May 1, 2020

Incident at 18NM NE MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

Shortly after takeoff, a Skylink Express Beech 1900C (C-GSKW/SLQ738) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit and returned to land at CYMX. SLQ738 landed safely at 1234Z.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0047: C-GSKW, a Beech 1900C operated by Skylink Express, was operating flight SLQ738 under instrument flight rules from the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) airport to the Quebec /Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) airport with 2 crew members on board. Upon take-off from CYMX, the crew detected smoke in the cockpit and noted that the flap supply circuit breaker had tripped. The crew declared an emergency and the aircraft returned to CYMX, where it landed safely. There were no injuries. The maintenance team subsequently discovered an overheating of the flap motor, probably caused by the right exterior flap cylinder. The affected engine and cylinder were replaced.

January 1, 2020

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

After landing, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-275C (C-GSPW/AIE752) from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) reported an IPU fire indication and requested the presence of emergency services without declaring an emergency. 911 called at 1700Z. The passengers and crew were evacuated from the aircraft. Firemen arrived at 1720Z. Runway inspection completed and nothing abnormal found. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (COA) notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0001: C-GSPW, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE752) with 4 crew members and 28 passengers on board, was on an IFR flight from Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). Following the landing at CYVO, the flight crew received a fire indication from the auxiliary power unit (APU) as well as an indication that the fire extinguishing bottle had discharged. Noticing that the fire indication was still present, the flight crew brought the aircraft to a stop on the runway and requested the presence of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services in case of an accident so that it could verify whether smoke or flames were present at the back of the aircraft. The aircraft, having not received any confirmation of the presence of smoke or flames, taxied to its designated parking area and proceeded with the quick unloading of passengers since the fire indication was still present. All occupants evacuated the aircraft. ARFF personnel arrived a few minutes later. When the APU was checked, it was discovered that there was no trace of fire. No one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged.
Note: Duplicate CADORS record #2020Q0343 deleted after merging information.

April 18, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

At 2150Z, a SkyQuest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GTYI) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) declared an emergency on departure from Runway 19 due to a momentary loss of power and an inability to climb above 500ft. C-GTYI was given clearance to land on any runway and landed on Runway 25 safely. C-GTYI taxied to the hangar under its own power. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The C-GTYI aircraft was dispatched on a solo flight in order to exercise it, as it had not been operated for approximately one month due to operations ceased by COVID. A staff instructor was the sole occupant, intending a 45 minute flight. On climb, the instructor experienced a partial power loss, declared an emergency and landed safely on Runway 25. Subsequent to landing, the wing sumps were checked, with no water found. Gascolator sump was checked and a significant amount of water was found. All three sumps had been checked pre-flight, but no water was noted at that time. Maintenance will inspect and repair/replace fuel caps as necessary.

April 3, 2020

Incident at 30NM SE TERRACE BC (CYXT)

TSB Report #A20P0033: C-GJZG, a De Havilland DHC-8-400 operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8236 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Terrace (CYXT), BC with 4 crew members and 77 passengers on board. The flight was held near CYXT for approximately 30 minutes due to winds, snow, and runway conditions before diverting to Smithers (CYCD), BC. After departure from CYCD the flight crew planned to conduct an approach at CYXT. While in descent through 14 000 feet ASL, the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing a momentary loss of control. The aircrafts autoflight system disconnected and the flight crew noted large airspeed fluctuations. The flight crew decided to divert to CYVR. There were no injuries to crew or passengers. The aircraft was subsequently removed from service for inspection following severe turbulence, and no faults were found by the operators maintenance.

March 20, 2020

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

A Sea Land Air Management Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GRTJ) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control of the aircraft upon landing on Runway 13. Aircraft exited the runway to the right and came to a stop in the grass off the runway. Shift Manager notified, who passed to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria that the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal activation was due to the crash on field. Operations moved to Runway 07.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020P0563 / AOR 263128-V1 deleted.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0040: C-GRTJ, a Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse owned by Sea Land Air Management Ltd, was cleared for a touch and go landing on Runway 13 at Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB), BC, when the aircraft was observed to bounce on touch down, and exited the runway to the right, where it came to a stop with the nose pointing down into sloping ground and thick grass. Company operations reported that the parking brakes had been applied in-flight. The student exited the aircraft and was assessed by Delta Fire and Ambulance personnel. The aircraft suffered minor damage to the left wing, nose wheel, and substantial damage to the propeller. The ELT was triggered and ATC notified JRCC that activation was due to crash on field; operations were moved to Runway 07.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI noted it was not the case that the parking brake of the aircraft had been set in flight and that the aircraft had not landed with the parking brakes engaged. This accident has been reviewed with the certificate holder. Appropriate action has been taken. No further action is required.

March 17, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Emergency standby initiated for a Cargojet Airways Boeing 757-223 (C-GCJT/CJT926) from Covington/Cincinnati, OH (KCVG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) due to a mechanical difficulty, a flap issue. The aircraft landed on Runway 26L and taxied to Apron 8 without further issue.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0037: C-GCJT, a Cargojet Airways Ltd Boeing 757-223, was on approach to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR), BC from Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (KCVG), USA when a flap disagree message displayed in the cockpit. The aircraft conducted a flapless landing without incident. No emergency was declared and ARFF responded as a precaution. No injuries were reported and there was no damage to the aircraft. Update: Maintenance conducted multiple systems checks and no faults were noted and the aircraft was released into service.

