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 24, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Cargair Ltd. Piper PA-23-250 (C-FPCM) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) on approach for Runway 06 with a planned pull-up declared a left engine fuel leak. The aircraft cancelled the instruments to remain in the circuit and return and land on Runway 06. The aircraft landed at 2139Z. Runway inspection completed.

January 10, 2020

Incident at 5152N / 06549W

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-200 (N864DA/DAL148) on a flight from Las Vegas Intl, NV (KLAS) to Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) reported having a pressurization issue and would divert to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) for repairs. The aircraft requested and was cleared to descended to FL300. At 0115Z, the aircraft declared an emergency and requested to divert to Boston Intl, MA (KBOS). Boston Area Control Centre (ACC) and Montreal (CYUL) low level advised. The aircraft did not require assistance, nor a fuel dump. No impact on operations. Aircraft left airspace at 0135Z to Boston air route traffic control center (ARTCC).

Incident at 5057N / 06921W

The pilot of a United Airlines Boeing 767-322 (N659UA/UAL909) on a flight from Chicago/OHare Intl, IL (KORD) to Amsterdam, Netherlands (EHAM) requested a destination change to Newark Intl, NJ (KEWR) due tow unruly passengers on board. No emergency declared, no fuel to dump. North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) advised. 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.

January 12, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3260) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) declared a fuel emergency and diverted to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Emergency standby initiated. Aircraft landed safely and taxied to apron.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0005: C-GWJK, a de Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3260 from Victoria Intl (CYYJ), BC to Kelowna Intl (CYLW), BC with 4 crew members and 23 passengers on board. The crew conducted a missed approach at CYLW due to poor weather conditions. After holding in the CYLW area for better weather it was decided to divert to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. During descent into CYVR the aircraft was below minimum reserve fuel and therefore the crew declared a MAY DAY. The aircraft landed without further incident and with ARFF standing by.

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.

February 5, 2020

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

A Diamond Flight Centre London Inc. Diamond DA40 (C-GDFE) from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU) departed Runway 09, and shortly after departure informed tower they needed to return to the field for landing due to a fuel pressure issue. C-GDFE was given a left turn to return to the field and decided to land on Runway 15. A Jazz flight (JZA8599) was on final for Runway 27 and was pulled off the approach for a visual to Runway 15. C-GDFE landed and taxied back in. No other impact on operations.

January 23, 2020

Incident at COLLINGWOOD ON (CNY3)

A privately registered Beech V35A from Collingwood, ON (CNY3) to Brantford, ON (CYFD) reported contaminated fuel and requested a return to CNY3. Aircraft landed without further incident (WFI) at 1525Z.

January 13, 2020

Incident at 24NM SE TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

The Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZOB) controller advised the Toronto Centre (CZY) controller that an American, corporately registered Learjet 35A (N354EF) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) that had just been handed off was dumping fuel due to a fuel balance issue. ZOB subsequently advised at time 1830Z that fuel dumping was complete. No impact on operations and there were no other aircraft in the vicinity of N354EF during the period of dumping. The fuel dumping occurred between coordinates 43.28N079.03W and 43.16N078.29W.

February 13, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

Shortly after departure, a WestJet Boeing 787-9 (WJA1) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to London/Gatwick, United Kingdom (EGKK) reported a gear indication but did not declare an emergency. WJA1 climbed to an orbit for fuel dump prior to returning to CYYC. The flight landed safely at 0450Z. No operational impact.

February 5, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8846) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a small fuel spill off the left wing on the apron. CYZF firehall advised. No impact to the operations.

January 31, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Aerodrome - other, Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

At 1945Z at Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit advised that there had been a fuel spill at 1910Z. UQSUQ took care of it and cleaned up the spill by 1935Z. The spill had been about 10 feet by 10 feet in size, with about 20 litres of fuel. No impact on operations.

January 29, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

An Air Nunavut Ltd. Beech 200 (C-GZYO/BFF201) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Hall Beach, NU (CYUX) advised at 1313Z returning to CYFB due to landing gear unable to retract. After burning off fuel, BFF201 landed safely at 1415Z. No assistance required. No impact on operations.

