August 14, 2019

Incident at 4NM W CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported by a de Havilland DHC6 departing Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) when 4NM west of airport. Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) advised. No impact on operations.

March 16, 2018

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

An Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-103 (C-GZJC/CRQ530) from Chisasibi, QC (CSU2) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) landed at CYGW without communicating with the flight service station (FSS). The FSS tried unsuccessfully to communicate with CRQ530 before its arrival. The first contact with the aircraft took place once it was on the ground; it reported having tried unsuccessfully to contact the FSS on mandatory frequency (MF) 126.7. There was one aircraft during the incident, a DHC6 ready to take its position for departure. The FSS asked it to confirm, before taking its position, whether there was another aircraft on the ground. No impact on operations.

May 30, 2018

Incident at GAMÈTÌ / RAE LAKES NT (CYRA) (ATM - other)

The community aerodrome radio station (CARS) reported that a contractor vehicle passed in close proximity to a DHC6 while the aircraft engines were running and the aircraft prepared for taxi. No vehicle or aircraft details available.

April 16, 2016

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update TSB#A16Q0039: An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC6-300 (AIE500/C-FJFR) was on a VFR flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), with two pilots on board. While in cruise flight, the crew heard a violent strike against part of the aircraft. The crew decided to return to Kuujjuaq and declared an emergency. Before landing, the crew conducted a low altitude pass so that flight service station (FSS) personnel could inspect the nose wheel. Since no damage was identified, the aircraft landed without incident and was able to taxi to the company parking area. The operator?s maintenance personnel replaced the nose gear leg and the aircraft was returned to service. The crew concluded that the aircraft may have struck a bird.
An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6 Series 300 (AIE500), from Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, to Puvirnituq (CYPX), QC, notified the flight service station (FSS) that something may have caught onto the nose wheel and that it was heading back to the airport but did not declare an emergency. Emergency services were still contacted by the FSS as a precaution. After two approaches at low level before the FSS to check the wheel, AIE500 landed without incident on Runway 25. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: Airport Incident Report: An Air Inuit Flight#500 Twin Otter was heading to Puvirnituq from Kuujjuaq with a nose wheel problem. The aircraft made two low level passes over the airport for Air Inuit maintenance staff to check the nose wheel condition. The aircraft made a safe landing on Runway 25 at 1344Z. Once the aircraft was safely stopped on the runway, Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) issued a NOTAM to close Runway 07-25.

March 14, 2016

Incident at W KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

Update TSB#A16Q0026: An Air Inuit DHC6-300 (Twin Otter) (AIE650/ C-FAIY), was on a VFR flight from Kuujjuaq airport (CYVP), QC, to Kuujjuarapik (CYGW), QC, with two crew members and 9 passengers on board. While the aircraft was cruising at 8 500 ft about 70 NM northeast of its destination, a left engine failure (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27) occurred. The crew carried out the quick reference handbook (QRH) checklist and declared a state of emergency. The crew then succeeded in restarting the engine and the aircraft landed without incident at CYGW. No one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged.
Update (Maintenance): A civil aviation safety inspector (CASI) looked into this incident. The CASI communicated with the operator to obtain more information. The necessary repairs were made. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and indicated that no other follow-up by Transport Canada was required for the time being.
Air Inuit dispatch notified the flight service station (FSS) at La Grande Rivière (YGL), QC, that an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6 series 300 (AIE650), from Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, to Kuujjuarapik (CYGW), QC, had experienced a no. 1 engine failure and asked for emergency services upon landing at CYGW (planned at 2150Z). The emergency list was followed and everyone was notified. The aircraft succeeded in restarting the engine and landed without emergency or further incident at 2146Z. No impact on operations.

March 8, 2016

Incident at N SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

Separation between an Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Beech 1900 (EV7809), from Wabush (CYWK), NL, to Sept-Îles (CYZV), QC, and an Air Labrador de Havilland CHC 6 (LAL124), from Sept-Îles (CYZV), QC, to Poste Montagnais (Mile 134) (CSF3), QC, was reduced on takeoff from CYZV to 4.6 NM and 400 ft while 5 NM and 1000 ft were required.
UPDATE TSB#A16Q0024: An Air Labrador DHC6 Twin Otter (LAL124) was on an IFR flight from Sept-Îles airport (CYZV), QC, to Poste Montagnais (CSF3), QC. An EVAS Air Beechcraft B1900 (EV7809) was on an IFR flight from Wabush airport (CYWK), NL, to CYZV. While the DHC6 was starting its takeoff, the B1900 was on approach to CYZV. Separation between the two aircraft was reduced to 4.6 NM (horizontal) and 400 ft (vertical) while the standard is 5 NM (horizontal) and 1000 ft (vertical). No traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) advisory was reported.

