March 6, 2022

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA7544) from Chicago/O’Hare, IL (KORD) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) conducted two go-arounds for Runway 06L due to landing gear issues. JZA7544 landed on Runway 06L at 0028Z. Upon departure from Runway 06L, JZA7544 became stuck on Taxiway B1 due to nose gear issues. Taxiway B1 became available at 0056Z. No other impact.

April 28, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

The pilot of a BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GCAW) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) reported an issue with the nose gear after landing. Discontinued intended circuit and taxied off. No operational impact.

March 25, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A 1321616 BC Ltd. Cessna TR182 (C-GVBS) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) advised the tower that they would be returning to CYXX due to the nose gear not retracting properly. They elected to do a couple low approaches to get the tower and vehicle (Red2) to visually verify that the gear appeared down. No emergency declared. Normal landing conducted with minimal impact to operations.

March 6, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GZTI) on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) experienced a flat nose wheel after landing and exiting onto Taxiway Delta. The aircraft was then subsequently towed back to the apron by airport management (APM) staff.

January 21, 2022

Incident at COURTNEY AIRPARK BC (CAH3) (FOD (foreign object debris))

Aviation Incident Report #17498: A flock of ducks flew into the path of a privately registered Cessna 150H from Courtenay Airpark, BC (CAH3) to Courtenay Airpark, BC (CAH3) shortly after it left the runway. The aircraft made contact with a number of them. After impact, the pilot checked their instruments to ensure everything was operating correctly, climbed to approximately 400 feet, and made a left crosswind turn to join the circuit and land on Runway 13. After landing, the pilot witnessed airpark members cleaning the debris off the runway, which included 4 deceased ducks and the shattered lens cover from the aircrafts landing light. The aircraft sustained damage to their landing light lens cover, a dent in the leading edge of the port side wing, duck debris on the nose wheel, and some staining on the propeller.

January 30, 2022

Incident at 37NM KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZY/JZA8058) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS), descending into CYXS, requested to return to CYVR due to a nose gear issue. Returned to CYVR and landed without issue.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0008: C-GJZY, a de Havilland DHC-8-402 (Q400) airplane operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8058 from Vancouver Int’l, BC (CYVR) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) with 4 crew and 69 passengers on board. During the initial approach into CYKA, the landing gear INOP caution light and the nose gear door light illuminated. The flight crew elected to return to CYVR. They performed a manual landing gear extension and landed at CYVR without further incident. There were no injuries and no emergency was declared. The operators maintenance performed an operational test of the landing gear. A fault was detected with nose landing gear sensor S19. Following the sensor replacement, rigging and inductance checks were performed, as were gear swings. No faults were found and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 13, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, amateur-built Rutan Vari-Eze from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) landed with its nose gear up. Moderate impact to operations, as all traffic was moved to Runway 13.
UPDATE: AOR-281864-V2: A privately registered, amateur-built Rutan Vari-Eze from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) landed on Runway 07 with its nose gear retracted. The pilot was able to extend the gear to taxi off under their own power, and advised that no assistance was required. A runway inspection revealed that there was no foreign object debris (FOD) on the runway. Moderate impact to operations as all traffic was moved to Runway 13.

January 4, 2022

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (Incursion - runway - animal, FOD (foreign object debris))

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3297) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) landed on Runway 33 and reported hitting a coyote. Maintenance recovered the animal from the runway. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft hit a coyote on roll out with its nose landing gear. A visual inspection of the nose landing gear and doors was carried out, with no damage found. Reference: aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 32-21-00-201-801.

January 5, 2022

Incident at 60NM NE VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FVRJ/GLR8292) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared an emergency due to a nose gear indication issue. The Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were advised. The aircraft landed safely, no operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Troubleshooting was carried out and found the nose oleo to be flat. This did not let the gear go fully up, thus keeping the nose gear open. Nose oleo hydraulic fluid was replaced and serviced, as per maintenance manual (MM) 12-10-32. A gear swing was carried out 3 times, and no further fault was found. See task card 221762-0008. Service Difficulty Report (SDR) #20220112021 was submitted.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0001: C-FVRJ, a de Havilland Aircraft DHC-8-102 operated by Central Mountain Air, was conducting flight GLR8292 from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) with 3 crew members on board. After the landing gear was retracted on departure from CYKA, the flight crew received a landing gear unsafe advisory indication. The landing gear was subsequently lowered and the nose gear down-and-locked indication did not illuminate. The flight crew declared an emergency and anticipated having to extend the landing gear manually prior to landing at CYVR. The crew cycled the landing gear a second time and, on that extension, the indication showed that all the gear was down and locked. The flight landed without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions found the nose landing gear shock strut assembly to be compressed. This prevented the landing gear from fully retracting and kept the nose gear doors from properly closing. Hydraulic fluid was added to the shock strut as per the aircrafts maintenance manual and landing gear test swings were successfully conducted. The aircraft was returned to service.

