October 14, 2014

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

TSB Report#A14O0190: The Air Georgian CRJ1, C-FSKM, operating as flight GGN 7341, was departing CYYZ Toronto destined for CYYG Charlottetown. During take-off, at rotation, the aircraft yawed noticeably to the left. During the initial climb out the crew did not experience any control anomalies, and therefore the crew suspected the yaw was caused by a fault with either the nose gear steering or the left main landing gear wheel. The crew elected to return to CYYZ and requested emergency vehicles to standby. The aircraft landed uneventfully and stopped on the runway. Maintenance installed gear pins and the aircraft was towed to the gate. Maintenance inspected the aircraft; however, noted no anomalies. The aircraft was returned to service.

January 7, 2013

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

The Jazz Aviation Limited Partnership Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (RJ100) Regional Jet aircraft (operating as Air Canada Express flight JZA7732) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to New York (La Guardia) International Airport, NY (U.S.A.) (KLGA). NAV CANADA staff at Montréal ACC advised that the flight crew reported that they were unable to retract the aircraft's nose landing gear. The flight crew declared an emergency and the aircraft returned to land at 1942Z. Ops. impact -- none.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A13O0003]: The Jazz Aviation CRJ1 JZA7732 was departing CYOW Ottawa for KLGA New York. After take-off, when the landing gear was selected up, the flight crew received a nose gear disagree indication and warning message. After unsuccessful attempts to resolve the problem, the flight crew elected to return to CYOW and declared an emergency with ATC. The landing gear locked successfully in the down position and the aircraft landed without further incident.
UPDATE Supplemental information from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A13O0003]: Aircraft registration (C-FSJU) added.

October 3, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Aviation CRJ1 (operating as JZA 8574) departed YVR at 1554z and reported master control issue warning indication, declaring an emergency. Emergency standby initiated. Aircraft landed without incident runway 26R at 1616z. Stopped on runway for inspection - taxied clear at 1620z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB A12P0172: A Canadair CRJ100-200 operating as Jazz (JZA) 8574 departed Vancouver for Saskatoon with 3 crew and 30 passengers on board. During the climb-out the crew received a right-hand 14th stage duct warning message (GE CF 34-A1/B1). In consultation with company maintenance, it was decided to return to Vancouver. An emergency was declared with ATC and the flight returned without further event. Vancouver ARFF was standing by.

August 28, 2012

Incident at near Washington (National) International Airport, DC (KDCA) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from Federal Aviation Administration [2012/08/29]: In a subsequent report, the Federal Aviation Administration added that the flight crew departed off of runway 01 and was assigned the DCA NATIONAL2 departure. The aircraft failed to fly the assigned departure procedure and entered P-56B. The flight crew was advised and asked to call the Potomac TRACON upon landing. The pilot advised that the flight crew realized that their track was different from what was programmed into the aircraft's flight management system (FMS). Ops. impact -- unknown.
The Jazz Aviation Limited Partnership Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (RJ100) Regional Jet aircraft (operating as Air Canada Express flight JZA7665) had just departed on a scheduled IFR flight from Washington (National) International Airport, DC (U.S.A.) (KDCA) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). Federal Aviation Administration staff at Potomac TRACON filed a mandatory occurrence report (MOR) that the aircraft took off from runway 01 and allegedly entered the western edge of the prohibited P-56B airspace (United States Naval Observatory). National Capital Regional Control Center (N.C.R.C.C.) staff notified. The pilot was requested to contact Potomac TRACON staff upon landing in Canada. Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from Federal Aviation Administration [2012/08/30]: Canadian-registered JZA7665, CRJ1, entered Prohibited Area P-56B without authorization at 3,400 feet, three (3)NM north-northwest of Washington, DC (KDCA). No conflicts reported.

December 24, 2012

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

A Skywest Airlines Bombardier CRJ1 (N-593ML/ operating as SKW6872) on a IFR flight, taxied through the infield from taxiway B to main apron. No operational impact.

December 23, 2012

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

A Regional 1 Airlines Canadair CRJ1 (operating as TSH801) on a IFR flight aborted take off, tried again at 2226z and aborted again. Taxied in with no assistance required. No other impact to operations.

