July 7, 2021

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

On the area navigation (RNAV) 31 approach to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG), a Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet 45 (C-GUSM) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) was observed descending to 3000 feet between EBLUN and ULDOL, where 3500 feet is required. No impact to operations.

March 6, 2019

Incident at 4600N / 04520W

On the controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC) DM40 message, a Lufthansa (Eurowings) Airbus A330-200 (DAXGD/EWG233) from José Martí Intl, Cuba (MUHA) to Munich Intl, Germany (EDDM) reported 51/20 instead of 52/20 as cleared.

December 21, 2018

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

An Air France Boeing 777-200 (FGSPB/AFR348) from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) conducted a go-around at the request of the tower while the aircraft was on final for Runway 06L, because the previous arrival, an Air Transat Boeing 737-8Q8 (C-GTQY/TSC203) from Scarlett Martínez, Panama (MPSM) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was slow in clearing the runway.

February 16, 2018

Incident at RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC (CYRI)

Aviation incident report #15225: A Walmart Canada Corp. Learjet 45 to Rivière-du-Loup, QC (CYRI) landed at CYRI while on the wrong frequency (122.8 instead of 122.775, the frequency published since August 2017 by NOTAM). No other aircraft were present at that time.

April 30, 2018

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A Wal-Mart Canada Corp Learjet 45 (C-GUSM) on an IFR flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) arrived Runway 34 with no contact with the flight service station (FSS) on the mandatory frequency (MF). The aircraft arrived safely at 2023Z. Impact: delay to an inbound VFR privately registered, amateur-built, Murphy Moose.

June 4, 2018

Incident at 47NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet 45 (C-GUSM) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Rogers Executive/Carter Field, AR (KROG) requested to return to CYYZ due to a technical issue with the autopilot. The aircraft did not declare an emergency and landed Runway 23 at 1304z without incident. No impact to operations.

December 28, 2018

Incident at 18NM NNE VILO ACUÑA INTL - CAYO LARGO (MUCL)

TSB Report #A18F0306: C-FWGH, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Sunwing Airlines, was conducting flight SWG783 from Río Hato/Scarlett Martínez Intl (MPSM), Panamá to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON. During cruise flight at FL360 in the vicinity of Cayo Largo/Vilo Acuña Intl (MUCL), Cuba, the flight crew received a TCAS TA, and an aircraft was seen climbing towards them. Subsequently, a TCAS RA – CLIMB sounded seconds later, which was immediately complied with by the flight crew up to FL366, until clear of conflict. SWG783 then continued to destination uneventfully. The conflicting traffic was observed to be as close as 400 feet below on TCAS, and had been cleared to FL350 by Havana Center; however, it continued the climb through FL350. ATC reported that the aircraft involved was a Falcon 900EX, registration YV2486.

September 23, 2018

Incident at 4400N / 05000W

The automatic dependent surveillance (ADS) waypoint position reporting (WPR) received indication that a Condor Flugdienst GMBH Boeing 767-300 (CFG185) from José Martí International, Cuba (MUHA) to Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) was at FL330, instead of FL340 as coordinated. New York was called and the aircraft was climbed to FL340. There was no imminent traffic.

April 8, 2017

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

A Wal-Mart Canada Corp Learjet 45 (C-GUSM) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) Flight Data Element (FDE) was in the cleared bay in the Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS) and moved to the tower taxi bay. Once moved to the tower taxi bay, there was an altitude of 5.0 displayed in the FDE altitude box. The tower did not insert the altitude, the satellite (Sat) sector YYZ Area Control Centre (ACC) advised that they also did not. No operational impact.

December 14, 2016

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

TSB Report#A16O0190: C-GUSM, a Learjet 45 aircraft operated by Wal-Mart Canada Corp, was conducting a flight from Rogers/Executive - Carter Field, AR (KROG) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). During the approach with the autopilot engaged and flaps set to 8 degrees into CYYZ, the autopilot disconnected without command when flaps 20 was selected. The flight crew was able to reengage the autopilot, and the aircraft landed without further event. During the landing rollout, there was no primary or secondary trim and there was an AP ELV MISTRM EICAS message. The trims could not be reset during the taxi to the gate. This is the fourth event of this nature on this aircraft, similar events also occurred on November 21st and 22nd, 2016 and December 12, 2016. The operator?s maintenance replaced the Stab Actuator Control Box. There have been no further issues to date.

