August 16, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Cargair Piper PA-23-250 (C-GARI) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) declared “PAN PAN” at approximately 3 NM on final for Runway 24R after one of its engines failed. Emergency services were notified. C-GARI landed without incident on Runway 24R at 1556Z. Emergency services were cancelled. No impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0069: C-GARI, a Cargair Ltée. Piper PA-23-250 was on a visual flight rules training flight from the Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) airport with a pilot in training and an instructor on board. As the aircraft was approaching to land on Runway 24R, the left engine began vibrating. The instructor noticed major power variations and decided to cut the left engine as a precautionary measure. An emergency was declared when the aircraft was 3 NM from the threshold of Runway 24R. The aircraft landed without incident and emergency services were called off.

June 20, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

TSB Report #A21Q0047: A Les Hélicoptères Canadiens Airbus AS355N helicopter (C-FXIH) was on a visual flight rules flight from Sept-îles, QC (CYZV) to the IOC helipad at approximately 4 NM south-west. Shortly after take-off, the red “REG” warning light lit up and extinguished at the same time as the Ng fluctuations (engine gas generator) appeared. An intermittent aural warning sounded, indicating rotor revolution overspeed (RPM); however, the pilot noticed that the RPM were in the normal functional range. Following this, the “ENG P” and “R/H GEN” warning lights lit up and the “delta Ng” indicator of engine number 2 squawked zero. The pilot followed procedures for continuing the flight with only one functioning engine. The aircraft turned back and landed without issue on Taxiway Bravo at CYZV. Maintenance crew found that the digital engine control unit (DECU) had reacted to a faulty overspeed warning and had cut the fuel feed on engine number 2.

July 14, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 200 (C-GCLQ/LSJ447) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) declared an emergency due to an indication of a fire in the left engine. The aircraft landed at CYQB safely at 1201Z. Runway 24 was closed from 1201Z to 1235Z. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0057: A Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 200 (C-GCLQ/LSJ447) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) with 2 crew members on board. While the aircraft was at an altitude of 5,000 ft ASL during a climb, the crew declared an emergency due to the indication of a fire in the left engine and asked to return to CYQB. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist was completed and the engine was shut down, but the engine fire indication remained. The aircraft landed without incident at CYQB at 1202Z (UTC). The crew evacuated the aircraft on the runway. There were no injuries. An inspection determined that the engine fire detection wires were providing false indications when they were moving. The wiring was repaired.

July 2, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (PSC587) of Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB), en route to Bonaventure, QC (CYVB), reported an engine failure and requested to be rerouted to CYQB. PSC587 declared an emergency. PSC587 landed on Runway 06 at 1420Z without incident. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0055: A Pascan Aviation British Arerospace Jetstream 3212 (C-GPSK/PSC587) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Bonaventure, QC (CYVB). While the aircraft was in cruise flight, while passing over the VODIX fix, the “Duct Light On” right engine warning light illuminated. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist was completed and the crew shut the engine down. An emergency was declared and the crew then requested to divert to CYQB. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 06 at CYQB.

May 23, 2021

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A MAG Canada Aero Commander 500B (C-GJMA) from Geraldton (Greenstone Regional), ON (CYGQ) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO), inbound, advised of a left engine failure when 3NM from CYVO. 911 was notified. C-GJMA landed on Runway 36 at 2103Z without incident, left the runway via Taxiway E, then became immobilised. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0037: A MAG Aerospace Canada Aero Commander 500B (C-GJMA) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Greenstone Regional, ON (CYGQ) to Maniwaki, QC (CYMW), with 2 crew members on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight, about 60 NM west of Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO), the crew observed a drop in oil pressure from the left engine (IO-540-E1A5) indicator. The crew then requested to be rerouted to CYVO. On approach, the oil pressure continued to drop and the “Low Oil Pressure” indicator lit up. The crew shut off the engine as a precautionary measure. The aircraft landed without incident at CYVO. No injuries. On the ground, inspection showed that the left engine’s magneto had loosened and had caused an engine oil leak. No other damage or faults were detected.

May 11, 2021

Accident at In the vicinity of: Les Escoumins, QC

Several aircraft reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal, between 1444Z and 1446Z, near Les Escoumins, QC. During the call to the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Halifax, the JRCC advised that a Heli/Express Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GHEX) had crashed. Emergency services had not been deployed. No injuries. No service provided by NAV CANADA. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0024: C-GHEX, an Aerospatiale AS350 B2 helicopter operated by Heli-Express Inc., was on a slinging flight along a high voltage line 1.7NM north of Les Escoumins, QC. The tail rotor gearbox and tail rotor separated from the helicopter while in flight. The pilot released the sling load and proceeded to a dirt runway not far from their position for an emergency landing. During the approach, there was a deceleration and the helicopter began to turn on itself towards the left. The pilot was unable to regain control of the helicopter and decided to cut off the fuel supply to stop the rotational movement and attempt a landing without an engine. The aircraft struck the ground hard in an upright position, without tipping over to the side. The emergency locator transmitter was activated. A second helicopter touched down shortly thereafter with rescuers and the injured pilot was transported to hospital.

