October 5, 2019

Incident at 42NM W MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FEJB/SKV7590) from Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared PAN PAN due to an oil leak. SKV7590 landed without incident at 1727Z.

October 3, 2019

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

While landing on Runway 06R, an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (ACA777) on a flight to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) reported a probable hydraulic leak. No emergency declared. The runway was inspected and there was nothing to report.

September 16, 2019

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.

July 29, 2019

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FACF/JZA8697) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) took off from Runway 27 at 1747Z, then called the flight service station (FSS) due to a gear problem. Fifteen minutes later, aircraft landed without incident on Runway 27. Emergency services were contacted. Runway inspected. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A19Q0127: C-FACF, a De Havilland DHC-8-300 operated by Jazz Aviation LP as flight JZA697 with 3 crew members and 42 passengers on board was on the initial climb out of Sept-îles (CYZV) QUE when the flight crew heard a loud bang in the nose wheel area and noted the number 2 hydraulic ISO with associated nose gear caution lights illuminated followed by a drop to 1 quart of the hydraulic quantity. The crew carried out the appropriate emergency checklist procedure and requested a return to CYZV where an uneventful landing was carried out. Maintenance personnel found a hole in the landing gear drag strut actuator hydraulic line. The line was replaced as per AMM 20-06-03. The number 2 hydraulic system was replenished and leak checks were completed with no further faults. The test flight was completed satisfactorily; the aircraft was returned in service.

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.

June 25, 2019

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

Firefighters in Longueuil reported a gas leak on chemin de la Savane to the Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) tower. The airport was closed until 0045Z.

July 7, 2019

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

En route from Québec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (MDPC), an Air Transat Airbus A310 (TSC406) reported hydraulic problems to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and asked to divert to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) . No emergency declared; however, TSC406 had to be towed away to clear the runway. TSC406 landed on Runway 24R at 1803Z. At landing, TSC406 had a hydraulic fluid leak. Impact: Runway 06L/24R was unavailable from 1803Z to 1826Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) was notified.

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.

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.

June 5, 2019

Incident at 10NM RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC VOR (YRI)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FKSV/ACA875) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported having an issue with their hydraulic system on the right side. They requested emergency vehicles at CYUL airport upon arrival. Runway 24R was closed by NOTAM, therefore it was re-opened temporarily by the Aéroports de Montréal (ADM). ACA875 landed safely at 1508Z.
UPDATE: AOR-250046-V3: Narrative section updated to read: "Runway 24R was closed by NOTAM, therefore it was re-opened temporarily by the airport duty manager (ADM). ACA875 landed safely at 1508Z."
Update TSB #A19F0146: C-FKSV, a Boeing 787-9 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA875 from Frankfurt/Rhein-Main (EDDF), Germany to Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC with 10 crew members and 243 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL380 in the vicinity of N57/W025, the aircraft experienced a lost of the right hydraulic system pressure. The flight crew initially declared a PAN PAN as they were preparing to divert to London/Heathrow (EGLL), UK. However, it was subsequently determined that the issue was not affecting the safety of the flight or the ETOPS operation, as the system pressure and quantity was operating normally with the Electric Driven Pump on. The PAN PAN was cancelled, and the flight continued to CYUL without further incident. The operators maintenance found that the Engine Driven Pump (EDP) was leaking, and proceeded to replace it.

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.

June 1, 2019

Incident at 70NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600 2B19 (series 200) (JZA8033) from Philadelphia, PA (KPHL) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to an engine bleed air problem. JZA8033 landed without incident at 2130Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The crew reported a 14th stage duct warning message appeared without any action of the crew. They shut off the bleed for 1 minute then reselected it but message remained so they throttled back to idle on that side and landed without incident. Maintenance carried out the FIM procedure but NFF. The Bleed Leak Control unit was then replaced and system tested serviceable.