December 12, 2016

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

TSB Report#A16O0189: C-GUSM, a Learjet 45 aircraft operated by Wal-Mart Canada Corp, was conducting a flight from Rogers/Executive - Carter Field, AR (KROG) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). During the approach with the autopilot engaged at the NOAHA fix into CYYZ, the flight crew received an AP ELV MISTRM EICAS message. The pilot flying disconnected the autopilot and attempted to trim the aircraft, however there was no primary trim and no associated messages on the EICAS. The pilot not flying was not able to trim the aircraft with secondary trim. The aircraft continued for the landing without further event. This event is the third of this nature on this aircraft. Similar events also occurred on November 21st and 22nd 2016. The operator?s maintenance was notified and is currently investigating the problem with Bombardier and Wal-Mart US Aviation. The Forward Interface Unit in the trim system was replaced.

November 22, 2016

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

TSB Report#A16O0160: C-GUSM, a Learjet 45 aircraft operated by Wal-Mart Canada Corp, was on approach at the NOAHA Fix into Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) with the autopilot engaged when the flight crew received an AP ELV MISTRM EICAS message. The pilot flying selected vertical speed and heading with autopilot on and the flight crew then received an AP AIL MISTRM EICAS message. The pilot flying disconnected the autopilot and attempted to trim the aircraft, however there was no primary trim and no messages on the EICAS. The pilot not flying was able to trim the aircraft with secondary trim and the aircraft landed without further event. After the landing, the primary trim was selected and worked normally. A similar event also occurred with this aircraft on November 21st 2016 while on the ILS Runway 13 approach at Gander Intl, NL (CYQX). After the landing, there were no messages or failures. The operator?s maintenance was notified and is currently investigating the problem with Bombardier and Wal-Mart US Aviation.

April 26, 2016

Incident at Boston International Airport, MA (KBOS)

Aviation Incident Report#14259: A Wal-Mart Canada Corp Learjet 45 (C-GUSM) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Boston, MA (KBOS) reported an unauthorized incursion. After landing on Runway 04R, the aircraft exited Y taxiway. The Crew were given taxi instructions and told to monitor the Tower. The aircraft then proceeded up Runway 33R and crossed Runway 04L.
UPDATE: TSB#A16F0074: C-GUSM, a privately operated Learjet 45 aircraft, departed Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) for Boston/General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl, MA (KBOS). Following the landing on Runway 04R, the aircraft exited at Taxiway Yankee, proceeded up on Runway 33R and crossed Runway 04L. An aircraft on approach to Runway 04L initiated a missed approach.

May 9, 2015

Incident at 12NM ENE of Salem, MI

FAA Report Sent March 10, 2015: A Wal-Mart Canada Corp Learjet 45 (C-GUSM) stopped descent without authorization conflicting with a Endeavor Air Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (FLG4095) at FL340 12NM east northeast of Salem, MI. The Bombardier CL-600-2D24 climbed in response to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) to prevent a loss of separation.

March 9, 2015

Incident at Cleveland, Ohio airspace

Aviation Incident Report#13838: Enroute from Rogers, AR (KROG) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) a Wal-Mart Canada Corp Learjet 45 (C-GUSM) ,on a scheduled flight with 8 passengers onboard, received a request from Cleveland Centre for an early descent and a 90 degree left turn off-course for spacing in trail of traffic into CYYZ. Air traffic control (ATC) re-cleared C-GUSM back on course and issued further descent to FL340. Once level at FL340, traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) provided a Traffic Advisory (TA) "TRAFFIC, TRAFFIC". Crew saw amber target on display at approximately 20NM at the same altitude. Immediately thereafter ATC advised C-GUSM of target and instructs descent to FL310. While receiving descent instructions from ATC, TCAS provided resolution advisory (RA) instruction to "DESCEND, DESCEND" at 2,000 Feet Per Minute (fpm). Autopilot was disengaged and a descent is initiated at 2,000 fpm. Crew got visual on target, 12 o'clock and above. Through FL330 TCAS stated "CLEAR OF CONFLICT." C-GUSM continued a 1,000 fpm descent to FL310. No other aircraft were observed on TCAS (display set on 40NM ring.) Through FL325 ATC asked C-GUSM for their altitude.

