March 27, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Following takeoff from Runway 06, a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC582) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) declared a "PAN PAN" due to a landing gear problem. The aircraft asked to come back and land. A few minutes later, PSC582 cancelled the emergency and asked to continue to its destination. The requested services were cancelled. The National Operations Centre (NOC) was notified. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 272408-V1: A Pascan British Aerospace 3212 (PSC582) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) reported a faulty landing gear position indication and requested a low approach for a visual inspection by the CYHU tower at 2054Z. The tower advised that the landing gear appeared to be down. PSC582 decided to land without declaring an emergency or requesting emergency services. PSC582 landed without any other issues. (Duplicate CADORS 2021Q0744 / AOR 272408-V1 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0014: C-FPSC, a Jetstream 32 operated by Pascan under the code PSC582, was flying under from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) with 3 passengers and 2 crew members on board. When the landing gear was retracted, an abnormal left wheel position indication appeared. The emergency procedure was carried out and the crew declared an emergency. The indication went out as the crew prepared to return to CYQB. They then cancelled the emergency and proceeded to CYHU. The crew conducted a low approach and climb to confirm with the tower that the landing gear was in the extended position. The aircraft landed safely. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged. The problem was found to be related to the microswitch and the weather conditions, and no other fault was found.

March 1, 2021

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8730) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency due to a hydraulic problem after takeoff. JZA8730 returned to land at 0059Z. No impact, nothing to report upon inspection of the runway.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the initial climb, the flight crew of JZA8730 received an intermittent "#2 HYD ISO VLV" amber caution light. The hydraulic systems quantity and pressure were checked, and were found to be normal. The decision was taken to declare an emergency and perform an air turn back. The aircraft landed without further incident. Upon arrival, the aircraft was removed from service. Troubleshooting revealed that the #2 hydraulic isolation valve output pressure switch 2931-P20 was contaminated. Associated wiring was tested and found to be serviceable. The connector was cleaned and the pressure switch 967002-1 was replaced, the system tested serviceable and the aircraft was released to service. Aircraft times: 19464:42 flight hours and 16632 cycles.

February 20, 2021

Accident at 4839N / 07151W

A privately registered Robinson R44 II on a flight to Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) crashed under unknown circumstances.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: A privately registered R44 helicopter, on a local flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC), crashed near Saint-Henri de Taillon, QC, in the vicinity of Lac Saint-Jean. There were 2 souls on board who sustained minor injuries. Emergency crews arrived on the scene and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has been notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0006: A privately registered Robinson R44 helicopter, was on a visual flight rules flight to and from Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) airport with a pilot and one passenger on board. The pilot was hovering about 20 or 30 feet from the ground in front of a chalet located on the shores of Lac St-Jean, in the Saint-Henri-de-Taillon sector. As the pilot turned to the right, the helicopter lost altitude. The pilot attempted to sustain the aircraft at the lower altitude, but had to land the helicopter in the snow. The left skid sank and the helicopter flipped over. When the aircraft came to a stop, the pilot shut down the engine, which was still running. The pilot and passenger evacuated and sustained minor injuries. The helicopter sustained significant damage. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) did not activate.

February 4, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

Similar identifications of a Propair Inc. Beech A100 (PRO4200) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Inukjuak, QC (CYPH), and a Propair Inc. Beech A100 (PRO4220) from Chisasibi, QC (CSU2) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY), in flight simultaneously, caused confusion among the crews. No impact.

February 8, 2021

Incident at 9NM SW QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC582) from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency due to an unsafe nose wheel indication. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without issue at 1553Z. Consequently, 20 minute delays occurred for the following aircraft: a Chrono Aviation Inc. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GICR/NDL876) from Rouyn Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB); a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 200 (C-GCLQ/LSJ447) de Rouyn Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) and a Morningstar Air Express Inc. Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-FTAR/MAL8069) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). No other impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0002: C-FFPA, a Jetstream 3212 operated by Pascan under the callsign PSC582, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 8 passengers and 2 crew on board. When the landing gear was lowered, an abnormal nose wheel position indication appeared. The emergency procedure was carried out and the crew declared a state of emergency. The aircraft touched down on Runway 24 safely with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on standby. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged.

January 15, 2021

Incident at 3NM SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

On initial contact, the crew of a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (C-GUSC/PSC837) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Wabush, NL (CYWK) reported an indication issue for the main landing gear and asked to fly the runway heading. At 30NM west, PSC837 asked to return to CYZV. No emergency declared.

January 12, 2021

Incident at 8NM NE KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE858) from Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) advised that it would conduct a missed approach due to a landing gear issue. The aircraft declared an emergency at 0102Z and landed on Runway 25 at 0126Z, without incident. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0001: C-FDLG, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 operated by Air Inuit, was on flight AIE858 under instrument flight rules from Kangirsuk, QC(CYAS) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 3 crew members and 7 passengers on board. While the aircraft was on approach for landing at CYVP, the "Gear Unsafe" light for the nose wheel illuminated when the landing gear was selected in the extended position. The crew ascended and an emergency was declared with the Kuujjuaq Flight Service Station (FSS). Once established in a holding pattern, the Quick Reference Manual (QRH) checklist was completed and the landing gear was successfully deployed. The aircraft touched down on Runway 25 without issue.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16949: The Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) Emergency Response Plan was activated by the NAV CANADA Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) when the crew of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE858) from Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) notified the FSS of a landing gear issue. The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) Transportation unit, NAV CANADA, the FSS, the fire department, the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), the health centre (i.e. ambulance), and Air Inuit responded to the emergency. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the apron on its own power. There were no injuries. A debriefing session was held on January 14, 2021.