April 13, 2021

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

A Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJJF/PRO4320) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to the loss of an engine. PRO4320 landed safely at 0528Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0017: C-GJJF, a Beechcraft BE10 operated by Propair under the callsign PRO4320, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). While the aircraft was in cruising flight, about 30 minutes from CYUL, the parameters of one of the 2 engines (Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28) began to give erratic indications. The crew shut down the engine as a precaution, and declared an emergency (PAN PAN). The aircraft landed safely at CYUL. Maintenance replaced an FCU and the aircraft was returned to service.

March 17, 2021

Incident at 6NM NW LA MACAZA / MONT-TREMBLANT INTL INC QC (CYFJ)

At 1132Z, a Dynamitage Castonguay Piper PA-31 (C-GLAZ) on a flight from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) informed the air traffic controller (ATC) of an engine problem and requested to be rerouted to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU). At 1136Z, C-GLAZ declared an emergency and informed ATC that it was descending to land at La Macaza/Mont-Tremblant, QC (CYFJ). The aircraft landed safely at 1152Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0021: C-GLAZ, a privately operated Piper PA-31, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Val dOr, QC (CYVO) to Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) with a pilot and 3 passengers on board. After approximately 40 minutes of flight at a cruising altitude of 9,000 feet ASL, the pilot noticed a drizzle of oil on the right engine cover. The engine oil pressure reading was normal. As a precaution, the pilot requested ATC authorization to divert to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) and climb to an altitude of 11,000 feet. Shortly thereafter, one of the passengers informed the pilot that they saw a significant accumulation of oil on the right wing flap of the aircraft. The engine oil pressure gauge read lower. The pilot decided to shut down the right engine as a precaution. Given the aircrafts proximity to La Macaza/Mont-Tremblant, QC (CYFJ), the pilot advised ATC of the situation and of their intention to land at CYFJ by performing a visual approach. The aircraft touched down safely on Runway 21.

March 2, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

At Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB), an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was operating on board an aircraft that was undergoing maintenance. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was already aware. The aircraft was located and the ELT was shut off at 1813Z.

February 20, 2021

Accident at 4839N / 07151W

A privately registered Robinson R44 II on a flight to Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) crashed under unknown circumstances.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: A privately registered R44 helicopter, on a local flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC), crashed near Saint-Henri de Taillon, QC, in the vicinity of Lac Saint-Jean. There were 2 souls on board who sustained minor injuries. Emergency crews arrived on the scene and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has been notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0006: A privately registered Robinson R44 helicopter, was on a visual flight rules flight to and from Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) airport with a pilot and one passenger on board. The pilot was hovering about 20 or 30 feet from the ground in front of a chalet located on the shores of Lac St-Jean, in the Saint-Henri-de-Taillon sector. As the pilot turned to the right, the helicopter lost altitude. The pilot attempted to sustain the aircraft at the lower altitude, but had to land the helicopter in the snow. The left skid sank and the helicopter flipped over. When the aircraft came to a stop, the pilot shut down the engine, which was still running. The pilot and passenger evacuated and sustained minor injuries. The helicopter sustained significant damage. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) did not activate.

October 29, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A 9519 Investments Ltd. Cessna 560 Citation Ultra (C-GHCW) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) departed and, on initial contact with the Vancouver (VR) area control centre (ACC), reported a mechanical issue and requested to return to CYXS. C-GHCW was vectored for the approach and landed safely. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. After takeoff, one engine became unresponsive. An indication of N1 overspeed occurred, so the throttle was moved about 3 inches, with no response. Then, an N2 overspeed indication occurred, so the engine was shut down. The fuel control unit is being replaced for troubleshooting.

October 2, 2021

Incident at 6000N / 13740W

A Kalitta Charters II Boeing 747-400 (CKS652) from Anchorage, AK (PANC) to Miami Intl, FL (KMIA) reported a fuel issue and they turned off #1 engine, leaving them operating with 3 engines.

August 15, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

During a stop-and-go on Runway 19 at Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), a Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Piper PA-34-200 (C-GTYH) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) advised the tower that it had a flat tire. Runway 19 was temporarily shut down. Minimum impact to operations.

July 15, 2021

Incident at GANGES BC (Water) (CAX6)

A Seair Seaplanes Ltd. Cessna 208 (C-GIGO), while being pushed from the dock, started its engines. The deckhand lost control while holding the rope, resulting in contact with a Harbour Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-3 (C-GUTW), which was docked adjacent. Significant damage to both aircraft.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0058: C-GIGO, a float equipped Cessna 208 aircraft operated by Seair Seaplanes Ltd., was preparing to conduct a flight from Ganges Harbour, BC (CAX6) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 1 crew member on board. Prior to the engine starting, the dockhand assisting the pilot untied the guide rope and held it in their hand. When the engine started, the aircraft travelled forward, pulling the rope from the dockhand. The aircraft began travelling forward until the propeller of C-GIGO struck the rear of C-GUTW, a float equipped DHC-3T operated by Harbour Air. After the initial prop strike, the pilot of C-GIGO quickly shut down the engine, as the aircraft rotated 90 degrees, striking C-GUTW with the right-hand (RH) wing. C-GUTW was tied to the dock with no one on board during the occurrence. There were no injuries; both aircraft sustained substantial damage.

June 26, 2021

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

At Campbell River, BC (CYBL), a Sealand Flight Ltd. Cessna 172I (C-GCYR) accidentally activated its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) at 2115Z. The ELT was shut off at 2117Z.