July 19, 2013

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Walmart Canada Corp. / La Compagnie Wal-Mart Du Canada Learjet 45 (C-GUSM) departing Halifax, NS (CYHZ) for Montreal, QC (CYUL) rejected takoff at CYHZ runway 23. No reason given. Aircraft taxied off runway. The aircraft later departed safely at 1842Z. No impact on operations.

October 10, 2012

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered Learjet 45 departed Runway 07 with reported visibility of 1/4 mile RVR Rwy07 1200.

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.

August 27, 2012

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

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.

September 5, 2012

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

C-GUSM, LearJet 45, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to St. John?s (CYYT), reported a failure of the de-icing equipment and returned to Halifax. No assistance was required.

September 1, 2011

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

The pilot of C-GUSM, a Wal-Mart Canada Learjet 45 that was on an IFR flight from Sept-Îles (CYZV) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL), received the instruction to pull up over Runway 10 from the tower controller, at the request of the terminal control unit (TCU) controller, due to an arrival for Runway 06L, approaching in a conflicting manner. There was no loss of separation and no impact on ATC operations.

October 7, 2011

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

The Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet 45 aircraft (C-GUSM) was on an IFR flight from St.. John's International Airport (CYYT) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). While in descent from 7000' ASL, the flight crew received a TCAS instruction to climb away from a VFR aircraft at 3500' ASL. The flight crew were able to resume their descent without further incident.
UPDATE from Aviation Incident Report 12592: Aircraft was on a heading of 210 degrees to intercept the Localizer for Runway 23, descending out of 7000 for 6000 at 1000 feet per minute and 200 KIAS. At approximately 6000 feet the Captain reacted to a TCAS advisory in Red to climb VSI 900ft/min. The Captain disconnected the autopilot and initiated a climb and advised Toronto Centre of the TCAS Climb. The Aircraft was levelled off at 7200 feet after the advisory went away. ATC commented there was no aircraft there. The descent and approach was completed uneventfully. Passenger who was seated at rear right side of aircraft commented after landing that he saw a small white aircraft pass under right side of Learjet at the time of the TCAS Advisory.

August 8, 2011

Incident at 4NM southeast of Rogers, AZ (TCAS alert, Conflict - loss of separation)

The Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet 45 aircraft (C-GUSM) was on a [type of flight rules flight not reported] flight from [origin and destination not reported]. The American, corporately-registered Summit Aviation LLC Cessna 172N aircraft (N137AL) was on a [type of flight rules flight not reported] flight from [origin and destination not reported]. The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the Learjet flight crew responded to a TCAS alert and turned to avoid the Cessna aircraft. The incident occurred at an altitude of 3,200 feet, approximately four (4) miles southeast of Rogers, AR. Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from Wal-Mart Canada Corp. [2011/08/11]: Loss of separation and TCAS event: During approach into KROG, Razorback Approach cleared C-GUSM down to 3,200 feet. Field was called in sight by the flight crew and Approach cleared C-GUSM for a visual approach to runway 02. This was a right downwind. The aircraft was handed over to the Tower Controller who requested a call turning base. The aircraft was on a slant downwind and a little tight so the pilot flying (PF) turned left about 15 degrees to square off the downwind. The flight crew did not receive any traffic advisories. At 3,200 feet, the pilot not flying (PNF) saw traffic moving right to left on the TCAS and advised the PF. The intruder indication on the TCAS turned yellow and an Aural Warning "Traffic Traffic" was heard. The PF initiated a descent and the intruder was spotted. The intruder indication on the TCAS turned Red and an aural warning "Maintain vertical speed Maintain Vertical speed" followed by an aural warning "Clear of Traffic." The intruder was a Cessna single engine aircraft and was shown 300 feet above on the TCAS. It looked to have crossed C-GUSM?s path within a quarter mile. C-GUSM continued with the visual approach and a normal landing was made. On taxiing in, the Tower Controller was advised. The PNF (also a Company Aviation Safety Officer) called the Tower Controller to make an inquiry. Later that morning, a Supervisor from Razorback Approach called the PNF to discuss the occurrence. The Supervisor indicated that the flight crew of C-GUSM was not given an advisory indicating there was a Cessna the area.

