October 23, 2019

Incident at 24NM ESE HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

TSB Report #A19A0086: C-GCGQ, a BH412, Bell Helicopter operated by Transport Canada (TC), Aircraft Services Directorate (ASD) for the Canadian Coast Guard, was conducting flight CTG944 from Hopedale Airport (CYHO), NL to Stripe Island (24nm ESE of CYHO), NL. During flight, the helicopter was long lining a tower and noticed a slow rotation of the load. Slowing down approximately 1nm from the site, the pilot checked the load and noticed it had stopped rotating. Within 5 seconds later and 200 feet away from the intended lay down area, the long line released at 150 feet above the ground. The helicopter landed without incident. After shutdown the pilot noticed the electric plug from the aircraft cargo hook was missing and the wire had a small tear in the outer cover, which lined up with the manual release. The TC ASD safety department, after completing a preliminary investigation, believed that due to the slow rotation during the flight, the long line may have kinked and contacted the manual release. There was no swivel on the belly hook, which likely contributed to this occurrence.

June 23, 2019

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The Nain, NL (CYDP) and Hopedale, NL (CYHO) remote communication outlets (RCOs) were reported as unserviceable at approximately 1730Z by a user, a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-6 (PVL984) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR).

Incident at NAIN NL (CYDP) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The Nain, NL (CYDP) and Hopedale, NL (CYHO) remote communication outlets (RCOs) were reported as unserviceable at approximately 1730Z by a user, a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-6 (PVL984) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR).

October 6, 2016

Incident at 50NM W HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report#14497: Goose Bay Airport (CYYR) reported a medical diversion involving an Aeroflot-Russian Airlines Airbus A330-200 (VQBBE/AFL151) with a possible heart attack.
At 2319Z, 50NM west of Hopedale, NL (CYHO), a Aeroflot-Russian Airlines Airbus A330-200 (VQBBE/AFL151) from Havana, Cuba (MUHA) to Moscow, Russia (UUEE) declared a medical emergency and requested to divert to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). The flight landed CYYR at 2343Z. No other traffic was affected.

July 11, 2016

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Halifax radio remote communication outlet (RCO) at Hopedale, NL (YHO) unserviceable. Impact to customers unknown.

December 29, 2015

Incident at 100NM W HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

Approximately 100 NM west of Hopedale, an Aeroflot-Russian Airlines Airbus A330-300 (VQBPK/AFL101) from New York, NY (KJFK) to Moscow, Russia (UUEE) declared a medical emergency and requested diversion to Gander, NL (CYQX) due to a passenger-related medical incident on board. No other traffic was affected and the flight landed safely at 2351Z.

June 23, 2015

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

A fibre optic cable was cut, resulting in the Nain, NL (YDP), Hopedale, NL (YHO) and St Anthony, NL (YAY) remote communication outlets (RCO) becoming unserviceable. Outage lasted for approximately 3h30. Operational impact unknown.

April 3, 2015

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Halifax Radio frequency 123.65 at Hopedale, NL was unserviceable during transmit to aircraft. Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised telephone line break.

September 10, 2014

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Halifax flight information centre (FIC) frequency 123.65 in Hopedale, NL (CYHO) unserviceable. NOTAM was issued. Unknown operational impact.

April 7, 2014

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Hopedale, NL (CYHO) 123.65 reported by multiple pilots as unreadable. NOTAMed unserviceable until 201404112359Z.

December 13, 2012

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO) (ATM - other)

Halifax Radio RCO 123.65 at Hopedale Unservicable . NOTAM issued TIL APRX 1212131600. No known aircraft impacted. Nil TSB

December 1, 2012

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Halifax Radio Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) 123.65 at Hopedale (CYHO) was unserviceable. A NOTAM was issued.

March 10, 2011

Incident at Gander Oceanic (Montreal ACC)

HGR860 (Hanger 8 Ltd) flew a different route (CYHO PORGY 56/60) than shown in the flight plan filed with Air Traffic Control (ATC) (CYHO 56/60). There was no impact on operations.