May 15, 2019

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

An aircraft on Taxiway A noticed a fuel leak coming from the wing of an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA307) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Emergency services were called by air traffic services (ATS), and the area involved was cleared. Impact on operations: 2 aircraft on approach for Runway 24L had to overshoot, and several aircraft at arrival had to be redirected to Runway 24R. Three aircraft that were following ACA307 on Taxiway A waited 20 minutes before they were able to taxi. Operations returned to normal at CYUL at 2350Z.
Update - TSB #A19Q0066: an Air Canada Airbus 320-200 (C-FZUB/ACA307) was flying on instrument from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 5 crew members and 146 passengers on board. While the aircraft was taxiing on Alpha for its takeoff, the crew of ROU1742, which was taxiing behind ACA307, noticed a significant fuel leak coming from the right engine. The ground controller then directed ACA307 to Taxiway A1 and informed Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services. ARFF met the aircraft and cleaned up the leak. Passengers were led to the terminal on passenger transport vehicles before being transferred into another aircraft. The cause of the fuel leak is unknown at this time.

May 13, 2019

Incident at 20NM SE BEAUCE (ST-GEORGES) QC VOR/DME (VLV)

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKQA/POE242) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) declared "PAN PAN PAN" and reported an erroneous fuel reading. The aircraft decided to divert to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL). No equipment was requested on the ground and the pilot reported no fuel loss before landing. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A19Q0064: C-GKQA, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by Porter Airlines, was conducting flight POE242 from Halifax/Stanfield Intl (CYHZ), NS to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl (CYOW), ON with 4 crew members and 72 passengers on board. During cruise flight, the flight crew noticed a fuel imbalance and initiated a fuel transfer from the right main tank, to the left one. Subsequently, the flight crew stopped the fuel transfer when it was realized that the left wing fuel quantity was indicating 200 lbs, and decreasing. No fuel leak could be observed by the cabin crew. A PAN PAN was declared, and the flight diverted to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC. During the approach, fuel quantity indications returned to normal; consequently, the emergency was cancelled. The aircraft landed without further incident. The operator’s maintenance identified the left wing fuel indication system to be faulty.

April 22, 2019

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

A Les Levés Aeroscan Piper PA-23-250 (C-GHMN) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) cancelled its flight plan due to a fuel leak. Unknown impact on operations.

April 30, 2019

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

After having landed on Runway 24R, a Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE477) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a nose wheel steering problem and that there was most likely a hydraulic fluid leak. The runway was inspected at 2015Z, but nothing was found. Impact on operations: several aircraft were delayed at arrival.

April 20, 2019

Incident at MUSDU

A de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKUK/JZA8909) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) asked if it could descend due to a cabin depressurization problem. The situation was stable at 8 000 ft. An emergency was declared. JZA8909 continued its flight to CYUL where it landed without incident on Runway 06L at 0102Z. No impact on operations
Update TSB #A19Q0052: C-GKUK, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8909 from Greater Moncton Roméo Leblanc Intl (CYQM), NB to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC with 4 crew members and 61 passengers on board. During cruise flight at 16 000 feet, the aircraft experienced a loss of cabin pressure, accompanied by a loud popping sound heard from the back of the aircraft. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks, initiated an emergency descent to 10 000 feet, and declared a PAN PAN. The flight continued to destination without further incident. The operator’s maintenance identified a leak from a faulty cargo door seal.

April 19, 2019

Incident at 20 NM S BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

A Government of Quebec Service aérien gouvernemental Canadair CL600-2B16 (series 601-3A) (C-GQBQ/QUE20) from Quebec, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) reported a de-icing system problem. The aircraft declared an emergency before returning to CYQB where it landed without incident on Runway 06 at 2130Z. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A19Q0051: C-GQBQ, a Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 601, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight QUE20 from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). During the climb to cruising altitude, the DUCT FAIL light in the anti-icing system for the wings lit up. The crew completed the applicable emergency checklist and requested to return to CYQB. Due to a weight over the maximum that is authorized by the aircraft manufacturer, the crew declared an emergency. The aircraft landed at CYQB without any problems. No one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged. An air leak in the right wings anti-icing system was detected, then repaired. The aircraft was then returned to service.