April 18, 2022

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

A Piedmont Airlines Embraer EMB-145LR (PDT6117) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Philadelphia, PA (KPHL) declared an emergency due to a nose gear door issue and diverted to Buffalo/Niagara, NY (KBUF). No impact to operations.

March 29, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A 5001235 Ontario Inc. Burkhart Grob G-115C (C-FLYO) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) had a stuck nose wheel and was unable to exit the runway after landing. A tow vehicle was called and removed the aircraft from the runway. An Island Air Flight School & Charters Cessna 150M (C-GGNJ) on a flight to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ); a privately registered Colonial C-2X on a flight to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ); an Ornge Global Air Pilatus PC-12 (PUL108) on a MEDEVAC flight to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ); and a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA7973) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) were delayed on arrival. A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE269) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW); a Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE639) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT); an 892014 Ontario Ltd. Piper PA-28-236 (C-GGFS) on a flight from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ); and an Island Air Flight School & Charters Inc. Cessna 152 (C-GFHK) on a flight from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) were delayed on departure.

March 21, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

An Island Air Flight School & Charters Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-FBIL) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) reported a flat nose wheel upon exiting the runway. Stopped across the hold short line.

February 16, 2022

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS370) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) lost its nose gear steering at the threshold of Runway 22. The aircraft was disabled for a few minutes. An inbound Morningstar Air Express Cessna 208B (MAL8056) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) and an outbound Air Bravo Pilatus PC-12 (AB237) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Moosonee, ON (CYMO) had minor delays while BLS370 slowly taxied clear.

February 21, 2022

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

A St. Catharines Flying Club Piper PA-28-161 (C-GNOC) from St. Catharines/Niagara District, ON (CYSN) to St. Catharines/Niagara District, ON (CYSN) landed on Runway 06 and reported a nose wheel issue. The pilot indicated that they could not taxi to the ramp. Upon further inspection, a flat nose gear tire was confirmed. The flight service station (FSS) and Allied aviation services coordinated to tow the aircraft off the runway. No impact to operations.

February 17, 2022

Accident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

Upon taxiing for departure via Taxiway Lima, a Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GYXL/BLS371) from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) weather-vaned into the wind and the nose gear slid off the edge of the taxiway due to icy conditions. Airport equipment was dispatched to assist with towing the aircraft back onto the taxiway. No other impact to operations.

February 18, 2022

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

On final Runway 24R, a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3651) from Nashville, TN (KBNA) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared that they could not confirm if the landing gear was down and initiated a missed approach. After actioning a checklist, WEN3651 announced they had the gear down, but would stop on the runway due to a loss of nose wheel steering and declared a "PAN PAN". Emergency equipment was put on stand-by and WEN3651 was vectored for Runway 23. WEN3651 landed uneventfully at 2231Z and the aircraft was subsequently towed to the gate. Several departures were delayed for approximately 15 minutes during this process.

February 14, 2022

Incident at 20NM SAULT STE. MARIE MI VOR/DME (SSM)

A Chartright Air Inc. Beech B300 (C-FGGE/HRT912) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) advised it had developed a hydraulic issue and requested to return to CYYZ. Initially, no emergency was declared, however, an emergency was later declared at 1437Z due to no confirmed nose gear down and locking when selected. HRT912 landed on Runway 33R in CYYZ at 1457Z without further incident (WOFI). No impact to operations.