December 21, 2012

Incident at Vicinity of Regina International (CYQR)

A Jazz Aviation Bombardier CRJ1 (C-GKEZ/ operating as JZA8347) on a IFR flight advised tower of possible bird strike on final approach for runway 13 approx 1 mile final. After walk around the captain advised no damage found on aircraft

February 9, 2012

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Other operational incident)

Departures as follows: Flight A/C Type Time Runway RVR1 RVR2 Visibility JZA512 CRJ1 0259 36 1600 1600 1/8; JZA349 CRJ2 0325 36 1400 1200 1/8; JZA341 CRJ1 0435 36 1600 1400 1/8; MAL7070 B752 0626 36 6000+ 1200 1/8; CJT574 B722 0659 36 1600 1600 3/8; CGBNE# C560 0713 36 1000 1400 1/4; KFA276 B722 0714 36 1000 1200 1/4; CJT570 B722 0722 36 1400 1000 1/4; KFA270 B722 0748 36 3500 1200 1/4; ACA262 E190 1455 13 4000 ----- 3/8; CAV501 SF34 1457 18 ------- ------- 3/8; PAG203 SW4 1503 36 2600 1600 3/8; CAV503 SF34 1515 36 2800 2000 3/8; WJA528 B736 1521 36 4500 2000 3/8 CAV537 J328 1530 36 3500 2600 3/8

November 27, 2011

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence, Overshoot/missed approach)

(This report was late in coming to Transport Canada; occurrence date was November 27, 2011.) These aircraft executed missed approaches at Calgary due to wind shear: 1756z ACA569 E190 KLAX 1840z JZA372 CRJ1 CYMM 1851z JZA372 CRJ1 CYMM 1910z ACA119 A319 CYYZ 1911z COA1183 B737 KIAH 1914z SKW631A CRJ7 KORD 1919z JZA583 CRJ2 CYXE 1921z ACA208 E190 CYVR 2205z JZA372 CRJ1 CYEG

December 9, 2011

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence, Overshoot/missed approach)

These aircraft executed missed approaches at Calgary due to wind shear: 0510z JZA 558 CRJ1 2155z CNK 728 G150

November 27, 2011

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence, Overshoot/missed approach)

Extreme winds at Calgary resulted in numerous missed approaches to Runways 28 and 25. Flight crews reported wind shear with some reporting an increase of 35 knots on the approach. These flights were affected: CRJ1 JZA 372 A319 ACA 119 B738 COA 1183 CRJ7 SKW 631E E190 ACA 208 CRJ2 JZA583/

August 31, 2011

Incident at Near Millinocket , 45 35.20 N 068 30.90 W

JAZZ 958, a CRJ1 enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Fredericton (CYFC) while in descent reported a cracked windshield. No emergency declared and the aircraft landed without incident 00:00Z.

May 13, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0127 - The Air Canada Jazz CRJ aircraft (C-FWRR), operating as JZA8184, took off from Fort St. John for Vancouver. During the take-off the crew felt the left wing drop and the aircraft yaw to the right just prior to rotation. The landing gear retracted normally and no debris was found on the runway at Fort St. John. The crew declared an emergency inbound to Vancouver. On approach at Vancouver the landing gear extended normally and all indications were normal. When the aircraft landed at Vancouver some nose wheel shimmy occurred during the rollout. Maintenance inspection found the nose gear oleo was flat. The oleo was repaired and the aircraft was returned to service.
Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA184, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Fort St. John to Vancouver, requested an emergency stand-by due to a suspected blown tire or gear problem. After a fly by, the aircraft landed normally on Runway 26L. There was minimal impact on traffic.

March 23, 2010

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A passenger on board Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA442, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Whitehorse to Vancouver, had an apparent seizure. The aircraft diverted to Prince George. An ambulance was called to meet the aircraft.