March 5, 2019

Incident at 40NM VAL D'OR QC VOR/DME (YVO)

A Max Aviation Beech B100 (C-FJDQ/MAX100) from Chicoutimi/Saint-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Amos/Magny, QC (CYEY) informed air traffic services (ATS) of the precautionary shutdown of an engine during the descent to CYEY. A few minutes later, MAX100 declared an emergency, then landed at CYEY without any other problems. No impact on operations. The National Operations Centre (NOC) was notified.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0033: C-FJDQ, a Max Aviation Beech B100 was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight MAX100 from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Amos/Magny, QC (CYEY) with 2 pilots on board. While the aircraft was inbound for CYEY, the crew noticed that the oil pressure in the left engine (Garrett TPE331-6-252B) was decreasing. The decision to shut off this engine as a precaution was made while the oil pressure continued to drop. The crew declared an emergency and landed without incident on Runway 32. The aircraft was towed to a hangar where a significant oil leak was found.

March 1, 2019

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An Aviation Unlimited Piper PA-46-500TP (C-FCPK) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) departed Runway 09 and, on the initial climb, reported losing fuel and advised returning to land. C-FCPK landed safely at 2135Z with no impact to operations.

September 3, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A19P0130: C-FRUZ, a De Havilland DHC-8-311 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA9047 from Masset (CZMT), BC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 3 crew members and 44 passengers on board. During cruise, the flight crew noticed the #2 hydraulic quantity was low. The flight crew elected to use the alternate gear extension and declared an emergency for landing into CYVR. On approach, the #2 hydraulic ISO valve illuminated. The flight crew actioned the appropriate checklist and landed safely. The operators maintenance found the hydraulic pump leaking from the case. A new pump was installed IAW MM29-10-11 and the aircraft was returned to service.

July 26, 2019

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

Pilot of a privately registered Piper PA-38-112 (C-GAKT) from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) discovered a fuel leak after travelling 10 NM. Diverted back to CYXC and landed. No impact on operations.

July 14, 2019

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-180 from origin unknown to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) reported inbound for Runway 21 with fuel odour on-board from a leaky internal fuel tank which had been temporarily fixed. They did not wish to declare an emergency and declined to have emergency vehicles standing by for their arrival. After some diversions for weather (there was lightning visible on radar along their route), they arrived without incident at 0046Z. The airport staff had been alerted after the aircrafts initial contact and followed up with the crew after they arrived.

July 12, 2019

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A K.D Air Corporation Piper PA-31-350 (C-GEOL) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) while on downwind to Runway 26L declared an emergency due to a lost fuel cap. Circuit traffic was moved to accommodate. Aircraft landed safely. Subsequent foreign object debris (FOD) check recovered a fuel cap in the grass beside the runway.
Update TSB #A19P0100: C-GEOL, a Piper PA-31-350 aircraft operated by KD Air Corporation, was conducting a maintenance flight in the circuit at Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC with 1 pilot and 1 aircraft maintenance apprentice on board. During the first circuit, on the downwind leg, fuel was observed leaking from the left wing inboard fuel port due to the fuel cap being missing. After configuring the aircraft and turning base leg, the pilot communicated to air traffic control that they had an emergency and needed priority landing. The aircraft landed uneventfully. The airport ground crew found the fuel cap at the departure end of the runway.

