May 6, 2020

Incident at AKULIVIK QC (CYKO) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Aerodrome - operations)

Aviation Incident Report #16609: Air Inuit reported that on May 06, there were no new runway conditions reported after maintenance cleaned the runway at Akulivik (CYKO), QC. The track was to be cleaned at 1405Z but, in the NOTAM, the next observation of the runway was planned only at 1830Z.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16611: Air Inuit later reported, at 2053Z, that the last runway condition reported for Akulivik, QC (CYKO) on May 06 was at 2005061820Z, with the next observation scheduled for 2005071140Z. The runway maintainer departed when the aerodrome routine meteorological report (METAR) indicated precipitation. The crew reported a pilot weather report (PIREP) of snow on compacted snow at 2030Z.

May 23, 2020

Incident at 4655N / 07549W

An Airbus Canada aircraft (ABK386) reported a strong 15-second emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at FL350. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: Supplemental information for the Airbus/Bombardier flight test crew reporting the signal: Aircraft being flown by the crew was an Air Baltic Airbus A220-300 (C-FOVG/ABK386).

May 20, 2020

Incident at 20NM NW KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE4812) from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) declared an emergency due to a mechanical problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed safely at 2150Z. A runway inspection was carried out and nothing unusual was reported. No impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0050: C-GXAI, a Bombardier DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Air Inuit, was on flight AIE4812 under instrument flight rules from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 3 crew members and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was descending towards CYVP, the flight crew noticed an indication of a gradual leak of hydraulic fluid from system #2. As a precaution, and to ensure the availability of emergency services during the landing, the flight crew declared an emergency (PAN PAN). The crew made a normal extension of the landing gear and the aircraft landed on the runway without incident. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.
Update Aviation Incident Report #16631: The Kuujjuaq airport emergency response plan was activated by Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) when they were notified by the crew of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE4812) from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) that, upon descent, the aircraft had lost hydraulic fluid. The crew was asked by the FSS if they wanted to declare PAN PAN, to which they responded yes. The response was answered by NAV CANADA, the FSS, the fire department, ambulance services, Air Inuit Kuujjuaq, the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), the Kativik Regional Government, and the Transportation department. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the tarmac on its own power. No injuries.

April 29, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At 1500Z, an airport attendant warned of the presence of 5 dogs inside the airport perimeter, along the fence. A few minutes later, the attendant confirmed that the dogs were outside the perimeter. At 1602Z, the crew of an aircraft operated by Air Inuit (flight AIE4802) taxiing for a departure, advised that they had observed 3 dogs south of Taxiway Alpha. Unable to reach the airport attendant. At 1605Z, the crew of another aircraft operated by Air Inuit (flight AIE886) confirmed that the dogs were outside the perimeter. No impact.

May 3, 2020

Incident at 8NM KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

On the approach, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GIAB/AIE4208) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) performed a missed approach and declared an emergency due to hydraulic problems, and requested to be redirected to La Grande Riviere, QC (CYGL). AIE4802 landed safely at 1552Z.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0046: C-GIAB, a De Havilland DHC-8-314 operated by Air Inuit, was conducting flight AIE4802 under instrument flight rules, from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) with 3 crew members and 15 passengers on board. While the aircraft was 8 nm on final approach to CYGW, when selecting the landing gear in the lowered position, the amount of hydraulic fluid in system number 2 dropped to 1 pint. The crew made an ascent and an emergency (PAN PAN) was declared. The crew diverted to Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) with the landing gear in the lowered position. The aircraft landed safely at 1552Z.

April 29, 2020

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

An Air Inuit Boeing 737-2S2C (C-GAIG/AIE784) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) advised of a flap indication issue. No emergency declared. At 1548Z, the crew advised that it was a false indication. The aircraft landed without issue at 1550Z. No impact to operations.

Incident at 10NM N QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Chrono Jet Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-FGCP/MBK810) from Schefferville, QC (CYKL) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) advised air traffic control (ATC) of a hydraulic problem at 2340Z and requested to be re-directed to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). At 0028Z, MKB810 declared an emergency and requested assistance from emergency vehicles. Landed without incident at 0042Z.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0045: C-FGCP, a Chrono Jet Inc. De Havilland DHC-8-100 (MBK810), was on an IFR flight from Schefferville, QC (CYKL) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU). Approximately 20 minutes after takeoff, 4 warning lights on the instrument panel lit up (RUD PRESS, ROLL SPLR INBD HYD, #1 RUD HYD, and RUD FULL PRESS). The crew carried out the procedure in the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH), declared an emergency with the area control centre (ACC), and requested to be diverted to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). The aircraft landed without incident. The maintenance service found that there had been a breakage in the hydraulic line in engine #1.