May 20, 2021

Incident at 30NM E Kelowna (CYLW)

A JimJet Resources Inc. Cessna 414A (C-FZAM) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) declared an emergency due to mechanical trouble. C-FZAM shut down one engine and landed at Kelowna, BC (CYLW) without incident.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0037: C-FZAM, a privately operated Cessna 414A, was conducting a flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) with 1 pilot on board. While in cruise at 21 000 feet ASL, approximately 30NM East of Kelowna, BC (CYLW), the pilot observed a slight drop in fuel flow to the right engine, a Teledyne Continental Motors TSIO-520-NB (S/N: 504315). A short time later, the fuel flow dropped rapidly, followed by reduced engine power. The pilot completed the emergency checklist for a suspected engine driven fuel pump failure, which calls for the Auxiliary Pump set to high, and this restored fuel flow and engine power to normal. The pilot elected to divert to CYLW and conduct a precautionary landing. During the descent into CYLW, the aircraft experienced significant vibrations, with the right-hand engine power fluctuating. The pilot declared a "MAYDAY", shut down the right engine, and proceeded with a single engine approach and landing. The aircraft landed without further incident. There were no injuries. Subsequent maintenance actions revealed the right-hand engine driven fuel pump had experienced partially seized internals but the shaft was still intact, which allowed the pump to cavitate and/or continue pumping fuel, creating power fluctuations. The fuel pump was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

April 29, 2021

Incident at 20NM E PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

The flight service station (FSS) received a notification from the area control centre (ACC) that a Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd. Beech 1900 (PCO866) from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had declared a MAYDAY due to a lost engine. PCO866 landed at CYZT without incident at 0026Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0029: C-FPCV, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Textron Beech 1900C, was conducting flight PCO866 from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 2 flight crew members and 9 passengers on board. When climbing through 16 000 feet ASL, the aircraft began to yaw to the right. The aircrafts RH engine, a PT6A-65B (S/N: PCE32157), was indicating a significant reduction in torque and an increased inter-stage turbine temperature (ITT). As the ITT continued to increase, a burning smell was perceived in the cockpit. The flight crew carried out a precautionary engine shutdown. The pilot that was monitoring declared an emergency (MAYDAY) and made the request to return to CYZT. The aircraft landed without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions revealed the engines compressor turbine disk had experienced a blade failure, leading to other blades on the disk to fail. The operators maintenance has indicated that with the compressor no longer turning at an optimal speed, the engine power was reduced and was accompanied by a build up of heat. The engines abnormally hot bleed air entering the air cycle machine (ACM) likely created the burning smell. The operator has shipped the engine to the manufacturer for a comprehensive teardown.

April 8, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Mooney M20K from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) reported a faint emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal on the ground as it taxied in and shut down. The ELT signal could only be heard by the tower on the hand-held radio (NICAN) with the squelch on. The incident was reported to the shift manager.

February 25, 2021

Incident at INVERMERE BC (CAA8)

A Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. Bell 407 (C-GVIH) was completing work for BC Hydro near Invermere, BC (CAA8), with a pilot and 2 passengers (PAX) on board. Upon return to CAA8 at the end of the workday, the pilot observed a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operating 50 meters from the helicopter. The RPAS was described as a large one, with a width of approximately 16 inches by 18 inches. The pilot landed the helicopter without further issues, but they confronted the RPAS operator upon landing, who was standing near the helipad. The pilot was unclear why the RPAS operator was flying the RPAS at the airport, but the pilot believes that the RPAS operator was attempting to film landing and departing aircraft. The RPAS operator did not have a radio capable of ground to air communications and was therefore unaware of aircraft operating in the area. The RPAS operator claimed to be a licensed operator, and they gave the helicopter pilot their contact information. The 2 BC Hydro employees in the back have filed reports with BC Hydro (their employer), as all 3 persons onboard the helicopter were "rattled" by the occurrence. A Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigator discussed the situation with the "defacto" airport operator, and the airport operator was not informed of any RPAS activity happening at the airport that day.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16995: The operator of a DJI Inspire 2 drone was operating at Invermere, BC (CAA8). The operator was flying the drone approximately 5 to 8 meters above ground level (AGL) while filming the pilot of a Cessna 177 and 2 passengers pushing the aircraft. The operator was in direct communications with the pilot of the Cessna 177 as they were only 20 meters apart. The drone had just commenced when a Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. Bell 407 (C-GVIH) on a flight to Invermere, BC (CAA8) arrived on short final. The drone operator did not have communication with C-GVIH. The drone operator brought their drone back toward the take-off area, which was just beside the hangar, while always maintaining sight with C-GVIH and keeping the drone at a low level. C-GVIH landed without incident and shut down. The drone operator moved the drone further from the hangar area, but continued to hover at a low level. The drone operator landed shortly after C-GVIHs flight operations had ended. C-GVIH and the drone operator communicated about the failure in communications and radio protocol.

February 27, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

An Okanagan Aviation Academy Inc. Piper PA-30 (C-FCCM) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) experienced an engine stall while conducting a touch-and-go. The aircraft exited the runway at Taxiway B. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. A Piper PA-30 aircraft (C-FCCM) experienced an engine stall/shut down on a planned touch-and-go. The chief flight instructor reported that the student went to full idle too quickly and firmly moved the throttles past the "idle" detent to the "throttle cut-off" position on the left throttle. Moving past the throttle cut-off position is used when an engine "diesels" during shut down, in order to cut off the engine when mixture alone does not shut down the engine. The student was debriefed and the issue will be reviewed with the instructors to ensure it is covered with future students.

