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.

February 10, 2020

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA332) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) asked to reject its approach due to a landing gear indication. The aircraft was cleared again for the approach a few minutes later. No impact on operations.

February 9, 2020

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

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEJ/WEN3505) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) rejected its approach on Runway 06L due to a faulty landing gear indication. The aircraft did not declare an emergency and no assistance was required. It landed at 1516Z. No impact on operations.

February 4, 2020

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

The pilot of an École dAviation Rouyn-Noranda Piper PA-30 (C-FFOW) from Québec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) requested that the state of its landing gear be verified while it was on left base. The air traffic services (ATS) unit confirmed that the gear was down. The aircraft landed at 1451Z without incident. No impact on operations.

January 21, 2020

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

January 8, 2020

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

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200SU (SKV7628) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) at departure from CYUL on Runway 06R reported an issue with the landing gear and requested a return to CYUL. No emergency declared. The aircraft made it to the ground without incident. No impact on operations.

January 4, 2020

Incident at MONTMAGNY QC (CSE5)

Aviation incident report #16500: At 2045Z, a privately registered Piper PA-20X landed on Runway 08 at the Montmagny, QC (CSE5) airport on its skis. The pilot then tried on his own to leave the runway, but since he was unable to do so, a staff member on duty and an Air Montmagny pilot pulled the aircraft off the runway and onto the snow. The plane could go to the hangar directly afterwards. A runway inspection was conducted to ensure that it was in good condition. No breakage, no collision, no injuries. It seems that the pilot of the Piper PA-20X had forgotten to lower its wheels before landing.

January 6, 2020

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

While taking off from Runway 06R, an Endeavor Air Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (EDV5526), from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Atlanta/Hartsfield-Jackson, GA (KATL) reported problems with its main landing gear and declared an emergency. Coordination carried out. EDV5526 was on the ground on Runway 24L at 2209Z. Impact: Runway 06R/24L was closed from 2209Z to 2241Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0008: N695CA, an Endeavor Air CL-600-2D24 (CRJ900) (EDV5526), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Hartsfield/Jackson Atlanta Intl., GA (KATL) in the U.S. with 76 passengers and 4 crew members on board. During the initial climb after takeoff from Runway 06R, a brakes overheated indication appeared. The crew declared an emergency and went back to land on Runway 24L without incident, and afterwards, the aircraft was towed to the gate. No one was injured, and the aircraft was not damaged. The post-flight inspect revealed that the indication was erroneous.

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.

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.

February 19, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Flying Club Piper PA-34-200 (C-GJMG) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was unable to retract gear after departure. IFR flight plan was cancelled and tower fly-by was executed. Aircraft landed safely at 1903Z.

February 6, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed P-3 (Aurora/Orion) (DMON84) from Cold Lake, AB (CYOD) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) conducted a missed approach for Runway 27 due to an unsafe gear indication. Aircraft returned to fly another approach and landed safely. No assistance required, no impact on operations.

February 1, 2020

Incident 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.

January 24, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8576) from Saskatoon/Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a nose gear issue so an emergency standby was initiated. The aircraft landed safely.

January 26, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A privately registered Cessna 177RG on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported landing gear failure. The aircraft was able to manually extend the gear and was visually verified by tower via a fly by. Emergency vehicles were called out. The aircraft landed safely without incident. All circuit traffic landed for the arrival. Minimal 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.

January 7, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRN/JZA8204) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach for Runway 08L due to a gear and navigation issue. JZA8204 solved the issues and landed safely on Runway 08L.

January 6, 2020

Incident at 5512N / 12148W

A North Cariboo Flying Service Beech 200 (C-FRRQ/NCB911) on a flight from Chetwynd, BC (CYCQ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) indicated their gear was not going up, and diverted to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ). The aircraft landed without incident at 1921Z. No impact on operations.

January 7, 2020

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

At 0455Z, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D (C-GPCE/PCO615) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies Intl, BC (CYXC) requested assistance due to a possible landing gear issue. The aircraft landed without incident at 0510Z.

February 28, 2020

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS)

A Thunder Airlines Beech A100 (C-FASB/THU101) from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) departed CYTS but had to return due to stuck gear in downwards position. THU101 landed safely at 1354Z, no impact on operation.

February 23, 2020

Incident at ST. THOMAS MUNI ON (CYQS)

A Zimmer Air Services Cessna 337G (C-GJDF) from Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) to St. Thomas, ON (CYQS), on approach to CYQS, reported a gear indication light out. The aircraft requested a diversion to London, ON (CYXU). No equipment required. Confirmed problem was a burnt out bulb. The flight landed safely on Runway 15 at CYXU at 0015Z.

