September 26, 2019

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

While pulling up according to instrument landing system (ILS) 10, a 9736140 Canada Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FMAO/PSC360M) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) indicated that it was at 2 800 ft while the published altitude in this case was 2 200 ft. Impact: a loss of separation with a Hydro-Québec de Havilland DHC-8-402 (HYD341) from Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) in a holding pattern at 3 200 ft, east of CYBC. HYD341 also indicated that it had been forced to perform an evasive manoeuvre to avoid conflict with PSC360M.

May 31, 2019

Incident at 4530N / 07445W

A Chrono Aviation Beech B300 (C-GJKA) filed a flight plan, saying that it was equipped to meet reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) requirements even though this was not the case. Air traffic services (ATS) asked questions to find out whether or not the aircraft was RVSM, because an email received the day before indicated that it would not be. ATS modified the flight plan accordingly. No impact on separation or operations.

September 3, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A19P0130: C-FRUZ, a De Havilland DHC-8-311 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA9047 from Masset (CZMT), BC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 3 crew members and 44 passengers on board. During cruise, the flight crew noticed the #2 hydraulic quantity was low. The flight crew elected to use the alternate gear extension and declared an emergency for landing into CYVR. On approach, the #2 hydraulic ISO valve illuminated. The flight crew actioned the appropriate checklist and landed safely. The operators maintenance found the hydraulic pump leaking from the case. A new pump was installed IAW MM29-10-11 and the aircraft was returned to service.

August 17, 2019

Incident at PRINCE RUPERT BC (CYPR)

N87583 failed to close its VFR flight plan from Ketchikan, AK (PAKT) to Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR). The aircraft reached alert notice (ALNOT) stage of comsearch at 0253Z. The aircraft was located at 0807Z by Victoria joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) at Red Bluff Lake on Pitt island, BC. All occupants were safe and it was a case of pilot forgetting to close the flight plan.

July 6, 2019

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

An American, corporately registered Cessna 180 (N4644A) from Ketchikan, AK (PAKT) to Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) arrived with no transborder VFR flight plan (FP). Pilot indicated that they did their customs notification and they advised they "had [their] flight plan", meaning their customs information. Pilot took this to mean they had a flight plan for the transborder crossing and alerting when this was not the case.

April 14, 2019

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

A Southern Interior Flight Centre Beech 76 (C-GSFB) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) filed an IFR flight plan with Kamloops flight information centre (FIC).The pilot indicated to YKA flight service specialist (FSS) to cancel the IFR flight plan and proceed on a VFR flight plan prior to commencing on the IFR flight plan. The pilot later called Kamloops FIC to cancel the VFR flight plan, of which there was no record. The pilot had an expectation VFR alerting was being provided, which was not the case.

April 21, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Canadian Flight Centre Piper PA-34-220T (C-GYAZ) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Abbotsford, BC (CYZZ) filed an IFR flight plan with Kamloops flight information centre (FIC). The student pilot later called Kamloops FIC and indicated CYXX tower was told to cancel the IFR flight plan and wished to proceed on a VFR flight plan. Kamloops FIC had no VFR plan on file. The pilot had an expectation VFR alerting service was being provided, which was not the case.

January 29, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 737-8 (C-FSEQ/ACA534) from Kahului, HI (PHOG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a low oil quantity and low oil pressure on Engine #2. The aircraft declared an emergency at 0505Z. It reported shutting down Engine #2 at 0513Z. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 26L at 0538Z with emergency services standing by. The aircraft taxied off the runway under their own power.
Update TSB Report #A19P0015: C-FSEQ, a Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA534 from Kahului (PHOG), HI to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 6 crew members and 134 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL370, the flight crew noticed a low oil quantity and a low oil pressure on the right engine (CFM LEAP 1B27). The flight crew elected to continue the flight, while monitoring the oil level. At the top of descent into CYVR, the oil quantity for the right engine was near zero. The flight crew consulted the QRH, shut the right engine down, and declared a MAYDAY. The flight landed without further incident with ARFF standing by. There were no injuries. The operator’s maintenance inspected the aircraft and found that the oil loss came from the starter. The starter malfunction also caused damage to the engine fan case. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was filed with Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). The starter and engine were removed and replaced. The aircraft was returned to service.

August 19, 2019

Incident at 5311N / 09349W

A Perimeter Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GJYZ/PAG107) on a flight from Island Lake, MB (CYIV) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) reported a hydraulic issue shortly after departure from CYIV. The aircraft requested clearance to CYWG and landed without incident at 2047Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GJYZ had a #1 hydraulic failure on route to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG). Upon landing at YWG, maintenance confirmed the #1 pressure manifold to engine driven hydraulic pump (EDP) inlet hydraulic line failed. The hydraulic line, E.D.P. and case drain filter was replaced and the aircraft returned to service.

