February 9, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Incursion - runway - animal)

At Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB), a vehicle (BR161) on Runway 29 reported an animal that looked like a coyote travelling through the precision approach path indicators (PAPI) 29 and walking towards the threshold of the runway. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was advised and scared the animal off the runway at approximately 1920Z. ARFF will advise the trapping team of the situation.

February 8, 2021

Incident at 9NM SW QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC582) from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency due to an unsafe nose wheel indication. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without issue at 1553Z. Consequently, 20 minute delays occurred for the following aircraft: a Chrono Aviation Inc. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GICR/NDL876) from Rouyn Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB); a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 200 (C-GCLQ/LSJ447) de Rouyn Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) and a Morningstar Air Express Inc. Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-FTAR/MAL8069) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). No other impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0002: C-FFPA, a Jetstream 3212 operated by Pascan under the callsign PSC582, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 8 passengers and 2 crew on board. When the landing gear was lowered, an abnormal nose wheel position indication appeared. The emergency procedure was carried out and the crew declared a state of emergency. The aircraft touched down on Runway 24 safely with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on standby. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged.

April 25, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FBTR/CRN511) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) experienced an issue with its landing gear while on approach to CYXS. The pilot decided to return to CYLW. The aircraft landed at CYLW at 1759Z without issue, with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on standby. The pilot did not declare an emergency.

April 5, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNW/JZA8262) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) requested the presence of the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit for its landing at CYVR due to experiencing a bird strike while departing from CYCD.

March 31, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Chinook Helicopters (1982) Ltd. Diamond DA 42 (C-FSGM) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) had an unsafe nose landing gear indication. The pilot conducted a fly-by prior to landing, with no further issues. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were on standby and there was no operational impact.

March 25, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 757-223 (C-FGKJ/CJT925) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Covington/Cincinnati, KY (KCVG) rejected its take-off from Runway 26L. CJT925 exited the runway at Taxiway E and requested the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit for a brake inspection. CJT925 returned to parking with no further issue at 0223Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0021: C-FGKJ, a Cargojet Canada Ltd. Boeing 757, was operating as flight CJT925, from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, KY (KCVG) with 2 crew onboard. During the take-off roll from Runway 26L, at approximately 80 knots, the flight crew observed an EICAS message of "R HYD ENG PUMP" with an associated "PRESS" illuminated switch light. The flight crew rejected the take-off, exited the runway at Taxiway E, and requested ARFF services for a brake inspection. The crew taxied to the gate and parked without further incident. Maintenance performed an inspection and engine run with systems test, then deferred the defect under 29-31-02-02 "Center and Right Pump Indication Systems Inoperative". The aircraft was returned to service.

February 26, 2021

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of Transport Beech C90A (C-FGXT/TGO998) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) reported a landing gear indication. The pilot opted for a low approach in order for the flight service specialist to visually confirm whether the landing gear was down. All 3 appeared to be down. The pilot was advised but decided to return to CYVR.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0015: C-FGXT, a Transport Canada Beech C90A, was being flown on a night training flight as TGO998 from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) with 2 crew members on board. During circuits at CYBL, the left-hand (LH) main landing gear light remained unlit. The crew completed a low pass over the airport, where a Flight Service Specialist observed that the landing gear appeared to be down. An emergency was declared with ATC and the appropriate checklists from the QRH were actioned, and a request was made to return to CYVR. The aircraft landed at CYVR without further issues, with ARFF on standby. The aircraft was inspected by emergency authorities and was then towed to the Air Services Directorate hangar for inspection. Company maintenance inspections revealed that the landing gear accumulator was low on pressure. The accumulator was serviced and the aircraft was returned to service.

