February 22, 2018


A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, Boeing CH147 (BATL21) on a flight from Valcartier, QC (CYOY) and landing at Valcartier, QC (CYOY) climbed into class C airspace without clearance. The aircraft contacted Montreal centre at 5200ft and climbing. BATL21 cwas leared to 6000ft. No impact on operations.

January 26, 2018


TSB Report #A18O0016: N989CG, a Lear 31A aircraft operated by Cometic Aviation, was conducting a flight from Willoughby/Lost Nation Municipal, OH (KLNN) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). As the aircraft was landing on Runway 24R at CYYZ, the south tower controller cleared ENY3702, an Embraer 145 aircraft operated by Envoy Air from CYYZ to New York/Laguardia, NY (KLGA), to taxi to position on Runway 24R behind the landing traffic. Once ENY3702 was in position at the threshold of Runway 24R, the south tower controller issued departure instructions that included an altitude and heading once airborne; however, the instructions did not include a take off clearance. As N989CG was approaching Taxiway C4 high speed exit, ENY3702 was observed starting its takeoff roll on Runway 24R without a clearance. The south tower controller issued an ABORT instruction to ENY3702 when the aircraft was at a speed of approximately 65 knots. ENY3702 rejected the takeoff and exited at Taxiway D5.

September 28, 2015


At 4 on final for runway 24R, a Lear jet 45 (C-GMCP) operated by Skyservice Business Aviation, from Goose Bay (CYYR), NL, to Montreal (CYUL), QC, was targeted by a green laser. Police notified.

July 7, 2015

Incident at NANAIMO BC NDB (CD)

An overflight American corporately registered Cessna 421B (N678DB), VFR, to Owatonna, MN (KOWA) made initial contact with Air Traffic Control (ATC) reporting their position and altitude at 7500 ft. However, the mode C was displayed as 10200 ft. on RADAR. A Helijet International Learjet 31A (C-GHJU) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Port Hardy, BC (CYZT), departing off CYCD and cleared to 9000 ft. with reference to N678DB, reported responding to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) with opposite direction traffic at the same altitude. Radar vectors were issued to both aircraft for traffic avoidance.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A15P0151: A privately registered Cessna 421, operating under VFR, checked in northwest of Nanaimo with Victoria terminal (Class C airspace) SE bound at 7500' ASL to Arlington, WA. The radar target displayed an altitude of 10 200' ASL. A Lear Jet 31A departed CYCD (Nanaimo) under IFR (in VMC) and contacted Victoria terminal during the climb with visual reference to terrain; it was cleared to maintain 9000? due to the Cessna traffic at 10 200'. The Cessna pilot overheard this clearance at the same time the controller's radar displayed the Cessna to be at 7500'. The Lear Jet was immediately cleared to maintain 7000? and was issued a radar vector for conflict resolution. The Lear Jet reached 7500' before arresting the climb and the crew responded to a TCAS resolution advisory to descend. The Cessna was issued a vector for conflict resolution and traffic information was relayed to both aircraft. The aircraft passed each other at 7500' with 1.2 nm lateral spacing. Controller guidance for IFR/VFR conflict resolution spacing requires 1.0 nm lateral or 500' vertical spacing.

July 9, 2015

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A Keewatin Air LP, Bombardier Lear 35 aircraft (C-GDJH) experienced an RT Main Landing Gear Light that failed to illuminate while arriving at the Iqaluit, NU (CYFB). The flight crew consulted the aircraft checklist, performed all necessary tasks and a short time later executed a successful landing at 0006 UTC. A burnt out bulb and broken socket are the root cause to the event. An SMS report has been filed. The aircraft was returned to service.

September 20, 2013


An Aero Jet International Inc. Learjet 35A (N991AL / RVQ555) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Seattle/Boeing Field, WA (KBFI) diverted to Brandon, MB (CYBR) due to smoke in the cockpit. Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) on standby. Aircraft landed safely at 0437Z.
UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13C0123: Flight RVQ555 a Lear Jet 35A aircraft, registration N991AL was on a medevac from Winnipeg to Boeing Field, Washington to pick up a patient. While enroute, the medics informed the crew of smoke and fumes in the cabin. The crew elected to divert to Brandon, Manitoba where emergency vehicles were put on standby. By the time aircraft landed, the smoke had subsided. Maintenance staff is currently inspecting the aircraft for the source of the smoke.