February 27, 2019

Incident at 250NM N MUCC - Jardines del Rey Intl - Cayo Coco

TSB Report #A19F0054: C-GPVS, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Sunwing Airlines, was conducting flight SWG158 from Fredericton Intl (CYFC), NB to Cayo Coco/Jardines del Rey Intl (MUCC), Cuba with 6 crew members and 181 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL360, approximately 250 nm north of MUCC, one of the flight crew members began to feel unwell after consuming a meal. Within the next 10 minutes, the flight crew member started to feel ok and was able to resume duties of Pilot Monitoring (PM). The aircraft landed at MUCC without further incident. In case of a re-occurrence during the return portion (SWG159) from MUCC to CYFC, it was decided that the affected flight crew member would carry out the same duties (PM). The affected flight crew member felt unwell again for a brief period during the return flight, which resulted in a state of fatigue. Controlled rest was used, in conjunction with careful hydration. Prior to the arrival at CYFC, the affected flight crew member assumed PM duties, and the flight landed without further incident.

January 12, 2019

Incident at 36NM NE FORT LAUDERDALE/HOLLYWOOD INTL FORT LAUDERDALE (KFLL)

TSB Report #A19F0007: C-GTQF, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Air Transat, was conducting flight TSC943 from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl (KFLL), FL to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC with 8 crew members and 189 passengers on board. As the aircraft was passing 12 000 feet during the climb to cruising altitude after the departure from KFLL, the flight crew received a master caution warning associated with a BLEED TRIP OFF light on the number 2 engine, followed seconds later by an overheat indication for the same engine. The flight crew levelled off at 15 000 feet and declared an emergency. While performing the procedure for the engine overheat, the light extinguished; the flight crew elected to keep the engine at idle. The remainder of the checklist items were carried out, the aircraft returned at KFLL and landed overweight with ARFF standing by. The aircraft stopped on the runway and, after the flight crew shut the number 2 engine down, ARFF proceeded to inspect it. Subsequently, the aircraft was towed to the gate due to hot brakes. The operator’s maintenance found the number 2 engine duct supply from the 5th stage not secured correctly to the compressor case. The left hand side C duct & insulation were also found damaged.

August 19, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV)

TSB #A19C0097: C-GJYZ, a de Havilland DHC-8-314 aircraft operated by Perimeter Aviation LP, was conducting flight PAG107 from Island Lake (CYIV), MB to Sandy Lake (CZSJ), ON with 3 crew members and 17 passengers on board. Shortly after departing CYIV, the aircraft experienced a loss of hydraulic fluid on the #1 hydraulic system. The flight crew contacted the operators Operational and Maintenance Control Centres, declared an emergency, and diverted to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB. The aircraft subsequently landed with flaps up without further incident. The operators maintenance identified damage to a #1 hydraulic system line. The hydraulic line and the #1 hydraulic pump was replaced.
A Perimeter Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GJYZ/PAG107) on a flight from Island Lake, MB (CYIV) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) reported a hydraulic issue shortly after departure from CYIV. The aircraft requested clearance to CYWG and landed without incident at 2047Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GJYZ had a #1 hydraulic failure on route to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG). Upon landing at YWG, maintenance confirmed the #1 pressure manifold to engine driven hydraulic pump (EDP) inlet hydraulic line failed. The hydraulic line, E.D.P. and case drain filter was replaced and the aircraft returned to service.

July 13, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: 50NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GJYZ/PAG1562) from Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported a hydraulic failure and advised landing Winnipeg without flaps or brakes. Aircraft landed and exited the runway under their own power at 1920Z. No impact to Operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. DHC-8-300 C-GJYZ had a #1 Hyd ISO VLV light illuminate in flight with a hyd. qty of less than 1Qt. Aircraft landed in YWG and Maintenance found a ruptured rigid #1 spoiler unloading hyd. line. Hyd. line replaced and E.D.P and case drain filter replaced.

April 13, 2019

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

Shortly after departure, a Perimeter Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-314 (PAG209) reported an issue with their #2 engine and hydraulics. Aircraft declared an emergency and elected to return to the field. Aircraft landed without incident or impact to operations at 2215Z. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) responded.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. DHC-8-300 C-GJYZ had an air return in YWG due to a #2 hydraulic system failure. Aircraft returned and a hydraulic line failed in the #2 nacelle causing hyd. fluid depletion. Hydraulic line, #2 E.D.P. and case drain filter replaced.
Update TSB #A19C0032: C-GJYZ, a de Havilland DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Perimeter Airlines LP, was conducting flight PAG209 from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB to Gods Lake Narrows (CYGO), MB with 3 crew members and 32 passengers on board. Shortly after departing CYWG, the flight crew selected landing gear up and simultaneously received a #2 HYD ISO caution light, associated with pressure and quantity loss of the number 2 hydraulic system. The flight crew notified ATC, levelled off at 3000 feet, and referenced the QRH. After a discussion with the operator’s Operational and Maintenance Control Centres, the flight crew declared an emergency and returned to CYWG. The aircraft landed without further incident on Runway 18, with ARFF standing by. The operator’s maintenance found that the number 2 hydraulic line had failed.