February 12, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Southern Interior Flight Centre (1993) Ltd. Beech 76 (C-GSFB) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be on standby, as the aircraft had an unsafe landing gear indication with "3 green". The aircraft landed without incident. The runway was inspected immediately for foreign object debris (FOD). No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0010: C-GSFB, a Beech Duchess BE76 operated by Southern Interior Flight Centre on an IFR training flight, experienced a landing gear extension issue on approach to Kamloops, BC (CYKA). The flight crew cycled the landing gear and did not observe a "landing gear down safe" indication. The flight crew declared a "PAN PAN", elected to cancel their IFR clearance, and proceeded VFR back to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). A manual landing gear extension was performed, and a "safe landing gear down" annunciation was observed. ARFF were on standby for the eventful landing. The aircraft taxied off the runway and returned to the ramp.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On approach into Kamloops, BC (CYKA), the landing gear of C-GSFB would not extend, so the crew decided to return to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). The crew performed an emergency landing gear extension, landed and taxied without issue. Maintenance found no obvious defects upon initial inspection. The aircraft was put on jacks and the landing gear retracted and extended normally. The landing gear hydraulic power pack level was good, and the landing gear motor brushes, the landing gear system wiring, the landing gear up/down relays, and the landing gear actuators were inspected, with no faults found. No issues were found during the landing gear physical check for stiffness, and more landing gear swings were carried out, with no faults found. The aircraft was released back into service, as no faults were found. It is suspected that the issue was temperature related, given that when the aircraft was moved from an extreme cold temperature to a warm hangar, the problem disappeared. Most likely, the landing gear motor froze or the landing gear down relay froze open. These components are not well sealed, and the operator has experienced issues with these components on other aircraft with extreme temperature changes.

February 10, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Conair Group Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJQE/FGD177) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a landing gear malfunction. No emergency declared. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was on standby, the aircraft landing gear was lowered manually and the aircraft landed safely.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 271450-V1: A Conair Group Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJQE/FDG177) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Churchill, MB (CYYQ) returned to CYXX after departure due to a landing gear indication. The pilot did not declare an emergency. No operational impact. (Duplicate AOR 271450-V1 / CADORS 2021P0168 deleted after information merge)

February 7, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Guardian Aerospace Holdings Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GGAE) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) departed from Runway 33. The aircraft reported an engine failure and landed straight ahead. No operational impact. The aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) unit conducted a subsequent runway check.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0014: C-GGAE, a Cessna 172M operated by Guardian Aerospace Holdings Inc, was conducting a local training flight at Prince George, BC (CYXS) with 1 flight instructor and 1 student onboard. During a takeoff demonstration on Runway 33, the aircraft experienced a significant power reduction (Avco Lycoming O-320-E2D) at approximately 100 feet above ground level. The flight instructor advised ATC of the power reduction and immediately landed on the same runway without further incident. The aircraft exited the runway without assistance. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft. Subsequent maintenance activities indicated the presence of ice crystals in the aircrafts fuel (91 MOGAS), as well as in the operators 600 litre tank. CYXS METARs indicate that the air temperature had dropped from -3 Celsius to -24 Celsius during the hours prior to the occurrence.

January 28, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FBTR/CRN511) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) declared a landing gear malfunction and requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be on standby. CRN511 landed safely. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0006: C-FBTR, a Carson Air Beech 1900D aircraft, was operating flight CRN511 from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) with 2 crew members and 3 passengers on board. During approach, the landing gear did not extend. The flight crew decided to hold, actioned the appropriate checklists, and requested emergency services to be on standby as a precaution. The landing gear was manually extended and the aircraft landed without further incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. In the process of troubleshooting the landing gear system, maintenance personnel found a broken wire going to the landing gear control circuit breaker. The wire was repaired and the landing gear system tested as serviceable.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On approach into Kelowna, BC (CYLW), a Carson Air Beech 1900D (C-FBTR) experienced a landing gear malfunction. The crew went around to troubleshoot and used the back-up system to pump the gear down. The aircraft landed and taxied without incident. Maintenance investigated and replaced the landing gear selector. Numerous gear swings on jacks revealed the fault once again. A broken wire was eventually discovered in the sub panel behind the landing gear selector. The wire was repaired, and further gear swings on jacks and a test flight proved the repair to be successful, and the aircraft was released into service.

January 16, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GJZB) landed on Runway 09 at Victoria, BC (CYYJ), and was instructed to exit via Runway 21. C-GJZB taxied onto the grass by mistake. Conditions were dark. No lighting damage. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was involved.