January 23, 2013


Information received from local FBO that a Mexican registered Learjet 35 (XA-UKF) on a IFR flight had a wingtip strike on arrival into CYQU on landing runway 07. Damage to right side tip tank and aircraft is leaking fuel.
UPDATE TSB A13W0006: The Personas y Paquetes por Aire S.A. de C.V. (dba USMX Airlink) Lear 35A, registration XA-UKF, was being utilized for a patient transfer from Guadalajara, Mexico to Edmonton, with the final destination Grande Prairie, Alberta. On arrival in Grande Prairie, the flight crew completed a night VOR approach to Runway 07. During the landing flare the right main gear and the right wing tip fuel tank contacted the runway simultaneously. A go-around was performed and a visual approach and landing were subsequently completed onto Runway 07, without further incident. The right wing tip fuel tank sustained minor damage. The flight had encountered several minutes of light icing conditions during the approach, with the nacelle, wing and tail anti-icing heaters "ON". Following consultation with company maintenance the aircraft was ferried back to Mexicali, Mexico, for repairs.

February 14, 2013

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

C-FLRJ, Lear jet 45, aborted takeoff from Runway 34 in St. John?s (CYYT) due to a pitch malfunction indication. The aircraft departed for Montreal (CYUL) at 17:00Z.

January 20, 2013

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

N131AJ, Learjet 35A, enroute from Montreal (CYUL) to Goose Bay (CYYR), declared an emergency due to the right main landing gear not indicating down. The aircraft circled the airport twice before landing without incident. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A13A0010: The Aero Jet Aviation I Inc. Lear Jet 35A (registration N131AJ) was conducting a patient transfer from Quito, Ecuador to Barcelona, Spain, with a crew change in Montreal. On approach to Goose Bay (CYYR) on a Medivac flight originating from Montreal Trudeau (CYUL) the crew selected gear down and noted the right main landing gear was not indicating down. The crew declared an emergency and flew past the tower; the tower could not confirm the gear was visible as it was dark. The aircraft landed safely. The next day the aircraft was flown to Montreal on a ferry permit where maintenance determined the right gear down and locked switch was intermittent when frozen. The switch was replaced with a new one and the aircraft released to service.

October 1, 2012

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

C-GIRE, a Learjet operated by Skyservice aviation d'affaires, had just conducted an IFR flight from Iqaluit (CYFB) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 1120Z, the crew left Runway 24L, between taxiways ALPHA1 and ALPHA2, due to a brake problem. As a result, Runway 24L was closed until 1225Z.
Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. The event name ?loss of control ? on ground? was added. According to TSB #A12Q0177: The Lear 35, registered C-GIRE and operated by Skyservice, took off from Iqaluit, bound for the Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport. During the landing run on Runway 24L, the aircraft deviated to the left. The pilot attempted to counter the deviation, but was unsuccessful. The aircraft came to a stop with the nose wheel and the left landing gear off the intended landing area. At the time of the occurrence, the wind was from 270° at 8 kt. The aircraft was not damaged and the occupants were unharmed.

June 24, 2012

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (ATS operating irregularity)

ATC clearance routing was received and readback correctly to the controller as "direct KEINN", but delivered incorrectly to the pilot of Helijet Lear C-GHJJ, IFR Fort St. John to Vancouver (CYVR), as "direct ELIDI"

April 15, 2012

Incident at 4925N/12411W

An American corporate registered Lear 35A, IFR origin and destination unknown, reported receiving an ELT between 4925N/12411W and 4905N/12351W on their route flight . No impact on operations. RCC notified.

April 3, 2012

Incident at Kelowna

An American, privately registered Evergreen Equity Lear 35, IFR from McMinnville (KMMV) to Kelowna (CYLW), while on a 1 mile final runway 16 reported a possible nose wheel gear indication.Tower offered a low approach but aircraft elected to land. Landed safely no impact on operations. Runway inspection completed. No operational impact.