January 29, 2020

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-76N (C-FZWS/WJA717) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) that was waiting to park at Gate 15 reported foreign object debris (FOD) on the apron near Gate 13 where a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GWJU/WJA141) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was parking. Reported to Vancouver Airport Authority (YVRAA) and upon inspection the FOD was determined to originate from WJA141 colliding with WJA717 while passing on the apron. No operational impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0011: C-GWJU, a Boeing 737-600 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA141 from Edmonton Intl (CYEG), AB to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 5 crew and 80 passengers on board. The flight crew stopped short of the lead-in line for gate B15, with engines running, awaiting ground crew to marshal the aircraft to the gate. C-FZWS, a Boeing 737-700 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA717 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to CYVR with 5 crew and 87 passengers on board. This aircraft was taxing eastbound on the apron towards the lead-in line for gate B13, when the left winglet contacted the right-hand horizontal stabilizer of C-GWJU. There were no injuries. Both aircraft sustained substantial damage.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Flight crew of WJA717 reported to the Maintenance Control Centre (MCC) that the left wingtip contacted the right hand stabilizer upon taxiing to the gate. Maintenance inspected Left-Hand (L/H) winglet and found damage. Winglet strike inspection carried out in accordance with aircraft maitenance manual (AMM). Due to winglet strike, a "Non-Destructive Testing" (NDT) (eddy current) examination was carried out as per the Boeing 737 AMM and no crack indications were noted. Maintenance replaced winglet in accordance with AMM. Maintenance applied aerodynamic smoother to upper surface of L/H winglet in accordance with AMM. Aircraft returned to service on. Aircraft has flown 171 cycles since the occurrence with no further related issues.

January 3, 2020

Incident at 2NM S Kelowna (CYLW)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GMJJ/GLR730) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) departed Runway 16 at 1844Z and on departure declared MAYDAY due to an engine failure. Aircraft returned to the airport and landed on Runway 34 at 1851Z without incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0002: C-GMJJ, a de Havilland DHC-8-100, operated by Central Mountain Air, was conducting flight GLR730 from Kelowna (CYLW), BC, to Prince George (CYXS), BC, with 3 crewmembers and 20 passengers on board. During the takeoff roll, the crew set power at 90% torque. After rotation, the first officer noted the torque setting on the #1 engine had inadvertently risen to 101% torque. After gear retraction, the first officer pulled back the #1 power lever to reset it to maintain 90%. This resulted in a significant split between the #1 and #2 power levers. The torque setting then dropped close to zero and the captain felt a significant performance loss of the #1 engine concurrent with yaw. The captain called for the emergency procedure and the FO stated that the propeller did not feather. The crew then shut down the engine (Pratt and Whitney Canada PW120A) and the propeller successfully feathered. The aircraft returned to CYLW and landed safely. After extensive troubleshooting, maintenance replaced the #1 engine hydro mechanical unit and the aircraft has since been returned to service.

June 13, 2020

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS)

The Area Control Centre (ACC) advised that a Thunder Airlines Ltd. Beech A100 (THU106) from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Moosonee, ON (CYMO) was coming back to CYTS due to a left engine shut down. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 03.
Update TSB Report #A20O0055: C-GUPP, a Beech A100 aircraft, was conducting Thunder Airlines IFR flight THU106 from Timmins (CYTS), ON to Moosonee (CYMO), ON. Approximately 80nm north of CYTS the flight crew noted the left engine (Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A-28) torque was fluctuating and oil pressure was dropping. The flight crew carried out the low oil pressure checklist and reduced power to the left engine. The oil pressure continued to drop and the flight crew shutdown the engine, declared an emergency and returned to CYTS. The aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance checked the engine and found a significant oil leak. The engine was removed and sent to manufacturer for teardown and investigation.

February 16, 2020

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

TSB Report #A20O0042: C-FRJZ, a Gulfstream G-100 aircraft conducting Latitude Air Ambulance flight 5059, was landing at Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl. (CYYZ), ON, on Runway 23. With winds 210 at 12 gusting to 18 knots, the aircraft flared and the right wing dropped, requiring full left aileron to level the aircraft. The aircraft landed without further incident. A post flight maintenance inspection noted a scuff mark on the right wing tip. The flight crew were not aware that the right wingtip had contacted the runway during the right wing drop. Latitude Air Ambulance reviewed the flight data recorder information and no abnormalities were observed in any system and all systems checked serviceable on the ground. Latitude suspects turbulence from the gusty conditions caused the wing drop. There was no damage to the aircraft structure other than the paint scuff on the wing tip.

April 9, 2020

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Wasaya Airways Beech 1900D (WSG1480) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Angling Lake/Wapekeka, ON (CKB6) reported a pressure indication and advised returning to CYXL. Aircraft subsequently reported shutting down the left engine. Aircraft landed without further incident. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A20C0038: C-GZVJ, a Beech 1900D aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways LP., was conducting flight WSG1480 from Sioux Lookout (CYXL), ON, to Wapakeka (CKB6), ON. Shortly after departure, the flight crew noted illumination of the left engine low-oil-pressure annunciator, accompanied by a slowly decreasing oil-pressure indication. The flight crew decreased the power of the left engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D) and conducted the engine shutdown procedure. The flight crew elected to return to CYXL, where a successful landing was conducted with the left engine inoperative. The aircraft was shutdown on the taxiway and then towed to the apron. The operators maintenance personnel repaired a leak in the oil supply line to the torque pressure transmitter and inspected oil filter, screens, and chip plugs.