April 19, 2019

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737 400 (FLE482) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported an equipment issue with hydraulic leak. Contacted Flair Airlines dispatch at YEG. Aircraft landed safely. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A19W0046: C-FLHJ, a Boeing 737-400 aircraft operated by Flair Airlines, was conducting flight FLE482 from Kelowna (CYLW), BC to Edmonton Intl (CYEG), AB with 6 crew members and 114 passengers on board. During the climb to cruising altitude after the departure from CYLW, the flight crew noted a decrease in fluid quantity and pressure for hydraulic system B. Approaching the Top Of Descent (TOD), the flight crew observed that the hydraulic quantity for system B had decreased to less than 30%. The appropriate QRH checklist was actioned, a PAN PAN was declared, and the aircraft landed at CYEG without further incident with ARFF standing by. Smoke was observed after the landing due to hydraulic fluid dripping on the brakes. The aircraft taxied to the gate.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) has looked into this occurrence. The operator reported that a loose plug was found on the auto brake module assy (missing safety wire). Plug re torqued and safety wired per AMM 20-50-11. Electric motor-driven hydraulic pump (EMDP) and engine driven hydraulic pump (EDP) pressure case drained filters inspected for contamination. Engine driven pump replaced IAW B737-400 AMM 29-15-11. Hydraulic system replenished and system bled per AMM 29-00-00 pg. 216 checks serviceable. The history on the aircraft was reviewed (line and heavy checks) and could not find record of maintenance where the plug for auto brake module was touched. Inspection issued to other aircraft in fleet as a precautionary measure.

April 4, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-314 (PAG663) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ) declared an emergency due to a lavatory smoke detector alarm and elected to return to CYWG. The aircraft landed without incident or impact to operations at 0133Z. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GLKY had an air turnback due to the Lav smoke detector being activated. After inspection it was found the cabin recirculation fan was unserviceable. Recirculation fan assembly replaced and aircraft returned to service.
Update TSB #A19C0028: C-GLKY, a de Havilland DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Perimeter Aviation, was conducting flight PAG633 from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB to Sandy Lake (CZSJ), ON with 3 crew members and 32 passengers on board. Shortly after the departure from CYWG, the flight crew received a lavatory smoke alarm, followed by the smell of smoke. The flight crew declared an emergency, and returned to CYWG where the aircraft landed without further incident. An inspection of the aircraft revealed a defective recirculation fan, which is suspected to have been the source of the smoke. The fan was replaced, and the aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The company responded as follows: After troubleshooting it was determined that the #1 engine had a cracked gas generator case resulting in engine oil being allowed to enter the compressor section of the engine and as a result the bleed air system as well. This resulted in smoke to concentrate in the lavatory and as a result set of the smoke detector in the lavatory. The engine has been removed from the aircraft for repairs.

January 17, 2019

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GIQF/PAG12) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) rejected its takeoff from Runway 24 and taxied back to Apron 2. No assistance was required and there was no impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During takeoff after setting max power, airspeed increased through 75 kias. Left #1 oil pressure rapidly increased from 110 psi to 120 psi increasing oil pressure. Captain rejected takeoff with a reduction in power. Left oil pressure decreased to 118 psi until shutdown. The #1 engine pressure regulator valve assembly was replaced and oil was cleared from the pressure switch vent line to gear reduction case. Ground run functional check - subject to satisfactory test flight.

August 22, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GQWJ/WJA243) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) rejected take-off Runway 32. No assistance required. WJA243 rejected take-off a second time at 0957Z and returned to the gate. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On departure from Halifax at approximately 70kts an indicated airspeed (IAS) disagree appeared on both left and right sides. The take-off was rejected and we taxied clear of the runway. As it was a low speed reject there was no concern about brake temperatures and no other reason to have come to a stop on the runway. Once clear of the active and had a chance to look over everything, there was no apparent reason for the IAS disagree that had occurred. The aircraft stopped in the deicing bay and discussed possible causes and whether or not to return to the gate or have a conversation with maintenance. Thinking it was a one off problem, the crew elected to try another takeoff (T/O) and worst case scenario return to the gate if the same problem occurred. On the second T/O at approximately 60Kts, they got the IAS disagree again at which point they rejected the take off and returned to the gate and had maintenance meet the aircraft.

