October 27, 2021

Incident at 27NM BROADVIEW SK (YDR) VOR/DME

A Skylink Express Inc. Beech 1900C (C-GSKN/SLQ721) from Regina, SK (CYQR) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported a dual bleed air failure and advised diverting to Brandon, MB (CYBR).

September 4, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: Lanoraie, QC

Aviation Incident Report #16954: During a dual-command flight, an instructor and their student on board a Cargair aircraft from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) were targeted by a laser near Lanoraie, QC.

October 9, 2020

Incident at Sorel QC

Aviation Incident Report #16855: An instructor and their student on board a Cargair Cessna 152 (C-GZSB) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) were performing a dual-command flight in the North region and were targeted by a laser in the Sorel, QC, region. The instructor was able to identify the location from which the attack was coming and the precise sector. The event was reported to the Montreal terminal.

September 4, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: Sorel, QC

Aviation Incident Report #16853: An instructor and their student, on board a Cargair Cessna 172N (C-GYMA) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), were performing a dual-command flight in the northern training zone. Upon returning to CYHU airport, the pilots were targeted by a laser coming from west of Sorel. The event was reported to the Montreal terminal.

Incident at Sorel, QC

Aviation Incident Report #16852: An instructor and their student on board a Cargair Cessna 152 (C-GCTR) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) were on a dual-command flight to Berthierville, QC, and then Sorel, QC. Once over Sorel, the aircraft was targeted by a laser coming from the south of Sorel. The event was reported to the Montreal terminal.

September 14, 2020

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

The pilot of a Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Piper PA-44-180 (C-FPMH) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) declared an emergency due to a stuck throttle on the right engine. The right engine was shut down. C-FPMH landed uneventfully. A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA556) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) was delayed. No other operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20O0089: C-FPMH, a Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre Piper PA44, was conducting a dual instructional flight for multi-engine training at the Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) airport with 2 flight crew members and no passengers on board. While in the practice area southwest of CYKF, the right throttle control became stuck at the cruise power setting. The pilot in command contacted the company maintenance department and, being unable to move the control, contacted the CYKF tower, declared an emergency, and set up for landing on Runway 26. The right engine was shut down and feathered when the aircraft was approximatly 4 miles back on the extended runway centerline. The aircraft landed without incident and cleared the runway without assistance. Maintenance found the right engine throttle stuck at the engine side. Maintenance personnel freed the cable and lubricated it, returning it to normal function. The throttle control cable was replaced in February 2019 and had about 500 hours in service. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) has been submitted.

September 1, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: LAC BROCHET MB (CZWH)

A Keewatin Air Beech 200 (KEW214) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Lac Brochet, MB (CZWH) encountered a gear issue on approach. The pilot elected to return to CYTH and advised the North controller. Emergency services were arranged at CYTH and the aircraft landed without incident at 1712Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20C0089: C-FSAO, a Beech 200 operated by Keewatin Air LP as flight Blizzard 214, was enroute from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Lac Brochet, MB (CZWH) with a crew of 2 and 2 passengers onboard. While on approach into CZWH, the crew extended the landing gear and the aircraft experienced the loss of the following equipment: Nav 2, Com 2, AFCS, AHRS 2, Landing gear control/position indicators, PFD 2 radar altimeter, cabin temperature controller, pressurization controller, windshield wipers, right hand engine instruments and right-hand engine ice vanes. After conducting a missed approach, the aircraft entered a holding pattern to assess the issues. The crew decided to return to CYTH, where an emergency was declared and the aircraft then landed safely. An inspection of the aircraft by the operators maintenance personnel revealed an incomplete assembly and diode failure of the #2 dual fed bus. The system was repaired and the aircraft was returned to service.

September 13, 2020

Incident at MONCTON CENTRE / ACC DE MONCTON

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA893) from Rome, Italy (LIRF) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a dual radio failure. Both the controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC) and satellite communications (SATCOM) were available for communication. The issue was coordinated with the Boston (BW) and Montreal (UL) Area Control Centre (ACC). No impact on operations, safety was not jeopardized and separation was assured.