March 25, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A CargoJet Airways Boeing 757-223 (CJT584) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM), on downwind for CYHM, declared an emergency due to a flap issue. Aircraft circled airport to conduct system checks, then returned to land. Emergency equipment requested. Aircraft landed safely at 1739Z and taxied to gate. No further incident or impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20O0034: Cargojet flight CJT584, a Boeing 757-200 (C-GCJT) aircraft, was on the downwind for Hamilton International Airport (CYHM), ON and declared emergency due to flap issue. The flight crew, upon selecting approach flap, reported receiving a “flap disagree” message and the flaps were indicating between 0 and 1. The flight circled airport to conduct system checks then returned to land. Emergency equipment was requested. The flight landed in YHM without further incident and was met by the ARFF upon arrival as a precaution. There were no injuries or damage. This aircraft had same problem on the previous flight going into Vancouver (CYVR) on 17 March 2020 (TSB A20P0037) and maintenance were unable to duplicate the snag on ground. The aircraft was taken out of service. A verification flight was mandated upon rectification prior to placing it back in service. The aircraft carried out the verification flight on 22 March 2020 with no faults noted. Multiple components were inspected and replaced as a precaution. Maintenance is continuing to investigate the issue.

March 4, 2020

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

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FIUW/ACA01) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Haneda, Tokyo (RJTT) declared a PAN PAN on taxi for departure from Runway 23 due to smoke in the cockpit. ACA01 taxied to B2/15L while Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit assessed. Aircraft then returned to the gate at 1910Z without further incident. No operational impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20O0027: C-FIUW, an Air Canada flight AC001 Boeing 777-300 aircraft, was taxiing for departure from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl. (CYYZ), ON to Tokyo/Haneda (RJTT), Japan, when the flight crew noted a smokey smell. A pan pan was declared with ATC and ARFF was sent to meet the aircraft to assess the situation. The smoke was coming from a forward galley oven that was turned on by cabin crew. The oven was turned off and the smoke dissipated, the aircraft returned to gate for clean-up without further incident. Maintenance removed the oven and ventilated the immediate area to remove residual burning odour. Galley power was re-established, and all other galley systems operated. No further smell or smoke were observed. The oven and controller were replaced, and operation checked serviceable.

May 26, 2020

Incident at YORKTON MUNI SK (CYQV) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

The Yorkton (YQV) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) 115.8 was already NOTAMd as unmonitored. A NAV CANADA Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GFIO/NVC101) from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) arrived at Yorkton at 1750Z for a flight check of the area navigation (RNAV) and the Yorkton VOR approaches. NVC101 could not detect any signal from the VOR. NVC101 completed the check of the RNAV approaches at 1825Z and still there was no signal from the VOR. Winnipeg Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised. Winnipeg TOC issued a NOTAM for the Yorkton VOR, which noted that the VOR was unserviceable until May 29th, 2020 at 21359Z.

May 30, 2020

Incident at 80NM S WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

TSB Report #A20F0101: N123DQ, a Delta Air Lines Airbus Canada Limited Partnership BD-500-1A10 (CS100) was performing a flight from Fairbanks Intl. (PAFA), AK, to Seattle-Tacoma Intl. (KSEA), WA. During cruise at FL390, 80nm south of Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen Intl. (CYXY), YT, the flight crew observed an electrical surge, which disengaged the auto-throttles and caused a display to flicker. The flight crew noted that no checklists or messages were displayed on the electronic centralized aircraft monitor (ECAM), and the autothrottles were re-engaged without issue. At that time, the flight crew started the auxiliary power unit (APU), which also did not power up the left side. The flight crew contacted maintenance personnel via SATCOM and reset the left generator at their request, which still did not remedy the issue. The flight crew declared an emergency and initiated the diversion towards CYXY. On final, the flight crew noted that they received low pressure and low quantity indications for the right hydraulic system and shut down the hydraulic pump, as per the checklist. The flight landed in CYXY without further incident.

April 16, 2020

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

A Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (Air Operations) Convair 340 (C-GSKQ/TKR475) on a flight from La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) to La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) reported an engine failure. The aircraft declared an emergency, and returned to CYVC. TKR475 landed safely at 0026Z with emergency services standing by. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0031: C-GYSK, a Convair CV340/580 aircraft operated by the Province of Saskatchewan/Northern Air Operations, was conducting a local flight as TKR475 from Prince Albert/Glass Field (CYPA), SK with 2 crew members on board. While joining downwind in the circuit, the flight crew noted an issue with the right engine propeller. The flight crew actioned the checklist, shut down and secured the right engine, declared an emergency and returned to the airport. The aircraft landed safely with emergency services standing by. No impact on operations. The operators maintenance identified that the control valve of the propeller controller unit had failed. The control valve was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

March 20, 2020

Incident at HAY RIVER / MERLYN CARTER AIRPORT NT (CYHY)

At 2131Z, a Northwestern Air Lease Cessna 172N (C-GJRO) on a flight from Fort Resolution, NT (CYFR) to Hay River/Merlyn Carter, NT (CYHY) called final at CYHY. At 2134Z, the aircraft skidded off Runway 14 due to a wind gust. No damage to the aircraft was reported. The pilot was uninjured. Runway was NOTAMed closed from 2147Z until 2250Z. Impact to operations unknown.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The student pilot of C-GJRO, on a solo flight from Fort Resolution, NT (CYFR), landed in Hay River/Merlyn Carter, NT (CYHY) and encountered a crosswind. The pilot input right rudder to compensate for crosswind and inadvertently applied the toe brake. This caused the aircraft to veer to the right on touchdown. The aircraft was inspected and no damage noted. The aircraft returned to Fort Smith via flight permit for further inspection. No damage noted. As a precaution, the operator decided to send the engine for an inspection at an engine shop. The aircraft will not be returned to service until the engine comes back.