February 10, 2020

Incident at 5NM NW LONDON ON (CYXU)

A flight of two Aero Vodochy L-39 aircraft, one being an American corporately registered Aero Vodochody L-39 (N915WE) and other aircraft details being unknown, on a flight from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU), departed Runway 33. N915WE reported a gear issue 5NM Northwest (NW) of the field. The aircraft requested to return inbound and landed on Runway 33 at 1635Z. One Diamond DV20 aircraft in the circuit (CCT) was instructed to conduct an overshoot. No further impact on operations. Firehall (non-emergency) was advised, however, pilot reported they did not require assistance.

February 20, 2020

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FADF/JZA8851) from Greater Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) declared an emergency due to a landing gear problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at 1830Z. A runway inspection was carried out and nothing unusual was discovered. No impact on operations.

February 18, 2020

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

The Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZOB) advised West Low that they had information about an Air Canada Airbus A319-211 (C-GAQL/ACA715) from New York/LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) losing one wheel on departure from KLGA. ACA715 conducted a fly-by the CYYZ tower and one wheel was confirmed missing on the right-hand (R/H) main gear. ACA715 landed on Runway 23 at 2055Z without further incident (WOFI), and stopped on the runway. Passengers will be deplaned on the runway into buses for transport to the terminal. Once the passengers are off, a determination will be made as to whether the aircraft can taxi or be towed off the runway. Operational impact involved a "Ground Stop" issued at 2125Z due to ACA715 disabled on Runway 23.

February 16, 2020

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-FFJA/JZA8029) from Charlotte, NC (KCLT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) on the approach to Runway 24R advised of a gear issue. The aircraft was taken off the approach and shortly thereafter advised that a landing gear disagreement had been resolved. The aircraft returned and landed at 1844Z without further incident. No emergency was declared. No impact on operations.

February 14, 2020

Incident at LINNG intersection

A Sobeys Capital Incorporated Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (CL30) (C-FSXR) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported a mechanical issue with its landing gear and requested to return to CYYZ. No operational impact.

February 12, 2020

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

After landing, a British Airways Airbus A350-900 (BAW9L) from London/Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) stated that they had a hydraulic loss indication on landing Runway 23. BAW9L held on H at 15R pending an inspection vehicle. At 2027Z, BAW9L indicated that they had lost nose wheel steering and would require a tow to the gate. At 2039Z, the hydraulic leak was confirmed and BAW9L requested fire trucks due to the leak coupled with hot brakes. The aircraft was towed and escorted to the gate without further incident. Runway 23 operations were suspended pending an inspection.

February 6, 2020

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

A Chartright Air Inc. Canadair CL600-2B16 (Series 601-3A) (C-GORD/HRT134) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) reported a gear issue after departure and returned to land safely.

January 29, 2020

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

A Travelaire Service Inc. Boeing 737-800 (OKTVT) operating as Sunwing Airlines (SW600) from Toronto/Lester. B Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Cayo Coco, Cuba (MUCC) declared a PAN PAN shortly after departure due to a possible nose gear issue. Aircraft returned to CYYZ and landed Runway 05 at 1217Z without further incident. No operational impact.

January 26, 2020

Incident at NOAHA intersection

A Chartright Air Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (HRT085) on a flight from Newark Intl, NJ (KEWR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) executed a go around due to a landing gear indication problem. HRT085 performed a checklist to troubleshoot and then requested fire trucks to stand by for landing. HRT085 landed Runway 23 at 2317Z without incident and was escorted to the gate by Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF). No emergency was declared. No operational impact.

January 24, 2020

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Thunder Airlines Beech A100 (C-GUPP/THU106) on a flight from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) returned to the airport shortly after departure due to a landing gear issue. No operational impact.

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Thunder Airlines Beech A100 (C-GUPP/THU106) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) departing CYQT reported a landing gear indication on initial contact with the IFR controller and requested to return to CYQT. No emergency declared, the aircraft landed safely at 1336Z. Approach clearance for a Morningstar Air Cessna 208 (MAL8060) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was delayed by 5 minutes. No other impact to operations.

January 15, 2020

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

An American corporately registered Aero Vodochody L-39 (N915WE) on a flight from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU) reported a landing gear issue. N915WE was cleared for a low approach, and subsequently landed Runway 15 without further issue. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) was standing by and followed the aircraft to parking. No impact on operations.