January 18, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

TSB Report #A20Q0043: C-GGOF, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8 Q400 (JZA8732), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 65 passengers and 4 crew members. During the flight, a member of the cabin crew became physically incapacitated. The second member of the cabin crew assigned a passenger to watch the emergency exits at the back of the aircraft for the landing. The aircraft landed at its destination without incident. No one was injured, and there was no damage to the aircraft.

February 21, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

TSB report #A20Q0025: C-GPAT, an Airbus 310-300 operated by Air Transat, was preparing for flight TSC462 with a departure from Quebec/Jean Lesage airport (CYQB), QC to Punta Cana International Airport (MDPC) in the Dominican Republic. During boarding, one of the cabin crew members became ill and was unable to continue duties. The cabin crew member was provided with medical assistance. Positions were reassigned among the other cabin crew members and the flight operated with 6 cabin crew members, instead of 7; 6 being the minimum cabin crew complement on the A310.

February 25, 2020

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

TSB Report #A20Q0024: C-GABO, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (JZA8970), was on an IFR flight from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 48 passengers and 3 crew members on board. After the landing and while the aircraft was taxiing to the terminal, a passenger alerted the crew to flames coming out from the right main gear. The crew brought the aircraft to a stop and requested the intervention of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services. The fire quickly went out and the aircraft was towed away to the passenger bridge. When the aircrafts right main gear was checked, a breakage was found in two bearings in the inboard wheel.

March 12, 2020

Incident at DOLBEAU-ST-FÉLICIEN QC (CYDO) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Communication error)

Aviation incident report #16575: The crew of an Exact Air Cessna 310R (C-FTNF), with a flight instructor and a pilot on board, was conducting a VFR training flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC). The aircraft had planned to make a complete stop at Dolbeau-St-Félicien, QC (CYDO) after it had conducted a simulated IFR approach on Runway 29 at CYDO. Two communications were made on the CYDO aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF) to transmit their position/intention for a complete stop (1st at 9 NM and 2nd at 3 NM from the runway threshold). The first aircraft left the circuit at that time, after it had taken off from Runway 29, and a second aircraft coordinated with C-FTNF, on simulated IFR approach, lined up on Runway 29 for takeoff. Approximately 1 NM from the runway threshold, the pilots heard a vehicle report that it was taxiing on the taxiway, short of Runway 29. The pilots then reported that they were on short final for Runway 29 for a complete stop. The vehicle continued to taxi without any indication of stopping, crossed the hold-short line, and drove onto Runway 29 up to the threshold. The pilots then conducted a go-around approximately 200 ft from the ground. Weather conditions were SKCLR +12SM. Strobe lights and ground traffic lights went on. The pilots indicated via radio that they were pulling up. The driver of the vehicle then reported having poor radio reception. Traffic had to take off on Runway 29 (a CQFA Beechcraft with an instructor on board), and it confirmed that communication transmitted by the crew of C-FTNF were perfectly comprehensible on the ATF. It also seemed that a tractor driven by an airport staff member was moving around at the airport without a radio system with it, so ground operators initiated a relay via an unknown other method to inform it of the movement of the aircraft in the CYDO zone. Impact: A go-around and a cancellation of the originally planned complete stop at CYDO.

March 20, 2020

Incident at 24NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGFP/JZA7977) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) declared an emergency due to a gear indication and elected to return to CYUL. JZA7977 cancelled the emergency at 0006Z and landed safely at 0020Z. No impact on operations.
TSB Report Update #A20Q0041: An Air Canada Jazz Dash 8-400 (C-GGFP/JZA7977) was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto City/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ). During the initial climb during departure from CYUL and after the retract gear function was selected, the gear first went into the retracted position but then went out again shortly afterwards, even though the extension function had not been selected. The crew carried out the manual gear extension procedure. An emergency was declared; the crew asked to return to CYUL, where the aircraft landed without incident. The landing gear selector panel was changed and the aircraft was returned to service.

March 18, 2020

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

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-GBHZ/ROU1651) from Miami Intl, FL (KMIA) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) declared PAN PAN. There was significant vibration in the control column. The aircraft landed without any problems. No impact.
UPDATE TSB report #A20Q0036: C-GBHZ, an Air Canada Rouge LP Airbus A319-114 (ROU1651), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Miami, FL (KMIA) to Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). While the aircraft was on final approach at 3 000 ft, the crew felt vibrations and heard loud bangs coming from the engine. The crew declared an emergency and landed without incident. No apparent damage was reported by the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) crew during the ground inspection conducted once the aircraft had come to a stop on the runway. The aircraft then moved, without any other problems , to the gate for deplaning passengers.