Incident at 55NM E SALMON ARM BC (CZAM)

A privately registered Cirrus SR22 from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM) declared an emergency inbound to CZAM due to smoke in the flight deck. The aircraft did not require Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services upon arrival. The aircraft was confirmed to be safely on the ground at CZAM.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0003: A privately registered Cirrus SR22 was travelling from Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Salmon Arm/Shuswap, BC (CZAM) with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. Approximately 55NM E of CZAM, there was a burning smell, similar to melting plastic, noticed in the cabin. The smell seemed to be emanating from the heater and it was turned off, but the smell continued and increased in strength. Smoke was then observed coming out of the defrost vents. An emergency was declared with ATC and the emergency checklist was completed by the pilot. The fire extinguisher was at the ready and briefed for usage. The pilot expedited the approach and landed without further incident. There were no injuries. It is suspected that the origin of the smell and smoke was the heating fan, located under the passenger seat. Maintenance personnel have been consulted and enlisted to rectify the problem.

January 4, 2021

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

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900D (C-FMCN/PCO1531) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported striking a bird upon departure from Runway 03. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded and found the remains of a seagull. PCO1531 continued to its destination, with no operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft was inspected by the flight crew and maintenance department. The incident was entered in the company’s Safety Management System (SMS) reporting system.

May 30, 2021

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (ACA2329) from Melbourne, Australia (KMLB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared "PAN PAN" at 1906Z and advised the terminal control unit (TCU) that its number two engine was out. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 05 and taxied to the gate, with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit following. Two aircraft landed on Runway 06R during the event: an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (ACA104) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), and an American, corporately registered Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (N756QS). ACA2329 landed without further incident on Runway 05 at 1922Z. No impact to operations.

April 15, 2021

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

Shortly after take-off from Runway 24R, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKUK/JZA7932) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a possible landing gear issue and elected to return to CYYZ. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were requested. No emergency declared. At 2203Z, JZA7932 advised that its gear indication was good. JZA7932 landed on Runway 24R at 2020Z, without incident. The aircraft was towed to the gate from Taxiway D4. No operational impact.

March 27, 2021

Incident at MAROD intersection

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GIUF/ACA911) from Fort Lauderdale, FL (KFLL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared "PAN PAN" due to a flap issue, and requested a block of airspace to work its checklists. The request was accommodated. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was requested to be on standby. ACA911 landed on Runway 15L at CYYZ, at 2009Z, without further incident (WOFI). No operational impact.

March 9, 2021

Incident at 20NM W LONDON ON (CYXU)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Kingston, ON (CYGK) to Windsor, ON (CYQG) declared "mayday", due to a rough running engine, with the Toronto (YZ) centre when 20NM West of London, ON (CYXU), and opted to turn around and land at CYXU. The aircraft landed on Runway 09 at 2015Z, with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on standby. No impact on operations.

February 11, 2021

Incident at 38NM NNW TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

TSB Report #A21O0007: C-GGJA, a Bombardier CL-600-2B19 operated by Jazz Aviation as flight JZA7895, was on an IFR flight from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with 3 crew and 5 passengers on board. During descent through approximately 15000 feet, a "FLAPS FAIL" message appeared on the flight display. The flight crew actioned the appropriate QRH items, declared "PAN PAN" with ATC, and conducted an uneventful zero flap landing.
UPDATE: AOR 271626-V2: A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GGJA/JZA7895) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared "PAN PAN" and requested an extended downwind for Runway 23. JZA7895 requested clearance for an approach to Runway 23 at 0238Z and stated that it would conduct a flapless landing. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was not required. JZA7895 landed on Runway 23 at 0246Z without further incident. No operational impact.

February 3, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: Victor Mine, ON (CVM2)

A Fast Air Ltd. Beech 200 (C-GFAV/PBR215) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Victor Mine, ON (CVM2), when approximately 10NM final for the runway, informed the tower that it could not get its landing gear down. The aircraft went back to the Winnipeg terminal and resolved the issue. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was put on standby as a precaution. The aircraft landed safely at 2009Z. No other impact to operations. (CADORS 2021C0464 deleted due to incorrect region)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0015: C-GFAV, a Beech 200 operated by Fast Air Ltd. as flight PBR215, was conducting a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Victor Mine, ON (CVM2). During the approach to CVM2, the flight crew selected "gear down" for landing and the gear did not extend. The flight crew carried out an overshoot, contacted flight operations and an operational decision was made to return to CYWG. Upon arriving in CYWG, the flight crew declared an emergency and successfully carried out a manual gear extension. C-GFAV landed safely, with ARFF on standby. There were no injuries. The operators maintenance found the landing gear would retract, but the landing gear would not extend with the selection of "gear down". The landing gear handle was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 9, 2021