June 26, 2010

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

SPR930, DHC 6 300, departed from Goose Bay (CYYR) at 10:11Z and flew to Hopedale (CYHO) and returned to Goose Bay at 14:22Z. No flight plan was filed for the flight. The flight transited the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) without an active flight plan.

December 3, 2009

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Aerodrome - power failure, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

Due to a commercial power failure and the failure of the backup generator at Hopedale (CYHO), frequencies 128.32, 132.65, 135.4, and the Hopedale Non-Directional Beacon was out of service from 01:25Z until 18:50Z. Nil TSB.

December 1, 2009

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

DHC6 pilot called to request weather and reported position 20S (Hopedale) CYHO. No flight plan in system on aircraft VFR or IFR. Aircraft operating in the ADIZ with no flight plan.

October 23, 2009

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

Bell Helicopter from CYYR ( Goose bay ) to CYHO ( Hopedale ) failed to close it's Flight Plan on a timely basis resulting in unnecessary COMSEARCH. Nil TSB

September 5, 2009

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

LAL911 departed Goose Bay (CYYR) enroute to Hopedale (CYHO) at 18:44Z. At 22:09z the flight arrived on the return leg back to Goose Bay. The aircraft penetrated the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) without an active flight plan. Nil TSB.

December 19, 2008

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Halifax radio Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) 123.65 in Hopedale (CYHO) was unserviceable at 23:13Z. A NOTAM was issued until approximately 0812222359Z. Nil TSB.

September 26, 2007

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

A Canadian registered Aerospatiale AS 350D, failed to close the VFR flight plan prior to overdue time to Hopedale (CYHO). A communication search was initiated and the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was involved. The pilot called and closed the flight plan at 23:26Z. Nil TSB.

August 13, 2007

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

A Canadian registered AS 350D was overdue according to the flight plan and a comm. search was initiated. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was advised. At 16:02Z, the pilot called to close the flight plan. Nil TSB.

August 5, 2007

Incident at Natuashish (CNH2) - Hopedale(CYHO) area (ELT)

Two aircraft reported hearing an ELT on frequency 121.5 in the Natuashish (CNH2) ? Hopedale (CYHO) area. The first aircraft (LAL206) reported at 21 nautical miles north of Hopedale at 7,000 ft. and the second aircraft (SPR941) was 31 nautical miles south of Natuashish at 4,500 ft. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) in Halifax was receiving Search and Rescue Satellite-aided Tracking (SARSAT) hits at 5557.8N06246.0W. Nil TSB.

July 16, 2007

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

A Canadian registered Aerospatiale AS 350B, enroute from Hopedale (CYHO) to Goose Bay (CYYR), had filed a flight plan estimating departure at 13:55Z. The aircraft arrived at Goose Bay from Hopedale at 13:45Z. The aircraft had operated in the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) without an active flight plan. Nil TSB.

July 4, 2007

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

A Canadian registered Britten Norman BNA 27 aircraft, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Hopedale (CYHO), failed to close the flight plan and a comm. search was conducted. The pilot called to close the flight plan at 23:15Z. He was overdue at 22:00Z. Nil TSB.

July 2, 2007

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

A Canadian registered Piper PA34, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Hopedale (CYHO), failed to close the flight plan. The Halifax FIC conducted a communications search. The RCMP located the aircraft on the ramp at Hopedale. Nil TSB.

June 20, 2007

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

A Canadian registered, Britten Norman BN2A 27, enroute from Hopedale (CYHO) to Goose Bay (CYYR), transited the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) without an active flight plan. The aircraft arrived in Goose Bay at 23:41Z. Nil TSB.

November 13, 2006

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

LAL911, DHC 6 100, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Hopedale (CYHO), departed without a flight plan. The aircraft penetrated the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) without a flight plan. Nil TSB.

