October 10, 2019

Incident at 13NM MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Parachutisme Adrénaline Cessna P206 (C-GFBE/ADRLN1) from St-Jérôme, QC (CSN3) to St-Jérôme, QC (CSN3) declared an emergency due to an engine problem. The aircraft landed on a golf course at 1940Z, and its nose wheel and bumper were damaged. Police were notified.

May 11, 2019

Accident at ST-ESPRIT QC (CES2)

TSB #A19Q0067: A Parachutisme Nouvel Air Cessna 208B (C-FCPM) was on a local parachuting flight from Saint-Esprit, QC (CES2). After releasing parachutists, the pilot returned to CES2 and, during the visual approach for Runway 20, the aircraft fell victim to wind shear on short final. The aircraft lost altitude, and the pilot was not able to stop the descent; the aircraft hit the ground hard. The nose wheel collapsed and the propeller struck the ground. The pilot and passenger on board were not injured.

May 7, 2019

Accident at 31NM NNE KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

TSB #A19Q0059: C-GNDO, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6-300, was on flight AIE641 from a camp located at N55°40.74/W077°11.17, QC to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) with 2 pilots on board. During takeoff, one of the skis got caught in the snow, the nose wheel was torn off, and the aircraft left the take-off area. The aircraft came to a stop outside the surface that was prepared for takeoff. No one was injured. The aircrafts nose, the left wing, the landing gear, the engine, and the left propeller were all substantially damaged.

August 2, 2019

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GTAT/JZA8734) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) conducted a missed approach (MA) due to a gear indication. Situation was resolved and landed on second approach. No emergency declared but Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was requested. Aircraft had to be towed off runway. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A19A0058: C-GTAT, a De Havilland DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flightJZA8734 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Iles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR), QC. When the crew extended the gear for landing, they initially received the 3 green indication, but then the nose gear started to retract and cycle. The crew executed a missed approach and performed an alternate gear extension. The crew did not declare an emergency but requested ARFF to be on standby. The aircraft landed uneventfully and was towed off the runway. Maintenance is investigating.

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.

July 5, 2019

Incident at SHAWINIGAN QC

Around 0155Z, the Quebec flight information centre (FIC) received a call from someone from Shawinigan-Sud, who claimed to have seen an aircraft nose down at 45 degrees before climbing back up. According to the person, the aircraft was flying 400 ft AGL. The aircraft made several low passes over the city. Aircraft identification unknown.

June 18, 2019

Accident at 12.00 NM W of: BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

TSB Report #A19Q0106: A private, amateur-built Murphy Rebel aircraft on floats was on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Lac Kénogami, QC to a point on the Chicoutimi, QC river with only the pilot on board. After takeoff, the pilot noted that he had not taken off the flaperon lock. The aircraft tilted to the right and nosed down to crash into the woods pour near a residence. The aircrafts damages were substantial. The pilot received minor injuries.

July 13, 2019

Accident at CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

During a touch-and-go, a Cargair Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GJVD) from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) made a runway excursion while landing on Runway 30. Impact: the runway was closed by NOTAM between 1740Z and 2100Z. The aircraft was cleared from the runway at 2030Z.
TSB Update #A19Q0108: C-GJVD, a Cargair Ltd. Cessna 152, was on a local VFR training flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) with a student pilot on board. During a touch-and-go on Runway 30 at CYRC, the aircraft arrived too high and too fast, and it bounced. The student-pilot applied more power and the aircraft touched the ground a second time. The nose wheel broke, causing the propeller to touch the ground and the aircraft ran off the runway to the left before coming to a stop on the grass. There were no injuries. The propeller, engine, nose wheel, and left wing were substantially damaged.

June 28, 2019

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

An Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GYWX/CRQ01) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) rejected its takeoff due to vibrations in the nose wheel. No impact.