February 9, 2021

Incident at 83NM ESE PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Dornier 328-100 (C-FDYN/GLR8438) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) declared PAN PAN due to an oil indication. The aircraft continued to its destination, where it landed without incident at 1730Z. No operational impact. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0009: C-FDYN, a Central Mountain Air Dornier DO-328 aircraft, was conducting flight GLR8438 from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) with 3 crew members and 11 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL240, the flight crew noticed indications of oil pressure fluctuations on the right engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PW119B). ATC advised the flight crew that the flight would be required to hold prior to commencing the approach at CYXS due to traffic. The flight crew declared a PAN PAN and landed as soon as practical, without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions revealed the engines no. 3 and no. 4 bearing labyrinth seals were leaking air and pressurizing the bearing cavity, to the point where oil had been pushed out into the intercompressor turbine case and overboard, into both the cowling and the exhaust burn-off ducts. The operator has coordinated with the engine manufacturer and has indicated that the engine requires replacement.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. It was noted that the oil level was a little low upon the aircrafts landing in Prince George, BC (CYXS). There was also some oil present in the cowling, suggesting a potential leak at first evaluation. The oil was cleaned up and ground runs were performed, and the oil fluctuations did not reappear. The oil pressure and temperature were steady at all power settings. After shut down, it was noticed that oil was dripping from the cowling collector drain ports, but there was no evidence of further leaks. Oil dripping from the drains is not uncommon, after noting previous oil in the cowling area, as this is the common dump point for all scavenge or ported oil. Oil levels were still maintained at required levels. The aircraft was ground run for another 30 minutes, with no fluctuation in oil pressure. The aircraft was ferried back to Calgary, empty, for further analysis. Analysis result from Calgary, after multiple runs and tests, is currently pointing towards the internal #3 or #4 bearing labyrinth seal leaking air, and thus pressurizing the bearing cavity to the point of pushing oil out into the inter-compressor turbine case and overboard, into both the cowling and the exhaust burn-off duct. This is an internal fault of the engine that, although is not typical, is something that has been present in many turbo-prop engines in the past. Pratt & Whitney have been notified of all the tests and runs, and agree that the inner bearing seal has most likely failed and will require the replacement of the engine.

January 25, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZG/JZA8256) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported smoke in the cockpit and evacuated the aircraft. The aircraft was still at the terminal. No operational impact.
Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 1735Z, on January 25, 2021, the captain of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZG/JZA8256) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared an emergency due to smoke in the flight deck and cabin and initiated a rapid deplanement of passengers through the front and back doors. The aircraft was being de-iced at the gate in CYCD in preparation for departure to CYVR when smoke fumes entered the flight deck and cabin via the auxiliary power unit (APU). Emergency crews responded.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0004: C-GJZG, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402, was scheduled for a flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 4 crew and 47 passengers onboard. During de-ice operations at the gate, the auxiliary power unit (APU) ingested de-ice glycol, causing smoke and fumes to enter both the cockpit and the cabin. The captain shut down the aircraft and ordered an evacuation over the public announcement system. The cabin crew directed passengers through the front left main cabin door and both aft exits boarding stairs were moved to the aft left exit part way through the evacuation. The ground crew observed the deplaning and ceased de-ice operations at the right wing. Emergency crews responded, but were not required. There was 1 minor injury reported by a passenger to the Nanaimo Airport Commission. Maintenance confirmed the smoke and fumes were from de-ice glycol entering the aircraft through the APU bleed system. The APU was ground run to purge all glycol from the system and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 16, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The nose wheel of a Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GDDP) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) fell off during a touch-and-go. Air traffic control (ATC) noticed and advised the pilot. The aircraft circled until emergency vehicles were at the airport and then landed on Runway 26L. All occupants exited the aircraft safely, but the aircraft was disabled on the runway. Other traffic was moved to Runway 26R.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0002: C-GDDP, a Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Diamond DA 20-C1, was conducting circuit training at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) with 1 instructor and 1 student onboard. The lesson was focused on short-field take-offs and soft field landings. During the 5th circuit, the crew observed a small vibration upon touchdown, however, the vibration was minimal due to the back pressure on the flight controls as part of the soft field landing procedure. Once flaps were selected to take-off, the vibration increased slightly and then the aircraft became airborne. On the cross-wind leg, the CYPK tower advised the pilot that the aircraft may have lost the nose wheel. The pilot conducted a "low and over" while the tower confirmed that the nose wheel had departed the aircraft. The aircraft was put into an orbit above CYPK while emergency crews were assembled on the ground and checklists were completed in the aircraft. Approximately 25 minutes later, the aircraft landed. During the landing, the aircraft was operated at a reduced airspeed, with the fuel and magnetos shut off. The front nose gear strut broke off the aircraft and the aircraft slid to a stop on the front lower engine cowl. There were no injuries and no fire.

November 12, 2021

Incident at 18NM NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

A Voyageur Airways Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GIXT/VAL200) from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA) declared "PAN PAN" with no. 2 engine shutdown, and requested a return to CYYB. VAL200 landed at CYYB at 1704Z, without further incident (WOFI). The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit attended the aircraft on the runway. After ARFF inspection, the aircraft taxied to the ramp under its own power. No impact to operations.