May 5, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

An overdue 535664 Yukon Inc. Piper PA-31 (C-FOOO) from Smithers, BC (CYYD) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was located by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria via the flight crews cell phone. The aircraft had landed "after hours" at CYNJ, and failed to close the flight plan. No operational impact.

February 24, 2021

Incident at 8NM SE VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

TSB Report #A21P0016: C-GXNF, a Piper PA-23-250 operated by Kisik Aerial Survey, was conducting a VFR training flight 8NM Southeast (SE) of Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with 2 crew members on board. While in level flight at 2000ft ASL, the crew heard and felt a popping noise. The crew observed that the emergency exit door, located mid cabin on the left-hand (LH) side of the aircraft, was missing and had departed during the flight. There was no effect on the aircraft handling and control. The aircraft was over water at the time and there were no boats observed in the immediate area. The crew advised the CZBB control tower of the situation and stated their intention to return to CZBB. The crew landed without further incident. There were no injuries. The aircraft was inspected by company maintenance and minor damage was found in the door sill where the door had been attached. Evacuation drills had been conducted on February 19, 2021 using the exit door, and this was the first flight since those drills. The door was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE: AOR-273509-V1: A Kisik Aerial Survey Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-GXNF) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported that its baggage door had opened and it needed to return to land. No operational impact.

April 28, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Northern Thunderbird Air Inc. Beech B300 (C-GOIC/NTA9490) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Dease Lake, BC (CYDL), while climbing out of CYXS, experienced an electrical failure and a loss of its navigation/transponder. Once recycled, NTA9490 had a 90 degree heading difference to the Northeast (NE) and advised it was returning to CYXS. During the descent into CYXS, the flight crew declared an emergency.

April 27, 2021

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence (SNAK451) from Comox, BC (CYQQ) to Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) was conducting paradrops and experienced a parachute failure on a package being dropped. The item disintegrated on the runway threshold and was subsequently cleaned up by the aircraft crew prior to departure. One departure changed runways due to foreign object debris (FOD). There was no other impact to operations. The airport operator (APO) was advised.

April 18, 2021

Incident at 9NM ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-GZSP) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported a laser illumination. The illumination involved 3 green laser strikes, with each strike lasting for 2 to 3 seconds. No negative impact on the flight crew.

April 10, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

At Langley, BC (CYNJ), it was reported via telephone that there was a pedestrian on Helipad Alpha. The airport manager (APM) was advised and went to have a look. It ended up being 5 individuals filming with a news crew on the edge of the helipad. The APM moved them onto the apron. No operational impact.

April 14, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

On climb out, at 10,000ft, the flight deck of a Skylink Express Inc. Beech 1900C (C-FJXO/SLQ7824) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was struck by a pulsing green laser. No impact to the crew, no evasive actions taken. Police were advised and responded.

March 25, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 757-223 (C-FGKJ/CJT925) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Covington/Cincinnati, KY (KCVG) rejected its take-off from Runway 26L. CJT925 exited the runway at Taxiway E and requested the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit for a brake inspection. CJT925 returned to parking with no further issue at 0223Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0021: C-FGKJ, a Cargojet Canada Ltd. Boeing 757, was operating as flight CJT925, from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, KY (KCVG) with 2 crew onboard. During the take-off roll from Runway 26L, at approximately 80 knots, the flight crew observed an EICAS message of "R HYD ENG PUMP" with an associated "PRESS" illuminated switch light. The flight crew rejected the take-off, exited the runway at Taxiway E, and requested ARFF services for a brake inspection. The crew taxied to the gate and parked without further incident. Maintenance performed an inspection and engine run with systems test, then deferred the defect under 29-31-02-02 "Center and Right Pump Indication Systems Inoperative". The aircraft was returned to service.

March 5, 2021

Accident at In the vicinity of: BOWEN ISLAND, BC

The Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a radio call from a Harbour Air flight (HR317) advising that there was a "MAYDAY" conversation between an Airspan Helicopters Bell 212 (C-GNYI) and another aircraft in the vicinity of Bowen Island, BC. It was further discovered that, at 1745Z, C-GNYI crashed under unknown circumstance on Bowen Island after declaring "MAYDAY". There were two souls on board and currently no reported injuries. Emergency services were on site. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada was notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0018: C-GNYI, a Bell 212 operated by Airspan Helicopters Ltd., was travelling from Sechelt, BC (CAP3) to Cypress Mountain Provincial Park, located in West Vancouver, BC, to support a BC Hydro project, with 2 pilots on board. During the flight, the aircraft experienced a sudden and dramatic right roll and nose down pitch. Both pilots attempted to regain control. After regaining control, the pilots observed warning lights indicating a hydraulic and an engine failure (Pratt & Whitney PT6T-3B). A location on nearby Bowen Island was selected for an emergency landing, however, the aircraft was still difficult to control and the crew was unable to manoeuvre it to the desired location. During the descent, the aircraft began an uncommanded rotation to the right, leading to a loss of control. The aircraft collided with trees and came to rest on a rocky ridge, approximately 270 feet ASL on the Northwest (NW) corner of Bowen Island. Both occupants received minor injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. There was no post impact fire and the ELT functioned as designed.

