July 17, 2020

Accident at 50NM E ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While 50NM East of Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY), a Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 200 (C-FSKQ/VSL443) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) declared an emergency due to a landing gear problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed at CYUY at 1339Z. The landing gear collapsed during the landing. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton were notified. No injuries. Impact: Runway closed by NOTAM, 3 aircraft were diverted to another airport (an Exact Air Inc. aircraft (flight ET839), a Hydro-Quebec de Havilland DHC-8 (HYD207), and a Pascan aircraft (flight PSC366)). A privately registered Beech C-23 flew over the facilities instead of conducting a touch-and-go.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0072: C-FSKQ, a Beechcraft 200 operated by Skyjet Aviation with the callsign VSL443 was on a flight according to instrument flight rules from Québec/Jean Lesage airport, QC (CYQB) to destination of Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) with 2 crew members and 8 passengers on board. While retracting the landing gear from CYQB, the crew heard a noise, but this one didnt seem to be of concern. On approach for Runway 26 at CYUY, when the the landing gear control lever was operated to extend the gear, there was no effect. The approach was aborted and the emergency checklist was completed. The crew attempted to exit the train manually, but no pressure on the emergency lever was perceived and the train did not exit. A second attempt was made and the nose gear was pulled out and locked however there was no pressure left in the manual pump to exit completely the main gear. A low approach was carried out so that ground personnel can check the position of the train. The 3 wheels appeared to be out and the crew declared an emergency to land on Runway 26. Passengers received emergency instructions and the device has landed. The touchdown was normal, but when the speed reached about 60 knots, the right main landing gear sagged, followed by the left. The aircraft was evacuated and there were no injuries. A cursory inspection of the aircraft revealed that the landing gear system circuit breaker was in the pulled out position.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR 266811-V1: After lowering the landing gear manually, the pilot of C-FSKQ conducted a low altitude pass for a visual check. The pilot declared an emergency and, upon landing, the gear collapsed when at low speed on the runway. No injuries. Runway closed until further notice (UFN). (Duplicate AOR 266811-V1 / CADOR 2020Q2381 deleted after information merge)

June 1, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

An Exact Air Beech A100 (C-FDOS/ET824) from Poste Montagnais (Mile 134), QC (CSF3) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) declared PAN PAN due to a landing gear issue. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without issue at 1602Z. A runway inspection was conducted and nothing abnormal was found. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0054: C-FDOS, a Beech A100 operated by Exact Air Inc., flew ET824 according to instrument flight rules from Poste Montagnais, QC (CSF3) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré airport, QC ( CYRC) with 2 crew members on board. While the aircraft was cruising towards CYRC, the hydraulic pump warning light flashed intermittently. The crew pulled the pump circuit breaker to prevent it from overheating. A few minutes later, the "Gear Unsafe" lights came on; the crew selected the deployment of the landing gear and the train partially extended. The pump stopped and the transition lights remained on. The crew successfully completed the manual landing gear extension procedure. The crew then declared an emergency and requested priority. The aircraft landed safely at 1602Z. There were no casualties. Maintenance personnel diagnosed a failure of the hydraulic pump.

March 17, 2020

Incident at 20NM NNW MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FYAG/PAG907) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) asked to be redirected to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) due to an engine that would not start up again after tests were conducted. At that time, no emergency was declared. On final 5 NM Runway 24, the aircraft declared an emergency with the tower at CYMX. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (AARF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed at 2249Z without incident and a runway inspection was completed at 2255Z. No impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0038: C-FYAG, a Fairchild SA227AC operated by Perimeter Aviation LP under flight number PAG907, was flying under instrument flight rules from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) airport on a local flight in order to perform flight tests. After voluntarily shutting down an engine, the crew was unable to restart it. The crew therefore requested to be redirected to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), where they declared an emergency. The aircraft landed without incident.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Metro 3 aircraft C-FYAG, while on a flight test program, was carrying out single engine performance checks when the shutdown engine failed to restart. Flight crew declared an emergency and returned to the airport uneventfully. Maintenance performed a functional test of the right-hand (RH) feather valve, performed a functional test of the RH auto ignition system as per Maintenance Manual (MM) 72-10-06, performed a functional test of the RH engine unfeather system, and performed a functional test of the RH I/B squat switch. The RH engine unfeather pump output pressure was checked and found to be set at 180psi. The RH unfeather pump pressure was adjusted to 210psi.

August 17, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC)

TSB Report #A20P0081: C-GHHA, a Harbour Air float equipped de Havilland DHC-6 aircraft, was conducting flight HES243 from Vancouver Harbour (CYHC), BC, to Victoria Harbour (CYWH), BC, with 2 crew members and 8 passengers on board. Shortly after departure, the flight crew became aware of a burning smell and a squealing noise. The flight declared an emergency and returned to CYHC, where the aircraft landed and taxied to the dock without further incident. The operators maintenance crew determined that a hydraulic pump had failed to build enough pressure to automatically shut-off, and was operating continuously, subsequently overheating. The operator has filed a service dificultly report, replaced the hydraulic pump, and the aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE: AOR-267073-V1: A Harbour Air de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GHHA/HR243) from Vancouver Harbour, BC (Water) (CYHC) to Victoria Harbour, BC (Water) (CYWH) departed CYHC. While climbing through 1600 feet over Kits Point, HR243 requested to return to CYHC to land due to a mechanical issue on board. HR243 landed without further issue.

June 16, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Cessna 172M from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) requested taxi clearance from Hangar 1 to the fuel pumps. Hangar 1 and the fuel pumps are on the the same uncontrolled apron, so the tower instructed the pilot of the Cessna 172M to proceed at their discretion. The Cessna 172M was then observed taxiing from a different apron, using the controlled Taxiways Delta and Alpha, without authorization. No impact to operations.