June 30, 2016

Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (CYSF)

A Heli-Transport Bell 205A-1 (C-GSIT) entered the Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) mandatory frequency (MF) area from the southeast and landed at CYSF without establishing communication with the flight service station (FSS). A de Havilland DHC6 was taxiing for departure as the inbound aircraft was landing at the apron.

March 14, 2016

Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (CYSF) (Aerodrome - other)

While in the circuit for landing Runway 06 ski strip, the pilot of Transwest Air deHavilland DHC-6 Series 200 (C-FGLF) from Tadoule Lake, MB (CYBQ) to Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) advised he was having an issue with one of the plane's skis. Assistance was offered and declined. The pilot landed safely at 2213Z but became stuck 30 feet north of the edge of Runway 06/24. The aircraft was removed at 2340Z. The DHC6 was included as a voice advisory for one aircraft (BE20) that landed without incident at 2244Z.

January 15, 2015

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

Update: According to information from the Maintenance Division, the Temperature Probe was found faulty. Temp probe was replaced and tested serviceable. Discharge disc installed and fire bottle replaced. Fire detection system tested serviceable.
The Puvirnituq (CYPX), QC community airport radio station (CARS) reported to the Quebec City (CYQB), QC flight information centre (FIC) that an Air Inuit Havilland DHC-6 Series 300 (AIE681) was returning to CYPX due to an engine fire indication and that emergency services had already been advised. AIE681 landed without incident at about 1830Z. Unknown impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A15Q0009: The Twin Otter DHC6, registration C-GTYX, was operating as cargo flight AIE9681 from CYPX Puvirnituq (QC) to CYZG Salluit (QC). While en route, approximately 54 nm East of CYKO Akulivik (QC), a left engine (model PT6A-27, P/N 3015000-27, S/N GGPG0038) fire warning occurred. The crew shutdown the engine, declared an emergency and completed the appropriate checklist items. A return to CYPX was requested and the aircraft landed without further difficulties. The 2 crew members were not injured. There were no passengers on board. Maintenance found that the L/H engine bottom cold section probe (300 deg) was faulty (P/N 17343-62-300). Probe was replaced and fire warning system tested serviceable IAW MM 26-10-00. Yellow discharge disc (P/N 255649) was installed IAW MM 26-20-11. The engine was inspected for signs of fire or damage from fire bottle discharge; no signs of fire or damage were found. A visual inspection of the engine was carried out and it was found serviceable. The engine fire extinguisher system test was carried out and was found serviceable IAW MM 26-20-00. The engine fire bottle was replaced (replaced with part P/N 601-004, S/N S414) IAW MM 26-20-11. The aircraft was returned to service.

September 27, 2014

Incident at In the vicinity of: INUKJUAK QC (CYPH)

Update: According to information from the Maintenance Division, while in cruise phase of flight, the crew experience an unscheduled feathering of #2 propeller. The crew try to regain control of the propeller with no success. The engine was shut-downs and the airplane returned to airport safely. The #2 propeller beta system switch was found faulty. Switch replaced and aircraft returned to service.
TSB Report No. A14Q0149: An Air Inuit DHC6 (C-GTYX) took off from Puvirnituq, QC, for Inukjuak, QC, with two pilots and a passenger on board. In cruise flight, about 30 NM northeast of Inukjuak, the crew shut off engine no. 2 (PT6A-27) due to the uncommanded feathering of the right propeller. The aircraft landed without other incident. Examination of the aircraft revealed that the beta emergency system was not functioning properly.

June 16, 2014

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

A Skylink Express Beech 1900C (C-GSKW/ SLQ727) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) taxied onto a manoeuvring area (taxiway A) without receiving an advisory. There was a DHC6 on final for 30, a PC12 taxiing A and a metroliner was on the role 30 at the time.

November 18, 2014

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

After landing on Runway 25, a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GWCQ/ WJA341) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) informed tower that they received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) from a Golosky Services de Havilland DHC-6 (C-GCWV) from Axe Lake, SK (CAX2) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) when they were turning final. C-GCWV was 1 nautical mile north of and 500 feet below WJA341 as WJA341 was turning final. WJA341 was westbound and C-GCWV was flying eastbound in order to follow WJA341. Traffic was passed to both aircraft and C-GCWV had the B737 in sight. WJA341 never reported the DHC6 in sight. There was no impact on operations.

February 26, 2014

Incident at DAUPHIN (LT. COL W.G. (BILLY) BARKER, VC APRT) MB (CYDN) (ATM - weather observation systems)

At 1621Z, the automated weather observation system (AWOS) visibility was reporting 3/8 mile. At 1634Z, Dauphin APM advised good visibility on the runway. At 1636Z, a DHC6 gave pilot weather report (PIREP) VIS 5-10 miles. Dauphin weather camera agreed with PIREP. TOCC advised.

