August 22, 2021

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8887) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a bird strike while landing on Runway 06L. No impact on operations.

July 8, 2021

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

A Helidosa Aviation Group Cessna 560XL (HI955) from Savannah, GA (KSAV) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was slow to leave the runway due to heavy rain. Air traffic services (ATS) ordered a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FUJZ/JZA8887) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to perform a go-around. No other impact on operations.

July 18, 2021

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GJZV/JZA8886) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) crossed Taxiway A4 and taxied on Alpha without permission. No other impact.

June 15, 2021

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A privately registered, amateur-built Nieuport 12 from St-Jean, QC (CYJN) to St-Jean, QC (CYJN) reported a deer in the glider field. No impact.

June 9, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Incursion - manoeuvring area, Incursion - runway - animal)

An employee of the fixed base operator (FBO) in St-Hubert reported a deer between Taxiway Charlie and the FBO. Impact: the take-off clearance for a Max Aviation Beech 200 (MAX220) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), departing from Runway 06L, was cancelled when the deer was observed crossing the runway. Airport administration advised.

April 27, 2021

Incident at 5NM SW ST-MICHEL-DES-SAINTS QC (CSM5)

Several aircraft, including an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FVNF/ACA7217) from Zurich, Switzerland (LSZH) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), ON; a Government of Canada, Department of National Defense Lockheed Martin CC-130J Hercules (CFC4250) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ); and a Government of Canada, Department of National Defense Lockheed CC-130H Hercules (CFC2291) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal between 1508Z and 1552Z, near St-Michel-des-Saints, QC (CSM5). Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

April 26, 2021

Incident at 15NM SW St-Félix, QC

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FJGZ/JZA8007) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) at FL300. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

November 4, 2021

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT) (Incursion - runway - animal, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The departure of an Alkan Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-GAAV/AKN235) from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) was delayed for five minutes due to deer on the runway. The airport operator removed the deer and inspected the runway prior to departure.

August 18, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A GCS Aviation Ltd. Beech E90 (C-FJWU) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) departed CYXJ and was initially cleared to 7000 feet. The aircraft continued climbing to 8000 feet. No impact to operations.

August 6, 2021

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

At Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ), a deer was reported in the runway protected area (RPA) of Runway 16/34 by a Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900D (C-GSWV/PCO1610) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) that was taxiing for departure from Runway 16. The aircraft held in position on Runway 16 while airport maintenance scared the deer off.

July 14, 2021

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL) (Incursion - runway - animal)

At Williams Lake, BC (CYWL), a deer was reported on the runway by a Conair Group Inc. Rockwell 690A (C-GDCL/FGD134) from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) on departure, and confirmed by an Air Spray (1967) Ltd. flight (ASB063) from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL). A vehicle (ST21) was called to go and remove the deer. No operational impact.

March 31, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A GCS Aviation Ltd. Beech 300 (C-FGSX) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) reported hitting a duck after landing on Runway 08R.

February 17, 2021

Incident at 10NM PRINCETON BC (CYDC)

A CGPUC Holdings Ltd. Socata TBM 700 (C-GPUC) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF), at FL310 and near the Princeton (YDC) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR), declared an emergency due to a pressurization issue. C-GPUC conducted a descent to 15,000 feet and returned to origin location.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0012: C-GPUC, a Socata TBM 700 (Series A) turboprop aircraft destined for Red Deer, AB (CYQF), was at FL310 near the Princeton, BC (CYDC) VOR when the pilot declared an emergency due to a pressurization issue. The flight descended to 15,000 feet and returned to Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB).
UPDATE from Maintenance and Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The organizations Person Responsible for Maintenance (PRM) advised that the cause of the event was the failure of the COMM1 antenna to remain attached to the aircraft. In other words, a loss of pressurization occurred due to the Comm 1 antenna departing the aircraft. When the antenna departed the aircraft, it resulted in lost communications and a 3/4" hole in the bottom of the aircraft where the antenna cable was attached to the antenna, which is what led to the loss of pressurization. A subsequent inspection revealed that the antenna was held in place by 6 x 8/32 sealed screws, which are supposed to go into an 8/32 nut plate that is fastened to the doubler inside the fuselage. The inspection after the incident revealed that the aircraft (most likely) left the factory with #10 nut plates on the doubler, which meant that the screws were never truly fastened and the antenna was held on with PRC/sealant. The aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) was consulting with the manufacturer to find a solution. Service Difficulty Report (SDR) no. 20210223023 was submitted. No further action is required.

