January 18, 2000

Incident at Saint John NB

N74BC PA31 departing Saint John IFR to Kingston filed at 8,000. Clearance issued to FSS to maintain 4,000. Clearance issued and readback to maintain 4,000. Aircraft departed and was delayed in contacting the IFR unit. Aircraft was through 5,000 climbing to 8,000 when contact established, potentially conflicting with 2 other inbound aircraft. When questioned, pilot stated he had been cleared to 8,000. FSSM advised and reviewed FSS recording to ensure correct clearance delivery. Nil TSB

January 10, 1998

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

The aircraft arrived IFR from Bearskin Lake and landed. The crew subsequently discovered that the left main brakes had frozen. FSS was not aware of the difficulty until FSS observed that the aircraft was not moving and asked if there was a problem. Ops. impact -- unknown. Two (2) S.O.B. -- no injuries. FSSM Sioux Lookout is not investigating as there is no FSS irregularity with this event. O.P.I.: PAB

January 7, 1997

Incident at Vicinity of Sioux Lookout

The following information was given to the Winnipeg ACC Shift Manager on January 8th at 2115Z by the pilot of Air Thunder flight 404 (THU404). On January 7, THU404, SW3, departed Muskegsagagen Lake (JUB) at 1626Z on an IFR flight to Sioux Lookout with an actual arrival time of 1651Z. During this flight, the aircraft was cleared for a contact approach at Sioux Lookout by Winnipeg ACC and turned over to the FSS frequency 122.0. The pilot said he was also monitoriing another FSS frequency 126.7. The FSS specialist provided the pilot with information on a truck that was near the runway but no information was given on any aircraft in the area. About the time THU404 was entering the control zone, around the 3,000 foot level, the pilot observed a high wing Cessna coming directly at him and took action to move out of the way. The pilot indicated that he was not sure if the two aircraft would have hit if he had not seen the other flight. Immediately after the near miss, the pilot of THU404 said he queried Sioux Lookout FSS on traffic in the area and was informed that an aircraft was departed northeast-bound off the ski strip. The pilot of THU404 said it was about this time that he heard the Cessna report clear of the zone. The pilot of THU404 was questioning why he had not been informed of the airborne traffic when the FSS had time to advise him of the truck. This information has been given to Sioux Lookout FSSM who will be investigating.

April 17, 1996

Incident at High Level, Alberta

Aircraft was advised of vehicle on runway during airport advisory. FSS advised they would inform GPMS when vehicle reported off, however, aircraft departed runway 31 before vehicle was off runway. Vehicle had stalled and GPMS was airborne and well clear of it. FSSM discussed with Chief Pilot of company.

February 9, 1996

Incident at PRINCE RUPERT BC (CYPR) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

Blower122 was cleared onto Rwy 13 to clear snow windrows along runway edges at 1845Z. At 1854Z C550 C-GMPQ was given a departure advisory for runway13 without mention of vehicle on runway. The C550 departed with the snowblower working approximately three feet inside the east runway edge. The pilot did not mention vehicle location to the FSS duty operator. ATC was notified at 2325Z of the incident. FSSM is investigating the incident.

May 14, 1995

Incident at 100 N.E. FT. MCMURRAY, ALTA

A/C ON FLIGHT PLAN FT. MCMURRAY TO BOLTON LAKE RETURN WENT OVERDUE. C130 LAUNCHED AND COMSEARCH WAS TERMINATED AT 0350Z. A/C WAS NOT LOCATED.L AT 0752Z GIXK LOCATED ON BOLTON LAKE. PILOT BELIEVED HE HAD FILED A CLOSURE TIME OF SUNDAY RATHER THAN SATURDAY. TAPES CONFIRMED REQUESTED CLOSURE TIME BY PILOT WAS SATURDAY. PILOT APOLOGIZED AFTER DISCUSSION WITH FSSM.

January 14, 1995

Incident at Sudbury, Ontario (ATM - operations)

The scheduled specialist failed to arrive at the station as per the usual time at 1100Z. The Environment Canada staff called in FSS replacement as previously arranged by FSSM. Replacement was called at 1118Z and opened the station at 1156Z. FSSM advised. Ops. Impact -- unknown.

January 13, 1995

Incident at Sudbury, Ontario (ATM - operations)

The scheduled specialist failed to arrive at the station as per the usual time of 1100Z. This was not reported to the FSSM until 1200Z when the tower opened. A relief specialist was called in and arrived at 1300Z, at which time the station opened. Ops. Impact -- unknown.