June 8, 2019

Accident at SHERBROOKE QC (CYSC)

A Zenair Zenith CH 250 from Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) to Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) made a runway excursion at the end of Runway 31, 100 ft from the edge of the runway. NOTAM issued. The shift manager was notified. No one was injured. The propeller, wheels, and wings were damaged. No service was provided by the Quebec flight information centre (FIC).
Update : A privately registered Zenair Zenith CH 250 from Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) to Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC)...
TSB Update #A19Q0078: A privately operated, amateur-built Zenair CH250 was on a local visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) with 2 people on board. The pilot-in-command was conducting his first flight on this type of aircraft, accompanied by another pilot, who had piloting experience on this same type of aircraft. After a few circuits, the pilot-in-command conducted a stable approach for a landing on Runway 31. During the landing flare, the aircrafts speed dropped below the stall speed limit. The aircraft went down then came back up, after touching the ground. A go-around was performed in an effort to regain speed and control of the aircraft, but it was a vain attempt; the aircraft deviated to the left. After the second bounce, the nose wheel came off, and the right main landing gear collapsed. The aircraft came to a stop mid-runway, 100 ft on the south side. The 2 occupants were not injured. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

March 22, 2019

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

TSB Report #A19Q0036: C-GHPT, a Boeing 787-8 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA309 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 10 crew members and 255 passengers on board. During the take-off roll on Runway 06R at CYUL, the pilot flying noticed that the aircraft was nose heavy on rotation, to the extent that the control column had to be pulled hard in order to complete the rotation. The takeoff was continued, and the autopilot was selected on during the climb. No emergency was declared, and the flight continued to CYVR where an uneventful landing was carried out. The operator’s maintenance replaced the left-hand elevator feel actuator as per the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM), and the aircraft was returned to service.

May 22, 2019

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZF/JZA7953) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) reported a possible blown tire while taking off from Runway 06L. Runway 06L was inspected and nothing was found. A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE454) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) was delayed until 1206Z. JZA7953 returned and landed on Runway 06R at 1213Z without incident. No emergency declared.
Update - TSB #A19Q0071: a Jazz Aviation LP Bombardier DHC8-400 (C-GJZF/JZA7953) flew on instrument from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Billy Bishop Toronto City, ON (CYTZ) with 4 crew members and 71 passengers on board. After takeoff from CYUL, the flight crew declared an emergency after having felt strong vibrations coming from the nose wheel, accompanied by a rubber smell. The aircraft returned to CYUL where it landed without incident. No one was injured.

February 8, 2019

Incident at BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

TSB Report #A19Q0025: C-GGJA, a Jazz Aviation LP Bombardier CL-600-2B19 CRJ200, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight JZA8682 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) with 4 crew members and 42 passengers on board. While the aircraft was taxiing on the ground on Runway 36 after landing on Runway 11 at CYBG, the nose wheel slipped off the paved surface during a turn towards Taxiway HOTEL, which led to the terminal. The flight crew had been notified that the surface was slippery; as a result, the aircraft taxied slowly (8-10 kts). The aircraft did not suffer any damage, and passengers were transported to the terminal by bus.

May 5, 2019

Accident at LACHUTE QC (CSE4)

A 9229-8959 Québec Inc. Cessna A185F (C-GAAZ) from an unknown destination to Lachute, QC (CSE4) experienced a hard landing on Runway 10, and its propeller hit the runway. The propeller and engine were damaged.
Update - TSB #A19Q0069: A privately registered Cessna A185F (C-GAAZ) was on a visual flight rules flight to Lachute, QC (CSE4) with only a pilot on board. The aircraft made a rough landing on Runway 10 and its propeller hit the ground. The aircraft stopped on its nose. The pilot was not injured; however, the propeller and the engine were severely damaged.

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.

March 27, 2019

Incident at ST-GEORGES QC (CYSG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The pilot of a Construck Transport Inc. Cessna P210R (C-GVPR) from an unknown destination to Saint-Georges, QC (CYSG) reported a gear problem. The aircraft landed; its nose gear was working until the aircraft stopped, then it collapsed. There were minor damages. No one was injured. The runway was closed by NOTAM and was reopened once the aircraft was towed away.

February 6, 2019

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Strait Air Piper PA-31-350 (C-GPXW/NUK655) from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) to Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV) landed on Runway 08 at 1540Z and reported a blown tire on the nose wheel. The aircraft had to be towed away to clear the runway. The runway was cleared by NUK655 at 1631Z.

February 3, 2019

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

An Air Canada (ACA) technician called to report that an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-333 (C-GHLQ/ROU1603) from Fort Lauderdale, FL (KFLL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) had lost a spring from the nose wheel. The runway and taxiway were inspected; nothing was found. No impact on operations.