January 27, 2020

Incident at 60NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-8K5 (C-GLZX/SWG619) on a flight from Varadero, Cuba (MUVR) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker Intl, SK (CYXE) reported insufficient fuel to continue to destination of CYXE and advised diverting to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG). No impact to operations.

January 22, 2020

Incident at HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ)

An Airborne Energy Solutions Cessna 172S (C-GAEN) on a flight from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to High Level, AB (CYOJ) landed Runway 13 at CYOJ at 0152Z. Reported visibility was 3/4SM. When advised of visibility and pressed for intentions, the pilot indicated they were inbound and fuel critical. When asked if they were declaring an emergency the pilot responded they were not. C-GAEN landed without incident. No impact to operations.

January 15, 2020

Incident at WHITECOURT AB (CYZU)

The pilot of a Sunwest Aviation Beech B300 (C-FAFF/CNK381) from Whitecourt, AB (CYZU) to Cornwall, ON (CYCC) advised they had a small fuel leak from the aircraft on Apron 1. Airport operator (APO) advised. No impact to operations.

January 14, 2020

Incident at 9.5NM WSW EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

The pilot of a 10770582 Canada Inc. Piper PA-28-140 (C-FWFK) on a flight from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) called indicating that they had a forced landing north of Calmar, AB. Emergency services already dispatched by area control centre (ACC). Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20W0004: The ClearGRID Ltd Piper PA28-140, C-FWFK, was operating on an aerial survey flight; departing and returning to Villeneuve (CZVL), AB. After approximately 2.5 hours of flying in central Alberta, the aircraft was on a northerly track returning to CZVL when the pilot observed the fuel pressure in the upper limits of the gauge. Attempts to control the pressure were unsuccessful and after a brief time the engine began surging between 1800 and 2400 rpm. The pilot declared an emergency with Edmonton ATS and shortly thereafter the engine (Avco Lycoming 0-320-D2B) rpm reduced to 1100 rpm where it remained. The pilot selected a field 1.6 nm NW of Calmar, AB and conducted a forced approach. During the touchdown and roll out the aircraft’s nose wheel failed. The propeller received bending damage. Within 15 minutes, emergency services were at the scene; the pilot, who was the sole occupant, was uninjured. The unregistered 406 ELT transmitted a good signal and a position was resolved within 15 minutes.

February 6, 2020

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FEFZ) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) reported a faulty fuel indicator and requested to land as soon as possible. No assistance required but Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) were on standby. Aircraft landed without incident at 0312Z. No impact on operations.

February 2, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

At 0045Z, a United States Armed Forces Military Airlift Command McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster II (RCH144) from Pope Field, NC (KPOB) to Glasgow/Prestwick, United Kingdom (EGPK) requested to divert to Gander, NL (CYQX) due to a fuel leak from a vehicle in the cargo hold. Flight was cleared as requested. At 0047Z, 90NM northeast of CYQX, RCH144 declared an emergency. No impact to operations and landed without incident at 0106Z.

January 16, 2020

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

At 1736Z a United Kingdom Royal Air Force Transport 9402 Airbus A330-200 (ZZ337/RRR9402) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) requested course change to make "gross weight adjustment". Once clear of other traffic, aircraft started dumping fuel at 1742Z on south-west track ending at 1814Z. No emergency, and no impact on other traffic.

December 24, 2019

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Northern Air Charter Beech B200 (C-GNAK/NLI376) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) had a left landing gear problem and requested emergency services at the airport. NLI376 conducted a low pass in front of the tower to confirm that its wheels were indeed down. NLI376 stated that it was going to fly above the bay of Sept-Îles to burn off fuel before returning and landing. NLI376 did not declare an emergency. It landed without incident at 1901Z.
Aviation incident report: a Northern Air Charter Beech B200 (C-GNAK) was on a flight from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to La Romaine, QC (CTT5). The aircraft was unable to perform a landing at La Romaine because it could not confirm that its landing gear was locked in position. The pilot decided to return to CYZV and requested the presence of emergency services. The aircraft landed safely at 1901Z.

December 27, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

After it had taken off from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL), an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA783) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Los Angeles Intl, CA (KLAX) reported flight control problems and requested to be redirected to CYUL. No emergency declared. ACA783 burned off fuel east of Montreal/Mirabel Intl, QC (CYMX) until 2341Z when it asked to be redirected to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). Coordination carried out. No impact.

