January 1, 2020

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

TSB Report A20Q0001: C-GSPW, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE752) with 4 crew members and 28 passengers on board, was on an IFR flight from Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). Following the landing at CYVO, the flight crew received a fire indication from the auxiliary power unit (APU) as well as an indication that the fire extinguishing bottle had discharged. Noticing that the fire indication was still present, the flight crew brought the aircraft to a stop on the runway and requested the presence of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services in case of an accident so that it could verify whether smoke or flames were present at the back of the aircraft. The aircraft, having not received any confirmation of the presence of smoke or flames, taxied to its designated parking area and proceeded with the quick unloading of passengers since the fire indication was still present. All occupants evacuated the aircraft. ARFF personnel arrived a few minutes later. When the APU was checked, it was discovered that there was no trace of fire. No one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged.

January 21, 2020

Incident at 30NM S MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Czech corporately registered Boeing 737-800 chartered by Air Transat (OKTVY/TSC2527) from Samaná, Dominican Republic (MDCY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared PAN PAN due to a possible landing gear issue. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were requested by the aircraft, which landed at 2342Z without incident. Impact: Runway 24R was closed from 2342Z to 2358Z. A few aircraft were delayed at arrival.

January 4, 2020

Incident at 52NM BEAUCE (ST-GEORGES) QC (VLV) VOR/DME (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GPWE/WEN3441) from Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) declared PAN PAN with Boston Centre due to a loss of the hydraulic system. The aircraft then requested to be redirected to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and requested the services of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF). The aircraft landed on Runway 06R at 1153Z without incident. Runway 06R was closed from 1153Z to 1210Z. Impact: a few departures were delayed.

January 6, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

At departure from Runway 06, a Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-200 (NRL942) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) declared a PAN PAN due to a landing gear problem and requested to return. The PAN PAN was cancelled once the aircraft was established on final for Runway 06. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were notified as a precaution. No impact on operations.

February 1, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FKWE/WEN3107) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) landed on Runway 33 and the flight service specialist (FSS) was unable to see WEN3107 touchdown due to snow. After WEN3107 came to a stop on the runway, the specialist heard PAN PAN on the radio. Specialist called the pilot of WEN3107, who said they were on the runway and needed the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit to come out. ARFF was sent out and said the front landing gear did not appear to be all the way out. Passengers were removed from the aircraft onto a bus. Runway 15/33 was closed by the Airport Authority, resulting in at least two cancelled flights.

January 27, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

During routine airfield inspection, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) noticed a pedestrian walking across Taxiway A to airport infield. The pedestrian was stopped and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) called. No impact on operations.

January 17, 2020

Incident at Kelowna (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, FOD (foreign object debris))

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRW/JZA8399) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) rejected its take-off from Runway 16 and asked to exit at Taxiway C. After taxiing off the runway, the aircraft reported fire on the left main wheel and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was called out. The fire went out on its own and the left main tire was discovered to be flat. Aircraft was towed to gate and runway inspection found foreign object debris (FOD) at the intersection of Taxiway C and the runway. The departure of a Central Mountain Air flight (GLR8016) was delayed by approximately 15 minutes. Duplicate AOR-260799-V1 deleted.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On take-off roll, the Anti-skid Caution Light came on and the flight crew of C-FSRW rejected take-off below 80 Knots. When clear of the runway, the flight attendant reported smoke and fire at the left inboard main wheel. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was called, the engines were shutdown, the fire extinguished itself, and the aircraft was towed to the gate. It appears that the wheel bearing failed and damaged the wheel speed transducer and hub cap. Maintenance replaced the left-hand (L/H) main landing gear axle, No. 2 wheel, No. 2 speed transducer, and the No. 2 brake assembly. The aircraft has been returned to service and a service difficulty report (SDR) has been submitted.

January 14, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA209) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a bird strike when on short final for Runway 09. WJA209 executed a missed approach and diverted to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) found remains in the approach area (10+ geese). No impact on operations.

January 7, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3260) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a possible bird strike on departure from Runway 09. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit found injured seagull on the runway. No impact on operations.

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

The pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRJ/JZA8072) on a flight from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike on departure from Runway 27. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit found remains of a mallard duck. Pilot advised, no impact to operations.

January 5, 2020

Incident at 5030N / 11622W

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GAPY/ACA229) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) declared a PAN PAN due to #2 engine issues. The aircraft landed safely at 0520Z, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was standing by. No impact to operations.