January 8, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

TSB Report #A19Q0004: C-GURG, a Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec Bombardier CL600-2B16 Challenger 601-3R, was on medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) flight QUE10 from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Gaspé (Michel Pouliot), QC (CYGP) with 2 crew members and 2 passengers on board. When the up position of the landing gear was selected after departure from CYQB, a WOW I/FAIL message appeared in the cockpit and the nose gear did not retract. An emergency was declared and the aircraft returned to CYQB and landed without incident. The maintenance crew returned the aircraft to service after they had replaced an electrical harness on the nose gear.

September 19, 2019

Incident at Bugaboo Pass, BC (Fuel - spill, Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

TSB Report #A19P0141: C-GSKK, an Airbus AS350-B3 aircraft operated by Selkirk Mountain Helicopters, was transferring Jet A1 fuel from a fuel truck at a staging site on Bugaboo Creek Road, BC to a remote fuel tank in Rory Creek, BC using a 1100 litre Fuel-Easy fuel container on a 100 ft long line with only the pilot on board. While climbing to fly over Bugaboo Pass, the load hit the ground just before the summit. The nose of the aircraft swung to the left and the pilot was able to manoeuver the aircraft to maintain control. The pilot released the long line and the aircraft returned to the staging site. The fuel container bladder tore open spilling approximately 1100 litres of fuel near the impact site. Spill kits were taken to the site and the incident was reported to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.

October 9, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8113) on a flight from San Jose Intl, CA (KSJC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) inbound to CYVR reported a nose wheel steering issue. Precautionary standby called by YVR tower. The aircraft landed Runway 26L, exited Runway 31 and was towed to the gate.

September 21, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, amateur-built Rutan Vari-Eze from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) landed on Runway 09 and experienced a nose gear collapse at the intersection of Runway 09 and Runway 14. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded, and the pilot re-deployed the nose gear and pulled the aircraft off of Runway 09 within 5 minutes. 3 other aircraft were delayed for 5 minutes.

September 16, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (FOD (foreign object debris))

At 0615Z, the crew of an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA128) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported to air traffic control (ATC) that they had earlier observed sparks at the nose gear and along the belly of a British Airways Airbus A380-800 (BAW8C) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to London/Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) when BAW8C was departing from Runway 08R at 0442Z. The report was passed to BAW8C through the Edmonton (EG) Area Control Centre (ACC). A runway inspection discovered a metal piece that was photographed and forwarded to British Airways.

June 12, 2019

Incident at 9NM NE VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

TSB #A19P0073: a privately operated Piper PA-15X aircraft, was conducting a recreational flight north east of Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC with only the pilot on board. During the return flight to a private airstrip approximately 9 nm north east of Vancouver/Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC, the aircraft experienced a partial loss of engine performance, associated with high internal engine temperature indications. The pilot attempted a precautionary landing at the private airstrip, however the aircraft bounced on touchdown. A go-around was initiated, but engine power was insufficient to maintain flight; as a result, the pilot conducted an emergency landing in a field, just north of the airstrip. When the aircraft made contact with the long grass in the field, it nosed over and came to rest inverted. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries.

July 18, 2019

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A K.D. Air Corporation Piper PA-31-350 (C-FPDK) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) requested a circuit to check landing gear operation. The main landing gear doors remained open and the nose gear retracted during a low approach. C-FPDK then returned for landing.

June 17, 2019

Accident at 5105N / 12333W

A Blackcomb Helicopters Bell 206B (C-GBFH) from origin unknown to destination unknown had a hard landing, there was damage to the helicopter, and the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was set off. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria advised the Kamloops flight information centre (FIC).
Update TSB #A19P0075: C-GBFH, a Bell 206B aircraft operated by Blackcomb Helicopters, was conducting mining support operation approximately 57 nm north west of Pemberton (CYPS), BC with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. While landing on a gravel road at approximately 6600 feet ASL, the helicopter touched down perpendicular to the road, with the tail out over the embankment. When the pilot was performing a seating check, it was noticed that the helicopter was tipping aft. The pilot pushed the cyclic forward to correct the tipping motion, however the skid gear was seated too far aft on the side of the road; as a result, the nose of the helicopter pitched up, the helicopter slid backwards approximately 25 feet down the embankment, then rolled onto its left side. The occupants exited the helicopter with only minor injuries. One of the passengers was taken to the hospital as precautionary measure. There was a small post-crash fire, which was extinguished with the onboard fire extinguisher. The 406 MHz ELT activated, and the signal was received by JRCC.