February 6, 2022

Incident at BRANTFORD ON (CYFD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Upon landing on Runway 23, a Brantford Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GBGZ) on a flight to Brantford, ON (CYFD) slid off the runway into a snow bank. The pilot suspects minor aircraft damage to the propeller. 1 soul on board (SOB), uninjured. Runway 05/23 was closed via NOTAM until aircraft is moved. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0016: C-GBGZ, a Cessna 172 registered to the Brantford Flying Club, was rented by a member who planned to conduct several touch-and-go night circuits on Runway 23 at Brantford, ON (CYFD), and was the sole occupant of the aircraft. The runway was mostly bare, with some scattered patches of compact snow and ice. Following the first landing, when the pilot applied power to begin the takeoff roll, the aircraft began to skid to the right. The pilot corrected to the left, and the aircraft veered to the left, across the runway, towards the snow at the runway edge. The pilot reduced power before the aircraft entered the snow. The pilot was uninjured. The aircraft sustained damage to the nose wheel and propeller. The ELT activated as a result of the runway excursion.

February 3, 2022

Accident at LONDON ON (CYXU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An ITPS (Canada) Ltd. Cirrus SR22 (C-GZQT/SA29) from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU) experienced a hard landing while conducting a touch-and-go on Runway 33. The aircraft bounced and the nose wheel collapsed, and the aircraft came to rest on the runway. There were 3 souls on board (SOB), no injuries or fuel spill reported. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded, and Runway 15/33 was closed via NOTAM. The aircraft was pushed off the runway and Runway 15/33 re-opened at 2035Z. The shift manager was notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0015: C-GZQT, a Cirrus SR22 being operated by ITPS Canada Ltd. as SA29, was on a training flight in the circuit for Runway 33 with three pilots on board; there was an instructor and a student occupying the front seats. During a normal landing, the aircraft was allowed to slow down unintentionally during the flare, at approximately 5-10 feet AGL. The student attempted to correct by adding power, but moved the control stick in their left hand, mistaking it for the throttle. This resulted in the aircraft pitching down rapidly and contacting the runway, causing the nose wheel assembly to become detached from the aircraft. The instructor pilot intervened during this sequence, and landed the aircraft on the remaining runway. The aircraft came to rest on its nose. There were no injuries.

January 31, 2022

Accident at STRATFORD MUNI ON (CYSA) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

During landing, a privately registered Piper PA-46-600TP, on a flight to Stratford, ON (CYSA), went off the end of Runway 17 at CYSA, causing damage to the aircraft.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17507: A privately registered Piper PA-46-600TP on a flight to Stratford, ON (CYSA) was landing on Runway 17. It appeared that the directional control was lost and the aircraft exited the runway to the right-side. The aircraft struck an abbreviated precision approach path indicator (APAPI) light box and continued travelling across the graded area, and came to rest perpendicular to the runway edge. Weather conditions were VFR, with winds from the south and less than 8 knots. The runway was 95% bare and dry. Runways were closed for several hours.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0013: A privately registered Piper PA-46-600TP was on a visual flight rules flight from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to the Stratford, ON (CYSA) with the pilot as sole occupant. During the landing roll on Runway 17, the pilot felt the aircraft swerving and attempted a correction before deciding to reject the landing. After they added power for the go-around, the right main wheel entered the snowbank beside the runway, causing the aircraft to exit the runway surface into an area of undisturbed snow. The aircraft collided with some airport signage before the nose wheel sheared off. The aircraft came to a stop upright in a snow covered area beside the runway. The pilot exited the aircraft uninjured, the aircraft had been damaged significantly. The propeller was destroyed, and there was damage to the wing, cowling, and engine mounts. The ELT was activated during the runway excursion.

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A KBM Forestry Consultants Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GKJJ) from Atikokan, ON (CYIB) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a flat nose gear after landing.

January 16, 2022

Accident at In the vicinity of: NIXON ON (CNX8)

A privately registered Cessna 150G from Nixon, ON (CNX8) to Nixon, ON (CNX8), was flying locally in the Nixon area, experienced an engine failure with a forced landing, then crashed 1 1/2 NM west north-west (WNW) from the airfield.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0005: At 1620 Eastern Standard Time, a privately-owned Cessna 150G departed from Nixon, ON (CNX8) on a local visual flight rules (VFR) flight. Upon return, the pilot positioned the aircraft on final for Runway 12 at CNX8. Shortly after commencing the final approach, the aircraft experienced a power loss. The pilot verified the engine instruments, which were all indicating normal. The pilot recognized that they would be unable to reach the runway, so elected to carry out a forced approach in a nearby farmers field. The aircrafts main landing gear touched down first, followed by the nose wheel. When the nose wheel contacted the rough terrain, it broke off and the aircraft flipped over and came to rest inverted. The pilot was able to egress from the aircraft with minor injuries. There was no post-crash fire. The aircraft suffered substantial damage.

