January 1, 2020

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

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

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

After landing, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-275C (C-GSPW/AIE752) from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) reported an IPU fire indication and requested the presence of emergency services without declaring an emergency. 911 called at 1700Z. The passengers and crew were evacuated from the aircraft. Firemen arrived at 1720Z. Runway inspection completed and nothing abnormal found. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (COA) notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0001: C-GSPW, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE752) with 4 crew members and 28 passengers on board, was on an IFR flight from Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). Following the landing at CYVO, the flight crew received a fire indication from the auxiliary power unit (APU) as well as an indication that the fire extinguishing bottle had discharged. Noticing that the fire indication was still present, the flight crew brought the aircraft to a stop on the runway and requested the presence of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services in case of an accident so that it could verify whether smoke or flames were present at the back of the aircraft. The aircraft, having not received any confirmation of the presence of smoke or flames, taxied to its designated parking area and proceeded with the quick unloading of passengers since the fire indication was still present. All occupants evacuated the aircraft. ARFF personnel arrived a few minutes later. When the APU was checked, it was discovered that there was no trace of fire. No one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged.
Note: Duplicate CADORS record #2020Q0343 deleted after merging information.

March 16, 2020

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FWSF/WJA249) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to overshoot Runway 05 to ensure that the flight behind, which was reported by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) to have a medical case on board, could land. WJA249 landed at 1720Z without further incident (WOFI). No operational impact.

February 11, 2020

Incident at 10NM CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (WJA132) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), flying the required navigation performance (RNP) "Y" VESGA transition for Runway 35L, was pulled off the approach and got within 2.5NM and 700 of a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN4077) from Fort MacKay/Firebag, AB (CYFI) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) flying downwind for Runway 35L at 8000. WJA132 was turned right H190 for spacing and then got within 2.5NM and 500 of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8408) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) on left base for Runway 35L. 1000 feet or 3NM was needed in both cases.
Update TSB Report #2020C0599: The WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-600, C-GPWS, operating as WJA132, was on a flight from Vancouver (CYVR), BC to Calgary (CYYC), AB. While flying the RNP "Y" VESGA transition for Runway 35L at CYYC, WJA132 was pulled off the approach. A loss of separation occurred when WJA132 got within 2.5 NM laterally and 700 feet vertically of a WestJet Encore De Havilland Dash 8-400, C-FWEP, operating as WEN4077, which was on the downwind for Runway 35L at 8000 feet. WJA132 was turned right to a heading of 190 to regain separation and as a result got within 2.5 NM and 500 feet of a Jazz Aviation LP De Havilland Dash 8-400, C-GVJZ, operating as JZA408, which was on the left base for Runway 35L. 1000 feet or 3nm was needed in both cases.

August 22, 2019

Incident at 3NM W MONTMAGNY QC (CSE5)

Aviation Incident Report #16294: At 1710Z, a 9357-5173 Québec Inc. Autogyro Cavalon (C-FLAH) from Rimouski, QC (CYXK) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) landed at Montmagny, QC (CSE5) and fuelled up. At 1733Z, the aircraft took off from CSE5 for CYRQ. A call was received at 1751Z from an occupant, indicating that the aircraft had made an emergency landing due to a loss of power on a field south of the St. Lawrence, approximately 3 NM west of CSE5. No one was injured. No damage to the aircraft. The aircraft landed without incident. The pilot checked that he had filled up correctly with the proper fuel and wondered if the problem was fuel-related. No known problem concerning fuel. At 1755Z, Air Montmagny, the fuel provider, was notified. It conducted tests and everything was up to standards (it kept samples in case they were needed).

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.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0157: A Pascan Aviation Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47 C-FMAO (PSC360M) was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC). A Hydro-Québec Bombardier DHC-8-300 (C-GJNL) (HYD341) was on an IFR flight from Havre-St-Pierre, QC (CYGV) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC). After it had conducted an approach on Runway 28 and a pull-up to 3 000 ft, PSC360M conducted an approach and a pull-up for an ILS approach on Runway 10. During the pull-up, the crew reported that it had gone past 2 800 ft, while the published altitude for the pull-up was 2 200 ft. HYD341, which was in a holding pattern at 3 200 ft east of CYBC, had to perform an evasive manoeuvre to avoid a conflict with PSC360M. Vertical separation was reduced to under 1 000 ft, which is the norm.

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.

January 27, 2019

Incident at Revelstoke BC

Aviation Incident Report #15865: Member of the public reported that a Mustang Helicopters Inc. aircraft flying from East to West passed close to their house. Citizen stated that the aircraft was 350 feet to the South and 250 feet above ground level (AGL) higher than their house, and that visibility was good. Citizen also reported that their house is on a hillside overlooking the helibase, and that this incident was not an isolated case, as it occurs with regularity.

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.

December 3, 2019

Incident at 5NM PLEVNA / TOMVALE ON (CNA9)

A privately registered Cessna 172E on a flight to Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) reported having a brief case of smoke in the cockpit. No emergency declared. The aircraft continued its flight to CYRO. No impact.