March 17, 2020

Incident at 25NM SW PARENT QC (CYPP)

A Chrono Aviation Inc. Beech 1900D (C-GXCA/NDL191) from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared a medical emergency and requested both ambulance and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services upon its arrival at CYQB. The aircraft made it to the ground on Runway 24 at 2044Z without incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0037: A Chrono Aviation Beech 1900D (C-GXCA/NDL191) was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Timmins, ON (CYTS) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 18 passengers and 2 crew members on board. Approximately 35 minutes before landing, the pilot-in-command (PIC) felt ill after eating a meal. At that time, the co-pilot was in control and the PIC took over the duties of the pilot monitoring (PM). Shortly afterwards, the PIC fell unconscious. The co-pilot contacted the air controller to inform him of the situation and declared an emergency. A few minutes later, the PIC regained consciousness. The plane landed without incident at CYQB and the PIC was transported to hospital by ambulance.

Incident at 20NM NNW MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FYAG/PAG907) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) asked to be redirected to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) due to an engine that would not start up again after tests were conducted. At that time, no emergency was declared. On final 5 NM Runway 24, the aircraft declared an emergency with the tower at CYMX. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (AARF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed at 2249Z without incident and a runway inspection was completed at 2255Z. No impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0038: C-FYAG, a Fairchild SA227AC operated by Perimeter Aviation LP under flight number PAG907, was flying under instrument flight rules from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) airport on a local flight in order to perform flight tests. After voluntarily shutting down an engine, the crew was unable to restart it. The crew therefore requested to be redirected to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), where they declared an emergency. The aircraft landed without incident.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Metro 3 aircraft C-FYAG, while on a flight test program, was carrying out single engine performance checks when the shutdown engine failed to restart. Flight crew declared an emergency and returned to the airport uneventfully. Maintenance performed a functional test of the right-hand (RH) feather valve, performed a functional test of the RH auto ignition system as per Maintenance Manual (MM) 72-10-06, performed a functional test of the RH engine unfeather system, and performed a functional test of the RH I/B squat switch. The RH engine unfeather pump output pressure was checked and found to be set at 180psi. The RH unfeather pump pressure was adjusted to 210psi.

March 16, 2020

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

On final for Runway 06L, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA7960) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) reported the presence of smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency. Coordination carried out. JZA7960 made it to the ground without incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0035: C-GGOF, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8 402 (JZA7960), was on an IFR flight from Toronto/Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). During the approach, the crew noticed light smoke near the right side of the windshield, as well as the smell of burnt electrical wires. The windshield heat system was turned off, which caused the smoke to dissipate. The crew declared an emergency and the aircraft landed without incident.

March 12, 2020

Incident at 79NM NNW SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC736) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) asked to divert to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) due to a mechanical problem. Two minutes later, the aircraft squawked 7700 and declared an emergency. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #20Q0032: C-GPSK, a Pascan Jetstream 32 (PSC736), was on a regular IFR flight from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Quebec Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). While the aircraft was 79 nautical miles north-northwest of Sept-Îles, QC, the crew received an indication of an anomaly in the right engine air bleed system. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist was completed, the right engine was turned off as a precaution, and the crew declared an emergency. The aircraft diverted to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), where it landed without incident. There were no injuries.

March 15, 2020

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

At takeoff, an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-3Q8 (C-FJZK/ROU1726) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (TFFR) reported that it had possibly hit something with an engine and requested a return to CYUL. ROU1726 declared an emergency. ROU1726 made it to the ground on Runway 06R at 1200Z without incident. Impact: Runway 06R/24L was unavailable from 1200Z to 1210Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0034: C-FJZK, an Air Canada Rouge LP Boeing 767-3Q8 (ROU1726), had to conduct an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Guadeloupe (TFFR). On initial climb, the crew heard a faint sound and observed an increase in engine vibrations. The air traffic controller told the crew that he had noticed what were probably flames coming out of the left engine during takeoff. The crew declared an emergency, turned around, and landed without incident. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services crew was deployed and inspected the aircraft on the runway. There were no injuries.

February 10, 2020

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

TSB Report #A20Q0021: C-GTQB, an Air Transat Boeing 737-800 (TSC474), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with 172 passengers and 6 crew members on board. During pushback from Gate 49 at departure from CYUL, the right Scimitar winglet hit temporary construction fencing. The aircraft was brought to the gate, and passengers got off normally to get onto another aircraft. There were no injuries, and damage was limited to the winglet.