June 19, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

An Aeolis Windpower Corporation Piper PA-60-602P (C-GTTD) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Tumbler Ridge, BC (CBX7) was given taxi clearance to hold short of Runway 03. The aircraft read back hold short but crossed the hold short line with its nose wheel. An aircraft in position on Runway 03 held until C-GTTD exited the runway.

May 30, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGDU/JZA8256) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a nose wheel issue. The tower called a precautionary standby. The aircraft landed and exited Runway 26L slowly. No operational impact.

May 28, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRN/JZA8310) from Comox, BC (CYQQ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) requested the missed approach due to unsafe gear indication. After 10 minutes problem was worked out and pilot reported "3 green". The tower initiated a precautionary stand by and the aircraft landed without further incident at 2317Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator of this aircraft was contacted for additional details as there have been five CADORS, at least four Air Turn Backs, one Transportation Safety Board (TSB) report, and three Service Difficulty Reports (SDR) this year on this particular tail (490) related to the landing gear. Between January and the end of May 2019 extensive troubleshooting was completed with numerous parts being replaced. The operator is of the opinion that there were at least three separate issues with the nose landing gear over this period. There has been no recurrence since the May 28, 2019 event. (Reference CADORS 2019P0131, 2019P0162, 2019P1019 and 2019P1022).

May 21, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRN/JZA8215) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) discovered a gear issue after departing and returned to CYVR for landing. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was on standby. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator of this aircraft was contacted for additional details as there have been five CADORS, at least four Air Turn Backs, one Transportation Safety Board (TSB) report, and three Service Difficulty Reports (SDR) this year on this particular tail (490) related to the landing gear. Between January and the end of May 2019 extensive troubleshooting was completed with numerous parts being replaced. The operator is of the opinion that there were at least three separate issues with the nose landing gear over this period. There has been no recurrence since the May 28, 2019 event. (Reference CADORS 2019P0131, 2019P0162, 2019P1019 and 2019P1100).

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRN/JZA8215) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) executed a missed approach, due to a gear indication light, and returned to CYVR.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator of this aircraft was contacted for additional details as there have been five CADORS, at least four Air Turn Backs, one Transportation Safety Board (TSB) report, and three Service Difficulty Reports (SDR) this year on this particular tail (490) related to the landing gear. Between January and the end of May 2019 extensive troubleshooting was completed with numerous parts being replaced. The operator is of the opinion that there were at least three separate issues with the nose landing gear over this period. There has been no recurrence since the May 28, 2019 event. (Reference CADORS 2019P0131, 2019P0162, 2019P1022 and 2019P1100).

May 7, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Sikorsky S-92A (STGR20) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) intended to land full stop on Runway 09. The aircraft touched down and reported an inoperable nose wheel, and was unable to taxi off. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8555) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) that was approximately 2 to 3 miles final elected to land Runway 14 visual.

March 29, 2019

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Langley Flying School Inc. Cessna 172N (C-FYFT) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) aborted its takeoff from Runway 19 due to a reported aircraft issue. The aircraft attempted to exit Taxiway E, where the tower observed a flat nose wheel.

March 3, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN33654) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna Intl, BC (CYLW) reported having a nose-gear indication on approach to Runway 34. The aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) unit was on standby and the aircraft landed safely. Minor operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Nose gear issues reported on approach. No logbook entry as Green nose gear light didnt come on on approach. Did lamp test and confirmed light bulb wasnt functioning. Bulb was loose, so it was tapped and functions normal now. Alt indication was confirmed down and locked as well.

January 25, 2019

Accident at 4NM N CHILLIWACK BC (CYCW) (Landing in proximity of the intended surface)

TSB Report #A19P0014: A privately registered Piper PA-12 aircraft, was on a local flight and was preparing to land on a gravel bar on the Fraser River approximately 4NM north of Chilliwack, BC. The aircraft touched down short of the gravel bar and the main wheels made contact with the water, causing the aircraft to nose over. The aircraft sustained a prop strike and airframe damage. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The ELT did not activate and there was no fire.

February 15, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FKCO/ACA567) from San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a nose wheel steering issue. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 08R at 1655Z. The aircraft was towed off the runway at 1704Z. Minimal operational impact.
Update TSB Report #A19P0027: C-FKCO, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA567 from San Francisco Intl (KSFO), CA to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 5 crew members and 146 passengers on board. After engine start at KSFO, the flight crew received a NOSE WHEEL STEERING FAULT, and successfully performed a reset. However, shortly after take-off the fault re-occurred. The flight continued to CYVR, and the flight crew declared a PAN PAN on arrival. The landing was uneventful, and the aircraft was towed to the gate. The operator’s maintenance replaced the nose wheel steering servo control valve assembly, and performed functional checks. The aircraft was returned to service.