July 3, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Canadian Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-GMZA) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) had an electrical fire on departure, MAYDAY was called, trucks called out, and the aircraft landed safely. The aircraft advised that they did not require emergency vehicles, Delta fire call was cancelled, minimal impact on operation.
Update TSB #A19P0091: C-GMZA, a Cessna 152 aircraft operated by Canadian Flight Centre, was conducting a local training flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC with a student-pilot and an instructor on board. During the initial climb after the takeoff, smoke was observed coming from under the instrument panel, near the electrical switches. The instructor assumed control of the aircraft, reduced the power, turned off the master switch, and closed the cabin air. The smoke subsided, and the instructor turned the aircraft toward CZBB for a landing. The instructor momentarily selected the master switch to on, communicated a MAYDAY, and re-selected the master switch to off. The aircraft landed and taxied to the ramp. The instructor advised that emergency vehicles were not required. The operators maintenance found a leak from the oil pressure gauge located above the switch panel, with traces of oil on the landing light switch. The gauge cluster was replaced. There were no signs of electrical fire on the electrical wiring under the dash. dditionally, minor oil spillage was found around the engine oil filler tube. The aircraft was returned to service.

June 25, 2019

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

At 1718Z, a Langley Flying School Inc. Cessna 172P (C-GHEY) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was cleared for a stop and go with backtrack for Runway 01. C-GHEY landed, then backtracked, and on its take-off roll the aircraft appeared to veer left into the grassy knoll abeam Hangar 33, and then bounced over the burm and into a ditch. Emergency services were alerted, and fire trucks were on the field at time 1725Z. No injuries reported. Fuel leak to the side of the runway prevented the use of that portion of the airport for approximately an hour.
Update TSB #A19P0078: C-GHEY, a Cessna 172P aircraft operated by Langley Flying School, was conducting a solo training flight from Langley Regional (CYNJ), BC to practice normal and short field takeoffs and landings with only the student-pilot on board. After a successful stop and go on Runway 01, the student-pilot backtracked the runway in order to perform a soft field takeoff. During the attempt, the aircraft veered left into the grassy knoll abeam Hangar 33, bounced over the berm, and came to rest in a ditch. Soft field takeoffs had not been dual checked by the instructor, nor approved. There had been an apparent miscommunication between the instructor and the student-pilot. The student-pilot was not injured, however the aircraft was substantially damaged. A fuel leak at the side of the runway prevented the use of that portion of the airport for approximately an hour.

June 21, 2019

Accident at 1NM LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Skyquest Aviation Cessna 152 (C-GTYR) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) departed Runway 19. Approximately 0.5NM into the departure procedure, declared a MAYDAY. Aircraft landed in the field Southeast (SE) of the airport. Emergency services dispatched.
Update TSB #A19P0077: C-GTYR, a Cessna 152 aircraft operated by Skyquest Aviation, was conducting a local training flight from Langley Regional (CYNJ), BC with an instructor and a student-pilot on board. Approximately 0.5 nm on the initial climb after the departure from Runway 19, the engine power reduced to 2000 RPM. The instructor advised ATC of a power loss as the aircraft was not climbing, took over control and prepared for a forced landing; the aircraft crashed into trees just off the end of the runway, across the road south southwest of the airport. Emergency services attended and assisted both occupants, who were uninjured. The aircraft received substantial damage. Fuel was observed leaking from a ruptured fuel tank, and was contained by local firefighters. The occurrence aircraft had been involved in a request for priority landing due to a loss of power event, the day before the accident.

May 9, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GSPQ) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) departed Runway 19 eastbound, and reported unusual airspeed indicator readings at 2 miles Southeast (SE) of the airport. Flight returned to land on Runway 19 with no assistance required. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Defect entered in Journey Log. Maintenance found a leak in the system and repaired tubing and wiring. System leak checked and aircraft returned to service.

April 26, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FZUB/ACA253) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared PAN PAN due to a hydraulic issue and reported shutting down the #1 engine. Aircraft landed safely on Runway 26R and taxied off the runway.
Update TSB #A19P0055: C-FZUB, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA253 from Edmonton Intl (CYEG), AB to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 5 crew members and 128 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL360, the flight crew observed a GREEN low hydraulic fluid pressure on the ECAM, followed by a hydraulic green number 1 engine low pressure. The flight crew turned off the Engine Driven Pump (EDP) and the Power Transfer Unit (PTU), and declared a PAN PAN. The landing gear was manually extended, and the aircraft landed at CYVR on Runway 26R without further incident, with ARFF standing by. The operator’s maintenance found that the number 5 right-hand spoiler servo was leaking, and replaced it.