July 19, 2011

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

UPDATE Supplemental information received from Wal-Mart Canada Corp. [2011/07/20]: The flight crew reported that they had just intercepted the ILS for runway 05 at the DULPA intersection (for Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The pilot not flying (PNF) noticed a green laser beam strike the aircraft from below on the right side. The pilot flying (PF) saw the green laser beam flash in the cockpit. The Tower Controller was notified and the landing was uneventful. A report was subsequently made with Peel Regional Police after landing.
The Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet 45 aircraft (C-GUSM) was on an IFR flight from Rogers Municipal Airport-Carter Field, AR (U.S.A.) (KROG) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto Tower advised that the flight crew reported that a green laser strike had occurred when their aircraft was nine (9)NM final for runway 05. The flight crew stated that the laser appeared to be directly below them. Peel Regional Police were advised.

July 12, 2011

Incident at EARLTON (TIMISKAMING REGIONAL) ON (CYXR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from NAV CANADA A.O.R. #134689-V1: NAV CANADA staff at London F.I.C. advised that after departure, the flight crew reported an engine fire alarm. The aircraft returned to Earlton (Timiskaming Regional) Airport (CYXR). An emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident and all onboard evacuated. It was determined engine was on fire but extinguished prior to landing. The aircraft was removed and the runway was re-opened at 2200Z.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A11O0117]: C-GUSM, a Learjet 45 aircraft operated by Wal-Mart Canada, had departed Earlton (CYXR) and was climbing out of 4,000 feet when the flight crew received a "Right Engine Fire" warning. The pilot not flying radioed London F.S.S. with the emergency. The flight crew elected to return to Earlton. The right engine was brought to idle for 15 seconds and the indication did not go away. The right engine was shut down on the downwind for runway 26. The flight crew declared a MAYDAY and landed without incident. After landing, the fire indication was still present so the flight crew stopped the aircraft on the runway, shut down and evacuated the passengers. Emergency response equipment and police attended the aircraft. Upon examination, there was no external indication of fire and the aircraft was taxied off the runway with the left engine. Maintenance personal inspected the aircraft on 2011/07/13 and found a fault with a fire loop in the right engine.
The Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet 45 aircraft (C-GUSM) had just departed on an IFR flight from Earlton (Timiskaming Regional) Airport (CYXR) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC reported that shortly after take-off, the flight crew declared an emergency due to an Engine Fire Indicator alarm. ARFF services were called. The aircraft returned to Earlton (Timiskaming Regional) Airport and landed without incident at 2045Z. The occupants evacuated the aircraft and the runway was closed by the Airport Authority. The aircraft was removed and the runway was re-opened at 2200Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from Wal-Mart Canada Corp. [2011/07/14]: A report was submitted which indicated that on departure, climbing out of 4,000 feet, south of Earlton (Timiskaming Regional) Airport (CYXR) en-route to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ), the Learjet 45 flight crew received a "Right Engine fire" warning. The pilot not flying (PNF) radioed London F.S.S. with the emergency. The flight crew elected to return to Earlton (Timiskaming Regional) Airport (CYXR). The right engine was brought to idle for 15 seconds and the indication did not go away. The right engine was shut down on the downwind for runway 26. A MAYDAY call was made on the mandatory frequency (MF). The fire indication was still present on landing. The aircraft landed and stopped on runway 26 (as London F.S.S. staff had advised). The aircraft was evacuated and shut down. Local ARFF services and police attended. There was no external indication of fire. Later, the aircraft was taxied off of the runway (single engine). A report was taken by the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.). Maintenance personal inspected the aircraft on 2011/07/13 and were able to replicate a fault with a fire loop in the right engine.

March 16, 2010

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Victoria Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
The privately-registered Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet LJ35, IFR Campbell River to Victoria, reported a possible bird strike on the landing rollout. A Foreign Object Debris (FOD) inspection found a small bird at the intersection of Runway 20 and 27. The aircraft was informed of the find.