March 14, 2012


An Executive Air Craft Ltd. Lear 36A C-FCLJ operating medevac, IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Oakland, CA (KOAK), shortly after hand off to SEA ARTCC requested with the SEA controller a return to CYVR due to guage issues non emergency. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: The engines were changed on CLJ and on climb out the flight crew noticed that the LH N2 was erratic. All other parameters were normal, the flight crew elected to return to base to have maintenance check it out. It was an uneventful return.

January 5, 2012


UPDATE from TSB: A12P0003: Shortly after the Medevac Learjet 36A (C-FCLJ) departed runway 08R at CYVR, it developed a fuel leak at 1555. The pilots dumped fuel and returned to Vancouver. The aircraft landed runway 08L at 1634 with ARFF on standby and without further event.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The company submits in part, the following regarding this CADOR: On January 5, 2012 C-FCLJ departed Vancouver (CYVR) for a medevac to Toronto (CYYZ), after takeoff the paramedic in the cabin noticed a fuel mist coming out from the back of the right tip tank area. The pilots were advised and the pilot in the right seat verified the event. Soon after the pilot advised Air Traffic Control (ATC) of the intent to return to CYVR, it had stopped. ATC vectored aircraft to the fuel dumping area to dump fuel. ATC advised that the trucks were standing by for landing. The aircraft was inspected after landing; fuel was dripping from behind the wheel wells ( there are vent drains located there). At the maintenance facility an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) inspected the vent valves located in the tip tanks and found no faults. The aircraft returned to service. The facility is investigating how fuel got into the vent lines.
An Executive Aircraft Lear 36A C-FCLJ medevac departed Vancouver (CYVR) runway 08R for Toronto (CYYZ) at 2351Z. At 2355, Vancouver Terminal advised C-FCLJ was returning to land after dumping fuel because of a fuel leak. ERS advised and responded. C-FCLJ landed runway 08L at 0034Z. Runway 08L returned to service at 0041Z. Up to 10 IFR arrivals landed runway 08R. Minimal delays incurred by other operators.

August 21, 2012

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB) (Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The privately-operated Cessna A150L aircraft was on a local VFR flight from Greater Sudbury Municipal Airport (CYSB). The privately-operated Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Lear 45 aircraft (C-GUSM) was on a local IFR flight from Greater Sudbury Municipal Airport (CYSB). Nav Canada staff at the Sudbury FSS advised that the Cessna A150L was conducting circuits for runway 30 and was turning final when C-GUSM taxied to position runway 30 for departure. There was an aircraft that had just arrived in the backtrack for A taxiway, so C-GUSM could not depart. The A150L initiated an orbit for spacing to allow C-GUSM to depart. The A150L landed without further incident.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Flight Operations - West [2012/11/13]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI reviewed this occurrence with the operator's Chief Pilot and the matter is now closed. No further action required at this time.

November 7, 2012

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Incursion - runway - aircraft, Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Calgary Ground instructed the crew of a corporate Canadair Challenger to taxi on Runway 25 and to hold short of Runway 16. They read back the instruction correctly but proceeded across the hold short line as a Lear 35 landed on Runway 16.

October 14, 2012

Incident at THE PAS MB (CYQD)

CNK 633, a Lear 35 operated by Sunwest Aviation, departed The Pas for Calgary and the crew was cleared YQD J512 ALOMO. The Edmonton Centre controller subsequently observed the aircraft on a course of YQD direct ALOMO. Centre queried the flight crew regarding the discrepancy and they were given clearance direct ALOMO. No other aircraft were involved.

October 7, 2012

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

C-FPRP, a Lear 35 operated by Skyservice, departed Iqaluit and despite receiving the SID ONE departure clearance, the aircraft was observed turning left shortly after takeoff instead of climbing runway heading. There was no loss of separation.
Update (Commercial and Business Aviation): A civil aviation safety inspector (CASI) looked into this incident. The CASI communicated with the operator to obtain more information. The company took appropriate measures. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and indicated that no other follow-up by Transport Canada was required for the time being.