May 12, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

A Carson Air Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FAFR/CA8057) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) declared a hydraulic failure. Requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be on standby. Aircraft landed safely.
Update TSB Report #A20P0057: C-FAFR, a Fairchild SA227-AC operated by Carson Air Ltd, was conducting a cargo flight from Vancouver Intl. (CYVR), BC, to Kelowna (CYLW), BC, with 2 flight crew members onboard. During descent into CYLW, the crew observed a hydraulic pressure annunciator light with a corresponding low pressure indication. The crew followed the emergency checklist, advised the CYLW tower of a hydraulic failure, and requested ARFF on standby. The crew lowered the landing gear manually and carried out a flapless landing without incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Maintenance found the right hand hydraulic pump return line was chaffed through at the hydraulic reservoir. The rigid return line was temporarily replaced with a flexible line as per the AMM and the hydraulic system was ground tested satisfactory.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On approach into CYLW, C-FAFR experienced fluctuating hydraulic pressure, accompanied by both hydraulic warning lights and subsequent hydraulic failure. The crew completed the hydraulic failure checklist and completed a manual landing gear drop and flapless landing. On the ground, maintenance found hydraulic fluid dripping from the right-hand (R/H) engine cowl and landing gear doors, further inspection revealed a pinhole leak in a chaffed hydraulic line at the R/H engine firewall. It appeared that the line had chaffed against a clamp on an adjacent line, causing the leak. The damaged line was replaced, the hydraulic system was tested for function and the aircraft was returned to service. A Safety Management System (SMS) investigation was carried out, as there had been no previous failures of this part number (P/N) line in the fleet and the area has a general visual inspection every 300hrs under the Phase Inspection Program. The operator has published a bulletin for company ACA holders and will monitor the fleet for further failures of this type.

May 6, 2020

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

An American, corporately registered Bell 206L (N617TT) on a flight to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) entered the CYWL control zone (CZ) without making contact with the CYWL flight service station (FSS), and landed at the fuel pumps. No operational impact.

April 5, 2020

Accident at 39NM N ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered Bell 206B called the Flight Information Centre (FIC) on the Abbotsford, BC (YXX) remote communications outlet (RCO) to report that a privately registered Eurocopter EC120B from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) had rolled over while landing on a hilltop near Thomas Lake, BC. Other aircraft provided immediate aid and the passengers were rescued with only minor injuries being reported. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) advised.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0045: A privately operated Eurocopter 120B aircraft was conducting a leisure flight with 3 persons on board, departing from Fort Langley (CBQ2), BC. The helicopter was the first of three helicopters planning to visit Thomas Crater, BC, 39nm N of Abbotsford Airport (CYXX). On approach to the landing area, the pilot surveyed several options. He selected a location that would allow the other two aircraft to land nearby. The aircraft touched down on the snow and stabilized. The pilot began to "pump the collective", in order to solidify the helicopter into the snow, however the LH landing gear skid broke through the snow. A dynamic rollover ensued and the helicopter came to rest on its left side with substantial damage. One person received minor injuries. The ELT did not activate.

November 3, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

Detroit, MI (KDTW) advised that a Talfourd Holdings Inc. Piper PA-46-350P (C-GBBC), on a flight from Windsor, ON (CYQG), had declared an emergency due to a fuel pump indication and was returning to CYQG to land. The aircraft cancelled the emergency while still with KDTW, but returned to CYQG and landed safely. No impact on operations.

October 15, 2020

Incident at 20NM PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

A Wasaya Airways Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FWAF/WSG5514) from Big Trout Lake, ON (CYTL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) declared a PAN PAN due to a fuel imbalance and advised diverting to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL). No assistance requested. The aircraft landed without incident. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20C0100: C-FWAF, a Pilatus PC-12/45 aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways LP, was conducting flight WSG5514 from Big Trout Lake, ON (CYTL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT). While en route, the flight crew noticed a fuel quantity imbalance, with the right side indicating high. The flight crew selected the right hand fuel boost pump "on" and, after monitoring, noted that there was no improvement to the imbalance. The checklist was reviewed and the flight crew noted that there was no CAWS (Central Advisory and Warning System) light for the right boost pump. The flight crew checked the lamps and continued to monitor the imbalance. The flight crew consulted with maintenance. When the left quantity indication dropped by another LED bar, the flight crew declared PAN PAN, and elected to divert to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL). The passengers were briefed and the subsequent landing was uneventful. The operators maintenance personnel replaced the right hand fuel boost pump and submitted an SDR.

July 22, 2020

Incident at 8NM SW SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

Approximately 8NM Southwest of Sudbury, ON (CYSB), a Sudbury Mens Health Center Inc. Found Brothers FBA-2C1 (C-GSXM) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) reported a hydraulic pump failure. The pilot indicated they did not need assistance, and had a manual hand pump for the gear if required. They requested to perform a "low and over" to verify that the landing gear was down. C-GSXM conducted a "low and over" at 0014Z, and the gear appeared down and normal. The pilot elected to continue the local flight. C-GSXM arrived at 0050Z without further incident. No operational impact.

January 15, 2020

Incident at 110NM NW TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GEGC/ACA739) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO), after entering Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZOB) airspace, elected to return to CYYZ due to an issue with the flaps. On first contact with Toronto Centre (CZY), pilot declared a PAN PAN, and advised they would be making a flapless landing and requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be standing by to check brakes. ACA739 landed at 0309Z without further incident. No impact on operations, Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20O0003: Air Canada flight ACA739, an Airbus A330 (C-GEGC) aircraft, was on route from Toronto (CYYZ) to San Francisco (KSFO), when the flight notified Cleveland Centre of a flap and hydraulic issue and requested a return to CYYZ. After arriving in Canadian airspace, the crew declared a PAN PAN in order to coordinate a landing with zero flaps. The crew requested aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) standing by in Toronto to inspect the brakes on arrival. The aircraft landed without further incident and taxied off the runway under its own power. Prior to departure aircraft had MEL “Flap Sys 2 INOP and Yellow HYD Pump Low Pressure Alert”. In cruise flight crew received yellow hydraulic low indication. The flight crew in consultation with MOC decided to return to YYZ. Maintenance found the pressure switch to be leaking. The pressure switch and o-ring were replaced and the aircraft was returned to service after the appropriate AMM service checks.