March 13, 2021

Incident at 7NM NW PRINCETON BC (CYDC)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (C-GHPX/ACA128) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson (CYYZ) reported a cracked windscreen during its initial check-in at FL310, 20NM northwest of Princeton, and returned to CYVR. No further operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0020: C-GHPX, an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 aircraft operating as flight ACA128, was conducting a flight from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), with 10 crew members and 104 passengers onboard. During the initial climb, at approximately 7NM northwest of Princeton, BC (CYDC), the right hand windscreen cracked and triggered a message for the windshield heating system on the Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS). The flight crew completed the emergency checklist, diverted back to CYVR, and declared a "PAN PAN". The aircraft landed without incident and no emergency vehicles were required. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Maintenance replaced the right hand windscreen and, as a precaution, replaced the window heat controller.

February 26, 2021

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of Transport Beech C90A (C-FGXT/TGO998) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) reported a landing gear indication. The pilot opted for a low approach in order for the flight service specialist to visually confirm whether the landing gear was down. All 3 appeared to be down. The pilot was advised but decided to return to CYVR.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0015: C-FGXT, a Transport Canada Beech C90A, was being flown on a night training flight as TGO998 from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) with 2 crew members on board. During circuits at CYBL, the left-hand (LH) main landing gear light remained unlit. The crew completed a low pass over the airport, where a Flight Service Specialist observed that the landing gear appeared to be down. An emergency was declared with ATC and the appropriate checklists from the QRH were actioned, and a request was made to return to CYVR. The aircraft landed at CYVR without further issues, with ARFF on standby. The aircraft was inspected by emergency authorities and was then towed to the Air Services Directorate hangar for inspection. Company maintenance inspections revealed that the landing gear accumulator was low on pressure. The accumulator was serviced and the aircraft was returned to service.

February 21, 2021

Incident at TRAIL BC (CAD4)

A Carson Air Beech B300 (C-GRXX/CRN811) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Trail, BC (CAD4) reported a bird strike on approach to CAD4 and requested clearance to return to CYLW. Airport maintenance was informed and was dispatched to the field. CRN811 landed safely at 0130Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. While on approach to Trail, BC (CAD4), a Carson Air Beech B300 (C-GRXX) contacted a flock of geese. The crew elected to return to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) and landed safely. Maintenance inspected the aircraft and found that the aircraft had struck 2 geese; one bird had hit the left-hand (L/H) wing leading edge outboard (O/B) of the nacelle, and one had hit the L/H engine oil cooler. The oil cooler was found undamaged after the bird was removed. The wing de-ice boot had been ripped, and when it was removed for inspection of the leading edge, a large dent was found. The dent was beyond repairable limits and the aircraft remains grounded for replacement of the first 6 feet of the leading edge outboard of the nacelle.

February 18, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Beech C90A (C-FGXL/TGO996) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) had to conduct an emergency landing at CYVR due to smoke in the flight deck. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0013: C-FGXL, a Transport Canada Beech C90A, was being flown on a night training flight as TGO996 from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) with 2 crew members on board. During the climb to cruise altitude, approximately 10 minutes after departure, a strong smell of electrical burning and some smoke was observed in the cockpit. An emergency was declared with ATC and the appropriate checklists from the QRH were actioned. A request to return to CYVR was made and, during the descent, the burning smell dissipated. After landing, the smell recurred and the crew deplaned on the taxiway. Neither of the crew members required medical attention. The aircraft was inspected by emergency authorities and was towed to the Air Services Directorate hangar. Maintenance determined the source of the odour and the smoke to be the edge-light panel on the co-pilot side. One of the back lighting elements on the hour meter panel had failed and there was a burned area around the bulb contacts. The aircraft has returned to service.

February 12, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Southern Interior Flight Centre (1993) Ltd. Beech 76 (C-GSFB) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be on standby, as the aircraft had an unsafe landing gear indication with "3 green". The aircraft landed without incident. The runway was inspected immediately for foreign object debris (FOD). No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0010: C-GSFB, a Beech Duchess BE76 operated by Southern Interior Flight Centre on an IFR training flight, experienced a landing gear extension issue on approach to Kamloops, BC (CYKA). The flight crew cycled the landing gear and did not observe a "landing gear down safe" indication. The flight crew declared a "PAN PAN", elected to cancel their IFR clearance, and proceeded VFR back to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). A manual landing gear extension was performed, and a "safe landing gear down" annunciation was observed. ARFF were on standby for the eventful landing. The aircraft taxied off the runway and returned to the ramp.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On approach into Kamloops, BC (CYKA), the landing gear of C-GSFB would not extend, so the crew decided to return to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). The crew performed an emergency landing gear extension, landed and taxied without issue. Maintenance found no obvious defects upon initial inspection. The aircraft was put on jacks and the landing gear retracted and extended normally. The landing gear hydraulic power pack level was good, and the landing gear motor brushes, the landing gear system wiring, the landing gear up/down relays, and the landing gear actuators were inspected, with no faults found. No issues were found during the landing gear physical check for stiffness, and more landing gear swings were carried out, with no faults found. The aircraft was released back into service, as no faults were found. It is suspected that the issue was temperature related, given that when the aircraft was moved from an extreme cold temperature to a warm hangar, the problem disappeared. Most likely, the landing gear motor froze or the landing gear down relay froze open. These components are not well sealed, and the operator has experienced issues with these components on other aircraft with extreme temperature changes.

