January 7, 2005

Incident at PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE / SOUTHPORT MB (CYPG) (Weather - visibility, Navigation error, Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR))

UPDATE TSB reported that the Bombardier Canadian Aviation Training Centre (CATC) Slingsby T67C, registration C-GSTH, was departing Runway 31 right at Southport, MB. Another CATC aircraft, a Beech C90A, registration C-GMBG, was on missed approach to Runway 31 left. C-GSTH drifted left on climb out and passed in close proximity to C-GMBG. The weather was VMC with a strong north wind. An investigation by DND DFS is ongoing.
A near collision occurred at Southport between a Slingsby Firefly and a Beech King Air during climb-out from the airport. Sundance 9 was climbing out from Runway 31R while Mustang 87 was doing a missed approach after an instrument approach to Runway 31L. Although VFR conditions existed at the airport, a band of snow showers to the west had reduced visibility to perhaps 3 to 4 miles. In addition, a strong north wind was causing aircraft to drift left of centreline after departure unless corrected. The Slingsby was on a maintenance flight with a pilot and AME and it was reported that the pilot was assisting the AME in monitoring gauges and did not correct for drift. Typically, the standard VFR departure off Runway 31 is to climb to 1,500 feet and then turn left to head toward the practice areas, but in this case, Sundance 9 had been cleared for a straight-out departure. Traffic had been passed to both crews. A loss of situational awareness appears to have occurred when the Slingsby pilot did not correct for drift and came in close proximity to the King Air. Radar analysis indicates that the two aircraft came within 100 feet vertically and .1 mile laterally. The King Air was not TCAS-equipped. The Department of National Defence has completed a preliminary investigation and a final report will be issued after comments from involved parties.

August 20, 2004

Incident at PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE / SOUTHPORT MB (CYPG)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that Field Aviation Portage advised that they have been having problems with carburetors repaired by Aero Recip in Winnipeg. They will submit an SDR and are working with the repair facility to rectify the problem.
Sundance 05, a Slingsby Firefly with 2 crew, was 11 miles west of Southport on a local VFR training flight when they declared an emergency for a stuck throttle. The crew conducted a power off forced landing to Runway 31L and landed safely at 09:46 local. CATC and Field Aviation are investigating. No operational impact.

August 5, 2004

Incident at PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE / SOUTHPORT MB (CYPG)

Sundance 03, a military Firefly trainer, was on a local dual flight at Southport when the pilot declared 'PAN' due to a stuck throttle - high power. ERS was alerted and the aircraft landed safely and was towed to CATC. Field Aviation, the AMO is investigating the cause of the problem. No other a/c were affected.

November 14, 2003

Incident at PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE / SOUTHPORT MB (CYPG)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that Field Aviation, Portage (CATC's AMO) inspected the fire detection system and found no faults with the system itself. It was noticed, however, that some black soot-like substance was peppered on the inside of the cowl. Upon further investigation, it was found that the propeller de-ice slip ring was contaminated with oil from a previous oil leak. Since one optical sensor is oriented in this general direction, it was suspected that sparking from the brush-block / slip-ring caused the erroneous indication. The affected parts were cleaned, tested, and the problem has not since re-occurred.
MV 80, a Beech King Air 90, was airborne from Southport at 1520Z on a local training mission. Two minutes later, the crew declared an airborne emergency because the right engine had a fire indication. They shut down the engine in the circuit and the indication light went off. The aircraft landed safely and taxied off the runway at Taxiway B. The crew shut down the aircraft and egressed. The emergency was secured and there was no smoke and no indication of fire. The local AMO is investigating the cause.

January 18, 2002

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK)

From the TSB Notification - A02C0009: The Bombardier Inc. (CATC) Beech C90A, C-GMBZ, was on final approach to Kenora, ON, when the captain declared an emergency for smoke in the cockpit. The smoke dissipated after landing at Kenora. Information provided by maintenance indicated that the vent blower motor had seized and overheated.

July 14, 1998

Incident at Portage La Prairie (YPG), approx. 9 nm west of

Sundance 13 declared an emergency for an oil leak. ERS was alerted and A/C landed safety at 19:36 and was towed in. CATC and Field Aviation are investigating the cause. OPI - System Safety

July 2, 1996

Incident at PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE / SOUTHPORT MB (CYPG)

Aircraft declared emergency at Southport Airport. Rough running engine, aircraft proceeded to high key for Runway 31 right for a precautionary forced landing. Landed safely at 1356Z. Occurrence is being investigated by Canadian Aviation Training Centre (CATC) field aviation.

May 21, 1993

Incident at SOUTHPORT (ATS operating irregularity)

BE90 MNRC88 - MNRC88 LANDED ON RWY 13R. THEN BACKTRACKED ON RWY & CLEARED ON TAXIWAY BRAVO. A/C THEN CONTACTED GROUND & WAS CLEARED TO TAXI TO APRON. CONTROLLER ASSUMED MNRC WAS ON TAXIWAY DELTA (A/C ON BRAVO). PILOT OF MNRC88 HELD SHORT OF RWY 13L WHEN HE NOTICED PRFT06 ON SHORT FINAL. SOUTHPORT TOWER MANAGER & CATC FLIGHT SAFETY OFFICER ARE INVESTIGATING. TIME - 1542Z. ACTION - NIL.