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA)

An Island Air Flight School & Charters Inc. Cessna 172S (C-FIBT) from Muskoka, ON (CYQA) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA) declared an emergency shortly after its departure from Runway 36 due to smoke in the cockpit. C-FIBT landed and taxied off the runway safely. The fire department was called. A second aircraft in the zone was requested to remain clear of the area until C-FIBT was on the ground. No further impact to operations. (Reference CADORS 2021O0020 / AOR 270529-V1)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0001: C-FIBT, an Island Air Flight School & Charters Inc. Cessna 172S, was on a solo cross-country flight from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA) with a student pilot on board. Upon arrival, the student pilot noticed an odor from an unknown source, and, after landing, contacted the operator on the telephone. A discussion about the possible sources of the odor ensued, and the student performed several systems checks, but could not replicate the problem. The aircraft departed for a return flight to CYTZ. Upon departure, the odor returned and it was reported that smoke was also visibile; the aircraft returned for landing, and declared an emergency. ARFF services were called and the aircraft landed without further incident.

June 11, 2021

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

The pilot of a Buffalo Airways flight (BFL01T) reported a drone approximately 50 meters above ground level (AGL), off of the aircrafts left side, while on short final for Runway 34 at Yellowknife, NT (CYZF). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit were advised. The Shift Manager was also advised. RCMP determined that it was a bunch of balloons instead of a drone. No impact to operations.

June 1, 2021

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An American, corporately registered Cessna 206 (N206TD) from Missoula, MT (KMSO) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) landed on Runway 35R and taxied off the runway via Taxiway Sierra, where its front landing gear collapsed with a small fuel leak. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was dispatched. One aircraft was instructed by the tower to conduct an overshoot and 10 aircraft experienced departure delays due to the required backtrack.

May 26, 2021

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Cessna 172D from Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) to Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) was cleared for a touch-and-go on Runway 14L. The aircraft ground looped at the intersection of Runway 14L and Runway 20, and the propeller struck the runway. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was called. Pilot was uninjured. The aircraft was towed off the runway approximately 30 minutes later.

May 21, 2021

Incident at 15NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Vanguard Air Care Beech B200 (C-FFAR/VN1T) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported an unsafe landing gear indication. Emergency vehicles were brought out, but no emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 273851-V1: A Vanguard Air Care Beech B200 (VN1T) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) advised the tower of a nose wheel indication while on short final. The aircraft cancelled its IFR clearance and remained with the tower. The landing gear appeared to be extended and the aircraft landed safely at 1849Z. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was on standby as a precaution. No other impact to operations. (Duplicate AOR 273851-V1 / CADORS 2021C2154 deleted after information merge)

May 13, 2021

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-FYRH/PNO729) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Cape Dorset, NU (CYTE) departed at 1745Z. At 1747Z, PNO729 reported a landing gear issue. No emergency was declared but PNO729 requested to return to CYFB. PNO729 was handed back to the Montreal Area Control Centre (CZUL) for an IFR hold at DEPMO. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was advised at 1748Z. After being transferred back to the CYFB flight service station (FSS), PNO729 declared an emergency at 1759Z. The ARFF unit was advised again at 1759Z. PNO729 landed on Runway 34 at 1805Z, with no further incident. A vehicle (RED2) advised that no foreign object debris (FOD) was found and that the runway could be re-opened at 1809Z. No known impact on operations. See emergency procedures checklist for further details.

May 3, 2021

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Incursion - manoeuvring area, Incursion - runway - animal)

A First Air Aerospatiale/Aeritalia ATR 42-500 (AKT600) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Hay River/Merlyn Carter, NT (CYHY), while lining up, reported a coyote crossing Taxiway Hotel and the threshold of Runway 16. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was dispatched to remove the coyote. No other impact.