September 17, 2019

Incident at 2.6NM NW VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GILK/CA611) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) encountered electrical failure shortly after take-off. Aircraft requested to return to CYVR before losing contact with Vancouver (VR) Departure control. Aircraft then called the Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) tower via phone, declared an emergency and landed on Runway 07 safely. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Aircraft C-GILK started up at approximately 1500Z, carried out pre-flight checks and positioned for take-off. Take-off occurred at approximately 1512Z, through 400 feet the landing gear was selected to up and both generators disconnected. The crew continued the departure to the southwest and reached an altitude of 4551 feet at approximately 1515Z and began a descent. The aircraft lost all power at 1516Z which put them 2.6NM NW of Boundary Bay Airport. The crew contacted Boundary Bay (CZBB) Tower on a cell phone, declared an emergency and landed safely after manually extending the landing gear. Total time in flight was 6.5 minutes. Maintenance investigated and noted the battery was still very warm, indicating a high rate of discharge. It is suspected that an internally failed battery coupled with a sudden high electrical load (landing gear retraction) caused the system voltage to drop enough to unlatch both generator buses. As this is not how the aircraft is designed to react, maintenance is working with Beechcraft (Textron) technical support for solutions. Once it is determined how the failure occurred an Service Difficulty Report (SDR) will be submitted.
Update TSB Report #A19P0139: C-GILK, a Beech B300 operated by Carson Air, was conducting a flight from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Campbell River (CYBL), BC with 2 passengers and 2 flight crew on board. On take off, when the crew retracted the landing gear, both generator annunciator lights illuminated. The flight crew actioned the memory checklist items for a dual generator failure. The crew began to declare an emergency with ATC when the radios stopped working and the screens for the G1000 flight instrument system failed. All electrical annunciators, communications and instruments failed except for the emergency back-up standby attitude indicator and altimeter. The crew were able to remain in VMC and elected to proceed to Vancouver/Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC airport because the aircraft was already proceeding in that direction. The first officer called the CZBB ATC tower by cell phone and declared an emergency. The captain actioned the checklist to manually extend the landing gear and the aircraft landed in CZBB without further incident. The operators maintenance found the aircrafts main battery (Concorde p/n RG-380E/44K, s/n 40819077) was hot and testing at 20 volts. The main battery was removed and replaced with cap tested battery (serial number 40885147).

May 8, 2019

Incident at 106NM ENE VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB #A19W0061: C-GENM, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3349 from Kelowna (CYLW), BC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 4 crew members and 77 passengers on board. During cruise flight, the flight crew observed several caution messages related to various electrical systems, and observed a dual AC generator failure. The appropriate QRH checklists were executed, and the flight crew elected to continue the flight to CYVR. No emergency was declared, and the aircraft landed without further incident. A post-flight inspection by the operators maintenance found evidence of arching from a 115 Volt, 3-phase AC supply feeder, located in the right wheel well at the AC Contactor Box. The connector was replaced.

June 25, 2019

Accident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1718Z, a Langley Flying School Inc. Cessna 172P (C-GHEY) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was cleared for a stop and go with backtrack for Runway 01. C-GHEY landed, then backtracked, and on its take-off roll the aircraft appeared to veer left into the grassy knoll abeam Hangar 33, and then bounced over the burm and into a ditch. Emergency services were alerted, and fire trucks were on the field at time 1725Z. No injuries reported. Fuel leak to the side of the runway prevented the use of that portion of the airport for approximately an hour.
Update TSB #A19P0078: C-GHEY, a Cessna 172P aircraft operated by Langley Flying School, was conducting a solo training flight from Langley Regional (CYNJ), BC to practice normal and short field takeoffs and landings with only the student-pilot on board. After a successful stop and go on Runway 01, the student-pilot backtracked the runway in order to perform a soft field takeoff. During the attempt, the aircraft veered left into the grassy knoll abeam Hangar 33, bounced over the berm, and came to rest in a ditch. Soft field takeoffs had not been dual checked by the instructor, nor approved. There had been an apparent miscommunication between the instructor and the student-pilot. The student-pilot was not injured, however the aircraft was substantially damaged. A fuel leak at the side of the runway prevented the use of that portion of the airport for approximately an hour.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report: At 1716Z (1316 EDT) on June 25, 2019, a Langley Flying School Inc. Cessna 172P (C-GHEY) experienced a runway excursion while performing takeoff practice out of Langley, BC (CYNJ). The student pilot, who was on a solo flight, accidentally applied the left brake, which caused the aircraft to veer off to the west side of Runway 01, activating the emergency locator transmitter (ELT). There are no reported injuries. Unconfirmed damage to the aircraft. Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is aware.

June 28, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

A Porter Airlines Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE224) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was departing CYTZ at the same time that another Porter Airlines Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE224) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) was inbound from CYOW. Controller amended the flight plans to correct the dual flight plan problem. Porter Airlines notified.

September 3, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172R (C-GGPQ) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was not responding to radio calls, entered runway without radio transmission. Dual flight, instructor was working the radio, have had previous similar issues.

July 26, 2019

Accident at BLACK DIAMOND / CU NIM AB (CEH2)

Reported to the Edmonton (YEG) Flight information Centre (FIC) that a Cu Nim Gliding Club Schleicher Ask 21 (C-FLTY) from Black Diamond/Cu Nim, AB (CEH2) to Black Diamond/Cu Nim, AB (CEH2) and a Cu Nim Gliding Club Cessna 182N (C-FPZE) from Black Diamond/Cu Nim, AB (CEH2) to destination unknown had a mid-air collision near CEH2. The tow plane C-FPZE suffered partial engine failure from the collision and managed to land the aircraft. The glider C-FLTY crashed. No services were provided by the YEG FIC.
Update TSB #A19W0099: C-FPZE, a Cu Nim Gliding Club Cessna 182N, was conducting tow operations at the Black Diamond/Cu Nim airstrip (CEH2), AB. C-FLTY, a Cu Nim Gliding Club Schleicher ASK 21 dual seat glider, was operating at CEH2 with an instructor and student on board. C-FPZE departed Runway 07 with C-FLTY in tow and proceeded to climb to 2000 feet above the aerodrome at which time C-FLTY released from the tow plane. Shortly after release, C-FLTY and C-FPZE collided 0.5 nm southwest of the threshold of Runway 07. The collision resulted in the vertical and horizontal stabilizers being separated from the glider. The glider entered a dive from which it did not recover. The tow plane sustained damage to the propeller and right wing; however, the pilot managed to perform a successful forced landing with idle power onto Runway 14. The student and instructor were fatally injured; the tow pilot was not injured.