August 1, 2020

Accident at 3NM S SUMPTER, SC (KSMS)

TSB Report #A20F0132: C-GXKS, a Piper PA-31 aircraft owned by Terraquest Ltd., departed the Santee Cooper Regional airport (KMNI), USA, with 2 pilots on board. Each fuel selector was positioned to its respective inboard tank (main), providing 2.7 hours of endurance. After 2 hours 2 minutes, each fuel selector was positioned to the outboard tank. With approximately 3.5 hours total time since the departure, when the flight was about 5 miles south of Sumter airport (KSMS), USA, there was sputtering from the left engine, which was annunciated on the manifold pressure gauge. The manifold pressure for the left engine went from 30 inches to 17 inches. Each fuel selector was then switched back to the inboard tank position and the boost pumps were turned on, with the throttle, propellers and mixture controls moved forward. Both a climb and level flight were attempted unsuccessfully and the aircraft started to descend. While descending, the right engine started to sputter. An attempt was made to feather the left propeller when the manifold pressure was indicating 10 inches. The aircraft collided with an open field in a right wing low attitude, resulting in an explosion. The two occupants exited the aircraft, sustaining minor injuries; the aircraft was destroyed. An FAA investigator on scene noted that the fuel level in the left outboard fuel tank was full, and the fuel level in the left inboard fuel tank was ½ full. The NTSB is investigating.

October 28, 2020

Incident at 5600N / 08356W

A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-300 (NRL943) from Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) advised that one of their hydraulic pumps was unserviceable (U/S). The pilot requested to divert from its original destination of CYVO to Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX). No emergency was declared. No impact to operations.

July 23, 2020

Incident at FORT SMITH NT (CYSM)

The Fort Smith, NT (CYSM) communicator observer (C/O) called to advise of an incident at CYSM at 2252Z. The pilot of a Northwestern Air Lease Ltd. de Havilland DHC-3 (C-FLLL/PLR403) on a flight to Fort Smith, NT (CYSM), while 35NM North of CYSM, at 2223Z, advised that their landing gear was not coming down and they may have to land in the grass. C-FLLL requested emergency services to be on standby. C-FLLL did a fly-over before landing in a field North of the approach to Runway 21, at 2252Z. No injuries were reported. Damage to the aircraft unknown.
Update: TSB Report #A20W0054: C-FLLL, a de Havilland of Canada DHC-3T operated by Northwestern Air Lease, was conducting flight PLR403 from Powder Lake, NWT, to Fort Smith (CYSM), NWT, with one crew member and 2 passengers on board. Upon departure from Lady Grey Lake, the pilot observed that both hydraulic pumps were running. The pilot attempted to extend the landing gear (amphibious floats) but the landing gear did not extend. The pilot then pulled the hydraulic pump circuit breakers. As the aircraft neared CYSM, the pilot attempted to manually extend the landing gear, but was only able to extend the main landing gear. The nose landing gear remained retracted. A flyby of the airport was performed to confirm that the main landing gear was down, and the airport was reconnaissanced (recce) for an appropriate place to land the aircraft off of the runway. The pilot subsequently elected to land the aircraft in the grass on the approach end of Runway 21. A successful landing was completed, there were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft. A subsequent inspection by company maintenance found the right hand aft gear hydraulic line ruptured, allowing the hydraulic reservoir quantity to deplete. The affected hose was replaced, gear swings were completed and the aircraft was returned to service.

July 14, 2020

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

The pilot of a Kipling Airways Inc. Cessna U206G (C-FPCH) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) informed the tower they had experienced an electric pump failure and that the landing gear would need to be lowered manually. C-FPCH lowered the landing gear manually and landed safely. No assistance was required and there was no operational impact.

July 7, 2020

Incident at 2NM SE YORKTON MUNI SK (CYQV)

A Good Spirit Air Service Piper PA-36-285 (C-FPMD) from Yorkton, SK (CYQV) to Yorkton, SK (CYQV) landed on the road, approximately 2NM Southeast (SE) from CYQV.
UPDATE from Aviation Operations: The aircraft (C-FPMD) landed on an unknown road due to running out of fuel. The pilot refuelled the aircraft and returned to CYQV. No emergency declared. No injuries or damage to the aircraft.
Update TSB report #A20C0068: C-FPMD, a Piper PA-36-285 operated by Miccar Aerial Ltd., departed Yorkton Municipal Airport (CYQV), SK, to conduct spray operations approximately 10 nm south of Yorkton, SK. After completing the spray operation, C-FPMD was returning to CYQV when the engine surged (Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A-20). The pilot turned on the Aux Fuel Pump which restored power; however, at approximately 2 nm from the airport, while on final approach for Runway 31, the engine flamed out. The pilot conducted a forced approach and landed safely in a field. There was no damage to the aircraft and no injuries to the pilot. Prior to departing CYQV, the pilot did visually check the fuel gauges and noticed the left fuel gauge indicated half a tank but did not visually check the quantity of fuel in the left hand fuel tank. The pilot added fuel to the right fuel tank only. The operators maintenance inspected the aircraft and found both left and right hand fuel tanks were empty. The aircraft was removed from the field and flown back to CYQV with no further incident.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The pilot of a Good Spirit Air Service Piper PA-36-285 (C-FPMD) ran out of fuel and landed on the road. No maintenance action was taken, other than a visual inspection of the aircraft after returned to home base. No damage to aircraft. No hard landing reported.