January 26, 2020

Incident at NOAHA intersection

A Chartright Air Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (HRT085) on a flight from Newark Intl, NJ (KEWR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) executed a go around due to a landing gear indication problem. HRT085 performed a checklist to troubleshoot and then requested fire trucks to stand by for landing. HRT085 landed Runway 23 at 2317Z without incident and was escorted to the gate by Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF). No emergency was declared. No operational impact.

January 27, 2020

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200SU (C-FEIX/SKV7608) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Washington, VA (KDCA) returned to CYYZ due to a flap issue and declared a PAN PAN in the downwind for Runway 23. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) deployed and SKV7608 landed Runway 23 at 1328Z without incident. No impact to operations.

January 15, 2020

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

An American corporately registered Aero Vodochody L-39 (N915WE) on a flight from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU) reported a landing gear issue. N915WE was cleared for a low approach, and subsequently landed Runway 15 without further issue. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) was standing by and followed the aircraft to parking. No impact on operations.

January 18, 2020

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200SU (C-FEJD/SKV7531) on a flight from New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) declared PAN PAN with a possible blown tire. Priority handling given, and SKV7531 landed Runway 15L at 0035Z. After a brief inspection on the runway by aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF), SKV7531 taxied to the gate without further issue (WOFI). No operational impact.

January 15, 2020

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

Aviation Incident Report # 16507: After take off from Runway 15 at London, ON (CYXU), the landing gear of an American corporately registered Aero Vodochody L-39 (N915WE) on a flight from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU) could not be retracted from front or rear cockpit. Checklist procedures applied. Landing gear indications confirmed 3 green. Tower also confirmed gear down. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was requested as a stand by but no emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident. Maintenance (MTC) found a faulty squat switch which was replaced. Aircraft returned to service.

Incident at 110NM NW TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GEGC/ACA739) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO), after entering Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZOB) airspace, elected to return to CYYZ due to an issue with the flaps. On first contact with Toronto Centre (CZY), pilot declared a PAN PAN, and advised they would be making a flapless landing and requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be standing by to check brakes. ACA739 landed at 0309Z without further incident. No impact on operations, Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified.

January 6, 2020

Incident at 111NM W TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-FZJA/JZA7930) from St. Louis, MO (KSTL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) advised of a flap failure in flight and that they would be carrying out a flap zero landing requiring the full runway length. No emergency was declared, however they requested that Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting services (ARFF) be standing by on arrival. JZA7930 landed at 1927Z and taxied to the gate without further incident. No impact on operations.

February 14, 2020

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After executing a "touch and go" on Runway 18 at Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG), a Harvs Air Service Ltd. Piper PA-28-161 (C-FEIN) from Steinbach (South), MB (CKK7) to Steinbach (South), MB (CKK7) reported an engine problem and asked to return to CYWG, requesting assistance. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded and C-FEIN landed on Runway 18 safely at 0048Z. Runway 13 was made the active runway and 3 aircraft delayed departure from Runway 18 while waiting for a runway inspection.

January 31, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Aerodrome - other, Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

At 1945Z at Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit advised that there had been a fuel spill at 1910Z. UQSUQ took care of it and cleaned up the spill by 1935Z. The spill had been about 10 feet by 10 feet in size, with about 20 litres of fuel. No impact on operations.

January 12, 2020

Incident at 63NM CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Airsprint Embraer EMB-545 (ASP816) from Lexington Blue Grass, KY (KLEX) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) declared PAN PAN and commenced descent. Landed without issue at Calgary, AB (YYC) at 2301Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report: NAV CANADA officials confirmed that an emergency was declared by the aircraft (ASP816) due to pressurization/oxygen issues and was later cancelled on approach. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) assistance was declined.

Incident at 75NM THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GWVH/PAG403) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) declared an emergency due to left fire indication and advised returning to CYTH. The pilot reported no sign of smoke and was able to turn indication off, however, requested Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) on standby. PAG403 landed safely without further incident. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GWVH had a #1 engine fire indication. The crew carried out a precautionary engine shut down and, shortly after, the fire indication extinguished. The aircraft landed uneventful. Thompson, MB (CYTH) maintenance found the engine anti-ice shield was leaking. Ant-ice shield was replaced and all engine fire probes were replaced as a precautionary measure. Test flight carried out and the aircraft returned to service.

