October 25, 2020

Incident at 20NM S CHISASIBI QC (CSU2) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJJF/PRO4210) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Chisasibi, QC (CSU2) declared an emergency 30NM West of La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) due to a left engine failure. Emergency procedures were carried out. The aircraft touched down at 2316Z. Runway re-opened at 2330Z. Impact: delay for an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-300 (AIE861) from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL), which landed at 2338Z.
UPDATE: AOR-268778-V2: Correction of aircraft registration to C-FDOU (from incorrect C-GJJF). The narrative was edited to reflect correction: "A Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-FDOU/PRO4210) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Chisasibi, QC (CSU2) declared an emergency 30NM West of La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) due to a left engine failure. Emergency procedures were carried out. The aircraft touched down at 2316Z. Runway re-opened at 2330Z. Impact: delay for an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-300 (AIE861) from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL), which landed at 2338Z."
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0101: C-FDOU, a Beech Aircraft Corporation A100 operated by Propair Inc. (flight PRO4210), was on an instrument flight rules flight from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Chissasibi, QC (CSU2) with 2 crew members and 2 passengers on board. At 2245Z, with the aircraft on initial approach approximately 20 nautical miles south of CSU2, a left engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28) oil pressure fluctuation occurred. The crew shut down the engine, declared a state of emergency, and diverted to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL). The aircraft landed safely, and there was no injury or damage.

September 8, 2020

Accident at MONTRÉAL / LES CÈDRES QC (CSS3) (FOD (foreign object debris))

TSB Report #A20Q0088: C-GMUQ, a Cessna 172P operated by Laurentide Aviation, was on a visual flight rules flight to and from the Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3) aerodrome, with one pilot on board. During touch-and-go on Runway 25, the pilot was simulating a landing on soft ground and, while taxiing, the pilot felt the aircraft sink to the left, followed by an uncontrolled turn to the left. They then cut the engine power, applied the brakes, and applied the right-side rudder to attempt to regain control. The aircraft did not slow down and went off the runway near the threshold of Runway 07. During the runway excursion, the right landing gear and the elevator struck a light, causing damage to the aircraft. The pilot was not injured. A puncture of the left tire was then observed. A runway inspection was performed and a paint scraper was found on the runway.

September 6, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FOAI/AIE851) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) declared a PAN PAN on initial climb out from Runway 25 due to the failure of an engine. The presence of emergency services was requested. The aircraft came back to land at CYVP and landed safely on Runway 25 at 2230Z. AIE851 taxied to the ramp under its own power. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0087: C-FOAI, a Dash-8-300 (DH8C) operated by Air Inuit under callsign AIE851 was on an instrument flight rules flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 3 crew members on board. During the initial climb after takeoff, variations occurred in the left engine torque (Pratt and Whitney, Canada, PW123B) and propeller speed. The engine was not responding to normal controls and the crew decided to shut it down. The crew subsequently declared a state of emergency and returned to land at CYVP safely. There were no injuries or damage.

September 4, 2020

Incident at 100NM N KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FOAI/AIE822) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) declared an emergency via satellite telephone due to the failure of one engine. The aircraft advised returning to CYVP. The aircraft landed on Runway 07 without issue at 2004Z. Runway 07/25 was closed for approximately 5 minutes to tow the aircraft and for a runway inspection. No other impact. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax (HZ) advised.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0086: C-FOAI, a Dash-8-300 (DH8C), operated by Air Inuit under callsign AIE822, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) to Quaqtaq, QC (CYHA) with 24 passengers and 3 crew members. During the initial climb after take-off, variations occurred in the left engine torque (Pratt and Whitney, Canada, PW123B) and propeller speed. The engine was not responding to normal controls and the crew decided to shut it down. The crew subsequently declared a state of emergency and conducted a diversion in Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). The aircraft landed safely, there were no injuries or damage.

August 20, 2020

Incident at 30NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

On approach to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), an American corporately registered Short Brothers SC-7 (N196WW) from Greater Cumberland, MD (KCBE) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) advised that they were going to shut the engine down as a precaution. No emergency declared. N196WW landed on Runway 06L without issue. No impact.

July 1, 2020

Incident at 150NM WSW KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

A Glencore Canada Corporation Boeing 737-2R8C (C-FFAL/RAG100) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9) experienced a problem with its #2 engine. The crew shut down the engine as a precaution and requested a return to CYQB airport and that emergency services be deployed. No impact on operations.
Update: TSB Report A20Q0070: C-FFAL, a Boeing 737-2R8C operated by Glencore Canada Corporation under the code RAG100, was flying under instrument flight rules from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9). After about 1.5 hours of In flight, the crew noticed a low indication of the oil pressure from engine #2. As a precaution, engine #2 was shut down and the crew advised the air traffic controller that they were making a U-turn to return to CYQB. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed at the request of the crew. The aircraft landed without incident. The maintenance department discovered that an oil line was broken.