February 7, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

TSB Report #A20W0012: The Air Canada Airbus A320-211, C-FKCO, operating as ACA396 on a flight from Calgary (CYYC), AB to Montreal (CYUL), QC experienced an engine (CFM International CFM56-5A1 S/N 731775) failure during taxi from the gate to the runway. The aircraft returned to the gate and passengers were offloaded. Company maintenance conducted a borescope inspection and noted damage beyond limits on stages 7 and 8 of the high pressure compressor. The engine was removed and findings during the teardown will be relayed to the TSB.

March 9, 2020

Incident at PEACE RIVER AB (CYPE) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

A Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech 200 (CWA929) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Peace River, AB (CYPE) was given advisory at 0155Z with estimated arrival time (ETA) of 0225Z. Flight service station (FSS) then attempted to turn on aerodrome lighting. Omnidirectional approach lighting system (ODAL), and taxiway lighting was functioning properly but edge lights were not turning on. An alarm with the description "Runway 04/22 Edge on fault" was triggered on the operation panel. CWA929 advised of issue and decided that there was sufficient daylight to attempt a landing. CWA929 landed safely at 0225Z. Airport maintenance advised of issue. Note: evening twilight is 0216Z.

February 29, 2020

Incident at INUVIK / MIKE ZUBKO NT (CYEV) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

A Canadian Helicopters Limited Bell 212 (C-FBHF) from Inuvik/Mike Zubko, NT (CYEV) to Inuvik/Mike Zubko, NT (CYEV) advised not receiving identification from YEV very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR). The distance measuring equipment (DME) and direction had been received. The pilot advised that the same issue was noted earlier from a Canadian Helicopters Limited Bell 202 (C-FOKV) that did not report to the Flight Service Station at that time. A CTC Ken Borek Air Beech 200 (C-FEKB/KBA203) inbound from Paulatuk, NT (CYPC) to Inuvik/Mike Zubko, NT (CYEV) confirmed the same issue. The Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised.

February 3, 2020

Incident at RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT)

A Summit Air Ltd. BAE Systems RJ85 (C-FERJ) operating as a First Air flight (FAB238) from Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) reported aborting its takeoff roll on Runway 31 due to an unspecified engine problem. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the take-off roll from Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT), the crew of C-FERJ noted that the #2 engine failed to produce full power. The take-off was aborted and the aircraft returned to the main ramp without further incident. An inoperative minimum equipment list (MEL) was applied to the Full Authority Digital Engine/Electronics Control (FADEC) system, which allowed the crew to operate the engines manually. The aircraft departed Rankin enroute to Yellowknife and landed without further incident. Company maintenance inspected the aircraft and determined a fault with the #2 Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU). The unit was replaced and the system tested normally, and the aircraft was returned to service. There have been no further reported incidents.

June 5, 2020

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A 651406 NB Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GSFX) from Grand Falls, NB (CCK3) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) entered the CYFC control zone without establishing two way radio communication. Upon investigation, it was noted that the aircraft appears to have also entered restricted airspace CYR724.

January 16, 2020

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

After landing Runway 14 and vacating in Taxiway M, an Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GLHO/EV121) on a flight from Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) was told to taxi via D and hold short of Runway 23. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNW/JZA8635) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) was rolling Runway 23 as EV121 was observed crossing the hold short line and entering the runway protected area. Tower controller instructed JZA8635 to abort takeoff and JZA8635 was able to stop prior to Taxiway D.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20A0005: C-GLHO a Beechcraft 1900D aircraft operated by Exploits Valley Air Services (EVAS) was conducting flight EV121 from Gander Intl (CYQX), NL to Halifax Stanfield Intl (CYHZ), NS, which was a maintenance repositioning flight with crew only. After landing on runway 14 the EVAS crew was cleared to taxi "Delta" to hold short of runway 23 and read it back. C-GGNW, a de Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft operated by Jazz, was conducting flight JZA8635 from CYHZ to Ottawa Intl (CYOW), ON, with 78 passengers. As JZA8635 accelerated on runway 23 for departure the crew noted that EV121 did not stop as directed and continued as if to cross in front of the departing aircraft. JZA8635 applied braking just as the tower controller told them to reject the takeoff. The ground controller also called EV121 directing them to stop. JZA8635 stopped about 30 meters from the intersection, EV121 stopped just short of entering the active runway. The Jazz flight taxied back to runway 23 and departed for CYOW. EVAS has conducted an internal SMS review.