March 18, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0069 - The Air Canada Jazz CRJ1 aircraft (C-FSKM), operating as JZA183, took off from Vancouver for Fort St. John, was given a turn to the north and cleared to climb to 16,000 feet. An Air Sprint Cessna 560XL aircraft (C-GCXL), operating as ASP596, took off behind JZA183, was also given a turn to the north and clearance to 16,000 feet. ASP596's rate of climb exceeded that of JZA183 and a loss of separation occurred when the two aircraft closed to 1.5 nm horizontally and 700 feet vertically, where 3 nm or 1,000 feet is required.
Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA183, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Fort St. John, was given climb clearance to 16000 ft with Airsprint Flight ASP596, a Cessna C56XL IFR Vancouver to Edmonton, climbing out behind to 16000 ft. Turns to the north were given to both. ASP596 out performed JZA183 in their climb profiles.

March 17, 2010

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Fort St. John Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
After landing Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA183 (C-FSKM), a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Vancouver to Fort St. John, reported they hit at least one bird on Runway 29. Airport Operations were advised and a runway check found remains of several snow buntings.

February 28, 2010

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0053 - The Air Canada Jazz CRJ1 aircraft (C-FWJF), operating as JZA556, took off from Victoria, BC for Calgary, AB. When the crew selected the landing gear up they received a gear disagree message. They completed the appropriate QRH checklist but could not resolve the problem. They decided to divert to Vancouver where, after burning off fuel to reduce to the maximum landing weight, the aircraft landed without further event. A maintenance inspection found the nose gear oleo over extended and leaking fluid. The lower piston assembly was removed and a chrome piece was found missing as well as scoring along the chrome. The nose gear strut was replaced as per AMM 12-12-32. The shock strut was serviced as per AMM 32-30-00, the landing gear was function checked serviceable, and the aircraft was returned to service.
An Air Canada Jazz Canadair CRJ100 operating Flight JZA556 departed IFR Victoria (CYYJ) for Calgary (CYYC) and diverted to Vancouver (CYVR) after encountering a landing gear issue. The aircraft circled for 30 minutes to burn fuel, did not declare an emergency and landed safely at 0136. No operational impact.

February 21, 2010

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA203, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Vancouver to Prince George, reported hitting a coyote while landing on Runway 15. Nothing was found. There was no impact on operations.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Prince George Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

February 6, 2010

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

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA325, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Calgary to Vancouver, reported hitting a bird on touchdown for Runway 26R. The runway was closed and Operations removed a dead hawk. The runway was re-opened at 2134Z. There was no damage reported.

January 20, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0017 - The Cathay Pacific Airbus A340-300 aircraft, operating as CPA839, took off from Vancouver Runway 08R for Hong Kong. A loss of separation occurred when the Tower Controller released an Air Canada Jazz CRJ1 aircraft, operating as JZA207, behind CPA839 from the same runway, with less than the required departure separation, and safety was not assured.
Cathay Pacific Flight CPA839, an Airbus A343 IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Hong Kong, departed Runway 08R at 0100Z followed by Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA207, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR CYVR to Prince George. There was less than the required departure separation.

January 11, 2010

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Air Canada Jazz flight JZA558, a Bombardier CRJ1 on a IFR flight departed CYYJ (Victoria) for CYYC (Calgary). 45 nm east reported a pressurization problem and returned to CYYJ. Landed safely at 0807z.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0009 - The Air Canada Jazz CRJ1 aircraft (C-GKEZ), operating as JZA558, took off from Victoria for Calgary. Soon after take-off, it became apparent to the crew that the aircraft would not pressurize. They returned to Victoria where the aircraft landed without further event. On the ground it was found that the internal connecting rod on the main cabin door depressurization flapper was broken; therefore the door could not be properly closed and the aircraft could not be pressurized.

