June 2, 2020

Accident at ST-GEORGES QC (CYSG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The landing gear of a Grondin Transport Cessna 310R (C-FMST) collapsed upon landing at St. Georges, QC (CYSG). Runway 06/24 at CYSG was closed by NOTAM from 0050Z to 0241Z.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0053: C-FMST, a Cessna 310R operated by Grondair Aviation, was on a visual flight rules (VFR) training flight from St-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) to St-George-de-Beauce, QC (CYSG) with an instructor and a student pilot on board. After a simulated engine failure landing at CYSG, the aircraft took off and entered a circuit in preparation for a second landing, this time with 2 engines. During the landing, the aircrafts tail struck the ground, followed by the propeller and the aircraft then slid on its belly the length of the runway. The roll out finished approximately 300 ft after impact, slightly left of the runway heading and with smoke coming from the cabin. The landing gear was up when the aircraft was taken away later that evening. There was no fire or fuel/oil leak. There were no injuries.

May 31, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Approximately 30 seconds after takeoff, a Orizon Aviation Quebec Inc. Cessna 152 (C-FZSX) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) advised the tower of a "small fuel loss" and that they would like to return to land. The aircraft landed at 1130Z with no impact on operations. No contamination was found following inspection by the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit.

May 23, 2020

Incident at 6NM SW QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Orizon Aviation Québec Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GQVZ) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB), on approach for Runway 06, reported sparks in the engine compartment. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was deployed. C-GQVZ landed at 0416Z without incident. No impact on operations.

May 20, 2020

Incident at 20NM NW KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE4812) from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) declared an emergency due to a mechanical problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed safely at 2150Z. A runway inspection was carried out and nothing unusual was reported. No impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0050: C-GXAI, a Bombardier DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Air Inuit, was on flight AIE4812 under instrument flight rules from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 3 crew members and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was descending towards CYVP, the flight crew noticed an indication of a gradual leak of hydraulic fluid from system #2. As a precaution, and to ensure the availability of emergency services during the landing, the flight crew declared an emergency (PAN PAN). The crew made a normal extension of the landing gear and the aircraft landed on the runway without incident. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.
Update Aviation Incident Report #16631: The Kuujjuaq airport emergency response plan was activated by Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) when they were notified by the crew of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE4812) from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) that, upon descent, the aircraft had lost hydraulic fluid. The crew was asked by the FSS if they wanted to declare PAN PAN, to which they responded yes. The response was answered by NAV CANADA, the FSS, the fire department, ambulance services, Air Inuit Kuujjuaq, the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), the Kativik Regional Government, and the Transportation department. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the tarmac on its own power. No injuries.

February 25, 2020

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

TSB Report #A20Q0024: C-GABO, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (JZA8970), was on an IFR flight from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 48 passengers and 3 crew members on board. After the landing and while the aircraft was taxiing to the terminal, a passenger alerted the crew to flames coming out from the right main gear. The crew brought the aircraft to a stop and requested the intervention of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services. The fire quickly went out and the aircraft was towed away to the passenger bridge. When the aircrafts right main gear was checked, a breakage was found in two bearings in the inboard wheel.

March 12, 2020

Incident at 30NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDSN/ACA485) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) requested a return to the airport due to a vibration in engine #2; no emergency was declared while the aircraft was inbound for Runway 06R at CYUL. The aircraft then requested the presence of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on the holding bay for Runway 24L to check the engine. No impact on operations.

March 18, 2020

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

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-GBHZ/ROU1651) from Miami Intl, FL (KMIA) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) declared PAN PAN. There was significant vibration in the control column. The aircraft landed without any problems. No impact.
UPDATE TSB report #A20Q0036: C-GBHZ, an Air Canada Rouge LP Airbus A319-114 (ROU1651), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Miami, FL (KMIA) to Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). While the aircraft was on final approach at 3 000 ft, the crew felt vibrations and heard loud bangs coming from the engine. The crew declared an emergency and landed without incident. No apparent damage was reported by the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) crew during the ground inspection conducted once the aircraft had come to a stop on the runway. The aircraft then moved, without any other problems , to the gate for deplaning passengers.