October 29, 2021

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

A Jazz Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FEKJ/JZA8329) from Charlottetown, PE (CYYG) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported wake turbulence 5.5 NM behind a Jazz Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FEIX/JZA7541) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) on downwind for Runway 15R. No operational impact.

September 22, 2021

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

A WestJet Boeing 737 MAX 8 (WJA523) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) was instructed by air traffic control (ATC) to conduct a go-around due to spacing with an Airsprint Cessna 525A (ASP503) from Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) Runway 05. WJA523 landed Runway 05 at 1948Z. No impact to operations.

August 12, 2021

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. de Havilland (C-GMJJ/GLR9597) from Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) to Dryden, ON (CYHD) reported on final at 0327Z. Subsequently, no arrival call was received. The Winnipeg Area Control Centre (ZWG) and the CYHD airport operator (APO) were advised and a communications search was started. The Central Mountain Air charter dispatch advised that the aircraft had reported down and off of the runway at 0329Z. APO and ZWG advised. No impact to operations at 0341Z.

August 4, 2021

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GCJZ/JZA2275) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) reported a possible bird strike on departure. Nothing was found. No operational impact.

July 14, 2021

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD)

A Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources de Havilland DHC-2 MK. III (C-FOER) on a flight from Dryden, ON (CYHD) requested a departure off of Runway 30. The flight service station (FSS) provided the airport advisory and informed the aircraft that a Wasaya Airways Beech 1900D (C-GZVJ/WSG1720) from Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) to Dryden, ON (CYHD) was 5NM final for Runway 12. C-FOER advised the FSS that it was on the runway and would be departing. WSG1720 confirmed C-FOER was airborne when WSG1720 was 2NM final.

July 13, 2021

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA518) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) reported a possible bird strike on departure and requested to land at Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) for maintenance purposes. No emergency or impact to operations.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 275483-V1: A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (C-FXMS/WJA518) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) reported a possible bird strike on departure from Runway 23. Runway inspected, nothing found. No impact on operations. (Duplicate AOR 275483-V1 / CADORS 2021O0856 deleted after information merge)

March 26, 2021

Incident at 5210N / 09336W

A Skycare Air Ambulance Swearingen SA227-AC (C-FIOC) from Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) departed at 2239Z and requested clearance from the centre at 2246Z. The pilot advised that they had filed a flight plan online, but no flight plan was found. No alerting was provided upon departure from CYVZ.

September 9, 2021

Incident at 4550N / 06800W

A Jazz Bombardier CL0600-2D24 (C-GJZT/JZA8886) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) declared a partial engine shut down with Boston (BOS) Center. No emergency declared. Dispatch called with details that the engine was running with vibrations. The pilot advised Halifax (HZ) terminal, on initial contact, the engine was on idle. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax advised. The aircraft landed at 1909Z. Audio and radar tapes reviewed. No impact on other traffic.

November 20, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172N (C-GZYT) from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) departed Runway 17 at 1615Z for the west practice area. At approximately 1619Z, the pilot requested to return to land due to smoke coming from engine. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 35 at 1623Z, and taxied back to base without assistance. No operational impact.

November 22, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (ATM - operations)

The air traffic service (ATS) unit was not operating as per published hours; flight service station (FSS) service was unavailable from 2200Z to 2225Z.

November 3, 2021

Incident at 5NM RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172P (C-GJSK) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF), inbound from the southwest, established communications and was identified. Approximately 5NM from the airport, the transponder signal was lost and radio communication from the aircraft contained static. When the aircraft was on the downwind, the tower was unable to re-establish communication. The aircraft extended the downwind and re-established communication and the transponder signal when 4NM northwest of CYQF. The pilot of C-GJSK was instructed to fly a left-hand 360 degree turn to ensure spacing with traffic. C-GJSK flew a 270 degree turn and was headed towards a Cessna 172 that was on final. C-GJSK was instructed to continue the left-hand turn and initiate a climb. Radio communication continued to be difficult until C-GJSK was established on final behind the other Cessna 172. C-GJSK landed safely at 1756Z.