August 23, 2010

Incident at East of Halifax (CYHZ)

JZA 861 CRJ1 enroute Gander (CYQX) to Halifax (CYHZ) requested early descent into CYHZ. Flight crew advised high controller, he believed he had a frozen pitot tube. Requested wind information etc. from low controller in descent. Requested priority for landing at CYHZ; no emergency declared. No impact on ATS operations Nil TSB

December 18, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA416, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Vancouver to Kelowna, en route reported smoke in the cockpit approximately 45 miles east of Vancouver. The aircraft returned to Vancouver and landed safely at 0051Z with Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting on standby. There was no operational impact.
UPDATE from TSB A09P0409: The Air Canada Regional (Jazz) CRJ1 aircraft, C-FZAQ, operating as JZA416, took off from Vancouver for Kelowna. While climbing through 17,000 feet, 45 nm east of Vancouver, sparks and a puff of smoke came from an overhead panel in the cabin. The smoke dissipated quickly but the crew declared an emergency and returned to Vancouver, where the aircraft landed without further event, with ARFF in attendance.

November 16, 2009

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

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA201, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Vancouver to Prince George, rejected take-off from Runway 12 due to multiple bird strikes. Runway 12 was closed. Wind was 120 / 17 G 22 kts. Nine departures were re-directed to Runway 08R. There were significant departure delays. JZA201 taxied back to the gate for inspection. Forty+ small bird carcasses were removed. Runway 12 was back in service at 1635Z.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

October 31, 2009

Incident at Kelowna

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA395, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Calgary to Kelowna, overshot due to windshear warning on short final.

October 27, 2009

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Bird strike)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Fort St. John Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
Swanberg Air Flight SB606, a British Aerospace Jetstream JS31 IFR Fort St. John (CYXJ) to Fort Nelson, reported a flock of birds in the intersection on departure. Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA181, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to CYXJ, and Central Mountain Air Flight GLR743, a Beech B190 IFR CYVR to CYXJ, arrived. The Airport Manager recovered the remains of four snow buntings.

October 1, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Rejected take-off, Overshoot/missed approach, Bird strike)

On the take-off roll on Runway 08R Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA207, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Prince George, reported a possible bird strike and aborted the take-off. Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA266, a Dehavilland DH8C IFR Nanaimo to CYVR, on approach to Runway 08R was instructed to execute a missed approach and landed Runway 08R at 0126Z. There were no delays to other operators. A runway inspection revealed no debris.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A09P0331 - The Air Canada Jazz CRJ-100 aircraft (C-FRID), operating as JZA207, was taking off from Runway 08R at Vancouver on a flight to Prince George. The crew saw a bird and thought that it likely hit the aircraft, so the captain rejected the take-off at less than 100 knots. Maintenance carried out a bird strike inspection but found no evidence of a strike.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

September 4, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE / Add Info from A09P0302: A De Havilland DHC-8 aircraft, operating as JZA247, was cleared on a heading 110 to 230 to CYVR 26R for the visual approach following traffic that was reported 3 miles ahead. As soon as the pilot read back the clearance, an altitude restriction was issued. Additional traffic was on the visual approach VR 26L and although traffic was passed to both aircraft only the 26R aircraft acknowledged. The JZA247 pilot requested confirmation of the approach clearance and was advised by the controller to maintain 40 and track the localizer. Once the visual approach was no longer confirmed the required separation was no longer in place.
Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA204, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Prince George to Vancouver (CYVR), was cleared to Runway 26R for the visual approach following traffic ? Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA247, a Dehavilland DH8C IFR Castlegar to CYVR, that was reported 3 mile ahead. The aircraft was given a heading 110 to 230 and cleared for the visual approach. As soon as the pilot read back the clearance, an altitude restriction was issued. Additional traffic was on the visual approach for Runway 26L and traffic was passed to both aircraft, but only the Runway 26R aircraft acknowledged. As the pilot approached the extended centerline, he asked if he was cleared for the approach and the Controller said to maintain 40 and track the localizer. Once the visual approach was no longer confirmed, separation was jeopardized.

August 31, 2009

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

Skywest Aviation Canadair CRJ1 flight SKW4860, IFR Salt Lake City to Vancouver on the landing roll out, reported bird strike. Inspection found the remains of 3 pigeons. Runway 26R reopened at 2329Z. Minimal delays to other aircraft.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

Incident at Kelowna

Air Canada Jazz Canadair CRJ1 flight JZA396, IFR Kelowna to Calgary was instructed by Ground to taxi via C, D, A to RWY16. JZA396 proceeded C, D and onto F. ARFF advised. No operational impact.