May 9, 2019

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GKMH) from Calgary/Springbank (CYBW), AB to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) on final for Runway 17 was restricted to 5500 by the outer tower. The aircraft descended below 5500 without authorization. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The student pilot was debriefed by their instructor and will have additional dual before their next solo flight.

January 7, 2019

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3125) from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) departed CYEG and reported dual aircraft generator failure. After 15 minutes of troubleshooting, the aircraft requested to divert to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Maintenance investigation of the right hand (RH) AC system (RH wheel well) revealed arcing damage to connector at the AC contactor box. Indications of localized arcing. The connector was replaced as was the AC contactor box. As the landing gear was retracted at the time of the event (and proximity of the components), arcing suspected at the aft lower fairing attachment bracket. The affected bolt/barrel nut were replaced. No other arcing damage noted on the shock strut assy. The AC system and affected equipment was tested serviceable and the aircraft was subsequently released for service.
Update TSB Report #A19W0001: C-FWEP, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3125 from Edmonton Intl (CYEG), AB to Kelowna (CYLW), BC. During the climb to cruising altitude after the departure from CYEG, the flight crew observed several caution messages related to various electrical systems, and observed a dual AC generator failure. The fight crew declared a PAN PAN, and executed the appropriate QRH checklists. Following the QRH checklist completion, the R TRU, PITOT HEAT 2, ENG ADAPT 2, DE ICE PRESS, and PUSHER SYST FAIL caution lights remained illuminated. The operator’s operational and maintenance control centres were consulted. As the aircraft de-icing systems were no longer functional due to the AC system failure, the flight crew decided to divert to Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB where the aircraft landed without further incident. Upon inspection, the operators maintenance found evidence of arching from a 115 Volt, 3-phase AC supply feeder in the RH wheel well at the AC Contactor Box, connector plug assembly (2421-P5-2).

December 22, 2019

Incident at 18NM SW VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC)

The pilot of a Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FDYW) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) called the London Flight Information Centre (FIC) to report that they did a forced landing on Highway 8, approximately 33 km North of Blackville, NB, due to the engine quitting. There were 2 persons on board (POB), no injuries or apparent aircraft damage. Aircraft pushed off of the road onto the shoulder. The Moncton (ZQM) Area Control Centre (ACC) was advised, and the Halifax (YHZ) Flight Information Centre (FIC) was advised. The YHZ FIC advised that they would notify the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). (Duplicate AOR 259994-V1 deleted).
UPDATE TSB Report #A19A0096: C-FDYW, a Diamond DA 20-C1 operated by CANLink Aviation Inc./Moncton Flight College, was conducting a dual night cross country training flight from Fredericton Intl, NB (CYFC) with stops at Moncton Intl, NB (CYQM) and Miramichi, NB (CYCH) before returning to CYFC. After departing CYCH, the aircraft climbed to 4500 feet ASL. A short time after leveling off both pilots detected a fuel odor. When the fuel mixture was leaned for cruise flight, the engine began to run roughly. The pilot tried troubleshooting, however the engine gradually lost power. The pilots elected to return to CYCH. At approximately 2000 feet ASL the engine stopped running. The pilots contacted YQM Area Control Center and followed up with a radio call to CYCH air traffic frequency. The instructor carried out a forced approach on Highway #8 and landed uneventfully approximately 18 NM SW of CYCH. There were no injuries, and no damage to the aircraft. The aircraft was pushed off to the side of the highway and secured. The local RCMP responded. MFC maintenance determined that the B-nut attachment from the fuel pump outlet supply line to the throttle body was not tight and had become progressively loose until a fuel leak developed. MFC maintenance voluntarily inspected the remainder of the fleet and no other similar issues were detected. C-FDYW was returned to service.

August 4, 2018

Incident at 4943n / 11663W

Update TSB Report # A18P0111: C-FADF, a Bombardier DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA215 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies Intl, BC (CYXC). During the cruise section of the flight, the flight crew received a number 1 Hydraulic Isolation valve caution light. An emergency was declared and the flight crew elected to divert to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) where an uneventful landing was completed. The operator?s maintenance are troubleshooting to determine the cause.
A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FADF/JZA8215) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Cranbrook, BC (CYYC) declared an emergency due to a loss of system #1 hydraulics. The aircraft decided to divert to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). The aircraft landed safely without incident.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Flight was enroute to CYXC when Dispatch received Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) message indicating a No. 1 HYD ISO VLV Caution Light and some loss of No. 1 Hydraulic Fluid. The Flight Crew elected to divert to CYLW as they were advised it would take approximately 20 minutes for the emergency vehicles to arrive at the CYXC airport. An emergency was declared inbound to CYLW, the flight landed without issue. Maintenance found a Hydraulic Line leaking at the Dual Rudder Pressure Regulator. Temporary Lines were installed and the aircraft was returned to service following leak and functional testing.