June 30, 2020

Incident at 40NM NW ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

The pilot of a KBM Forestry Consultants Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GTCG) from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) declared MAYDAY and advised that they had lost their right engine. They landed at Roberval, QC (CYRJ), at 0124Z, without issue. No injuries.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0068: C-GTCG, a Piper PA-34-200T operated by KBM Resources Group, was on a flight as per instrument flight rules from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT). During the flight, the crew noticed that the right engine appeared to be misfire and the engine oil pressure needle was oscillating. After 30 minutes in flight, the crew decided to cancel the descent for CYMT and divert to the airport of Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC). The engine oil pressure indicator quickly dropped below 30 PSI. The crew therefore closed the right engine as a precaution and declared a distress signal (Mayday) to the Montreal terminal controller. The crew diverted to Roberval, QC (CYRJ), where a landing with only a single functional engine was carried out without incident. There were no injuries. An inspection by maintenance revealed that an oil loss was caused by the loosening of a line engine oil pressure reference.

May 31, 2020

Incident at LACHUTE QC (CSE4)

A privately registered Cessna 172M from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Lachute, QC (CSE4) activated its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) during landing and quickly shut it down (1 minute later). The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton has been notified. No impact on operations.

May 29, 2020

Incident at 7NM SE VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna R172K on floats advised that they had accidentally activated their emergency locator transmitter (ELT) and were unable to shut it off. The ELT was active from 2200Z until 2215Z. The aircraft was located on a lake, 7NM Southeast (SE) of Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). Shift manager and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised. (Duplicate AOR 264293-V1 deleted).

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.

March 12, 2020

Incident at 79NM NNW SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC736) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) asked to divert to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) due to a mechanical problem. Two minutes later, the aircraft squawked 7700 and declared an emergency. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #20Q0032: C-GPSK, a Pascan Jetstream 32 (PSC736), was on a regular IFR flight from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Quebec Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). While the aircraft was 79 nautical miles north-northwest of Sept-Îles, QC, the crew received an indication of an anomaly in the right engine air bleed system. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist was completed, the right engine was turned off as a precaution, and the crew declared an emergency. The aircraft diverted to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), where it landed without incident. There were no injuries.

February 18, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Federal Express Corporation McDonnell Douglas MD-10-30F (FDX231) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Memphis, TN (KMEM) declared an emergency due to an engine fire. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft was on the ground on the apron. No injuries. Flight plan cancelled. The shift manager, the National Operations Centre (NOC), and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0027: N313FE, a McDonnell Douglas MD10 aircraft operated by Federal Express, was conducting flight FDX231 from Montréal/Mirabel (CYMX), QC to Memphis Intl. (KMEM), TN. During initial start for the #3 engine, the ground grew advised that flames could be seen coming from the engine. The crew shut off the fuel flow and the flames disappeared. Maintenance was called and carried out an inspection following which the crew attempted a second start. Again flames were seen coming out from the engine. The crew discharged the fire extinguisher bottle and asked for assistance from aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) services. After investigation, the operator’s maintenance confirmed that the engine had not been dry motored after the first start attempt, resulting in a fuel accumulation that caused the fire during the second start attempt. Maintenance replaced the fire extinguisher, the aircraft tested serviceable and was returned to service.

January 15, 2020

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

While flying over Runway 31, a Max Aviation Beech B100 (C-GPRU/MAX130) from La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to a problem in the right engine and reported that the engine had to be turned off. Emergency services and the air traffic controller (ATC) were notified. MAX130 made it to the ground without incident at 2023Z. Impact: Runway 13/31 was closed from 2023Z to 2052Z. The arrival of a Voyageur de Havilland DHC-8-102 (VAL9885) and an Air Inuit flight AIE685 was delayed. The takeoff of Air Inuit flight AIE882 was delayed. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) were notified.
UPDATE TSB #A20Q0016: C-GPRU, a Max Aviation Inc. Beechcraft B100, was on a flight from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). During the climb, at approximately 5 000 feet, the torque and oil pressure indicators in the right engine indicated abnormal values. The crew notified air traffic control services and started returning to CYGL. After having performed some checks, the crew shut off the right engine (GARRETT TPE331-6-252B) and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed on Runway 31 without any problems. The technicians on site noticed that the bypass valve for the right engine had partially come out from the crankcase. The helicoil thread inserts into which the bypass valve had been screwed had been pulled from the crankcase.

January 14, 2020

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

A Corsair International Airbus A330-343 (FHZEN/CRL900) from Paris/Orly, France (LFPO) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported that it had had to turn off the engine due to a technical problem. Runway inspected; nothing found. Impact: only one runway was active during the inspection. No impact on operations.