March 7, 2020

Incident at 77NM SE QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-FYIY/ROU1524) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, QC (CYYZ) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) declared PAN PAN with the Boston Centre due to a hydraulic problem. The aircraft landed at Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) at 1538Z. Runway 24 was closed at CYQB until 1610Z.
UPDATE TSB Report # A20Q0028: C-FYIY, an Air Canada Rouge LP Airbus 319-114 operating as flight ROU1524, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) with 129 passengers and 5 crew members on board. During cruise, when the aircraft was at 77NM southeast of Quebec, QC, the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor(ECAM) generated a low hydraulic fluid message in the green system. The crew elected to divert to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) and declared a state of emergency. The aircraft landed on Runway 24 without issue. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.

March 6, 2020

Incident at 26NM W MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-38E (C-GDUZ/ROU7096) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared PAN PAN due to a loss of the electrical system and requested a return to CYUL. At 1508Z, ROU7096 cancelled PAN PAN and requested to be redirected to its initial destination, CYYZ. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0029: C-GDUZ, a Boeing 767-375ER operated by Air Canada Rouge LP with flight number ROU7096, was flying under instrument flight rules from the Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau, QC (CYUL) airport with only 2 pilots on board. While the aircraft was climbing, the engine parameters display and crew alert system (EICAS) broadcast the message "L AC BUS OFF". The crew requested a return to CYUL, a complete Quick Reference Manual (QRH) checklist, and declared a state of emergency. Subsequently, the procedure corrected the problem. The crew canceled the state of emergency and chose to proceed to the initial destination of CYYZ. The aircraft landed safely, and there were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.

January 20, 2020

Accident at SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL)

TSB Report #A20Q0013: C-GXAI, an Air Inuit de Havilland Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (AIE820), was on an IFR flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) with 3 crew members and 42 passengers on board. During the landing at CYKL, the back portion of the fuselage touched the runway and the "TOUCHED RUNWAY" warning light went on. After the landing, the plane taxied normally to the terminal and the passengers got off. There were no injuries. There was damage to the aircraft on the fuselage under the rear cargo hold.

February 27, 2020

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

A Flightpath Charter Airways Inc. Learjet 45 (C-GFFT) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) landed on Runway 06, but during its landing roll, it made a runway excursion and hit several runway lights and flashing lights. C-GFFT left the runway on its own and taxied up to the private aerodrome operator. An inspection was conducted. Impact: Runway 06/24 was closed from 1650Z to 1813Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0026: C-GFFT, a Learjet 45 operated by Flightpath Charters Airways Inc. was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl (CYQB), QC. Upon touch down on Runway 06, the crew experienced high wind gusts and white out visibility. The aircraft drifted slightly into the right runway strip of Runway 06, and came into contact with a number of Runway Edge Lights during rollout. Inspection of the aircraft revealed that the right landing gear door suffered slight damage as a result of contact with the light fixtures.

February 18, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Federal Express Corporation McDonnell Douglas MD-10-30F (FDX231) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Memphis, TN (KMEM) declared an emergency due to an engine fire. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft was on the ground on the apron. No injuries. Flight plan cancelled. The shift manager, the National Operations Centre (NOC), and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0027: N313FE, a McDonnell Douglas MD10 aircraft operated by Federal Express, was conducting flight FDX231 from Montréal/Mirabel (CYMX), QC to Memphis Intl. (KMEM), TN. During initial start for the #3 engine, the ground grew advised that flames could be seen coming from the engine. The crew shut off the fuel flow and the flames disappeared. Maintenance was called and carried out an inspection following which the crew attempted a second start. Again flames were seen coming out from the engine. The crew discharged the fire extinguisher bottle and asked for assistance from aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) services. After investigation, the operator’s maintenance confirmed that the engine had not been dry motored after the first start attempt, resulting in a fuel accumulation that caused the fire during the second start attempt. Maintenance replaced the fire extinguisher, the aircraft tested serviceable and was returned to service.

Incident at 35NM MANIWAKI QC NDB (YMW)

A Glencore Canada Corporation Boeing 737-2S2C (C-GXNR/RAG200) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) declared an emergency due to a loss of pressurization. The aircraft was stabilized at 10 000 ft. No equipment requested at the destination.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR-261963-V1: Aircraft (C-GXNR) landed at 1543Z without incident. No impact on operations. Duplicate AOR-261963-V1 deleted.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0022: C-GXNR, a Glencore Canada Corporation Boeing 737-200 (RAG200) was on an IFR flight from depuis Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY). In cruising flight, at 1515Z approximately 145 nautical miles (NM) southeast of CYUY, the "Cabin Altitude Warning Horn" alert went off and the crew went through the emergency checklist (QRH). The crew then declared PAN PAN due to a pressurization problem and requested a descent to 10 000 ft. Due to delays from ATC, the crew declared MAYDAY to accelerate the descent to 10 000 feet. The aircraft then continued its flight to CYUY where it landed without incident at 1543Z. There were no injuries.