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.

May 19, 2020

Incident at 50NM SE THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GPAL/PAG401) from Oxford House, MB (CYOH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) reported a loss of hydraulics and declared an emergency. Aircraft landed safely at 1606Z without incident. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A20C0045: C-GPAL, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 operated by Perimeter Aviation, was conducting a flight from Oxford House (CYOH), MB to Thompson (CYTH), MB. Approximately 50 nm southeast of CYTH, the aircraft experienced a loss of hydraulic pressure on the number 2 hydraulic system. The crew conducted the appropriate QRH items and declared an emergency with Thompson FSS. The aircraft subsequently carried out an uneventful landing at CYTH. A subsequent inspection by the operators maintenance revealed a failed nose gear hydraulic hose. The hose was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GPAL had a #2 hydraulic failure after gear retraction. The aircraft landed without any further issues. Maintenance found that the nose landing gear (NLG) uplock flex hose had failed, causing the #2 hydraulic quantity to deplete. Flex hose assembly, engine-driven pump (EDP) and case drain filter were replaced and the aircraft was returned to service. De Havilland SB8-32-182, released in March 2020, identified this issue with multiple operators and will be incorporated into the Perimeter fleet to prevent reoccurrence.

April 21, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A North Cariboo Flying Services de Havilland DHC-8-311 (NCB2802) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Christina Lake, AB (CCL3) had a mechanic indication and diverted to Calgary, AB (CYYC) for mechanical reasons, as per the companys request. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On descent into Christina Lake, AB (CCL3), the #1 ENG HYD PUMP caution light started to flicker on. The crew of NCB2802 reviewed/completed the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist, at which time the caution light stopped flickering and stayed on. The crew contacted the company Maintenance Operations Control (MOC) in Calgary, AB (CYYC) and initially decided to return to the point of departure Edmonton, AB (CYEG). Enroute to CYEG, the company contacted the aircraft and suggested they go directly to CYYC. Air traffic control (ATC) was notified, and the aircraft proceeded without any additional problems to CYYC. Company maintenance performed a ground run and found the #1 Hydraulic system pressure fluctuating on both the Standby and Main gauges, and it was suspected that there was air trapped in the system. When ground power was connected to the aircraft, a “heavy grinding sound” came from the #1 Hydraulic Standby Power Unit (SPU). Maintenance bled the hydraulic system, however the SPU continued grinding, at which time the SPU was replaced. After replacement of the SPU, the company discovered that the replacement was not starting each time that alternating current (AC) power was applied to the aircraft. Further troubleshooting was carried out, which lead to the replacement of the #1 Hydraulic Engine Driven Pump (EDP) Low Pressure Warning Switch and the #1 Standby Indicator Circuit Breaker. Ground run was carried out with no faults and the aircraft was returned to service. No further action.

April 3, 2020

Incident at 45NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GJYZ/PAG639) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV) reported a hydraulic issue and advised returning to CYWG. No emergency declared, and no assistance required. No impact to operations. Aircraft landed without incident at 1411Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On C-GJYZs takeoff, the #2 engine hydraulic pump caution light illuminated for approximately 1 minute, and the #2 system lost 1 qt. On return to Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG), gear down selection system gained 0.5 qt fluid. Rectification involved the #2 hydraulic system being serviced and bled.

March 4, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340B (C-GPCF/PCO3014) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) had a hydraulic leak from its number 2 engine. PCO3014 became disabled on Taxiway K and was eventually towed back to the gate. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Description of occurrence is not correct. While C-GPCF aircraft was holding short, it was noticed that the hydraulic pumps were running continuously and accumulator pressure indicators for both main and outboard brakes indicated zero. Tower was advised and aircraft requested assistance as it no longer had brakes. On inspection of aircraft, fluid was visible on ground around #4 main wheel. Maintenance determined that a weight retaining screw had failed, allowing one of the wheel weights to dislodge and damage the associated brake assembly, which in turn starting leaking hydraulic fluid. Brake and wheel assembly replaced and aircraft returned to service

March 3, 2020

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

A West Wind Aviation Beech 1900D (C-GWWK/WEW690) from Christina Lake, AB (CCL3) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) reported a gear indication when 4NM final for Runway 15. The aircraft executed a missed approach, performed checks, did a fly-by, and landed safely at 2144Z. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) were on standby as precaution. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A20C0018: C-GWWK, a Beechcraft 1900D operated by West Wind Aviation, was conducting flight WEW690 from Christina Lake (CCL3), AB to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker Intl (CYXE), SK. During the approach into CYXE, the flight crew selected gear down and did not receive a nose gear down and locked indication. The flight crew requested an overshoot and entered into a hold to troubleshoot the landing gear system.The flight crew confirmed the gear lights were functioning, there were no warning horns, and no red light in the gear handle. The checklist was reviewed but no action was taken. After consulting with company maintenance, it was decided to pulled the landing gear relay circuit breaker and attempt to pump down the gear using the manual gear extension. WEW690 conducted a low pass to allow for a visual inspection of the gear. The gear appeared to be down and locked. An emergency was not declared, however, a request was made for ARFF to be on standby. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to apron. The operators maintenance replaced the nose gear down position switch.

January 10, 2020

Incident at 13NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

Immediately after departure, a Matix Lumber Cessna 414A (C-GDHA) on a flight from Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV) to Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV) reported an issue with a hydraulic pump and advised returning to CYAV. The aircraft landed without incident. No impact to operations.