July 16, 2019

Accident at 40 NM SW of Voisey's Bay, NL (CVB2)

Aviation Incident Report 2019-07-05826: At 00:08Z on 16 July 2019 (20:08 EDT on 15 July 2019), a De Havilland DHC2 Beaver registered C-FJKI to Air Saguenay Inc. was reported overdue to Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC). The aircraft, having last made contact with the company at 07:00 local time, was expected to have returned from a fly-in fishing expedition on Lake Mistastin in Northern Labrador. A total of seven (7) persons were scheduled to be aboard the aircraft, including one (1) pilot, two (2) guides and four (4) passengers. JRCC located a crash site on Lake Mistastin, approximately 40 nautical miles southwest of Voiseys Bay, NL (CVB2). The aircraft is described as significantly damaged and submerged in water. Of the total seven (7), three (3) persons are confirmed deceased. A search remains ongoing for the remaining four (4). The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) closely following this situation in order to determine its next steps. Transport Canada Atlantic and Quebec regions have been notified accordingly. UPDATE: The Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) has concluded their search and rescue response. At present time four individuals remain unaccounted for. The Missing persons case has been transfer to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has confirmed that investigators will be deployed to gather information and assess the occurrence.

August 5, 2018

Incident at 5025N / 06219W

A Emirates Boeing 777 300 series (UAE236) from Chicago O'Hare Int'l, IL (KORD) to Dubai Int'l, United Arab Emirates (OMDB) advised of a "Medical Case" and requested diversion to Gander Int'l, NL (CYQX) and fuel dump. No emergency was declared by the crew. Aircraft landed CYQX without further incident.

March 5, 2018

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Runway 11 was in use, there were strong winds of 20G30 from 100 degrees, an aircraft was in the circuit, and a simulated approach was being conducted on Runway 24. A Government of Canada Department of Transport Bell 429 (CTG444) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) took off without clearance from the Coast Guard base. The aircraft continued without any communication on the frequency or with air control or ground control while heading several miles east-southeast. At the same time, a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 1900D (VSL607) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) had taken off and seemed to be passed by the helicopter from above. CTG444 then headed east-southeast on a route that conflicted with that of a Héli-Express Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350BA (C-FCCI) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB), which was inbound for Héli-Express. The tower asked C-FCCI to increase its altitude to avoid CTG444. To protect the takeoff path in case CTG444 came back, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3515) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) obtained a heading of 150 degrees climbing to 3 000 ft for its takeoff on Runway 11. There was a slight delay. A Collège iFly Cessna 172R (C-FUWO) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) extended the right downwind leg for Runway 11 to reduce the density of traffic at the airport. CTG444 eventually called the Quebec tower when it was 3 and 4 NM southeast.

January 8, 2018

Incident at 4948N / 06538W

After a destination change due to an unruly passenger declared near Moncton Centre at 4948N065387W, an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FRTW/ACA42) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Delhi, India (VIDP) had to return to CYYZ. This being the case, the aircraft had to dump fuel between 0612Z and 0628Z and between 4722N7208W and 4619N7438W at FL300. No impact on operations.

May 23, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8214) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) reported a hydraulic issue en-route to CYVR and landed safely on Runway 26L. The Vancouver Tower initiated an emergency standby as a precautionary measure. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A18P0071: C-GGCI, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8214 from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) with 4 crew members and 17 passengers on board. While on approach to CYVR, the number 1 hydraulic system failed. The flight crew declared an emergency and landed without further incident with ARFF standing by. The operator?s maintenance replaced the number 1 engine driven hydraulic pump. Additionally, the number 1 system pressure manifold, return manifold and number 1 case drain manifold filters were replaced. Engine runs were completed and the number 1 EDP functioned with no leaks. The aircraft was then returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Maintenance replaced the affected hydraulic pump and filters and returned the aircraft to service.

April 18, 2018

Incident at 5NM E SALMON ARM BC (CZAM)

TSB Report #A18P0052: C-GWWL, a Bell 212 aircraft operated by Ascent Helicopters, was conducting an external load training flight with a 100 feet long line and 300 lbs of gear, approximately 5 nm East of Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM). While manoeuvering the load, an uncommanded release of the belly hook occurred. No one was injured. Subsequent maintenance inspection revealed a split in the manual release cable casing.

March 23, 2018

Incident at KAMLOOPS FIC / FIC DE KAMLOOPS (ATM - other)

The Kamloops Flight information Centre (FIC) continues to receive misrouted calls from the Edmonton and Winnipeg areas of responsibility. This has been an ongoing problem for several months. Within the past 30 days there have been over 60 documented cases. Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) has been advised and provided with times, dates, and origins of these calls.