March 17, 2020

Incident at 25NM SW PARENT QC (CYPP)

A Chrono Aviation Inc. Beech 1900D (C-GXCA/NDL191) from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared a medical emergency and requested both ambulance and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services upon its arrival at CYQB. The aircraft made it to the ground on Runway 24 at 2044Z without incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0037: A Chrono Aviation Beech 1900D (C-GXCA/NDL191) was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Timmins, ON (CYTS) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 18 passengers and 2 crew members on board. Approximately 35 minutes before landing, the pilot-in-command (PIC) felt ill after eating a meal. At that time, the co-pilot was in control and the PIC took over the duties of the pilot monitoring (PM). Shortly afterwards, the PIC fell unconscious. The co-pilot contacted the air controller to inform him of the situation and declared an emergency. A few minutes later, the PIC regained consciousness. The plane landed without incident at CYQB and the PIC was transported to hospital by ambulance.

Incident at 20NM NNW MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FYAG/PAG907) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) asked to be redirected to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) due to an engine that would not start up again after tests were conducted. At that time, no emergency was declared. On final 5 NM Runway 24, the aircraft declared an emergency with the tower at CYMX. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (AARF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed at 2249Z without incident and a runway inspection was completed at 2255Z. No impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0038: C-FYAG, a Fairchild SA227AC operated by Perimeter Aviation LP under flight number PAG907, was flying under instrument flight rules from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) airport on a local flight in order to perform flight tests. After voluntarily shutting down an engine, the crew was unable to restart it. The crew therefore requested to be redirected to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), where they declared an emergency. The aircraft landed without incident.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Metro 3 aircraft C-FYAG, while on a flight test program, was carrying out single engine performance checks when the shutdown engine failed to restart. Flight crew declared an emergency and returned to the airport uneventfully. Maintenance performed a functional test of the right-hand (RH) feather valve, performed a functional test of the RH auto ignition system as per Maintenance Manual (MM) 72-10-06, performed a functional test of the RH engine unfeather system, and performed a functional test of the RH I/B squat switch. The RH engine unfeather pump output pressure was checked and found to be set at 180psi. The RH unfeather pump pressure was adjusted to 210psi.

March 15, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At takeoff, an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-3Q8 (C-FJZK/ROU1726) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (TFFR) reported that it had possibly hit something with an engine and requested a return to CYUL. ROU1726 declared an emergency. ROU1726 made it to the ground on Runway 06R at 1200Z without incident. Impact: Runway 06R/24L was unavailable from 1200Z to 1210Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0034: C-FJZK, an Air Canada Rouge LP Boeing 767-3Q8 (ROU1726), had to conduct an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Guadeloupe (TFFR). On initial climb, the crew heard a faint sound and observed an increase in engine vibrations. The air traffic controller told the crew that he had noticed what were probably flames coming out of the left engine during takeoff. The crew declared an emergency, turned around, and landed without incident. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services crew was deployed and inspected the aircraft on the runway. There were no injuries.

February 18, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Federal Express Corporation McDonnell Douglas MD-10-30F (FDX231) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Memphis, TN (KMEM) declared an emergency due to an engine fire. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft was on the ground on the apron. No injuries. Flight plan cancelled. The shift manager, the National Operations Centre (NOC), and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0027: N313FE, a McDonnell Douglas MD10 aircraft operated by Federal Express, was conducting flight FDX231 from Montréal/Mirabel (CYMX), QC to Memphis Intl. (KMEM), TN. During initial start for the #3 engine, the ground grew advised that flames could be seen coming from the engine. The crew shut off the fuel flow and the flames disappeared. Maintenance was called and carried out an inspection following which the crew attempted a second start. Again flames were seen coming out from the engine. The crew discharged the fire extinguisher bottle and asked for assistance from aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) services. After investigation, the operator’s maintenance confirmed that the engine had not been dry motored after the first start attempt, resulting in a fuel accumulation that caused the fire during the second start attempt. Maintenance replaced the fire extinguisher, the aircraft tested serviceable and was returned to service.

January 3, 2020

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

TSB Report #A20Q0003: C-FSOU, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (JZA8684), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to CFB Bagotville, QC (CYBG) with 49 passengers and 3 crew members. Immediately after takeoff from Runway 24L, the interior wheel in the left landing gear broke off of the aircraft and fell onto the runway. The crew declared an emergency and remained in flight for approximately 1 hour to burn off fuel and reduce the aircrafts weight before returning to CYUL and landing. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed on Runway 24R without incident with 1 wheel remaining on the left landing gear. The aircraft cleared the runway via Taxiway B2 and came to a stop. Passengers were brought to the terminal by bus. There were no injuries, and there was no other damage to the aircraft.