April 8, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRW/JZA8059) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) departed CYVR and discovered a gear issue. The aircraft returned and landed safely. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Second occurrence for this event. After Landing Gear retraction the R/H Gear Door advisory, Landing Gear selector handle, and Red Gear unsafe lights remained on. ATC advised that the R/H Main Landing Gear was down. The Alternate Extension System was used and the aircraft returned to CYVR. Maintenance followed the Fault Isolation Manual, and could find no fault after repeated gear swings. Maintenance replaced the R/H Main Landing Solenoid Sequence Valve, Mechanical Sequence Valve, and performed functional and leak checks before returning the aircraft to service. SDR NO. 20190410012 has been submitted.”

April 7, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-233LR (ACA034) from Sydney, Australia (YSSY) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a possible hydraulic leak. The runway was inspected, and nothing was found. The runway was closed for approximately 10 minutes. No operational impact.

March 4, 2019

Incident at McBRIDE / CHARLIE LEAKE FIELD BC (CAV4)

The pilot of a privately registered, amateur built Murphy Rebel from McBride/Charlie Leake Field, BC (CAV4) to McBride/Charlie Leake Field, BC (CAV4) called the Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) at 2321Z to report an accident at CAV4. The pilot stated that when landing and in the flare they attempted an overshoot but a tire caught some snow and sent the aircraft approximately 40 feet off the side of the runway, near mid-field. The pilot was the sole occupant and was not injured.
Update TSB Report #A19P0032: A privately registered Murphy Rebel amateur built aircraft, was conducting circuits on Runway 12 at McBride/Charlie Leake Field (CAV4), BC with only the pilot on board. During the first landing, the aircraft bounced twice. The pilot attempted to abort the landing and, as full power was applied, the aircraft veered to the right and contacted a snow bank to the right of the runway surface. The aircraft ground looped, and came to rest upright approximately 20 feet off the runway surface. The pilot was not injured, and was able to vacate the aircraft without assistance. There was no post impact fire. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

March 18, 2019

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

A privately registered Navion from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) requested priority landing due to an oil leak covering the aircraft windshield. The aircraft was given priority and landed safely on Runway 25. Operational impact consisted of some minor delays for general aviation (GA) aircraft only and Runway 07/25 being closed for approximately 30 minutes.

March 1, 2019

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

A RDM Investments Inc. Cessna R182 (C-FPTZ) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was in the circuit (CCT) for Runway 01 when another pilot noticed fuel streaming from C-FPTZs wing. C-FPTZ was given priority, and landed safely. The departure of a Flair Airlines Boeing 737-400 (FLE326) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) was delayed by an extra 2 minutes.

February 4, 2019

Incident at 42NM N VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A19P0022: C-FSRY, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8185 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Fort St. John (CYXJ), BC with 4 crew members and 62 passengers on board. As the aircraft was climbing through FL220 after the departure from CYVR, the flight crew reported a hissing noise in the flight deck, simultaneously receiving a cabin pressure caution indication. As the cabin pressure began to climb, the flight crew donned their oxygen masks. An emergency descent was executed, and the aircraft returned to CYVR where it landed without further incident. A few passengers reported ear discomfort during the descent. The operator’s maintenance inspection revealed that the belly drain under the cockpit was leaking air. The valve and the cabin pressure controller were replaced. The aircraft was returned to service.

