May 9, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (ACA2335) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared an emergency at 1211Z due to a non-normal rotation, where the crew mentioned feeling the aircraft pull to the right. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed at 1634Z and remained on the runway for an inspection by the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit. Operational impact: minor delays for two VFR aircraft.

January 30, 2022

Incident at 50NM SW QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An Air Transat Airbus 330-200 (TSC38) on a flight from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées, France (LFBT) reported a fire indication in the baggage hold and requested to return to CYUL. No emergency declared, but the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was notified. TSC38 landed safely on Runway 24R at 0234Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0009: C-GJDA, an Airbus A330-243 operated by Air Transat, was conducting flight TSC038 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées, France (LFBT). As the aircraft was climbing through flight level (FL) 330, the crew received a "FWD Cargo Smoke and Land ASAP" message from the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring (ECAM) system. The crew carried out the ECAM procedures and returned to CYUL. No emergency was declared, but the aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) services were on standby. The aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance inspected the forward and aft cargo hold and no evidence of smoke, or events that would have caused a smoke indication, were found. A faulty Smoke Detection Control Unit (SDCU) was suspected. Maintenance replaced the unit.

February 8, 2022

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2R4C (C-GNLW/NRL954) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) declared an emergency on final due to a left engine failure. On the ground, 2 minutes later, the aircraft reported that it did not require emergency services and taxied to the apron without incident. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Operator: Upon review, it was discovered that there was no engine failure. Rather, the crew had conducted a precautionary engine shut down following an oscillating oil pressure indication.

January 21, 2022

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

A GoJet Airlines Bombardier CL-600-2C10 (N562GJ/GJS4535) from Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Chicago/O’Hare, IL (KORD) was on an instrument flight rules flight from CYUL with 22 people on board. Shortly after takeoff, the crew declared an emergency due to an open door indication and returned to land at CYUL, where it landed without incident. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0005: N562GJ, a GoJet Airlines Inc. Bombardier RJ-550 was on instrument flight rules flight GJS4535 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Chicago/OHare Intl, IL (KORD) with 22 people on board. Shortly after takeoff , the crew declared an emergency due to an open door warning and returned to land at CYUL, where the aircraft landed safely.

January 25, 2022

Incident at 78NM E PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

An Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE754) from Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to flight control issues. AIE754 changed its destination to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX). Emergency vehicles were dispatched and AIE754 landed without incident at 1915Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0008: C-GMAI, a Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE754) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) with 52 passengers and 4 crew members on board. At flight level 180, the inside edge of the left-hand slat was observed to be in an asymmetric position. Although the controllability of the aircraft was not significantly affected, the crew declared an emergency and diverted to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), where the aircraft landed without incident. The aircraft was not damaged and there were no injuries. Following inspection by maintenance, the inboard slat actuator was replaced.

January 16, 2022

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) from an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GMDC) was activated by the maintenance crew for 15 seconds between 07:00:09Z and 07:00:24Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax was notified. No impact on operations.

January 10, 2022

Incident at COMAU intersection

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (JZA8008) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) that filed, and was cleared on, the ALOET3 standard terminal arrival (STAR) route, deviated off of the STAR (30 degrees left off-course) to a maximum lateral deviation of 3NM. The controller advised the flight crew and they indicated that they would correct and that it had been caused by a flight management system (FMS) issue.

January 6, 2022

Incident at 130NM S LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Hydro-Quebec de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GJNL/HYD160) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to La Grande-4, QC (CYAH) reported engine issues and asked to be diverted to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL). HYD160 declared an emergency. Coordination was performed. HYD160 landed safely on the ground at 1507Z. Impact: the runway was unavailable from 1507Z to 1519Z. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0004: C-GJNL, a DHC-8-311 operated by Hydro-Québec, was on instrument flight rules flight HYD160 from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to La Grande 4, QC (CYAH). When the aircraft was in level flight approximately 130 nautical miles (NM) south of La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL), the crew observed a complete loss of hydraulic fluid from system no. 2. An emergency (PAN PAN) was declared and the aircraft was diverted to the CYGL airport. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) check was completed and the landing gear was successfully deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at CYGL. Maintenance staff replaced a hydraulic line that was leaking and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 5, 2022