January 6, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

TSB Report #A20Q0006: C-GNLN, a Nolinor Inc. B7327-200 (NRL942), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Mirabel Intl., QC (CYMX) to Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) with 6 crew members and 61 passengers on board. When the landing gear was raised after takeoff, the crew received a nose wheel disagree indication. The crew declared an emergency and completed the checklist in the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH). When the gear was lowered, all the wheels were down and with normal indications. The aircraft went back and landed on Runway 06 at CYMX with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on alert. The aircraft landed without incident, there were no injuries, and the aircraft was not damaged.

January 1, 2020

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

TSB Report A20Q0001: C-GSPW, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE752) with 4 crew members and 28 passengers on board, was on an IFR flight from Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). Following the landing at CYVO, the flight crew received a fire indication from the auxiliary power unit (APU) as well as an indication that the fire extinguishing bottle had discharged. Noticing that the fire indication was still present, the flight crew brought the aircraft to a stop on the runway and requested the presence of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services in case of an accident so that it could verify whether smoke or flames were present at the back of the aircraft. The aircraft, having not received any confirmation of the presence of smoke or flames, taxied to its designated parking area and proceeded with the quick unloading of passengers since the fire indication was still present. All occupants evacuated the aircraft. ARFF personnel arrived a few minutes later. When the APU was checked, it was discovered that there was no trace of fire. No one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged.

January 23, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A Cargair Cessna 172N (C-GVHE) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) declared MAYDAY after a cabin fire at 1928Z. Emergency services notified. C-GVHE landed without incident on Runway 11 at 1931Z and cleared the runway at the threshold of Runway 02.

January 21, 2020

Incident at 30NM S MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Czech corporately registered Boeing 737-800 chartered by Air Transat (OKTVY/TSC2527) from Samaná, Dominican Republic (MDCY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared PAN PAN due to a possible landing gear issue. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were requested by the aircraft, which landed at 2342Z without incident. Impact: Runway 24R was closed from 2342Z to 2358Z. A few aircraft were delayed at arrival.
TSB UPDATE #A20Q0014: OK-TVY, a Smartwings for Air Transat Boeing 737-800 (TSC2527), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from El Catey Intl, Dominican Republic (MDCY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) with 178 passengers and 6 crew members on board. At departure from MDCY and at V1 speed, the crew felt moderate vibration. During the climb, they asked airport staff to inspect the runway, and tire debris was found. All indications were normal in the cockpit, and the flight continued to CYUL. At approximately 30 NM south of CYUL, the crew declared an emergency due to a possible problem with the landing gear. At 2342Z, the aircraft landed without incident with emergency services on standby, but a moderate vibration was felt. There were no injuries. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway for an inspection, and it then proceeded to the terminal. A damaged wheel was replaced, and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 19, 2020

Accident at 4842N / 07917W

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton received a distress signal at 1844Z. Sûreté du Québec (SQ) notified JRCC TR of the crash of a privately registered, amateur-built Christen A-1B on a frozen lake in the La Sarre, QC (CSR8) area.
TSB UPDATE #A20Q0012: A privately operated Aviat Aircraft Inc. A-1B (Christen) on wheel skis with one pilot on board was on a local visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Lac Mance, located 8 nautical miles (NM) south-southeast of the La Sarre, Quebec (CSR8) airport. At approximately 12.5 NM south of CSR8, the aircraft collided with the frozen surface of the La Sarre River and travelled a distance of approximately 235 ft before coming to a stop. The aircraft was substantially damaged but did not catch fire. The pilot was fatally injured. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) went off.

January 6, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

On final for Runway 07, an Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GIAB/AIE852) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) indicated that it was going to fly circuits to check its landing gear. At 1644Z, AIE852 declared PAN PAN. Coordination carried out. AIE852 reached the ground by 1700Z without incident. No impact on operations.
UPDATE Aviation incident report #16521: Airport emergency response plan was activated at Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, by the flight service station (FSS) when notified by an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GIAB/AIE852) that it had a landing gear problem. AIR852 declared a PAN PAN at 1643Z. The Kuujjuaq emergency coordination centre (ECC) was opened with NAV Canada FSS, the fire department, the health centre, Air Inuit, Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) and the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) to respond. The aircraft landed safely at 1700Z and the aircraft taxied to the apron under its own power. No injuries reported.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0007: C-GIAB, an Air Inuit Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (AIE852) was on an IFR flight from Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 29 passengers and 3 crew members on board. When the aircraft was on approach and the gear was lowered, there was an indication that the right main landing gear indicated was not locked. The crew declared an emergency and completed the checklist in the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) to lower the landing gear manually. Afterwards, all of the wheels were down with normal indications, and the crew went to CYVP and landed without incident. There were no injuries; the aircraft was not damaged.

