January 2, 2020

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

There was a transmission error in the runway status at Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX). The aircraft involved was a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-GPAU/PVL907) from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX).

February 14, 2020

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (Aerodrome - power failure)

Security advised of a power failure at St. Anthony, NL (CYAY).

November 28, 2019

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

After it had obtained information from a previous aircraft regarding slippery runway conditions, and following a runway inspection, a runway surface condition (RSC) update, and a Canadian Runway Friction Index (CRFI) update, a Beech 1900D (C-GLXV/EV100) on a MEDEVAC flight from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) chose to change its destination to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY).

June 12, 2019

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GPAR/PVL3085) from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) rejected area navigation (RNAV) approach 05 at CYBX.
UPDATE: AOR-250453-V2: Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GPAR/PVL3085) from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) conducted a missed approach while on the area navigation (RNAV) 05 at CYBX. No known impact on operations.

March 28, 2019

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX)

The pilot of a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-GPAU/PVL907) from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) made its initial contact after its arrival.

February 25, 2019

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (PVL908) from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) took off from CYBX while visibility was 1/8 SM.

December 19, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GPAR/PVL901) on a flight from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) was cleared for takeoff while another a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-GPAU/PVL907) on a flight from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) was cleared to cross the same runway. Air traffic controller (ATC) instructed the crossing aircraft to hold short of crossing the runway. No impact on operations.

December 17, 2019

Incident at 105NM ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDND/PVL907) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) requested to return to CYYT due to a minor mechanical issue. Cleared as requested and landed without incident at 1730Z. No traffic, no emergency, and no impact to operations.

November 30, 2019

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (ATM - weather observation systems)

Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) voice generator 118.65 unserviceable (U/S) until 301930Z.

November 28, 2019

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-GPAU/PVL907) from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to Lourdes-De-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) was taxiing for departure from Runway 28 and requested clearance. The flight service station (FSS) requested/received clearance and, before issuing, the aircraft departed. FSS issued clearance to the aircraft when it was airborne and the aircraft continued enroute. No impact to operations.

November 4, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Beech B300 Medevac (C-GNLF) on a flight from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) initiated a go around as instructed due to spacing with traffic on Runway 29, a privately registered Sportsman GS-2 on a flight from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT).

October 24, 2019

Incident at 10NM ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GYCV/PVL412) on a flight from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) advised of an electrical issue and requested to return CYYT. The aircraft was cleared as requested and landed without incident. No emergency. No traffic or impact to operations.

October 9, 2019

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

A NAV Canada Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GFIO/NVC102) advised that St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) 113.7 was unserviceable (U/S). NOTAM issued, 113.7 U/S from 1910091842Z until 1910101830Z.

September 10, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

TSB Report #A19A0070: C-GMRS, a Beech B200 aircraft operated by PAL Aerospace Ltd., was conducting flight SPR01 from St. Johns (CYYT), NL to St. Anthony (CYAY), NL. After departure, the flight crew noticed fuel leaking from the left wing fuel filler cap, and coordinated with air traffic services for a return to CYYT. The crew requested airport emergency services stand by, and made an overweight landing without further incident. The CYYT airport initially closed all runways, and later limited the closures to runway 11/29, 02/20 and taxiway Bravo, which were closed for approximately 2 hours to allow spilled fuel to be cleaned up. An aircraft had its landing delayed, and 2 aircraft had their departures delayed due to runway closures. Company maintenance personnel inspected and tested the fuel cap and filler mount, and noted no defect. An overweight landing inspection was carried out. The company is further investigating the occurrence.

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After departure, a Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GMRS/SPR01) on a flight from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) had a loose fuel cap warning and returned to CYYT. Emergency was not declared but fire trucks were requested on standby. SPR01 landed Runway 29 and taxied Runway 16, Charlie to the hangar ramp with fire trucks following. Duty Manager initially closed all runways until it was discovered that SPR01 had only spilled some fuel onto Runway 29, Runway 02 and Bravo. On the ground, an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-112 (C-GSJB/ROU1521) on a flight from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) and a WestJet Boeing 737-800 (C-GOCD/WJA547) on a flight from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) were holding on Runway 02 and had to do a 180 in order to depart Runway 34. In the air, a Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-328 (C-GVIJ/CJT620) from Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM) to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) was put into a hold until it could land. Runway 11/29, 02/20 and Bravo were closed for approximately 2 hours.

August 9, 2019

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At 0015Z, the Gander Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised that the St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) receiver frequency 122.3 was unserviceable (U/S). NOTAM issued. The CYAY Deer Lake radio (RDO) remote communications outlet (RCO) 122.3 was U/S from 1908090019Z until 1908100100Z.