January 19, 2010

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

A corporate Lear 35 was departing on Runway 13 at Winnipeg when the crew rejected their take-off due to a bleed air problem. No other aircraft were inconvenienced.

October 5, 2009

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

The privately-operated Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet 35A aircraft (C-GMMA) had departed on an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Earlton (Timiskaming Regional) Airport (CYXR). The flight crew advised of a fuel flow failure and that the aircraft was returning to Toronto (LBPIA). A fuel dump was completed from 1132Z-1134Z. The aircraft landed without incident on runway 23 at 1158Z. The flight crew advised that ARFF services were not required.

September 25, 2009

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Wake turbulence/vortices, Loss of control - inflight)

Initial information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A09O0211]: The privately-operated Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet 35A aircraft (C-GMMY) was concluding an IFR flight from [origin not reported] to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The [operator unknown] Airbus A-310 aircraft was concluding an IFR flight from [origin not reported] to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Learjet 35 aircraft was on a downwind approach for runway 05 and descending out of 8,000 feet, with the autopilot engaged, when aircraft encountered wake turbulence. The aircraft was upset by 120º on the roll axis and the autopilot disengaged. Both pilots were required on the controls to right the aircraft. Toronto ACC staff were advised and indicated that an Airbus A-310 was in front of the Learjet. The aircraft landed without further incident. *** NOTE: *** this occurrence does not appear to have been previously reported by NAV CANADA.

September 9, 2009

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

At 1313Z aircraft was on final runway 18 and advised they had an unsafe gear indication. A/C overshot, resolved the situation and landed safely at 1340Z. No other a/c inconvenienced.

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

Landing Gear did not extend and pilot had to revert to a manual extension and the result was successful. Emergency trucks were called for back up and the landing became uneventful.

June 9, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Conflict - potential)

Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO101, a Saab SF34 IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Victoria, was issued a take-off clearance from Runway 08R after the privately-registered Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet LJ35, IFR CYVR to Winnipeg, was issued a clearance to cross Runway 08R on Runway 30.
UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: Follow up by Air Traffic Control is ongoing.

December 4, 2008

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

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification[#A08O0326]: The Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet LJ35 aircraft was en-route climbing through 12,000 feet ASL when a passenger informed the flight crew that they had seen some sparks emanating from the overhead air conditioning duct. The aircraft was levelled off at 21,000 feet ASL and the flight crew declared an emergency with Toronto ACC. The aircraft dumped excessive fuel and performed an uneventful landing with ARFF standing by. The operator reported that there was no smoke in the cabin or the cockpit. Maintenance staff determined that a few loose rivet heads inside the cabin blower casing were striking the inner blower case during operation, creating the sparks that the passengers observed. Further troubleshooting and operational runs of the air conditioning system could not duplicate the fault. The aircraft was returned to service.
The privately-operated Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet 35A aircraft had departed on an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to [destination not reported]. The aircraft took off from runway 33R at 1225Z. At 1238Z, the flight crew declared an emergency due to smoke in the cabin and requested a return to Toronto (LBPIA). All agencies were notified and responded. The aircraft dumped fuel from 6,000 feet approximately 17NM west of Toronto (LBPIA) while in the downwind for runway 33L. The aircraft landed without incident at 1253Z and taxied back to the north end FBO. Ops. impact -- arrivals were offloaded to runway 33R while the runway was inspected.

November 25, 2008

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

The privately-operated Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet 35A aircraft was concluding an IFR flight from Winnipeg (JARIA) (CYWG) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The flight crew reported a nose landing gear unsafe indication and the aircraft was flown past the control tower where the landing gear was observed in the normal down position. The aircraft landed without incident at 2245Z. Ops. impact -- none.

September 9, 2008

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

The privately-operated Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Gates Learjet 35 aircraft was on an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Dallas Love Field Airport (KDAL). The pilot requested a return to Toronto because a passenger did not have sufficient documentation to enter the United States. The aircraft briefly dumped fuel over Lake Huron, London FIC advised, and then landed Toronto with no further incident. No emergency.