March 14, 2021

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

TSB Report #A21C0027: C-FJZD, a Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (series 900) operated by Jazz, was conducting flight JZA8550 from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Regina, SK (CYQR). JZA8550 landed without incident and taxied to Gate 4. During passenger deplaning, the flight crew noticed an electrical smell/smoke throughout the cockpit and cabin. As a precaution, the captain called the CYQR tower and requested ARFF to be on standby. No emergency was declared and there was no evidence of visible smoke. All passengers deplaned though the main cabin door. The operators maintenance found a re-circulating fan fault on the EICAS. The #1 recirculation fan was replaced, functional checks were carried out, and the aircraft was returned to service.

April 22, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At approximately 2345Z, the Edmonton area control centre (ACC) advised that a Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-200 (NRL969) from Goose Lake, NU (CGS2) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) was inbound and had declared an emergency due to an engine fire indication for the number 2 engine. At 0011Z, NRL969 landed on Runway 34, and was then inspected by the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit. It was determined that there was no engine fire. NRL969 then taxied back to its base. One arriving aircraft was assigned to Runway 28 instead of Runway 34. No other impact to operations.

April 27, 2021

Incident at 116NM YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Canadian North Aerospatiale/Aeritalia ATR 42-500 (FAB240) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) was inbound to CYZF when the pilot reported a medical emergency on board. The aircraft continued to its destination and landed at 2342Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 273210-V1: A Canadian North Aerospatiale/Aeritalia ATR 42-500 (FAB240) on an IFR flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) was met by the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit and an ambulance after arriving at CYZF. The flight crew requested to be met after advising the centre of a passenger in medical distress. No impact to operations. (Duplicate CADORS 2021C1559 / AOR 273210-V1 deleted after information merge)

April 26, 2021

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

An Alkan Air Ltd. Beech 200 (C-GMOC/AKN513) from Dawson City, YT (CYDA) to Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) reported smoke in the cockpit as the aircraft taxied off Runway 32L onto Runway 02/20. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was notified via the crash alarm. No emergency was declared. The aircraft came to a stop on Runway 20, off of Runway 32L. The crew egressed from the aircraft as the ARFF unit arrived. Once secured, the aircraft was towed back to the company. No other impact to operations.

April 21, 2021

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome - other, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Calgary, AB (CYYC), a vehicle (Airport 1) reported a small grass fire north of the threshold of Runway 17R. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded, and the Security Operations (IOC) unit was advised. Runway 17R was unavailable from 2050Z until approximately 2148Z. No direct delays, but 16 arrivals and departures that may have used Runway 17R were landed and departed on Runway 17L during the unavailability.

April 16, 2021

Incident at 35NM W BRANDON MUNI MB (CYBR)

A Wolfensberger Canada Inc. Piper PA-24-260 (C-GWCA) from Cayley/A.J. Flying Ranch, AB (CAJ7) to Brandon, MB (CYBR) reported 35NM west of CYBR with a landing gear issue. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was put on standby. The aircraft conducted a low approach and was advised that its landing gear appeared to be down. The aircraft landed safely at 1946Z. No operational impact.

February 27, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

A Transwest Air Beech 200 (TW911) on a MEDEVAC flight from Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) declared an emergency due to an engine outage and advised diverting to Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA). Emergency services were dispatched. The aircraft landed safely at 1833Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0021: C-GKHI, a Beech B200 operated by Transwest Air, was conducting MEDEVAC flight TW911 from Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) to Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) with 2 flight crews, 2 EMTs, and 1 passenger on board. While enroute to CYXE, the flight crew observed an erratic fuel flow indication on the No. 1 (left-hand) engine (Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A-42) and an uncommanded torque increase. The flight crew performed a precautionary engine shutdown, declared an emergency and requested a diversion to Prince Albert, SK (CYPA). An uneventful single-engine approach and landing was conducted, with the ARFF standing by. The operators maintenance inspected the engine, and no issues were found. Further investigation is being conducted by the operator.

February 21, 2021

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

An Alkan Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GTEM/AKN236) on a MEDEVAC flight from Whitehorse/Eric Nielsen, YT (CYXY) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) returned to CYXY due to a mechanical issue. The Whitehorse (YXY) flight information centre (FIC) advised the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit of the situation and requested that the ARFF vehicle attend the aircrafts landing. At 0934Z, AKN236 landed safely and taxied to the company hangar without incident. No impact to operations.