February 15, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A United Parcel Service Airbus A300-600F (UPS463) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Louisville, KY (KSDF) departed from CYMX Runway 06 at 1314Z. On climb, at about 1316Z, the flight crew reported that they had an issue, wanted to run a few checklists and return to CYMX. When queried as to the source of the issue, the flight crew indicated that they had a cargo door warning light that was on. The flight landed safely without incident at 1337Z. No emergency was declared and there was no impact on other traffic.

February 16, 2020

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

At 1535Z, after takeoff from Runway 31, the crew of a Voyageur Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GOND/VAL9886) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Inukjuak, QC (CYPH) reported that it was returning and landing due to an unspecified indication problem. The crew did not declare an emergency. Air traffic control (ATC) was advised. VAL9886 made it to the ground without incident at 1538Z. No impact.

January 3, 2020

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

TSB Report #A20Q0003: C-FSOU, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (JZA8684), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to CFB Bagotville, QC (CYBG) with 49 passengers and 3 crew members. Immediately after takeoff from Runway 24L, the interior wheel in the left landing gear broke off of the aircraft and fell onto the runway. The crew declared an emergency and remained in flight for approximately 1 hour to burn off fuel and reduce the aircrafts weight before returning to CYUL and landing. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed on Runway 24R without incident with 1 wheel remaining on the left landing gear. The aircraft cleared the runway via Taxiway B2 and came to a stop. Passengers were brought to the terminal by bus. There were no injuries, and there was no other damage to the aircraft.

January 6, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

TSB Report #A20Q0006: C-GNLN, a Nolinor Inc. B7327-200 (NRL942), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Mirabel Intl., QC (CYMX) to Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) with 6 crew members and 61 passengers on board. When the landing gear was raised after takeoff, the crew received a nose wheel disagree indication. The crew declared an emergency and completed the checklist in the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH). When the gear was lowered, all the wheels were down and with normal indications. The aircraft went back and landed on Runway 06 at CYMX with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on alert. The aircraft landed without incident, there were no injuries, and the aircraft was not damaged.

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.

February 3, 2020

Incident at 4743N / 06951W (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 200 (C-FSKQ/VSL443) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) declared an emergency due to an equipment problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at 1752Z. A runway inspection was conducted and nothing unusual was reported. Impact: the airport was closed from 1252Z to 1806Z. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0018: C-FSKQ, a Skyjet Aviation Beechcraft 200 (VSL443), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) with only 2 crew members on board. Approximately 64 nautical miles northeast of CYQB, the crew noticed a right engine torque indication problem. The emergency checklist was completed. The crew retraced its path towards CYQB and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed without incident. There were no injuries.

January 29, 2020

Incident at 4542N / 07306W

A Boeing 767-300 operated by Austrian Airlines (AUA73), from Vienna (LOWW), Austria, to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Int. (CYUL), QC, declared a medical emergency because of a crew member and requested priority for CYUL. No impact on operations.

January 21, 2020

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

A Czech corporately registered Boeing 737-800 chartered by Air Transat (OKTVY/TSC2527) from Samaná, Dominican Republic (MDCY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared PAN PAN due to a possible landing gear issue. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were requested by the aircraft, which landed at 2342Z without incident. Impact: Runway 24R was closed from 2342Z to 2358Z. A few aircraft were delayed at arrival.
TSB UPDATE #A20Q0014: OK-TVY, a Smartwings for Air Transat Boeing 737-800 (TSC2527), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from El Catey Intl, Dominican Republic (MDCY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) with 178 passengers and 6 crew members on board. At departure from MDCY and at V1 speed, the crew felt moderate vibration. During the climb, they asked airport staff to inspect the runway, and tire debris was found. All indications were normal in the cockpit, and the flight continued to CYUL. At approximately 30 NM south of CYUL, the crew declared an emergency due to a possible problem with the landing gear. At 2342Z, the aircraft landed without incident with emergency services on standby, but a moderate vibration was felt. There were no injuries. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway for an inspection, and it then proceeded to the terminal. A damaged wheel was replaced, and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 15, 2020

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

While flying over Runway 31, a Max Aviation Beech B100 (C-GPRU/MAX130) from La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to a problem in the right engine and reported that the engine had to be turned off. Emergency services and the air traffic controller (ATC) were notified. MAX130 made it to the ground without incident at 2023Z. Impact: Runway 13/31 was closed from 2023Z to 2052Z. The arrival of a Voyageur de Havilland DHC-8-102 (VAL9885) and an Air Inuit flight AIE685 was delayed. The takeoff of Air Inuit flight AIE882 was delayed. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) were notified.
UPDATE TSB #A20Q0016: C-GPRU, a Max Aviation Inc. Beechcraft B100, was on a flight from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). During the climb, at approximately 5 000 feet, the torque and oil pressure indicators in the right engine indicated abnormal values. The crew notified air traffic control services and started returning to CYGL. After having performed some checks, the crew shut off the right engine (GARRETT TPE331-6-252B) and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed on Runway 31 without any problems. The technicians on site noticed that the bypass valve for the right engine had partially come out from the crankcase. The helicoil thread inserts into which the bypass valve had been screwed had been pulled from the crankcase.