March 23, 2019

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

An inbound Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GHRJ/PVL917) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) reported that the very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) 113.7 was unserviceable (U/S). The equipment was re-set and the pilot confirmed picking up the VOR.

December 3, 2018

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-315 (C-FPAE/PVL907) from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) departed Runway 16. The controller was advised that the aircraft was returning to CYYT. No assistance required.

November 15, 2018

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

The St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) non-directional beacon (NDB) 356 was unserviceable (U/S) from 1811151313Z until 1811162359Z.

October 3, 2018

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FHRC/PVL908) from St. Anthony Airport, NL (CYAY) to St. John's Int'l, NL (CYYT) departed Runway 10 and advised that the aircraft may have struck a gull. A vehicle (ST36) conducted a runway check and reported intact remains of a gull. No impact on operations.

August 25, 2018

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GVPA/PVL918) from St. Anthony Airport, NL (CYAY) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) was given advisory and clearance for Runway 28 and taxied into position. At 1845Z, PVL918 advised nose steering problem and was on button of Runway 28 facing 230 degrees. The crew was working on the issue. At 1855Z, Gander air traffic control (ATC) and St. Anthony security were advised. At 1856Z, PVL918 advised shutting down and deplaning. The Gander Shift Manager and St. Anthony Airport Manager (APM) were advised. At 1902Z, the APM called to issue a notice to airmen (NOTAM) to close Runway 10/28 (1808252230). Halifax/Stanfield Int'l, NS (CYHZ) flight information centre (FIC) advised to issue NOTAM as well. At 1917Z, the Gander Shift Manager/ATC Gander and Provincial Airlines (PVL) dispatch were advised regarding the NOTAM issued for runway closure. At 1920Z, PVL dispatch advised that there was a "pulled linkage on aircraft" and that they would have to call the APM at St. Anthony to extend the NOTAM for runway closure. At 1950Z, Gander Shift Manager/ATC were advised. The runway reopened at 2047Z.

July 20, 2018

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

The remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) at CYAY had unserviceable (U/S) ambient light sensor (ALS) on Runway 28 until 1600Z on 2018-07-23.

July 18, 2018

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT

A Provincial Aerospace Beech B200 (C-FRLM / SPR811) medevac from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) inbound for Runway 10 carried out a missed approach due to an unstable approach. Aircraft then landed Runway 10 at 1403Z without incident.

June 27, 2018

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEQ/WEN3424) from Halifax/Stanfield Int'l, NS (CYHZ) to St-John's Int'l, NL (CYYT) landed Runway 29 and reported a possible bird strike over the runway. The next aircraft on approach to Runway 29, a Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Beech B300C (C-GNLO) from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to St. John's Int'l, NL (CYYT) landed on Runway 20 instead due to inspection for remains. No other impact.

February 21, 2018

Incident at STEPHENVILLE NL (CYJT) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

A Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Beech B300C Medevac (C-GNLO) on a flight from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to Stephenville, NL (CYJT) was not able to complete an area navigation (RNAV) approach into Stephenville and was re-cleared for instrument landing system (ILS) approach and landed without incident at 2325Z. Weather conditions affected the glide path for ILS and became usable after the missed approach.

January 13, 2018

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Remote communications outlet (RCO) 122.3 at St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) was unserviceable. A Provincial Airlines DHC-8-101 (PVL918) on a flight from St. Anthony, NL (CYAT) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) on the apron in CYAY, was unable to contact CYDF radio via 122.3 due to Telco outage in St. Anthony area. Departure Airport Advisory and Air Traffic Control (ATC) clearance provided via telephone.

December 26, 2017

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX)

A Department of National Defence Government of Canada Agusta-Westland EH 101 (RSCU906) on a MEDEVAC flight from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) taxied for a VFR departure following the IFR route. No contact at takeoff and no response afterwards. The weather observer confirmed the takeoff, but there was no visual contact. The Montreal area control centre (CZUL) was notified to verify whether Gander, NL (CYQX) was in contact with the aircraft. No contact. When contacted, the Halifax (HZ) Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) mentioned that the helicopter had landed at Forteau (9 NM east of CYBX). HZ JRCC called again to report that the aircraft had left Forteau bound for CYAY. No contact. CZUL was notified.

August 1, 2017

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

A Provincial Airlines Beech 1900D (PVL999), on a local training flight from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon (CYBX), QC, reported that the aircraft radio control of aerodrome lighting (ARCAL) for runway lights had stopped working. The aircraft had to head to St. Anthony (CYAY), NL, to land. The airport manager (APM) was notified and he turned on the runway lights manually at about 0225Z.