August 31, 2019

Incident at LONDON FIC / FIC DE LONDON

A privately registered Bellanca 7GCBC was on a VFR flight plan (FP) from Smiths Falls/Montague (Russ Beach), ON (CYSH) to Wolfe Island, ON, with an estimated time of departure (ETD) of 1940Z and an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 2010Z. The aircraft went Information Request to Departure Station (QALQ) and following steps were done. The aircraft then went into information request (INREQ), Trenton (YTR) Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) was informed and sent an INREQ. Kingston, ON (CYGK) had talked to pilot at 1949Z and asked how the pilot was going to close their flight plan. Pilot replied with "Will call to close my flight plan when on ground". Emergency contact was called and in touch the whole time. Alert notice (ALNOT) was issued at 2216Z. YTR JRCC sent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to CYSH for a ramp check. YTR JRCC had two aircraft started up on the ramp ready to look for aircraft. YTR had the missing aircraft notice (MANOT) written out and ready to go. At 2232Z, the emergency contact called the flight information centre (FIC) saying that the pilot had been found safe at Wolfe Island. YTR was informed and "shut down the resources". YTR JRCC and FIC kept the case open until verbal confirmation was received from the pilot. The FIC was finally in direct contact with pilot after almost three and a half hours of trying the pilots cell. Flight plan was finally closed and ALNOT terminated at 2330Z. All parties originally involved were notified. It was also noted that the aircraft was not properly registered with Transport Canada. YTR is investigating this case more in depth.

August 25, 2019

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

A 1209465 Ontario Inc. Cessna 182Q (C-FYIS) on a VFR flight from London, ON (CYXU) to St. Catharines/Niagara, ON (CYSN) taxied out of Apron 3 but incorrectly turned North onto a vehicle service road. The aircraft was instructed to stop (which it did) and was made aware of the error. The aircraft then continued to taxi clear of the service road. SOC (airport security) called to say that a witness (fixed base operator (FBO) staff) had observed the aircraft strike a stop sign and that there would be damage. The pilot was advised of this and maintained that this was not the case. It was recommended that the aircraft stop for inspection (which it did) and the pilot chose to continue their flight to CYSN.

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.

November 15, 2019

Incident at ST. THERESA POINT MB (CYST)

Aviation Incident Report #16418: A Custom Helicopter Ltd. Aerospatiale AS-350-BA (C-GCHX) landed at St. Theresa, MB (CYST) and parked in front of the airport terminal with the tail rotor facing the airside door of the terminal building. Airport Manager advised the pilot of the hazards of landing close to the terminal building, especially with the tail rotor facing the access door of the terminal building, where there is high pedestrian traffic. It is the responsibility of the pilot to escort passengers to and from the terminal and this was not actioned. Airport staff had to guide and monitor the immediate area until the helicopter departed. Pilots response was that they had no choice but to land in that position and location, which was not the case.

August 22, 2019

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 2310Z, an Air Tindi Beech 200 (C-FCGU/TIN502) departing Runway 28 for a flight from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Hay River/Merlyn Carter, NT (CYHY) rejected takeoff and taxied back to the hangar. No assistance required. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the takeoff roll of TIN502 at Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), the right hand (R/H) engine fire indication came on. The flight crew reduced engine power and the fire light went out and there was no visual indication of a fire. The takeoff was aborted and the flight crew returned the aircraft to the main base to report the incident to maintenance. Company maintenance opened the R/H engine cowl and inspected the engine case and components with no faults found. The fire detectors, associated wiring, and connectors were inspected. The ground terminals were found to be in poor condition and were replaced. No other faults were found. The cowlings were reinstalled and max power runs were completed with no faults found. The optical fire detection system was function tested and found serviceable. A test flight was conducted and all systems operated normally and the aircraft was returned to service. There have been no further reported incidents.

October 1, 2019

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Laser interference)

A Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FCVD/NDL543) on a flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) advised after landing that on the right of the approach Runway 34, just before airport grounds (not on airport grounds), there was a very bright light that seemed to be at a construction site (near forklift) that was disruptive according to the pilot. Airport help desk (NASL) advised immediately. No impact on operations. Update from NASL at 0251Z: A staff from NASL drove around town and figured out that the bright light was one on the First Air hangars (opposite side to the tower - SSW corner of the building) that seemed to be misaligned. Email to be sent to the concerned parties to get the issue fixed. Flight service station (FSS) contacted First Air maintenance on site to give them a heads up and to see if anything could be done immediately in case of another aircraft inbound for Runway 34. No further impact on operations.

September 14, 2019

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GDEW/WEN3296) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Regina, SK (CYQR) reported a possible bird strike on landing roll on Runway 13. A foreign object debris (FOD) check was performed, no FOD was found. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. No associated defect for this case.

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.
UPDATE from Airworthiness - Additional Info: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Flight crew reported on takeoff Airspeed disagreed below 80 Knots. WestJet maintenance replaced Captains pitot ADM in accordance with (IAW) aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 34-21-04 and tested serviceable. Total air pressure system pressurization showed matched airspeed at low and high airspeed values. Aircraft returned to service on log page AJ09322. Aircraft has flown 4 days and 4 cycles without recurrence of similar defect.

July 16, 2019

Accident at 40NM 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.
Update TSB #A19A0052: C-FJKI, a DHC-2 Beaver aircraft on floats operated by Air Saguenay, had departed Crossroads Lake, NL for a day trip to Mistastin Lake, NL, for a fishing excursion with the pilot and 6 passengers on board. When the aircraft did not return in the evening, JRCC was contacted. SAR was dispatched and the aircraft was found submerged in the Mistastin Lake the following morning. Three deceased occupants were recovered. The RCMP and military carried out a search for the remaining occupants and a fourth deceased passenger was recovered. The pilot and the remaining 2 passengers are still missing.

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....."

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