January 4, 2020

Incident at 175NM E MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GPWE/WEN3441) from Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) declared PAN PAN with Boston Centre due to a loss of the hydraulic system. The aircraft then requested to be redirected to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and requested the services of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF). The aircraft landed on Runway 06R at 1153Z without incident. Runway 06R was closed from 1153Z to 1210Z. Impact: a few departures were delayed.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0004: C-GPWE, a WestJet Encore de Havilland, Dash-8 Q400 (WEN3441), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Moncton/Greater Moncton Intl., NB (CYQM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with 66 passengers and 4 crew members on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight approximately 175 nautical miles east of Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), a loss of hydraulic fluid in system number 1 occurred. The crew diverted to CYUL and declared an emergency, and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed on Runway 06R without incident. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.

January 6, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

At departure from Runway 06, a Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-200 (NRL942) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) declared a PAN PAN due to a landing gear problem and requested to return. The PAN PAN was cancelled once the aircraft was established on final for Runway 06. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were notified as a precaution. No impact on operations.

January 3, 2020

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FSOU/JZA8684) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) lost a wheel from its left interior back gear at takeoff from Runway 24L. JZA8684 burned off fuel and declared an emergency at 1933Z. JZA8684 landed without incident at 2014Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During initial climb, the flight crew was informed by the air traffic controller (ATC) and the flight attendant (FA) that the aircraft (C-FSOU) lost the left inboard (#2) main wheel assembly. The decision was taken to execute an air turn back after burning some fuel. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without further incident. The aircraft stopped on the taxiway, where passengers were deplaned and bused to the terminal. Troubleshooting determined the main wheel bearings failed, allowing the assembly to separate from the gear axle on rotation. As the axle sustained some damage, the landing gear assembly along with the brake units and wheel assemblies were replaced before returning the aircraft to service. The main wheel assembly has been recovered. On January 4, 2020, another aircraft (C-GABO) suffered a No. 3 main wheel bearing failure while taxiing to the gate. Due to the failures on these aircraft, a fleet campaign was commenced on the DHC classic fleet (All DHC-8-102/301/311) to inspect and report on the condition of the main wheel bearings. A Safety Management System (SMS) investigation is currently underway. Further updates on the results of the campaign and SMS investigation will be made in Continuing Airworthiness Web Information System (CAWIS) as part of the follow-up on the two Service Difficulty Reports (SDRs) submitted by the operator.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0003: C-FSOU, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (JZA8684), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to CFB Bagotville, QC (CYBG) with 49 passengers and 3 crew members. Immediately after takeoff from Runway 24L, the interior wheel in the left landing gear broke off of the aircraft and fell onto the runway. The crew declared an emergency and remained in flight for approximately 1 hour to burn off fuel and reduce the aircrafts weight before returning to CYUL and landing. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed on Runway 24R without incident with 1 wheel remaining on the left landing gear. The aircraft cleared the runway via Taxiway B2 and came to a stop. Passengers were brought to the terminal by bus. There were no injuries, and there was no other damage to the aircraft.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADOR 2020Q0365 deleted.

January 1, 2020

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

After landing, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-275C (C-GSPW/AIE752) from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) reported an IPU fire indication and requested the presence of emergency services without declaring an emergency. 911 called at 1700Z. The passengers and crew were evacuated from the aircraft. Firemen arrived at 1720Z. Runway inspection completed and nothing abnormal found. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (COA) notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0001: C-GSPW, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE752) with 4 crew members and 28 passengers on board, was on an IFR flight from Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). Following the landing at CYVO, the flight crew received a fire indication from the auxiliary power unit (APU) as well as an indication that the fire extinguishing bottle had discharged. Noticing that the fire indication was still present, the flight crew brought the aircraft to a stop on the runway and requested the presence of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services in case of an accident so that it could verify whether smoke or flames were present at the back of the aircraft. The aircraft, having not received any confirmation of the presence of smoke or flames, taxied to its designated parking area and proceeded with the quick unloading of passengers since the fire indication was still present. All occupants evacuated the aircraft. ARFF personnel arrived a few minutes later. When the APU was checked, it was discovered that there was no trace of fire. No one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged.
Note: Duplicate CADORS record #2020Q0343 deleted after merging information.