January 7, 2020

Incident at PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE / SOUTHPORT MB (CYPG)

Aviation Incident Report: At 1815Z on departure, an Allied Wings Limited Partnership Burkhart Grob G-120A (C-FPFG) on a flight from Portage La Prairie/Southport, MB (CYPG) to Portage La Prairie/Southport, MB (CYPG) declared PAN PAN due to gear retraction issue and hydraulic pump failure. The aircraft manoeuvred to 5NM W to adjust the aircraft and joined the downwind Runway 31R. The aircraft landed safely at 1825Z. Emergency vehicles followed the aircraft on taxi to apron with no further incident. Secured by Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) at 1831Z.

January 9, 2020

Incident at WINNIPEG / ST. ANDREWS MB (CYAV)

Immediately after departure, a Matix Lumber Cessna 414A (C-GDHA) on a flight from Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV) reported an issue with a hydraulic pump and advised returning to CYAV. The aircraft landed without incident. No impact to operations.

July 28, 2020

Incident at 157NM NNW HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

The pilot of a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8011) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) requested a diversion to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) due to a slow but steady loss of fuel on the left side of aircraft. No emergency was declared or assistance required. JZA8011 landed at 0013Z without incident. No impact on the operation.
Update: TSB Report #A20A0031: C-FKJZ, a Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (CRJ900) aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8011 from St. Johns Intl (CYYT), NL, to Toronto/Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON. While in cruise flight, the crew received an AUTO XFLOW INHIB message, followed by a XFLOW PUMP caution message and actioned the Emergency Checklist (QRH) to use gravity cross flow to correct a 300 pound left-right fuel imbalance. The crew continued to monitor the fuel quantity, and observed that the left side quantity was indicating as though it were decreasing in quantity relative to expected engine fuel burn. The crew discussed the issue with their maintenance control department, and at about 157NM North Northwest of Halifax/Stanfield Intl (CYHZ), NS, they decided to divert to CYHZ. The aircraft landed at CYHZ without further incident. Maintenance personnel found a fuel quantity gauging computer fault, and a faulty left hand primary ejector crossfeed fuel line. The faults were corrected, their relative systems tested and the aircraft was returned to service.

April 21, 2020

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Terminal advised that an FAI Rent-a-Jet Learjet 60 (DCITA/IFA1183) from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) was inbound with a hydraulic problem/failure. The airport firehall and duty manager were advised. Aircraft landed on Runway 05 at 1256Z. Aircraft needed to be towed off the runway and was removed at 1324Z. Hydraulic fluid spill was cleaned and runway inspected and available at 1350Z. No impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A20A0014: D-CITA, a Leajet 60 aircraft operated by FAI Aviation Group, was conducting flight IFA1183 from Keflavik Intl. (BIKF), Iceland, to Halifax/Stanfield Intl. (CYHZ), NS. The crew advised the area controller that they were inbound to CYHZ with a hydraulic system problem. Halifax tower advised the ARFF and they stood by while the aircraft landed uneventfully on Runway 05 at 09:56 ADT. It was not possible for the aircraft to taxi clear of the runway. It was towed off the runway and a hydraulic fluid spill was cleaned up. The runway was inspected and re-opened at 10:50 ADT. There was no impact on ATC operations. Maintenance determined that there was a loose B-Nut at the left hand pressure switch. Maintenance tightened the B-nut and replaced the pressure and return filters, and both engine driven hydraulic pumps. All hydraulic systems were tested and a landing gear retraction test was successfully completed. The aircraft was returned to service.

December 2, 2019

Incident at MONTMAGNY QC (CSE5)

Aviation Incident Report #16627: At Montmagny, QC (CSE5), the pilot of a Pristine Air Group Inc. Cessna 172K (C-FBVJ) started the aircrafts engine but decided to get out of the running aircraft to back it up, because they did not have enough space to maneuver/bypass the fuel pump in front of them. Once the pilot was out of the aircraft that was in motion, the aircraft began to advance towards the fuel pump. Two Air Montmagny pilots on site saw the aircraft, and one of them ran to join the aircrafts pilot and help them retain the aircraft. No impact, breakage, or injury occurred, and the pilot was advised of how dangerous their maneuver was and understood the information.

October 26, 2019

Accident at 6NM SW OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An Ottawa Biplane Adventures American Aviation AA-5 (C-FEMM) on a flight from Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) to Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) declared a mayday with a rough running engine. The aircraft performed a forced landing at Parc la Baie. 911 was dispatched.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0180: C-FEMM, an Ottawa Biplane Adventures Inc. Grumman Traveler, was on a local tourist VFR flight from Ottawa/Rockliffe, ON (CYRO) with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was established at 2 000 ft above sea level and heading to downtown Ottawa for a city tour, the pilot activated the carburetor heat control. Almost immediately afterwards, engine revolutions went from 2300 to 1600 revolutions per minute, accompanied by strong vibrations. The pilot immediately activated the fuel power supply pump and increased the throttle to the maximum, but nothing improved. The pilot declared a distress situation with the Ottawa control tower and headed to La Baie Park to conduct an emergency landing. Once the aircraft had landed, the pilot applied the brakes to the maximum but could not avoid a collision with the trees in front of it. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated by the impact. The pilot and 2 passengers were able to evacuate without difficulty and were not injured. Emergency services were notified and arrived shortly afterwards. No fire broke out.