January 10, 2020

Incident at 5152N / 06549W

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-200 (N864DA/DAL148) on a flight from Las Vegas Intl, NV (KLAS) to Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) reported having a pressurization issue and would divert to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) for repairs. The aircraft requested and was cleared to descended to FL300. At 0115Z, the aircraft declared an emergency and requested to divert to Boston Intl, MA (KBOS). Boston Area Control Centre (ACC) and Montreal (CYUL) low level advised. The aircraft did not require assistance, nor a fuel dump. No impact on operations. Aircraft left airspace at 0135Z to Boston air route traffic control center (ARTCC).
UPDATE TSB #A20Q0011: N864DA, a Delta Airlines Inc. Boeing 777-200 (DAL148), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Las Vegas/McCarran Intl, NV (KLAS) to Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG). At 0059Z, approximately 125 nautical miles (NM) northwest of Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV), the crew declared that it had a pressurization problem, requested a descent to FL300, and also asked to divert to New York/John F Kennedy, NY (KJFK). At 0115Z, when the aircraft was 25 NM north of CYGV, the crew declared an emergency and asked to be diverted to Boston/ General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl, MA (KBOS). The flight was then transferred to the Boston Control Centre at 0135Z. The aircraft landed at KBOS at 0226z. There were no injuries.

January 6, 2020

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

While taking off from Runway 06R, an Endeavor Air Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (EDV5526), from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Atlanta/Hartsfield-Jackson, GA (KATL) reported problems with its main landing gear and declared an emergency. Coordination carried out. EDV5526 was on the ground on Runway 24L at 2209Z. Impact: Runway 06R/24L was closed from 2209Z to 2241Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0008: N695CA, an Endeavor Air CL-600-2D24 (CRJ900) (EDV5526), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Hartsfield/Jackson Atlanta Intl., GA (KATL) in the U.S. with 76 passengers and 4 crew members on board. During the initial climb after takeoff from Runway 06R, a brakes overheated indication appeared. The crew declared an emergency and went back to land on Runway 24L without incident, and afterwards, the aircraft was towed to the gate. No one was injured, and the aircraft was not damaged. The post-flight inspect revealed that the indication was erroneous.

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

On final for Runway 07, an Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GIAB/AIE852) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) indicated that it was going to fly circuits to check its landing gear. At 1644Z, AIE852 declared PAN PAN. Coordination carried out. AIE852 reached the ground by 1700Z without incident. No impact on operations.
UPDATE Aviation incident report #16521: Airport emergency response plan was activated at Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, by the flight service station (FSS) when notified by an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GIAB/AIE852) that it had a landing gear problem. AIR852 declared a PAN PAN at 1643Z. The Kuujjuaq emergency coordination centre (ECC) was opened with NAV Canada FSS, the fire department, the health centre, Air Inuit, Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) and the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) to respond. The aircraft landed safely at 1700Z and the aircraft taxied to the apron under its own power. No injuries reported.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0007: C-GIAB, an Air Inuit Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (AIE852) was on an IFR flight from Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 29 passengers and 3 crew members on board. When the aircraft was on approach and the gear was lowered, there was an indication that the right main landing gear indicated was not locked. The crew declared an emergency and completed the checklist in the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) to lower the landing gear manually. Afterwards, all of the wheels were down with normal indications, and the crew went to CYVP and landed without incident. There were no injuries; the aircraft was not damaged.

January 4, 2020

Incident at 175NM E MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GPWE/WEN3441) from Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) declared PAN PAN with Boston Centre due to a loss of the hydraulic system. The aircraft then requested to be redirected to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and requested the services of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF). The aircraft landed on Runway 06R at 1153Z without incident. Runway 06R was closed from 1153Z to 1210Z. Impact: a few departures were delayed.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0004: C-GPWE, a WestJet Encore de Havilland, Dash-8 Q400 (WEN3441), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Moncton/Greater Moncton Intl., NB (CYQM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with 66 passengers and 4 crew members on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight approximately 175 nautical miles east of Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), a loss of hydraulic fluid in system number 1 occurred. The crew diverted to CYUL and declared an emergency, and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed on Runway 06R without incident. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.

