August 4, 2010

Incident at YORKTON MUNI SK (CYQV) (Conflict - potential, ATS operating irregularity)

A private Cessna 182 was inbound to Yorkton (YQV) and the pilot had given FSS an estimate of 1955z over the field. Shortly after, the crew of DRGN 61, a Canadian Forces CT-155 Hawk, called FSS for an advisory and gave an estimate for conducting an approach at YQV of 1955z. DRGN 61 was given the Cessna as traffic, but the Cessna pilot was not given the jet as traffic until 1954z, at which time he reported over the field.

July 8, 2010

Incident at YORKTON MUNI SK (CYQV) (Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR), Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

DRGN 62, a Canadian Forces CT-155 Hawk, was conducting an IFR approach with a circling procedure for Runway 21 at Yorkton when the crew advised Regina FSS that evasive action was required to avoid a known VFR aircraft. C-FSPD, an Air Tractor AT-401 operated by Miccar Aerial, was on the downwind leg for Runway 30. DRGN 62 was able to complete the approach and landed without incident on Runway 21. C-FSPD landed on Runway 30 without incident. An ANS Operating Irregularity occurred when the VFR aircraft was not passed as traffic to the crew of DRGN 62 prior to or during the approach.

April 17, 2010

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

UPDATE The two aircraft departed and at 3500 feet one hit a bird, which caused damage to a wingtip light. The aircraft returned to runway 13. Airport staff did not find any birds on airport property.
DRGN 11 and 12, a flight of 2 Canadian Forces CT-155 Hawk aircraft, departed Regina and subsequently reported that DRGN 12 had a bird strike and was returning to land. AFF were advised, but the crew stated no assistance was required. DRGN 12 landed on Runway 13 at 2314z.
UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the two aircraft were at 3,500 feet, 6 minutes west of CYQR when one aircraft hit a hawk, which caused damage to a wingtip light. The aircraft returned to Runway 13 at Regina.

May 4, 2009

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

DRGN 76, a Canadian Forces CT-155 Hawk, was given missed approach instructions for an approach at Saskatoon, which included an initial clearance limit of 6,000 feet on the overshoot with an expectation of higher. DRGN 76 was subsequently observed on radar shortly after the overshoot climbing through 7,600 feet. There was no conflicting traffic at the time and the pilot was cleared to FL 230.

May 31, 2008

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome - other)

DRGN 63, a Canadian Forces CT-155 Hawk, landed on Runway 28 at Calgary and the crew deployed their drag chute due to high speed on touchdown. The aircraft then taxied off the runway and released the chute. The item was retrieved by airport staff.

March 11, 2008

Incident at YORKTON MUNI SK (CYQV)

DRGN 904, a military CT-155 Hawk, was en route IFR from CFB Moose Jaw to Yorkton and when the aircraft was 30 NM southwest of YQV, the crew reported a fuel problem and requested to return to YMJ. The aircraft landed without further incident at 1842z.

February 28, 2008

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

DRGN 66, a military CT-155 Hawk, was inbound for an approach at Medicine Hat and the crew failed to contact FSS on the airport mandatory frequency prior to entering the MF area at 2002z. The aircraft was observed on radar over the VOR at 4,100 feet at 240 knots. Contact was established at 2006z.

April 19, 2007

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

DRGN 70, a CT-155 Hawk, departed CFB Moose Jaw for CFB Cold Lake on an IFR flight plan. An estimate for CYOD was passed to the Cold Lake TCU but was not passed to Edmonton Centre as per procedures. Cold Lake TCU pointed out DRGN 70 to Edmonton ACC after the flight departed and was in YEG ACC's airspace.
UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that Nav Canada will conduct a Level 1 Operational Safety Investigation (O.S.I.) concerning this incident.

September 5, 2006

Incident at YORKTON MUNI SK (CYQV)

DRGN 67, a military CT-155 Hawk was conducting an approach at Yorkton when the crew declared an emergency due to a gear problem. They initially elected to divert to Regina, then decided to return to base at CFB Moose Jaw. The aircraft landed safely at 1550z.

May 3, 2006

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

DRGN 71, a military CT-155 Hawk, entered the Mandatory Frequency area at Medicine Hat without contacting FSS and then commenced a VOR approach to Runway 03. The pilot reported the FAF but not on final approach.

March 20, 2006

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

At 1716z, Winnipeg ACC observed a target on radar departing the CFB Moose Jaw training area about 94 NM southwest of Regina, northbound and descending from FL 270. The aircraft was observed to be descending to FL 250 and continued north across J500. Winnipeg ACC queried the Moose Jaw Controller, who identified the aircraft as DRGN 71, a VFR BAe CT-155 from CFB Moose Jaw. The Moose Jaw Controller advised that he would contact the pilot and shortly after, the target was observed turning south and re-entered the military training area. There was no conflicting traffic at the time.

October 14, 2005

Incident at MOOSE JAW / AIR VICE MARSHAL C.M. McEWEN SK (CYMJ) (ATS operating irregularity)

An ATC Operating Irregularity occurred when DRGN 65, a military CT-155 Hawk trainer from CFB Moose Jaw (YMJ), entered the Winnipeg ACC Great Plains Sector (GP) airspace before Moose Jaw TCU co-ordinated with GP. DRGN 65 had been cleared to the Yorkton airport via YMJ direct YQV to maintain FL 190. When YMJ pointed out DRGN 65 to GP, YMJ TCU was advised by GP to re-clear DRGN 65 to maintain 17,000 feet. GP then re-cleared WJA 210, a B737 inbound to Regina, to maintain FL 180. At that time JZA 8573, a Canadair RJ, was climbing out of Regina through FL 190 to FL 230.
UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that Nav Canada plans no further action as this was a DND error.