January 12, 2022

Incident at 9NM WIARTON ON VOR/DME (YVV)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GLJZ/JZA8932) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported they had an issue with the nose wheel steering and requested Runway 23 for arrival in CYYZ. No emergency was declared. No assistance from the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was requested. JZA8932 landed on Runway 23 in CYYZ at 1800Z and exited the Runway at H2, without further incident (WOFI). No impact to operations.

January 4, 2022

Incident at Los Angeles, CA (KLAX)

TSB Report #A22F0003: C-FTJV, an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8, was conducting flight ACA557 from Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). During take-off rotation, the flight crew felt that the nose of the aircraft was slightly heavy. After take-off, the flight crew verified Load Final Data (LDF) for Take Off Weight Mean Aerodynamic Chord (TOW MAC) accuracy. After verification, all cargo was loaded in the forward cargo hold, which resulted in a 5.8% forward difference in TOW MAC. Flight continued to CYVR with no further incident.

January 2, 2022

Incident at West Palm Beach, FL (KPBI)

TSB Report #A22F0001: C-FSEP, an Image Air Charter Ltd. Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (604) was conducting a flight from Palm Beach Intl, FL (KPBI) to The Valley/Clayton J. Lloyd Intl, Anguilla (TQPF). On initial climb out of KPBI, the flight crew received a "gear disagree" indication and the "nose door open" caution light stayed illuminated after gear retraction. The flight crew actioned QRH and completed a manual gear extension. Manual gear handle would not stay up during the process due to the center button not releasing. The nose gear retracted and the nose gear door closed while trying to perform a manual gear extension. The flight crew declared a Pan Pan and returned to KPBI, where they landed without further incident.

May 12, 2022

Incident at 10NM S PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

A Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency Convair 340 (C-GSKQ/TKR475) on a flight from Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) reported a bird strike on the nose cone when 10NM south of the airport and returned to land to get it checked out. No impact to operations.

May 5, 2022

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Kreos Aviation Beech B300 (C-GADI) from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, AB (CYXE) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, AB (CYXE) was inbound with a gear indication. C-GADI declared an emergency with the Winnipeg (WG) area control centre (ACC) and did a low approach for Runway 27 for a visual inspection of the nose gear, which appeared down. The aircraft did one VFR circuit and landed safely. 2 inbound VFR flights moved to Runway 15. A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8502) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, AB (CYXE) was delayed by approximately 30 minutes while company maintenance checked the status of C-GADIs gear.

May 2, 2022

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

A Perimeter Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GLKY/PAG401) from Oxford House, MB (CYOH) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported a nose gear issue, executed a missed approach and advised they would investigate while orbiting west of the field. Unable to confirm the status of the nose gear, PAG401 declared an emergency at 2220Z and elected to land. Emergency services were in place, the aircraft landed on Runway 36, the nose gear was indeed extended and the aircraft taxied off. No impact to operations.

April 25, 2022

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

The pilot of a Central Mountain Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-GGBY/GLR838) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) initiated a missed approach due to a nose gear indication light. The aircraft landed safely at 0105Z, no impact to operations.

April 14, 2022

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Canadian North Boeing 737-300 (AKT244) on a flight from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) reported bird strike on the nose of the aircraft upon departure. A vehicle (RED8) conducted a foreign object debris (FOD) check and reported two snow buntings on the runway, south. The aircraft advised returning for an inspection. No further impact to operations.

April 25, 2022

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

Shortly after departure, a Skynorth Air Ltd. Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 (C-GMUU/SN694) on a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) advised the Winnipeg (WG) area control centre (ACC) that their nose landing gear appeared stuck down and would be returning to CYWG. The aircraft was able resolve the issue and the aircraft landed safely at 2055Z.

March 11, 2022

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

When exiting onto Runway 36, a Vanguard Air Care Inc. Beech 200 (VN09) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) turned too early, and their left main and nose gear left the hard surface. The aircraft was disabled at the Runway 31 and Runway 36 intersection. The aircraft was removed at 1208Z.

February 22, 2022

Accident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Alkan Air Ltd. Dornier 228-202 (C-FUCN) from Dawson City, YT (CYDA) to Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY), inbound, reported a nose wheel gear issue at 1820Z. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was notified. The aircraft performed a touch-and-go to try and resolve its nose gear issue, but was unsuccessful. An emergency was declared at 1837Z and the aircraft landed without nose gear at 1844Z. The aircraft was towed off the runway at 1920Z. A foreign object debris (FOD) check was completed at 1940Z. No injuries reported. No other impact to operations.