August 1, 2008

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU) (Incursion - runway - aircraft)

The 1423063 Ontario Inc. Crosswind Aviation Diamond DA-20 was planning a VFR local flight at London (CYXU). The Wal-Mart Canada Corp Learjet 35 was on a VFR flight from London (CYXU) to Toronto (LBPIA)(CYYZ) Pilot of the DA-20 was instructed to hold short of runway 33 at Alpha. The Learjet was cleared for takeoff from the threshold of runway 33 when DA-20 was observed moving to position on runway 33. The departing aircraft was instructed to abort. Pilot of the DA-20 confirmed that he had been told to hold short, he obviously didn't understand the instruction

April 21, 2008

Incident at 25NM northwest of Wiarton

The privately-operated Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet 35A aircraft was on an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to [destination not reported]. The aircraft was approximately 25NM northwest of Wiarton when the flight crew reported a dual yaw damp failure and requested a fuel dump followed by a return to Toronto (LBPIA). The fuel dump occurred on the Wiarton 150º at 20NM on a heading of 360º for approximately eight (8) minutes. The aircraft landed without incident. Ops. impact -- unknown.

May 30, 2007

Incident at KAPUSKASING ON (CYYU)

The corporately-operated Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Gates Learjet 35A aircraft was on an IFR flight from [origin not reported] to Kapuskasing Airport (CYYU). The 1200Z weather at Kapuskasing Airport was reported as 700 feet overcast with a visibility of three (3)SM in light rain. The Wal-Mart Canada Corp. aircraft executed two (2) missed approaches (NDB 35 and GNSS17) and the flight crew were unable to observe the ground on either approach (the approach minimum for the GPS 17 approach is 358 feet above airport elevation (AAE)). After a call to the local Weather Observer, a special was issued at 1245Z indicating a ceiling of 200 feet.

May 29, 2007

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

NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC working various sectors received numerous reports of a strong ELT signal heard between 2150Z and 2220Z. The source was identified as a corporately-operated Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Gates Learjet 35A aircraft on an IFR flight from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, OH (U.S.A.) (KCLE) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ).

February 23, 2007

Incident at 20NM south of Toronto (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The privately-operated Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Gates Learjet 35 aircraft (C-GMMY) had just departed on an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to London International Airport (CYXU). The flight crew reported a landing gear problem when the aircraft was 20NM south of Toronto. An emergency was declared and the flight crew requested to return the aircraft back to Toronto (LBPIA). The aircraft landed on runway 33L at 1702Z and the runway was returned to service at 1705Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A07O0056): The privately-operated Wal-mart Canada Corp. Lear LJ-35 aircraft departed Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) for London International Airport (CYXU) and was approximately 20NM south of Toronto when the flight crew reported a landing gear problem. The flight crew declared an emergency and requested a return to Toronto (LBPIA). The aircraft landed without further incident. Ops. impact -- unknown.

February 1, 2006

Incident at vicinity south of Timmins (ATS operating irregularity)

The corporately-operated Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Learjet 35A aircraft (C-GMMY) was on an IFR flight from Timmins Airport (CYTS) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The flight crew had filed the flight plan to fly the Timmins 179º radial to intercept J557 (which is the high level equivalent of V5) Sudbury Flight Planned Route Toronto. The aircraft had a Full Route Clearance required between Timmins and Sudbury because it was actually cleared via Victor 164 Sudbury Flight Planned Route Toronto. The flight crew received and read back the correct clearance from Timmins FSS but actually flew the originally filed routing. There was no separation loss but the aircraft was on V5 (J557) instead of V164 when it was radar identified.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Aviation Enforcement [2006/10/06]: Aviation Enforcement staff have reviewed this occurrence.

November 27, 2006

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

C-GMMY, a corporate Lear 35, departed Winnipeg for City Centre and when the flight was 15 NM west of YWG, the crew reported a gear problem and returned.

September 5, 2006

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

C-GMMA, a corporate Lear 35, was inbound to Calgary when the crew reported that they had no gear indication. They did a low approach and overshoot; then landed safely at 1920z. CFR was called out.