November 5, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (ATM - operations)

The Red Deer, AB (CYQF) tower opened late, at 1245Z, instead of 1200Z. The aerodrome advisory service (AAS) was provided by the Red Deer flight service station (FSS) until the tower opened.

November 3, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A vehicle (ST25) discovered a fuel cap on Runway 17/35 during a routine runway check. It was not known which aircraft was missing the cap. The local flight school, which had a number of aircraft in the air at the time, was notified. No impact to operations.

October 26, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172S (C-GMDT) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) executed multiple missed approaches for Runways 30 and 35. Winds were approximately 230 at 15G20. After eight total unsuccessful landing attempts on both Runways 30 and 35, the aircraft landed without incident at 2038Z (their first missed approach was 1922Z). Operational impact: numerous aircraft experienced delays of a few minutes.

October 25, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172R (C-GDMK) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF), on a touch-and-go (T/G), landed on the runway and rolled past Taxiway Alfa. When queried, the pilot of the aircraft asked if they could make it a full stop due to a brake issue. One other aircraft was required to overshoot.

October 23, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - other)

At Red Deer, AB (CYQF), cameras 3, 4, 5 and 7 were unserviceable (U/S). Due to the camera failures, Runway 17/35 was not visible north of Taxiway A. Clearances were not available to Runway 17/35.

October 13, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Other operational incident)

The pilot of a Noren Air Inc. Cessna 425 (C-FVAX) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF), on final for Runway 35, reported "something large and black" on the runway. The pilot elected to perform a missed approach, cancelled their IFR clearance, and flew a left-hand circuit. The pilot determined that the object on the runway was, in fact, a large skid mark. The aircraft landed without incident, no operational impact.

October 14, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Montair Aviation Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GZOR) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) landed on Runway 30 and advised of a blown nose wheel and indicated it was unable to taxi off the runway. Several aircraft were delayed and switched to another runway.

October 13, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172N (C-GZYT) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) reported that its engine failed in the downwind, declared "MAYDAY MAYDAY", and was given a landing clearance. The aircraft landed safely and taxied in. No impact on operations.

October 12, 2021

Incident at BUFFALO NARROWS SK (CYVT) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Transwest Air Ltd. Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-GLDE) from Cigar Lake, SK (CJW7) to Buffalo Narrows, SK (CYVT) conducted a low approach for Runway 30 prior to landing to check for wildlife at 1916Z. Multiple deer were spotted crossing Runway 30. A Transwest Air Ltd. Saab 340B (C-FJVW) from Points North Landing, SK (CYNL) to Buffalo Narrows, SK (CYVT) landed at 1924Z and did not encounter any wildlife on the runway. C-GLDE landed at 1925Z. The airport operator was advised.

Incident at BUFFALO NARROWS SK (CYVT) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A Transwest Air Ltd. Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-GLDE) from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Buffalo Narrows, SK (CYVT) conducted a missed approach due to deer near the runway. The aircraft landed safely at 1500Z.

September 30, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A 856058 Alberta Ltd. Robinson R44 II (C-GUEE) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Innisfail, AB (CEM4) was observed on surveillance entering the Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) control zone (CZ) at 5000 feet. Attempted contact on 118.5. Broadcast on 126.7 and 122.875 to contact tower on 118.5. An aircraft on 123.20 and monitoring 126.7 relayed the contact instructions to C-GUEE as C-GUEE had been transmitting on 123.20. C-GUEE (now at 4000 feet over Runway 17/35) contacted tower and advised they were over CEM4. Controller advised aircraft was over Red Deer Airport and provided heading to CEM4. No impact to operations.