October 5, 2019

Incident at 42NM W MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FEJB/SKV7590) from Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared PAN PAN due to an oil leak. SKV7590 landed without incident at 1727Z.
Update TSB Report #A19Q0167: C-FEJB, a Sky Regional Airlines Embraer 170 (SKV7590) with 4 crew members and 71 passengers on board, was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Chicago/OHare Intl, IL (KORD) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). While the aircraft was at FL35O approximately 42 miles west of CYUL, the flight crew received a hydraulic fluid drop message for system #1 in the engine-indicating and crew-alerting system (EICAS). The flight crew performed the applicable verifications and declared PAN PAN. The aircraft continued its route to CYUL where it landed without any problems. Once it was on the ground, the aircraft was stopped on the runway and emergency staff could see a hydraulic fluid leak under the left engine nacelle. The engine was turned off and the aircraft, escorted by emergency vehicles, taxied up to the passenger bridge. The engine-driven pump (EDP) in the left engine was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

June 9, 2019

Accident at 1.3 NM SW Acton Vale

TSB #A19Q0080: A privately registered Sky Raider II, a basic ultralight, was on a local visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Roxton Falls, QC with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. Approximately 15 minutes after takeoff, while the aircraft was flying at 1 000 ft to the south and inbound for Acton Vale, QC, its engine misfired. The pilot turned on the carburetor heat system, checked that the fuel power supply pump was working, and made sure the two fuel stopcocks were open. After a few misfires, the engine died. The pilot headed towards a field in order to conduct an emergency landing. The aircraft hit the ground, and the landing gear broke on impact. Once the aircraft had come to a stop, the pilot shut the two fuel stopcocks. The pilot and passenger were transported to hospital with serious injuries. A brief inspection of the aircraft revealed that the fuel tank in the left wing was empty, and the one in the right wing contained approximately 5 gallons. The carburetor heat system was working; the gas filter showed no signs of contamination. There was fuel in the 2 carburetors, and the fuel power supply pump was working normally. During the inspection, the cabin tank was empty.

June 5, 2019

Incident at 10NM RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC VOR (YRI)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FKSV/ACA875) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported having an issue with their hydraulic system on the right side. They requested emergency vehicles at CYUL airport upon arrival. Runway 24R was closed by NOTAM, therefore it was re-opened temporarily by the Aéroports de Montréal (ADM). ACA875 landed safely at 1508Z.
UPDATE: AOR-250046-V3: Narrative section updated to read: "Runway 24R was closed by NOTAM, therefore it was re-opened temporarily by the airport duty manager (ADM). ACA875 landed safely at 1508Z."
Update TSB #A19F0146: C-FKSV, a Boeing 787-9 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA875 from Frankfurt/Rhein-Main (EDDF), Germany to Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC with 10 crew members and 243 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL380 in the vicinity of N57/W025, the aircraft experienced a lost of the right hydraulic system pressure. The flight crew initially declared a PAN PAN as they were preparing to divert to London/Heathrow (EGLL), UK. However, it was subsequently determined that the issue was not affecting the safety of the flight or the ETOPS operation, as the system pressure and quantity was operating normally with the Electric Driven Pump on. The PAN PAN was cancelled, and the flight continued to CYUL without further incident. The operators maintenance found that the Engine Driven Pump (EDP) was leaking, and proceeded to replace it.

April 15, 2019

Incident at 100NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-FZUG/ROU1653) from Miami, FL (KMIA) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) declared PAN PAN with the Boston centre due to an engine problem. ROU1653 landed without incident at 0411Z. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A19F0094: C-FZUG, an Airbus 319-100 aircraft operated by Air Canada rouge, was conducting flight ROU1653 from Miami Intl (KMIA), FL to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC with 5 crew members and 130 passengers on board. Approximately 10 minutes prior to the Top Of Descent (TOD) in the vicinity of New York City, NY, the number 1 engine (CFM 56-5A5) started to exhibit symptoms of a compressor stall with vibrations, N1 roll back, airspeed decrease, and high Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT). The flight crew executed the QRH, and declared a PAN PAN. During the descent to CYUL, the engine parameters returned to normal values. The aircraft proceeded to land without further incident. The operator’s maintenance performed a borescope inspection on the engine, and no faults were found. The Fuel Pump/Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU) package was removed, and replaced in accordance with (IAW) the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM). Serviceability tests were carried out satisfactorily, and the aircraft was returned to service. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was also raised.

January 19, 2019

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY) (Fuel - spill, Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

At the Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) aerodrome, fuel spillage was seen near the pumps. No impact on operations.

December 24, 2019

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

A Westair Aviation Piaggio P-180 Avanti (C-GFOX) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) departed IFR Runway 27. Shortly after departure, the pilot advised of a gear retraction issue. The aircraft elected to return to CYKA. No assistance required. The aircraft landed safely at 0155Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The Westair Aviation Piaggio P-180 Avanti (C-GFOX) landing gear failed to retract in flight. Maintenance found the emergency landing gear hand pump T handle was not fully seated. Maintenance properly stowed the handle and performed an operational test observing normal retraction and extension. No further action was required.

November 25, 2019

Incident at 5411N / 12643W (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Beech 200 (NCB911) on a flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) at FL220 declared a MAYDAY at 2003Z approximately 40NM SSE of Smithers, BC (CYYD). The pilot reported low oil pressure and engine surging and shutting down the engine, and requested clearance to CYYD. The aircraft had 1600 lbs of fuel and 4 souls on board (SOB). No assistance was requested and the aircraft landed safely at CYYD at 2021Z but was disabled on the runway. Runway re-opened at approximately 2040Z. (Duplicate AOR 258923-V1 deleted).
UPDATE TSB Report #A19P0169: C-FCGC, a Beech Aircraft Corporation King Air 200 aircraft operated by North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd., was conducting flight NCB911 from Edmonton Intl (CYEG), AB, to Terrace (CYXT), BC with 2 crewmembers and 2 passengers on board. During the initial approach to CYXT, the number 2 engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41 serial #PCE85035) fuel flow gauge indicated a drop followed by a spike and then began fluctuating. The number 2 oil pressure master warning light then illuminated followed by an oil pressure drop and fluctuation. Concurrently, the number 2 engine surged with torque fluctuations. Following SOPs and the QRH, the crew shut down the number 2 engine and initiated a diversion to Smithers (CYYD), BC. Vancouver Center was advised and the crew declared a Mayday. The crew did not request ARFF but the CYYD FSS ordered the emergency vehicles to standby. The aircraft landed safely, came to a stop, and was towed off the runway. Maintenance conducted troubleshooting and replaced the #2 engine FCU and high-pressure fuel pump prior to the test flight.