February 6, 2018

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

An Orca Airways Ltd. Piper PA-31-350 (C-GPWP/ORK311) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported engine troubles inbound for Runway 27. The tower offered Runway 21 to ORK311 to expedite the route to the airport. ORK311 landed safely on Runway 21. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was called out on standby. There was no impact to other traffic.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Maintenance personnel was sent to CYYJ to troubleshoot right engine sputtering on approach. Per Pilot report, right boost pump light came on, right fuel pressure fluctuated above and below red line and engine started sputtering. Fuel selector switch to inboard tank, mixture fully rich and emergency fuel pump selected on. After approximately 20 seconds, the engine returned to normal operation. Maintenance took a drain fuel sample from the right wing tanks and checked for contamination. Wing bowl filters were inspected and no contamination observed in either case. The company Person Responsible for Maintenance (PRM) stated that the fuel gauges were operating normal. Company Safety Report indicated that after landing, engine ground runs were completed. On 1st run, the right engine surged at 1000 RPM. The next 4 starts and ground runs - no issues. 2 full power runs carried out and no problems observed. The Company Safety Report is still being investigated.

June 6, 2018

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The AOR-233698-V1 occurrence case is a duplicate of this case (AOR 233319-V2) that included a correction to flight HSKY2 from HUSKY2.
A Cargojet Airways Boeing 757 200 (CJT619) from Vancouver Int'l, NS (CYVR) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) on the localizer was not passed traffic with a VFR aircraft ahead, an Airbus A310 (HSKY02) on a flight from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) and landing at Hamilton, ON (CYHM), which was also on the localizer. The aircraft came within close proximity, CJT619's approach clearance was cancelled and it vectored back for another approach.

May 30, 2018

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (ELT)

At the Hamilton, ON (CYHM) aerodrome at 1744Z, an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on the 243 frequency for 2 to 3 minutes. Aircraft were canvassed for receipt and none heard. The signal stopped, then re-activated from 1749Z to 1751Z, then stopped. The Toronto/Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) area control centre (ACC) shift manager was notified at 1749Z. At 1755Z, the Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) called and closed the case when notified that the signal had stopped.

January 15, 2018

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

A Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGMZ/JZA8919) on a flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared a PAN PAN due to a hydraulic issue and diverted to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW). The aircraft requested Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) and landed in CYOW at 0300Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A18O0005: C-GGMZ, a Jazz Aviation LP DHC-8-402 aircraft operating as flight 919, was enroute to Toronto Pearson Intl (CYYZ) from Jean Lesage Intl - Quebec City (CYQB) and was instructed to hold due to weather. During the hold the #1 hydraulic system failed. The aircraft diverted to MacDonald-Cartier Intl - Ottawa (CYOW). The crew requested ARFF to be on standby and the aircraft landed uneventfully. Maintenance replaced the #1 EDP, the case drain filter, and the pressure and return filters; the aircraft was returned to service (no evidence of metal particles in the filters found).

April 2, 2018

Incident at 30NM NE Fort Myers International Airport (KRSW)

TSB Report #A18F0072: C-GTVG, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Sunwing Airlines, was conducting flight SWG685 from Varadero/Juan Gualberto Gómez Intl, Cuba (MUVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) with 6 crew members and 181 passengers on board. During an enroute climb from FL350 to FL370 approximately 30 nautical miles North East of Fort Myers/Southwest Florida Intl, FL (KRSW), the flight crew received an engine vibration that exceeded limitations on the number 1 engine. A PAN PAN was declared and the aircraft was levelled off at FL361, to subsequently return to FL350. The flight continued to destination without further incident. The operator?s maintenance confirmed that the indication was false and was caused by a faulty Fan Frame Compressor Case Vibration Sensor. The aircraft was put on MEL until the part was replaced.

January 17, 2018

Accident at SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (KSDL)

TSB Report#A18F0010: C-FESG, a privately operated Beech Duke B60 was on a cross-country flight from Canada to Scottsdale, Arizona (KSDL), with only the pilot onboard. As the aircraft was approaching its destination behind a jet, the aircraft kept the airspeed 5 to 10 knots faster than normal on the final approach. During the rollout, the left main landing gear tire blew out and directional control was lost. The aircraft veered left and exited the left side of the runway and came to in the gravel. The nose landing gear collapsed. The pilot was not injured; the aircraft sustained substantial damage. This occurrence is a data collection case for the NTSB (GAA18CA109).

July 24, 2018

Incident at 5157n / 11356w

A Sunwest Aviation Fairchild SA227-DC (CNK214) from Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) to Edmonton Int'l, AB (CYEG) had an attitude Moderator Failure and had to return to Calgary. No emergency. Aircraft landed at 1744Z without incident. No impact to operation.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Aircraft Flight Number CNK216 (originally reported as CNK214). The operator was contacted and provided the following information: The failure in this case was the co-pilot attitude indicator which was subsequently replaced after the aircraft returned to base. The aircraft was returned to service.