December 15, 2019

Incident at 80NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While inbound for Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB), a Sunwing Boeing 737-800 (SWG386) from Cancun, Mexico (MMUN) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) reported a fuel leak and declared an emergency. SWG386 requested to be diverted to CYUL. Coordination carried out. SWG386 landed on Runway 24R at 2142Z. Impact: Runway 06L/24R was unavailable from 2142Z to 2154Z due to the fuel spill. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations (AVOPS) were notified.
TSB Update A19Q0199: C-GOWG, a Sunwing Airlines Inc. Boeing 737-800 (SWG386), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Cancún (MMUN) international airport in Mexico to Quebec Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 185 passengers and 6 crew members on board. While the aircraft was in descent 85 NM south of CYQB, the crew notified the air traffic control (ATC) centre that it wanted to be diverted to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) due to a fuel leak. Afterwards, the crew declared a state of emergency and the aircraft landed on Runway 24R at CYUL without incident with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on standby. No one was injured and there was no damage. The post-landing runway inspection revealed fuel spillage.

December 7, 2019

Incident at 5600N / 06702W

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 (N77022/UAL89) from Newark Intl, NJ (KEWR) to Beijing, China (ZBAA) reported that it was returning to KEWR and landing due to a technical problem. No emergency declared and no assistance requested. The aircraft descended to dump fuel. No impact on operations.

November 20, 2019

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FRUZ/JZA8928) from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) reported that it was rejecting its takeoff due to a light on the dashboard, and it returned to the terminal. The IFR clearance was cancelled, and the Montreal Area Control Centre (CZUL) was notified. No impact on operations. On the second attempt, the same problem occurred. The aircraft returned to the terminal. CZUL was notified. IFR clearance was cancelled. No impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On takeoff, the Flight Crew received a "#2 FUEL FLTR BYPASS" amber caution light; takeoff was rejected and the aircraft exited the runway. After contacting Company Maintenance Operations Control (MOC), resetting the system and completing a successful ground run-up, a second takeoff was attempted with the same result. The flight was cancelled and the aircraft returned to the terminal. The aircraft was removed from service and a Maintenance Crew travelled to the station. The engine high pressure fuel filter was replaced along with the pressure switch before returning the aircraft to service. No Service Difficulty Report (SDR) is necessary.

August 22, 2019

Incident at 3NM W MONTMAGNY QC (CSE5)

Aviation Incident Report #16294: At 1710Z, a 9357-5173 Québec Inc. Autogyro Cavalon (C-FLAH) from Rimouski, QC (CYXK) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) landed at Montmagny, QC (CSE5) and fuelled up. At 1733Z, the aircraft took off from CSE5 for CYRQ. A call was received at 1751Z from an occupant, indicating that the aircraft had made an emergency landing due to a loss of power on a field south of the St. Lawrence, approximately 3 NM west of CSE5. No one was injured. No damage to the aircraft. The aircraft landed without incident. The pilot checked that he had filled up correctly with the proper fuel and wondered if the problem was fuel-related. No known problem concerning fuel. At 1755Z, Air Montmagny, the fuel provider, was notified. It conducted tests and everything was up to standards (it kept samples in case they were needed).

November 5, 2019

Incident at KAROT intersection

The pilot of a Government of Quebec Canadair CL-600-1A11 (QUE200) on a flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) informed air traffic control (ATC) of low fuel condition and could not accept delays. The aircraft did not declare an emergency. ATC treated the flight in priority.