November 18, 2018

Incident at 5021N / 08231W

A North Star Air Ltd. Douglas DC3C (C-FKGL/BF102) from Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU) to Attawapiskat, ON (CYAT) returned to CYYU while en route to CYAT due to a dual generator issue. No emergency was declared. BF102 landed at CYYU at 1526Z without further incident. No operational impact.

July 4, 2018

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A18O0089: The Jazz DHC-8-100 aircraft (JZA8675, C-GJIG) was taxiing for take-off at Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ). Once stopped, waiting for clearance for the runway, the crew set the parking brake. Upon brake release the aircraft did not move forward even though engine power was applied. The flight attendant on board and the crew of the aircraft following C-GJIG reported smoke coming from the left hand brakes. The captain ordered an evacuation of the aircraft on the taxiway and ARFF responded to the scene. No injuries or damage to the aircraft was reported, and the passengers were bussed back to the terminal. Maintenance found the #1 left brake pressure would not fall to below 50 p.s.i. after brakes were released, and subsequent investigation determined the left Dual Skid Control Valve was at fault. The valve was replaced IAW AMM 32-46-11 and subsequent checks revealed no further faults. The aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Maintenance replaced both left hand brake units and main wheels in order to tow the aircraft to the hangar for investigation. Both brake units were seized and extremely hot. Maintenance determined that there was a defective left hand dual anti-skid control valve. The valve was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service following successful operational/functional testing.
A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (JZA8675) from Toronto/ Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) reported a brake problem on Taxiway D6. An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190 (ACA1037) behind them reported smoke coming from the left main gear and both main tires flat. JZA8675 evacuated passengers on the taxiway. Emergency vehicles responded. Runway 05 has been closed and the airport is in a Land 1/Depart 1 configuration.

June 20, 2018

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The North tower departed an Air Canada Boeing 777-300 (ACA001) from Toronto/Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) to Tokyo/Haneda International, Japan (RJTT) from Runway 33R without ensuring that the south tower had issued a cautionary for jet blast to an Air Georgian Ltd. Bombardier CL-600 2B19 (Series 200) (GGN7732) from Toronto/Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) to Washington-Dulles International, VA (KIAD) departing Runway 24R, as per the Unit Operations Manual (UOM). GGN7732 departed without incident. Operation downgraded to a dual.

June 12, 2018

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

Update TSB Report #A18O0076:BWA600, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Caribbean Airlines, had just landed on Runway 24L at Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ), and was instructed by ATC to hold short of Runway 24R. The flight crew read back the instruction correctly and exited Runway 24L on rapid exit Taxiway D6. Subsequently, ATC cleared WJA30, a Boeing 737-700 aircraft operated by WestJet, to takeoff from Runway 24R. As WJA30 was on the takeoff roll, BWA600 crossed the hold short line on D6, and was instructed by ATC to stop. BWA600 stopped before reaching the runway surface.
A Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800 (BWA600) from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (TTPP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) landed Runway 24L and entered Taxiway D6 and were instructed to hold short of Runway 24R which was read back. BWA600 entered Taxiway D6 and continued to taxi past the hold short line as a WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA30) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield Int'l, NS (CYHZ) was rolling for take off on Runway 24R. The controller called BWA600 to stop which they did. After WJA30 departed, BWA600 was cleared to continue to taxi across Runway 24R. The operation was downgraded to a DUAL as the event was reviewed.

December 16, 2018

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

On departure off Runway 17, a Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GORL) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was instructed to climb runway heading not above 5000 feet, and contact tower 118.2 when airborne. The aircraft neglected to switch to tower on 118.2. Outer tower noticed the aircraft in a westbound turn. Inner tower reached out to the aircraft, and instructed it to continue to the Petrocan and climb to 5500 feet and contact tower on 118.2. The aircraft was approximately 0.75 nautical miles behind a Springbank Air Training College Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GYZA) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW). No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The solo student was de-briefed by the Instructor regarding this occurrence and will be given further dual instruction prior to the next solo.

December 24, 2018

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Partners Corp. aircraft of unknown make and model (SDE751), from Calgary International, AB (CYYC) to destination unknown, was taxiing for departure when the pilot reported a dual hydraulic failure to the ground controller and became disabled on Taxiway R. All departures were diverted to Runway 35L until the aircraft could be towed out of the way. Normal operations were resumed at 1620Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft taxiing for departure out of CYYC became disabled on the taxiway due to dual hydraulic system failure. Per operator: During taxi a Hydraulic volume low system crew alerting system (CAS) message alerted the crew to an issue. Crew also noticed the hydraulic pressure on #1 system was zero and #2 hydraulic pressure was very low. Crew used the emergency pneumatic brake system to stop aircraft. Crew acted accordingly and stopped aircraft where it was. Contract Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) and Operator found that a fitting on the aft hydraulic manifold failed and leaked significant amount of hydraulic fluids. Hydraulic pressure was lost as a result. There appears to be inherent problems in the system’s design and the aircraft manufacturer is aware. Failed system was inspected repaired and tested. Related manufacturer’s service bulletin(s) has been incorporated. No further issues found.