May 30, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The pilot of a privately registered Yak Yak-18T from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a low hydraulic pressure that would possibly affect landing gear, flaps and brakes on inbound flight. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was staged for landing, and the pilot landed safely with no problems reported. No impact to operations.

May 12, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

A Carson Air Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FAFR/CA8057) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) declared a hydraulic failure. Requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be on standby. Aircraft landed safely.
Update TSB Report #A20P0057: C-FAFR, a Fairchild SA227-AC operated by Carson Air Ltd, was conducting a cargo flight from Vancouver Intl. (CYVR), BC, to Kelowna (CYLW), BC, with 2 flight crew members onboard. During descent into CYLW, the crew observed a hydraulic pressure annunciator light with a corresponding low pressure indication. The crew followed the emergency checklist, advised the CYLW tower of a hydraulic failure, and requested ARFF on standby. The crew lowered the landing gear manually and carried out a flapless landing without incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Maintenance found the right hand hydraulic pump return line was chaffed through at the hydraulic reservoir. The rigid return line was temporarily replaced with a flexible line as per the AMM and the hydraulic system was ground tested satisfactory.

May 6, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172R (C-GMAZ) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) landed on Runway 27 and was disabled due to a flat tire. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded and removed the aircraft.

March 7, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

After departure, an American, corporately registered Dassault Falcon 50 (N227GJ) on a flight from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared an emergency, reporting an engine out. Returned to CYVR for landing.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0048: N227GJ, a Dassault-Breguet Falcon 50 operated by Balck Falcon LLC, was conducting a flight from Vancouver International (CYVR), BC, to McCarran International (KLAS), NV, with 2 flight crew and 4 passengers onboard. The pilot applied engine power to initiate a climb to cruising altitude and the #3 engine (Garrett TFE731) experienced a contained internal failure. There was no fire indication and the aircraft returned to CYVR. Tower placed ARFF on standby and the aircraft landed without incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. A third party maintenance vendor from the USA replaced the engine and the aircraft returned to the USA.

April 16, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

Shortly after departure, a privately registered Piper J3C-65 from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) called the tower stating they would like to return for landing. Tower controller asked if any assistance was required. The pilot reported that they were returning because the engine was not producing full power but assistance was not required. Controller elected to put the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on standby anyways. No impact to operations.

April 14, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A privately registered Quad City Challenger II on a flight to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) landed on Runway 09 and was taxiing on the runway to exit at Sierra. The aircraft reported a bird on the runway at the intersection of Runway 09 and Runway 03. There were no previous aircraft that reported a bird strike. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was called out and cleared the bird off the runway.

March 12, 2020

Accident at FORT LANGLEY BC (CBQ2)

TSB Report #A20P0036: C-GTMW, a privately operated De Havilland DHC-3T, was conducting circuits at Fort Langley (CBQ2), BC. During the second landing, the aircraft bounced and started an uncontrolled veer to the left. The aircraft departed the left side of the runway onto the adjacent ramp. The left wing tip contacted a parked trailer causing the aircraft to pivot left and impact a second trailer before coming to an abrupt stop. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries and no post impact fire. The ELT automatically activated and the signal was received.

March 18, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 0236Z, the Vancouver Area Control Centre (ACC) advised the Flight Service Station (FSS) that a WestJet encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GWEN/WEN3108) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was returning to CYXT due to smoke in the cockpit. Emergency was declared. Emergency response vehicles and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) were dispatched. WEN3108 landed at 0256Z and evacuated passengers and crew on the runway. Runway 15/33 was closed until 0356Z to remove the aircraft.

March 20, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Sea Land Air Management Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GRTJ) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control of the aircraft upon landing on Runway 13. Aircraft exited the runway to the right and came to a stop in the grass off the runway. Shift Manager notified, who passed to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria that the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal activation was due to the crash on field. Operations moved to Runway 07.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020P0563 / AOR 263128-V1 deleted.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0040: C-GRTJ, a Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse owned by Sea Land Air Management Ltd, was cleared for a touch and go landing on Runway 13 at Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB), BC, when the aircraft was observed to bounce on touch down, and exited the runway to the right, where it came to a stop with the nose pointing down into sloping ground and thick grass. Company operations reported that the parking brakes had been applied in-flight. The student exited the aircraft and was assessed by Delta Fire and Ambulance personnel. The aircraft suffered minor damage to the left wing, nose wheel, and substantial damage to the propeller. The ELT was triggered and ATC notified JRCC that activation was due to crash on field; operations were moved to Runway 07.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI noted it was not the case that the parking brake of the aircraft had been set in flight and that the aircraft had not landed with the parking brakes engaged. This accident has been reviewed with the certificate holder. Appropriate action has been taken. No further action is required.

