June 20, 2019


A Flair Airlines Boeing 737-400 series (FLE133) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) aborted takeoff of Runway 06L. The aircraft rolled long and exited the runway at Taxiway D5. The South Ground taxied FLE133 along Taxiway D, at which point the aircraft waited for approximately 10 minutes and then asked if aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) would check their brakes. The aircraft did not declare an emergency. The Airline Operations Control Centre (AOCC) and Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Duty Manager were informed and vehicles RED21 and RED5 attended the aircraft. FLE133 began taxiing back to the gate at 0043Z with both ARFF vehicles following.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into the occurrence. The take-off was aborted for a master caution light. There were no other indications. The following actions were taken by maintenance: Log 120064: Hight energy stop/heat damage inspection performed in accordance with (IAW) Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) 05-51-07. No faults found. First office (F/O) and Captain master caution lights relamped and cleared IAW AMM 33-15-00. Checked serviceable, quick access recorder (QAR) data sent and evaluated, no issues found as per Maintenance Control Centre (MCC) Calgary. There has been no recurrence.

November 27, 2019

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

Taxiway A was closed for maintenance. At about 1321Z, the flight service station (FSS) noticed a white suburban vehicle past the hold short (HS) line on Taxiway A, runway side, as well as a pedestrian out of the vehicle. Vehicle (Red5) (supervisor/escort of the work/vehicles on taxiway A) was advised by the FSS and proceeded, without permission, past the HS line to get the vehicle back on the apron side of the HS line. Vehicles and pedestrian confirmed off the runway at 1322Z. While this was happening, a Keewatin Air Beech B200 (C-FSKO/KEW204+) on a flight from Igloolik, NU (CYGT) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) was conducting their approach for Runway 16. Aircraft advised of the situation and landed safely at 1327Z. No impact on operations.

May 17, 2019

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-GULU/FAB888) from Clyde River, NU (CYCY) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) reported debris on the runway centreline near Taxiway G. A vehicle (RED5) inspected the runway at 0038Z and removed the foreign object debris (FOD).

March 29, 2019

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGCI/JZA8434) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Regina, SK (CYQR) reported a possible bird strike while landing on Runway 31. A field check was requested and done by a vehicle (Red5), and no remains were found. An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (ACA1114) from Regina, SK (CYQR) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was delayed slightly, as they had requested a field check be done before they departed.

September 13, 2018

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

A vehicle (RED5) was authorized on the runway. A Keewatin Air LP Learjet 35A (C-GYFB/KEW101+) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Int'l, ON (CYOW) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) was on approach to Runway 34. Numerous attempts were made to contact RED5 to exit the runway and there was no response. Lights were flashed to establish contact. RED5 exited the runway at 0208Z. This was confirmed by another vehicle (RED1) who was in direct contact with RED5. No other impact to operations.

October 6, 2017

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Ground controller released Runway 21 to the Tower controller and then proceeded to cross Runway 21 with a truck (Red5). A C. Morin Aviation Inc Cessna 172N (C-FROG) from Sechelt, BC (CAP3) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) was 1 mile final. No operational impact.

February 9, 2017

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A Keewatin Air Beech B200 (C-GYGT/KEW207) Medevac from Hall Beach, NU (CYUX) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) landed Runway 16 at 0546Z and reported stuck on runway at 0548Z due to seized/frozen brakes. RED5 escorted tow vehicle and local ambulance onto runway. The patient was transferred to the ambulance and escorted off the runway at 0609Z. The aircraft was towed off the runway at 0618Z. Foreign object damage (FOD) check complete at 0624Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Left hand (L/H) outboard brake assembly (#1) found frozen, brake released. #1 tire found flat spotted and replaced with serviceable wheel assembly. Brakes cleaned and inspected with no further faults found. Aircraft returned to service.

January 23, 2017

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Incursion - manoeuvring area)

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The left hand (LH) and right hand (RH) brakes were inspected, and they were found locked up due to ice. The ice was removed from the brake assemblies and the brakes freed up. Brakes function checked okay. Main landing tires were inspected and flat spots were identified on #1,2,3,4 assemblies. The tires were replaced on all four assemblies.
A Keewatin Air Beech B200 (C-GYGT/ KEW207M) from Hall Beach, NU (CYUX) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) was disabled on runway. An unauthorized company vehicle without radio proceeded onto Taxiway A and Runway 16/34 at 0217Z to attend to the disabled aircraft. A truck (RED5) arrived on scene at 0226Z. RED5 escorted the aircraft and the vehicle off the runway at 0234Z.