January 9, 2020

Accident at BATHURST NB (CZBF) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Moncton Flight College Piper PA-44-180 (C-FTUU) from Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) to Bathurst, NB (CZBF) had an accident upon landing in CZBF.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20A0003: C-FTUU, a Piper 44-180 aircraft operated by Canlink Aviation Ltd (Moncton Flight College) was conducting a training flight from Moncton Airport (CYQM), NB to Bathurst Airport (CZBF), NB and returning to CYQM with one instructor and 2 students onboard. Upon completing a second landing (touch and go) at CZBF, the aircraft drifted left on the landing roll. The student pilot brought the aircraft back to the centerline. As the aircraft continued slowing, it started drifting left again and the instructor took control. The propeller began striking the runway at which point the instructor shutdown the engines and the aircraft came to a stop on the runway. The pilots evacuated. There were no injuries. The aircraft had experienced a left main gear collapse caused by a failure of the piston tube. This damaged the left prop, left engine and left wing. There was a large spill of hydraulic fluid noted at the point of touchdown. The runway was NOTAMed closed until the aircraft could be removed. Piper has provided instructions on an inspection process using Eddy Current to check for corrosion or cracking through the bolt hole that is used to hold the lower plug of the piston assembly. Piper recommends this testing be started at 6500 hours time in service and every 700 hrs thereafter. There is believed to have been a pre-existing fatigue crack on this aircraft which had 7900 hours.

December 23, 2019

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

An Air Inuit Boeing 737-275C (C-GSPW/AIE753) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared PAN PAN right after takeoff. Engine #2 was no longer working. The aircraft requested that Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services be present to intervene upon its return to the airport. The aircraft landed at 0127Z without incident.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0202: C-GSPW, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE753), was on a regular IFR flight from Val-D’Or, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl., QC (CYUL). During the initial climb, the crew heard a repetitive sound and felt a vibration. They noted a rise in the exhaust gas temperature of engine #2 (EGT #2) and completed the associated checklist. The sound, the vibration, and the exhaust gas temperature did not change and the crew turned off engine #2 (right engine). The crew declared an emergency and went back and landed at CYVO without incident at 0127Z with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on alert. There were no injuries. After an inspection of engine #2 on the runway, the cone from the engine was found on the runway, but no other immediate danger was observed and the aircraft was driven to the terminal with its own power.

November 15, 2019

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

The terminal control unit (TCU) indicated that a Chrono Jet Boeing 737-2T4 (C-FYPN/MBK791) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Montreal/Saint Hubert, QC (CYHU) had one of its tires explode at takeoff from CYFB and requested the presence of firefighters at the airport. Longueuil Police were notified. The aircraft landed without incident at 0724Z. Impact: A NOTAM was issued concerning the closure of Runway 06L/24R until 0930Z. (reference: AOR 258514-V1)
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0188: C-FYPN, a Chrono Aviation Inc. Boeing 737-200, was on an IFR flight from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) with 88 passengers and 5 crew members. During takeoff, the aircraft blew one of the 2 tires in the left main gear. The crew decided to continue the flight to its destination and during the approach, it requested the presence of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services. The aircraft landed on Runway 24R without incident; minor damage was noted, and there were no injuries.

October 27, 2019

Incident at 4529N / 07313W

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNY/JZA8500) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Fredericton Intl, NB (CYFC) declared an emergency due to a problem with the cargo door and returned to CYUL to land. The aircraft landed without incident at 1245Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During initial climb, the Flight Crew received a ‘Fuselage Doors’ warning light associated with the aircraft baggage door. An emergency was declared and the flight executed an air turn back without further incident. Upon arrival the aircraft cargo door external handle was found extended, not in the stowed position. The cargo door was inspected and the aircraft returned to service. No Service Difficulty Report (SDR) required.
Update: TSB report No. A19Q0181: C-GGNY, a Dash 8-400 operated by Jazz Aviation LP as JZA500 with four crew members and 54 passengers on board, was flying under instrument flight rules from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (CYUL), QC, to Fredericton (CYFC), NB. During the initial climb, the fuselage door warning light illuminated. Crew members followed the appropriate checklist and noted that the rear cargo door light was on. A PAN PAN was declared and the aircraft returned to land without incident at CYUL. There were no injuries. Following a check, it was determined that the handle on the rear cargo door had not been properly secured during closing.

October 16, 2019

Incident at 1.2NM S MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Immediately after takeoff, a Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A330-300 (HBJHE/SWR87) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Zurich, Switzerland (LSZH) declared an emergency due to a landing gear problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at 2155Z. A runway inspection was conducted and nothing unusual was reported. No impact on operations.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0176: HB-JHE, a Swiss Airbus A330-300 (SWR87) with 12 crew members and 206 passengers on board, was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Zürich-Kloten, Switzerland (LSZH). After takeoff, the flight crew saw the message L/G R LENGTHENING FAULT on the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM). A PAN PAN was declared and the aircraft went back and conducted an overweight landing without incident at CYUL. Maintenance staff noted that the hydraulic cylinder extension on the right main landing gear was damaged.