February 3, 2021

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Fast Air Ltd. Beech 200 (C-GFAV/PBR615) from Victor Mine, ON (CVM2) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG), when approximately 10NM final for Runway 18, informed the tower that it could not get its landing gear down. The aircraft went back to the Winnipeg terminal and resolved the issue. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was put on standby as a precaution. The aircraft landed safely at 2009Z. No other impact to operations.

January 26, 2021

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEP/WEN3139) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) departed from Runway 17L and, at 0546Z, declared "PAN PAN" with an engine failure. At 0601Z, WEN3139 declared "MAYDAY" and elected to return to CYYC. WEN3139 landed safely on Runway 17L at 0635Z and taxied to Apron 01. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0004: C-FWEP, a de Havilland DHC-8-402 operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3139 from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) with 4 crew members and 25 passengers on board. During the initial climb out from CYYC, the flight crew observed a master caution #1 PEC light, followed by an overspeed indication for the #1 propeller. The crew declared a "MAYDAY" to ATC, actioned the reference section of the QRC, and proceeded to shut down the #1 engine (Pratt and Whitney Canada PW150A), as per the QRH. A single engine approach and landing was conducted for Runway 17L at CYYC, where the aircraft landed without further incident. Following a visual inspection by ARFF, the flight crew taxied the aircraft to the gate. Company maintenance replaced the #1 PCU as per AMM 61-20-11 and, after a satisfactory test flight, the aircraft was released back into service. SDR file #202110127005 was submitted by the company to Transport Canada.

January 11, 2021

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

At Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU), a privately registered Piper PA-22-135 was conducting circuits on Runway 25 when it lost control on a touch-and-go and veered off Runway 25, with the right tire becoming damaged upon landing. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was notified via the crash alarm and responded to the scene. There were no injuries. The wind increased from "260@4" at 2150Z to "260@44g58" at 2155Z when the Piper PA-22-135 was on short final. An Adventure Aviation Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GYYM) shut down on Taxiway Charlie, short of Runway 25, due to the wind. An Adventure Aviation Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GYLF) that was inbound to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) diverted to DeBolt, AB (CFG4). The departure of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FRUZ/JZA8476) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was delayed by approximately 60 minutes. No other impact to operations. (Reference CADORS 2021C0287 and 2021C0304)

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

At Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU), a privately registered Piper PA-22-135 was conducting circuits on Runway 25 when it lost control on a touch-and-go and veered off Runway 25, with the right tire becoming damaged upon landing. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was notified via the crash alarm and responded to the scene. There were no injuries. The wind increased from "260@4" at 2150Z to "260@44g58" at 2155Z when the Piper PA-22-135 was on short final. An Adventure Aviation Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GYYM) shut down on Taxiway Charlie, short of Runway 25, due to the wind. An Adventure Aviation Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GYLF) that was inbound to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) diverted to DeBolt, AB (CFG4). The departure of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FRUZ/JZA8476) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was delayed by approximately 60 minutes. No other impact to operations. (Reference CADORS 2021C0287 and 2021C0305)

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

At Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU), a privately registered Piper PA-22-135 was conducting circuits on Runway 25 when it lost control on a touch-and-go and veered off Runway 25, with the right tire becoming damaged upon landing. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was notified via the crash alarm and responded to the scene. There were no injuries. The wind increased from "260 at 4" at 2150Z to "260 at 44g58" at 2155Z when the Piper PA-22-135 was on short final. An Adventure Aviation Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GYYM) shut down on Taxiway Charlie, short of Runway 25, due to the wind. An Adventure Aviation Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GYLF) that was inbound to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) diverted to DeBolt, AB (CFG4). The departure of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FRUZ/JZA8476) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was delayed by approximately 60 minutes. No other impact to operations. (Reference CADORS 2021C0304 and 2021C0305)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0002: A privately registered Piper PA-22-135 was conducting a local instructional flight from Grand Prairie, AB (CYQU) with two persons on board. The aircraft departed CYQU at 2142Z. On the downwind leg of the circuit for Runway 25, the winds were reported as gusting to 25 knots. When the aircraft touched down on the runway for landing (at approximately 2155Z), a wind gust picked up and the aircraft departed off the north side of the runway, into the snow. Prior to the flight, the METAR issued at 2100Z reported that the winds were 330 at 7 knots. At 2158Z, a SPECI was issued stating that the winds were 270 at 45G60 knots. The aircraft remained upright, but the right hand main landing gear was damaged. There were no injuries.