July 29, 2009

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA186 (C-FZAQ), a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Fort St. John to Vancouver, reported a bird strike on departure. Remains of red-tail hawk were recovered.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Fort St. John Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

February 7, 2009

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (TCAS alert)

The pilot of Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA557, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Calgary to Victoria (CYYJ), contacted the Victoria Tower by phone after landing to advise that they had conducted a Resolution Advisory (RA) while on final for Runway 27. The other involved aircraft was the Victoria Flying Club Cessna C172 (-C-GZMH), VFR CYYJ to CYYJ, on downwind at the time of the RA. The traffic had been exchanged.

April 30, 2009

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

Air Canada Jazz flight JZA613 CRJ1 from Halifax (CYHZ) on approach to Ottawa (CYOW) runway 07 reported a TCAS RA, overshot runway 07 at 1851z and landed on runway 25 at 1859z. No observed traffic in the vicinity of JZA613.

October 16, 2009

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Air Canada Jazz Flight 942 inbound from Toronto (CYYZ ) to Moncton (CYQM ) declared an emergency due to a flap problem - landed safely at 00:40Z. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A09A0098: JZA942, an Air Canada Jazz Canadair CRJ1, was en route from Toronto and approaching their destination Moncton when the flight crew declared an emergency due to a wing flap malfunction. The aircraft landed safely at Moncton with ARFF standing by. Maintenance records revealed that a similar fault had occurred on 5 October with this aircraft. Maintenance personnel replaced the power drive unit and lubricated the flex cable for the flap actuation system. The operator suspects that water is seeping into the flap actuators and freezing at higher altitudes. The actuators have been replaced and the faulty units have been sent to the actuator manufacturer for further investigation. The aircraft has since been returned to service.

August 19, 2009

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

UPDATE TSB: A09A0078: COM463, a Comair Bombardier CRJ1, had departed Charlottetown en route to Boston when the flight crew advised ATC that they had a possible nose wheel steering malfunction. The crew did not declare an emergency; however, they requested the ARFF be on standby. The crew requested and received a clearance to return to Charlottetown and landed safely without further incident. UPDATE 10 September 2009: Further investigation has revealed that the crew had received an indication that the nose landing gear had not retracted after take off. The landing gear safety pins were installed at Charlottetown and the aircraft was ferried to Boston for further inspection. Maintenance inspection in Boston revealed that the nose gear selector valve had malfunctioned. The valve was replaced and the aircraft has since been returned to service.
COM AIR Flt 463 a CRJ1enroute from Charlottetown (CYYG) to Boston (KBOS), after departure reported a possible nose wheel steering problem and requested a return to CYYG. No emergency declared. The Pilot requested the vehicles be called out. The aircraft landed safely at 1847z and taxied off the runway without assistance. TSB Class Case Closed

December 16, 2008

Incident at Kelowna

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0388: The Air Canada Regional (Jazz) CRJ1 aircraft, C-FZAQ, operating as JZA413, took off from Kelowna for Vancouver. At 20 NM West of Kelowna Airport the crew received a cabin door handle warning message. The flight attendant reported that the handle was not aligned with the "closed" alignment markings. The crew returned to Kelowna, where the aircraft landed without further event. Upon inspection the handle was found unlatched. The handle was lubricated, cycled, and ground runs were carried out. The system was found serviceable and the aircraft returned to service.
Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA413, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Kelowna (CYLW) to destination unknown, reported an engine issue and returned to CYLW.

September 20, 2008

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Overshoot/missed approach, Other operational incident)

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA61, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Vancouver to Victoria (CYYJ), was on final for Runway 09 and was told to expect clearance for a short final. Department of National Defence Flight CHETA51, a formation of 2 Dassault Dornier Alpha Jets IFR CYYJ to Cold Lake/Group Captain R.W. McNair AB (CYOD), was cleared for take-off. The second Alpha Jet appeared to have a problem and delayed take-off. JZA61 did a VFR go around and landed.