January 13, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8133) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) declared an emergency during approach to CYYC due to a flap and hydraulic issue. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) called out and aircraft landed on Runway 35L safely. No impact to operations.

January 7, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A Chrono Jet Boeing 737-2T4 (C-FYPN/MBK791) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) returned to airport due to landing gear stuck down, no assistance required. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) was notified. The aircraft landed safely at 0434Z.

Incident at PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE / SOUTHPORT MB (CYPG)

Aviation Incident Report: At 1815Z on departure, an Allied Wings Limited Partnership Burkhart Grob G-120A (C-FPFG) on a flight from Portage La Prairie/Southport, MB (CYPG) to Portage La Prairie/Southport, MB (CYPG) declared PAN PAN due to gear retraction issue and hydraulic pump failure. The aircraft manoeuvred to 5NM W to adjust the aircraft and joined the downwind Runway 31R. The aircraft landed safely at 1825Z. Emergency vehicles followed the aircraft on taxi to apron with no further incident. Secured by Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) at 1831Z.

February 14, 2020

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Piper PA-44-180 (C-GMFC) from Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) to Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) reported a gear issue and wanted to do a low approach for tower to have a look and confirm the gear down. The gear appeared down to the controllers. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) was called and staged for the landing. The aircraft landed at 1330Z without further incident.

January 31, 2020

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GMFK) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) departed and shortly after indicated they had a rough running engine and requested to return for landing. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was placed on standby and aircraft landed safely at 2040Z. No impact to operations.

January 25, 2020

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Beech C90A (C-FSXG) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) indicated they were having an issue with their landing gear. They had three green lights in the cockpit indicating it was down. Aircraft conducted a low approach and tower controller informed them the landing gear appeared to be down. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) were placed on standby and aircraft landed without incident and taxied without assistance. No impact to operations.

January 23, 2020

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FFQM) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) contacted the tower and stated that they had low oil pressure and were returning for landing. The aircraft rescue fire fighting (ARFF) placed on standby. The aircraft landed without further incident. No impact on operations.

January 20, 2020

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FDYW) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was outbound on a VFR flight plan when they advised the tower they would like to return for landing due to a smell in the cockpit and a rough running engine. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was placed on standby and aircraft landed without incident at 0104Z. No impact on operations.

December 28, 2019

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FACF/JZA8724) on a flight from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to les Iles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) on approach at CYGR executed a missed approach and reported an issue with the hydraulic system. The aircraft declared an emergency and diverted to Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM). Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) was requested on arrival. The aircraft landed safely at 0729Z. No impact to operations. (Duplicate CADORS/AORs deleted: 2019Q4133/260445-V2 and 2019Q4079/260103-V1)
UPDATE TSB Report #A19A0097: C-FACF, a De Havilland DHC-8-311 operated by Jazz was conducting flight JZA724 from Gaspé Airport, QC (CYGP) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR). During the approach to CYGR a failure of the #2 hydraulic occurred. The flight crew declared an emergency at 02:38 AST and after consideration of the crosswind conditions at CYGR they elected to divert to Moncton Intl Airport, NB (CYQM). The aircraft landed without further incident at 03:29 AST with aircraft rescue and firefighting on standby. Maintenance determined that the nose gear down lock pressure line was leaking and the fluid level had depleted. The aircraft was repaired and then returned to service.

December 23, 2019

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

An Air Inuit Boeing 737-275C (C-GSPW/AIE753) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared PAN PAN right after takeoff. Engine #2 was no longer working. The aircraft requested that Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services be present to intervene upon its return to the airport. The aircraft landed at 0127Z without incident.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0202: C-GSPW, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE753), was on a regular IFR flight from Val-D’Or, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl., QC (CYUL). During the initial climb, the crew heard a repetitive sound and felt a vibration. They noted a rise in the exhaust gas temperature of engine #2 (EGT #2) and completed the associated checklist. The sound, the vibration, and the exhaust gas temperature did not change and the crew turned off engine #2 (right engine). The crew declared an emergency and went back and landed at CYVO without incident at 0127Z with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on alert. There were no injuries. After an inspection of engine #2 on the runway, the cone from the engine was found on the runway, but no other immediate danger was observed and the aircraft was driven to the terminal with its own power.