January 19, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 0230Z, the shift manager advised that an Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FZUB/ACA307) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was inbound to CYVR with nose gear hydraulic issues and was expected to arrive in 1.5 hours. The pilot was speaking with maintenance, trying to resolve the issue before arrival. At 0330Z, the tower initiated an emergency stand by. The aircraft landed on Runway 08L at 0408Z. Runway 08L re-opened at 0413Z.
Update TSB Report #A19P0011: C-FZUB, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA307 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. During cruise, the flight crew received a HYD 2 LO LVL message, followed subsequently by a Y ENG PUMP LO PR ECAM message. ATC was notified, and the flight crew indicated that they were in communication with their Maintenance Control Centre (MCC). ECAM actions were completed, and, during the approach to CYVR, the flight crew declared a PAN PAN. The aircraft then carried out an uneventful landing on Runway 08L, stopped on the runway for inspection, and taxied to the gate followed by the operator’s maintenance personnel and ARFF. The operator’s maintenance determined that there was a Yellow Hydraulic Pressure line leak in the aft pylon area. There was chaffing found on the line which caused the leak. Damaged parts were replaced, and the aircraft was returned to service the following day.

January 3, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Ground handling services)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GAWS/WJA1722) from Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) to Palm Springs International, CA (KPSP) struck a vehicle on the apron during push back from Gate 83. Emergency response services (ERS) and airport operations attended. The aircraft returned to the gate.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft was removed from service, both left and right ventral strakes were removed, and aircraft was returned to service, operating under CDL. Ventral strake replacement is scheduled.
Update TSB Report #A19P0003: C-GAWS, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA1722, from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Palm Springs Intl (KPSP), CA. As the aircraft was being pushed back from Gate E83 at CYVR during the departure procedure, it collided with a catering vehicle. The vehicle, which was parked within the safety area at Gate E83, was taller than prescribed limitations. ARFF responded and confirmed that there was no fire, and no fluid leaks. The aircraft sustained minor damage to the port side winglet, and was removed from service. There were no injuries, and passengers were deplaned into the boarding lounge until service was continued aboard an alternate aircraft.

September 21, 2019

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

An American corporately registered Embraer EMB-505 (N69VK) from Hayward Executive, CA (KHWD) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) after exiting the runway, reported having a brake problem and that they “may” have leaked on the runway. A subsequent arrival reported seeing fluid on the runway forcing the closure of the runway so it could be cleaned.

September 11, 2019

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

After landing and vacating Runway 24R, a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Airbus A330-300 (PHAKF/KLM31) from Amsterdam/Schiphol, Netherlands (EHAM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported a possible hydraulic leak. Following arrivals were re-positioned onto Runway 24L. Runway 24R inspected and returned to service. KLM31 stopped on Taxiway D and inspection found hydraulic fluid on the taxiway. KLM31 shut down on Taxiway D, passengers were bused to the terminal, the aircraft was subsequently towed to the gate and taxiway returned to service.

September 8, 2019

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

A Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-400 (SWG272) on a flight from Cancun, Mexico (MMUN) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) reported a possible blown tire on rollout. An Air Canada Boeing 777-300 (ACA847) on a flight from Munich, Germany (EDDM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) was overshot. Several arrivals were diverted to Runway 06R. A few departures were delayed. Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) inspected the runway and no debris was found. The aircraft began leaking fluid in the holding bay Runway 24R. Subsequently the GTAA closed Runway06L due to the tail of the disabled aircraft being in the obstacle limitation surface (OLS).

August 16, 2019

Incident at OPAPIMISKAN LAKE ON (CKM8)

After conducting a missed approach at Opapimiskan Lake, ON (CKM8) a Goldcorp Canada Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GMWT) on a flight from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) declared an emergency due to a loss in hydraulic fluid. The aircraft elected to return to CYQT and landed without incident or impact to operations at 2021Z.
Update TSB #A19C0101: C-GMWT, a privately registered de Havilland DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways, was conducting flight WSG831 from Thunder Bay (CYQT), ON to Opapimiskam Lake (CKM8), ON. The aircraft experienced a loss of hydraulic fluid on the #2 hydraulic system during the descent through 10,000 feet ASL (approximately 4nm ENE of Pickle Lake (CYPL), ON) when the flight crew turned on the Stand-by Power Unit (SPU) as part of the approach checks. The flight crew declared an emergency with the appropriate FSS and diverted to Thunder Bay (CYQT), ON. An uneventful landing was carried out with ARFF vehicles on standby. The flight crew shut down the aircraft engines on the runway and the aircraft was towed off the runway by the operators maintenance. The operators maintenance replaced the #2 SPU, performed leak and ground checks, and the aircraft was returned to service.