October 10, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

On final for Runway 25, a First Air Boeing 737-406 (C-FFNC/FAB868) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) indicated it was having a flap indication issue. The aircraft rejected its approach and then declared an emergency and requested the presence of all emergency services. All emergency services went out. FAB868 landed on Runway 24 without incident. No known impact on operations.
Aviation incident report 16376: Kuujjuaq airport emergency response plan was activated with response by NAV Canada Flight Service Station (FSS), Fire Department, Ambulance, Health centre, Air Inuit (representing First Air), Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), NV of Kuujjuaq and the Kativik Regional Government, Transportation department. A First Air Boeing 737-406 (C-FFNC/FAB868) declared an emergency after reporting there was a problem with the flaps. Aircraft landed safely and taxied off the runway on its own power. No injuries reported. Debriefing session with all responders held on October 16th, 2019.
Update: TSB report No. A19Q0172: C-FFNC, a Boeing 737-400 operated by First Air as flight FAB868 with four crew members and five passengers on board, was flying under instrument flight rules from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl Airport (CYUL), QC, to Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC. Upon approach at CYVP, the flight crew noted that the flaps were stuck between 15 and 25 degrees after selection at 30 degrees. A missed approach was executed, the appropriate checklist was followed, and an emergency was declared. The aircraft returned to land without incident. Maintenance personnel replaced the defective flap indicator and the aircraft was returned to service.

August 23, 2019

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

After it had taken off from Runway 24L, an Aviation Starlink Learjet 45 (C-GMSY) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) reported flight command problems and asked to return to CYUL. No emergency was declared. C-GMSY landed without incident. No impact.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0152: C-GMSY, a Starlink Aviation Learjet 45, was flying IFR from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC, to Montreal-Mirabel Intl (CYMX), QC. During the aircraft’s initial climb from Runway 24L, the white P ITCH TRIM MSCMP message appeared. The crew disengaged the autopilot and noted that the primary trim was unserviceable. As the crew began to lose elevator control, it selected the secondary trim and stabilized the aircraft. The crew followed the checklist in the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) and did not declare an emergency. The aircraft returned to land safely at CYUL. There were no injuries or damage.

August 4, 2019

Incident at 34NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

En route to New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA), an Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FNAJ/ACA746) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) reported an engine failure, requested a return to CYUL, and declared an emergency. Coordination carried out. ACA746 landed without incident on Runway 24R at 1832Z. No impact.
Update TSB #A19Q0130: C-FNAJ, an Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW operated by Air Canada as flight ACA746, was flying IFR from New York/LaGuardia (KLGA), NY, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC with 4 flight crew members and 92 passengers on board. During the climb, the flight crew noted vibrations from the right engine (GE CF-34-10E5A1). The engine power was reduced to idle. An emergency was declared and the crew requested a return to CYUL, where the aircraft landed safety at 1832Z. On the ground, the ENGINE FAIL message appeared on the EICAS. There were no injuries. A ground inspection revealed no apparent damage, but a grinding noise was produced during engine rotation. The engine must be replaced.

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.
Aviation incident report: a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FACF) had problems with its landing gear and returned to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV).

July 27, 2019

Accident at 56.6NM N SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

An American, corporately operated Cirrus SR22 (N699RS) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency and requested to divert to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV). En route to CYZV, the aircraft made an emergency landing using its parachute: 510072N/0670097W. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal went off. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Thanks to the help of aircraft in the area, the crash site was located. There was one person on board, who was safe and sound.
Update TSB #A19Q0119: N699RS, a privately operated SR22, was conducting an IFR flight from Wabush Airport, NL, to Quebec City/Jean-Lesage Intl, QC, at an altitude of 8,000 feet ASL. The pilot, who was alone on board, noted a drop in engine oil pressure and high oil temperature. The pilot declared an emergency and requested a diversion to Sept-Îles Airport (CYZV), QC. Approximately 60 NM north of CYZV, the engine (TELEDYNE CONTINENTAL MOTORS IO-550) stopped. The pilot glided the aircraft down to approximately 4,000 feet before deploying the aircraft’s parachute system. The aircraft crashed into trees about 56 miles north of CYZV and sustained significant damage. The pilot was not injured. The pilot activated the SOS mode of his Garmin InReach hand-held GPS. He was rescued about five hours after the crash by Canadian Armed Forces Search and Rescue.

July 28, 2019

Incident at 42NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZC/JZA7974) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to a hydraulic problem. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24R at 2331Z. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. Impact: Runway 24R was unavailable between 2331Z and 2335Z, the time required for the inspection.
Update TSB #A19Q0121: C-GJZC, a Jazz Aviation LP DHC-8-400 operating as JZA7974 with 4 crew members and 36 passengers, was conducting an IFR flight from Toronto/Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, ON, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC. Shortly before beginning the descent, the flight crew noted a failure in the No. 1 hydraulic system. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without flaps on Runway 24R at CYUL. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the passenger bridge.

July 13, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

An emergency was declared due to the right gear (high temperature) of a United Parcel Service Airbus A300-600F (N143UP/UPS474) from Louisville, KY (KSDF) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX). Another aircraft had to taxi in the opposite direction to clear the runway before the arrival of UPS474.
Update TSB #A19Q0116: N143UP, a United Parcel Service Co. Airbus 300-600 (UPS474), was conducting an IFR flight from Louisville International Airport-Standiford Field (KSDF), KY, to Montreal/Mirabel (CYMX), QC. Just after landing at CYMX, the pilots noted overheating of wheels No. 3 and No. 7 of the right inner landing gear and declared an emergency. An emergency vehicle inspected the landing gear, but no smoke was detected and all tires appeared normal. The temperatures began to drop, and N143UP taxied to parking. Another aircraft on the taxiway was redirected to let N143UP pass. Once parked, all wheel temperatures of the right landing gear were within reasonable limits.