January 3, 2020

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FSOU/JZA8684) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) lost a wheel from its left interior back gear at takeoff from Runway 24L. JZA8684 burned off fuel and declared an emergency at 1933Z. JZA8684 landed without incident at 2014Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During initial climb, the flight crew was informed by the air traffic controller (ATC) and the flight attendant (FA) that the aircraft (C-FSOU) lost the left inboard (#2) main wheel assembly. The decision was taken to execute an air turn back after burning some fuel. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without further incident. The aircraft stopped on the taxiway, where passengers were deplaned and bused to the terminal. Troubleshooting determined the main wheel bearings failed, allowing the assembly to separate from the gear axle on rotation. As the axle sustained some damage, the landing gear assembly along with the brake units and wheel assemblies were replaced before returning the aircraft to service. The main wheel assembly has been recovered. On January 4, 2020, another aircraft (C-GABO) suffered a No. 3 main wheel bearing failure while taxiing to the gate. Due to the failures on these aircraft, a fleet campaign was commenced on the DHC classic fleet (All DHC-8-102/301/311) to inspect and report on the condition of the main wheel bearings. A Safety Management System (SMS) investigation is currently underway. Further updates on the results of the campaign and SMS investigation will be made in Continuing Airworthiness Web Information System (CAWIS) as part of the follow-up on the two Service Difficulty Reports (SDRs) submitted by the operator.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0003: C-FSOU, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (JZA8684), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to CFB Bagotville, QC (CYBG) with 49 passengers and 3 crew members. Immediately after takeoff from Runway 24L, the interior wheel in the left landing gear broke off of the aircraft and fell onto the runway. The crew declared an emergency and remained in flight for approximately 1 hour to burn off fuel and reduce the aircrafts weight before returning to CYUL and landing. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed on Runway 24R without incident with 1 wheel remaining on the left landing gear. The aircraft cleared the runway via Taxiway B2 and came to a stop. Passengers were brought to the terminal by bus. There were no injuries, and there was no other damage to the aircraft.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADOR 2020Q0365 deleted.

Incident at 18NM SW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

While passing 11 000 ft, and at the moment of frequency transfer to Boston centre, an Envoy Air Embraer E135 (ENY3989) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) declared an emergency due to a pressurization problem, then went back down to 10 000 ft. ENY3989 requested to continue en route. Coordination carried out. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0002: N824AE, an Envoy Air Inc. Embraer 135 (ENY3989), was on an IFR flight from Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) in the U.S. with 44 passengers and 3 crew members. At approximately 18 NM southwest of CYUL, while the aircraft passed 11 000 ft on climb, the crew declared a state of emergency due to a pressurization problem and immediately went back down to 10 000 feet. The crew advised ATC that the situation was stable and that the aircraft was continuing the flight to its destination, KLGA.

January 1, 2020

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.

April 25, 2020

Incident at 23NM WNW VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A20P0053: C-FLPC, an Alkan Air Ltd Beech B300 operating as flight AKN127, was conducting a flight from Prince Rupert (CYPR), BC, to Vancouver Intl. (CYVR), BC, with 2 crew members and 5 passengers onboard. During descent, at approximately 23 NM WNW of CYVR, the aircraft encountered moderate turbulence lasting for 5 seconds. One passenger contacted the ceiling with their head before falling to the floor. The aircraft continued to CYVR and landed without further incident. The passenger sought medical attention post flight and was released. The flight crew and maintenance inspected and function checked the passenger restraint system, with no faults found.

May 8, 2020

Incident at 90NM NE FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

TSB Report #A20W0034: C-GARX, a Robinson Helicopters R-66 aircraft operated by Valley B Aviation, was conducting helislinging operations approximately 90 nm NE of Fort Saint John, BC (CYXJ) with one crew member on board. As the aircraft approached the remote work site, the long line and load (sheets of plywood) unexpectedly released from the helicopter. The pilot subsequently landed at the site to inspect the aircraft, which revealed no damage. The pilot took off and returned to the maintenance base for further examination. There was no damage to equipment on the ground, or any injuries. Subsequent examination by maintenance revealed the routing of the manual release cable on the belly of the aircraft to be incorrect, which did not provide enough slack in the cable and subsequent hook movement resulted in the unintentional activation of the manual load release. Maintenance rerouted the cable, function checked the system and released the aircraft for service.

May 12, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

A Carson Air Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FAFR/CA8057) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) declared a hydraulic failure. Requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be on standby. Aircraft landed safely.
Update TSB Report #A20P0057: C-FAFR, a Fairchild SA227-AC operated by Carson Air Ltd, was conducting a cargo flight from Vancouver Intl. (CYVR), BC, to Kelowna (CYLW), BC, with 2 flight crew members onboard. During descent into CYLW, the crew observed a hydraulic pressure annunciator light with a corresponding low pressure indication. The crew followed the emergency checklist, advised the CYLW tower of a hydraulic failure, and requested ARFF on standby. The crew lowered the landing gear manually and carried out a flapless landing without incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Maintenance found the right hand hydraulic pump return line was chaffed through at the hydraulic reservoir. The rigid return line was temporarily replaced with a flexible line as per the AMM and the hydraulic system was ground tested satisfactory.