October 26, 2019

Accident at 6NM SW OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An Ottawa Biplane Adventures American Aviation AA-5 (C-FEMM) on a flight from Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) to Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) declared a mayday with a rough running engine. The aircraft performed a forced landing at Parc la Baie. 911 was dispatched.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0180: C-FEMM, an Ottawa Biplane Adventures Inc. Grumman Traveler, was on a local tourist VFR flight from Ottawa/Rockliffe, ON (CYRO) with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was established at 2 000 ft above sea level and heading to downtown Ottawa for a city tour, the pilot activated the carburetor heat control. Almost immediately afterwards, engine revolutions went from 2300 to 1600 revolutions per minute, accompanied by strong vibrations. The pilot immediately activated the fuel power supply pump and increased the throttle to the maximum, but nothing improved. The pilot declared a distress situation with the Ottawa control tower and headed to La Baie Park to conduct an emergency landing. Once the aircraft had landed, the pilot applied the brakes to the maximum but could not avoid a collision with the trees in front of it. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated by the impact. The pilot and 2 passengers were able to evacuate without difficulty and were not injured. Emergency services were notified and arrived shortly afterwards. No fire broke out.

September 24, 2019

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

After having received take-off clearance for Runway 24L, a WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA217) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) received instruction from the tower to reject its takeoff in order to avoid crossing into wake turbulence from the preceding departure, a heavy aircraft. WJA217 took exit LIMA and took off at 2220Z.
UPDATE from National Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Captains report stated that on take-off roll, FO called 80 knots, both pilots heard the controller talking but did not register immediately that the controller was talking to them. The controller instructed the pilots to abort takeoff. One pilot verbalized "abort", and both pilots were unaware of why they were aborting and the threat. Pilot scanned for other traffic in the area while aborting. The aircraft rejected the takeoff at approximately 90 knots, and exited Runway 24L YUL at A2. No issues with the reject. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (AFRR) unit was not called. The aircraft sat on A2 and the pilots did an after landing flow and checklist. The pilots issued a PA to the guests and checked that the flight attendants (FAs) were okay. Then the pilots did a before start flow and after start flow and checklist. They considered brake cooling and fuel requirements. They then taxied for departure from Runway 24L again. ATC had informed them that they did not allow for enough wake separation from the heavy in front and that the aircraft would have hit the wake.

September 16, 2019

Incident at 30NM VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

An Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-GXCN/CRQ510) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) reported a maintenance problem and requested to return to CYVO. The aircraft did not declare an emergency. It flew a circuit to burn off fuel before landing. No impact on operations.

Incident at 5NM E Pont de la rivière Moisie (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Montmagny Air Service Partenavia P68 Observer (C-GOSJ) on a flight from Montmagny, QC (CSE5) to Havre St-Pierre, QC (CYGV) declared a PAN PAN. Left engine failure. Emergency services was notified. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 09. 911 notified. A runway inspection was completed, and no debris or leaks were discovered. Minor impact: a 5-minute delay for an aircraft at departure.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0156: A Montmagny Air Service Inc. Partenavia P68 Observer (C-GOSJ) was on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Montmagny, QC (CSE5) to Havre St-Pierre, QC (CYGV). After it had made a stopover at Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), C-GOSJ took off for CYGV. Shortly after takeoff, the left engine lost power. The pilot turned off the left engine as a precaution and declared an emergency. The plane returned and landed without incident at CYZV. After the incident, an inspection of the left engine was conducted. It was noticed that there was a fuel leak caused by a pipe that was partially detached.
Aviation Incident Report: An aircraft (C-GOSJ) experienced left engine failure and performed an emergency landing. The aircraft landed without incident shortly after it had declared an emergency.

August 1, 2019

Incident at KANGIRSUK QC (CYAS)

TSB #A19Q0131: C-GMDC, an Air Inuit Viking DHC-6, was taxiing on the apron at the airport in Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) and was guided by ground staff so that it could park behind an Air Inuit DHC-8 parked beside the refuelling area when C-GMDCs left wing hit C-FEAIs rudder. No one was injured. The two aircraft had only minor damage. No fuel was spilled.

August 31, 2019

Accident at 2NM NE MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A 9164-1050 Québec Inc. Cessna P210N (C-GCCI) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was on the right downwind for Runway 24R for a training flight when it declared engine failure. The pilot could not reach the airport. The aircraft landed without incident in a corn field approximately 2 NM from the threshold of Runway 24R. The pilot did not have time to declare an emergency. After the landing, the pilot indicated that he was not hurt and that the aircraft did not seem to have much damage. After they had been contacted, emergency services went to the site, without having the time to find out the number of people on board or the amount of remaining fuel.