October 21, 2006

Incident at Halifax FIC (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

Due to a fire in the Allendale, NL, telephone company (Aliant) facility the Gander (CYQX), St. John?s (CYYT), Stephenville (CYJT), St. Anthony (CYAY), CYAY 5680, Hopedale (CYHO), and Nain (CYDP) frequencies, CYYT TWR landlines, Holyrood and Marble Mountain radars were unserviceable from 00:46Z until all were restored at 07:20Z. Halifax (CYHZ) FIC also carried contingency routing for Deer Lake (CYDF) FSS from 01:10Z to 06:53Z. Nil TSB.

April 27, 2006

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

Complete failure of all VHF frequencies based at the Hopedale (CYHO) site. Numerous aircraft were relayed frequency change via other aircraft in the area. A Notam was issued for the outage until 06282359. Westbound OTS amended to manage traffic flow on alternate frequencies for April 28, 2006. Nil TSB.

November 9, 2005

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

The Hopedale (CYHO) Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) was unserviceable (U/S) from 2100Z on November 9, 2005 until 1530Z on November 10 without a published NOTAM. On November 4th the Hopedale NDB was NOTAMed U/S until November 10 at 1900Z. On November 9th Halifax FIC received a call to extend this NOTAM until 2100Z November 10. Specialist issued a NOTAM putting the Hopedale NDB U/S until 2100Z on November 9. The error was discovered by the Gander TOC and a subsequent NOTAM issued putting the Hopedale NDB U/S until 2359Z on November 30th. Nil TSB

November 4, 2005

Accident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

A05A0148: The C-GJDE, a DHC-6-300, was landing on Runway 25 at Hopedale. The pilot had just touched down and placed the throttles into ?Beta? when the aircraft caught a gust of wind, yawed uncontrollably, and veered off the side of the runway. Directional control was regained, and the aircraft was then taxied onto the ramp and shutdown. Winds at the time were estimated to be from the north-northwest at 15-20 knots with gusts. The runway was reported to be snow-covered with two to three inches of crusty snow. There were no injuries to the two pilots or three passengers. It is reported that both wingtips received damage, one from contact with the VASIS light standard, the other from contacting a sign. The operator has dispatched a maintenance team to further assess the damage to the aircraft.
SPR955, DHC6, enroute VFR Postville (CCD4) to Hopedale (CYHO). Flight plan closed with Halifax FIC at 1423Z. Halifax FIC was advised by Transport Canada at 1500Z that the aircraft had struck the VASIS (Visual Approach Slope Indicator System) Runway 07 when attempting to land. TSB Case Closed.

October 1, 2005

Incident at NAIN NL (CYDP) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Several Aircraft called on 123.65 CYDP (Nain) and CYHO (Hopedale). Aircraft could not receive Halifax (CYHZ) FIC. CYHZ FIC turned on Satellite back up however no aircraft was in the vicinity to check if serviceable on backup. Nil TSB.

August 12, 2005

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

C-FZSD, Piper PA31 enroute from Hopedale (CYHO) to Goose Bay (CYYR). Halifax FIC was advised of aircraft's VFR arrival at Goose Bay from CYHO by CYYR Tower at 1310Z. No flight plan was on file with either Halifax FIC or Gander ATOS. Aircraft departed CYHO and penetrated the ADIZ without filing a flight plan.

October 29, 2004

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

TSB Update:A04A0134: Northwest Airlines Airbus 330, registration N806NW, operating as NWA54 was en route from Detroit to Amsterdam when the flight crew reported that the operator's dispatch personnel had informed them that they had unaccompanied baggage on board. The crew requested and received a clearance direct to Goose Bay and declared an emergency due to having to land overweight. The aircraft landed safely without further incident.
NWA54 was on an eastbound flight from KDTW to EHAM. At a position abeam CYHO and was advised by dispatch that he had a bag mismatch on board. The pilot requested a clearance direct CYYR and declared an emergency due to required overweight landing. Aircraft landed safely at 0255 Z. Nil TSB.