January 21, 2022

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Exact Air Piper PA-31 (C-FVYW/ET870) from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) landed on Runway 26 at 2135Z and reported a flat nose gear tire, and advised they would require a tow off the runway. The aircraft was removed from the runway at 2213Z. A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3245) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) held from 2144Z to 2214Z, and landed at 2221Z.

January 24, 2022

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

A Freedom Aviation Piper PA-46-350P (C-FRDN) on a flight to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) experienced a runway excursion after landing on Runway 36 and ended up leaving the hard surface into the snow on the west side. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was called out. Initial reports were of some damage to the aircraft, but no injuries. Runway 36 was closed for approximately three and a half hours until the aircraft was removed.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22C0011: C-FRDN, a privately operated PA-46-350P, was conducting a flight from Kansas City/Charles B. Wheeler, MO (KMKC) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG). The aircraft was cleared to land on Runway 36 at CYWG. Runway 36 was bare and dry. Upon touchdown, the aircraft unexpectedly and violently turned to the left and exited the runway. The aircraft made contact with compacted snow and sustained damage to the propeller and the nose gear assembly. There were no injures to the pilot or to the passengers. ARFF did attend. A local AMO is inspecting and assessing the damage to the aircraft.

March 9, 2022

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

An Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper Pa-31-325 (C-FPXL/SNAAP03) from Summerside, PE (CYSU) to Charlottetown, PE (CYYG) conducted a go-around on final for Runway 21 due to the nose gear light indicating that the gear was not "down". On the go-around, the light illuminated. No assistance required.

January 9, 2022

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Upon landing, a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3404) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) stopped on the runway and requested to remain on the runway to complete some checks. After talking to maintenance, they taxied safely to the main apron, without further issue, at 1912Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The company replaced the Nose Landing Gear (NLG) wiring harness, and returned the aircraft to service.

November 30, 2021

Incident at SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL)

TSB Report #A21Q0126: C-FYAI, an Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland Dash 8-300, operating as flight AIE832, was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) with 31 passengers and 3 crew members on board. While the aircraft was taxiing to the disembarkation area, the pilots smelled an unidentified odour in the cockpit. During disembarkation, fog that looked like smoke was visible in the cockpit. A hydraulic system leak was discovered in the nose landing gear. The hose was replaced by maintenance.

November 27, 2021

Incident at SALLUIT QC (CYZG)

Aviation Incident Report #17436: At 1854Z, a Chrono Aviation Beech 1900D (C-GXCA/NDL191) from Salluit, QC (CYZG) to Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) departed CYZG Runway 03. The pilot reported an indication for landing gear failure (nose wheel) to the Community Aerodrome Radio Station (CARS). The aircraft made a low flyover due to cloud ceiling so that the airport crew could do a visual inspection to determine if the landing gear had retracted or not. The runway was also cleared of a maintenance vehicle in case the aircraft had to land. The Observer/Communicator reported what the airport staff saw back to the pilot, and it was determined by the pilot that it was just a sensor or false reading and that it was safe to travel on to Ivujivik. The aircraft landed safely at CYIK.

December 1, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Cargojet advised air traffic service (ATS) that a Cargojet Airways Boeing 757-28A (C-GIAJ/CJT1951) from Covington/Cincinnati, KY (KCVG) to Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) declared an emergency because of a mechanical problem. Emergency services were requested. The aircraft landed at 2238Z. The runway was closed from 2238Z to 2314Z for inspection of the runway and to clean up the leak on the runway. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0124: C-GIAJ, a Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 757 operating as flight CJT1951 was on an international instrument flight rules flight from Cincinnati, KY (KCVG) to Mirabel, QC (CYMX). During takeoff, the crew observed a low fluid quantity in left hydraulic system (L HYD QTY) indication, followed by a low-pressure message for the same system (L HYD SYS PRESS). After completing the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) procedure and contacting maintenance, a decision to continue to destination was made. On approach for Runway 24 at CYMX, during landing gear down selection, an indication for an unsecured nose wheel appeared. At 300 ft AGL, the green light indicating that the nose gear was completely extended appeared and the aircraft landed without incident. In the post-flight inspection, the nose gear retraction actuators flexible hose was found to be damaged and was replaced. The left side systems electric and motor hydraulic pumps were also replaced.