Incident at 92NM ENE MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GBJZ/JZA7937) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared "PAN PAN" due to a cargo door issue that was causing pressurization problems. No emergency declared; the aircraft descended to 6,000 ft and continued to its destination. JZA7937 landed without incident at 2125Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During cruise, the flight crew received a "FUSELAGE DOORS" red warning indication linked with the aft baggage door. A "PAN-PAN-PAN" was declared and the altitude was reduced. During the descent, the warning light went out. The flight continued to the destination airport and landed without further incident. During maintenance troubleshooting, the aft baggage door lock sensor fitted on the door handle housing was found to be out of limits. The sensor was adjusted and the system was tested serviceable before returning the aircraft to service.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0002: C-GBJZ, a Jazz Aviation de Havilland Dash 8-400 was on instrument flight rules flight JZA7937 from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). En route, approximately 92 nautical miles (NM) east northeast (ENE) of CYUL, at an altitude of 14,000 ft ASL, an unsecured aft cargo door indication appeared. The crew initiated a descent to 8,000 ft, during which time the indication disappeared. An emergency (PAN PAN) was declared. The aircraft landed without incident at CYUL.

April 21, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGMN/JZA8269) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was provided clearance instructions and read back correctly. However, the controller observed the actual course not aligning with the clearance and confirmed the pilot error with the flight crew. No operational impact.

April 18, 2022

Incident at SMITHERS BC (CYYD)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GYSJ/GLR8016) from Smithers, BC (CYYD) to Dease Lake, BC (CYDL) declared an emergency and requested to return to CYYD. GLR8016 reported smoke in the cabin and requested emergency crews on site. Landed safely at 1753Z, without incident.

April 6, 2022

Incident at 5025N / 11804W

A Carson Air Ltd. Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GKLK/CRN8081) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported an issue with its hydraulics. Requested emergency crew on stand-by at airport. Landed safely without incident. No operational impact.

January 7, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

TSB Report #A22P0003: C-FYPB, a Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT, was preparing for flight WSW419 from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) with 6 flight crew and 126 passengers on board. The aircraft was parked at the gate in CYLW and configured to be de-iced by Executive Aviation. The doors were closed, engines were off, and the APU was running. The de-ice truck was parked outside the aircraft clearance zone near the left wing with 1 operator in the bucket. The driver of the de-ice truck exited the vehicle to push another aircraft. Approximately 5 minutes later, the truck began rolling towards the aircraft and stopped when it collided with the left hand engine nacelle. The aircraft was deplaned and there were no reported injuries. The aircraft sustained damage to the outboard leading edge of the left-hand engine inlet cowl. Maintenance replaced the left engine inlet cowl and the aircraft was returned to service. The de-ice trucks braking system was inspected and function tested, with no faults found. Executive Aviation is conducting an internal investigation.

March 7, 2022

Incident at 4909N / 12347W (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) relayed a report of 12 fast moving objects flying above Gabriola Island. The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) Mission Crew Commander was notified. No operational impact.

March 4, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZG/JZA8148) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), while on climb-out from CYYJ, was cleared by the controller to 3500ft. The flight crew read back 2500ft and the controller missed the error in altitude. Error was corrected a minute later. No operational impact.

February 7, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #17518: During the pre-boarding process, a passenger on a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWCN/WJA688) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) was involved in an altercation with a cabin crew member and a gate agent. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested the passenger and took statements. No injuries reported.

February 28, 2022

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A specialist observed the door panel fall off a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Boeing CH147 (VALKY42) from CFB Cold Lake, AB (CYOD) to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) just before touch down. After landing and exiting the runway, the aircraft sent crew members to retrieve it. No further impact to operations.

February 11, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A military aircraft, a Lockheed C-130 (HAULR24) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), was cleared to depart on the Clearbrook standard instrument departure (SID) and climb to 5000 feet, then checked in on the Abbotsford 9 SID while stopping the climb at 3000 feet. When queried, the flight crew advised they were on the Clearbrook SID and climbing to 5000 feet. No operational impact.