March 19, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Longview Aviation Services Canadair CL-215-6B11 (C-GFBN) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) blew a tire upon touchdown on Runway 25. The aircraft was disabled on the runway. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was put on standby. A Swoop Boeing 737-800 (WSW267) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was held until runway became available and other aircraft were moved to Runway 01.

Incident at Kelowna

At approximately 0203Z, a privately registered, amateur-built Glastair Sportsman 2+2, on a flight from Oroville, WA (K0S7) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) called PAN PAN. The aircraft reported engine running rough and carbon monoxide in the cockpit. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was dispatched and the aircraft landed safely at 0218Z.

March 17, 2020

Incident at 60NM ESE TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GWEN/WEN3108) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) departed and, approximately 60 miles South of CYXT, returned to CYXT due to smoke in cockpit. Aircraft landed safely at 0301Z, however the aircraft was evacuated on the runway.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020P0581 / AOR 263212-V1 deleted, after merging relevant information. Runway 15/33 was closed until 0356Z to remove the aircraft.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0038: C-GWEN, a De Havilland DHC-8-402 operated by WestJet Encore Ltd, was operating as flight WEN3108 from Terrace (CYXT), BC, to Vancouver Intl. (CYVR), BC, with 4 flight crew and 30 passengers on board. At approximately 60 NM ESE of CYXT, the crew received an aft baggage smoke indication in the cockpit. The QRH procedure was followed and the fire bottles were discharged. The aft baggage smoke indication remained visible in the cockpit. The flight crew declared an emergency and the aircraft returned to CYXT. The aircraft landed safely and an emergency evacuation was conducted on Runway 15/33. ARFF gained access to the aft baggage compartment and found no evidence of fire. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Maintenance replaced the aft smoke detector in the baggage compartment due to damage found on the casing and the guard. An SDR was submitted with Transport Canada.

February 24, 2020

Accident at 14NM W Whistler, BC

A Blackcomb Helicopters Bell 407 (C-GFCC), while conducting heli-skiing operations 14 miles West of Whistler, BC, came into conflict with terrain while attempting to abort a landing.
Update TSB Report #A20P0027: C-GFCC, a Bell 407 helicopter operated by Blackcomb Helicopters was conducting heli-skiing operations with 1 pilot and 5 passengers on board in the vicinity of Brandywine Mountain, approximately 14 nm W of Whistler (CBE9), BC. After transporting a different group of skiers to the staging area due to deteriorating weather conditions the helicopter returned to the pickup spot on the mountain to collect 4 heli-ski guests and 1 guide. The pilot and guide reassessed the weather conditions as favorable to attempt another skiing run. At the top of the ski run the pilot was unable to approach the staked drop-off location due to reduced visibility and attempted to approach a nearby, lower altitude location that was not staked. The pilot entered a hover but soon lost visual reference with the surface due to deteriorating weather conditions and attempted to abort the landing. During the aborted landing attempt, the helicopter struck the snow-covered terrain, rolled to the right, and came to rest its right side. The 406 Mhz ELT activated. The guide exited the helicopter and assisted the 4 passengers with egress. The pilot retrieved the halon fire extinguisher mounted in the cockpit and extinguished a small post-impact fire located in the engine area. The heli-skiing guide contacted the company dispatcher using a handheld radio who initiated the emergency response plan. A company helicopter was unable to access the occurrence site due to low visibility. The pilot and 5 passengers skied to a lower portion of the mountain where the company helicopter transported them to the staging area. The guide received minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.

March 1, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Conair Group Inc. Convair 440 (FGD454T) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), on a local training flight, reported a gear indication problem with their right main landing gear. Aircraft circled for several minutes while they assessed the situation, they also made 2 low approaches and asked Air Traffic Control (ATC) to visually check the landing gear. After the second low approach, the aircraft circled to land Runway 19 without incident. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was put on standby, the aircraft landed safely with no operational impact.