September 9, 2008

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (TCAS alert)

JZA435, a CRJ-100, was on a 4 mile final sequenced number one. A Cessna 172 was 3 miles north west of the airport and sequenced to follow the JZA and reported the CRJ1 in sight. The Cessna traffic was passed to JZA435, but JZA did not respond and then reported he was getting an RA and climbing and would like to go around.

August 23, 2008

Incident at Kelowna

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA415, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Kelowna to Vancouver, reported a bird strike on departure. No birds were found.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Kelowna Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

August 1, 2008

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA185, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Vancouver to Fort St. John, advised of a gear indication issue, cancelled IFR and circled over the city . The aircraft landed on Runway 02 without incident.

July 17, 2008

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA8206, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Prince George to Vancouver, aborted take-off due to a mechanical issue. There was no operational impact.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0229: The Air Canada Regional (Jazz) CRJ-100 aircraft, operating as JZA8206, was taking off at Prince George for Vancouver. During the take-off roll the right engine high ITT light began to flash red. The captain rejected the take-off. It was subsequently determined that the rated power on the right engine had been set too high so that ITT limits were exceeded.

March 22, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA8185, a Bombardier CRJ1 IFR Vancouver to Fort St. John, reported gear problems climbing through 7,000 ft after departure. The aircraft circled and burnt off fuel, and landed on Runway 26R without further incident at 2144Z.
UPDATE from TSB A08P0067: The Air Canada Regional (Jazz) CRJ-100 aircraft operating as JZA8185, took off from Vancouver for Fort St. John. When the landing gear was retracted, the main gear retracted normally, however the nose gear took almost 6 minutes to retract. After consultation with company maintenance, it was decided to return to Vancouver, where the aircraft landed without further difficulty. Maintenance observed the 3B hydraulic accustic filter leaking at the forward elbow. The leak was repaired and the aircraft returned to service.

February 25, 2008

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction, ATS operating irregularity)

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA8188, a Bombardier CRJ1 IFR Fort St. John (CYXJ) to Vancouver (CYVR), was issued an IFR clearance to 11,000 ft with a Clearance Cancelled time of 0408Z. JZA8188 departed at 0410Z. Traffic was the privately-registered Government of Canada, RCMP Pilatus PC12, IFR Prince George (CYXS) to CYXJ, that had been cleared to 12,000 ft.

November 22, 2008

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

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A08O0316]: The Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet aircraft (operating as Comair flight COM6582) was on approach at Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) after a flight from Cincinnati (Northern Kentucky) International Airport, OH (U.S.A.) (KCVG). The flaps failed at zero degrees (0º) when selected down. ARFF services were requested to be on stand-by and the aircraft landed without further incident. The flap system was re-set and functionally checked serviceable. The aircraft was then returned to service.
The Comair Airlines, Bombardier Regional Jet aircraft (CRJ1), ( operating as COM582) on an IFR flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (KCVG) USA to Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (LBPIA) (CYYZ) the pilot advised ATC that their flaps were unserviceable while in the downwind. No emergency declared and emergency equipment declined. Requested longest runway for landing. At approximately 10 miles final for runway 23 aircraft requested equipment on standby. All agencies notified and responded. Aircraft landed safely at 0224z and taxied to gate. Runway returned to service at 0232z. Operational impact 2 arrivals overshot 1 departure delayed.

March 23, 2008

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

The Comair Airlines, Bombardier Regional Jet aircraft (CRJ1), ( operating as COM1108) on an IFR flight from John F Kennedy Intl Airport (New York, NY) (KJFK) USA to Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (LBPIA) (CYYZ) Airport reported a flap malfunction on approach to Runway 23. AFR Aircraft Fire and Rescue (A 1C) was called and aircraft landed without incident at 2322Z.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A08O0080]: The Comair, Inc. Bombardier CL-600-2B19 aircraft (operating as Delta Connection flight COM1108) was on approach when the flaps were selected to 8º down. The flight crew received a Flap Fail message and the flaps remained fully retracted. The flight crew declared an emergency and requested the longest available runway. The Flight Attendant and passengers were briefed prior to the uneventful landing. ARFF services were standing by during the landing. Maintenance staff reset the flap system and an operational check revealed no further faults.