November 23, 1995

Accident at Rankin Inlet, NWT

A Flight Attendant for Calm Air 582 was walking across the ramp to the terminal building at the same time as Northwest Territorial Airways Ltd. (NWT963), a B737 was powering engines. The flight attendant was caught in the jet blast and was blown into a snowbank. The flight attendant became pinned between the snow bank and a set of airstairs that fell on her. A search for the flight attendant was initiated when the captain was unable to locate her for the planned departure of CAV1582. She was found at 0748 PM local time by a cargo employee. The flight attendant was outside for 30 minutes. The flight attendant had a broken leg and the CAV1582 delayed departure for Churchill till 1035 PM local. The flight attendant travelled to Churchill overnight and will depart for Winnipeg on November 24. The occurrence is not being investigated by FSSM. UPDATE: The NWT Boeing 737 was parked in front of the terminal at Rankin Inlet. This flight was delayed while cargo was secured. The arriving Calm Air HS748 was forced to park off to the side and behind the B737. Passengers were unloaded and escorted to the terminal by the First Officer. The Captain remained behind to complete the shutdown and the Flight attendant stayed to groom the cabin for the next flight. The Captain waited until the B737 had started and taxied before he made his way to the terminal. The Flight Attendant had already completed her tasks and departed the aircraft. The Captain escorted and loaded the passengers while the First Officer waited for the Flight Attendant. When unable to locate her, a search was initiated. As outlined in the initial CADORS, dated 95/11/24, she was found in a snowbank with an airstair (tripod ladder) on top of her. She was treated for a broken leg and hypothermia. The OAT was -29 degrees C. It appears as if the Flight Attendant walked behind the B737 as it was preparing to taxi and was blown into the snowbank. The ladder, which was positioned at the corner of the building was caught by the jet blast and when it hit the snowbank fell over on top of the Flight Attendant pinning her in position. The ladder was fitted with metal panels on each side to dress it up for the Queens visit. The metal panels increased the surface area allowing the jet blast to move the ladder. The ladder was not chained or secured in position at the corner of the building. Interviews with Calm Air personnel indicate that safety around running aircraft on the ramp is in their training program and will be emphasized during future company training sessions. Reports indicate that the ramp at Rankin Inlet is quite dark at night and that the B737 marshaller would not have been able to see someone walking behind the Boeing during the start and taxi.

November 1, 1995

Incident at Lynn Lake, Manitoba

A Canadian Military C130, CFC5923 was enroute and experienced a leaky fuel tank on A.P.U. being transported. Fumes filled the aircraft. An emergency was declared. Occurrence is not being investigated by FSSM.

August 10, 1995

Incident at 134NM NW of Churchill,Manitoba

The pilot of C-FMEN, Wilderness Air (Vermilion Bay 1982) Ltd., a Cessna 180C was enroute to Gods Lake Narrows, Manitoba. While taxiing for departure on the Diane River, the aircraft tail structure became entangled in the willows on the riverbank, bending the right side elevator. The pilot and passenger remained overnight on the river and made the repairs on site. The aircraft departed for Gods Lake Narrows on August 11, 1995. The occurrence is not being investigated by FSSM Churchill.

May 3, 1995

Incident at Vicinity Fort Frances Airport

C-FRBN C182 enroute Thunder Bay-Atikokan/Atikokan-Thunder Bay at 1745Z declared a MAYDAY advising that his engine was on fire and there was smoke in the cockpit. Aircraft was north of Fort Frances. Exact position was unknown. Pilot advised he would try to make it to Fort Frances Municipal ETA aprox 1808Z. Aircraft landed at Fort Frances at 1809Z. Taped log held for 30 days unless otherwise advised. Occurrence not being investigated by FSSM Kenora. Update: Maintenance personnel determined that the smoke had been caused by wiring that had chafed and shorted against metal structure. The wiring was replaced and secured, and the aircraft was returned to service.

March 22, 1995

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry)

Two aircraft (JTL587/SW3, JTL411/SW4) were on final approach for runway 07 at the same time. Both aircraft had apparently been in contact with the Winnipeg ACC prior to the final approach. Only JTL587 made contact with FSS and received an airport advisory prior to landing. JTL587 did a missed approach prior to landing. JTL411 called for a radio check after he landed and was off the runway. Occurrence is being investigated by FSSM.

December 30, 1994

Incident at Red Lake, Ontario (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

An IFR aircraft, Beech 200 landed on runway 26 at 1659Z while a vehicle snowblower was active and working on the side of the runway. No contact with the aircraft prior to landing, ATC ETA 1655. The pilot advised he lost contact with ATC. He changed frequency to MF but inadvertently selected the wrong frequency. When the pilot was unable to contact Kenora FSS, he broadcasted his intentions and did a low pass and saw a vehicle moving to the side of the runway and assumed was clearing and elected to land. The vehicle operator did not see the aircraft until after he landed. Kenora FSS advised vehicle of inbound IFR approximately 10 minutes prior to ETA but not removed from runway 5 minutes prior to ETA. FSS involvement is being investigated by FSSM.