January 10, 2013

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update #1: The category "Other operational incident" was removed. Categories "Engine problem ? other" and "Diversion" were added. The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report #A13Q0007: an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC6 Twin Otter, registered C-FJFR under flight number AIE624 was on climb to around 400 feet from the ground upon take-off from Kuujjuaq (Quebec) to Kangiqsualujjuaq (Quebec) when the crew observed a NP indication "propeller RPM" that was higher than normal for the left engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-27). The applicable checklist was carried out and the crew shutdown the engine. An emergency was declared and the aircraft returned to land without incident. A faulty NP indication was the source of the problem.
C-FJFR, a DHC-6 operated by Air Inuit as flight number AIE624, was on an IFR flight from Kuujjuaq (CYVP) to Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River) (CYLU). Shortly after takeoff, the crew declared an emergency and said that they had to shut down the left engine due to a mechanical problem. The aircraft returned to Kuujjuaq where it landed without incident at 2125Z; emergency services were present. The runway was closed briefly for an inspection and was reopened at 2133Z. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #2 : According to information from the Maintenance Division : Engine #1 propeller overspeed after takeoff. The #1 engine prop RPM indicator and #1 NP tach generator replaced.

June 25, 2013

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Pacific Sky Aviation Inc. Viking DHC-6 Series 400 (C-GVTU) on a local flight at Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported taking evasive action to manouever around a Harbour Air Ltd. deHavilland DHC-3T (HR316) on flight from Victoria Harbour, BC (CYWH) to Vancouver, BC (CYHC). Traffic was not passed to either aircraft.
Update Aerodrome Safety: Controller failed to pass on traffic to the 2 aircraft.
Update Commercial & Business Aviation: HR316 was on the VFR Transit. The pilot heard the radio call of the DHC6 that he was avoiding the Harbour Air traffic. The pilot observed the DHC6 pass approximately 500? below him.
UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13P0126: A Pacific Air DHC-6-400 C-GVTU on amphib floats departed Victoria Inter. heading NE at 1500 feet ASL for training in the Gulf Islands. While enroute they observed on TCAS and visually identified a Harbour Air DHC-3T heading NW also at 1500 feet ASL. The Pacific Air DHC-6 responding to the TCAS RA descended rapidly and flew below the 2nd aircraft. Both aircraft were in Class C Victoria Terminal airspace. Traffic was not passed to either aircraft.

June 17, 2013

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz deHavilland DHC 8 300 (JZA78) northbound for Vancouver (CYVR) from Victoria (CYYJ) at 3000 feet, reported responding to an resolution advisory (RA) from a VFR deHavilland DHC6 (CZ603), Vancouver Water Airport, BC to Victoria Harbour, BC (CYWH) southbound 2500 feet.

November 1, 2013

Accident at SANIKILUAQ NU (CYSK)

Information received from the Air Inuit dispatchers office for AIE9685. An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC 6 (C-GMDC/ AIE9685) had a runway excursion on landing at Sanikiluaq, NU (CYSK). No injuries, condition of the aircraft is unknown. TSB advised.
AOR 168145-V1: An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC 6 (C-GMDC) from Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) to Sanikiluaq, NU (CYSK) touched down runway 09. After rolling out for approximately 50ft a wind gust blew the aircraft approximately 100ft off of the runway. Right wing tip had visible damage. Wing was partly dislodged from fuselage. Wind at time of accident 010 at 30G35. Two pilots with no passengers on board.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A13Q0185: The de Havilland, DHC6, Twin Otter, registration C-GMDC, operated by Air Inuit, landed at Sanikiluaq, NU (CYSK) on runway 09. During landing roll the pilot lost directional control. The aircraft came to rest approximately 100 feet off the runway and sustained substantial damage. The 2 pilots onboard were not injured. The wind at the time of the occurrence was from 010 at 25kts with gusts to 35kts. The aircraft manufacturer crosswinds limitation into the AFm was 26kts. After the accident a special weather reading was taken and reported the winds coming from 350 25kts gusty 37kts.

June 22, 2013

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW) (ELT)

An ELT signal from 1540 to 1638Z was found at Rocky Mountain Aircraft - Peruvian de Havilland DHC6, no impact to operations.
Maintenance & Manufacturing: Peruvian registered aircraft parked on the ramp suffered an ELT internal short ? ELT self started until internal battery was disconnected. There was not maintenance activity on the aircraft at the time of the event.