October 18, 2008

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

JZA863, RJ100, enroute from Gander (CYQX) to Halifax (CYHZ), diverted to Sydney (CYQY) due to an undetermined smell. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident at 18:05Z.
UPDATE TSB: A08A0144: The Air Canada Jazz Bombardier CRJ1 airplane, was inbound to Gander airport when the auxiliary power unit (APU) failed due to a sudden stoppage. The APU was shut down and the airplane landed without incident at Gander airport. After departing Gander for Halifax, a possible fuel odor was noted in the cockpit. The airplane was diverted to Sydney airport where it landed without incident. Company maintenance personnel determined the fuel smell was due to the residual fuel that would have been present in the APU after the sudden stoppage.

December 12, 2007

Incident at Kelowna

Jazz. JZA8416, a CRJ1, IFR, YVR at 1811z to YLW. ACC advises JZA 8416 declared emergency aprox 130nm northeast of YVR - reason unknown. I engine shut down. Runway change initiated to accommodate priority direct approach (08's to 26's). Aircraft landed safely, Rwy 26R at 1857z. Pilot informed CFR crews: engine shut down due to zero oil pressure.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: Investigation of #2 engine found engine oil quantity normal and no oil leakage. Engine oil lube/scavenge pump was found to rotate freely with no output. The Flight Data Recorder data was downloaded. The oil pump was replaced. SDR20071213001 filed.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A07P0409: The Air Canada Regional (Jazz) CRJ-100 aircraft, operating as JZA8416, was en route from Vancouver to Kelowna. During the cruise, at about 100 nm west of Kelowna, the crew saw the No. 2 engine (GE CF34-3A1) oil pressure reduce to zero. In accordance with the QRH they carried out a precautionary shutdown and secured the engine. They then declared an emergency, requesting a diversion back to Vancouver, where the aircraft landed on Runway 26R without further event. Maintenance found the right engine scavenge oil pump lube had failed. The failed part was changed and the aircraft returned to service.

December 2, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE/ Add info TSB: A07P0402: The Air Canada Regional (Jazz) CRJ100 aircraft, operating as JZA8322, took off from Vancouver for Calgary. During the initial climb the crew received an outer door caution message. They returned to Vancouver, where the aircraft landed without further event. Maintenance inspection found the outer door handle not properly stowed and difficult to engage properly. The aircraft was returned to service and arrangements made to adjust the handle mechanism overnight.
Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA8322, a Bombardier CRJ1 IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Calgary (CYYC), departed CYVR at 0301Z. At approximately 0308Z the pilot requested a return to CYVR due to an unspecified problem. The aircraft landed safely at CYVR.

October 14, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Jazz, JZA8404, a CRJ1, IFR CYVR to KSMF, DEPARTED RWY 26L AND WAS UNABLE TO RETRACT THE LANDING GEAR. THE A/C RETURNED TO LAND RWY 26R, NO EQUIPMENT REQUIRED. A/C LANDED SAFELY AT 2148Z
UPDATE/ Add infon from TSB: A07P0352: The Air Canada Regional (Jazz) CL-600-2B19 (RJ), operating as FLT JZA8404, took off from Vancouver runway 26L for Sacramento. When the landing gear was selected up, it failed to retract. The aircraft returned to Vancouver and landed on without further difficulty. No emergency was declared and AFF was not required. Maintenance adjusted the LH MLG uplock sensor and returned the aircraft to service.

September 15, 2007

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

Cargojet Airways Boeing B721 flight CJT958, IFR Calgary to Vancouver reported a bird strike on Runway 08L when taxiing to Ramp. Air Canada Jazz Canadair CRJ1 flight JZA8577, IFR Saskatoon to Vancouver was landing Runway 08L and reported striking several small birds. The runway was shut down and aircraft were diverted to Runway 08R for about 7 minutes while remains were recovered. The two aircraft landed Runway 08L six minutes apart.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302

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