February 14, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A foreign registered, commercially operated Learjet 55 (XAUCI) from Tijuana International, Mexico (MMTJ) to Victoria International, BC (CYYJ) taxied on Taxiway Sierra and missed their exit. Upon turning around on the taxiway, the aircrafts nose gear left the taxiway and became stuck in the snow and mud.

February 4, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GEWR/WEN3283) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) reported a gear issue when 10 miles final for Runway 33. WEN3283 landed on Runway 33 without incident. The aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) unit and 911 were called.
Update TSB Report #A19P0021: C-GEWR, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3283 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR) BC, to Prince George (CYXS), BC with 4 crew members and 39 passengers on board. After the departure from CYVR, the flight crew received an unsafe nose landing gear indication. The flight crew confirmed that the nose landing gear was retracted, and continued to CYXS. During the approach to CYXS, the nose landing gear would not extend. The flight crew extended the landing gear manually, and declared a MAYDAY. The aircraft landed without further incident with ARFF standing by. There were no injuries. Subsequent maintenance actions revealed that the nose landing gear actuator had failed. The part was replaced, and the system tested serviceable. The aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Door Actuator replacement was performed and aircraft was returned to service with no further faults.

January 30, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRN/JZA8416) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) returned to CYVR due to gear malfunction.
Update TSB Report #A19P0017: C-FSRN, a Bombardier DHC-8-402 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8416 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Kelowna (CYLW), BC. Upon selection of landing gear up after the departure from CYVR, the red nose gear unsafe advisory light illuminated for over a minute, and the amber nose gear door light remained illuminated. The flight crew declared an emergency, and returned to CYVR where the aircraft landed without further incident. The operator’s maintenance conducted multiple gear swings and inspections, however no defects were found. The aircraft was returned to service. The aircraft experienced the same problem the previous day, however the landing gear was extended via the alternate gear extension, and the aircraft returned to CYVR. No emergency had been declared. Gear swings were conducted as well, but no faults were found. The nose landing gear shock strut was serviced and the aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator of this aircraft was contacted for additional details as there have been five CADORS, at least four Air Turn Backs, one Transportation Safety Board (TSB) report, and three Service Difficulty Reports (SDR) this year on this particular tail (490) related to the landing gear. Between January and the end of May 2019 extensive troubleshooting was completed with numerous parts being replaced. The operator is of the opinion that there were at least three separate issues with the nose landing gear over this period. There has been no recurrence since the May 28, 2019 event. (Reference CADORS 2019P0131, 2019P1019, 2019P1022 and 2019P1100).

January 28, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRN/JZA8198) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) departed CYVR and reported a nose wheel indication. The aircraft returned and landed safely on Runway 26R. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator of this aircraft was contacted for additional details as there have been five CADORS, at least four Air Turn Backs, one Transportation Safety Board (TSB) report, and three Service Difficulty Reports (SDR) this year on this particular tail (490) related to the landing gear. Between January and the end of May 2019 extensive troubleshooting was completed with numerous parts being replaced. The operator is of the opinion that there were at least three separate issues with the nose landing gear over this period. There has been no recurrence since the May 28, 2019 event (Reference CADORS 2019P0162, 2019P1019, 2019P1022 and 2019P1100).

January 25, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Flying Club Piper PA-34-200 (C-GOMG) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was in the circuit for Runway 13. The aircraft experienced gear issues. The gear would not lower fully. The aircraft orbited in the control zone and the gear appeared down. Emergency vehicles were called. The aircraft landed on Runway 07 without incident. Moderate impact on the operation, with aircraft pulled up on Runway 13 to accommodate the landing on Runway 07.
Update TSB Report #A19P0016: C-GOMG, a Piper PA-34-200 aircraft operated by Pacific Flying Club, was conducting circuits at Vancouver/Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC with 1 instructor and 1 student on board. When the landing gear was selected down during one of the circuits, the nose landing gear did not indicate down and locked. The flight crew executed a missed approach, and the landing gear was extended manually. The aircraft returned for an uneventful landing. The operator’s maintenance found a corrosion pit pin hole in an aluminum hydraulic line, located in the nose landing gear well. The pin hole was located under the rubber of an Adel clamp, used to secure the line. Maintenance personnel noted that the wheel well area is constantly wet. The line was replaced.