October 4, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172S (C-GMDT) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was cleared for left downwind, and joined right downwind instead. C-GMDT landed and was instructed to exit Taxiway Alpha and contact ground. The aircraft began to taxi Taxiway Alpha in to the apron without taxi clearance. Operational impact: none.

September 29, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Conair Group Convair 340 (C-GKFO/FGD453) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) reported a gear indication. The aircraft orbited to the east then requested flyby to check for "symmetrical main gear." Gear appeared symmetrical; aircraft joined left downwind and landed without incident. Operational impact: two aircraft orbited approximately five minutes.

September 10, 2021

Incident at EDMONTON FIC / FIC D' EDMONTON

An American corporately registered Cessna 182P (N58458) on a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) filed a flight plan (FP) with flightplan.com and the site filed their flight as an IFR FP. They requested CYEG Tower to convert their FP to VFR. Contacted CYEG Flight Information Centre (FIC) via the Red Deer, AB (CYQF) remote communications outlet (RCO) to close the FP, but there was no VFR FP on file.

September 7, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

An American corporately registered Cessna 750 (N246JR) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was on the area navigation (RNAV) approach for Runway 17. N246JR indicated receiving a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) due to a Cessna 172 aircraft west of the approach for Runway 17. The Cessna 172 was northbound at 5500 feet. Traffic was passed between both aircraft prior to the RA. No impact to the operation.

September 10, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172S (C-GFYI) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) requesting a touch-and-go was instructed multiple times to pull up and conduct a go-around due to another aircraft on the runway. Despite reading back the instructions, the aircraft landed on the runway and was intending to complete the touch-and-go, but was instructed to make a full-stop landing. The previous landing aircraft was far enough down the runway for the subsequent aircraft to safely complete landing roll without further impact to operations.

September 13, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172R (C-GDMK) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was conducting a solo circuit (student). The aircraft executed a missed approach and was unable to get established in the circuit. The controller provided instructions to get the aircraft back to the airport and land. The aircraft initiated another missed approach (did not descend to the runway). After 15 minutes the aircraft was able to successfully land on Runway 35. Operational impact: departing circuit traffic was held on the ground for 5 minutes.

September 10, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172N (C-GHYI) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was cleared to land Runway 17, and did a touch and go. No impact.

August 29, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A privately registered Cessna 172M from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) advised receiving an "over voltage" indication and decided to return to the airport. No assistance needed, no issues with flying the aircraft, no priority needed. The aircraft joined the circuit normally, and landed without incident.

August 19, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A military helicopter, a Bell UH-1H (BLADE18) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG), transited the Red Deer, AB (CYQF) control zone, northbound over Highway 2 at an altitude of A035, without contacting the CYQF tower or obtaining a clearance. No impact on operations.

June 8, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172R (C-GDMK) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) aborted its takeoff and taxied back to the hangar. No impact on operations.

August 9, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GWVR) on a flight from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) drifted left during its takeoff roll and exited the runway. The pilot brought the aircraft back onto the runway and advised the tower. The aircraft backtracked and exited. The runway lights were damaged. No impact to operations. A foreign object debris (FOD) check was completed.

August 14, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Upon landing, a Big Services Ltd. Piper PA-31-325 (C-FBBR) from Lloydminster, AB (CYLL) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) became disabled on Runway 17 due to a flat tire. Runway 17/35 was closed for one hour and thirty minutes due to the disabled aircraft.

July 27, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

On two occasions, the pilot of a Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172M (C-GMWH) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was instructed to proceed "direct to threshold", and the pilot did not comply with air traffic control (ATC) instructions. Two aircraft were extended by 5NM for spacing in the circuit.

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172S (C-GMAW) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was instructed to line up and wait. The aircraft proceeded on the takeoff roll without clearance. As the aircraft was rolling, the controller issued a takeoff clearance into the circuit. On the second circuit, the aircraft was instructed to make a 360 turn for spacing. The pilot did not understand, so was extended on the downwind. The aircraft was instructed to exit at Alpha and contact ground control. The aircraft taxied in without clearance. An inbound aircraft widened out to accommodate the extended downwind.

August 4, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GZOR) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) reported a possible bird strike. Confirmed by other aircraft.

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