May 30, 2018

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Province of Manitoba Bombardier CL-215-6B11 (SERIES CL-415) (C-GMFY/TKR257) on a flight from Thompson, MB (CYTH) and landing at Thompson, MB (CYTH) aborted take-off from Runway 06 due to an unknown issue. No assistance required. No impact on operations.
The AOR 233044-V1 occurrence case is a duplicate of this case (AOR 233043-V1), and was removed from the AOR list.

January 10, 2018

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

A Mexican commercially-registered Learjet 35 (XAICU) from Casa Grande, AZ (KCGZ) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) advised the terminal control unit (TCU) that the aircraft had a hydraulic leak. No emergency was declared but the pilot requested to have a tow standing by in case of a potential steering issue. The aerodrome manager (ADM) declared Alert 1 and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting unit (ARFF) responded. The aircraft landed safely at 0719Z and taxied without assistance to the apron.

November 22, 2018

Incident at 5730N / 06310W

Gander called to inform the controller that the traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) of an Aer Lingus Airbus A330-202 (EIGCF/EIN1AK) from Dublin, Ireland (EIDW) to Los Angeles International, CA (KLAX) was unserviceable (U/S). The pilot confirmed this to be the case. No impact.

November 6, 2018

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

The very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) at CYWK 112.3 was unserviceable (U/S). NOTAM issued that this was the case until November 9 2018 at 2359Z.

June 11, 2017

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An ExpressJet Airlines Embraer EMB 145 (ASQ4074), from Chicago/O'Hare, IL (KORD), to Québec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB), overshot Runway 29 on the second approach. The pilot said that he was conducting an overshoot at the request of the tower controller. The tower controller had told the pilot twice: "in case of an overshoot, fly heading....."

April 30, 2017

Accident at 3.5NM NW SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL)

At 2154Z, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax (HZ) advised the Montreal area control centre (ACC) of a plane crash that had occurred north of Schefferville, QC (CYKL). The aircraft involved was an Exact Air Inc. Piper PA-31 (C-FQQB).
UPDATE: TSB#A17Q0050: An Exact Air Piper PA-31 (C-FQQB/Navajo) was conducting the the second magnetometric survey flight of the day from Schefferville, QC (CYKL), with two pilots on board. The flight crew was accompanied by C-FVTL, another Piper PA-31 belonging to the same aviation operator. C-FQQB took off around 13:36 for a flight that was approximately 5 hours long, trailed by C-FVTL. The point the furthest northwest where they would be working was approximately 25 NM from CYKL. According to the established sequence, C-FQQB was to land first at CYKL, followed by C-FVTL around 10 minutes later. Around 18:55, the flight crew of C-FVTL reported that C-FQQB was missing, and a search was launched. The aircraft was found on top of a mineral deposit some 3.5 NM from CYKL. A site inspection revealed that C-FQQB had struck an auxiliary power line that crossed a railroad, in a valley between two deposits of mine tailings. After striking the wires, the aircraft proceeded for approximately 250 meters, while being tangled in the two wires, which had wrapped themselves around the left propeller. When the wires were stretched out as far as they could go, the left engine and propeller were ripped out of the airframe. The aircraft then struck the ground approximately 50 meters further, and the left engine was found further away. After the impact, there was no fire, and no ELT signal was heard. The accident occurred during daylight hours. Both pilots were fatally injured.
UPDATE: JRCC Halifax SARSUM Report#[H2017-00328]: (545050N 0670014W - CYKL : Schefferville, QC). Trenton rescue coordination centre (RCC) called with missing aircraft information that was passed to them. An aircraft was reported overdue with last contact being at 2154Z 7NM northwest of Schefferville, QC. The aircraft was located at a crash site 3.5NM Northwest of the airport. Assets stood down and the case was turned over to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

March 3, 2017

Incident at 14NM N MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Cargair Piper PA-23-250 (C-FERF), on a local flight from St-Hubert (CYHU), QC, located 15 NM to the north, reported to the tower that he had shut down the left engine as a precaution, and asked for landing priority. The aircraft landed on Runway 24R without further incident. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB #A17Q0025: A Cargair Piper PA-23-250 (C-FERF) was conducting a training flight in the vicinity of Repentigny, QC. During a demonstration of right engine failure, the left engine did not respond to a command to increase power. At the same time, the pilot instructor noticed a significant oil leak on the left engine (AVCO Lycoming IO-540-C4B5) and shut it down. The flight crew requested priority but did not declare an emergency. The aircraft landed at the Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) airport without further incident. The aircraft operator?s maintenance personnel found what appeared to be an internal fault with the engine, which had perforated the engine case and caused the oil leak. The engine was removed and sent to a maintenance facility for investigation.

