S.O.B. -- all crew. Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A00O0149): The Boeing 727-221 departed Toronto (LBPIA) destined to Portsmouth, NH. AT approximately 2,000 feet during the initial climbout, the flight crew reported an engine fire indication on the number 3 engine (Pratt and Whitney JT8D-17). An emergency was declared and ERS stood by for the uneventful landing on runway 06R at Toronto (LBPIA). It was reported that the fire indication had been a false warning and that the fire detection loop was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service without further incident.