January 15, 2021

Incident at 5NM S THE PAS / GRACE LAKE MB (CJR3)

A Missinippi Air-Care Beech 200 (MA03) from The Pas/Grace Lake, MB (CJR3) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) declared an emergency while inbound to CYWG, due to a nose landing gear indication.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0007: C-GOGT, a Beech 200 operated by Beaver Air Services as flight MA03, was conducting a flight from The Pas/Grace Lake, MB (CJR3) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG). After departing CJR3, the flight crew selected "gear up". The nose gear started to retract and then the hydraulic pump stopped running. The main gear remained in the down and locked position. The flight crew continued the climb, declared a "PAN PAN" with ATC, and made the decision to continue to CYWG. On final approach to CYWG, the flight crew completed the emergency landing gear extension checklist and received a nose landing gear down and locked indication. The aircraft landed safely with ARFF on standby and subsequently taxied to the apron. The aircraft was ferried to Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV) for maintenance. The operators maintenance personnel replaced the power pack pressure switch.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On January 15, 2021, the pilot of the aircraft (C-GOGT/MA03) reported that, upon departure from The Pas/Grace Lake, MB (CJR3), the landing gear failed to retract. The nose landing gear (NLG) started retracting, then stopped, and the left-hand (L/H) and right-hand (R/H) main landing gear (MLG) did not retract. The hydraulic retraction system was then inoperative. The NLG indicated as not being down/locked, while the L/H and R/H MLG were indicating as down/locked. The pilot continue to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) with the landing (LDG) gear in this condition. Before landing, the pilot used the emergency "gear down" system, and got the NLG down and indicating as down/locked. The pilot landed at CYWG without incident. Maintenance inspected the NLG and both MLG; there were no obvious faults found. All three LDG gear were braced for security, and a Ferry Permit was issued to fly the aircraft, fixed gear down, to Winnipeg/St Andrews, MB (CYAV) for further investigation of the retraction system. Missinippi Maintenance trouble shot the retraction system, and found that the main pressure control switch (p/n 1225P36-3) on the power pack was faulty. A replacement pressure switch is on order.

January 9, 2021

Accident at 20NM S TISDALE SK (CJY3)

The pilot of a privately registered Piper PA-20, on skis, was on a local flight in the vicinity of Tisdale, SK, and crashed under unknown circumstances. The aircraft is reported to have flipped over shortly after a forced landing for unknown reasons. 2 souls on board. Extent of injuries unknown, but individuals are believed to be "ok". The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised, and the RCMP and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded. JRCC Trenton advised that the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was turned off by RCMP at their request. The ELT was armed at the time of the crash and did not go off on impact. There was no NAV CANADA involvement (i.e. no flight plan or air traffic control (ATC) involvement). Visibility was reported to be 1/8 to 1/4, with freezing fog in the area. JRCC Trenton advised that the aircraft landed for 50 meters, then nosed over and flipped. The propeller was reportedly found 30 meters away from the aircraft.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0004: A privately registered Piper PA-20 aircraft on skis, departed from a farm strip located 20NM south of Tisdale, SK (CJY3) with the pilot and 1 passenger on board. During the initial climb, at approximately 100 feet AGL, the right wing dropped/stalled and the aircraft then struck the ground. A passerby saw the wreckage from the highway and contacted 911. The pilot and passenger sustained serious injury. The pilot and passenger were then taken to hospital. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact forces and there was no post-impact fire.