January 16, 2013

Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (CYSF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: A R/H Main Landing Gear Indication fault in flight. Maintenance isolated the defect to a broken gear indication wire for the R/H Main Landing gear position indication system. The entire wiring harness was replaced with new. Gear swings carried out and tested serviceable.
Pilot on a West Wind Aviation Beech 200 (C-FWWQ/ operating as WEW230) on a VFR flight advised the FSS inbound at 2054Z that due to a gear indication inbound to CJW7, the flight was now inbound to CYSF as a precaution. They were in contact with local maintenance to coordinate a low and over for a visual inspection of gear. ARFF was offered by declined. At 2059Z pilot requested that ARFF be put on Standby. After circling for about 50 minutes, pilot landed safely at 2204Z with an unsafe gear indication. Engines were shutdown on runway and passengers disembarked. Runway was closed 2204Z - 2224Z. A DHC6 and a PA31 were delayed in the air until the disabled aircraft was towed off runway.

January 12, 2013

Incident at DAUPHIN (LT. COL W.G. (BILLY) BARKER, VC APRT) MB (CYDN)

A Province of Manitoba De Havilland DHC6 (C-FWAH/ operating as MBT03) Reported on 5 mile final 2040z. Aircraft did not call down and clear. Aircraft was reported down by CYDN APM during a ramp check. 2059z

March 28, 2012

Incident at INUKJUAK QC (CYPH)

Update #1: The TSB investigation class and number were added. The aircraft registration was added. The category "Landing Gear " was added. According to TSB report #A12Q0048: AIE653, registration C-GNDO, a DHC6 equipped with skis and operated by Air Inuit, took off from Kuujjuarapik for Inukjuak. During descent at the destination, the crew moved the ski control lever to the UP position. Immediately there was a strong burning odour coming from the hydraulics compartment, and the hydraulics circuit breaker was triggered. The hydraulic pressure gauge was at zero. The luminous indicator for the right ski was not on, meaning that the ski was not fully raised. The crew requested rescue and firefighting services. The aircraft landed without further incident. An examination of the aircraft revealed a defect in the hydraulic pump. It was replaced and the aircraft was put back in service.
AIE653, a de Havilland DHC-6 operated by Air Inuit, was on an unknown type of flight from Kuujjuarapik (CYGW) to Inukjuak (CYPH). The crew requested that emergency services be on site when it landed due to a hydraulic problem. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 1743Z. No impact on ATC operations.

February 13, 2012

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

Update #1: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division: The Transport Canada maintenance inspector is not required to take action regarding this event.
AIE622, a DHC6 operated by Air Inuit, was on a VFR flight from Kuujjuaq (CYVP) to Tasiujaq (CYTQ). The aircraft was in position on Runway 31 when the crew notified the flight service specialist that it was returning to the apron due to an instrument problem. No impact on ATC operations.

March 29, 2012

Incident at 9 NM North of Victoria International Airport (CYYJ) (TCAS alert)

An Air Canada Jazz deHavilland DH8C operating JZA8072, IFR Victoria (CYYJ) to Vancouver (CYVR), reported responding to a Traffic Avoidance Collision & Alert System (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) at 2324Z and climbed from 3,000 feet to 3,300 feet. Traffic had been passed to JZA8072 and the pilot reported visually acquiring the West Coast Air deHavilland DHC6 operating flight CZ604, VFR Vancouver Harbour (CYHC) to Victoria Harbour (CYWH), as the two aircraft passed. JZA8072 was re-cleared to 3,000 feet. There was no operational impact.

February 12, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC) (Conflict - potential, ATS operating irregularity)

A Helijet Sikorsky S76A operating flight JBA785, VFR Vancouver Harbour (CYHC) to Victoria Harbour (CYWH), was given takeoff clearance. Shortly after, the West Coast Air deHavilland DHC6 operating flight CZ603, VFR CYHC to Victoria Harbour Camel Point (CBF7), was given takeoff clearance. The pilot of JBA785 called saying he had the Twin Otter in sight and was making a right turn.

February 15, 2012

Incident at GERALDTON (GREENSTONE REGIONAL) ON (CYGQ) (ATS operating irregularity)

The Kenn Borek Air Ltd. Dehavilland DHC6 300 aircraft (operating as KBA306, C-GKBH) was on an IFR flight from Geraldton (CYGQ) to Chibougamau (CYMT). When the flight plan for this trip was filed, the departure point was entered incorrectly. As a result, the plan was not sent to an appropriate destination for processing and alerting service for KBA306 were not assured.

September 5, 2012

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that on a routine flight from La Ronge to Highrock Lake SK. at about 30 nm north of La Ronge a right engine fire indication light illuminated. The light was dim compared to the indication in test mode. The engine parameters were all confirmed normal and a visual inspection by the co-pilot showed no signs of fire. The decision was made to keep the engine running and return to La Ronge. Maintenance was notified and met the aircraft on the dock. During inspection a canon plug was found contaminated with moisture. The canon plug was cleaned, reconnected, and the system tested serviceable.
C-FSCA, a DHC6, operated by Transwest reported an indication problem and were returning to the La Ronge waterbase. Assistance was offered and declined. The aircraft landed without further incident at 1805 z.