May 24, 2017

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA240) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was unable to depart so the pilot was instructed to taxi onto the runway and exit at Taxiway D3. ACA240 turned onto Taxiway D2 and transmitted that they wanted this taxiway in case they needed to return to the gate. The tower controller was unable to communicate to the pilot that D2 was restricted to aircrafts smaller than the A320. Once the aircraft contacted ground control, they were issued instructions off D2 back to the apron. No operational impacts.

April 24, 2017

Incident at SMITHERS BC (CYYD)

A Northern Pioneer Helicopters LLC Bell 412 helicopter (N412NP), from Dease Lake, BC (CYDL) to Smithers, BC (CYYD) was observed on a long descent for CYYD main apron. The flight service station (FSS) attempted contact on 122.3 & 121.0 with no success. An advisory was broadcast in case the helicopter was receiver only (RONLY). The aircraft was observed landing on the apron. The pilot was receiving and solved the radio problem on the ground. The pilot asked for flight plan to be closed. The flight plan was closed with Kamloops, BC (CYKA) flight information centre (FIC). No operational impact.

October 8, 2017

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS) (FOD (foreign object debris))

On departure off Runway 28, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FGRC/ JZA7075) advised that something went over their windshield. A truck (ST27) inspected the runway and found the remnants of a broken utility knife casing. No blade or blade pieces were found.

September 15, 2017

Incident at 30NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Georgian Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (GGN7318) on a flight from Raleigh/Durham, NC (KRDU) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) communicated a flap indicator light issue. Emergency declared and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) on standby. The aircraft landed Runway 23 at 0042Z without issue and taxied to gate under its own power.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17O0218: C-GXJA, a Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (CRJ-200) aircraft operated by Air Georgian, was conducting flight GGN7318 from Raleigh-Durham Intl, NC (KRDU) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) with 3 crew members and 49 passengers on board. During the initial climb after the departure from KRDU, the flight crew observed a FLAP FAIL EICAS caution message when retracting flaps to the UP position. The flight crew levelled the aircraft off at 15 000 feet and confirmed that the flaps were in the up position by verifying on the secondary flight control page, in addition to a visual inspection from the cabin. The FLAP FAIL QRH checklist was executed and the flight proceeded to CYYZ at normal cruising altitude. Upon initial contact with Toronto ATC, the flight crew declared PAN PAN as a precaution, in case the flaps would not extend from the up position. When the flaps were selected for the approach, they remained in the up position. The flight crew completed the remainder of the FLAP FAIL QRH and configured the aircraft for a flapless landing. Runway 23, the longest runway available, was requested and the aircraft landed ithout further incident. The operator?s maintenance performed troubleshooting in accordance with FIM 27-50-00-01 and replaced the Flap Electronic Control Unit (FECU). Additionally, the Brake Position Sensor Units (BPSU) were rigged. After operational checks were completed, the aircraft was returned to service.

July 11, 2017

Incident at 60NM DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD)

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. This was a precautionary shut down due to low oil quantity. Maintenance found a loose connector leaking at the bottom of the fan case. The collector was tightened. Incident was entered into the Company Safety Management System (SMS) for investigation.
A Canadian North Boeing 737-275C (C-GOPW/MPE9064) on a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Dryden, ON (CYHD) declared an emergency and advised shutting down 1 engine. The aircraft advised continuing to CYHD and requested emergency services. Local emergency services were advised. The aircraft landed safely. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17C0082: C-GOPW, a Boeing 737-200 aircraft operated by Canadian North, was conducting flight MPE9064 from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Dryden Regional, ON (CYHD). Just before starting their descent from FL320, the flight crew selected engine anti-ice on and observed the number 1 engine (Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17) EPR indication decrease to zero. Within one minute, the number 1 engine oil quantity decreased to zero and the low oil pressure light illuminated. The flight crew shut the number 1 engine down, entered a hold, completed the one engine inoperative landing checklist, and declared an emergency. MPE9064 subsequently landed at CYHD without further incident. The operator's maintenance inspection determined that a collector on the bottom of the engine fan case was loose, allowing oil to leak from the O-ring mating surface.

March 4, 2017

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

UPDATE: TSB Report#A17O0062: C-FWJI, a Bombardier CL-600-2B19 aircraft operated by Air Georgian, was conducting flight GGN7344 from Columbus/Port Columbus Intl, OH (KCMH) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). When the flight crew selected the flaps down on the approach at CYYZ, they received a FLAP FAIL caution message. QRH procedures were actioned and the flight crew requested Runway 33R for its length. Due to the higher landing speed, the flight crew declared an emergency. The aircraft landed without further event with ARFF standing by. The operator?s maintenance found the right hand number 1 Flap Flex Drive casing damaged and replaced it. All other flex drives were checked and lubricated. An operational check revealed no further faults and the aircraft was returned to service.
An Air Georgian Canadair CL-600-2B19 (C-FWJI/ GGN7344) from Columbus, OH (KCMH) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported a flap issue and declared an emergency. GGN7344 requested Runway 33R and landed safely at 0126Z. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was dispatched.