October 18, 2019

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

A Torq Developments Ltd. Piper PA-28R-201T (C-GSRY) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) taxied north on Alpha to fuel pumps then taxied south back to hangars. No call from aircraft and no answer. No impact on operations.

October 4, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Helijet International Sikorsky S-76C (C-GBHJ/JBA723) on a flight from Victoria Harbour, BC (Water) (CYWH) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) declared an emergency due to a hydraulic issue. The flight landed Runway 08R.
Update TSB Report #A19P0150: C-GBHJ, a Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopter operated by Helijet International, was conducting flight JBA723 from Vancouver Harbour (CBC7), BC to Victoria Harbour (Camel Point) (CBF7), BC with 2 crew members and 12 passengers on board. During cruise flight the crew received a #1 HYD warning. While carrying out the QRH procedure the hydraulic pressure decreased to a zero. The crew declared a Pan Pan and diverted to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. The crew carried out a running landing without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions revealed a leak around an insert fitting of the hydraulic pump body. The operator has submitted a service difficulty report and the helicopter has been returned to service.

September 3, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A19P0130: C-FRUZ, a De Havilland DHC-8-311 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA9047 from Masset (CZMT), BC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 3 crew members and 44 passengers on board. During cruise, the flight crew noticed the #2 hydraulic quantity was low. The flight crew elected to use the alternate gear extension and declared an emergency for landing into CYVR. On approach, the #2 hydraulic ISO valve illuminated. The flight crew actioned the appropriate checklist and landed safely. The operators maintenance found the hydraulic pump leaking from the case. A new pump was installed IAW MM29-10-11 and the aircraft was returned to service.

September 5, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

12NM East of the runway, an American corporately registered Piper PA-23-250 (N32RW) on a flight from Tacoma, WA (KTIW) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) had an engine failure and wanted to land Runway 25 at CYXX. On final, the pilot reported a hydraulic failure and said that they needed to orbit in order to pump their gear down. Emergency vehicles were called out. N32RW landed Runway 07 safely. Multiple aircraft were held on the ground and in the air while the emergency was dealt with.

August 7, 2019

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A privately registered, amateur-build, Volmer Sportsman arrived at Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies Intl, BC (CYXC) from Lethbride,AB with no contact. Aircraft first observed at fuel pumps at 1933Z. The pilot later called on radio and apologized and stated they were on the wrong frequency when they landed.

June 11, 2019

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A privately registered Cessna 177RG from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) departed at 1729Z for right hand circuits R34. Target dropped to a primary target at 1731Z. At 1733Z, the pilot called on a cell telephone to advise they had experienced a full electrical failure. The pilot elected to proceed direct to Thetis Island to hand pump the gear down. An Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle (Red 1) was contacted and placed on standby on the apron. The aircraft landed at 1746Z. Coordination occurred throughout over the cell telephone. No impact to operations.

June 23, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The terminal was advised that an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWN/ACA538) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Anchorage, AK (PANC) returning to CYVR with an engine out. Tower initiated stand by. ACA538 landed without incident at 2137Z.
Update TSB #A19P0081: C-FFWN, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA538 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Anchorage/Ted Stevens Intl (PANC), AK with 5 crew members and 106 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL360 approximately 158 nm north west of CYVR, the flight crew received an ENG 2 FAIL ECAM message. The flight crew completed the associated checklist, secured the engine (CFM56-5A1), declared a MAYDAY, and requested a return to CYVR where the aircraft landed without further incident. The operators maintenance found metal contamination in the fuel pump, Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU), fuel-oil heat exchanger, fuel flow transmitter, and servo fuel heater. The engine was changed, and the aircraft was returned to service.

May 28, 2019

Incident at QUESNEL BC (CYQZ) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Aero Commander 500S from Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) to Quesnel, BC (CYQZ) conducted a missed approach while on final for CYQZ Runway 31 due to a landing gear issue. The flight service specialist (FSS) asked if any assistance was needed and the pilot said no and came back around for another approach for Runway 31. The pilot indicated that the landing gear issue was resolved and landed at CYQZ at 2031Z without incident. There was no impact to operations.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16111: Aero Commander 500S aircraft was landing on Runway 31 at CYQZ. Observers noticed that the landing gear was not down. Upon touchdown the pilot noticed something was wrong and applied power to abort. Observers inspected the plane at the fuel pumps and noticed damage to the underside and a broken light. Incident was reported to airport manager (APM) and a runway inspection was immediately done. Maintenance staff reported finding plastic on the runway, indicative of a broken light. There was no damage to the runway and the foreign object debris (FOD) was removed. Pilot came into the APMs office to report the incident while the inspection was taking place. Williams Lake Flight services were notified.

April 26, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FZUB/ACA253) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared PAN PAN due to a hydraulic issue and reported shutting down the #1 engine. Aircraft landed safely on Runway 26R and taxied off the runway.
Update TSB #A19P0055: C-FZUB, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA253 from Edmonton Intl (CYEG), AB to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 5 crew members and 128 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL360, the flight crew observed a GREEN low hydraulic fluid pressure on the ECAM, followed by a hydraulic green number 1 engine low pressure. The flight crew turned off the Engine Driven Pump (EDP) and the Power Transfer Unit (PTU), and declared a PAN PAN. The landing gear was manually extended, and the aircraft landed at CYVR on Runway 26R without further incident, with ARFF standing by. The operator’s maintenance found that the number 5 right-hand spoiler servo was leaking, and replaced it.