Incident at 246NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

En route to Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG), an Air France Boeing 777-300 (AFR069) from Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) to Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) reported a medical emergency concerning a passenger on board and requested to divert to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). Coordination was carried out. AFR069 dumped fuel before landing without incident at 0625Z. No impact.

August 24, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Cargair Cessna 172N (C-GVXM) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) declared an emergency after a loss of control to the right while on final. Emergency services were deployed. After 2 go-arounds, the aircraft conducted orbits southwest of the fuel burning zone. At 1614Z, the aircraft landed without incident. The runway was closed for inspection until 1625Z. CADOR #2019Q2625 (AOR 254775-V1), which was a duplicate of this event, was deleted.

August 22, 2019

Accident at 4636N / 07237W

Information received from the Sureté du Québec: a Bel-Air Laurentian Aviation Cessna U206G (C-GPPZ) crashed just east of Lac-à-la-Tortue (Water), QC (CSU7) in a wooded area. There were 6 people on board, 4 of whom were injured. The aircraft was significantly damaged. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton (TR) were notified. The JRCC in TR informed the TSB.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0146: C-GPPZ, a float-equipped Cessna U206G operated by Bel-Air Laurentien Aviation Inc., was conducting a local VFR flight from Lac-à-la-Tortue (CSU7), QC. The engine failed while the aircraft was on a northbound final approach. The aircraft crashed into trees south of the lake, approximately 800 feet from the shore. The pilot and one passenger received minor injuries, and the four other passengers were not injured. The aircraft sustained significant damage. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated.

June 9, 2019

Accident at 1.3 NM SW Acton Vale

TSB #A19Q0080: A privately registered Sky Raider II, a basic ultralight, was on a local visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Roxton Falls, QC with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. Approximately 15 minutes after takeoff, while the aircraft was flying at 1 000 ft to the south and inbound for Acton Vale, QC, its engine misfired. The pilot turned on the carburetor heat system, checked that the fuel power supply pump was working, and made sure the two fuel stopcocks were open. After a few misfires, the engine died. The pilot headed towards a field in order to conduct an emergency landing. The aircraft hit the ground, and the landing gear broke on impact. Once the aircraft had come to a stop, the pilot shut the two fuel stopcocks. The pilot and passenger were transported to hospital with serious injuries. A brief inspection of the aircraft revealed that the fuel tank in the left wing was empty, and the one in the right wing contained approximately 5 gallons. The carburetor heat system was working; the gas filter showed no signs of contamination. There was fuel in the 2 carburetors, and the fuel power supply pump was working normally. During the inspection, the cabin tank was empty.

March 29, 2019

Incident at 8NM E BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

TSB #A19Q0041: C-GNTA, a Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet A aircraft operated by Top Aces, was conducting a Close Air Support (CAS) mission in the vicinity of Bagotville (CYBG), QC, along with another aircraft. During the flight, C-GNTA experienced an uncommanded power rollback of the right engine. A fuel stream coming from the right engine could also be observed by the pilot of the second aircraft. The pilot positioned the affected engine throttle to STOP, which also caused the fuel stream to stop. The pilot declared an emergency, and headed back to CYBG where the aircraft landed without further incident with ARFF standing by. The cause of the engine flameout is still under investigation. It was concluded that the vapor stream observed was fuel being purged from the combustion chamber after the flameout.

May 29, 2019

Incident at 4819N / 07059W

TSB Report A19Q0074: C-GTXE, a Top Aces Learjet 35A, was on a local flight from Bagotville, QC (CYBG) with just 2 pilots on board. Shortly after takeoff, engine number 2 lost power. There was no sound, vibration, or indication when power was lost. Engine number 2 was brought to idle, and a PAN PAN was declared. The flight crew requested a climb to 7 000 ft to dump fuel for its landing. The aircraft then landed at CYBG without incident. Maintenance staff determined that the loss of power had been caused by a defective potentiometer.