July 28, 2021

Incident at HANOVER / SAUGEEN MUNI ON (CYHS) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

Aviation Incident Report #17212: A privately registered Cessna 172E from Kincardine, ON (CYKM) to Hanover/Saugeen, ON (CYHS) landed Runway 19 and made a radio call advising they were clear of the runway on Taxiway Bravo. The aircraft was taxiing north on Bravo toward the north hangars when an Airport Managers vehicle (Chevrolet Trailblazer) departed the terminal and arrived near the end of the taxiway. It was left unattended, parked on the taxiway, and blocking the aircraft. The aircraft manoeuvred off of Taxiway Bravo in order to continue to the airport. After the aircraft was shut down, the Airport Manager returned to their vehicle and departed down the taxiway.

July 17, 2021

Incident at KILLARNEY ON (CPT2)

Aviation Incident Report #17190: While on approach, a privately registered Beech 36 on a flight to Killarney, ON (CPT2) used the callsign "Bonanza" for the entirety of operations within the airspace. Upon calling the aircraft and requesting its registration, the aircraft obliged; however, it went back to using only "Bonanza" as its callsign until it shut down on the apron at CPT2.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17189: A privately registered Beech 36 on a flight to Killarney, ON (CPT2) landed, taxied to the apron, and parked backwards (relative to tie-downs and other aircraft). After the aircraft was shut down, the ground crew advised the pilot to grab the tow bar and help turn the aircraft around. The pilot became unruly and demanded an explanation as they wanted to park in that position due to light winds. The ground crew advised that the pilot could park in the direction they were facing if they pushed the aircraft over to the other side of the apron. The pilot responded with a profanity.

May 2, 2021

Incident at PARRY SOUND AREA MUNI ON (CNK4)

Aviation Incident Report #17106: At Parry Sound, ON (CNK4), a 2341224 Ontario Inc. Cessna 340A (C-GZSN) was parked at the fuel tanks for refuelling and asked the Airport Fueler to use 100 LL. The aircraft has placards next to the fuel caps indicating "AVGAS/100 LL only". The aircraft later lined up for departure Runway 35 on a flight from Parry Sound, ON (CNK4) to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ). Upon rotation, at maximum power for takeoff, both engines began to surge and run erratically. The pilot tried adjusting the power settings to reduce the surge, but was unsuccessful. The pilot scanned the engine instruments and noticed excessively high cylinder head temperature (CHT) on both engines. They executed a teardrop 180-degree turn and made an emergency landing on Runway 17, taxied to the main apron, and shut down the aircraft. The aircraft had been filled with JET-A. The aircraft has been grounded at CNK4 for a maintenance inspection and approval to ferry it back to CYKZ for additional maintenance.

April 26, 2021

Incident at WINGHAM / RICHARD W. LeVAN ON (CPR7) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Aerodrome - visual aids, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

Aviation Incident Report #17068: At Wingham/Richard W. LeVan, ON (CPR7), it was reported that the fuel pumps were shut off without an update to the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) and NOTAMs concerning model jets were not issued. Additionally, lighting and the global positioning system (GPS) approach require maintenance.

October 18, 2021

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

A Chartright Air Inc. Canadair CL600-2A12 (C-GPAJ/HRT056) from West Palm Beach, FL (KPBI) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared a "PAN PAN" on the downwind for Runway 24L and advised shutting down its left engine. HRT056 landed on Runway 24L at 0016Z without further incident. No operational impact.

July 11, 2021

Incident at 130NM E PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

TSB Report #A21C0070: C-FNIJ, an ATR 72-212A aircraft operated by North Star Air Ltd., was conducting flight BF104 from Kashechewan, ON (CZKE) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL). At approximately 130 miles east of CYPL, the flight crew heard a noise and observed the left "Chip Detector" warning light illuminate. They then actioned the QRHs "Engine Fail" in-flight checklist and shut down the engine (Pratt and Whitney-Canada PW127F), as per SOPs. The flight crew declared an emergency and continued to CYPL, where they carried out an uneventful landing. The aircraft was shut down on the runway and maintenance towed the aircraft to the apron. During a subsequent maintenance inspection, the left AGB chip detector was removed and oil was drained. Metal particles were observed on the chip detector and in the oil. The left engine (S/N PCE-PY0070) was removed and sent for repair.

September 5, 2021

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

A privately registered Cirrus SR22 from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Brantford, ON (CYFD) received a pre-taxi clearance and departure validation for Runway 28. The aircraft aborted its takeoff due to an engine issue, and then returned to the main apron for high power engine tests and shut down. The aircraft departed Runway 28 at 1525Z without issue.

June 26, 2021

Incident at 200NM SE THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

TSB Report #A21O0049: On June 26, 2021, a Thunder Airlines Mitsubishi MU-2, operating as THU890, was conducting a flight from Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT). At approximately 0655 UTC, 200NM southeast of CYQT, the right engine oil pressure decreased, followed by a loss of torque. The flight crew elected to shut down the engine as a precautionary measure and conducted a single engine approach and landing at CYQT. There were no injuries and no aircraft damage. A post-flight inspection revealed that the engine oil filter housing was cracked.