February 1, 2020

Accident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FKWE/WEN3107) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) landed on Runway 33 and the flight service specialist (FSS) was unable to see WEN3107 touchdown due to snow. After WEN3107 came to a stop on the runway, the specialist heard PAN PAN on the radio. Specialist called the pilot of WEN3107, who said they were on the runway and needed the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit to come out. ARFF was sent out and said the front landing gear did not appear to be all the way out. Passengers were removed from the aircraft onto a bus. Runway 15/33 was closed by the Airport Authority, resulting in at least two cancelled flights.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0013: C-FKWE, a WestJet Encore De Havilland DHC-8-402, was operating flight WEN3107 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Terrace (CYXT), BC with 4 crew members and 43 passengers onboard. During the landing roll on RWY 33, the aircraft departed the cleared area of the runway to the left, contacted a windrow, travelled partially off the runway surface, returned to the runway and stopped. After the aircraft stopped, the flight crew requested ARFF. There were no injuries. The damage to the aircraft included the nose wheel collapsing and damage to the right propeller blades.

January 27, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

During routine airfield inspection, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) noticed a pedestrian walking across Taxiway A to airport infield. The pedestrian was stopped and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) called. No impact on operations.

January 17, 2020

Incident at Kelowna (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, FOD (foreign object debris))

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRW/JZA8399) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) rejected its take-off from Runway 16 and asked to exit at Taxiway C. After taxiing off the runway, the aircraft reported fire on the left main wheel and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was called out. The fire went out on its own and the left main tire was discovered to be flat. Aircraft was towed to gate and runway inspection found foreign object debris (FOD) at the intersection of Taxiway C and the runway. The departure of a Central Mountain Air flight (GLR8016) was delayed by approximately 15 minutes. Duplicate AOR-260799-V1 deleted.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On take-off roll, the Anti-skid Caution Light came on and the flight crew of C-FSRW rejected take-off below 80 Knots. When clear of the runway, the flight attendant reported smoke and fire at the left inboard main wheel. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was called, the engines were shutdown, the fire extinguished itself, and the aircraft was towed to the gate. It appears that the wheel bearing failed and damaged the wheel speed transducer and hub cap. Maintenance replaced the left-hand (L/H) main landing gear axle, No. 2 wheel, No. 2 speed transducer, and the No. 2 brake assembly. The aircraft has been returned to service and a service difficulty report (SDR) has been submitted.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0007: C-FSRW, a De Havilland DHC-8-400, operated by Jazz Aviation Ltd, was conducting flight JZA399 from Kelowna (CYLW), BC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 4 crew and 49 passengers on board. On the takeoff roll, the crew received an inboard anti-skid caution message and rejected the take off at less than 80 kts. When the aircraft came to a stop on the taxiway, a flight attendant reported smoke and flames coming from the left main gear assembly. The flight crew requested ARFF assistance. The wheel assembly fire extinguished prior to the ARFF arrival. ARFF inspected the aircraft and the aircraft was towed to the terminal. Maintenance personnel replaced the left main landing gear axle, the inboard left main tire, wheel speed transducer and brake in accordance with the aircraft maintenance manual.

January 14, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GJWS/WJA209) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a bird strike when on short final for Runway 09. WJA209 executed a missed approach and diverted to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) found remains in the approach area (10+ geese). No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0006: C-GJWS, a WestJet Boeing 737-800, was operating as flight WJA209 from Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB to Victoria (CYYJ), BC. During short final at CYYJ the aircraft encountered a flock of geese and struck approximately 10 of them. The crew executed a missed approach and diverted to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. With ARFF on standby, the aircraft was given priority clearance and it landed without further incident. The aircraft nose cone had been punctured by the impact. There were no injuries.

January 7, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3260) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a possible bird strike on departure from Runway 09. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit found injured seagull on the runway. No impact on operations.

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

The pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRJ/JZA8072) on a flight from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike on departure from Runway 27. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit found remains of a mallard duck. Pilot advised, no impact to operations.

January 4, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An American corporately registered Dassault Falcon 50 (N227GJ) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) departed Runway 26L and immediately returned due to a fuel indication light. They requested the fire trucks so tower initiated an emergency standby and the aircraft landed safely on Runway 26L.