February 10, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

The Kelowna, BC (CYLW) tower was notified by the Vancouver Centre that a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEP/WEN3387) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) requested the presence of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at the airport for the aircrafts arrival, due to an onboard passenger who was smoking in the bathroom. No operational impact.
Aviation Incident Report #16973: A passenger on a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEP/WEN3387) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was vaping in the lavatory, which set off the fire alarm in the lavatory. The crew requested that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) meet the aircraft upon its arrival at CYLW. The aircraft landed safely and the RCMP were on the scene.

February 9, 2021

Incident at 83NM ESE PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Dornier 328-100 (C-FDYN/GLR8438) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) declared PAN PAN due to an oil indication. The aircraft continued to its destination, where it landed without incident at 1730Z. No operational impact. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0009: C-FDYN, a Central Mountain Air Dornier DO-328 aircraft, was conducting flight GLR8438 from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) with 3 crew members and 11 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL240, the flight crew noticed indications of oil pressure fluctuations on the right engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PW119B). ATC advised the flight crew that the flight would be required to hold prior to commencing the approach at CYXS due to traffic. The flight crew declared a PAN PAN and landed as soon as practical, without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions revealed the engines no. 3 and no. 4 bearing labyrinth seals were leaking air and pressurizing the bearing cavity, to the point where oil had been pushed out into the intercompressor turbine case and overboard, into both the cowling and the exhaust burn-off ducts. The operator has coordinated with the engine manufacturer and has indicated that the engine requires replacement.

February 5, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Southern Interior Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-GSFR) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), departing northbound, reported a rough running engine and returned to land. No emergency declared or assistance requested. C-GSFR landed without incident, no impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The Cessna C172S aircraft (C-GSFR) returned to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) due to a rough running engine. The crews description of the engine symptoms to maintenance were interpreted as an engine cough rather than extended rough running. Maintenance checked fuel for contamination, with no issue found, and checked the spark plugs and leads, with no faults found. Additionally, the fuel injectors, magneto timing, and fuel injector servo mixture adjustment were checked, with no faults found. A review of G1000 recorded engine data found no issues. Extended ground runs were carried out, with no faults found. The aircraft was released back into service with no faults found and has had no recurrences since.

February 3, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

An American, privately registered Piper PA-34-200T from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) received its IFR clearance from ground control, then started to taxi on Taxiway F (adjacent to the Shell Apron). Ground control saw this and told the aircraft to hold short of Taxiway A. As the Shell Apron and Taxiway F are adjoined, the flight crew may have thought that they were still on the apron when they requested their clearance.

January 28, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FBTR/CRN511) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) declared a landing gear malfunction and requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be on standby. CRN511 landed safely. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0006: C-FBTR, a Carson Air Beech 1900D aircraft, was operating flight CRN511 from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) with 2 crew members and 3 passengers on board. During approach, the landing gear did not extend. The flight crew decided to hold, actioned the appropriate checklists, 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. In the process of troubleshooting the landing gear system, maintenance personnel found a broken wire going to the landing gear control circuit breaker. The wire was repaired and the landing gear system tested as serviceable.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On approach into Kelowna, BC (CYLW), a Carson Air Beech 1900D (C-FBTR) experienced a landing gear malfunction. The crew went around to troubleshoot and used the back-up system to pump the gear down. The aircraft landed and taxied without incident. Maintenance investigated and replaced the landing gear selector. Numerous gear swings on jacks revealed the fault once again. A broken wire was eventually discovered in the sub panel behind the landing gear selector. The wire was repaired, and further gear swings on jacks and a test flight proved the repair to be successful, and the aircraft was released into service.