July 18, 2003

Incident at Gander FIR (ATM - other)

The following frequencies were unserviceable from 2350Z to 03-07-19 at 0129Z due to telephone line problems at Halifax. CYQX,CYJT,CYAY 126.7 CYAY 5680 ZUM,CYHO,CYDP,RCO 123.25 Operational Impact is unknown at this time.

January 16, 2003

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

A DHC6 which was enroute from Goose Bay to Hopedale penetrated the ADIZ enroute to CYHO without filing a flight plan. The aircraft arrived back in CYYR at 1750Z.

September 7, 2002

Accident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

TSB - A02A0105 - 2002/09/16 - After landing at Hopedale the crew parked the De Havilland Twin Otter C-GNQY aircraft with the port side towards the terminal with the port engine shutdown and the starboard engine running with the propeller feathered. After disembarking, one of the passengers crossed in front of the nose of the aircraft and was struck in the head by the starboard propeller. The passenger was seriously injured. At the time of the accident neither pilot was at the controls. The first officer was unloading baggage, and the Captain was re-positioning the port side propeller.
The DHC8 landed Hopedale at approx 1305z. Aircraft shutdown port (left) engine and passengers disembarked aircraft from port side. A passenger walked around port engine, front of aircraft and directly into the starboard (right) propeller. Starboard propeller was at idle speed and feathered. Passenger was slightly injured and required medical attention. Aircraft propeller was damaged from impact and grounded flight. TSB Evaluating.

August 10, 2001

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

On August 10th, 2001, a DHC6 Twin Otter was observed partially taxiing out onto the active runway 25-07 in Hopedale, NF, when it immediately stopped and rear thrust of the propeller was applied to attempt to retreat from the active runway. Another DHC6 was observed on final approach and had to perform an overshoot in order to ensure that there would be no collision.

July 27, 2000

Incident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Lightning Strike at the Hopedale Transmitter site caused loss of frequencies. Unable to repair until July 28, 2000. No impact on traffic. Minor work increase for ATC staff at Gander and Montreal. Nil TSB.

June 9, 1999

Accident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)

CFKOV HB06T helicopter developed engine trouble requiring a forced landing. The aircraft landed hard and the 3 passengers exited the aircraft. Shortly afterwards, the aircraft caught fire and burned. No serious injuries reported. TSB evaluating. TSB File # A99A0080 Update: Flight was on a geological survey descending to a second landing site from 600-700 feet when a loud bang was heard at about 200 feet followed by a decrease in Rotor RPM coincident with audio warnings. Pilot entered into an Autorotation and attempted to reach the intended landing site. When the pilot realized that he did not have sufficient altitude to reach the site he continued with the autorotation into the trees. The descent was mostly vertical and the pilot attempted to impact the terrain in a right bank attitude as the terrain rose to the right. The impact caused the main rotors to shed and the helicopter came to rest in a left bank attitude. The pilot exited the aircraft and aided the rear seat passenger exit through the right rear door while the front passenger exited out the pilot's side. The pilot observed that a fire had started in the engine bay area and fuel was leaking from the aircraft. Initial information indicates that the helicopter was consumed by the post crash fire. The three onboard persons were transported to Mary's Harbor by another company helicopter. They were medically assessed and released. Note Occurrence location as Port Hope Simpson Labrador.

June 15, 1996

Incident at Transmitter/Receiver failures at CYYR, CYWK, CYHO (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Lighting hit of Telco Equipment at Goose Bay transmitter/receiver site. Moncton Pals 132.4, Goose Bay 119.7, Wabush 135.4, Hopedale 657 external interphone for Goose Bay and Wabush and the ratcon hotline. The St-John's to Goose Bay RCO 126.7 was also affected. Service was confirmed restored at 0350Z on the 16th by NFDTel. Nil effect on ATS operations.