September 6, 2018

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GLLV) on a flight from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) and landing at Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was given a cautionary and low approach clearance for Runway 17 due to wake turbulence from the preceding departure, an Airsprint Embraer EMB-545 (ASP822) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW). The tower repeated the clearance twice. C-GLLV proceeded to conduct an unauthorized touch-and-go into the wake turbulence. No further impact.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The pilot of the subject flight was de-briefed and will receive further dual training prior to any further solo flights.

July 10, 2018

Incident at RED DEER FSS / FSS DE RED DEER

A Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172S (C-GXJB) on a flight from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) and landing at Red Deer, AB (CYQF), which was a dual flight with an instructor on board, conducted an overshoot at 1425Z, and turned early crosswind. The flight service station (FSS) asked if C-GXJB had the other aircraft, a Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172P (C-GJSK) on a flight from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) and landing at Red Deer, AB (CYQF) that was on early downwind, in sight. The pilot of the C-GXJB said traffic was in sight and that they will follow. At approximately 1427Z, C-GJSK was observed orbiting and the pilot said that the C-GXJB was "really close". Both aircraft temporarily appeared on the NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS) in the same location and altitude.

September 3, 2018

Incident at JEBBY intersection

A Delta Air Lines, Inc. Airbus A330-300 (DAL445) from Rome?Fiumicino International, Italy (LIRF) to New York/John F. Kennedy International, NY (KJFK) advised New York (NY) Oceanic control that they had a dual transponder failure. New York (NY) Oceanic control sought approval for a re-route through the Moncton (QM) Flight Information Region (FIR). The flight ended up remaining in New York (NY) ocean airspace. No impact to operations.

June 15, 2018

Incident at 4823N / 03840W

At 0120Z, an AER Lingus Ltd. Airbus A330-200 (EIGEY/EIN118) from Washington, DC (KIAD) to Dublin, IRL (EIDW) declared a medical emergency, executed contingency procedures and descended to FL280. The aircraft was cleared dual-clutch transmission (DCT) for St. John's, NL (CYYT) upon reaching FL280. EIN118 landed at 0300Z without incident.
UPDATE to aircraft model and narrative: An Aviation Safety Program Analyst looked into this occurrence and the aircraft model was changed from "an AER Lingus Ltd. Airbus A330-200" to "an AER Lingus Ltd. Airbus A330-202". The narrative was replaced with "At 0120Z, an AER Lingus Ltd. Airbus A330-200 (EIGEY/EIN118) from Washington, DC (KIAD) to Dublin, IRL (EIDW) declared a medical emergency, executed contingency procedures and descended to FL280. The aircraft was cleared direct (DCT) for St. John's, NL (CYYT) upon reaching FL280. EIN118 landed at 0300Z without incident."

August 20, 2017

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (ATM - other)

A strong ghost target was observed on radar entering Langley Regional, BC (CYNJ) control zone (CZ) south of Poppy, transiting westbound at 1600ft to 2NM SE of CYNJ airport. The aircraft could not be spotted from the tower. Upon further investigation, the ghost target was rendering a dual discrete with a Seair Seaplanes Cessna 208 (C-GSAS) enroute from Ganges, BC (Water) (CAX6) to Vancouver, BC (Water) (CAM9). Unable to locate target on the radar.

August 16, 2017

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (ATM - other)

A strong ghost target was observed on radar entering the Langley Regional, BC (CYNJ) control zone (CZ) 3 miles SW of the airport, transiting eastbound at 500ft for 2 miles. The aircraft could not be spotted from the tower, and upon further investigation the ghost target, showing a squawk code of 2444, was rendering a dual discreet with a Seair Seaplanes de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (C-FPCG) en route to Nanaimo Harbour, BC (CAC8), observed 20 miles W of CYNJ just south of the approach into Vancouver, BC (CYVR).

August 7, 2017

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (ATM - other)

A strong ghost target was observed on radar 1 mile SE of the Langley Regional, BC (CYNJ) airport, transiting ESE at 800ft for 2.5 miles, grounding 120 knots. The aircraft could not be spotted from the tower, and upon further investigation the ghost target, showing a squawk code of 3666, was rendering a dual discreet with a Harbour Air flight (HR319) that was on final for Nanaimo Harbour, BC (Water) (CAC8), 52 miles west of Langley.

August 1, 2017

Accident at BRANTFORD ON (CYFD)

TSB Report #A17O0174: Solar Ship Inc. was testing a dual control hybrid Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) at Brantford, ON (CYFD) when the ground based pilot lost control of the aircraft. Shortly after take off at approximately 40 feet AGL, the UAS lost power, banked hard to the left and pitched up. The pilot was able to regain control of the aircraft just prior to impact. An examination of the aircraft indicates that there was signal conflict between the dual control systems.