August 4, 2021

Incident at 5044N / 09440W

A Fast Air Beech 200 (C-GFAV/PBR615) from Wunnumin Lake, ON (CKL3) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported a requirement to shut down its number 2 engine. The Winnipeg (WG) tower arranged for the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit to meet the aircraft upon arrival. PBR615 landed on Runway 18 without further incident at 1505Z. No operational impact.

July 23, 2021

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Canadian Warplane Heritage Victory Aircraft Avro Lancaster MK-X (C-GVRA) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) experienced a hydraulic problem and declared "PAN PAN". The aircraft requested emergency services to be on standby.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0058: On July 22, 2021, C-GVRA, a Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster MK X aircraft, was conducting an annual, recurrent pilot training at Hamilton, ON (CYHM). On the climb-out after takeoff, the pilots noticed zero hydraulic pressure. The pilots were able to successfully lower the landing gear, but could only select partial flaps due to the loss of hydraulic pressure. The pilots declared a "PAN PAN", completed the circuit and landed without further incident. The aircraft was shut down on the runway and towed in for inspection. The company completed an internal investigation and SMS report. A Service Difficulty Report was submitted to Transport Canada. Their post-flight inspection revealed that a flange connecting a hydraulic line in the right landing gear wheel well had failed, which resulted in the loss of hydraulic oil. The part was replaced, and the aircraft was returned to service.

June 6, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / DOWNSVIEW ON (CYZD)

TSB Report #A21O0041: C-GUSF, a Bombardier BD-700-1A10 (Global 6000) aircraft, was carrying out the engine relight portion of a standard production flight test. The aircraft was at FL310 in a test flight area, when the left engine (Rolls Royce BR700-710A2-20) was shut down as required by the test. Following the shutdown, the flight crew determined that a restart of the engine should not be attempted due to a Full Authority Digital Engine/Electronics Control (FADEC) fault indication. The relevant checklists were actioned, the flight crew declared a "PAN PAN" and advised Air Traffic Control (ATC) that the aircraft was operating on a single engine and returning to Downsview, ON (CYZD). The flight crew followed standard single-engine operations procedures and landed safely at CYZD.

April 10, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP)

Aviation Incident Report #17042: A privately registered Quad City Challenger II from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) was just over the threshold of Runway 10 when the winds that were gusting suddenly died. Prior to the incident, winds were from the southeast (SE) and the Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) aerodrome routine meteorological report (METAR) indicated a wind speed of 8 knots (kts). The aircraft dropped, resulting in a hard landing. The left main landing gear sustained structural failure and cracked in half. The aircraft veered to the left, off of the runway, and came to rest in the grass. The left wing came into contact with the runway marker. The engine was shut down and secured. There were no injuries and both occupants exited the aircraft. Upon inspection of the broken gear leg, it was noted that the failure occurred at the site of the bolt hole, located mid-shaft of the gear leg where the cross wires insert.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17040 and #17041: At approximately 1525Z, a privately registered Quad City Challenger II from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) was reported to be disabled on Runway 10. The aircraft appeared to have sustained damage to its undercarriage assembly. The runway sign was also damaged. There were no injuries. The pilot indicated the aircraft was right over the numbers on Runway 10 when it was hit by a gust of wind, causing the aircraft to stall and drop, buckling the left main gear and right main nose gear, and causing it to turn where it came to rest on top of a runway sign on the north side of the runway. The Airport Manager was advised at 1532Z. The aircraft was moved to the hangar at 1700Z.

July 13, 2021

Incident at 77NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Voyageur Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GKON/VAL103) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) advised that it had a #1 engine indication problem and requested a diversion to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). Upon checking in with the terminal at 0700Z, on 128.8 MHz, the aircraft advised it had shut down its #1 engine and were declaring an emergency. VAL103 landed on Runway 05 in CYYZ at 0719Z without further incident (WOFI) and remained on the runway until it was towed off at 0756Z. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) re-opened Runway 05 at 0805Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0054: Voyageur Airways flight VAL103, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft, was on route from Hamilton/John C. Munro, ON (CYHM) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) when the flight crew advised ATC of a number 1 engine oil pressure indication issue and requested a diversion to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). The flight crew carried out the QRH procedure and attempted to feather the engine. The engine oil pressure continued to drop and the flight crew shutdown the engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120A). An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without further incident in CYYZ. Voyageur maintenance inspected the aircraft and the fault was determined to be an "O" ring connecting the pressure tube to the oil cooler that had failed. The defect was rectified and the aircraft was returned to service, with no additional defects found.

February 21, 2021

Incident at CHATHAM-KENT ON (CYCK)

Aviation Incident Report #17000: At 1943Z, a privately registered Cessna 177RG on a flight to Chatham-Kent, ON (CYCK) landed on Runway 24 and backtracked to the turnaround bay. The aircraft called and advised it was clear of the active runway and shut down, but it was actually parked in the turnaround bay. The aircraft departed at 1948Z. No impact on operations.

July 6, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

A MAG Canada Cessna 337G (C-FIKM) from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) reported that its rear engine had been shut down. The aircraft requested emergency vehicles on standby for its arrival. C-FIKM landed safely and exited Runway at 2207Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0063: C-FIKM, a Cessna 337G aircraft operated by MAG Aerospace Canada, was conducting fire detection/bird dog operations in the vicinity of Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) with only the pilot onboard. While in cruise, the rear engine RPM began to fluctuate. The pilot conducted a precautionary shutdown of the rear engine and returned to CYPL. AARF was put on standby and the aircraft then landed safely. A subsequent inspection of the system revealed an indication issue with the RPM gauge.