January 30, 2022

Incident at 37NM KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZY/JZA8058) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS), descending into CYXS, requested to return to CYVR due to a nose gear issue. Returned to CYVR and landed without issue.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0008: C-GJZY, a de Havilland DHC-8-402 (Q400) airplane operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8058 from Vancouver Int’l, BC (CYVR) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) with 4 crew and 69 passengers on board. During the initial approach into CYKA, the landing gear INOP caution light and the nose gear door light illuminated. The flight crew elected to return to CYVR. They performed a manual landing gear extension and landed at CYVR without further incident. There were no injuries and no emergency was declared. The operators maintenance performed an operational test of the landing gear. A fault was detected with nose landing gear sensor S19. Following the sensor replacement, rigging and inductance checks were performed, as were gear swings. No faults were found and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 22, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FENO/WEN3202) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) had a mechanical emergency. WEN3202 returned to CYVR with a landing gear issue. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was on site to assist. The aircraft landed without incident. Runway 26R was closed as result, but reopened once vacated.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. After takeoff, the left-hand (LH) main landing gear (MLG) failed to retract. Appropriate Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) actions were carried out and the aircraft (A/C) returned to the point of departure. Maintenance replaced the LH MLG retraction actuator. Service Difficulty Report (SDR) 20220125009 was filed in connection with this event.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0005: C-FENO, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (flight WEN3202), was conducting an instrument flight rules flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Fort Saint John, BC (CYXJ) with 4 crew members and 17 passengers on board. When the flight crew selected gear up after take-off from CYVR, the annunciators displayed an amber “main left gear door” indication, and a red “left main gear” indication. The crew actioned the landing gear door malfunction checklist, completed the alternate gear extension procedure, and decided to return to CYVR. They did not declare an emergency but indicated a need for emergency response vehicles to be on stand-by. The airplane landed without incident and was met by aircraft rescue fire fighting vehicles. Maintenance found the left retract actuator was bypassing internally and replaced the retract actuator. The inspection also found the right main landing gear alternate extension cam mechanism assembly and the alternate extension up-lock release cable were broken. Those were replaced and, after a rigging check, the airplane was returned to service.

January 16, 2022

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

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-GDMP/WSW109) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was on descent into CYXX when the weather dropped below landing minima. The flight crew advised they were diverting to Calgary, AB (CYYC). No operational impact.

January 15, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FGHZ/ACA518) from Honolulu/Daniel K. Inouye, HI (PHNL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared "PAN PAN" due to a flap drive control issue requiring a higher approach speed. ACA518 landed safely at CYVR at 1356Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0004: C-FGHZ, an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, was operating as flight ACA518 from Honolulu, HI (PHNL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 10 crew and 89 passengers on board. During cruise, the flight crew received an Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) "Slat Drive" message. In consultation with company dispatch and the Maintenance Operations Center (MOC), the flight crew decided to continue to CYVR. A "Pan-Pan" was declared due to the requirement for a higher than standard approach speed. The flight landed without incident with ARFF on standby. Company maintenance replaced the inboard slat skew 6 sensor as per the Maintenance Manual and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 1, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8490) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) rejected their take-off due to a baggage door indication. The aircraft taxied back to the gate. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the take-off roll, the flight crew experienced a fuselage door indication. The flight crew rejected its takeoff and returned to the gate. The baggage door was cycled successfully. The aircraft departed, with no further issues.

January 6, 2022

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 (C-GSUI/NCB1512) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) experienced an engine failure on short final for Runway 33. The engine was shut down during the roll out. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0002: C-GSUI, a North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100, was operating as flight NCB1512 from Calgary Int’l, AB (CYYC) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) with 4 crew and 77 passengers on board. On short final for an ILS approach, at approximately 400 feet above ground level, the aircraft encountered wind shear, causing an aerodynamic performance degradation and deviation from the glide slope. The aircraft auto-throttle system compensated for the performance change and enabled the crew to regain the glide slope. The crew then observed a GEN 4 caution light for the No. 4 engine (Avco Lycoming, LF-507-1F) and noted the engine continued to produce power based on the associated gas producer speed (N1) indication. The crew proceeded with the landing and touched down without further incident. Once on the ground, the crew found the No.4 engine was now indicating a decrease in N1 with an exceedance in the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) limitation. The No. 4 engine was shut down on the taxiway, with no additional indications or warnings. There were no reported injuries or damage to the aircraft. Following arrival, the crew inspected the engine and no damage or leakage was found. When weather permits, the aircraft will be ferried on the 3 remaining engines to CYYC for completion of the required maintenance actions.