October 15, 2017

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-FMTF) on a flight departing Springbank, AB (CYBW) and landing at Springbank, AB (CYBW) inbound from the west descended without authorization. No impact.
UPDATE from Owner/Operator: The owner spoke to the renter pilot and the pilot indicated that in the process of setting up the radios transferring from Terminal to Tower, they descended 300 feet lower than the authorized altitude. The pilot is scheduled for a dual flight to ensure they are comfortable with the radio package in this aircraft.

September 18, 2017

Incident at KUGAARUK NU (CYBB)

At 1950Z, an Air Nunavut Beech 200 (BFF202) was on approach from Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) to Kugaaruk, NU (CYBB) when the pilot reported there was an indicator light for no steering. The aircraft circled and arrived safely 10 minutes later.
UPDATE from Owner/Operator: There was loss of power to the gear motor and indicator lights. The power self-energized 30 seconds later. The gear came down and indicated 3 green. Then, there was another loss of power. 2 diodes on the #2 dual feed bus were replaced and the right hand main bus remote-controlled circuit breaker (RCCB) was replaced.

September 3, 2017

Incident at 48NM SW PEACE RIVER AB (CYPE)

UPDATE AOR-221751-V1: At 1600Z, the Peace River, AB (CYPE) flight service station (FSS) received a call on 122.0 from a privately registered Cessna T310R on a flight from Peace River, AB (CYPE). Readability "2" and transmission broken. FSS responded, no reply heard (NRH). At 1613Z, Grande Prairie 911 advised CYPE that the aircraft was conducting an emergency landing at Highway 1 and Township Road 793 (approximately 47NM SW of CYPE) due to engine failure. No injuries. No further services requested. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were dispatched. FSS contacted the pilot via provided cell phone number. The pilot advised FSS of dual engine failure, vibrations on both engines. The aircraft landed safely.
TSB Report#A17W0141: a privately operated Cessna T310R, was conducting a VFR flight from Peace River, AB (CYPE) to Valleyview, AB (CEL5). During cruise at 6500 feet asl, the No. 1 engine (Teledyne Continental TSIO520-BB) lost power and EGT began to decrease. The pilot selected fuel pumps to high but there was no change. The pilot elected to feather the No. 1 propeller. Shortly after, the No. 2 engine lost power. The pilot switched fuel tanks but there was no change and that propeller was feathered. A decision was made to land on Highway 2 near the town of Rycroft, AB and a successful engines out landing was completed with no damage to the aircraft or injuries to the pilot or passenger. The pilot will be reporting maintenance findings to the TSB once the aircraft is recovered.

December 12, 2017

Incident at 4726N / 06310W

An American corporately registered Dassault Falcon 900EX (N940CL) from Westchester County, NY (KHPN) to London, UK (EGLC) had dual flight plans. The pilot indicated this to dispatch and sent a new flight plan once airborne.

May 19, 2017

Incident at 4715N / 04736W

UPDATE: JRCC HALIFAX SARSUM REPORT#[S2017-00324]: (471500N 0473600W). Gander Oceanic called to report that RCH695 FL320 had suffered a dual FMS failure and returned towards St. John's. Gander received an updated report saying that RCH695 was on radar and returning to Dover Airforce Base.
At 2254Z a United States Air Force Lockheed C-5 Galaxy (RCH695) on a flight from Dover Air Force Base, DE (KDOV) to Ankara, Turkey (LTAC) declared an emergency due to a dual flight management system (FMS) failure. The aircraft requested to turn around and head towards the coast of Newfoundland and requested radar vectors. The flight was given a heading of 290 degrees. RCH695 coasted in approximately 15 minutes later and was radar identified. The aircraft then continued to their point of departure, KDOV.

October 17, 2016

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE: JRCC SARSUM Victoria Report#[V2016-03084]: (491177N 1231139W - Vancouver, BC (CYVR)). CYVR Operations called to report a Piper aircraft declaring an emergency landing on Runway 08 right. Sea Island was advised. The aircraft landed safely and Sea Island was stood down.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The left voltage regulator was replaced, and the field wire was repaired.
UPDATE TSB #A16P0191: C-GPAK, a Piper PA-31-350 aircraft operated by Orca Airways, was conducting flight ORK109 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ). After departure from CYVR, both alternators failed. The flight crew declared an emergency and returned for landing at CYVR. The flight landed without further event with ARFF standing by.
After departure, an Orca Airways Piper PA-31-350 (C-GPAK/ORK109) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Tofino, BC (CYAZ) advised of a dual alternator failure and declared an emergency. The Tower initiated a standby. ORK109 flew a circuit and landed Runway 08R without incident. No operational impact.