December 28, 2017

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

2 Medevac aircraft, a Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Beech B300 (C-GNLF) on a flight from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) and an Air Saint-Pierre Cessna F406 (FOSPJ/SPM7448) on a flight from Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (LFVP) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) were delayed for about 40 minutes due to runway conditions.

December 23, 2017

Incident at 80NM ST. ANTHONY NL (CYAY)

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-322 (N818NW/ DAL73) from Amsterdam, Netherlands (EHAM) to Atlanta, GA (KATL) declared medical emergency and diverted to Gander, NL.

October 6, 2017

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-301 (PVL907) on a VFR departure from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) rejected take off due to an indication on #2 engine. A United States Air Force McDonnell Douglas C-17 (RCH467) on a flight from Tacoma, WA (KTCM) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) at 3 miles final was told to pull up and go around.

November 3, 2017

Incident at 40NM ST. ANTHONY NL (CYAY)

At 1420Z, 40NM south St Anthony, NL (CYAY), a Department of Transport Cessna 550 (C-FJCZ/ TGO858) from St Anthony, NL (CYAY) to Gander, NL (CYQX) advised the landing gear would not retract and were continuing to destination CYQX. The aircraft landed without incident 1502Z.

October 6, 2017

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

TSB Report#A17A0067: C-GYCV, a Bombardier DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Provincial Airlines, was conducting flight PVL907 from St. John?s Intl, NL (CYYT) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) with 4 crew members and 35 passengers on board. During the takeoff roll at CYYT, the number 1 engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123B) experienced an over torque condition due to an uncommanded feather of the number 1 propeller. The flight crew immediately shut the engine down and rejected the takeoff. The aircraft was able to stop on the runway without incident. The operator?s maintenance replaced the propeller, the propeller auto-feather controller, and the engine torque sensing unit in accordance with the manufacturer?s instructions.

September 15, 2017

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GMRS/SPR01) on a flight from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) reported a possible bird strike after departure Runway 29 near the intersection of Runway 16. Wildlife inspection completed and bird carcass found on Runway 29. No impact to operations.

August 21, 2017

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) remote communications outlet (RCO) 5680 was continuously breaking squelch. Moncton area control centre (ZQM) technical operations coordinator (TOC) advised. NOTAM issued RCO unserviceable until 1708211500Z. Technicians to check.

August 16, 2017

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

122.3 was unserviceable at St Anthony, NL (CYAY). Deer Lake remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) was also unserviceable.

July 5, 2017

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

A Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Beech B300 Medevac (C-GNLF) advised via phone that frequency 122.3 was unserviceable at 2000Z. Clearances were relayed for a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-101 (PVL908) and C-GNLF via phone and had maintenance provide on/off times via phone. Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) and air traffic control (ATC) were advised and at 2030Z PVL908 used 122.3 for initial contact. TOC advised at 2039Z that a cut cable caused the outage.

July 30, 2017

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

At 1425Z, 80NM north of St. John's, NL (CYYT), a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GZPA/PVL907) on a flight from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) requested to return CYYT due to a pressurization problem. The flight landed without incident at 1449Z. No emergency or other traffic affected.

July 27, 2017

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

St Anthony, NL (YAY) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) 113.7 failed, NOTAMed unserviceable until 1707271730Z.

May 14, 2017

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GZPA/PVL908) from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) was on approach and had to go around due to an unidentified object over the runway.

March 28, 2017

Incident at 35NM ESE GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

TSB REPORT#A17A0022: C-GNLF, a Beech B300 aircraft operated by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, was conducting a MEDEVAC flight from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY). When climbing through 16 000 feet after departure, the flight crew detected resistance when making right engine power lever input. The flight crew contacted maintenance personnel and decided to return to CYYR. During the descent, it was discovered that the right engine power lever could not be moved to reduce power. The flight crew advised ATC of the condition, declared an emergency, and shut down the right engine before starting the approach. The aircraft made a single engine landing without further incident as emergency crews stood by. This was the first flight after replacing the right engine power cable with a new one. The cable was replaced again with a new part. The operator?s maintenance determined that the affected cable would become restricted when exposed to freezing temperatures. Maintenance is conducting an investigation into the occurrence.

March 20, 2017

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT

A Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Beech B300C (C-GNLO) from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) departed Runway 28 with visibility 1/8 SM FZFG. The pilot advised they had 1/4 SM visibility.

March 24, 2017

Incident at 15NM SE GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

Aviation Incident Report#14721: A Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Beech B300 (C-GNLF) operating as Air Ambulance NL from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) reported an engine failure on their number 2 engine.