October 25, 2020

Incident at QUALICUM BEACH BC (CAT4)

A privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV-7A from Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4) to Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4) phoned to say that their Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) went off for a few seconds, from 0050Z until 0055Z, at CAT4. The ELT was shut off. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised.

October 6, 2020

Accident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-FIBX) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control on arrival, resulting in a crash on Runway 25. Emergency vehicles responded.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0092: C-FIBX, a Cessna 152 operated by Pacific Professional Flight Centre, was conducting circuits at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with one student pilot on board. In the flare, the aircraft began drifting to the right edge of the runway and the pilot elected to overshoot. After the application of full power, the left wing struck the runway and the aircraft pitched nose down. The propeller struck the asphalt to the right of the right edge line and separated from the engine. The nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to a rest. The pilot shut down the aircraft and evacuated. The aircraft was towed from the runway. Subsequent inspection revealed that the aircraft had sustained substantial damage to the propeller, engine, nose gear, wing tips, and the interior floor.

September 29, 2020

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

From 2211Z to 2216Z, multiple short emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal bursts were heard on 121.5 MHz at Nanaimo, BC (CYCD). A privately registered Cessna 172M had just arrived and was shutting down, and was identified as the source of the ELT. The Vancouver (ZVR) area control centre (ACC) shift manager (SM) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were notified. No operational impact.

September 10, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc. Cessna 172L (C-FBZQ) on a VFR flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) was conducting a stop-and-go on Runway 26L. On the departure roll, the pilot felt a vibration in the aircraft, turned off the engine, and rolled into the grass past the end of the runway. No impact to operations.

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.

August 8, 2020

Accident at 4852N / 12331W

The Victoria, BC (CYYJ) tower reported a accident involving a privately registered Lake LA-4-200 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Duncan, BC (CAM3) in the Saltspring, BC area.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0078: A privately registered, amphibious Lake LA-4-200 aircraft was conducting a flight from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD). During the flight, the pilot flew over their personal airstrip they keep on their property in order to assess the feasibility of landing there. On the second inspection pass, the aircraft began to lose altitude while on final approach, and the pilot decided to land the aircraft rather than attempt a go-around. The aircraft impacted a few feet before the landing surface on the rising terrain. The aircraft briefly became airborne again and then contacted the ground in a level attitude, approximately 50 feet from the threshold. The aircraft slid to a stop on the left side of the airstrip. The pilot shut down the aircraft, directed witnesses to turn off the fuel, and had them turn off the ELT, which had activated. Local fire, police, and ambulance attended the scene, with the pilot being taken to the local hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

July 3, 2020

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The pilot of a Northern Air Charter (P.R.) Inc. Beech B200 (C-GNAG/NLI239) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), readying for departure, called while exiting the runway and cancelled their clearance due to smoke in the cabin. C-GNAG shutdown briefly on Taxiway Alpha and the crew exited the aircraft. The flight service station (FSS) sent a truck (ST45) out to assist. ST45 escorted C-GNAG back to the apron. The FSS was advised that the flap actuator had overheated. C-GNAG departed safely at 1818Z. While Taxiway Alpha was obstructed, 2 light aircraft entered the runway via Taxiway B. Minimal impact to operations.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 1730Z, maintenance received a call from the Flight Service Station (FSS) asking for assistance with a Northern Air Charter (P.R.) Inc. Beech B200 (C-GNAG/NLI239) that taxied onto Taxiway Alpha after landing and did a full shut down with no radio contact with FSS. Upon arrival, with a vehicle (Staff 45) at the location on Taxiway Alpha, the Co-pilot indicated that they encountered smoke within the cab and figured it was electrical in nature. They asked to be escorted as they wanted to taxi to the main apron with all electrics off so that they could try and identify the cause. C-GNAG taxied to the apron under escort with no incident. After shut down, the Captain exited the aircraft and indicated that they thought the issue was with the flap actuator and motor. The Co-pilot was on the telephone with their maintenance department, where it was confirmed that the flap actuator had overheated. The Captain indicated that they were going to wait for the motor to cool down and then depart.
Update: TSB Report #A20P0065: C-GNAG, a Beechcraft King Air 200 operated by Northern Air Charter, was conducting a flight from Penticton (CYYF), BC, to Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB, with 2 crew members on board. While taxiing for departure in CYYF, smoke was noticed in the cabin. The aircraft stopped on Taxiway Alpha, the engines were shut down, and the captain investigated the cause of the smoke. The operators maintenance was consulted and the flap motor was determined to be responsible for the smoke. The system was isolated and the aircraft flew to Calgary without further incident.