April 4, 2019

Incident at 75NM NNE TORONTO / DOWNSVIEW ON (CYZD)

TSB #A19O0041: C-FZLW, a Bombardier BD-700-2A12 Global aircraft, was conducting production test flight BBA19 from Toronto/Downsview (CYZD), ON with 3 crew members on board. During the flight, the flight crew received an EICAS message indicating a fuel leak on the number 1 engine. The flight crew actioned the QRH which led to a precautionary engine shutdown, and returned to CYZD where the aircraft landed without further incident. A maintenance inspection determined that there was no fuel leak. An investigation is under way to determine the cause of the apparent erroneous EICAS message.

August 1, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-FJNX/ACA785) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport, ON (CYYZ) to Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) reported a hydraulic issue and elected to return and land CYYZ. ACA785 landed Runway 15L at 1632Z and was towed to the gate.
Update TSB #A19O0104: C-FJNX, the Air Canada Airbus A321 aircraft (AC785) was on the climb out from Lester B. Pearson Intl - Toronto (CYYZ) when the crew received a "HYD G RSVR LO LVL" ECAM message. QRH procedures were followed, the aircraft returned to CYYZ and flight crew requested ATC to have ARFF standing by for the landing. The aircraft landed uneventfully and was towed to the gate due to inoperative steering. Maintenance determined that the high pressure fitting on the #1 EDP was leaking allowing hydraulic fluid to leak out. The seals were replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

July 6, 2019

Incident at HABBS intersection (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While inbound for Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL), an Air Transat Airbus A310 (TSC453) from Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a possible hydraulic leak. No emergency was declared. The runway inspection service and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were notified. The aircraft landed on Runway 24L at 0119Z. Impact: Runway 24L was closed for 4 minutes for the inspection. Two other aircraft (RAM208 and ASH6170) were delayed at arrival by 5 to 10 minutes. A few departures were also delayed.

July 17, 2019

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Natural gas leak 400 feet south of threshold of Runway 25. Aircraft moved to Runway 12/30 to avoid area until leak was fixed at 0030Z.

June 20, 2019

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

Possible fuel leak coming from an American corporately registered Canadair CL-600-2B16 (N602TS) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Lauderdale, (KFLL) by the apron.

June 14, 2019

Incident at LEPUX intersection

During arrival, a Condor Flugdienst GMBH Boeing 767-300 (CFG402) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported a possible hydraulic fluid leak. Aircraft landed on Runway 24L. No leak was detected. No emergency declared. No operational impact.

June 2, 2019

Incident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) airport, Runways 09/27 and taxiways were closed due to a propane leak.

May 30, 2019

Accident at BRAMPTON-CALEDON ON (CNC3)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported that a Brampton Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GBZV), in the circuit at Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3), flipped over upon landing. Occupants were treated by emergency medical services (EMS) for minor injuries. Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was activated.
Update TSB #A19O0068: C-GBZV, a Cessna 172S aircraft operated by the Brampton Flying Club, was being flown in the circuit on a training flight at Brampton-Caledon (CNC3), ON with an instructor and a student-pilot on board. During the third touch & go landing, the aircraft was in a nose high flare, and there was a prolonged tail strike prior to a rejected landing being initiated. The aircraft was observed to bank to the left following power application, and climbed approximately 50 feet before the right wing dropped, and the aircraft fell to the ground in a slightly nose low attitude. Upon impact with the ground, the nose of the aircraft dug in the soft earth, and the aircraft came to rest on its back. There was no fuel leak, and no fire. The student-pilot was removed from the aircraft immediately, and received minor injuries. The instructor received minor injuries as well, and was removed by EMS. Both occupants were taken to hospital as a precaution. The ELT did activate during the collision with terrain.

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