May 30, 2016

Incident at TOFINO BC (YAZ) NDB

UPDATE: TSB#A16P0080: N662US, a Boeing 747-400 aircraft operated by Delta Airlines as flight DAL167, had departed Seattle-Tacoma Intl, WA, (KSEA) en route to Tokyo/New Tokyo Intl, Japan (RJAA). Approximately 60 nautical miles south southwest of Tofino, BC the flight crew declared an emergency due to a dual Flight Management System (FMS) navigation equipment failure. The aircraft circled south of Vancouver Island for approximately one hour to dump fuel in order to be within its maximum landing weight limitation. The aircraft returned to KSEA and landed without further incident. The operator?s maintenance determined that the FMS was faulty. The number 1 FMS was replaced and tested, and the aircraft was returned to service the following day.
At 2050Z, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 747 400 (N662US/DAL167) from Seattle, WA (KSEA) to Narita, Japan (RJAA) reported a dual flight management computer (FMC) failure and declared an emergency. Vectors were required for navigation. The aircraft dumped fuel from 2115Z-2150Z and was then given vectors to land in KSEA. No emergency equipment required upon arrival. No impact on operations.

December 20, 2016

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GWKI) on a local flight from Calgary/ Springbank, AB (CYBW) was departing Runway 17 and was instructed to climb runway heading to 5000'. The pilot turned north west bound without authorization. No impact.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The solo student pilot was briefed and will be provided further dual training prior to further solo flights. No Further follow up required.

September 21, 2016

Incident at WINNIPEG / ST. ANDREWS MB (CYAV)

UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator involved for more information and was provided with additional details of this occurrence. The Pilot did not set the aircraft in a proper landing configuration (speed too fast), and elected to land on the non-active runway with a tail wind consequently landing long and fast. The Pilot did not consider the overshoot option. This was a rental pilot not associated with or taking part in training at the Flight Training Unit (FTU). Should this renter pilot return, a dual flight will be conducted to train the pilot in matters of proper aircraft landing configuration and speed control. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and advised that no further follow-up action by Transport Canada was required at this time.
A Winnipeg Aviation Cessna 182Q (C-GYPG) on a local flight from St. Andrews, MB (CYAV) landed Runway 22 and experienced an excursion by going off the end of the runway. The aircraft taxied back onto the manoeuvring area and taxied back to the apron. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report#14473: The Pilot of A Winnipeg Aviation Cessna C-182 reported landing long on runway 22, (36 was active) and chose not to lock up brakes in order to turn off onto the taxiway, then decided the safer option was to slowly roll off the end of the runway and turn around on the grass. It was interpreted that the Pilot's report indicated that the aircraft was turned within 30 ft. of the end of the runway. Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV) tower advised that there was no operational impact.

September 4, 2016

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GYVJ) on a local flight from Springbank, AB (CYBW) was taxied for a Runway 17 departure. While doing their run-up, the active runway changed to Runway 08. C-GYVJ called Ground and advised that they were ready to go, Ground instructed them to contact the Tower on 118.2. C-GYVJ did not contact the Tower as instructed and departed Runway 17 without a clearance. The Tower had to use the ground frequency to direct the aircraft back to the field as they still had not changed to 118. No additional impact.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: The Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) of the Calgary Flying Club was advised of this incident. The CFI was able to look into this incident with further detail and determined that the pilot did not have his radios set up for proper use between ground and tower frequencies. The pilot was briefed on how to set up both radios for use in and around the Springbank Control Zone. The pilot will also receive additional dual training prior to renting a club aircraft again. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and advised that no further follow-up action by Transport Canada was required at this time.

September 1, 2016

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GLLV) on a local flight from Calgary / Springbank, AB (CYBW) was attempting a touch and go on Runway 08 when the aircraft veered off the runway into the grass. C-GLLV then taxied back on to Runway 08 and exited on Taxiway D. No damage to runway lights or aircraft. No further impact.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator involved for more information and was provided with additional details of this occurrence. The student had completed 4 unassisted circuits in the light crosswind prior to being sent solo by the Instructor. The Instructor is providing the student with another briefing on crosswind takeoffs and landings. Further dual flights will be flown prior to further solo crosswind circuits being authorized. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and advised that no further follow-up action by Transport Canada was required at this time.

August 20, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON IN (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

At 0145Z the Winnipeg ACC experienced a dual flight data processor (FDP) failure and subsequent Canadian automated air traffic system (CAATS) failure. All systems returned to service fully at 0430Z. Impact to Operations was that approximately 12 aircraft were re-routed to avoid the affected area and two departures within the Flight Information Region (FIR) were restricted to lower altitudes than were flight planned.

August 14, 2016

Incident at WINNIPEG / ST. ANDREWS MB (CYAV)

UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator involved for more information and was provided with additional details of this occurrence. The incident involved a student pilot letting the aircraft drift to the left side of the runway to the point that the left wheel was momentarily rolling on the grass.The student presented a written report of the account with no particular reason as to why the event happened. The flight instructor responsible for the student has been advised of the matter and will be conducting remedial dual lessons. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and advised that no further follow-up action by Transport Canada was required at this time
A Winnipeg Aviation Cessna 172N (C-FLPU) on a local flight from St. Andrews, MB (CYAV) doing circuits on Runway 31 was observed to leave the runway with the left wheel during the departure roll. C-FLPU reduced speed re-entered the runway within 100 feet and aborted his takeoff. C-FLPU taxied to apron and after calling the tower on the phone advised that the aircraft drifted to the left under power and that power had to be reduced to keep the aircraft on the runway. No operational impact.