August 28, 2021

Accident at QUÉBEC / NEUVILLE QC (CNV9)

TSB Report # A21Q0078: A privately registered, amateur-built Pietenpol AirCamper was on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Thetford Mines, QC (CSM3). After take-off, a partial detachment of the aircrafts windshield occurred and the pilot returned to CNV9. During the landing, a gust of wind caused one of the main gear wheels to come into contact with the ground unexpectedly. The aircraft nose-dived and came to rest upside down. The pilot, who was alone on board, was not injured.

November 23, 2021

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

An ACASS Ireland Limited Bombardier BD-700-1A10 (EJJMM/SON001), from Lyon-Bron, France (LFLY) to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) performed a missed approach on final for Runway 24L due to a landing gear problem. It then declared an emergency. The tower notified the Aéroports de Montréal (SIADM) fire department. SON001 landed on Runway 24L at 1546Z and cleared the runway at 1610Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0122: EJ-JMMM, an ACASS Ireland Global Express XRS operating as flight SON001 was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Lyon-Bron, France (LFLY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL). On approach for CYUL, when the crew selected landing gear down, the engine-indicating and crew-alerting system (EICAS) alert icon, which indicates the left landing gear in transit, remained illuminated after the right and front landing gear indications confirmed that they had deployed and were locked. Warning messages GEAR DISAGREE, L-R MAIN GEAR DOOR and NOSE DOOR were visible on the EICAS. The crew followed the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) procedure and declared an emergency to the air traffic controller. The approach proceeded and the aircraft landed without incident. Landing gear downlock safety pins were installed as soon as the aircraft stopped on the runway. Once the pins were installed, the aircraft left the runway.

September 4, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Académie Aéronautique Inc. Piper PA-28-181 (C-GGMT) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) aborted takeoff due to a broken nose cone and requested to exit the runway at Taxiway K. The runway was then closed until 2259Z. Impact: A Académie Aéronautique Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GVKP) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) in the circuit was instructed to do low approaches only during the runway closure.

August 5, 2021

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

TSB Report #A21Q0066: A Parachutisme Adrénaline Inc. Cessna P206A (C-FMHQ) was on a parachute flight from the Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) airport. On the landing roll, directional control of the aircraft was lost and the aircraft ended its course on the grassy part of the runway. The aircraft’s propeller was damaged; the pilot, the only occupant on board, was not injured.
Aviation Incident Report #17224: When landing on Runway 23 at Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) after a parachute drop, a Parachutisme Adrénaline Cessna P206A (C-FMHQ) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) made a runway excursion into the grass south of Runway 23, at about the height of Taxiway A. The pilot reported that when the nose wheel touched down after the main landing gear in the centre of the runway, the aircraft began to veer slightly to the left. The pilot unsuccessfully attempted to correct it by throttling right. With increased movement to the left, additional right throttle pressure was applied until full deflection, again unsuccessfully. The pilot then applied the right brake to attempt to correct the aircrafts trajectory, which did not seem to respond to the rudder pressure. Now sliding to the left and seeing only trees and a fence in front, conducting a go-around was no longer an option for the pilot. At this point, both brakes were applied to slow the aircraft down as much as possible before exiting the runway. The aircraft ended its course with its nose in the grassy part. The engine continued operating and running normally. Since no damage was apparent, the pilot taxied on the ground without assistance up to Planet-Air Maintenance. The aircraft appeared to respond properly to the brake/rudder commands while taxiing on the ground following its exit from the runway. The aircraft was sent to an approved maintenance organization (OMA) that will inspect and try to determine if a mechanical failure might have been the cause. An inspection will take place following the event. On the flight operations side, since the exact reason for the incident was not known at the time of the report, a discussion was held regarding best flight practices.