June 7, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

A 4629079 Manitoba Ltd. Cessna A185F (C-GGMP) from Bangor, ME (KBGR) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) called the flight information centre (FIC) at 2355Z to shut down their flight plan. The FIC had received the proposed flight plan, but did not receive any departure or flight plan activation message. (CADORS 2021Q1406 deleted due to incorrect region)

Accident at 4907N / 08757W

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised that a Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc. Bell 214ST (C-GDYZ) had crashed due to a tail rotor problem. The pilot declared "Mayday" before the impact and a company helicopter was able to retrieve the pilot from the site.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0052: C-GDYZ, a Bell 214ST helicopter operated by Helicopter Transport Services, was returning from fire suppression operations to Nipigon, ON, while carrying a Bambi bucket on a 150 foot long-line. While cruising at 3000 feet above sea level, at approximately 70 knots, the pilot noticed a vibration in the tail rotor pedals, accompanied by a grinding noise. The low oil-pressure warning lights of the two tail-rotor gearboxes illuminated, followed immediately by a loss of yaw control. The pilot released the long-line, declared a "Mayday" on the 126.7 MHz enroute frequency, and conducted a forced landing. The helicopter landed heavily and came to rest on its left side. The pilot, who was wearing a helmet and lap belt, sustained serious injuries. The pilot shut down the engines and was able to exit the aircraft. Another helicopter responded to the Mayday call and was able to land within a few hundred yards of the crash site. The injured pilot was transported to the Thunder Bay hospital. The ELT activated and there was no fire. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The TSB is investigating.

May 30, 2021

Incident at KINGSTON ON (CYGK)

A Toronto Airways Inc. Cessna 172S (C-FWLQ) was on a flight plan from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) with a stop in Kingston, ON (CYGK). The aircraft was observed on the NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS) entering the control zone without communication. Multiple calls were attempted by the flight service station (FSS), with no success. C-FWLQ landed on Runway 07 at 1405Z and taxied to the apron. The aircraft contacted the FSS after shut down, advising that it had been on the wrong frequency. Impact involved the departure delay of an Ottawa Flying Club Cessna 150M (C-GQNF) in order to verify the inbound aircrafts intentions.

May 25, 2021

Incident at 42NM NW TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A Lake Central Airways Cessna 441 (C-GDTM) from Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) was cleared to 8000ft, and the pilot read back the clearance correctly. Subsequently, the aircraft climbed above the cleared altitude, resulting in a loss of separation with a Morningstar Air Express Inc. Cessna 208B (C-FEXF/MAL7056) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) at 9000ft. The pilot acknowledged the error. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0036: C-GDTM, a Cessna 441 aircraft operated by Lake Central Airways, was conducting a post maintenance test flight from Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) with two flight crew members onboard. After receiving the clearance to climb to 8000ft from ATC, the flight crew started climbing from 6000ft to 8000ft. Once the altitude was reached, the pilot-in-command disengaged the autopilot and shut down the first engine in order to start the test procedure. The pilot monitoring was reading the checklist and both the pilot-in-command and the pilot monitoring noticed an altitude of approximately 8450ft and started to correct their altitude back to 8000ft. At that same time, ATC also asked C-GDTM to maintain 8000ft, as the altitude deviation resulted in a loss of separation with another aircraft at 9000ft, C-FEXF, a Morningstar Air Express Inc. Cessna 208B, that was conducting flight MAL7056 from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). Afterwards, C-GDTM requested ATC for a block altitude between 8000ft and 9000ft, which was granted once traffic cleared the area. The crew completed their tests and landed in CYKF without further incident.

May 6, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Cessna 182F from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Scugog/Charles Landing, ON (Water) (CHS4) departed from Runway 23, and immediately requested to return for a landing due to an oil leak. The aircraft attempted to land on Runway 12 unsuccessfully and overshot the runway. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 23. The aircraft exited the runway and shut down until the airport manager (APM) arrived. Multiple aircraft held outside the control zone until runway inspections were complete.

April 23, 2021

Incident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

At North Bay, ON (CYYB), a Voyageur Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GKON/VAL100) reported an engine failure at 1644Z while in the circuit at CYYB on a maintenance flight. No services required. The aircraft landed safely at 1648Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0029: C-GKON, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft operating as Voyageur Airways flight VAL100, was conducting a local flight near North Bay, ON (CYYB) to carry out some maintenance checks. During a system check for the #1 propeller governing system, the #1 propeller could not be controlled while the power levers were at flight idle. A precautionary shut down of the #1 engine (Pratt and Whitney Canada PW120A) was carried out in accordance with the Dash 8 Quick Reference Handbook (QRH). The QRH items were completed and the aircraft returned to North Bay, ON (CYYB) for a visual approach. North Bay radio was advised of the single engine status. No emergency was declared nor required. The approach and landing were normal without any further occurrences. This is the second occurrence involving this aircraft and the propeller governing system. Voyageur is consulting with external service providers to troubleshot and rectify the problem.