June 20, 2016

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

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. A student in the circuit lost control upon landing and exited the runway. No damage reported. An immediate dual flight was booked with the Chief Flight Instructor, and then continued on to a solo flight with no issues. Long term plan will include frequent monitoring of his training progress through post flight interviews and regular instructor briefings.
A Mitchinson Flying Service Cessna 172P (C-GIQB) on a local flight from Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) was cleared touch and go Runway 27. The aircraft landed and exited the runway on to the infield south of runway. The aircraft came to a stop approximately 50ft outside of the runway and taxied off under it's own power. No operational impact.

April 1, 2016

Accident at SUNDRE AB (CFN7)

UPDATE: TSB#A16W0037: C-GEKA, a Mount Royal University Cessna 172R, was on a dual training flight at Sundre, AB (CFN7), conducting a soft field departure from the grass beside Runway 24. During the takeoff, the left landing gear caught the top rail of the fence at the end of the runway. The aircraft executed a forced landing into a field off the end of the runway and the left landing gear collapsed. The aircraft sustained significant damage, but there were no injuries.
A Chief pilot at Mount Royal University called to advise that a student, performing circuits from Springbank, AB (CYBW), had crashed a Mount Royal University Cessna 172R (C-GEKA) at Sundre, AB (CFN7) while approximately 200 ft west of Runway 09. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was not activated and there were no injuries.

February 1, 2016

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Moncton, NB (CYQM) area control centre (ACC) sustained a dual Canadian automated air traffic system (CAATS) flight data processor (FDP) failure. The failure lasted for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Small impact on operations overall. Few arrivals were restricted to FL280 and below.

November 29, 2015

Incident at QUALICUM BEACH BC (CAT4)

UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report#14143: A K.D. Air Corp Piper PA-31 (C-GXEY/KDC511) from Tofino, BC (CYAZ) to Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4) landed on Runway 11 when it appeared that another aircraft (C-GWXL) was lined up on the threshold of 29. After coming to a stop, to exit the Runway, C-GXEY realized that C-GWXL was not lined up on the Runway but that it had gone off the end of Runway 11. C-GXEY had received no radio communication from C-GWXL which both pilots were still inside of. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: Pilot elected to abort take-off as left engine suddenly loss power. Aircraft left runway as a result of decision to abort take-off. During emergency braking, both main tires became flat. Aircraft was able to taxi to a local hanger. Company maintenance investigated left engine for cause of power loss and found that magneto points were loose and misaligned. Magneto replaced, and main wheel assemblies replaced. Abnormal occurrence inspection carried out on aircraft landing gear and gear swing carried out. Service Difficulty Report (SDR) submitted for Magneto finding.
Aviation Incident Report#14140: Airport operator received a call that an Orca Airways Ltd Piper PA-31-350 (C-GWXL) had overrun Runway 11 at Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4). Investigation showed skid marks from both main wheels from about 500 feet prior to the end and 300 feet onto the grass of Runway 11. Tire marks indicated the aircraft proceeded between two runway end lights. It appeared the left tire had failed and the rim had contacted the runway. Inspection showed no damage to either the lights or the runway surface. Further inspection showed no debris on runway. Aircraft had taxied from the overrun area to a private hanger area on the airport. Both main tires were observed to be badly damaged and completely flat. A taxiway inspection was carried out and the airport confirmed serviceable.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report#14144: A K.D. Air Corp. Piper PA-31 (C-GPCA/KDC417) from Texada/Gillies Bay, BC (CYGB) to Qualicum, BC (CAT4) was crossing overhead to join downwind for Runway 29, when the pilot saw an aircraft (C-GWKL) sitting on the grass beyond the threshold of 29. The pilot called in downwind and final. On final, C-GWXL began to taxi and then made a call stating they were clearing on Alpha. They were clear on time for C-GPCA to land. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB#A15P0235: The Orca Airways PA-31-350 aircraft, C-GWXL, lost power on the left engine (Lycoming TIO-540- J2BD) during the take-off run on Runway 11 at Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4). The take-off was rejected, however both main tires blew and the aircraft overran the end of the runway. There were no injuries. The operator?s maintenance replaced the left engine's (single-drive) dual magnetos (P/N 10- 682910-13) and both main wheel assemblies. A hard landing inspection and multiple gear swings were also performed.

August 19, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: Maintenance had found the day before a bad DC control unit, and the following day, the date of this incident, maintenance troubleshot the system to find that the DC power panel had failed during flight giving the generator failures. Possibly previously damaged from control unit failure, or quite possibly random failure. DC power panel replaced and no further faults could be duplicated. The CADORS had stated dual failure, but it was an error in wording and it was a single generator fail.
A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Beech 1900 (GLR554), from Williams Lake (CYWL), BC, to Vancouver (CYVR), BC, reported to the Area Control Centre (ACC) that it had suffered 2 generator failures. A precautionary standby was issued and GLR554 landed safely on Runway 26R at 2348Z. No operational impact.

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