January 25, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZG/JZA8256) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported smoke in the cockpit and evacuated the aircraft. The aircraft was still at the terminal. No operational impact.
Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 1735Z, on January 25, 2021, the captain of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZG/JZA8256) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared an emergency due to smoke in the flight deck and cabin and initiated a rapid deplanement of passengers through the front and back doors. The aircraft was being de-iced at the gate in CYCD in preparation for departure to CYVR when smoke fumes entered the flight deck and cabin via the auxiliary power unit (APU). Emergency crews responded.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0004: C-GJZG, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402, was scheduled for a flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 4 crew and 47 passengers onboard. During de-ice operations at the gate, the auxiliary power unit (APU) ingested de-ice glycol, causing smoke and fumes to enter both the cockpit and the cabin. The captain shut down the aircraft and ordered an evacuation over the public announcement system. The cabin crew directed passengers through the front left main cabin door and both aft exits boarding stairs were moved to the aft left exit part way through the evacuation. The ground crew observed the deplaning and ceased de-ice operations at the right wing. Emergency crews responded, but were not required. There was 1 minor injury reported by a passenger to the Nanaimo Airport Commission. Maintenance confirmed the smoke and fumes were from de-ice glycol entering the aircraft through the APU bleed system. The APU was ground run to purge all glycol from the system and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 16, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The nose wheel of a Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GDDP) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) fell off during a touch-and-go. Air traffic control (ATC) noticed and advised the pilot. The aircraft circled until emergency vehicles were at the airport and then landed on Runway 26L. All occupants exited the aircraft safely, but the aircraft was disabled on the runway. Other traffic was moved to Runway 26R.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0002: C-GDDP, a Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Diamond DA 20-C1, was conducting circuit training at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) with 1 instructor and 1 student onboard. The lesson was focused on short-field take-offs and soft field landings. During the 5th circuit, the crew observed a small vibration upon touchdown, however, the vibration was minimal due to the back pressure on the flight controls as part of the soft field landing procedure. Once flaps were selected to take-off, the vibration increased slightly and then the aircraft became airborne. On the cross-wind leg, the CYPK tower advised the pilot that the aircraft may have lost the nose wheel. The pilot conducted a "low and over" while the tower confirmed that the nose wheel had departed the aircraft. The aircraft was put into an orbit above CYPK while emergency crews were assembled on the ground and checklists were completed in the aircraft. Approximately 25 minutes later, the aircraft landed. During the landing, the aircraft was operated at a reduced airspeed, with the fuel and magnetos shut off. The front nose gear strut broke off the aircraft and the aircraft slid to a stop on the front lower engine cowl. There were no injuries and no fire.

January 4, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900D (C-FMCN/PCO1531) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported striking a bird upon departure from Runway 03. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded and found the remains of a seagull. PCO1531 continued to its destination, with no operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft was inspected by the flight crew and maintenance department. The incident was entered in the company’s Safety Management System (SMS) reporting system.

March 12, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: WAWA ON (CYXZ)

Shortly after departure, a Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-FDOU/PRO4390) from Wawa, ON (CYXZ) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) declared a "PAN PAN" due to an aircraft equipment issue, and requested a diversion to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY). PRO4390 landed in CYUY at 0208Z, without further incident (WOFI). No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0019: Shortly after departure from Wawa, ON (CYKZ), the crew of C-FDOU, a Beech A100 aircraft, declared a "PAN PAN" due to a faulty left main landing gear brake indication. The flight diverted to its home base at Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) and landed without further incident. Maintenance found the brake hose to the left landing gear inboard brake assembly to be leaking. The brake hose was replaced and checked serviceable in accordance with (IAW) the appropriate maintenance manual.

March 4, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

A Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GANF/WSG814) from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Kingfisher Lake, ON (CNM5) declared an emergency approximately 07 minutes after departing CYPL, northbound to CNM5, due to an onboard diesel fuel leak on the aircrafts fuel delivery tank. WSG814 returned to CYPL and landed safely. No impact on airport operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0023: C-GANF, a de Havilland DHC-8-100 aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways, was conducting flight WSG814 from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Kingfisher Lake, ON (CNM5). The aircraft was transporting unleaded gasoline in a collapsible tank installed in the cabin. Shortly after departing from CYPL, the flight crew noticed a strong odour of unleaded gasoline in the flight deck. The first officer entered the cabin to investigate and discovered that the 2 vent line valves were open and that the line had been left uncapped, allowing gasoline to spill into the cabin. The first officer closed the vent line and the flow of gasoline ceased. The flight crew depressurized and ventilated the aircraft, and elected to return to CYPL. An emergency was declared and the subsequent landing was uneventful. After shutdown, some gasoline leaked from the aircraft fuselage onto the apron and prompted spill response procedures.

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GABO/JZA8657) on an IFR flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to London, ON (CYXU) reported the possible presence of wildlife on Runway 27 after landing in the touchdown zone. A strike was not suspected by the crew. The runway was inspected, and a raccoon was chased off the field by the foreman. No impact.

March 1, 2021

Incident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SA227-AC (C-GMEW/BLS377) from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) declared an emergency with the Toronto Centre when 4NM North of CYYB, during the climb, due to a failing left engine. The aircraft was vectored back to CYYB and landed safely at 1904Z. Fire and ambulance services were dispatched, but cancelled once pilots advised that there were no injuries and no risk of fire upon arrival.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GMEW had an inflight shut down and an air return to North Bay, ON (CYYB). After take-off, the #1 engine started to lose power. The flight crew carried out a precautionary shut down. Maintenance carried out full form 503 engine runs and the engine fuel bypass valve was replaced, including the engine fuel filter. The aircraft completed a successful test flight and was returned to service.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0015: C-GMEW, a Fairchild SA-227-AC operated by Perimeter Aviation, was conducting flight JV377 from North Bay/Jack Garland, ON (CYYB) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM). Shortly after takeoff from CYYB, the No. 1 engine experienced a loss of power while passing through 1000 feet above ground level. The flight crew conducted the applicable procedures and elected to perform a precautionary No. 1 engine shutdown and return to CYYB. The flight crew declared an emergency and landed back in CYYB without further incident. Emergency response vehicles were dispatched, but were cancelled after the flight crew advised that there was no injury and no risk of fire upon arrival.