January 5, 2022

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Carson Air Ltd. Cessna 560 Encore (C-GRFC/CRN888) on a MEDEVAC flight from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was unable to retract its landing gear after departure. CRN888 returned to CYXT and landed without issue. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. A Carson Air Ltd. Cessna 560 Encore (C-GRFC) was unable to retract the landing gear following take-off from Terrace, BC (CYXT). The crew elected to return to CYXT and landed without incident. Due to the extreme cold weather conditions, maintenance suspected a frozen squat switch. Further investigation revealed that the scraper seal on the left-hand (L/H) oleo strut had been damaged, preventing the strut from fully extending and allowing landing gear retraction. It is likely that, during a previous flight, ice had formed on the oleo strut and damaged the scraper seal when it was compressed on landing. The seal was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

Incident at 60NM NE VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FVRJ/GLR8292) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared an emergency due to a nose gear indication issue. The Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were advised. The aircraft landed safely, no operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Troubleshooting was carried out and found the nose oleo to be flat. This did not let the gear go fully up, thus keeping the nose gear open. Nose oleo hydraulic fluid was replaced and serviced, as per maintenance manual (MM) 12-10-32. A gear swing was carried out 3 times, and no further fault was found. See task card 221762-0008. Service Difficulty Report (SDR) #20220112021 was submitted.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0001: C-FVRJ, a de Havilland Aircraft DHC-8-102 operated by Central Mountain Air, was conducting flight GLR8292 from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) with 3 crew members on board. After the landing gear was retracted on departure from CYKA, the flight crew received a landing gear unsafe advisory indication. The landing gear was subsequently lowered and the nose gear down-and-locked indication did not illuminate. The flight crew declared an emergency and anticipated having to extend the landing gear manually prior to landing at CYVR. The crew cycled the landing gear a second time and, on that extension, the indication showed that all the gear was down and locked. The flight landed without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions found the nose landing gear shock strut assembly to be compressed. This prevented the landing gear from fully retracting and kept the nose gear doors from properly closing. Hydraulic fluid was added to the shock strut as per the aircrafts maintenance manual and landing gear test swings were successfully conducted. The aircraft was returned to service.

May 1, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At approximately 2330Z, the pilot of an inbound 2269831 Ontario Inc. Dassault Falcon 10 (C-GFJX) from Exuma, Bahamas (MYEF) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) indicated they may have a landing gear issue. After two low approaches for Runway 12, the crew in the tower were able to determine the landing gear did appear to be down. At 2337Z, the pilot declared an emergency. At 2345Z, the Dassault Falcon 10 (FA10) landed on Runway 12 safely with the emergency vehicles following it down the runway until it came to a complete stop on Runway 12. After approximately 10 minutes on the runway, the pilot advised the tower they would be taxiing to the fixed-base operator (FBO) under their own power. Runway 12/30 was closed during that duration. No other impact on operations. No aircraft delayed.

January 30, 2022

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD)

TSB Report #A22C0008: C-GCJH, a Piper PA-31-350 aircraft operated by Skycare Air Ambulance, was enroute from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Poplar Hill, ON (CPV7) with a crew of two on board. While in cruise, the left engine (Lycoming LTIO-540) began to run rough, followed by a loss of power. The crew decided to do a precautionary shutdown of the engine and then diverted to Dryden, ON (CYHD), where a successful single-engine landing was completed.

January 9, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

Aviation Incident Report #17481: A passenger on a WestJet Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FCTK/WJA2702) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MKJS) became verbally abusive after several warnings to put on a mask. A red card was issued, but the passenger refused it. The crew declared this incident a Level 2 and diverted back to CYYZ (approximately 1 hour into the flight). Police met the aircraft upon arrival. The passenger was arrested. Two Flight Attendants (FA) did not want to continue. The crew gave police their statements.

January 10, 2022

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

Aviation Incident Report: A WestJet Boeing 737 MAX 8 (WJA2702) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MKJS) reported a disturbance due to a passengers failure to comply with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security directive on face masks and being verbally abusive toward flight crew. The cockpit remained secure. No level declared. The aircraft returned to CYYZ and landed without further incident. A Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) met the aircraft at the gate. The passenger was interviewed and taken into custody.