June 22, 2020

Incident at 95NM S FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. Beech B200 (NCB911) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) declared an emergency due to a mechanical issue. Aircraft arrived without incident at 0139Z. No impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A20P0061: C-FCGM, a Beechcraft 200 operated by North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd, was conducting a flight from Prince George (CYXS), BC, to Fort St John (CYXJ), BC, with 2 flight crew and 2 passengers onboard. During initial climb at FL190, the aircraft master warning flashed with no associated annunciator light and the crew observed a high oil temperature with fluctuating oil pressure (between 60-70 PSI) on the #2 engine (Pratt and Whitney PT6A-41). The flight crew performed a precautionary shutdown of the #2 engine, actioned the emergency checklist, and declared a MAYDAY. The aircraft landed safely at CYXJ and was shut down on the runway before being towed to the company maintenance facility. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Maintenance determined the thermostatic bypass and check valve assembly in the #2 engine was defective. The engine will be removed and sent for light overhaul as per the Engine Maintenance Manual.

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

Maintenance called to advise that an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was being heard by them. They believed it was a 406 somewhere on the field. Air traffic control (ATC), shift manager and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were advised. JRCC was in contact with the owner and at 1535Z the ELT was shut off. Shift manager advised.

June 16, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered Yak-50 from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) aborted its take-off during a touch and go on Runway 19. The aircraft came to a complete stop on Runway 19, across the hold line for Runway 07. The aircraft was pushed off the runway without incident. One IFR trainer was pulled up on final and given a circuit (CCT) back to Runway 07. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During a touch and go, the aircraft engine began to lose power. The take-off was aborted and the engine was shut down upon landing. After investigation, maintenance found that the issue was with the pressure carburetor’s auto lean systems diaphragm, which had failed and resulted in excessive fuel being dumped into engine. The carburetor has been removed and sent for overhaul.

June 7, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

At Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard at 2139Z, lasting one minute, and then was heard again when 121.5 was unsquelched on the backup (TIL) radio. The pilot of a privately registered Piper PA-28-235 from Squamish, BC (CYSE) to Squamish, BC (CYSE) reported that it was their ELT and they would shut it off when they reached CYSE. The shift manager (SM) was advised.

June 1, 2020

Accident at 5647N / 12324W

At 1625Z, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria called advising that the centre was receiving an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal on a privately registered, amateur-built Rans S-7 Courier from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ). The flight plan was requested and forwarded to JRCC Victoria. At 1853Z, the aircraft went into the Information Request to Departure Station (QALQ) phase. After QALQ procedures were completed, JRCC Victoria was called for an update. JRCC Victoria confirmed that the Rans S-7 Courier crashed and that the pilot was not injured. They also confirmed that the pilot used Inreach to contact family and that the family has arranged for a 676578 B.C. Bell 206B (C-GHHE) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to pick up the pilot. Flight plan was closed. Technical Services (TS) advised. Flight plan was filed via Foreflight and no briefing service was provided. Weather and Flight Service Station Information Management System (FIMS) log secured. Aviation occurrence report (AOR) was completed by the Edmonton (CZEG) Area Control Centre (ACC). (Duplicates AOR 264351-V1 and AOR 264340-V1 deleted after information merged)
Update TSB Report #A20W0036: The privately registered, amateur-built Rans S7 Courier was on a round robin flight itinerary from Fort St. John (CYXJ), BC, northwest bound into the mountains, to check out some remote airstrips. The first leg took the aircraft to a strip called Cypress Creek Airstrip, where the pilot dropped off some fuel for the return trip. They then proceeded 20 minutes northwest, into the mountains, to a meadow. After overflying the landing area to assess the field, a successful landing was conducted. The pilot got out of the aircraft to stretch their legs and then re-boarded for departure. The taxi to the departure end of the strip was normal. The aircraft turned around and accelerated down the strip. After rotation, the wind blew the aircraft from right to left across the strip, into an area that had 3 foot high willow bushes along the left side of the strip. The tires began to contact the brush and, as the aircraft moved along, the willows got taller. The aircraft began to slow until it could no longer sustain flight. The willows snagged the landing gear, resulting in the aircraft flipping forward on to its back and coming to rest in a snow bank. The pilot shut down the engine and closed all fuel valves. The pilot was using a 4 point safety harness and a helmet; they sustained no injuries. The pilot made contact with family and friends using a satellite communications unit (Garmin inReach) and in turn, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre was notified.