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

Aviation Incident Report # 16507: After take off from Runway 15 at London, ON (CYXU), the landing gear of an American corporately registered Aero Vodochody L-39 (N915WE) on a flight from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU) could not be retracted from front or rear cockpit. Checklist procedures applied. Landing gear indications confirmed 3 green. Tower also confirmed gear down. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was requested as a stand by but no emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident. Maintenance (MTC) found a faulty squat switch which was replaced. Aircraft returned to service.

January 8, 2020

Incident at 13NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Thunder Airlines Ltd. Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 (C-FZQG/THU840) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL) on departure reported a landing gear issue and requested return to CYQT. No assistance required, landed safely at 0145Z. No impact to operations.

January 6, 2020

Incident at WASHINGTON NATIONAL, VA (KDCA)

TSB Report #A20F0001: C-FIJZ, a Jazz Aviation LP CRJ-900 was conducting flight AC8624 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl. (CYYZ), ON to Ronald Reagan Washington National (KDCA), VA. During initial approach and prior to landing gear extension, flight crew received a brake overheat warning indication from righthand outboard brake. Flight crew requested emergency services to be present upon landing. Fire department inspected the brakes prior to taxi in to terminal and found no indication of brake overheat. Maintenance found faulty sensor was the cause of indication.

February 24, 2020

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

A Keewatin Air Beech 200 (KEW212) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) executed a pilot-initiated missed approach for Runway 36 due to an unsafe gear indication. KEW212 remained VFR with the tower, resolved the issue, and landed on Runway 36 safely at 0028Z. No impact to operations.

February 12, 2020

Incident at 5NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Talon Air Hawker Beechcraft 4000 (N713AK/TFF900) from Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Bedford/Hanscom Field, MA (KBED) advised Departure controller on initial contact of a landing gear indication, requested delaying vectors and subsequent return to CYWG. Landed safely at 0015Z, no impact to operations.

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 WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After landing Runway 31, a North West Company Ltd. Cessna 441 (C-FNWC) from Island Lake, MB (CYIV) to Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported a nose wheel issue and was disabled on the runway, requiring a tow to the apron. Runway 31 was unavailable for use from 2159Z to 2335Z. A Perimeter Aviation flight (PAG215), inbound for Runway 31, was moved to land Runway 36. No other impact to operations.

February 2, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

On approach, the pilot of an American, corporately registered Embraer EMB-505 (N236RP) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) reported that their nose gear was not coming down. The aircraft conducted a low pass where it was confirmed that the nose gear was indeed up. The aircraft then conducted a low and over and were transferred back with the Montreal Area Control Centre (CZUL), and they troubleshot the problem. The pilot declared an emergency with CZUL ACC, who then advised the flight service station (FSS) via hotline at 1418Z of the declared emergency. After troubleshooting, they had a green light for their nose gear, and conducted another low and over so it could be confirmed if the gear was down, which it was. They did a visual circuit and landed safely at 1426Z. No impact on operations.

February 1, 2020

Incident at EDSON AB (CYET)

A Can-West Corporate Air Charters Beech 200 (CWA921) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Edson, AB (CYET) reported a gear issue, was held at CYET for 5 minutes, then diverted to Edmonton, AB (CYEG). No emergency was declared. No impact to the operation.

January 31, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FIWE/WEN3156) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) conducted a pilot initiated "go around" due to a landing gear indication. Aircraft landed safely at 1640Z, 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 23, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A privately registered Cessna R182 from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) rejected its takeoff from Runway 17R due to a nose wheel steering vibration. No operational impact. Aircraft taxied back to the hangar.

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

On final approach to Runway 20, a Jazz Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GVJZ/JZA8513) on a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) initiated a go-around due to a nose wheel landing gear indication. The aircraft returned to land safely Runway 20 and did not require assistance. No impact to operations.

January 22, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEU/WEN3156) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) exited Runway 02 at B1 after landing and reported having a nose gear steering indication. WEN3156 went on a contaminated taxiway due to the indication, and the airport was experiencing snow at the time (ME 1700 33007 1 1/2SM -SHSN VV013). WEN3156 managed to taxi to the gate from B1 at 1725Z. Additional arrival spacing was needed for a time, otherwise no impact on operations.

January 15, 2020

Incident at Sarcee (Calgary), AB, NDB (ZYC)

A Sunwest Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-300 (CNK9403) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) on approach to Runway 17R had an unsafe nose gear indication. The aircraft was removed from the approach to troubleshoot. No issues were found. CNK9403 subsequently landed on Runway 17L without issue. No impact to operations.

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