September 7, 2005

Incident at MOOSE JAW / AIR VICE MARSHAL C.M. McEWEN SK (CYMJ)

DRGN 64, a military BAe CT-155 Hawk, was en route from Calgary to CFB Moose Jaw and the crew had been cleared for descent to FL 290 approaching Moose Jaw Military Terminal Control Area (MTCA). Prior to entering the MTCA, the aircraft squawked 7600 (lost communications). Winnipeg ACC was unable to contact the aircraft. The Moose Jaw Controller was given a radar point out and very shortly afterwards Moose Jaw confirmed that they were in contact with the flight. No other aircraft were involved.

April 8, 2005

Incident at BRANDON MUNI MB (CYBR)

The crew of DRGN 66, a military CT-155 Hawk trainer, was cleared to the Brandon airport for an IFR approach and on the missed approach to the Winnipeg airport. After DRGN 66 was cleared for the approach, the crew was instructed to contact Brandon FSS on the airport Mandatory Frequency. DRGN 66 conducted the approach and overshoot without contacting YBR FSS. Only other traffic was C-GQEX, a Piper PA-28A that was north of the departure path of Runway 08 en route to CJV5 when DRGN 66 was 3 to 4 miles final Runway 08. After the missed approach, DRGN 66 contacted YWG ACC.

February 11, 2005

Incident at MOOSE JAW / AIR VICE MARSHAL C.M. McEWEN SK (CYMJ)

DRGN 71, a military CT-155 Hawk, was 75 NM south of CFB Moose Jaw SK, en route to Hill AFB in the U.S. when the pilot elected to return to Moose Jaw due to a 'fuel transfer problem'. No emergency was declared and no assistance was required.

September 28, 2004

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH) (Conflict - potential)

C-GIAB, a Cessna 172, was established downwind left for Runway 21 at Medicine Hat at 1556Z. The pilot of DRGN 65, a military CT-155 Hawk, made initial contact with Medicine Hat FSS at 1556Z and was procedure turn inbound. The airport advisory was given to DRGN 65 with C-GIAB as traffic. DRGN 65 advised he was planning a circling approach to Runway 27 right hand. DRGN 65 conducted a low and over along the centerline of Runway 03 at 1559Z. FSS passed the updated position of C-GIAB as left base for Runway 21. DRGN 65 visually identified C-GIAB and commenced a right hand turn passing within close proximity and in behind C-GIAB. C-GIAB continued and landed on Runway 21. DRGN 65 continued with a low approach to Runway 27.

July 23, 2004

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

DRGN 72, a military CT-155 Hawk en route from Moose Jaw to Calgary, squawked radio failure in the vicinity of Medicine Hat. Contact was established on 'guard' with Medicine Hat FSS and the crew returned to Moose Jaw and landed safely at 1748Z. No impact on other a/c.

June 19, 2004

Incident at EMPRESS AB (CYEA)

DRGN 66, a BAe CT-155 Hawk enroute IFR from Moose Jaw to Calgary, experienced a partial radio failure in the vicinity of Empress. The crew squawked 7600 and returned to CYMJ. Radio communication was intermittent for the duration of the flight.

December 2, 2003

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

The pilot of DRGN 64, a military CT-155 Hawk trainer, rejected his takeoff on Runway 18 at Winnipeg due to a ""warning indication."" The pilot taxied back to the threshold and departed without incident at 1735Z. No impact on traffic.

April 22, 2003

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

DRGN 64, a CT-155 Hawk, a military jet trainer, who was cleared by the Edmonton Controller to conduct IFR approaches, was observed conducting a missed approach to Runway 09 at Medicine Hat. At no time did Medicine Hat FSS have radio communication with the pilot. Calls to the aircraft were not answered. DRGN 64 contacted the FSS when he was departing the Control Zone. No explanation was received why the pilot did not follow the the MF radio procedures. There was no conflict with other a/c.

November 18, 2002

Incident at MOOSE JAW / AIR VICE MARSHAL C.M. McEWEN SK (CYMJ)

At 1643Z, the Winnipeg ACC Controller observed a radar target 93 miles west of Regina (YQR)climbing through 12,500 feet in controlled airspace. The a/c climbed to 16,000 feet and proceeded direct to Moose Jaw (YMJ). The target on radar showed ground speeds between 420 and 530 knots. The target was observed crossing airway V300 60 miles west of YQR at 1647Z descending from 15,700 feet with a ground speed of 530 knots. YMJ TCU advised the a/c was DRGN 804, a military CT-155 Hawk on a local VFR flight. The a/c landed at YMJ at 1657Z.

May 7, 2002

Incident at SWIFT CURRENT SK (CYYN)

DRGN 70, a BAe Hawk, was enroute from Calgary to Moose Jaw (YMJ) with a hold and approach at Swift Current (YYN) overshooting to YMJ. The pilot of DRGN 70 was issued a clearance to the YYN VOR to maintain 10,000 feet to hold northwest inbound on the 280 degree radial to expect further clearance at 2210Z. Communication was then lost with DRGN 70. At 2212Z, DRGN 70 advised Regina FSS they were commencing an approach at YYN. Drgn 70 descended below 10,000 without clearance. Communication was subsequently established with the a/c and clearance was issued for an approach at YYN overshooting to YMJ.

August 9, 1993

Incident at ABBOTSFORD

CT114 DRGN 65 DND - DRAGON 65 IFR ABBOTSFORD TO CALGARY EXPERIENCED COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE. A/C COULD RECEIVE ONLY, WAS VECTORED BACK TO ABBOTSFORD. A/C LANDED SAFELY. TIME - 1830Z. ACTION - NIL.