October 19, 2016


A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOY/JZA8545) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT), inbound, requested an ambulance for a sick passenger. Advised Emergency Response Operations Centre (EROC), 911, and airport security. RED5 and RED4 met JZA8545 on arrival followed by the ambulance shortly after.

September 13, 2015

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

A Discovery Air International de Havilland DHC-7-100 (DA805), from Snap Lake, NT (CSK6) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), landed Runway 10 and reported Foreign Object Debris (FOD) east of the runway intersection. Staff (RED5) recovered an intact flashlight on Runway 10.

June 11, 2014


A WestJet Boeing 737 700 (WJA156) from Regina, SK (CYQR) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) contacted tower and reported a possible bird strike after departure. RED5 was dispatched for field check, no foreign object debris (FOD), no impact on operations.

September 1, 2012


A Westjet Boeing 737 (operating as WJA449) reported hitting a bird on touch down runway 09. RED5 found five sparrows on the runway.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Victoria Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

June 1, 2011

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

UPDATE The airport operator has reviewed the incident with the individual involved. The individual believed he had clearance to proceed onto Runway 27, however that clearance was not clearly stated. AVOP procedures have been reviewed with the individual involved. In addition a safety memo will be circulated to all AVOP holder?s to reinforce that they request clarification if there is any doubt about the instructions. No further action required.
RED5 (ARFF - Airport Rescue Fire Fighting)) operating on taxiway E adjacent to runway 09/27 was provided instructions to operate on the taxiway near the threshold of runway 27 with no specific instruction to remain clear of the runway. A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172, C-GGSN on a local CYYJ (Victoria) VFR flight was completing landing roll on runway 09 when RED5 entered runway 09/27 in the vicinity of the threshold of runway 27.

June 18, 2011

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

Regina FSS instructed the driver of RED5 (truck) to proceed via Taxiway Kilo onto Runway 13/31, cross Runway 08/26, and report off on Taxiway Bravo as part of a routine runway inspection. At 1039z, the vehicle was observed proceeding down Runway 26 without authorization.

August 29, 2011

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

Airport rescue trucks RED2 and RED5, were issued a hold short of runway 20 instruction; however, both trucks crossed the hold short line. The operators of the trucks were instructed to back up. No impact on operations.

July 10, 2009

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

After landing JZA952, RJ100, advised of debris on Runway 27. RED5 was dispatched and removed the debris. Nil TSB.

September 23, 2008


JZA7671, DHC 8 102, enroute from Fredericton (CYHFC) to Montreal (CYUL), reported a possible bird strike departing from Runway 27. RED5 conducted a field inspection but no remains were found.

September 7, 2008


After landing on Runway 27 at 20:14z, GGN7475, Beech 1900D, reported birds halfway down runway and reported scaring them away upon landing. RED5 inspected the runway and found the partial remains of a gull. RED5 contacted the pilots of GGN7475 on the apron. JZA7668 was informed of the discovered remains. The pilot of JZA7668 reported nothing unusual in the walk around. GGN7475 did not report striking a bird.

July 29, 2008

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (FOD (foreign object debris))

While taxing at Fredericton Internation Airport CME501 reported FOD on runway 15/33. RED5 retrieved what appeared to be plastic piece off a cowling.

October 14, 2007


At approximately 14:30Z, C-FNTJ, Diamond DA 20 C1, landed on Runway 27. The aircraft then traveled left leaving the paved surface onto the grass area. The aircraft taxied back onto the runway. The Flight Service Station (FSS) requested that the aircraft return to the Moncton Flight College apron. RED5 was requested to inspect the runway. No debris or damage was observed on the field. Nil TSB.

May 2, 2005


Red5 while performing an AVOP test at 1740Z encroached within 150 feet of runway 09/27 on runway 33 while GGN7475 B1900 was on final runway 27 in Fredericton from Halifax. The vehicle had been instructed to hold short. GGN7475 queried if the vehicle was holding short. Nil TSB
Update # 1 Aerodromes and Air Navigation: During an AOVP test the vehicle approached within 200 feet of a runway. The training process has been revisited and changes have been incorporated which include: 1. More orientation with Instructor required before testing. 2. Introduced mandatory quarterly testing for anyone who is not a regular airside operator.