February 24, 2021

Incident at 130NM PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

While en route, a North Star Air Douglas DC3C (C-FWUI/BF104) on a VFR flight from Kashechewan, ON (CZKE) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) declared "Mayday" with the East Low controller due to an engine loss. The aircraft continued on to CYPL, and landed safely at 1617Z. The runway was closed for approximately 15 minutes, with one arrival delayed by 08 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0019: C-FWUI, a Douglas DC3C-BT-67 aircraft operated by North Star Air, was conducting flight BF104 from Kashechewan, ON (CZKE) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL). During the flight, the crew heard a noise and observed the left engine (Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67R) chip detector warning light illuminate. The QRH items were actioned, and the left engine was shut down. The crew declared an emergency and carried out an uneventful landing in CYPL. A subsequent inspection revealed metal on the gas generator chip detector. The aircraft has been removed from service and the engine was removed and sent out for overhaul.

February 11, 2021

Incident at 38NM NNW TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

TSB Report #A21O0007: C-GGJA, a Bombardier CL-600-2B19 operated by Jazz Aviation as flight JZA7895, was on an IFR flight from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with 3 crew and 5 passengers on board. During descent through approximately 15000 feet, a "FLAPS FAIL" message appeared on the flight display. The flight crew actioned the appropriate QRH items, declared "PAN PAN" with ATC, and conducted an uneventful zero flap landing.
UPDATE: AOR 271626-V2: A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GGJA/JZA7895) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared "PAN PAN" and requested an extended downwind for Runway 23. JZA7895 requested clearance for an approach to Runway 23 at 0238Z and stated that it would conduct a flapless landing. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was not required. JZA7895 landed on Runway 23 at 0246Z without further incident. No operational impact.

January 23, 2021

Incident at 244NM NE TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

TSB Report #A21O0003: C-GJZS, a Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) operated by Jazz, was conducting flight JZA8918 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) with 4 crew members and 16 passengers onboard. Shortly after takeoff, the flight crew noticed a small engine number 1 fan vibration of 1.4 Mils, which is still within acceptable limits. As the aircraft continued climbing, the vibration slowly increased until the aircraft levelled off at FL390, where the vibration reached the yellow arc, with an indication from 3.7 to a maximum of 4.0 Mils. The crew actioned the QRH and conducted the applicable trouble shooting. The captain requested a lower altitude from ATC to reduce power and attempt to stabilize the vibration. As the indication was still around 3.3 Mils, the crew declared a "PAN PAN", turned back towards CYYZ and shut down the number 1 engine, as directed by the QRH. The aircraft landed safely in CYYZ, where emergency vehicles were standing by. Engine number 2 fan vibration remained steady, around .04 and 0.5 Mils. Company maintenance conducted an inspection, with no defects found. The number one fan blade retaining pins were replaced, and the engine tested. Results were within acceptable limits.

February 3, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: Victor Mine, ON (CVM2)

A Fast Air Ltd. Beech 200 (C-GFAV/PBR215) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Victor Mine, ON (CVM2), when approximately 10NM final for the runway, informed the tower that it could not get its landing gear down. The aircraft went back to the Winnipeg terminal and resolved the issue. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was put on standby as a precaution. The aircraft landed safely at 2009Z. No other impact to operations. (CADORS 2021C0464 deleted due to incorrect region)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0015: C-GFAV, a Beech 200 operated by Fast Air Ltd. as flight PBR215, was conducting a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Victor Mine, ON (CVM2). During the approach to CVM2, the flight crew selected "gear down" for landing and the gear did not extend. The flight crew carried out an overshoot, contacted flight operations and an operational decision was made to return to CYWG. Upon arriving in CYWG, the flight crew declared an emergency and successfully carried out a manual gear extension. C-GFAV landed safely, with ARFF on standby. There were no injuries. The operators maintenance found the landing gear would retract, but the landing gear would not extend with the selection of "gear down". The landing gear handle was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