March 23, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

TSB Report A19Q0041: C-GNTA, a Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet A aircraft operated by Top Aces, was conducting a Close Air Support (CAS) mission in the vicinity of Bagotville (CYBG), QC, along with another aircraft. During the flight, C-GNTA experienced an uncommanded power rollback of the right engine. A fuel stream coming from the right engine could also be observed by the pilot of the second aircraft. The pilot positioned the affected engine throttle to STOP, which also caused the fuel stream to stop. The pilot declared an emergency, and headed back to CYBG where the aircraft landed without further incident with ARFF standing by. The cause of the engine flameout is still under investigation. It was concluded that the vapor stream observed was fuel being purged from the combustion chamber after the flameout.

July 24, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTMAGNY QC (CSE5)

The pilot of a Grondair Cessna 152 (C-GFPA) from Rivière-du-Loup, QC (CYRI) to Saint-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) on a VFR flight indicated that it had to make a stop in Montmagny, QC (CSE5) because, according to the instruments, one of the fuel reservoirs was empty. The aircraft took off again from CSE5 a few minutes later, after having confirmed that the fuel quantity indicator was defective. The shift manager was notified of the situation.

July 10, 2019

Incident at 50NM GASPÉ QC VOR/DME (YGP)

A Boeing KC-135R (ROMA65) from Bangor, ME (KBGR) to Salt Lake City, UT (KSLC) had an engine malfunction indication, requested to dump fuel and return to KBGR. The fuel dump occurred from 0850Z to 0910Z at FL290. No emergency declared. No impact on operations. Affected agencies notified.

June 18, 2019

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A Rockcliffe Flying Club Piper PA-31 (C-FRKG) from Ottawa/Rockliffe, ON (CYRO) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) declared a "Mayday" during the initial climb for Runway 09 due to the failure of the right engine. The aircraft landed 6 min later on Runway 09.
Update TSB #A19Q0092: C-FRKG, a Piper PA-31 Navajo aircraft operated by the Rockcliffe Flying Club, was conducting touch & go’s on Runway 09 at Ottawa/Gatineau (CYND), QC with 2 pilots on board. During the initial climb following the third takeoff at approximately 400 feet AGL, the right engine lost power. The flight crew feathered the propeller, carried out the applicable checklist, and declared a MAYDAY. A single-engine approach and landing was carried out at CYND without further incident. The operator’s maintenance performed an inspection and identified a faulty Fuel Control Unit.

June 17, 2019

Incident at 23NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

While en route, an ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 (ASQ4074) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) reported a fuel leak, requested a return to CYUL, and declared an emergency. Coordination was carried out. ASQ4074 was on the ground on Runway 06R at 0013Z. Impact: eight departures were delayed by approximately 10 min and four arrivals were delayed by 6 min. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Air and Space Operations Centre (AOC) were notified.
Update #A19Q0090: An ExpressJet Airlines Embraer EMB-145XR (N12167/ASQ4074) flew on instrument from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Chicago/OHare Intl, IL (KORD). Approximately 23 NM west of CYUL, the flight crew declared an emergency due to a fuel leak and requested to return to CYUL where the aircraft landed without any other problems.

June 13, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

A privately registered Socata TBM 700 (Series A) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) departed Runway 25 and advised that they were going to do a circuit and land on Runway 25 because of a fuel cap leak. Landed at 1726Z. No impact on operations.

June 10, 2019

Incident at 20NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

After it had taken off from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), a Delta Private Jets Cessna 560XLS (DPJ487) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Naples, FL (KAPF) reported technical problems and requested to go back to CYUL. No emergency was declared. DPJ487 burned off fuel south of CYUL, then landed without incident at 1711Z. No impact on operations.

May 3, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Fuel - spill)

Airport security noticed a fuel leak on the main apron coming from a Swissport refuelling truck. Fire fighters were informed via internet, and they rushed to the location. No impact on operations. The clean-up operation ended at 0100Z.

May 8, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A few minutes after takeoff, a Cargair Piper PA-23-250 (C-FPCM) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) the terminal control unit (TCU) indicated to the tower that the aircraft had a fuel leak and that it was coming back to land. The pilot did not declare an emergency. The aircraft landed without incident at 1355Z. The runway was inspected and returned to service at 1405Z.

May 31, 2019

Incident at 152NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FVLQ/ACA868) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to London/Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) declared a medical emergency due to an ill passenger on board, and diverted to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). ACA868 had to dump fuel for 10 minutes. Landed at CYUL at 1455Z, no impact on operations.

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