Incident at 87NM ENE Kelowna (CYLW)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GAPY/ACA229) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) declared a PAN PAN due to #2 engine issues. The aircraft landed safely at 0520Z, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was standing by. No impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0001: C-GAPY, an Airbus A319-114 aircraft operated by Air Canada was conducting flight ACA229 from Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 5 crewmembers and 112 passengers on board. At 30 000 feet ASL, near Kelowna, BC, the #2 engine (CFM Intl CFM56-5A5) began to stall with some visible sparking. The crew reduced power to idle on the affected engine and declared a PAN PAN with ATC. The aircraft landed safely at CYVR with ARFF standing by. Maintenance conducted an initial borescope that revealed wear to High Pressure Compressor (HPC) stages 6 and 7 that was beyond limits. The company stated that it was a high time engine with only 1100 cycles remaining and that an engine change was conducted to return it to service.

May 22, 2020

Incident at 10NM PETERBOROUGH ON (CYPQ) (Other operational incident)

A Lidar Aviation Services Inc. Piper PA-31-50 (C-GCJX) reported a forest fire along the railway line about 10NM west of Peterborough, ON (CYPQ). Dryden Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) advised.

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

A Chartright Air Inc. Cessna 560 Citation V (HRT510) from Fort Myers, FL (KRSW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) conducted an overshoot of Runway 23 due to a gear indication. HRT510 advised of a possible bulb issue, as the gear appeared to be down and in proper position. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was requested to be on standby. HRT510 landed on Runway 23 at 2036Z and exited the runway without incident.

May 13, 2020

Incident at 15NM OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

En route to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON, (CYYZ) a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8831), from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported smoke in the cockpit and requested a return to CYUL. Emergency declared. Coordination performed. While on final for Runway 06R, JZA8831 requested the presence of ambulances for its arrival. JZA8831 landed on Runway 06R at 1029Z without incident. JZA8831 remained immobilized on Runway 06R until 1110Z. Impact: several departures and 2 arrivals were delayed. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Air Operations Centre (AOC) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0048: C-GFJZ, a CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) operated by Jazz Aviation LP under the code JZA8831, was on a scheduled flight under instrument flight rules from the Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl. (CYUL), QC, to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl. (CYYZ), ON, with 12 passengers and 3 crew members. Shortly after passing Ottawa, the crew requested a return to CYUL due to smoke in the cabin. The crew then declared an emergency. Once on final for Runway 06R at CYUL, the crew requested the presence of ambulances upon arrival and mentioned the possibility of disembarking passengers on the runway. JZA8830 landed safely at 1029 UTC and remained on the runway until 1110 UTC. The passengers remained on board and the emergency services inspected the interior of the cabin and checked the condition of the passengers. There were no injuries and the aircraft taxied to the terminal with the passengers on board. There was no visible smoke, however a strong smell of electric fire was present. A lighting ballast in the cabin was the source of the odor, which was then replaced by the maintenance department.

May 5, 2020

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A KBM Forestry Consultants Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GDPY) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a possible nose gear issue. The aircraft orbited the airport and conducted a low approach to visually confirm gear position. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was on standby. Aircraft landed safely at 2329Z. No impact to operations.

May 2, 2020

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

On final approach for Runway 23, a Fox Flight Learjet 45 (C-FEMT) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) advised they needed to conduct a go-around due to an unspecified mechanical issue. The aircraft subsequently advised they had to carry out a manual gear extension, which indicated down and locked, but requested rescue fire equipment to stand by for their arrival. No emergency declared and the aircraft landed safely at 1727Z. No impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A20O0044: C-FEMT, a Learjet 45 aircraft, was on final approach for Runway 23 at Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl. (CYYZ), ON. The flight crew advised that they needed to go around due to an unspecified mechanical issue. Subsequently, a manual gear extension was carried out, which indicated down and locked; the flight crew requested aircraft rescue and fire fighting services (ARFF) on standby for their arrival. The aircraft landed without further incident.

February 21, 2020

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

Aviation Incident Report #16547: At approximately 1315Z, a call was received at Line crew Tower reporting an Accès Vision Global Inc. Piper PA-28R-201T (C-GJEG) that was inbound to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) with landing gear issues. The caller stated that they could not get the nose wheel up and the light indicating that it was down and locked was not on to indicate such. CYKZ personnel called Markham Fire and was given information stating that the pilot had prior issues with the airport and a no trespassing order had been issued. The York Regional Police were called to assist with the situation. The aircraft was able to successfully land without any problems and the Fire Department took over to speak with the pilot and later the pilot spoke with the Police.

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