Incident at In the vicinity of: WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Messerschmitt BK117 B-2 (C-FMBU/STAR8T) from Portage La Prairie/Southport, MB (CYPG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) declared "PAN PAN" and advised the tower that it was shutting its number 2 engine down. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was put on standby. STAR8T landed safely on Taxiway Golf at 2334Z. Taxiway Golf was closed for approximately 30 minutes to tow the helicopter back to the apron. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0003: C-FMBU, a Messerschmitt-Bolkow BK117-B2 helicopter operated by Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) as flight STARS8T, was enroute from Portage La Prairie/Southport, MB (CYPG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) with a crew of 2 and 2 passengers onboard. While in cruise at approximately 2000 feet ASL, the crew received a #2 engine (Allied Signal Lycoming LTS101-750B-1) chip light and, before any action could be taken, the light extinguished. Approximately 30 seconds later, the engine chip light illuminated again and the crew decided to shut down the #2 engine. The crew then declared a "PAN PAN" and continued on to CYWG, where the helicopter landed safely. An inspection found slivers of metal on the #2 engine chip plug. The engine is undergoing further inspection.

January 6, 2021

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Upon takeoff (T/O), a Chrono Jet Inc. Boeing 737-2T4 (C-FYPN/MBK793) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) reported landing gear issues to the Montreal Area Control Centre (CZUL). MBK793 did not declare an emergency, but returned to CYFB. The flight service station (FSS) advised the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit. MBK793 landed without further incident. A First Air Aerospatiale/Aeritalia ATR 42-500 (FAB807) on a flight from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) chose to take off after MBK793, without a foreign object debris (FOD) check being performed. A vehicle (ST21) completed the FOD check at 1540Z. The incident delayed FAB807s departure by about 05 minutes, no other known impact.

January 5, 2021

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 1555Z, the tower was advised by the centre that a Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-300 (MPE244) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) had a medical emergency and was requesting the presence of an ambulance. Checklist actioned. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit and the Yellowknife ambulance service were advised. The aircraft landed at 1623Z, and the ARFF unit and an ambulance met the aircraft at the gate. The shift manager, duty manager and site manager were advised.

May 19, 2021

Incident at 40NM NE MIRAMICHI NB (CYCH)

The Halifax (HZ) Terminal Control Unit (TCU) advised that a Jazz Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FEKI/JZA7540) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was inbound to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) with a cracked windscreen. No assistance required. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), the Airport Duty Manager (ADM) and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit were advised. The aircraft landed without incident or impact at 1513Z.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 273883-V1: A Jazz Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FEKI/JZA7540) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) reported a cracked windshield. No emergency declared or assistance required. The pilot requested to divert to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ). The aircraft landed safely at 1512Z. No impact to operations. (Duplicate AOR 273883-V1/CADORS 2021A0280 deleted after information merge)

April 22, 2021

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT (Aerodrome - other)

At Charlottetown, PE (CYYG), the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit reported responding to a terminal building alarm. ARFF reported back in the Firehall at 1823Z. No impact to airport operations.

April 5, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

After departing from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ), a Provincial Aerospace Beech B200 (C-FBPZ/SPR01) advised the departure controller that it wanted to return to the airport due to an oil pressure indication issue. No assistance requested. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was advised and put on standby. SPR01 landed safely on Runway 05 at 1550Z. No impact on operations.

March 24, 2021

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Provincial Aerospace Beech B200 (C-FRHZ/SPR02) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) declared an emergency and landed safely in CYYT at 1630Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21A0009: C-FRHZ, a Beech B200 operated by PAL Aerospace Ltd. (i.e. Provincial Aerospace), was conducting flight SPR02 on a local area VFR flight from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) with 4 people onboard. After departure from CYYT, the crew noticed that not all of the landing gear position indicator lights had extinguished after the landing gear was selected up. The decision was made to return to CYYT. When the landing gear was selected "down" prior to landing, only 2 of the 3 landing gear position indicator lights illuminated. The landing gear appeared to be down using onboard optics equipment. The crew declared an emergency and the aircraft landed at CYYT without incident at 1630Z with the ARFF on standby. The operators maintenance department discovered that the landing gear position press-to-test switch was stuck in the "on" position, giving a false indication. Also, the left-hand (LH) gear indicator light was burnt out. The landing gear position switch (P/N 101-3175-1S) was replaced and function checks were carried out satisfactorily. The aircraft was returned to service and a Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted to Transport Canada.

February 28, 2021

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FLXL) from Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) to Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) reported smoke in the cockpit immediately after takeoff. The pilot requested a circuit to land. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was advised and placed on standby. The aircraft landed without further incident.

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