February 10, 2022

Incident at PERGI intersection

A European Air Transport Airbus A330-200 (BCS372) from Milan/Malpensa, Italy (LIMC) to Covington/Cincinnati, KY (KCVG) had requested "direct DJB" via the controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC). The controller observed BSC372 turning without clearance and advised that the CPDLC request was still pending with a standby (STBY). The crew acknowledged that the mistake was theirs and the controller turned BSC372 to the right by 15 degrees due to traffic ahead. There was no conflict or operational impact.

January 29, 2022

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (JZA7116) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared "PAN PAN" at 2013Z due to flap issues. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was dispatched and the flight landed safely on Runway 05 at 2023Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0012: C-FZJA, a MHI RJ Aviation CL600-2B19 (CRJ200) aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation, was conducting flight JZA7116 from Calgary International, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) with 3 crew and 16 passengers on board. While on approach into CYYZ for Runway 05, the flaps failed to extend when the flight crew actioned the lever to lower the flaps. The flight crew completed the applicable procedure of the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH), conducted a missed approach and declared "Pan Pan" with Air Traffic Control (ATC). The aircraft performed a second approach, with the flaps up, for Runway 05, where it landed without further incident with Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles standing by. The company maintenance inspected the system and found the brake and positioning sensing unit (BPSU) sensing the RH flaps position at 46.6 degrees and a full lock of the LH flaps. Maintenance adjusted the RH flaps with the BPSU to 45 degrees and replaced all four LH flap actuators. The applicable rigging was completed and the system tested serviceable.

January 28, 2022

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA2507) from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (MDPP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) conducted a go-around for Runway 06L due to a flap issue. The pilot then declared "PAN PAN" due to flight control issues. The aircraft landed without issue on Runway 05 around 2349Z. Emergency vehicles were dispatched. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The flight crew of WJA2507 from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (MDPP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) on January 28, 2022 reported on Log Page AM51564 that on final approach they selected "flaps 30" and the flaps stayed at 15 units. A go-around was conducted and the aircraft landed in the flap 15 configuration without incident. It was noted that, after landing, the flaps travelled to 30 units, with indication in the green and no asymmetry noted. WestJet (WJ) maintenance met the aircraft and performed a Built-in Test Equipment (BITE) check on the Flap Slat Electronic Unit (FSEU), and found no existing faults. The previous flight leg showed a Trailing Edge Left-Hand (L/H) sensor fail. A visual inspection of the L/H flap position sensor and connector was accomplished, with no defects noted. Further troubleshooting was conducted in accordance with the Boeing Fault Isolation Manual (FIM) 27-51 Task 813, with no faults found and the Flap Slat Electronics Unit (FSEU) still showing no existing faults, indicating that this was an intermittent defect. As due diligence, the L/H flap position transmitter and connector D275 were replaced and tested serviceable, in accordance with the Boeing Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) and the Standard Wiring Practises Manual, and a Required Inspection Item (RII) inspection was accomplished. The aircraft was returned to service and has flown one leg with no recurrence of the defect. WJ Reliability was contacted to identify negative trends from all operators and to identify if there are any Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) remedies being reviewed, with the following results: this is a condition known to Boeing that affects all operators and the OEM is working on a permanent fix. Although the Fault Isolation Manual indicates that the operator may choose to replace the Flap Position Transmitter or the Indicator or both, new information from a Fleet Team Digest from Boeing that was created on 12/30/2021 suggests that the operator may want to consider replacing both the transmitter and the indicator. Even though there were no defects on the last flight, WestJet is replacing the Flap Position Indicator prior to further flight, per the suggestion in the new Boeing Fleet Team Digest (Work Order 690253).
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0011: C-GAWS, a Boeing 737-8CT operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA2507 from Puerto Plata/Gregorio Luperon International, Dominican Republic (MDPP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) with 6 crew and 158 passengers on board. While on approach into CYYZ for Runway 06L, the flight crew selected the flaps to 30 but subsequently noticed the flaps stopped and remained at 15. The flight crew went through non-normal procedures, performed a go-around and declared "Pan Pan" with Air Traffic Control (ATC). The aircraft performed a second approach for Runway 05 with the flaps at 15, where it landed without further incident with Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles standing by. Company maintenance inspected the aircraft, replaced the Trailing Edge (TE) Flap transmitters, the left TE Flap position transmitter connector, and the Flap position indicator, and the system tested serviceable.