January 29, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

A Carson Air Swearingen SA227-AT (C-GTTM/CA8081) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported engine issues. The engine was subsequently shut down and the pilot indicated they would do a single engine approach. The pilot indicated they were in VFR conditions with the field in sight. No emergency was declared and the aircraft landed safely at 1525Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0012: C-GTTM, a Swearingen SA227-AT operated by Carson Air Ltd. was conducting flight CA8081 from Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB to Kelowna (CYLW), BC, with 2 flight crew members on board. During cruise flight the pilot flying determined the right engine (Garret TPE 331-11U) was no longer responding to cockpit power lever movements. The flight crew actioned the emergency checklist for no response to power lever movement. With no change to the condition, the crew actioned the engine shutdown checklist. The flight crew notified ATC of the event, but did not declare a PANPAN or MAYDAY. The flight landed without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions determined the propeller pitch control bracket became detached during flight. The hardware including the bolt and washer were located within the engine cowling, but the lock wire was not. The aircraft has since been returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Internal investigations performed by the company found that a maintenance error led to the secondary retention screw on the Propeller Pitch Control (PPC) input arm not being locked and the arm detaching from the engine at cruise power. Safety Management System (SMS) investigation and Maintenance Quality Assurance (QA) investigations were carried out, and short term and long term corrective actions were put in place.

January 12, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

Air traffic control (ATC) advised that a North Cariboo Flying Service Beech 200 (C-FZVX/NCB911) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) was returning to the airport due to a mechanical issue at 1638Z. NCB911 landed at 1647Z. No impact to airport operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The flight crew of NCB911 experienced an unscheduled rudder boost activation after lift-off, the system was deactivated after Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist actions were completed, and the aircraft returned to base. The right hand pneumatic solenoid Shut-Off Valve (SOV) was found to be intermittent and subsequently replaced.

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.

October 11, 2020

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, amateur-built Zenair CH-701 from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) taxied onto Runway 03/21 for a local flight. They advised halfway through the backtrack on Runway 21 that they suspected one of their tires was low or flat. The aircraft shut down on the runway so the pilot could inspect. The pilot advised the flight service station (FSS) that their tire was flat and they would require a tow. Airport Maintenance was called out. The airport manager (APM) was advised and updated. Airport Maintenance advised that no foreign object debris (FOD) was found during inspection of the runway. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GABO/JZA8838) from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was delayed for departure by 34 minutes. A privately registered Cessna 172H from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) had to orbit outside of the control zone for 26 minutes.

September 14, 2020

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

The pilot of a Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Piper PA-44-180 (C-FPMH) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) declared an emergency due to a stuck throttle on the right engine. The right engine was shut down. C-FPMH landed uneventfully. A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA556) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) was delayed. No other operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20O0089: C-FPMH, a Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre Piper PA44, was conducting a dual instructional flight for multi-engine training at the Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) airport with 2 flight crew members and no passengers on board. While in the practice area southwest of CYKF, the right throttle control became stuck at the cruise power setting. The pilot in command contacted the company maintenance department and, being unable to move the control, contacted the CYKF tower, declared an emergency, and set up for landing on Runway 26. The right engine was shut down and feathered when the aircraft was approximatly 4 miles back on the extended runway centerline. The aircraft landed without incident and cleared the runway without assistance. Maintenance found the right engine throttle stuck at the engine side. Maintenance personnel freed the cable and lubricated it, returning it to normal function. The throttle control cable was replaced in February 2019 and had about 500 hours in service. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) has been submitted.

August 10, 2020

Incident at 6NM RED LAKE ON (CYRL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Mag Canada fire fighting Aero Commander 690B (C-GMAN/BD151) from Dryden, ON (CYHD) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL) was conducting fire suppression operations. The fire shut down departure from CYRL and Red Lake (Howey Bay), ON (Water) (CKS4).

May 5, 2020

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: An aircraft on a flight from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) experienced a rough-running engine upon exiting the active runway. The pilot shutdown the engine and, while waiting for a tow, noticed a small fuel leak from the engine. CYOO staff were advised and the fuel was removed. No operational impact.

July 21, 2020

Incident at 4NM S TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

A Canadian Warplane Heritage Victory Aircraft Avro Lancaster MK X (C-GVRA) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) returned to the airfield after departing due to having to shutdown an engine. Emergency services were requested and provided. The aircraft landed at 1520Z without further incident.
Update: TSB Report #A20O0068: The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museums Avro Lancaster MK X (C-GVRA) aircraft was on an annual recurrent training flight near Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) when the number 3 engine (Rolls Royce USA 224 Packard) oil pressure began to fluctuate. The flight crew carried out the abnormal checklist and performed a precautionary shut down of the engine. The flight crew advised air traffic control (ATC) of the problem and requested an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on standby for the return landing in Hamilton, ON (CYHM). The aircraft landed in CYHM without further incident. Maintenance suspects an oil pressure indication fault, all other engine indications and parameters were normal.

June 29, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: KENORA ON (CYQK)

The pilot of a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (ATLS339) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported to the Kenora flight service station (FSS) that they had an engine issue and declared an emergency. The engine was shut down and the aircraft returned, VFR, to CYWG. Emergency services were activated and the aircraft landed at 1749Z without further issue. No impact to operations.