October 27, 2017

Incident at HEATHROW, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (EGLL)

TSB Report#A17F0284: C-GHOZ, a Boeing 767-300 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA861 from London/Heathrow, UK (EGLL) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) with 8 crew members and 142 passengers on board. Approximately 45 minutes after the departure while in cruise flight over Ireland, the aircraft experienced a loss of hydraulic pressure on the right-hand system. The flight crew elected to return to EGLL and declared a PAN PAN. The aircraft subsequently landed at EGLL without further incident. The operator?s maintenance identified the Upper Pylon Case Drain Pipe as the source of the problem. A repair in accordance with AMM 20-10-09 was completed and the aircraft was returned to service.

February 26, 2017

Incident at 450NM E SAPPORO, JAPAN (RJCC)

TSB Report#A17F0041: C-FNND, a Boeing 777-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA16 from Hong Kong International - Chek Lap Kok, China (VHHH) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). While enroute approximately 450 nautical miles east of New Sapporo Intl, Japan (RJCC), the flight crew received EICAS advisories for HYD QTY LOW L, followed by HYD PRESS PRI L. The left hydraulic reservoir quantity was displaying zero. The QRH was actioned, a PAN PAN was declared, and a diversion to Tokyo/Haneda, Japan (RJTT) was initiated. Fuel was jettisoned prior to the arrival and the aircraft landed within normal weight limits. The operator?s maintenance discovered that the Engine Driven Pump (EDP) casing was cracked. The EDP, the return case, and the drain-pressure filters were all replaced. The hydraulic system was replenished and was checked serviceable. The aircraft was returned to service.

December 12, 2017

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

After departing Saskatoon, a West Wind Aviation Beech 1900C (C-GPRL/WEW660) on a flight from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Buffalo Narrows, SK (CYVT) was observed in the turn climbing through 3,200 feet where the standard instrument departure (SID) requires the runway heading to 5,000 feet. The aircraft was cleared to its destination. Shortly thereafter, the aircraft called level at 17,000 feet when they had only been cleared to 16,000 feet. The aircraft descended to 16,000 feet. No operational impact in either case.

September 1, 2017

Incident at 20NM GILLAM MB (CYGX)

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. #1 engine external general visual inspection carried out including engine controls, electrical connectors and associated air & fluid lines. No defects found. All fuel sumps & filter drains inspected for contamination. No faults found. Engine inlet and compressor inlet inspected for Foreign Object Debris (FOD). No faults found. #1 engine ground performance runs carried out, all parameters within limits. No faults found. G1000 engine data reviewed, all parameters within limits. No faults found. Could not duplicate engine defect during ground runs. Aircraft released subject to satisfactory test flight. Test flight of 1.4hrs was successful with no faults found. Aircraft returned to service. A case file was opened and closed with Pratt & Whitney Canada for documentation of the #1 engine
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17C0113: C-FSKO a Beech 200 aircraft operated by Keewatin Air, was conducting flight KEW204 from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) with a crew of two and one passenger onboard. While in cruise at FL 27000, the left engine's (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-52) torque began to fluctuate and a precautionary engine shutdown was completed.The aircraft diverted to Churchill, MB (CYYQ) where an emergency was declared. The aircraft then landed uneventfully. The operator's maintenance is investigating and will advise of their findings.
A Keewatin Air Beech B200 (C-FSKO/KEW204) on a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported a mechanical issue and advised shutting down one engine. The pilot elected to divert to Churchill, MB (CYYQ) and requested emergency services upon arrival. No impact to operations. The aircraft landed safely at 1121Z.

June 5, 2017

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The left hand Flap Position Transducer case split due to incorrect installation (xducer orientation was not correct, receptacle was facing aft toward the flap). There was chipped paint on the flap but no other damage. The xducer was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE from National Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On arrival for Runway 36, the crew selected flap 5 and received the Flap Power Caution light. The aircraft went around and the crew ran the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH). The flap power caution light stayed on and the crew proceeded to the abnormal flap landing QRH after discussing the issue with Maintenance. The Tower notified the crew that the emergency vehicles were standing by. The landing was uneventful. The aircraft taxied to the gate after the brake check on the runway.
A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEZ/WEN3273) on a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Regina, SK (CYQR) reported an issue with their aircraft on approach for Runway 26. The aircraft cancelled IFR and orbited VFR to the south of the field, at which point they notified that they had an issue with their flaps. Fire trucks were put on standby and at 2332Z the aircraft landed Runway 31 safely. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway so that the fire trucks could inspect the brakes and then they proceeded to the apron. No impact on operations.

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