August 27, 2012


A corporate Lear 45 was inbound to Saskatoon when the crew reported generator failure and requested priority for landing. Shortly after that, they reported they had lost the use of the flaps and declared an emergency. ERS was on standby as the aircraft landed safely at 1430z.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Wal-Mart Canada Learjet 45 was en route from Toronto to Saskatoon. On descent into Saskatoon the crew noted a master caution/warning along with several ICAS warnings. The crew attempted to troubleshoot the problem using the ICAS schematic, which indicated a left central bus off-line and zero voltage on the left generator (Engine: Honeywell TFE-735-BR). The crew disconnected the left generator, which resulted in no change to the electrical system status. The left generator was then put back on line. Testing of the landing gear and flight control systems indicated no malfunctions. The crew declared an emergency and carried out a normal landing with ARFF vehicles standing by. The warnings could not be duplicated during a post-flight inspection. The IC-600 computers were changed and the aircraft was returned to service.

August 14, 2012

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

The crew of C-GYFB, a Lear 35, operated by Keewatin Air, reported after touchdown on Runway 35 at Iqaluit that a ship in the bay shone its search light at the aircraft when on 3 NM final. One of the pilots looked at the ship as it was shining its light and was temporarily blinded. FSS notified the Coast Guard station of the incident by phone. The aircraft landed at 0222z.

August 9, 2012

Incident at 31 NM SSE of Lumsden (ATS operating irregularity)

A U.S. registered Lear 45 was en route from Saskatoon to Williston, ND (KISN) and the crew was cleared on a direct routing from Lumsden to KISN, which entered the Moose Jaw MTCA while the MTCA was active. No other aircraft involved.

August 3, 2012


UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the Lear 45 has a known operational glitch with its hydraulic system. The manufacturer's Standard Operating Procedure when selecting gear down is to turn on the aux hydraulic pump first in order to build up the aircraft's brake accumulator pressure to 3000 psi, then select the gear down handle. If this procedure is not followed or gear down is selected too fast before the pressure is built up in the hydraulic system, this will drop system pressure which causes the brake computer to register a fault and the "brake fail" CAS message to illuminate. Once the crew follows the checklist for brake fail this will change the CAS message to "brake fault" which is a white CAS message and can be placed on the MEL. The crew then has to follow the procedures for degraded braking. Once the aircraft returned to Calgary company maintenance downloaded and cleared all the faults on the brake computer. The aircraft has now flown many legs without any further issues.
C-GSWQ, a Lear 45 operated by Sunwest Aviation, was on approach to Runway 16 at Calgary when the crew observed a "Rt Outboard Brake Fail" message. They commenced a go around at 1000 feet to run the checklist items and joined downwind for Runway 16. The CAS message extinguished after running the checklist, however they received a "Brake Fault" message when gear down was selected. They consulted the checklist for this CAS message which simply states brakes will operate in degraded mode and the aircraft landed with no further incident.

May 23, 2012


BRICK 88, a Lear 35 operated by the U.S. Air Force, was flight planned SHAWI ALOMO ALOMO8 arrival into Calgary. The aircraft was observed to fly SHAWI direct YYC instead of SHAWI ALOMO8. When queried by the Edmonton Centre controller the crew reported that they were turning for ALOMO now.

May 14, 2012


CNK 678, a Lear 45 operated by Sunwest Aviation, was 150 NM south of Calgary on a flight to the U.S. when the crew reported an unspecified mechanical issue and elected to return. No emergency was declared and the aircraft landed safely at 0331z.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the defect was a LH fuel heater CAS message. Trouble shooting found a broken wire at the LH fuel interstage temperature transducer.

April 27, 2012

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (Aerodrome - other)

C-GIRE, a Lear 35 operated by Skyservice Business Aviation, was being de-iced at the de-icing pad at Edmonton International Airport, with 2 vehicles on either side of the aircraft applying fluid and a "follow me" vehicle at the aircraft's 12 o'clock position to monitor the procedure. When the vehicles finished applying fluid to the wings and re-positioned to the tail, the crew powered up and began to taxi away without communicating with the vehicle monitoring. The crew maneuvered in an S-turn to go by the follow me vehicle, whose driver broadcast a "stop" message to the crew on the designated ice pad frequency and to tell them they were not finished spraying the aircraft. The Lear stopped and the crew admitted they thought the process was complete. The de-ice vehicles re-positioned and finished the de-icing procedure. Once that was done and the vehicles moved to the designated safe zone, the monitoring vehicle driver informed the crew the de-ice was complete and the Lear then departed the de-ice pad.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Skyservice Business Aviation Inc. Lear 35, C-GIRE, was undergoing deice/anti-ice fluid application on deice pad DF2 at the Edmonton International Airport (CYEG). The process was being conducted with the engines running and two de-icing vehicles had been assigned to apply the fluids. After the Type I was applied, the vehicles commenced with the Type IV fluid and after the wings had been completed, "Iceman" advised that the hold over time for the Type IV had begun. As the vehicles were repositioning to apply Type IV to the tail, the flight crew began to taxi away. "Iceman" transmitted stop instructions to the flight crew who immediately stopped. The deice vehicles repositioned and completed the application.