March 13, 2017

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

Active Runway 29 was closed, unplanned, by voice advisory from a field foreman, for snow/ice removal operations from 1400Z to 1418Z. A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FKWE/WEN3423) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) and a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-GPAU/PVL907) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY), both taxiing for departure, were each delayed approximately 15 minutes.

February 10, 2017

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (ATM - weather observation systems)

St Anthony's, NL (CYAY) Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) was unserviceable. METAR was not available until approximately 1702111530Z.

March 3, 2016

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX)

A Government of Canada Department of National Defence Agusta Westland EH 101 Cormorant (149915/RSCU915) had an IFR flight plan from Gander (CYQX), NL, to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon (CYBX), QC, with a stop at Forteau, NL (14 NM W of CYBX). After initial contact at 43 NM south, there was no call on final or on takeoff. Unable to reach our contact at Forteau. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax was contacted and confirmed that the helicopter had landed and taken off from Forteau and that it was heading to St. Anthony (CYAY), NL, and that it did not intend to land at CYBX and that we could cancel the flight plan. The flight plan office was notified and mentioned that the flight plan was not appropriate and that it should have been an IFR flight itinerary. No known impact.

December 2, 2016

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-301 (PVL908) from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) to St Anthony, NL (CYAY) was cleared for an approach from centre. The aircraft was no radio (NORDO) with Flight Service Station (FSS). Ramp check confirmed the aircraft down and clear at 1910Z. FSS called company and spoke to pilot who advised comm issues. No other operational impact.

August 18, 2016

Incident at 225NM NE GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

At approximately 1723Z, an Openskies Boeing 757 200 (FHAVI / BOS3) from Paris / Orly, France (LFPO) to Newark, NJ (KEWR) declared a MAYDAY, approximately 225NM NE of Gander, NL (CYQX) due to a wheel well fire indication. Flight queried the runway length at St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) before advising they were diverting to CYQX. Flight was given a left turn direct CYQX. While in contact with Low Domestic the flight advised their landing gear was down and locked. BOS3 landed without incident at 1809Z. No other traffic affected, no other impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB#A16A0078: F-HAVI, a Boeing 757-200 aircraft operated by OpenSkies, was conducting flight BOS3 from Paris/Orly, France (LFPO) to Newark/Liberty Intl, NJ (KEWR). When in cruise flight approximately 225 nautical miles North East of Gander Intl, NL (CYQX), the crew received a WHEEL WELL FIRE EICAS indication. QRH actions were completed, a MAYDAY was declared, and coordination with ATC for a diversion to CYQX was executed. The Wheel Well Fire warning indication ceased approximately 15 minutes later and the flight landed in CYQX without further incident. ARFF personnel inspected both main landing gear areas and no evidence of heat or fire was noted. The operator?s maintenance determined that the Wheel Well Fire Warning System was faulty.
UPDATE: JRCC SARSUM Halifax Report#[H2016-00894]: (501536N 0523034W - 125NM NE Gander, NL). Gander area control centre (ACC) called to advise of an aircraft who had declared a May-day for fire in the left landing gear wheel well. R910 was tasked to standby at the squadron to await further instructions. The aircraft diverted to Gander Airport and landed without further incident.

June 21, 2016

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GZPA/PVL907) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) cancelled IFR on approach for Runway 28 due to a gear indication. The pilot ran some checks. PVL907 declared an emergency. The pilot was informed of a time delay for fire trucks to arrive from the town site of approximately 45 minutes. The pilot stated that the Flight Service Station (FSS) should not call the fire hall and that they would continue on approach and relay information through their company. PVL907 landed Runway 28 without incident at 1702Z.
UPDATE: TSB#A16A0057: C-GZPA, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft operated by Provincial Airlines Ltd. as flight PVL907, was operating from St. John's Intl, NL to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY). When the landing gear was selected down for the landing, an unsafe right landing gear indication illuminated. The flight crew completed the QRH items related to the indication and requested emergency response services on standby for the landing. The Down Lock Verification System was used as an alternate means to confirm that the landing gear was in the down and locked position, and the information was relayed to ATS. The flight landed at CYAY without further incident. The operator?s maintenance repaired a faulty wire in the right main landing gear position indication system and successfully completed function checks before returning the aircraft to service.

March 13, 2016

Incident at 30NM NE GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

A PAL Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GPAL/PVL907) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY), approximately 30NM northeast of Gander, NL (CYQX) declared a medical emergency and requested to divert to CYQX. The flight was cleared as requested and landed at 1545Z.

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