February 1, 2022

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

A Chartright Air Inc. Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (C-GFGC/HRT623) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA) declared a "PAN PAN" due to an engine fire indication after departing from Runway 23. HRT623 elected to return to CYYZ and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was dispatched. HRT623 landed on Runway 23 at 1732Z, without incident. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0014: C-GFGC, a Bombardier CL-600-2B16 operated by Chartright Air Inc. as HRT623, was on a scheduled maintenance flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA), with 2 crew and 2 passengers on board. Shortly after departure, the flight crew received an engine fire indication. The crew declared "PAN PAN" and requested a return to CYYZ, landing without incident at 1313 EST with ARFF standing by. Maintenance action revealed a faulty engine fire sensing loop, which was replaced before the aircraft was returned to service.

January 20, 2022

Incident at KERPU intersection (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A PSA Airlines Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JIA5110) from Philadelphia, PA (KPHL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) conducted a go-around for Runway 05 and then asked for delaying vectors to action a checklist. At 1603Z, JIA5110 declared an emergency due to an outboard "anti skid caution message" and requested that fire trucks be on stand-by (STBY). JIA5110 was given priority and landed without further incident (WOFI) at 1614Z, with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit in attendance. Minor operational impact, as other flights were moved to Runway 06R.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0006: N587NN, a CL-600-2D24 operated by American Airlines as flight JIA5110, was on final approach into Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ). The flight crew selected the landing gear down, and received an outboard anti skid caution message. The flight crew conducted a go-around, followed the QRH procedures, and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed uneventfully with ARFF standing by. A post flight maintenance inspection tested the spoiler/stabilizer control units (SSCUS) and anti-skid control system and found no faults. The aircraft was subsequently returned to service.

January 11, 2022

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

Shortly after departure, a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FDJZ/JZA8930) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported an issue with a fire indicator and requested to return to CYQT. The aircraft landed safely at 1110Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22C0005: C-FDJZ, Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation Ltd., was conducting flight JZA8930 from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with a crew of four and 29 passengers on board. During the climb to enroute altitude, the lavatory smoke alarm sounded and cabin crew reported a plastic burning smell, with no sign of visible smoke. The flight crew conducted the emergency procedures and requested to return to CYQT. ARFF services were requested to be on standby and the aircraft landed without further event. An inspection of the aircraft by the operators maintenance determined that the R/H pack internal failure produced smoke or vapour substantial enough to send off the lavatory smoke alarm. The R/H pack was deferred and a test flight conducted. The aircraft was routed to the operators CYYZ maintenance base and is scheduled to have the R/H pack replaced prior to returning to service.

January 6, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: MUSKRAT DAM ON (CZMD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An inbound Wasaya Airways Beech 1900D (C-FQWA/WSG751) from Muskrat Dam, ON (CZMD) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) declared "PAN PAN" due to their gear not extending. The aircraft proceeded with a manual extension, conducted a "low and over", and landed without incident. The aircraft shut down on the runway and was towed off. Taxiway A, Runway 16/34, and Taxiway B were closed for approximately 10 minutes. Emergency services called. The Airport Operator (APO) and the Winnipeg Area Control Centre (ZWG) were advised. One departure, a Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS361) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL), was delayed.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22C0001: C-FQWA, a Beech 1900D operated by Wasaya Airways, was conducting flight WSG751 from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Muskrat Dam, ON (CZMD) with 2 crew members and 5 passengers on board. While on approach for CZMD, the flight crew selected landing gear down; however, the gear remained up and the crew did not receive the three landing gear down annunciator lights. The flight crew decided to return to CYXL and requested emergency services to be on standby as a precaution. The landing gear was manually extended and the aircraft landed without further incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. The operators maintenance identified an issue with the aircraft bus tie control PC board and replaced these components. GCUs were adjusted, gear swings were completed on the ground, and a successful in-flight test flight was completed. The aircraft has been released into regular service. Previous similar occurrences: A21C0113 and A21C0114.