December 8, 2012

Incident at Vicinity of DOTTY Intersection

XA-FLY, Lear Jet 60, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Keflavík (BIKF), had a flight plan route in part which contained YJT DOTTY HECKK. XA-FLY was handed from Moncton Area Control Centre (ACC) to Gander ACC just after the aircraft passed CYJT at approximately 02:36Z at 41,000 feet. Upon initial contact with Gander, the High Level controller assigned XA-FLY the Clearance Delivery frequency and instructed the aircraft to monitor the High Control Frequency as well. At approximately 02:40Z the High Level controller observed that XA-FLY was not proceeding to DOTTY Intersection but was tracking to CYAY instead. Multiple calls were made to XA-FLY to verify the flight plan route but XA-FLY did not respond. The High Level controller, several aircraft, adjacent sectors, Clearance Delivery and the International Flight Service Station (IFSS) all attempted multiple calls to XA-FLY without success. At approximately 03:00Z XA-FLY climbed from 41,000 feet to 43,000 feet as per their Oceanic Level but without the High Level controller's approval. There was no traffic. The oceanic clearance stated that from HECKK intersection, maintain 43,000 feet. XA-FLY estimated HECKK at 03:13Z. At no time did XA-FLY squawk a Lost Communications code. Contact was re-established through satellite phone with XA-FLY after HECKK and the balance of the route was confirmed. XA-FLY was sent to Gander IFSS and upon initial contact, XA-FLY advised the IFSS that they did not have a High Frequency (HF) radio. The aircraft's 50W position report was received 45 minutes late after multiple attempts to obtain the report.

October 20, 2012

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

N444WB, Lear jet 35, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Saint John (CYSJ), was approximately 20 miles west of St. John's when the crew requested clearance to return due to a warning indication. No emergency was declared and no further assistance was requested. The aircraft landed at 21:02Z without further incident.

October 1, 2012

Incident at 59N030W

GTH72, Lear jet IV, enroute from Amsterdam (EHAM) to New York (KTEB), requested and altitude of 41,000 feet for the oceanic crossing. Clearance could not be granted due to eastbound traffic. The flight was instructed to request the altitude at 30W. After passing 30W the aircraft climbed without requesting clearance.

April 22, 2012


A corporately owned Lear Jet 35 arriving into Moncton (CYQM) from Miami (KMIA) reported a navigation issue while on approach in CYQM . The aircraft executed a missed approach and worked on the issue and conducted another approach and landed safely at 1050z. No impact on the operation. No emergency declared.

April 8, 2012


A Jet Executive german-registered Lear Jet 35A, operating as flight JEI 363, was en route from Gregorio Luperon Int'l Airport FBOs (Puerto Plata) [MDPP/POP] to Halifax Stanfield (CYHZ) when the pilot requested through New York ARTCC direct routing to CYHZ due to a patient in difficulty. An Ambulance was also requested on arrival. The aircraft landed at 2344. No impact on operations.

January 27, 2011


UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: On Jan 27, 2011 aircraft C-GHJU Lear Jet 31A was on its way to Prince Rupert from YVR. Control Tower observed fuel streak from left side of the aircraft during takeoff. Pilot was advised and Pilot continued holding @ 10 NM to burn fuel for max landing weight limitations. Aircraft landed back to YVR without any operational impact. After landing visual inspection and ground run was carried out, no leaks found. Aircraft was released back to service. There are no further reports of any fuel leak.
Helijet International Learjet 31A, IFR Vancouver to Prince Rupert observed venting fuel while departing Runway 26L. Pilot advised, flight cancelled IFR, holding VFR aprox 10nm south to burn fuel for landing weight limitations. Landed Runway 26L ok at 1915z. No operational impact.