December 19, 2019

Incident at 12NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWRE/WEN3513) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) declared an emergency due to a landing gear issue and requested to return to CYUL. No impact on operations. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at 1220Z. A runway inspection was performed, and nothing unusual was found. Impact on operations: a Pascan MEDEVAC flight (PSC366) was delayed for 6 minutes at departure from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU).
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Nose Landing Gear (NLG) doors not closing after. Nose gear door lock proximity sensor rigged in accordance with (IAW) Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) 32-61-06. Returned to service.
Update: TSB Report no A19Q0201: C-GWRE, a WestJet Encore de Havilland, Dash-8 Q400 (WEN3513), was on an IFR flight from Montreal, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with 78 passengers and 4 crew members. When the landing gear was retracted after takeoff, the crew received an indication that a nose wheel door was not closed. The crew completed the checklist in the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH), but the door-open indication remained. The crew decided to return to CYUL and land and declared an emergency. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft. The post-flight inspection revealed that the gear door proximity detector was not working properly.

December 15, 2019

Incident at 80NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While inbound for Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB), a Sunwing Boeing 737-800 (SWG386) from Cancun, Mexico (MMUN) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) reported a fuel leak and declared an emergency. SWG386 requested to be diverted to CYUL. Coordination carried out. SWG386 landed on Runway 24R at 2142Z. Impact: Runway 06L/24R was unavailable from 2142Z to 2154Z due to the fuel spill. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations (AVOPS) were notified.
TSB Update A19Q0199: C-GOWG, a Sunwing Airlines Inc. Boeing 737-800 (SWG386), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Cancún (MMUN) international airport in Mexico to Quebec Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 185 passengers and 6 crew members on board. While the aircraft was in descent 85 NM south of CYQB, the crew notified the air traffic control (ATC) centre that it wanted to be diverted to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) due to a fuel leak. Afterwards, the crew declared a state of emergency and the aircraft landed on Runway 24R at CYUL without incident with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on standby. No one was injured and there was no damage. The post-landing runway inspection revealed fuel spillage.

December 12, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GDEN/WEN3409) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) thought it had experienced a bird strike at takeoff from Runway 24. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services notified. No birds were found during the inspection.

December 2, 2019

Incident at 15NM NE SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE821) on a flight from Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) declared an emergency due to a nose wheel indication, and returned from CYKL. The aircraft landed Runway 25 at 2313Z. Runway 07/25 was closed from 2313Z until 2326Z for runway inspection.
Aviation incident report #16465: Kuujjuaq airport emergency response plan was activated by Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) when notified by Montreal centre that an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE821) declared a PAN PAN PAN on approach into Schefferville, QC (CYKL). There was a nose gear indicator and they were returning back to Kuujjuaq. The Kuujjuaq emergency coordination centre (ECC) was opened with NAV Canada FSS, Fire Department, Ambulances, Health Centre, Air Inuit representatives, KRPF and the Kativik Regional Government Transportation Department responding. The aircraft landed safely and was towed off the runway; no injuries reported. Debriefing session was held on December 3rd, 2019.
TSB Update A19Q0196: C-FDLG, an Air Inuit Dash-8 100 (AIE821), was on an IFR flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) with 3 crew members and 17 passengers on board. When the landing gear was lowered on approach for CYKL, the front gear did not go down despite several attempts. The crew followed the applicable checklist and lowered the gear using the alternate extension system. Given the runway conditions and the existing weather conditions at CYKL, the crew opted to pull up the landing gear and return to CYVP; it requested that Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services intervene. During the approach for CYVP, the landing gear was lowered using the alternate system and the plane landed without incident. The aircraft was stopped on the runway and was towed on the ramp. No one was injured.

November 6, 2019

Incident at 22NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-FIJA/JZA8030) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Philadelphia Intl, PA (KPHL) requested a return to CYUL at 2002Z, and requested emergency vehicles meet the aircraft. The aircraft did not declare an emergency, and landed safely at 2106Z. No impact on operations.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0194: C-FIJA, a Jazz Aviation LP CL-600-2B19 (CRJ2) (JZA30), was on a regular IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Philadelphia Intl., PA (KPHL) with 46 passengers and 3 crew members. After the wheels were retracted during the initial climb after takeoff, the message "Gear Disagree" appeared on the engine-indicating and crew-alerting system (EICAS). The crew placed the gear control in the extension position and confirmed that all wheels were down and locked. The crew then decided to go back to CYUL and land, and it conducted a holding pattern for approximately 45 minutes so that it could reduce the aircrafts weight to below the maximum landing limit. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24L with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on alert. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.