Incident at LA RONGE SK (Water) (CJZ9)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the pilot reported that his radio was stuck in transmit. Maintenance met the aircraft at the dock and fixed what they thought was the problem. The radio tested serviceable and was returned to service. The radio failed again in the transmit position on the next flight. The aircraft returned to base and maintenance found a failed audio panel. The audio panel was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service with no further issues.
C-FHPE, a DHC3T, operated by Transwest departed the La Ronge waterbase northbound via the west route at 15:55 z. At 16:00 z the pilot broadcast on 122.2 that they had a radio failure and were returning to the waterbase. A DHC6, inbound for the water from the NE extended and allowed the DH3T to land number 1. No other impact to operations.

May 18, 2012

Incident at NAIN NL (CYDP) (ATM - weather observation systems)

The pilot of LAL501, a DHC6 reported that actual conditions in Nain (CYDP) did not match the Mmeteorological Aerodrome Report (METAR). The 2200Z METAR indicated 15 Statute Miles (SM) Light Rain Showers ( -SHRA) a Few Clouds at 900 feet (FEW009)an Overcast condition at 7000 feet (OVC070) with no Special Weather Observations (SPECIS) having been issued. A Pilot Information Report (PIREP) during approach 2247Z indicated conditions 2SM OVC005.

April 2, 2011

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

KBA307 DHC6 300 landed in Iqaluit with a flat tire. Aircraft got pulled outside the runway edge lights and changed the flat tire. Only delay was for the arrival JZA8963 for approximately 10-15 minutes.

March 19, 2011

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

C-GLKB DHC6 300 observed inside CYR230 then turned to exit the restricted airspace at its own direction.

March 16, 2011

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

KBA314 DHC6 300 on final runway 35 reported a problem with one of the skis and overshot to proceed with a verification. KBA314 report that everything was back to normal and proceeded to land runway 35 at 1900Z. No impact on operations.

March 1, 2011

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1539z VMPR3 DHC6 aborted their takeoff from runway 33. While backtracking for another attempt, VMPR3 indicated they had a flat tire and were unable to move. Airport manager advised and runway 15/33 and taxiway A were closed. Maintenance crew responded to aircraft and VMPR3 exited the runway and taxiway under own power at 1610Z. Runway 15/33 and Taxiway A reopened at 1620Z. No impact to operations.

February 20, 2011

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Incursion - runway - animal)

UPDATE Calgary is dealing with the above CADOR in accordance with their Wildlife Management Plan. Case closed.
CGLKB DHC6 300 landed R16 and had to apply aggressive breaking to avoid a coyote crossing at A1.

May 29, 2010

Accident at 15NM à l'est - sud-est de Kuujjuaq (CYVP)

Update #1: According to information received from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division, the operator implemented a corrective action plan.
Le DHC6 (Twin Otter) immatriculé C-GMDC exploité par Air Inuit, effectuait un vol d'entraînement en décollages et atterrissages courts (STOL) dans une zone d'entrainement à 15 milles nautiques à l'est - sud-est de l'aéroport de Kuujjuaq (CYVP). Lors d'une approche le bout de l'aile a percuté un arbre et l'appareil est revenu se poser à Kuujjuaq sans autre difficulté. L'appareil a subi des dommages importants au bord d'attaque de l'aile. Les deux pilotes n'ont pas été blessés.*** ** *** The DHC6 (Twin Otter), registered C-GMDC and operated by Air Inuit, was on a short takeoff and landing (STOL) training flight in the training area 15 NM east-southeast of the Kuujjuaq airport (CYVP). During an approach, a wing tip struck a tree and the aircraft returned to land at Kuujjuaq without further incident. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the wing?s leading edge. Neither of the two pilots was injured.

February 16, 2010

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Deux caribous ont été observés traversant la piste de La Grande Rivière (CYGL) au moment où AIE681, un De Havilland DHC6 exploité par Air Inuit, tournait en courte finale. Le pilote a été avisé et l'aéronef a atterri sans encombre à 1551Z.*** ** *** Two caribou were seen crossing the runway at La Grande Rivière (CYGL) when AIE681, a De Havilland DHC6 operated by Air Inuit, was turning on short final. The pilot was notified and the aircraft landed without incident at 1551Z.

February 10, 2010

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ELT)

Un signal de radiobalise d'urgence (ELT), fort et clair, a été entendu dans la région de Kuujjuaq (CYVP), sur la fréquence 243.0, à 1848Z, pendant environ 20 secondes. Seul un aéronef De Havilland DHC6, qui effectuait un vol d'entraînement, était présent dans cette zone à ce moment.*** ** *** A loud, clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard in the Kuujjuaq (CYVP) area on frequency 243.0, at 1848Z, for around 20 seconds. Only one De Havilland DHC6 aircraft, who was conducting a training flight, was in the area at the time.