February 18, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (JZA8626) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Dallas/Fort Worth Intl, TX (KDFW) returned to CYVR due to an air quality issue. Emergency stand-by was initiated. The aircraft exited the runway and taxied to the gate. No operational impact.
Update TSB Report #A19P0024: C-FUJZ, a Bombardier CL-600-2D24 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8626 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Dallas-Fort Worth Intl (KDFW), TX with 4 crew members and 65 passengers on board. During the climb to cruising altitude after the departure from CYVR, the flight crew noted a petroleum smell in the cabin and the flight deck. Symptoms of light-headedness, headache, tingling, nausea, sore throat, and irritated eyes were also reported by some crew members. The pilots donned their oxygen masks, while the flight attendants used portable oxygen. No emergency was declared, however the aircraft returned to CYVR where it landed without further incident. After the landing, the flight crew taxied the aircraft to the gate, and passengers and crew deplaned normally. Emergency Medical Services met the aircraft, and paramedics assessed all passengers and crew. Affected crew members were transported to hospital for further evaluation. The operator’s maintenance determined that the air contamination was the result of turbine oil entering the number 1 engine compressor section, from the A-sump pump aft seal. The number 1 engine (General Electric CF34-8C5) was replaced.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence.On departure from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) the flight crew of a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FUJZ/JZA8626) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Dallas/Fort Worth Intl, TX (KDFW) noted a strong, pungent odour. Communication with the Incharge Flight Attendant confirmed that the Passenger cabin was also affected. The air quality was noted as being worse in the Flight Deck. One of the flight crew went through the passenger cabin to better understand the scope of the problem. The back of the cabin had a mild odour with it becoming progressively worse towards the front. The poor air quality affected the crew more than the passengers. The crew decided to return to CYVR as they were suffering from varying symptoms of light headedness, headache, tingling, nausea and irritated eyes. The flight and cabin crew members donned oxygen, and passengers were given therapeutic oxygen if requested. An emergency was not declared by the flight crew. The aircraft returned and landed overweight without further incident at CYVR, and taxied to the gate for deplaning. Announcements were made in the air and on the ground advising passengers of the situation; medical services were on the bridge offering assistance to anyone who accepted it. On two previous occasions there were reports of oil/fuel smell in the cockpit; the No. 1 Air-Conditioning Pack was deferred initially; when it recurred the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) was suspected and deferred (the No. 1 pack was cleared). Subsequently, troubleshooting concluded the air contamination was from the left engine, borescope inspections revealed traces of oil from the first stage of variable guide vanes. The minimum equipment list (MEL) was applied and the aircraft repositioned to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) under a Special Flight Permit. The engine will be replaced and sent for further investigation / repair. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) has been submitted.

January 19, 2019

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

At 0230Z, the shift manager advised that an Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FZUB/ACA307) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was inbound to CYVR with nose gear hydraulic issues and was expected to arrive in 1.5 hours. The pilot was speaking with maintenance, trying to resolve the issue before arrival. At 0330Z, the tower initiated an emergency stand by. The aircraft landed on Runway 08L at 0408Z. Runway 08L re-opened at 0413Z.
Update TSB Report #A19P0011: C-FZUB, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA307 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. During cruise, the flight crew received a HYD 2 LO LVL message, followed subsequently by a Y ENG PUMP LO PR ECAM message. ATC was notified, and the flight crew indicated that they were in communication with their Maintenance Control Centre (MCC). ECAM actions were completed, and, during the approach to CYVR, the flight crew declared a PAN PAN. The aircraft then carried out an uneventful landing on Runway 08L, stopped on the runway for inspection, and taxied to the gate followed by the operator’s maintenance personnel and ARFF. The operator’s maintenance determined that there was a Yellow Hydraulic Pressure line leak in the aft pylon area. There was chaffing found on the line which caused the leak. Damaged parts were replaced, and the aircraft was returned to service the following day.

January 7, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ACA295) from Winnipeg/Richardson International, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver International, BC (CYVR), in the vicinity of Kelowna, reported PAN PAN due to a right engine surge. ACA295 landed safely on Runway 26R at 1613Z.
Update TSB Report #A19P0005: C-GARG, an Airbus 319-100 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA295 from Winnipeg/James A. Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. As the aircraft had just started the descent approximately 120 nm east northeast of CYVR, the flight crew declared an emergency due to compressor stalls on the number 2 engine (CFM56-5A5). The flight crew executed the QRH, stabilized the affected engine, and continued to destination without further incident with the engine at idle. The operator’s maintenance replaced the Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU), the fuel pump and the high pressure bleed valve. A high power run was completed and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 3, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FHNC/NCB4054) from Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna International, BC (CYLW) departed Runway 08R at 1415Z, destined for CYLW. Climbing out and talking with the Vancouver (YVR) departure control, the pilot discovered an issue and elected to return to CYVR. Details were not given and the pilot said it was not an emergency. The tower advised the Vancouver (YVR) Airport Authority (AA) of a precautionary standby for the arrival at 1436Z. The aircraft landed safely at 1436Z on Runway 08R. Minor delays were given to departures while the area control centre (ACC) determined the nature of the issue.
Update TSB Report #A19P0007: C-FHNC, a de Havilland DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by North Cariboo Air, was conducting flight NCA4054 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Kirby Lake (CRL4), AB. Upon selection of landing gear up shortly after the departure from CYVR, the number 2 hydraulic pump light and the roll spoiler outboard hydraulic caution light illuminated. Additionally, the landing gear door amber lights illuminated, and the number 2 main hydraulic pressure read zero, while the quantity remained stable. The flight crew requested a return to CYVR, and accepted priority handling from ATC. The QRH checklist was executed, which resulted in the return of the hydraulic pressure with no caution lights. The flight returned to CYVR and performed a normal landing.

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