November 15, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The terminal control unit (TCU) indicated that a Chrono Jet Boeing 737-2T4 (C-FYPN/MBK791) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Montreal/Saint Hubert, QC (CYHU) had one of its tires explode at takeoff from CYFB and requested the presence of firefighters at the airport. Longueuil Police were notified. The aircraft landed without incident at 0724Z. Impact: A NOTAM was issued concerning the closure of Runway 06L/24R until 0930Z. (reference: AOR 258514-V1)
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0188: C-FYPN, a Chrono Aviation Inc. Boeing 737-200, was on an IFR flight from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) with 88 passengers and 5 crew members. During takeoff, the aircraft blew one of the 2 tires in the left main gear. The crew decided to continue the flight to its destination and during the approach, it requested the presence of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services. The aircraft landed on Runway 24R without incident; minor damage was noted, and there were no injuries.

November 14, 2019

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

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3524) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared PAN PAN with smoke in the cockpit. Emergency declared. Given priority vectors for Runway 24L at CYUL. Landed safely at 1716Z. Impact: several aircraft delayed on arrival for approximately 10 minutes each.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0187: C-FNEN, a WestJet Encore de Havilland Dash-8 Q400 (WEN3524), was on an IFR flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 63 passengers and 4 crew members. While the aircraft was in descent for its approach, smoke appeared above the windshield heat busbar on the right side. The crew cut off power to the windshield heat and completed the checklist in the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH), and the smoke stopped appearing. An emergency was declared, and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24L. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft. The post-flight inspection revealed early signs of an electric arc on the ring terminal (L2) on the copilot windshields terminal block and the terminal was replaced.

October 14, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A 8348944 Canada Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-FJUC) on a VFR flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) 4 NM east of the airport declared a PAN PAN due to an erratic engine. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were notified. The aircraft landed on Taxiway Echo without a problem at 1355Z. Echo was closed until 1430Z.

September 19, 2019

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

Immediately after takeoff, a Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (SKV7703), from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Houston, TX (KHOU) rejected its climb and notified air traffic control (ATC) of an odour in the cabin and of the fact that the smoke detector alarm had gone off. SKV7703 declared an emergency and requested to return and land. It landed without incident at 1335Z. No impact on operations.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0158: A Sky Regional Airlines Inc. Embraer 175 (C-FXJF) (SKV7703) was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport, TX (KIAH). During the initial climb, there was an odour in the cockpit and cabin. Then, an engine-indicating and crew-alerting system (EICAS) LAV SMOKE alarm message was displayed. The light on the rear smoke detector was on, and the alarm sounded. The crew decided to return to CYUL and land, and due to the overweight landing, it notified ATC that it was going to come to a stop on the runway for an inspection. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed and the aircraft landed on Runway 24L without incident. No injuries. No damage to the aircraft.

September 3, 2019

Incident at 35NM MONT-JOLI QC VOR/DME (YYY)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GPAR/PVL1909) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency because of a gauge malfunction and a power lever malfunction. PVL1909 asked for the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) team to be on standby at CYQB airport. Landed at CYQB without further incident. No impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A19Q0169: C-GPAR, a PAL Airlines DHC8-300 was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight PVL1909 from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB). While the aircraft was approximately 35 miles north-northeast of Mont-Joli QC, the flight crew received a Beta system malfunction alarm (engine power control). The circuit breaker was opened to stop the alarm from sounding. The crew then observed a fluctuation in the oil pressure indication, but without an oil pressure alert. An emergency was declared as a precaution and the aircraft continued its route to CYQB where the aircraft landed without a problem. Maintenance staff replaced the microswitches on the engine 1 and 2 power controls and repaired the electrical harness.

September 2, 2019

Incident at 22NM NE OMBRE intersection (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GTAT/JZA8740) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bathurst, NB (CZBF) declared an emergency due to smoke in the cabin. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24R at 1824Z. Inspection completed at 1825Z. No impact on operations.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0155: a Jazz Aviation DHC-8-300 (C-GTAT/JZA8740) was on climb from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bathurst, NB (CZBF) when the crew noticed that the electrical circuit in the cockpit had overheated. An emergency was declared. The pilots used their oxygen masks. The aircraft returned to CYUL where it landed without incident. There was no smoke or odour in the cabin.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Captains ID802 (Advisory Display) started to blink and shortly after, a burning smell was noticed by the crew. There was no smoke. The aircraft returned to YUL, where maintenance replaced the LH ID802 display and function tested it before returning the aircraft to service.