February 6, 2010

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

C-FAIY, un De Havilland DHC6 exploité par Air Inuit, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) en provenance de Kuujjuaq (CYVP) à destination de Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River) (CYLU). Quelques minutes après le décollage, le pilote a mentionné vouloir retourner atterrir à Kuujjuaq pour effectuer quelques vérifications sur l'aéronef. Aucune urgence n'a été déclarée et l'appareil a atterri sans encombre sur la piste 25.*** ** *** C-FAIY, an Air Inuit De Havilland DHC6, was VFR from from Kuujjuaq (CYVP) to Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River) (CYLU). A few minutes after take-off, the pilot reported wanting clearance to return to Kuujjuaq to carry out a few checks on the aircraft. No emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without incident on runway 25.

February 7, 2010

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

AIE654, un De Havilland DHC6 exploité par Air Inuit, effectuait un vol depuis Kuujjuarapik (CYGW) à destination de La Grande Rivière (CYGL). L'appareil a circulé et décollé de Kuujjuarapik alors que les conditions météorologiques étaient en dessous des minimums requis. (METAR CYGW 071600Z 00000KT 1/4SM -SN FZFG OVC001 M16/M18 A3030 RMK SC8 BLN DSAPRD 500FT SLP26 =)*** ** *** "AIE654, an Air Inuit De Havilland DHC6, was conducting a flight from Kuujjuarapik (CYGW) to La Grande Rivière (CYGL). The aircraft taxied and took off from Kuujjuarapik even though weather conditions were below the required minimum. (METAR CYGW 071600Z 00000KT 1/4SM -SN FZFG OVC001 M16/M18 A3030 "
Mise à jour #1: La catégorie "Infraction au règlement de l'aviation canadien (RAC) - Alléguée" a été enlevée. La catégorie "SNA-divers" a été ajoutée. Selon les informations obtenues de la division Aviation commerciale et d'affaires, il s'agit de la station d'observation météorologique qui est mal située. Elle est loin de la piste et plus haute que celle-ci. Il semble qu'il y ait souvent des phénomènes localisés à l'aéroport rendant les observations non valables. Il semble qu'il y ait un projet pour déménager la station.*** ** *** Update #1: The event name ?Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction? was removed. The event name ?ANS ? other? was added. According to information received from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division, the meteorological observing station was not in the right location. It was far from and higher than the runway. It seems as though there are often localized weather phenomena at the airport that invalidate the observations. Apparently, a project is underway to move the station.
Update #2: The event name "ANS - Other" was removed.

January 21, 2010

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Mise à jour #1: Selon les informations obtenues de la division Sécurité des aérodromes, une note dans le Canadian Flight Supplement (CFS) concernant les caribous y sera inscrite.*** ** *** Update #1: According to the information obtained from the Aerodrome Security division, a note will be added to the Canadian Flight Supplement (CFS) regarding caribou.
Des caribous se sont engagés sur la piste 13 pendant l'arrivée de AIE692, un De Havilland DHC6 exploité par Air Inuit . Le pilote a été avisé par le spécialiste d'information de vol (FSS). L'aéronef a tout de même atterri sur la piste 13 à 2041Z. Les caribous se sont enfuis après l'atterrissage.*** ** *** Caribou were observed on runway 13 during the landing of Air Inuit De Havilland DHC6 AIE692. The FSS notified the pilot. The aircraft still managed to land on runway 13 at 2041Z. The caribou ran away after the landing.

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Update #1: According to information received from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division, pilots must wait for confirmation from the specialist before turning off the radio.
L'équipage de C-FAIY, un De Havilland DHC6 exploité par Air Inuit sous l'indicatif de vol AIE691, venait d'effectuer un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) depuis Sanikiluaq (CYSK) et ne s'est pas rapporté hors piste à Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). L'aéronef a été confirmé au sol à 1803Z par le conducteur du véhicule aéroportuaire ST20.*** ** *** The crew of Air Inuit De Havilland DHC6 C-FAIY, operating under AIE691, had just completed a VFR flight from Sanikiluaq (CYSK) and did not report off runway at Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). The aircraft was confirmed on the ground at 1803Z by the driver of airport vehicle ST20.