February 10, 2021

Accident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At approximately 1806Z, a privately registered Blackshape Spa BS100 crashed near the end of Runway 28, in a wooded area located immediately to the west of Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP). Emergency crews responded to the scene and have located one (1) fatality. The aircraft was reported to have been destroyed in a post-crash fire. The phase of flight and details of the journey have not been determined. A NOTAM was issued for the closure of Runway 10/28 at CYRP. No service provided by the flight information centre (FIC). The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was notified and deployed investigators to the scene to gather information and assess the occurrence. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) 2021-02-02266 incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16975: At 1800Z on February 10, 2021, a privately registered Blackshape Spa BS100 was on the downwind leg for Runway 28 at Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) when the pilot-in-command declared an engine failure, resulting in the aircraft crashing into the wooded area directly south and abeam of the threshold of Runway 10. Airport Manager notified 911 and initiated the Airport Emergency Response Plan. Ottawa Fire and Police were first on-scene, followed by Ottawa Paramedic Services. Runway 28 was NOTAMed closed. The Transport Canada Civil Aviation Contingency Operations Centre, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, and the Transport Canada Regional Inspector were notified. Operational impact limited to runway closure.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0006: At approximately 1800Z, a privately registered Blackshape Prime BS100 aircraft, was conducting circuits on Runway 28 at Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP). After a touch-and-go, the aircraft was climbing the runway heading and then started a left turn prior to the end of the runway. Approximately 240 metres south of the runway, the aircraft entered a near vertical descent and crashed into a wooded area. The pilot, the sole person onboard, was fatally injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post impact fire.

January 29, 2021

Incident at 5053N / 09219W

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 A220-300 (C-GJXV/ACA317) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) declared "PAN PAN" due to a hydraulic issue and reported that it was diverting to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG). The aircraft landed safely at 1609Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0013: C-GJXV, an Airbus Canada Limited Partnership A220-300 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA317 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Calgary, AB (CYYC). While cruising approximately 193NM west northwest (WNW) of Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG), the flight crew received a No. 1 hydraulic system low-pressure warning. The flight crew elected to divert to CYWG and declared "PAN PAN" with ATC. The subsequent landing was uneventful and the aircraft taxied to the gate. The operators maintenance personnel replaced the No. 1 engine-driven hydraulic-pump attenuator and seal.

January 28, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: SANDY LAKE ON (CZSJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1514Z, a Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Series 2A (C-GMAA/WSG807) from Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) reported inbound with a mechanical issue. WSG807 landed safely at 1531Z and had to be towed off the runway. The Airport Manager (APM) closed the runway from 1531Z until 1543Z, until the aircraft was removed from the runway. 2 inbound aircraft, a Wasaya Airways Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FWAQ/WSG512) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) and an Air Tindi Ltd. de Havilland DHC-7-103 (C-GUAT/TIN805) from Kasabonika, ON (CYAQ) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL), and one outbound aircraft, a Wasaya Airways Cessna 208B (C-FHWA/WSG124) from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Wunnumin Lake, ON (CKL3), were delayed as a result.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0014: C-GMAA, a Hawker Siddeley HS-748 Series 2A aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways Ltd., was conducting flight WSG807 from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ). While on approach to CZSJ, the flight crew selected the landing gear down. During the landing gear extension, the hydraulic system pressure dropped to "0". The landing gear extended and locked, and the flight crew elected to return to CYPL. Fuel calculations for reduced airspeed with the landing gear down were completed and the QRH was referenced. The subsequent landing in CYPL was successful and the aircraft was brought to a stop on the runway. The operators maintenance personnel found a fractured fluid fitting on the high pressure hydraulic filter. Both fittings were replaced and a SDR was submitted to Transport Canada.

January 15, 2021

Incident at WAWA ON VOR/DME (YXZ)

A course deviation occurred for a Bombardier Inc. Bombardier BD-700-1A10 (BBA18) from Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) to Peterborough, ON (CYPQ). The aircraft did not follow the flight plan route. The flight plan route was: YXZ YAN 50N80W. The aircrafts route was: YXZ 50N080W. The crew admitted their mistake. No impact.

January 22, 2021

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

Immediately after departure, a NovaJet Cessna 525 (C-FUTL/NOJ52) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) shut down an engine, declared an emergency, and returned to CYQT. The aircraft landed safely at 1556Z. Two arrivals were delayed by approximately 8-10 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0010: C-FUTL, a Cessna 525 operated by NovaJet as flight NOJ52, departed Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) with a crew of 2 and 2 passengers onboard. While climbing through 8500 feet ASL, the crew heard a loud bang from the right engine (Williams Intl FJ44-1AP turbofan), followed by airframe vibrations. The crew then noticed low oil pressure, high inter turbine and oil temperature indications of the right engine. The crew then consulted the appropriate checklist and shut down the engine. The crew declared an emergency and returned to CYQT. The aircraft then landed safely. It was reported that the engine chip plug exhibited a large amount of metal flakes. The operators maintenance personnel will continue to investigate.

January 13, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: BIG TROUT LAKE ON (CYTL)

A Wasaya Airways Beech 1900D (C-GZVJ/WSG1475) from Angling Lake/Wapekeka, ON (CKB6) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) declared an emergency, due to a landing gear indication, at 2113Z. The aircraft continued to CYXL, landed at 2247Z and was off of the runway at 2259Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0006: C-GZVJ, a Beech 1900D operated by Wasaya Airways Limited, was conducting flight WSG1475 from Wapekeka/Angling Lake, ON (CKB6) to Big Trout Lake, ON (CYTL). During the approach at CYTL, the flight crew selected "landing gear down", and the "down" indicator light for the left main gear did not illuminate. A visual inspection from the cockpit indicated that the left main gear was down and there was no red light illumination in the gear handle. The crew discontinued the approach and diverted to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL). WSG1475 declared an emergency with the Winnipeg Centre and contacted company maintenance to troubleshoot the landing gear fault. Upon arriving at CYXL, WSG1475 entered a hold and carried out a manual gear extension and lowered the flaps to 35 degrees, however, the left main gear "down" light did not illuminate and the landing gear warning horn did not sound. The flight crew conducted a "fly past" inspection and maintenance personnel informed the crew that the left hand gear appeared to be down. WSG1475 made a second approach and landed with Fire services and EMS on standby. The aircraft was shutdown on the runway, landing gear pins were installed and the aircraft was towed to the hangar. The operators maintenance personnel discovered that the left hand gear actuator cannon plug was loose. The cannon plug was cleaned, secured and gear swings were completed. The aircraft was returned to service.