May 8, 2019

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

TSB #A19Q0060: An Envoy Air Embraer EMB-135KL (N853AE/ENY41270) was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from New York/LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 3 crew members and 39 passengers on board. At 28 NM south of CYUL, the crew noticed that the oil level in engine 2 had dropped to 2 litres. The crew consulted the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed without incident, with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services present and ready to intervene. No damage or injury to report.

August 13, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Transat Airbus A330-243 (C-GTSN/TSC646) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Athens, Greece (LGAV) declared an emergency due to a mechanical problem. The aircraft landed at 0202Z and stopped on the runway for an inspection. Runway 24R was closed from 0202Z to 0217Z.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0135: C-GTSN, an Air Transat Airbus A330-200 (TSC646) was flying IFR from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC, to Athens/Eleftherios Venizelos Intl (LGAV), Greece. During its initial climb after takeoff, the crew received an indication of internal turbine temperature exceeding limits. The crew declared a situation of urgency (PAN PAN) and returned to CYUL. The aircraft landed safety with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) on standby. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged.

August 2, 2019

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GTAT/JZA8734) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) conducted a missed approach (MA) due to a gear indication. Situation was resolved and landed on second approach. No emergency declared but Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was requested. Aircraft had to be towed off runway. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A19A0058: C-GTAT, a De Havilland DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flightJZA8734 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Iles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR), QC. When the crew extended the gear for landing, they initially received the 3 green indication, but then the nose gear started to retract and cycle. The crew executed a missed approach and performed an alternate gear extension. The crew did not declare an emergency but requested ARFF to be on standby. The aircraft landed uneventfully and was towed off the runway. Maintenance is investigating.

March 29, 2019

Incident at 8NM E BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

TSB #A19Q0041: C-GNTA, a Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet A aircraft operated by Top Aces, was conducting a Close Air Support (CAS) mission in the vicinity of Bagotville (CYBG), QC, along with another aircraft. During the flight, C-GNTA experienced an uncommanded power rollback of the right engine. A fuel stream coming from the right engine could also be observed by the pilot of the second aircraft. The pilot positioned the affected engine throttle to STOP, which also caused the fuel stream to stop. The pilot declared an emergency, and headed back to CYBG where the aircraft landed without further incident with ARFF standing by. The cause of the engine flameout is still under investigation. It was concluded that the vapor stream observed was fuel being purged from the combustion chamber after the flameout.

March 23, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

TSB Report A19Q0041: C-GNTA, a Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet A aircraft operated by Top Aces, was conducting a Close Air Support (CAS) mission in the vicinity of Bagotville (CYBG), QC, along with another aircraft. During the flight, C-GNTA experienced an uncommanded power rollback of the right engine. A fuel stream coming from the right engine could also be observed by the pilot of the second aircraft. The pilot positioned the affected engine throttle to STOP, which also caused the fuel stream to stop. The pilot declared an emergency, and headed back to CYBG where the aircraft landed without further incident with ARFF standing by. The cause of the engine flameout is still under investigation. It was concluded that the vapor stream observed was fuel being purged from the combustion chamber after the flameout.

July 29, 2019

Accident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A privately registered Rockwell 114 from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) landed on its belly on Runway 29; its landing gear had not been deployed. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting services (ARFF) was notified.
Update TSB #A19Q0126: C-GIHQ, a Rockwell Commander 112TC with one private pilot and one flight instructor, was conducting touch-and-go landings at Quebec City/Jean-Lesage Intl (CYQB), QC. For the last landing, the flight instructor simulated an engine failure during the final approach. The landing gear was not lowered during the aircraft’s glide to Runway 29. The aircraft landed on its belly, resulting in substantial damage. The two occupants were not injured.

July 28, 2019

Incident at 42NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZC/JZA7974) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to a hydraulic problem. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24R at 2331Z. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. Impact: Runway 24R was unavailable between 2331Z and 2335Z, the time required for the inspection.
Update TSB #A19Q0121: C-GJZC, a Jazz Aviation LP DHC-8-400 operating as JZA7974 with 4 crew members and 36 passengers, was conducting an IFR flight from Toronto/Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, ON, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC. Shortly before beginning the descent, the flight crew noted a failure in the No. 1 hydraulic system. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without flaps on Runway 24R at CYUL. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the passenger bridge.

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