May 7, 2020

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

Aviation Incident Report: As a Chartright Air Cessna 525C (C-FLWR) on an IFR flight from Windsor, ON (CYQG) was accelerating, the flight crew heard a series of bangs coming from the rear of the aircraft. The flight crew decided to reject the take-off (the aircraft had accelerated to roughly 30 knots), and advised the tower controller, who instructed them to exit onto Taxiway Foxtrot. After a partial engine run-up confirmed the return of the noise, the flight crew shut the affected engine down and taxied back to the ramp for maintenance. Maintenance staff determined that an engine compressor fan blade had failed. A Service Difficulty Report was submitted. No operational impact.

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.

June 3, 2020

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

An American, corporately registered Cessna 525A (N21RA) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) reported a fuel pressure issue shortly after departure. The pilot switched off the right engine (1 of 2) and requested an emergency landing. Fire trucks were called, and arrived approximately 1 minute before the aircrafts safe landing. Aircraft taxied in under its own power without issue. Fire trucks stood down. All appropriate agencies were notified. Minimal impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A20O0051: The pilot of a corporately registered Cessna 525A (registration N21RA) on route from Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Sault Ste Marie, ON (CYAM) declared an emergency shortly after departure due to a fuel pressure issue. The pilot shutdown the right engine (Williams, FJ-44), returned to Oshawa and landed without incident.

May 7, 2020

Incident at KAPUSKASING ON (CYYU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Airport Manager (APM) called to advise that a cargo aircraft, a North Star Air Ltd. Douglas DC3C (C-FWUI) went off the runway at Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU) at approximately 1220Z and was disabled. The runway was closed in order to unload the aircraft before removing it. NOTAM issued.
Aviation Incident Report #16612: At approximately 1245Z, a North Star Air Douglas DC3C (C-FWUI) from Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU) to Attawapiskat, ON (CYAT) broadcast on 122.2 their intentions to taxi on Runway 17 to 35 for a departure off of Runway 35 to CYAT. There was no reply on the frequency, so they proceeded to taxi. Approximately 3/4 of the way down Runway 15 to 35, a Thunder Airlines Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 (C-GGDC) on a flight to Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU) broadcast on 122.2 that they were 4 miles final for Runway 35. C-FWUI rushed its taxi to the end of the runway and, upon braking, the aircraft veered to the left and ended up on the soft portion of the field and got stuck. C-GGDC landed safely, there were no injuries and no apparent damage. The runway was closed for approximately 3 hours. C-FWUI was towed back to the apron for inspection. Unknown downtime at this time. Upon investigation, it was discovered that C-GGDC was not on the right frequency while on approach to CYYU.
Update TSB Report #A20O0048: The flight crew of a NorthStar Air Douglas DC-3 aircraft, (registration C-FWUI), equipped with turbine engines, was backtracking on Runway 35 at Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU). As the flight crew attempted to turn around at the end of the runway, the right brake seemed soft and not responsive. They attempted to slow the aircraft down with reverse power and braking, which caused the aircraft to swerve to the left, and go off the edge of the runway. While attempting to turn around on the grass, the left main wheel dug in and the aircraft became stuck. The flight crew shut down the engines and radioed for assistance. The aircraft was unloaded and pulled back onto the runway.

April 18, 2020

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A MAG Canada Diamond DA 42 (C-GCSO) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Dryden, ON (CYHD) reported a gear indication issue and conducted a series of low approaches in order for maintenance to check gear. On the third approach, C-GCSO declared MAYDAY, requested emergency response services (ERS) on standby and subsequently landed without further incident at 1916Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0033: C-GCSO, a Diamond DA42 aircraft registered to Mag Aerospace Canada Corp., was conducting a ferry flight from Springbank (CYBW), AB to Dryden (CYHD), ON. While on approach to land Runway 30 in CYHD, the pilot did not receive illumination of the three landing gear indication lights. The pilot conducted a go around to troubleshoot the issue and requested a flyby for visual inspection of the landing gear. Unable to confirm if the landing gear was down through visual inspection, the pilot conducted a manual gear extension in accordance with the QRH. Shortly after the manual gear extension, the pilot observed a momentary low fuel caution light and did not receive landing gear indication lights. The pilot conducted a second flyby for visual inspection, at which time the right ECU A fail light illuminated. The pilot selected ECU B, declared a MAYDAY, and landed immediately. Uncertain of the landing gear position and condition of the aircraft, the pilot shut down both engines on the landing roll for Runway 30, but the gear did not collapse. Emergency crews joined the pilot at the aircraft, an assessment was made, and no damage was found to the aircraft. The aircraft was towed off the runway and brought to the hangar for further assessment. The operators maintenance inspection revealed that illumination of the three landing gear indication lights was achieved when the cockpit flight instrument lighting dimming rheostat was turned up. The inspection and run-up of the right engine was also conducted with no faults found. It was proposed that the slip maneuver to check the landing gear may have caused a temporary drop in fuel pressure. The drop in fuel pressure may have caused an ECU A error and the system switched to ECU B, causing a temporary loss of power on the right engine.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16588: The Dryden, ON (CYHD) airport was informed by the Sioux Lookout Flight Services of possible landing gear issues on an inbound MAG Canada Diamond DA 42 (C-GCSO). Runway was closed via verbal NOTAM at 1916Z. Aircraft had no green lights in the cockpit, conducted a visual check with company mechanics, and landed without issue. Airport Manager (APM) and emergency crews on site were on standby. Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) approved aircraft removal. Runway check was done after all crews had cleared the area, and the runway was re-opened at 1939Z.