April 21, 2021

Incident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

Shortly after departure, a Voyageur Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GKON/VAL100) from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) requested to return to CYYB due to an engine issue. The pilot advised that no emergency response was required. VAL100 landed without further incident at 1319Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0028: C-GKON, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft operating as Voyageur Airways flight VAL100, was conducting a local flight near North Bay, ON (CYYB) to carry out some maintenance checks. During a system check for the #1 propeller governing system, the propeller exceeded limitations (overspeed) and became uncontrollable. The #1 engine (Pratt and Whitney Canada PW120A) was shut down in accordance with (IAW) the Dash 8 Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) for propeller overspeed. During the shutdown sequence, the primary method to feather the propeller failed, requiring use of the alternate feathering system. The QRH items were completed and the aircraft returned to North Bay, ON (CYYB) for a visual approach. North Bay radio was advised of the single engine status, no emergency was declared nor required. The approach and landing were normal, without any further occurrences. After assessing the status of the aircraft after landing, the flight crew proceeded to taxi back to the hangar. Maintenance personnel were on board during the systems check flight, and were investigating the problem.

March 1, 2021

Incident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SA227-AC (C-GMEW/BLS377) from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) declared an emergency with the Toronto Centre when 4NM North of CYYB, during the climb, due to a failing left engine. The aircraft was vectored back to CYYB and landed safely at 1904Z. Fire and ambulance services were dispatched, but cancelled once pilots advised that there were no injuries and no risk of fire upon arrival.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GMEW had an inflight shut down and an air return to North Bay, ON (CYYB). After take-off, the #1 engine started to lose power. The flight crew carried out a precautionary shut down. Maintenance carried out full form 503 engine runs and the engine fuel bypass valve was replaced, including the engine fuel filter. The aircraft completed a successful test flight and was returned to service.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0015: C-GMEW, a Fairchild SA-227-AC operated by Perimeter Aviation, was conducting flight JV377 from North Bay/Jack Garland, ON (CYYB) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM). Shortly after takeoff from CYYB, the No. 1 engine experienced a loss of power while passing through 1000 feet above ground level. The flight crew conducted the applicable procedures and elected to perform a precautionary No. 1 engine shutdown and return to CYYB. The flight crew declared an emergency and landed back in CYYB without further incident. Emergency response vehicles were dispatched, but were cancelled after the flight crew advised that there was no injury and no risk of fire upon arrival.

February 24, 2021

Incident at 130NM PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

While en route, a North Star Air Douglas DC3C (C-FWUI/BF104) on a VFR flight from Kashechewan, ON (CZKE) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) declared "Mayday" with the East Low controller due to an engine loss. The aircraft continued on to CYPL, and landed safely at 1617Z. The runway was closed for approximately 15 minutes, with one arrival delayed by 08 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0019: C-FWUI, a Douglas DC3C-BT-67 aircraft operated by North Star Air, was conducting flight BF104 from Kashechewan, ON (CZKE) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL). During the flight, the crew heard a noise and observed the left engine (Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67R) chip detector warning light illuminate. The QRH items were actioned, and the left engine was shut down. The crew declared an emergency and carried out an uneventful landing in CYPL. A subsequent inspection revealed metal on the gas generator chip detector. The aircraft has been removed from service and the engine was removed and sent out for overhaul.

February 11, 2021

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1755Z, a Bamaji Air Inc. Found Brothers FBA-2C1 (C-FKAC) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) departed from Runway 34, advised the flight service station (FSS) of an aircraft issue, and landed on Runway 16 at 1801Z. The aircraft taxied off of the runway under its own power, and shut down on Taxiway A. The airport operator (APO) conducted a foreign object debris (FOD) check, and found an oil puddle on the taxiway. Taxiway A was closed from 1816Z to 1840Z. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0017: C-FKAC, a Found Brothers FBA-2C1 aircraft operated by Bamaji Air Inc., departed Runway 34 at Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) with only the pilot on board. During the initial climb, the pilot noticed oil seeping onto the engine cowling and windshield. The pilot elected to return to CYXL, where the aircraft landed safely and taxied off the runway. The aircraft came to a stop and the engine (Lycoming IO-540-A2B) was shut down on Taxiway A. The aircraft was then towed back to the operators ramp. An inspection by the operators maintenance personnel revealed oil leaking from the engine crankshaft seal and a frozen engine breather tube.

January 23, 2021

Incident at 244NM NE TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

TSB Report #A21O0003: C-GJZS, a Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) operated by Jazz, was conducting flight JZA8918 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) with 4 crew members and 16 passengers onboard. Shortly after takeoff, the flight crew noticed a small engine number 1 fan vibration of 1.4 Mils, which is still within acceptable limits. As the aircraft continued climbing, the vibration slowly increased until the aircraft levelled off at FL390, where the vibration reached the yellow arc, with an indication from 3.7 to a maximum of 4.0 Mils. The crew actioned the QRH and conducted the applicable trouble shooting. The captain requested a lower altitude from ATC to reduce power and attempt to stabilize the vibration. As the indication was still around 3.3 Mils, the crew declared a "PAN PAN", turned back towards CYYZ and shut down the number 1 engine, as directed by the QRH. The aircraft landed safely in CYYZ, where emergency vehicles were standing by. Engine number 2 fan vibration remained steady, around .04 and 0.5 Mils. Company maintenance conducted an inspection, with no defects found. The number one fan blade retaining pins were replaced, and the engine tested. Results were within acceptable limits.

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