September 11, 2011

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

The Business Jet Solution Lear 60 aircraft (operating as BJS263) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Teterboro (Teterboro, NJ) (KTEB) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Air Canada Airbus A319 aircraft (operating as ACA791) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Vancouver (CYVR). The flight crew of BJS263 were instructed to initiate an overshoot while on approach to runway 05 due to ACA791 still in the takeoff roll departing runway 05. BJS263 did not reduce speed on approach as requested/expected.

August 30, 2011

Incident at 40NM southeast of Toronto (Missing aircraft)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from J.R.C.C. Trenton [2011/08/31]: Received a report from the flight crew of a Lear Jet departing out of Toronto (LBPIA) that there may possibly be a plane on the water in Lake Ontario, southeast of Toronto (LBPIA), near the border (43º31'00"N 079º07'00"W - Lake Ontario). A number of SAR units were tasked: Hercules RESCUE343, Cape Storm and USCG 25761 were tasked to search the area. Nothing was found in the search area, NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC reported no missing aircraft and no known overdue aircraft. RESCUE343 and all of the vessels were released. Case closed. Timings: Hercules CC-130 aircraft (RESCUE343) - 2.3 hours; Cape Storm - 3.8 hours; STN NIAGARA 33132 - 3.1 hours, Toronto Metropolitan Police Marine Unit MU21 - 3.3 hours.
NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC were advised by the flight crew of an American, corporately-registered Med Air LLC Gates Learjet 35A operating 40NM southeast of Toronto of what appeared to be a white airplane floating on Lake Ontario. J.R.C.C. Trenton staff advised and search efforts were launched with nothing found. Ops. impact -- unknown.

May 24, 2011

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Air Canada Boeing 767-300 series aircraft (operating as flight ACA085) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion) International Airport, Israel (LLBG) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto Tower reported that the flight crew were instructed to conduct an overshoot for their approach to runway 24L as the DELTA4 exit was blocked with two (2) previous landers and the aircraft preceding ACA085 (EJA812, a Lear 60 aircraft) had missed the DELTA2 exit and would not be able to clear the runway on taxiway exit DELTA4. Ops. impact -- unknown.

March 23, 2011


The Keewatin Air Learjet 35A (C-GYFB) was on an IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Montréal (PETIA) (CYUL). Following takeoff from runway 07, the flight crew reported smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency. Aircraft landed without incident on runway 32 at 0737Z. Emergency services notified. Ops. impact - unknown. _____ Suite au décollage piste 07, CGYFB a rapporté de la fumée dans le cockpit et a déclaré une urgence. CGYFB s'est posé sans encombre piste 32 à 0737Z. Services d'urgence avisés.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A11O0038]: The Keewatin Air Lear LJ-35A aircraft (C-GYFB) was departing Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) for Montréal (PETIA) (CYUL). Shortly after take-off, the flight crew noticed a burning smell and smoke in the cabin. The flight crew turned off both bleed air valves and the smoke and odour dissipated. An emergency was declared and the aircraft returned to Ottawa (M-CIA) where it landed uneventfully.

November 30, 2011


C-GDJH, a Lear 35 operated by Keewatin Air, departed Winnipeg for Iqaluit, however, the crew requested to return for unspecified reasons. The aircraft was required to dump fuel 20 miles south of Winnipeg. ARFF was called out by the airport duty manager and the aircraft landed without further incident at 2151z.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the #1 Directional Gyro failed shortly after takeoff. It had just been replaced and checked out on the ground, but stuck after takeoff and decided to start working again just before the aircraft landed. Avionics was able to get it to fail on the ground and the company will install a replacement.


CNK 605, a Lear 35 operated by Sunwest Aviation, departed Edmonton for Kelowna, however the crew reported that the aircraft lost hydraulic pressure and they decided to return. They did not declare an emergency, however, ARFF was on standby as the aircraft landed safely and exited the runway without assistance.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the crew observed that they lost hydraulic pressure and then decided to return to base in Edmonton. The landing gear was extended by using the abnormal checklist procedure. Maintenance found that the R/H Main Landing Gear Actuator was leaking fluid while the gear was in motion, including when the gear was up and locked; it was assessed that the actuator was leaking internally. The gear actuator was replaced with a rental unit while the removed actuator was sent to Bombardier for repair. Lubrication of the switch actuator was carried out, the emergency air system serviced, and all applicable function checked out serviceable. An SDR was issued and the company asked for a ?Tear Down? report from Bombardier.