January 14, 2010

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

AIE683, un De Havilland DHC6 exploité par Air Inuit s'apprêtait à effectuer un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) depuis Kuujjuarapik (CYGW) à destination de La Grande Rivière (CYGL). L'appareil a circulé et a décollé alors que les conditions météorologiques étaient sous les minimum requis. (CYGW 142124Z 27015KT 1/4SM +SN DRSN VV008 RMK SN8).*** ** *** "Air Inuit De Havilland DHC6 AIE683 was about to take off on a VFR flight from Kuujjuarapik (CYGW) to La Grande Rivière (CYGL). The aircraft taxied and took off when weather conditions were below the required minima. (CYGW 142124Z 27015KT 1/4SM +SN DRSN VV008 RMK SN8)."
Mise à jour #1: La catégorie "Infraction au règlement de l'aviation canadien (RAC) - alléguée" a été enlevée. Selon les informations obtenues de la division Aviation commerciale et d'affaires, la station d'observation météo est loin de la piste et plus haute que celle-ci. Il y a souvent des phénomènes localisés à l'aéroport rendant ainsi les observations non valables. Il semblerait qu'il y ait un projet de déménagement de la station. *** ** *** Update #1: The category ?Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction? was lifted. According to the information obtained from the Commercial and Business Aviation Branch, the weather observation station is a long way from the runway and is also higher up. There are often localized phenomena at the airport which make the observations invalid. Apparently there is a plan to move the station.

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

AIE653, un De Havilland DHC6 exploité par Air Inuit, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) depuis Kuujjuarapik (CYGW) à destination de La Grande Rivière (CYGL). L'appareil a circulé et décollé de Kuujjuarapik alors que les conditions météorologiques étaient en dessous des minimums requis. (CYGW 141600Z 15014G20KT 3/8SM SN BLSN VV008 M07/M09 A2947 RMK SN8 VIS VRB 1/4-1/2 /S05/ SLP982 UACN10 CYGL 141603 UL UA /OV CYGW 180005 /TM 1555 /FL020 /TP DHC6 /RM GOOD GND CTC VIS 11/2).*** ** *** "Air Inuit De Havilland DHC6 AIE653 was VFR from Kuujjuarapik (CYGW) to La Grande Rivière (CYGL). The aircraft taxied and took off from Kuujjuarapik even though weather conditions were below the required minima. (CYGW 141600Z 15014G20KT 3/8SM SN BLSN VV008 M07/M09 A2947 RMK SN8 VIS VRB 1/4-1/2 /S05/ SLP982 UACN10 CYGL 141603 UL UA /OV CYGW 180005 /TM 1555 /FL020 /TP DHC6 /RM GOOD GND CTC VIS 11/2)."
Mise à jour #1: La catégorie "Infraction au règlement de l'aviation canadien (RAC) - alléguée" a été enlevée. Selon les informations obtenues de la division Aviation commerciale et d'affaires, la station d'observation météo est loin de la piste et plus haute que celle-ci. Il y a souvent des phénomènes localisés à l'aéroport rendant ainsi les observations non valables. Il semblerait qu'il y ait un projet de déménagement de la station. *** ** *** Update #1: The category ?Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction? was lifted. According to the information obtained from the Commercial and Business Aviation Branch, the weather observation station is a long way from the runway and is also higher up. There are often localized phenomena at the airport which make the observations invalid. Apparently there is a plan to move the station.

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

Mise à jour #1: La catégorie "Infraction au règlement de l'aviation canadien (RAC) - alléguée" a été enlevée. Selon les informations obtenues de la division Aviation commerciale et d'affaires, la station d'observation météo est loin de la piste et plus haute que celle-ci. Il y a souvent des phénomènes localisés à l'aéroport rendant ainsi les observations non valables. Il semblerait qu'il y ait un projet de déménagement de la station. *** ** *** Update #1: The category ?Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction? was lifted. According to the information obtained from the Commercial and Business Aviation Branch, the weather observation station is a long way from the runway and is also higher up. There are often localized phenomena at the airport which make the observations invalid. Apparently there is a plan to move the station.
AIE680, un De Havilland DHC6 exploité par Air Inuit, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) depuis La Grande Rivière (CYGL) à destination de Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). L'appareil a atterri et a circulé à Kuujjuarapik alors que les conditions météorologiques étaient en dessous des minimums requis. (CYGW 141500Z 14012G19KT 3/8SM SN BLSN VV010 M09/M11 A2951 RMK SN8 VIS VRB 1/4-1/2 /S03/ SLP993 UACN10 CYGL 141501 UL UA/ OV CYGW 180020 /TM 1456 /FLDURD /TP DHC6 /RM GND 040 vis 11/2).*** ** *** "Air Inuit De Havilland DHC6 AIE680 was VFR from La Grande Rivière (CYGL) to Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). The aircraft landed and taxied to Kuujjuarapik even though the weather conditions were below the required minima. (CYGW 141500Z 14012G19KT 3/8SM SN BLSN VV010 M09/M11 A2951 RMK SN8 VIS VRB 1/4-1/2 /S03/ SLP993 UACN10 CYGL 141501 UL UA/ OV CYGW 180020 /TM 1456 /FLDURD /TP DHC6 /RM GND 040 vis 11/2)."