August 22, 2021

Accident at MONTMAGNY QC (CSE5)

A Grondair Cessna 172N (C-GMES) from St-Frederic, QC (CSZ4) to St-Frederic, QC (CSZ4) went off the runway on Runway 08 at Montmagny, QC (CSE5). The 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitter (ELT) went off from 2120Z to 2127Z. There was damage to the aircraft, which got stuck at the end of the runway. No injuries. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), and the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) were advised.
UPDATE: TSB report # A21Q0075: C-GMES, a Grondair Transport Inc. operated Cessna 172, was on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from St-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) to Montmagny, QC (CSE5) with 3 passengers and a pilot on board. During a touch-and-go landing on Runway 08 at CSE5, after raising the flaps and applying full power, the pilot attempted to get the aircraft airborne at approximately 55-60 knots. Seeing that the aircraft did not take off, the pilot aborted the takeoff. The remaining runway distance was insufficient to stop the aircraft, the pilot made a turn to avoid a barrier at the end of the runway and the aircraft overshot the runway. The aircraft came to rest in a ditch and the nose wheel sank into the ground. The aircraft was damaged and there were no injuries. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activated.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17275: A Grondair Cessna 172N (C-GMES) from Saint-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) to Montmagny, QC (CSE5) with 4 people on board exited the runway while conducting a touch-and-go. The pilot as well as the 3 passengers were not injured.

April 21, 2021

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV)

TSB Report #A21Q0021: C-GJBV, a Beech A100 operated by Sky Jet MG Inc., was on an instrument flight rules flight departing from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) airport for a destination of Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV). When the first officer landed, the aircraft was slowed down, without using the brakes, to about 55 knots. The captain then took control and applied the brakes. The aircraft turned suddenly to the left, and the captain attempted to regain control of the steering by applying the right brake and reversing the thrust of the engines. The aircraft exited the runway, hitting a runway light with the nose wheel, and when the landing gear was on gravel, directional control returned to normal. The captain then taxied the aircraft to the apron without incident. There were no injuries. After checking with maintenance, the main landing gear assemblies were replaced, as well as the nose wheel tire. The quality of the brakes was checked during the dismantling of the wheels and the brake tests did not reveal any faults. The aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17064: As soon as a Sky Jet M.G. Beech A100 (C-GJBV/LSJ512) made contact with the ground, the aircraft went off the runway on the left side of the runway. As it was going off the runway, the aircraft struck a runway light. Based on preliminary findings, the left-side brake became wedged, if evidenced by the tracks left on the pavement. The aircraft was able to get back on the runway and apron on its own power. No impact on air operations. After a visual inspection, the aircraft departed normally for its next destination.

July 5, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

The flight service station (FSS) noticed upon takeoff of a First Base Solutions Inc. Cessna 414 (C-FBSX/BASE1) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) that the nose compartment was open. The FSS notified the pilot, who returned for landing after a runway inspection. No impact.

June 24, 2021

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

A 9200-6170 Quebec Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-GDTV) from Matane, QC (CYME) to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) experienced a flat nose gear tire upon landing. The aircraft was able to exit the runway on its own. The runway was inspected, no debris found. No impact.

June 23, 2021

Accident at 3NM NW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A privately registered Cessna A185F requested clearance from the tower for a take-off from the river of the Prairies. The aircraft crashed into the river. There was significant damage to the aircraft. No injuries or deaths.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0051: A privately registered Cessna 185 on floats that was tied to a private dock on Rivière des Prairies, approximately 4 NM north-west of Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL), was getting ready to perform a local visual flight rules flight. While the aircraft taxied on water, the pilot followed the checklist in preparation for takeoff. The checklist did not indicate to check for removal of the control surface locking device and the aircraft was not equipped with an approved device. However, an unapproved device had been installed the previous day and had not been removed during preparation for takeoff. The aircraft began its takeoff on the water when the pilot noticed that the flight controls were blocked. The aircraft was able to rise above water but was not able to rise any further. The aircraft descended back down and nosed over forward just as the floats touched the water’s surface, and then flipped over. The pilot was held in the seat by a 4-point seatbelt and was wearing a PFD. The pilot was able to quickly evacuate the aircraft and was not injured. A boat came to rescue the pilot, who was brought to shore.

June 1, 2021

Accident at 30NM S QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Information received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR): A Foxair Héliservice-Helico Pro Inc. Bell 206B-1 (C-FKAN) crashed at 30NM south of Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). The extent of the damage is unknown. The only person on board was not injured. National Operations Centre (NOC), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0035: C-FKAN, a Bell 206B-1 operated by Foxair Heliservice - Heli Pro Inc., was scheduled to perform a local flight under visual flight rules from Saint-Pierre de Broughton, QC (30 nautical miles south of the Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) airport) with 1 pilot on board. During the take-off manoeuvre, a skid remained stuck to the ground and the helicopter overturned. The aircraft was damaged and there were no injuries.

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