April 26, 2020

Incident at 35NM E PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

An American, corporately registered Bombardier BD-700-1A11 (N3333U) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Tokyo/Haneda, Japan (RJTT) declared PAN PAN due to a cracked windshield. The aircraft was given descent to a safe altitude and was cleared to return to CYVR. After holding to burn fuel, N3333U landed safely at CYVR. No operational impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0050: N3333U, a Bombardier BD-700-1A11 (Global 5000) owned by Wilmington Trust Company Trustee, was conducting a flight from Vancouver International (CYVR), BC, to Tokyo International (RJTT), Japan, with 4 crew members and 4 passengers onboard. During cruise flight at approximately 35 NM east of Port Hardy (CYZT) and FL398, the right hand cockpit windshield cracked. The crew declared a PAN PAN and performed an emergency descent to 12 800 ft as per ATC instructions. The crew followed the QRH and verified the cabin pressure remained stable when the aircraft passed through FL200. The crew cancelled the PAN PAN on return to CYVR and performed a 90 minute fuel burn. The aircraft landed safely with no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. A third party maintenance vendor has been contacted to replace the windshield.

April 5, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A20P0047: C-GFAJ, an Airbus A330-343 operated by Air Canada, was conducting a flight AC308 from Vancouver International (CYVR), BC, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL), QC, with 10 crew members and 41 passengers on board. After departure, the flight crew could not retract the landing gear following 2 attempts. The flight crew contacted maintenance and the decision was made to return to CYVR. There was no emergency declared and the aircraft landed without incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Maintenance found a spring missing on the inboard side of the left hand main landing gear uplock assembly. The uplock assembly was replaced and the landing gear retraction test was carried out as per the AMM.

March 7, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

After departure, an American, corporately registered Dassault Falcon 50 (N227GJ) on a flight from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared an emergency, reporting an engine out. Returned to CYVR for landing.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0048: N227GJ, a Dassault-Breguet Falcon 50 operated by Balck Falcon LLC, was conducting a flight from Vancouver International (CYVR), BC, to McCarran International (KLAS), NV, with 2 flight crew and 4 passengers onboard. The pilot applied engine power to initiate a climb to cruising altitude and the #3 engine (Garrett TFE731) experienced a contained internal failure. There was no fire indication and the aircraft returned to CYVR. Tower placed ARFF on standby and the aircraft landed without incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. A third party maintenance vendor from the USA replaced the engine and the aircraft returned to the USA.

March 30, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A20P0044: C-GTCJ, a Cargojet Airways Boeing 757-223, was operating as flight CJT926 from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (KCVG), USA, to Vancouver International (CYVR), BC, with 2 flight crew onboard. During approach to CYVR, Flap 1 was selected that resulted in a trailing edge flap disagree message on the Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS). The flight crew requested a hold to complete the checklist. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. The aircraft had 2 previous flap disagree incidents on 17 March 2020 (TSB A20P0037) and 25 March 2020 (TSB A20O0034). Maintenance adjusted the left hand and right hand slat position transmitters as per the Fault Isolation Manual and carried out the system operational checks with no faults found.

March 3, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A20P0035: C-GEZD, an Airbus A321-211 operated by Air Transat, was conducting flight TSC742 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC with 6 crew members and 172 passengers onboard. Shortly after takeoff, the flight director (cabin crew) became incapacitated. The captain contacted Medlink, and the crew followed their recommendations and provided first aid. Another crew member assumed the role of cabin flight director and the flight was completed without incident.

April 3, 2020

Incident at 30NM SE TERRACE BC (CYXT)

TSB Report #A20P0033: C-GJZG, a De Havilland DHC-8-400 operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8236 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Terrace (CYXT), BC with 4 crew members and 77 passengers on board. The flight was held near CYXT for approximately 30 minutes due to winds, snow, and runway conditions before diverting to Smithers (CYCD), BC. After departure from CYCD the flight crew planned to conduct an approach at CYXT. While in descent through 14 000 feet ASL, the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing a momentary loss of control. The aircrafts autoflight system disconnected and the flight crew noted large airspeed fluctuations. The flight crew decided to divert to CYVR. There were no injuries to crew or passengers. The aircraft was subsequently removed from service for inspection following severe turbulence, and no faults were found by the operators maintenance.

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