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Un caribou a traversé la piste à La Grande Rivière (CYGL) alors qu'un De Havilland DHC6 exploité par Air Inuit effectuait un virage en finale pour la piste 13. Le pilote a été avisé par le spécialiste d'information de vol (FSS) de la situation. Le caribou ayant dégagé la piste vers le nord, l'aéronef a atterri, sans encombre.*** ** *** A caribou crossed the runway at La Grande Rivière (CYGL) while an Air Inuit De Havilland DHC6 was making its turn on final for runway 13. The FSS notified the pilot of the situation. The caribou left the runway moving north and the aircraft landed, without further incident.

July 16, 2010

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A privately registered Cessna U206D, VFR Helmet to Fort St. John did a low approach over top of the terminal building (approximately 50 feet above) then banked hard right approximately 90 degrees. On final passed over an occupied and running DHC6 approximately 30 feet above on main apron. Landed on uncertified grass surface south of old Taxiway A adjacent to designated parking area for aircraft involved in the Midnight Sun Challenge.

March 12, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC)

A West Coast Air Ltd. Dehavilland DHC6 operating Flight CZ1124, VFR Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour aborted takeoff due to warning on instrument panel. Aircraft taxied back to docks without incident.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: C-FWTE was on take-off when the blue beta light illuminated. The Pilot In Command aborted the take-off and returned to the dock. Maintenance inspected the system and found that the beta switch was slightly out of adjustment. The switch was re-rigged and the beta system was tested without faults. The aircraft was returned to service with no further occurrence.

January 30, 2010

Incident at 40 DME NW of Fort St. John (Navigation error, Conflict - potential)

UPDATE from Commercial & Business Aviation: On the descent the crew were distracted by preparations for a subsequent quick descent, after receiving further clearance, due to significant icing encountered. A further distraction was a radio transmission received from ATC at the precise moment that the aural warning on the altitude alerter sounded. The crew missed the level off at the assigned altitude and continued descent for a further 600 feet before noticing the deviation and initiating correction. The Captain filed an SMS Report through the company system. This type of situation management is practised in regular company annual simulator training, and therefore program changes are not considered a requirement. Awareness of the situation was raised within CMA by the issuing of a memo to the pilot group reminding them of the importance of maintaining situational awareness.
A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Beech 1900 operating Flight GLR794, IFR Fort Nelson to Fort St. John, was cleared to descend to 13,000 feet due to opposite direction traffic at 12,000 feet in a non-radar environment, a privately registered Dehavilland DHC6, IFR Edmonton City Centre to Fort Nelson. GLR794 was observed descending through 13,000 feet just as DME reports indicated that the aircraft had passed. There was no loss of separation. The pilot reported that the crew were busy with checklists and missed levelling off.

January 8, 2010

Incident at VICTORIA HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYWH)

West Coast Air flight CZ604, C-FGQH a De Havilland DHC6 on a VFR flight from CYWH (Victoria Harbour) to CYHC (Vancouver Harbour) taxied north of Pelly Island with white horizontal tide marker visible - departed southbound with no incident.

September 10, 2010

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

MPE 445, B732 inbound from CYEV cancelled IFR left base rwy 33. AT220, DHC6 departed rwy 27 straight out for CEM3 climbing to 4500'. Traffic information passed both ways. AT220 reported traffic in sight and cleared enroute frequencies. Approximately 7 - 8 miles west of the field traffic passed and MPE 445 reported a TCAS R/A. MPE 445 continued left base onto rwy 33 and landed routinely.

June 4, 2009

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

AIE650, un De Havilland Twin Otter immatriculé C-FJFR, exploité par Air Inuit, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) depuis Kuujjuarapik (CYGW) à destination de La Grande Rivière (CYGL). À 23 milles nautiques au nord de La Grande Rivière, l'équipage a déclaré une urgence en raison d'une panne de moteur. Les services d'urgence ont été avisés. L'aéronef a atterri à 1500Z, sans encombre.*** ** *** AIE650, a de Havilland Twin Otter registered C-FJFR, and operated by Air Inuit, was conducting a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Kuujjuarapik (CYGW) to La Grande Rivière (CYGL). When it was 23 NM north of La Grande Rivière, the crew declared an emergency due to an engine failure. Emergency services were notified. The aircraft landed at 1500Z, without incident.
Mise à jour #1: Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Selon le rapport du BST # A09Q0081: Le DHC6 Twin Otter, immatriculé C-FJFR et exploité par Air Inuit a décollé de Kuujjuarapik à destination de La Grande Rivière. L'équipage a fermé le moteur (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27) gauche suite à une panne du gouverneur d'hélice. L'équipage a déclaré une urgence et l'avion s'est posé sans autre incident.*** ** *** Update #1: The TSB number and class of investigation were added.According to TSB report # A09Q008, Air Inuit Twin Otter DHC6 C-FJFR took off from Kuujjuarapik to La Grande Rivière. The crew shut off the left engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27) due to a propeller governor failure. The crew declared an emergency and the aircraft landed without incident.

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