April 17, 2005

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (FOD (foreign object debris))

JZA7665 reported item on runway 27 while commencing backtrack for departure. RED5 checked rwy and found a metal cyclinder with threads on one end and several holes. Dark substance found inside cyclinder. It was determined that the part belongs to a GNBO PA27 DEP 1436z. TSB Evaluating
JZA7665 reported item on runway 27 while commencing backtrack for departure. RED5 checked rwy and found a metal cyclinder with threads on one end and several holes. Dark substance found inside cyclinder. It was determined that the part belongs to a GNBO PA28 DEP 1436z. TSB Evaluating
Update April 19 2005. TSB advise that the piece was a part that holds the PA28 wheel pant on. The wheel pants were removed at the time for winter operations. The pilot was notified and returned to the ramp before taking-off.

September 5, 2003


At 1920z TECH 64 (a technical services vehicle) at the Fredericton Airport, advised the FSS of an unauthorized vehicle inside airport perimeter fence. Unauthorized vehicle was a 3-5 ton white flat bed truck. FSS sent RED5 to investigate, RED5 reported the vehicle now outside the fence, but had to return to the Apron ramp due to aircraft traffic. Airport Operations was informed and were onsite at 1938z to investigate further. There was no conflict between unauthorized vehicle and aircraft traffic.

August 14, 2003


TSB Update - A03A0095 - An Air Cadet student pilot of GTHL, (a Moncton Flight Center Cessna 172), was on a cross-country flight from Moncton to Moncton via Fredericton and Saint John, NB. Upon landing on Runway 27 at Fredericton, the aircraft 'porpoised' several times and came to rest on the runway. The pilot informed Fredericton FSS that the aircraft could not be taxied and requested assistance. The FSS specialist requested an AFF vehicle proceed to the aircraft and he also informed Moncton ACC that the runway was closed. A local aviation organization towed the aircraft clear of the runway and the airport AFF cleaned up a small hydraulic leak left on the runway from the aircraft. After the AFF checked the runway for debris, the runway was re-opened. Upon inspection, it was revealed that the nose gear and firewall of the aircraft had sustained damage. It was also reported that the pilot did not sustain any injuries. Department of National Defence's Directorate of Flight Safety is conducting an investigation. - More to Follow
GTHL a Cessna 172 was on a Round Robin Cross Country Flight Moncton to Fredericton to Saint John to Moncton and was landing on Runway 27 in Fredericton. The aircraft was piloted by an air cadet on her student solo cross-country flight. The aircraft was planning a Touch and Go. The aircraft bounced 4 to 5 times and had a final hard landing resulting in a damaged nose wheel. The aircraft was unable to proceed off the runway due to the damage and requested assistance. The Fredericton FSS advised Red3 to proceed to the aircraft on Runway 09. The FSS advised ATC that Runway 09/27 was occupied and arranged for a Mule accompanied by Red5 for the Hydraulic leak cleanup of the runway and for the removal of the C172. The aircraft was towed off the runway and then the runway was re-opened. TSB - More to Follow.

June 21, 2003

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (FOD (foreign object debris))

At 1757Z CFZTQ taxied for departure on Runway 27 and advised the FSS of a small piece metal on the edge of the Runway intersection. The FSS advised RED5 to check the runway. A small cone shaped piece was found by RED5. The FSS advised CGEBS (a C172) of this information as they had departed Runway 27 at 1755Z. CGEBS landed and advised that the part was not from him and may be from a Navaho type aircraft. The FSS called the Halifax FIC to advise them that CME118 (a Prince Edward Air PA31) had departed from Fredericton bound for St. Leonard VFR at 1736Z to relay this information to the pilot or company. FSS advised Moncton shift supervisor at 1830Z.
Update - Maintenance and Manufacturing - Prince Edward Air had received a call from FS regarding this incident & the pilot of the aircraft in question conducted an inspection. Maintenance personnel conducted a more thorough inspection after this report was issued & no missing pieces were detected. If these were aircraft parts, they did not originate from the Prince Edward Air aircraft as originally suggested.

February 23, 2001


ARN776 DH8A departing Fredericton, advised FSS of possible bird strike on departure. RED5 advised although no bird remains found on runway 09/27. FSS advised ARN776 through ATC. NIL TSB