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.

Incident at BELLA BELLA (CAMPBELL ISLAND) BC (CBBC)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Saab 340A (PCO845) from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Bella Bella (Campbell Island), BC (CBBC) experienced a possible lightning strike on approach into CBBC. The aircraft executed a missed approach and returned to CYZT. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Lightening strike was confirmed. Lightening entered aircraft nose radome with main exit point at rudder tip fairing. Radar became inoperative as did timer for de-ice boots. Aircraft returned to Port Hardy where company Maintenance assessed the lightening damage. Aircraft was ferried to CYVR under company ferry authority where full lightening inspection was carried out

January 4, 2019

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

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D (C-FMCN/PCO740) from Comox, BC (CYQQ) to Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike upon landing on Runway 08R. The runway was closed for inspection. Nothing was found. The runway was re-opened at 1539Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Just after touchdown, pilots saw a seagull pass underneath the nose of the plane. However, no impact was felt. They informed Air Traffic Control (ATC) as a precaution, and did a visual of the aircraft after shutdown with no sign of impact or damage. A wildlife officer came to the aircraft after a runway inspection was completed. No bird remains were found. No further action was taken.

October 17, 2019

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

An Air Bravo Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FKPI/AB1250) on a flight from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to North Spirit Lake, ON (CKQ3) returned to airport with nose gear stuck down. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) on standby. Aircraft landed safely, no operational impact.

September 14, 2019

Incident at ST. CATHARINES / NIAGARA DISTRICT ON (CYSN)

At the St. Catharines/Niagara District, ON (CYSN) aerodrome, a St. Catharines Flying Club Piper PA-28-161 (C-GYGZ) landed and experienced a flat tire on the nose wheel. Pilot was able to taxi the aircraft off but not past the hold short line onto Taxiway B. No impact on operations. On-site staff notified and the aircraft was towed back to the flying club.

August 20, 2019

Accident at Conestogo Lake

TSB #A19O0122: an amateur built Searey amphibious aircraft, had taken off from a grass field and was flying over Conestogo Lake taking photographs of the local area. The landing gear was down as the pilots intentions were to return and land back in the grass field. While flying over the lake the pilot decided to land on the lake, but had not retracted the landing gear. Upon touchdown the aircraft flipped over. Both occupants were rescued and the pilot received minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

August 10, 2019

Accident at MOUNT BRYDGES / WARREN FIELD ON CWF3

TSB #A19O0112: a privately owned Pitts S-1T, was landing at Warren Field (CWF3), Ontario, a grass strip west of London, Ontario. The aircraft landed near the edge of the grass surface, and the wing made contact with corn growing alongside the runway. The aircraft was pulled into the cornfield where it nosed over and came to rest inverted. The aircraft was significantly damaged, the pilot was uninjured.

July 24, 2019

Incident at 5NM SW TILLSONBURG ON (CYTB)

TSB #A19O0100: an amateur built Just Aircraft Highlander, on amphibious floats, was conducting a takeoff from a private grass runway with two people on board. After take-off, the aircraft began to descend and settled into a cornfield; the aircraft nosed over and came to rest on its back. There were no injuries, the aircraft was damaged substantially. The ELT did not activate.

August 5, 2019

Incident at SAVUR intersection

On departure, a Mesa Airlines Bombardier CL-600-2C10 (Series 700) (ASH6197) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Washington-Dulles, VA (KIAD) was unable to retract the nose gear. ASH6197 declared an emergency and requested a return to CYYZ with emergency equipment on standby. ASH6197 accomplished their checklist and landed on Runway 15L uneventfully. Emergency vehicles met and escorted the flight to the gate. No operational impact.
Update TSB #A19O0108: N510MJ, the Mesa Airlines CL-600-2C10 (ASH6197) was on initial climb out from Lester B. Pearson Intl - Toronto (CYYZ) when the flight crew received a GEAR DISAGREE EICAS message and was unable to retract landing gear. The flight crew declared an emergency and returned to CYYZ and landed uneventfully with ARFF standing by. The operators maintenance placed the landing gear on MEL, pinned it in the down position, and the aircraft flew back to their maintenance facility in Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD) with landing gear extended.

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