January 5, 2022

Incident at BOBTA intersection

On the downwind for Runway 15L, a Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800 (SWG411) from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (MDPP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) advised that they needed to level off to action a checklist. At 0614Z, SWG411 advised they would perform a flap 15 landing and stop on the runway to have the aircraft inspected. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was requested to be on stand-by, but no emergency was declared. SWG411 was vectored to provide time for the crew to prepare for landing. SWG411 landed on Runway 15L at 0633Z, without further incident (WOFI). No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0003: C-FYJO, a Boeing 737-8K5 operated by Sunwing Airlines Inc., was conducting flight SWG411 from Puerto Plata/Gregorio Luperón, Dominican Republic (MDPP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). During the initial flap extension, the flight crew received a fault message. After actioning the appropriate checklists, the crew advised that they would be landing with Flap 15, and requested to have ARFF standing by. The flight landed uneventfully at 0133 EST.

January 4, 2022

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737-800 (FLE802) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) experienced a flap failure on approach to CYKF. The aircraft conducted a missed approach, declared a "PAN PAN", and diverted to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). FLE802 was given priority and landed uneventfully, with emergency equipment standing by, at 0639Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0001: C-FFLA, a Boeing 737-86N operated by Flair Airlines, was conducting flight FLE802, from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF). During the ILS approach into CYKF, the flaps failed to extend beyond 25 degrees. The flight crew actioned the appropriate checklist and requested a diversion to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), where they requested to have ARFF standing by to inspect the aircraft after landing, which would be performed at a reduced flap setting. The flight landed uneventfully at 0139 EST. The Flap/Slat Control Unit was found to have failed, and will be replaced before the aircraft is returned to service.

Incident at 15NM SSW HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

An Endeavor Air Bombardier CL-600-2C10 (EDV5441) from New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN (KMSP) requested to descend due to a delaminated windshield. During the descent, EDV5441 declared an emergency and requested 10,000ft due to a shattered windshield. EDV5441 was given priority handling. At 1510Z, EDV5441 requested a diversion to Detroit/Wayne County, MI (KDTW). EDV5441 requested further descent to 8000ft. At approximately 1525Z, EDV5441 was handed off to the Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Centre (ZOB). EDV5441 landed at KDTW uneventfully at 1550Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0002: N391CA, a MHI RJ Aviation ULC CRJ700 operated by Endeavor Air, was conducting EDV5441, a flight from New York/John F. Kennedy International, NY (KJFK) to Minneapolis-St Paul International, MN (KMSP). During cruise flight at FL360, at approximately 0905 EST, the crew observed a de-lamination of the windshield, after which they requested a descent. During the descent, the windshield shattered and the flight crew declared an emergency, requesting an emergency descent to 10000 feet. The crew requested to divert to the Detroit/Coleman A. Young International, MI (KDET) and landed there uneventfully at 1050 EST.

March 6, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: Houston, TX (KIAH)

Aviation Incident Report: Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Centre (ARTCC) advised a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA7716) from Houston, TX (KIAH) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported a Level 2 disturbance due to a passengers refusal to comply with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security directive on face masks. The passenger was also being verbally belligerent towards the flight crew. The cockpit remained secure. The aircraft returned to KIAH and landed without further incident. A Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) met the aircraft at the gate.

February 8, 2022

Incident at 72NM SAULT STE. MARIE MI VOR/DME (SSM)

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-GEKZ/ACA120) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson (CYYZ) declared "PAN PAN" due to an instrumentation problem (airspeed indicator) and requested priority handling to CYYZ. ACA120 landed on Runway 23 in CYYZ at 0305Z without further incident (WOFI). No impact to operations. (UPDATE: This record replaces CADORS 2022O0191, which was deleted due to incorrect region)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22F0028: C-GEKZ, an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 was conducting flight ACA120 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). During cruise over US territory, the flight crew declared an emergency due to airspeed indication problem. Flight crew requested priority handling to ATC and landed in CYYZ without further incident.

January 21, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: Los Angeles, CA (KLAX)

TSB Report #A22F0021: C-GWSX, a WestJet Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-800, was conducting flight WS2060 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Los Cabos Intl, Mexico (MMSD). In the vicinity of Los Angeles Intl, CA (KLAX), a flight attendant became incapacitated. Flight landed at destination without further incident.