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.

February 22, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP)

Aviation Incident Report #16545: At approximately 1315Z, a radio call was received from a Rockcliffe Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GQUO) stating that they were on a 7 mile final for the simulated area navigation (RNAV) Runway 10, for a landing at Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP). Immediately following this call, an aircraft was heard departing Runway 28, which had them taking off directly into the path of C-GQUO. Hearing no radio calls of any kind prior to this, it was discovered it was an MNB Aviation Cessna 172M (C-FEUH). A call was made to C-GQUO to give them a heads up about the departing traffic when, all of a sudden, C-FEUH started talking on the radio. Both planes were able to communicate and avoid each other. C-GQUO departed the zone and C-FEUH remained in the circuit where it became apparent that there was a malfunction with their radio. C-FEUH landed, taxied in, and shut down. The radio is being examined by maintenance.

March 23, 2020

Incident at 20NM SSE LONDON ON (CYXU)

A Flightexec Gulfstream 200 (C-GRST/FEX200) from London, ON (CYXU) to Liberia, Costa Rica (MRLB) declared an emergency in Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZOB) airspace due to an indication issue and requested a return to CYXU. FEX200 subsequently cancelled the emergency because the indication cleared and returned to CYXU after a fuel dump. FEX200 landed CYXU at 1526Z without incident. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: This record replaces CADORS 2020H0035, as the region was changed due to a TSB update.
UPDATE TSB Record #A20O0035: Flightexec flight QG5MLI, a Gulfstream G-200 (C-GRST), departed London (CYXU), ON and was climbing through FL230 when the "Master Caution" illuminated and CAS displayed "R BLEED AIR". The flight crew notified ATC and levelled off, after which the QRH checklist was completed. The flight crew decided to not shut down the affected engine; an emergency was declared and the flight was cleared back to CYXU. The flight crew informed ATC that they had to dump fuel and were told to dump while over the Lake Erie area. During the fuel dump process the "R BLEED AIR" indication went away. Subsequently the flight crew cancelled the emergency and returned to CYXU, and landed without further incident.

March 30, 2020

Incident at 120NM SE THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SA227-DC (C-GJVW/BLS377) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) declared an emergency due to an engine fire light. BLS377 continued to CYQT with a single engine, and landed without incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20O0039: Bearskin Airlines flight BLS377, a Fairchild SA-227DC aircraft (C-GJVW), was on route from Sault St. Marie (CYAM), ON to Thunder Bay (CYQT), ON when the right engine (GARRETT, TPE331-12UHR) fire lights illuminated. The flight crew performed the emergency procedures, shut down the engine and declared an emergency. The aircraft continued to Thunder Bay and landed without incident. No evidence of fire was detected during inspection, maintenance are investigating the cause of the fire indication.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Metro 23 aircraft C-GJVW had an inflight engine fire indication. Engine was shut down, fire bottle was discharged and the aircraft landed safely in CYQT. Maintenance found that the fire control module was unserviceable (U/S) and was replaced. Aircraft returned to service after a successful test flight.

March 21, 2020

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A North Star Air Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GXTB/BF704) on a flight from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) declared an emergency due to a gear indication issue. Emergency services dispatched. The aircraft landed without incident at 1719Z. Runway was closed for 15 minutes. No impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0028: C-GXTB, a Pilatus PC-12/47 aircraft operated by North Star Air Ltd., was conducting flight BF704 from Thunder Bay (CYQT), ON to Sioux Lookout (CYXL), ON. On final approach to CYXL, the flight crew selected the landing gear down but did not receive a down and locked indication. The flight crew performed two flybys and the landing gear was observed to be extended. The flight crew declared an emergency and conducted the "Main Landing Gear Unlocked" checklist as per the QRH Emergency checklist. The subsequent landing was conducted safely and the flight crew shut down the engine on the runway. The passengers deplaned and the aircraft was towed to the apron. The operators maintenance personnel replaced the left main-landing-gear down-lock switch and conducted successful landing gear retraction tests.