March 6, 1995

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At 0849Z,truck 89, a sweeper was operating on runway 16/34. Between 0849Z and 0853Z the FSS specialist allowed three aircraft to taxi from the hangar ramp to the terminal ramp via taxiway Charlie, runway 20, taxiway foxtrot. The route crossed the south end of runway 16/34. The vehicle complained that he was not informed of the traffic. The specialist stated that he had the traffic visually and that there was no conflict as the vehicle was at all times north of the taxiway charlie. FSSM investigating.

May 27, 1994

Incident at Fort Simpson Island, NWT

A public complaint was received by Duty Specialist regarding a BN2 that departed Rwy 30 and made a low level right turn approx. 300 ft. agl over the town. FSSM also witnessed GIHF in low level right turn.

December 5, 1994

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK)

After reporting on final, the pilot of BLS341, a Metro SW4 elected to go around to check out a faulty gear indication. Occurrence is not being investigated by FSSM Kenora.Air1: BLS341Air2: SW4Air3: Bearskin Lk Air SvcOccurrence: Aircraft IncidentClass: FFCategory: 213

December 2, 1994

Incident at Gillam, Manitoba (Incursion - runway - vehicle, ATS operating irregularity)

The pilot of C-GZBW, a Piper PA32 was inbound to Gillam, estimating at 2203Z, received airport advisory at 2157Z. A loader #230 was operating on runway 05/23 at Gillam and the aircraft was not advised of the vehicle on the runway. The vehicle was not instructed to leave the runway until the aircraft reported the vehicle in sight at approximately 2202Z. The aircraft's operations were not significantly hampered other than the pilot advised that he would slow it down enough to enable the vehicle to exit the runway, prior to the aircraft landing. The FSS instructed the vehicle to leave the runway. The vehicle reported off the runway, and the aircraft landed safely. The occurrence is being investigated by FSSM Thompson.Air1: C-GZBWAir2: PA32Air3: Gillam Air ServicesOccurrence: Vehicle IncursionClass: EECategory: 411

June 20, 1994

Incident at 5 iles SE Harding Lake

The aircraft struck a rock with the right float during takeoff from Harding Lake. The aircraft was on a VFR medevac flight. The extent of damage to the float was unknown. The aircraft owner was called out by Canary FSS to standby at the dock foe the aircraft's arrival. The aircraft landed safely at Howie Bay (Red Lake), at 0307Z. The occurrence is being investigated by FSSM Canary.

June 19, 1994

Incident at 7.3 nm Thompson, Manitoba

The aircraft, inbound to Thompson at approximatey 500 AGL, had an engine failure and made a forced landing on a small lake. The fuel in one tank had been exhausted and the engine was unable to restart after selection to the other tank in the time remaining. The pilot confirmed that there was fuel in the second tank prior to leaving the accident site. Thompson FSSM is investigating.

November 3, 1993

Incident at HIGH LEVEL (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

DUTY FSS OVSERVED 3 WHEELED VEHICLE TRAVELLING ON RWY 13/31. DRIVER WAS NEW EMPLOYEE TOWING BAGGAGE CARTS AND HAD HAD NO A/P ORIENTATION PROVIDED. APM AND FSSM HAVE PUBLICIZED THEIR AVAILABILITY FOR RUTURE EMPLOYEE ORIENTATIONS. TIME = 1817Z. ACTION = SKO.

August 15, 1993

Incident at SYLVAN LAKE

C172 C-GWCC - WARDEN REPORTED LOW FLYING A/C OVER THE CAMPGROUND (APPROX. 200' AGL). A/C MADE 2 PASSES (APPEARED TO BE SIGHTSEEING). FSSM AT RED DEER CONFIRMED THE INCIDENT. TIME - 1620Z. ACTION - SAP.

September 1, 1993

Incident at NANAIMO

ULTR BEAVER RX550 C-IDQK - A/C REPORTED JOINING CIRCUIT & LANDED ON GRASS PARALLEL RWY 34, DAMAGING LEFT LANDING GEAR. PILOT OBSERVED INSPECTING GEAR & REFUELLOING A/C. PILOT THEN WALKED ACROSS RWY & TXY WITH GAS CAN. REPORTED ROUGH ENGINE TO FSSM. TIME = 1830Z. ACTION = TAP.