January 19, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: Portland, OR (KPDX)

TSB Report #A22F0016: C-GMIU, an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8, was conducting flight ACA1054 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR), to Phoenix/Sky Harbour Intl, AZ (KPHX). During cruise, in vicinity of Portland Intl, OR (KPDX), the flight crew experienced a failure of the Left Inertia Reference System (IRS), the autopilot, and the autothrottle. Flight crew did not declare an emergency, descended to FL270 and hand flew the aircraft for the remainder of the flight to KPHX, where it landed without further incident. Maintenance reset the Inertial Reference Unit (IRU) and performed a Built-In Test Equipment (BITE) test on the IRUs, with no fault found.

January 13, 2022

Incident at Palm Springs, CA (KPSP)

TSB Report #A22F0014: C-GMIU, an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 was conducting flight ACA1046 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Palm Spring Intl, CA (KPSP). During approach, ATC informed the flight crew of a traffic 2 nautical miles ahead. Shortly after, the flight crew received a TCAS RA (resolution advisory) to climb. Flight crew followed the RA and landed in KPSP without further incident.

January 6, 2022

Incident at 115NM SW Denver, CO (KDEN)

TSB Report #A22F0013: C-GJYE, an Air Canada A220-300 (BD-500-1A11) was conducting flight ACA782 from Los Angeles Intl, CA (KLAX) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). During cruise, approximately 115 nautical miles SW of Denver Intl, CO (KDEN), the flight encountered momentary severe turbulence. Flight crew initiated a slow descent to FL350. All passengers and cabin crew were seated at the time (no injuries) as flight crew was advised of turbulence in the area prior to the event. The aircraft stayed within the performance envelope and the flight landed in CYUL without further incident. Maintenance determined that the aircraft did not exceed any performance threshold and no further action was required.

January 20, 2022

Incident at 155NM SSE Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ)

TSB Report #A22F0010: C-FYJO, a Sunwing Airlines Inc. Boeing 737-8K5, was conducting flight SWG407 from Punta Cana Intl, Dominican Republic (MDPC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). During descent into Cleveland airspace, the flight crew was cleared to descend from FL357 to FL340 and was a few seconds later re-cleared to FL330 and to be levelled within 2 minutes or less. At FL337, the flight crew received a TCAS RA (resolution advisory) to monitor vertical speed and showed traffic 700 feet below. Flight crew responded to the RA command with an avoidance manoeuvre and climbed back to FL340 with autopilot re-engaged. Aircraft landed at CYYZ without further incident.

January 13, 2022

Incident at 155NM NW Chicago/O'Hare, IL (KORD)

TSB Report #A22F0011: C-FXCD, an Air Canada Airbus A320-200, was conducting flight AC740 from San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). During cruise, approximately 155 NM northwest of Chicago/OHare Intl, IL (KORD), the flight crew received a message of failure on one of the integrated drive generators (IDGs). Flight crew completed appropriate checklist, disconnected the IDG and started the APU, which subsequently experienced an auto-shutdown. After discussion with dispatch and maintenance, a decision was made to continue to the destination and no emergency was declared. Flight landed in CYYZ without further incident. Maintenance found that a faulty oil solenoid valve caused the APU failure and the IDG was replaced.

January 2, 2022

Incident at East Midlands, United Kingdom (EGNX)

TSB Report #A22F0005: C-FGSJ, a Cargojet Airways Ltd Boeing 767-300, was conducting flight CJT979 from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl, KY (KCVG) to Derby/East Midlands, United Kingdom (EGNX). On descent into EGNX, passing through FL200 on radar vectors, the flight crew noticed the autopilot was not able to follow the assigned heading and received an Autopilot Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) message. The flight crew disconnected the autopilot and found that the aileron input was restricted/jammed. The flight crew consulted the QRH for restricted flight control and, without improvement, declared a "PAN PAN" and continued the approach for Runway 27. While on final at approximately 2600 feet above sea level, the roll function appeared to return to normal and the aircraft landed without further incident.

Incident at Bogota/El Nuevo Dorado, Columbia (SKBO)

TSB Report #A22F0002: C-GHKR, an Air Canada A330-343, was operating as flight ACA099 from El Dorado International, Bogota (SKBO) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL). On departure, there was a burning smell and the flight crew noticed smoke pouring out of the overhead ducts in the flight deck. At thrust reduction altitude, the flight crew selected climb thrust and selected the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) bleed off, and the smoke immediately dissipated. The cabin crew was advised, and no fumes or smoke were identified in the cabin. The flight continued to CYUL without further incident.

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