July 22, 2019

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL-215-6B11 (series CL-215T) (QUE230) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) declared PAN PAN 17 NM southwest of Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). An engine had failed. The aircraft went back to CYVO with just one engine and landed without incident at 0005Z, then taxied to its hangar without assistance.
Update TSB #A19Q0120: C-FTXJ, a Canadair CL-215 operated by the Service aérien gouvernemental, with two pilots, was on a local flight departing from Val-dOr (CYVO), QC, when the flight crew noted an abnormal indication of the right engine parameters without loss of power. The engine (PWC R-2800) was shut down as a precaution, an emergency was declared and the aircraft returned for a landing at CYVO without incident.

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

Incident at 4513N / 07400W

Shortly after takeoff, an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA485) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) stated that it was coming back and landing at CYUL due to a problem with the flaps and landing gear. An emergency was declared, and emergency services were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at 1112Z. Runway 24R was closed until 1135Z for an inspection. No other impact on operations.
TSB Update #A19Q0113: C-FPWE, an Air Canada Airbus 320-200, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight ACA485 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) with 5 crew members and 125 passengers on board. When it had just taken off from CYUL, the flight crew noted that the yellow and green hydraulic systems had overheated. The flight crew declared an emergency, and the aircraft returned to CYUL and landed without incident with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on alert. There were no injuries or damage. The operators maintenance service replaced the power transfer unit (PTU) in the green system, as well as the accumulator. The aircraft was returned to service.

June 30, 2019

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

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEG/WEN3539) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) rejected its takeoff on Runway 24L due to indications on the on-board instruments.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Auto feather was selected but did not arm on takeoff. Maintenance investigated and found various Maintenance fault codes. Codes were cleared per AMM and system tests carried out. No further defects noted. Aircraft returned to service.

May 20, 2019

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

An Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FNXN/CRQ530) from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Sept-Iles, QC (CYZV) declared an engine failure emergency with the Montreal regional control centre (ZUL) after takeoff and returned and landed at CYYY. It was on the ground without any problems by 1504Z. Impact on operations: the departure of a PAL Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-300 (PVL3071) was delayed by approximately 30 minutes.
Update - TSB #A19Q0070: an Air Creebec DHC-8-300 (C-FNXN/CRQ530) on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) with 3 crew members and 43 passengers on board. Shortly after takeoff from Runway 06 at CYYY, the crew noted torque and power fluctuations in the left engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123B), then turned off the engine as a precaution and declared an emergency. The aircraft returned to CYYY where it landed without incident. No one was injured.

January 17, 2019

Incident at 10NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (AIE832) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared a PAN PAN and requested to return to CYUL due to a problem with engine #2. The aircraft landed at 1223Z without any issues. No impact on operations. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Civil Aviation Contingency Operations (CACO) were notified.
Update TSB Report #A19Q0007: C-FEAI, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (AIE832), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). While the aircraft was on climb approximately 10 nautical miles (NM) north of CYUL, the flight crew took note of a low oil pressure indication for the right engine (PW123B). The engine propeller feathered as required by the applicable checklist. The flight crew declared an emergency (PAN PAN) and returned to land at CYUL without any problems.

January 14, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A de Havilland DHC-8-402 operated by Jazz (C-GUJZ/JZA8792) from Montreal/Trudeau International (CYUL), QC, to Saint John (CYSJ), NB, declared an emergency because of a fire in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely at 0129Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During climb, the Cabin Crew observed abnormal smoke originating from the outboard coffee maker along with a strong smell. After notifying the Flight Crew, the associated circuit breakers were pulled and an orange color glow was observed behind the coffee maker. A portable fire extinguisher was discharged along with a 1.5 liter water bottle. The Flight Crew declared an emergency and executed an air turn back without further incident. The coffee maker and the portable fire extinguisher were replaced before returning the aircraft to service. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted. Note: Sugar packets were found behind the coffee maker; however, there was no evidence that it contributed to the incident.
Update - TSB Report #A19Q0003: C-GUJZ, a Jazz Aviation LP Bombardier DHC-8-400, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight JZA8792 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Saint John, NB (CYSJ) with 4 crew members and 66 passengers on board. Approximately 45 NM east of CYUL, when the aircraft was climbing past 16 000 ft ASL, the cabin crew noticed smoke as well as a reddish glow behind the coffee maker. With the use of an extinguisher, the fire was brought under control. The flight crew members put on their oxygen masks, declared an emergency, and requested a return to CYUL, where the aircraft landed without any problems. The aircraft taxied up to the walkway, from which passengers were able to exit the plane. No one was injured and the aircraft sustained no damage.

February 19, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC)

Aviation Incident Report #15923: Member of the public reported incident of two float planes almost crashing into a sailboat in Coal Harbour, Vancouver. Citizens onboard a slow moving sailboat saw two back to back float planes, a Harbour Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-3 (C-FHAA) and a Harbour Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-3 (C-GOPP) on a rapid descent dead ahead of them and they foresaw possibly colliding with the aircraft. Member of the public stated that there are two identified high risk areas that place boaters safety at extreme danger and suggested mitigation procedures to reduce level of risk to an acceptable level for boater safety and efficient movement of marine traffic. The member of the public noted that the entrance and exit of all vessels in Coal Harbour are closed in by the float plane designated and landing location as per VFPA Safe Boating Guide, with the other area being shallow unsafe waters.