March 13, 2020

Incident at DEDKI intersection

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOK/JZA7963) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) declared a PAN PAN due to shutting down Engine #1 for oil pressure. JZA7963 landed Runway 24L at Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) without further incident. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. This incident was caused by a failed O-Ring on the No. 1 engine scavenge oil filter. The scavenge oil filter was replaced on the overnight work package in CYUL and this was the first flight afte. A leak check was carried out as per the Aircraft Maitenance Manual (AMM). CYYZ maintenance found the No. 1 engine soaked in oil and troubleshooting led to a leak at the scavenge filter bowl and failed O-ring. The O-ring was replaced, engine runs carried out, and the aircraft returned to service. There has been no recurrence. A Safety Management System (SMS) report was filed by maintenance and a follow-up was conducted by Quality Assurance (QA). The follow-up suggests the left engine oil scavenge filter cover packing was damaged during installation and this condition went undetected during the post installation leak check.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20O0030: C-GGOK, a De Havilland DHC-8-400 aircraft was conducting Jazz Aviation LP flight JZA7963 from Montreal/Pierre Eliott Trudeau (CYUL), QC to Toronto Billy Bishop (CYTZ), ON. During the approach, the flight crew received a low oil pressure indication on the number 1 engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada, PW150A). The flight crew followed the QRH and shutdown the engine, declared a PAN PAN and diverted to Toronto/LBPIA (CYYZ), ON. The aircraft landed without further incident.

February 14, 2020

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

A Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GJVO/BLS371) from Timmins, ON (CYTS) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) rejected its take-off from Runway 21 at 1352Z due to an instrument malfunction. Aircraft vacated runway to perform engine tests. Advised unable to depart and shutting down at 1357Z.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020O0291 / AOR 261775-V1 deleted.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Aircraft C-GJVO had a rejected take-off due to the #2 engine indicating 97% torque at take-off. Maintenance rectification as follows: Swapped bridges on torque signal conditioner from bridge 2 to 1 and calibrated as per Engine Maintenance Manual (EMM). Several runs completed and aircraft checked serviceable.

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

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GJVO/BLS371) from Timmins, ON (CYTS) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) rejected its take-off from Runway 21 at 1352Z due to an instrument malfunction. Aircraft vacated the runway to perform engine tests. Advised unable to depart and shutting down at 1357Z.

February 13, 2020

Incident at 36NM PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

A Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV/WSG821) from Kingfisher Lake, ON (CNM5) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) reported abnormally high oil pressure in engine number 1 and advised diverting to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL). Emergency declared. No impact to operations. Aircraft landed safely without incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0011: C-GJSV, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways LP., was conducting flight WSG821 from Kingfisher Lake (CNM5), ON to Sioux Lookout (CYXL), ON. After departure from CNM5 the flight crew noticed that the left engine oil temperature was climbing. All other engine indications were normal. When the aircraft levelled off in cruise, the oil temperature had increased to 115°-120° and was still climbing. The flight crew communicated with the operators maintenance personnel and elected to divert to Pickle Lake (CYPL), ON. The oil temperature continued to climb to the maximum gauge indication. The flight crew declared an emergency and the landing in CYPL was conducted without further incident. Once on the ground the flight crew shut down the left engine and taxied to the apron. The operators maintenance personnel cleaned the connection at the oil temperature probe.

January 31, 2020

Incident at KINGFISHER LAKE ON (CNM5)

A 2080061 Ontario Inc. Fairchild SA227-TT (C-FRPX) reported to the Winnipeg Area Control Centre (ACC) that MAYDAY was heard from a Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (WSG814) on a flight from Wunnumin Lake, ON (CKL3) to Kingfisher Lake, ON (CNM5) due to an electrical fire in the flight deck. Wasaya Airways contacted the Winnipeg area control centre (ACC) controller to advise that WSG814 had landed safely in CNM5. No impact to operations. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) advised.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0006: C-GANF. a de Havilland DHC-8-102 operated by Wasaya Airways as flight WSG814, was enroute from Wunnumin Lake (CKL3), ON to Pickle Lake (CYPL), ON with two flight crew members on board. While in cruise at 12000 feet, the aircraft experienced failure of the left side and overhead instrument panel. The crew was able to make radio contact with a nearby aircraft and advised them of their situation and that they would be diverting the aircraft to Kingfisher Lake (CNM5), ON. The nearby aircraft was able to activate the runway lights at CNM5 and relayed a MAYDAY to the Winnipeg ACC. While on base leg, the crew of WSG814 reported a strong smell of fumes in the cockpit. The aircraft then landed safely and was stopped on the runway where both engines were shut down and the master switch was turned off. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged. It was reported that the following circuit breakers had tripped: #1 Air Data Computer, #1 Radar Altimeter, 3 separate lighting breakers and 2 annunciator breakers. An inspection of the aircraft by the operators maintenance personal revealed an unserviceable left starter-generator. The starter-generator was replaced and the aircraft was flown to base under the authority of a ferry flight permit for further inspection.

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