April 14, 2005

Incident at west of ECK VOR

The Wal-Mart Canada Corporation Learjet 35A aircraft (C-GMMY) was on an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Orange County Airport, TX (U.S.A.) (KORG). The flight crew reported smoke in the cockpit and requested to return to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The aircraft was well west of Toronto at the time (west of the ECK VOR in Michigan, U.S.A.). No emergency was declared and ARFF services were not requested for the landing. The aircraft landed on runway 06L at 1510Z without further incident.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A05F0077): The Wal-Mart Canada Corporation Learjet 35A aircraft (C-GMMY) was on an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Orange County Airport, TX (U.S.A.) (KORG). The flight crew reported smoke in the cockpit and requested to return to CYYZ. The aircraft was well west of Toronto at the time (west of the ECK VOR in Michigan, U.S.A.). No emergency was declared and ARFF services were not requested for the landing. The aircraft landed on runway 06L at 1510Z without further incident.

August 15, 2004

Accident at 30NM au sud-est de Nemiscau (CYHH) - 5100N 7512W

Hydro-Québec authorities notified the Québec (CYQB) flight information centre (FIC) that C-FGOP, a privately-owned Champion, had crashed at the geographical coordinates 51°00'05''N 075°12'11SW. The Trenton search and rescue team reported that two Hydro-Québec helicopters assisted the three occupants, who only received minor injuries.
The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. The category "loss of control - inflight" was added. The TSB specified that the aircraft had just taken off from the Rivière à la Marte when, during the initial climb, in order to avoid terrain, the pilot conducted a right turn and the aircraft stalled. A helicopter pilot who was flying in the area and saw the event occur, reported the accident and conducted a rescue. It was necessary to prepare a landing area in the woods to allow for the evacuation of the passengers. The evacuation occurred at approximately 15:00; 5 hours after the accident occurred.

July 16, 2004

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

Pilot of the Lear 35 C-GMMA reported possibility of a bird strike. CYQG Staff confirmed an injured bird during runway inspection.

December 9, 2003

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

Aircraft CGMMY, outbound from Dorval (CYUL) for Toronto (CYYZ), lost pressurization when 40NM east of Ottawa (CYOW) at FL260. It descended to FL180 and continued its flight to its CYYZ destination.

November 17, 2003

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

Aerodrome Safety Update: A runway inspection was conducted following the bird strike and the remains of 2 seagulls were found. No damage was reported to the aircraft. Recently the airport has experienced a small flock of gulls transiting across the airport, so airport staff have been very active with banger shells to harass and scare the gulls away. A bird strike report was filed on the TC website.
C-GMMY a Learjet 35A struck a seagull on departure from Nanaimo Airport. No damage to aircraft.

December 10, 2003

Incident at vicinity of Kenora/Dryden

The Wal-Mart Canada Corporation Learjet 35A aircraft (C-GMMA) was on an IFR flight from Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). In the vicinity of Dryden/Kenora, the flight crew advised of a pressurization problem and descended the aircraft from FL290 to 11,000 feet. The aircraft continued on to destination and landed without further incident.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A03C0300): The Learjet 35 aircraft, registration C-GMMA was en-route from Winnipeg to Montreal. While in cruise flight at 29,000 feet, the aircraft experienced a pressurization problem and then descended to 11,000 feet. The aircraft continued to Montreal where it landed safely. The operator advised that the cabin altitude rate had been set too low resulting in an excessive pressure differential. The dump valve then opened bleeding off cabin pressure. An inspection of the pressurization system by maintenance staff did not reveal any anomalies.

May 23, 2003

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

The Air Canada Jazz aircraft (DH8A) (operating as JZA7836) was an IFR flight that departed the Toronto LBPI Airport (CYYZ) for the Kingston Airport (CYGK). The Wal-Mart Canada Corp. aircraft (LJ35)(operating as registered C-GMMA) was an IFR flight that departed CYYZ for the Toledo Express Airport (KTOL). JZA7836 departed runway 05 on a heading of 360 degrees (deg), climbing to 3000 feet. C-GMMA departed runway 05 on the SID to 5000 feet. When JZA7836 was 3 NM north of the SID track (track heading 047 deg), JZA7836 was issued a turn to a heading of 040 deg and a climb to 7000 feet. When C-GMMA was climbing out of 4500 feet approximately 3.5 NM off the right wing of JZA7836, JZA7836 reported a TCAS RA and descended approximately 200 feet before resuming climb.

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