January 17, 2021

Incident at CAT LAKE ON (CYAC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Skycare Air Ambulance Swearingen SA227-AC (C-FIOC) on a MEDEVAC flight from Kenora, ON (CYQK) to Cat Lake, ON (CYAC) went off the taxiway and infringed on the runway. A NOTAM was issued. The aircraft was removed, and the NOTAM was cancelled at 2324Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0012: C-FIOC, a Fairchild SA227-AC aircraft operated by Skycare Air Ambulance, was operating a flight from Kenora, ON (CYQK) to Cat Lake, ON (CYAC) with a crew of 2 and 2 passengers on board. After the nose wheel touched down during the landing roll on Runway 29 at CYAC, the crew experienced difficulty in maintaining directional control of the aircraft, and it veered off the right side of the runway. The crew and passengers exited the aircraft without any injuries. There was no damage to the aircraft or runway lights. Subsequently, the crew was able to taxi the aircraft back to the apron. The operators maintenance personnel inspected the aircraft and found that the nose wheel steering amplifier had failed. The steering amplifier was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

February 27, 2021

Incident at Scottsdale, AZ (KSDL)

TSB Report #A21F0032: C-GBKB, a Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605 aircraft operated by Aurora Jet Partners (i.e. Morningstar Partners Ltd.), was conducting a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Scottsdale, AZ (KSDL) with 4 passengers and 2 crew members on board. At 9000 feet, in the descent into KSDL, the flight crew received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA). The flight crew complied with the advisory and notified ATC. Due to the TCAS RA and close proximity to the airport, the aircraft was too high to safely conduct the approach. The crew coordinated with the tower to conduct an orbit at the threshold of Runway 21 in order to lose the necessary altitude. The aircraft landed safely, without further incident.

February 21, 2021

Incident at Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF)

TSB Report #A21F0028: C-FITW, a Boeing 777-300, was conducting Air Canada flight ACA7211 from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). After departure, just before levelling off at FL100, ATC advised of traffic at FL110. The flight crew had the traffic in sight and received a TCAS RA. No evasive action was taken, as the flight was just levelling off at FL110. ATC advised that there was no conflict and the flight continued to its destination without further incident.

February 11, 2021

Incident at Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

TSB Report #A21F0024: C-FIVR, a Boeing 777-300, was conducting Air Canada flight AC0873 from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). During the taxi out at EDDF, the flight crew received taxi clearance instructions from the tower. The flight crew read back the clearance as "taxi to position" twice, and were not corrected by the controller. As the crew took position on Runway 07C, the tower advised the crew that they were not cleared to take position. There was no conflicting traffic on Runway 07C.

January 14, 2021

Incident at Charlotte, NC

Aviation Incident Report: A Flightpath Charter Airways Embraer EMB-505 (C-FMPN) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to West Palm Beach, FL (KPBI) was passing through the Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) airspace, somewhere along Airway Q103 in Charlotte, NC airspace, when the aircraft lost communication with the Sector Controller. The flight crew was unaware that they had lost communication and continued towards KPBI. After they noticed that the frequency was quiet and there had been no hand-off to a subsequent frequency, they contacted air traffic control (ATC) through alternate means and subsequently re-established communications. The flight continued to KPBI without further incident.

January 17, 2021

Incident at Frankfurt/Rhein-Main, Germany (EDDF)

TSB Report #A21F0006: C-FGDZ, an Air Canada Boeing 787-9, was conducting flight ACA874 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Frankfurt/Rhein-Main, Germany (EDDF). During the approach, the flight crew received an Engine-indicating and Crew-alerting system (EICAS) message of "Slats Drive". The flight crew completed the appropriate checklist and advised the cabin crew. A "PAN PAN" was declared with ATC and the flight landed without further incident. Maintenance found that the right hand slats #8 to #12 were not extended and slat #1 to #7 were partially extended. Further inspection found that the torque tube was disconnected at slat #8.

January 2, 2021

Incident at 10NM NNW Allen C. Perkinson/Blackstone Army Airfield, VA (KBKT)

TSB Report #A21F0001: C-GAQX, an Air Canada Airbus 319-114, was conducting flight ACA1421 from Juan Gualberto Gómez Intl, Cuba (MUVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). During cruise, approximately 10 nautical miles NNW of Allen C. Perkinson/Blackstone Army Airfield, VA (KBKT) the flight crew received a TCAS RA (resolution advisory) to "climb’". The flight crew followed the RA and the flight landed in CYYZ without further incident.

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