December 4, 2019

Incident at Rogers Pass, BC

Aviation Incident Report #16479: Parks Canada was conducting avalanche control operations in Rogers Pass on December 4, 2019. Avalanche control activities in this area are a joint operation with the Parks Canada Avalanche Control Section and the Canadian Armed Forces. Control is carried out using artillery shelling of Avalanche Start Zones with a 105mm Howitzer. A NOTAM was in place starting at approximately 1530Z and running through to 0700Z the following day. At approximately 2150Z, Avalanche Control staff noted a Alpine Helicopters Inc. Bell 212 (C-GGSO) flying through the Rogers Pass area. Operations were halted until the helicopter had left the area. On December 6, 2019, Parks Canada spoke with an official from Alpine Helicopters Inc., who confirmed that they do have a helicopter with that call sign and that it was in the Rogers Pass Area on December 4. Later on, the pilot who had been flying the helicopter contacted Parks Canada and said that they had checked on NAV CANADAs website and did not see a NOTAM in place for the Rogers Pass area. It was later confirmed with NAV CANADA that a NOTAM was in place, but Parks Canada officials were told that NAV CANADAs new website was not user friendly and that it might be causing problems for pilots searching for NOTAMs.

May 18, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #16077: Crew of a WestJet aircraft (WJA165) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a passenger smoking in the lavatory. The passenger had a vaping type of device that did not give off smoke or burn. Police met the flight and noted that they had not seen this type of device before. No further action by police or WestJet.

December 18, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Central Mountain Air de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FCJE/GLR8016) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Dease Lake, BC (CYDL) departed CYXS and returned due to a gear malfunction. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 15. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Maintenance found a wire broken at pin B on C/P 3261-S10. Repaired in accordance with (IAW) aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 20-45-09-00 and rigged per AMM 32-20-16-02. Proximity Sensing Electronics Unit (PSEU) Built-in Test Equipment (BITE) test carried out (C/O) as per AMM 32-61-50-02, no fault codes. Gear indication normal now. Gear swings C/O IAW AMM 32-30-00-02.
Update TSB Report #A19P0184: C-FCJE, a Bombardier DHC-8-102 operated by Central Mountain Air, was conducting flight GLR8016 from Prince George (CYXS), BC to Dease Lake (CYDL), BC with 3 crew members and 26 passengers on board. After departure the flight crew retracted the landing gear but noted an abnormal sound and the landing gear door remained open. The flight crew actioned the QRH for the landing gear door malfunction and proceeded to the alternate landing gear extension. The flight crew returned to CYXS and conducted an initial fly past of the tower/ARFF, followed by a second fly past for a pilot on the ground, to visually inspect the position of the landing gear. The flight crew then conducted an uneventful landing. Subsequent maintenance actions by the operator indicated a broken wire associated with the nose landing gear doors.

December 16, 2019

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (SERIES 900) (C-GJAN/JZA7134) from San Diego, CA (KSAN) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported smoke in the lavatory. The tower initiated emergency stand by. The aircraft landed Runway 08R without incident at 0216Z. Runway 08R re-opened at 0220Z.
Update TSB Report #A19P0183: C-GJAN, a Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (CRJ 900) operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting ferry flight JZA7134 from San Diego Intl (KSAN), CA to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 2 flight crew members on board. During descent to CYVR the flight crew received an EICAS message for smoke in the aft lavatory. The captain left the cockpit and could visibly see smoke coming from the aft lavatory but did not open the door. The flight crew followed the QRH, which included pulling the lavatory circuit breakers, and the EICAS message extinguished. The flight crew declared a PAN PAN and landed without further incident. The aircraft taxied to the hangar and was met by ARFF who came on board. ARFF did not see smoke but noted the smell of smoke was present. Subsequent maintenance actions found chaffing in the cabin overhead lighting wiring at row 27 D/F. The wires were contacting in the area of the lavatory enclosure. The wires were adjusted for clearance and protected from outside contact. Ground runs were carried out and could not duplicate the fault. The aircraft has been released into service.

November 11, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

TSB Report #A19P0164: C-GPTL, an Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 aircraft operated by Yellowhead Helicopters, was on a local training flight from Prince George (CYXS), BC to conduct external load (longline) Hydraulic Off emergency training, with the pilot and training pilot on board. On final for the CYXS field, the long line release button was inadvertently engaged thereby releasing the slung load. The longline and simulated load landed in a field and were retrieved by vehicle. There were no injuries or damage. The aircraft belly hook was inspected by maintenance personnel and no defects were noted.

October 11, 2019

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWBF/WJA720) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) reported a bird strike departing Runway 26L. The remains of one small bird were recovered. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The crew reported on log page AJ74796 that they experienced a bird strike on Rotation in CYVR, with no engine parameter shifts noted. Maintenance carried out a bird strike inspection in accordance with (IAW) Boeing 737-700 aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 05-51-18. No damage found. Aircraft returned to service.

October 5, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-76N (C-GWSH/WJA700) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) reported striking a coyote on departure Runway 08R.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The crew reported on log page AJ68745 that they may have had a possible coyote strike on rotation from CYVR with the nose wheel or left-hand (LH) main wheel. No vibration or shift in engine parameters noted. WestJet Maintenance in CYYZ inspected the aircraft in accordance with Boeing aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 05-51-18. No evidence of a coyote strike found. Aircraft was returned to service.

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