November 11, 2011


CNK 645, a Sunwest Lear 45, was overshot at 1.5 miles final for Runway 34 by Calgary Tower, as a Cessna Citation was slower than expected landing on Runway 28 due to wind.

November 9, 2011

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Communication error, ATS operating irregularity)

The crew of SB 202, a BAe 31 operated by Swanberg Air, requested taxi clearance to Runway 28 at Calgary and subsequently informed Ground of a mechanical issue and needed to stop and do a system check. Ground acknowledged. A hand-off in the Ground position began, during which SB 202 called Ground again and the relieving controller gave SB 202 taxi clearance, however the crew of CNK 657, a Sunwest Aviation Lear, took the clearance instead. An ATC Operating Irregularity occurred when the erroneous readback was missed by the Ground controller.

October 30, 2011


The crew of C-GTDE, a Lear 35 Skyservice medevac, rejected their take-off on Runway 36 at Winnipeg due to an open door light. No other aircraft inconvenienced.

October 27, 2011


A U.S. registered Lear 45 departed Saskatoon IFR for Meadow Lake and immediately after taking off from Runway 27, the aircraft was observed at 2,700 feet in a right turn on course. The crew had been instructed to maintain runway heading and once through 5,000 feet was cleared on course.

October 23, 2011

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

C-GYFB, a Lear 35 operated by Keewatin Air, departed Iqaluit for Ottawa and short time after takeoff, the crew advised they could not pressurize the aircraft. They dumped fuel to the south of the airport, then returned and landed uneventfully.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that company maintenance was unable to duplicate the problem or find any anomalies with the pressurization system. The aircraft was released for service with no further issues reported.

October 4, 2011

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

Montreal Centre reported that C-GYFB, a Keewatin Air Lear 35, departed from Runway 35 at Iqaluit on an IFR flight to Ottawa and the crew did not fly the SID, as cleared. The aircraft was observed turning on course when leaving 5,000 feet instead of flying runway heading until FL 280.

August 29, 2011

Incident at RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

The airport manager at Rankin Inlet reported a minor fuel spill next to C-FMGL, a London Air Service Lear 45 during refueling.

August 25, 2011

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A Lear 35 with the call sign "BRICK 30" departed Iqaluit IFR and instead of flying the YFB SID 1 departure, the aircraft turned right at 2,300 feet instead of climbing runway heading to 5,000 feet.

August 11, 2011


CNK 678Z, a Sunwest Aviation Lear 45, was overshot by Calgary Tower when on approach to Runway 34 as ACA 850 was in position on Runway 34 waiting for JZA 171 which was slower than expected landing on Runway 28. There was no loss of separation.

July 29, 2011


The crew of CNK 605, a Lear 35 operated by Sunwest Aviation, rejected their takeoff at Regina due to pressurization issues. No assistance was required. The aircraft departed successfully a short time later at 2038z.

June 17, 2011

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Overshoot/missed approach, Blown tire/wheel failure)

PAG 110, a Perimeter Aviation DHC-8, experienced 2 flat tires on the right main gear upon landing at Winnipeg. ACA 299 was slightly delayed in position while the runway was inspected and C-FRGY, a Lear 60, overshot and then landed safely later. Perimeter maintenance responded and the aircraft taxied back to the apron about an hour and 10 minutes later at 0140z.

June 1, 2011


UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that when the aircraft was returning to land after windshield heat failure, the landing gear was selected down and the gear took longer than normal to extend. Subsequent maintenance investigation revealed the RH Inboard actuator down lock switch was defective, so the switch was replaced, gear swings carried out and the aircraft returned to service.
ASP 452, a Lear 45 operated by Airsprint, was on approach to Runway 16 at Calgary when the crew informed the Tower that they had an unspecified issue and would have to overshoot at approximately 3 miles final. The aircraft returned for uneventful landing on the second approach about 15 minutes later at 1923z.