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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

January 22, 2021

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

Immediately after departure, a NovaJet Cessna 525 (C-FUTL/NOJ52) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) shut down an engine, declared an emergency, and returned to CYQT. The aircraft landed safely at 1556Z. Two arrivals were delayed by approximately 8-10 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0010: C-FUTL, a Cessna 525 operated by NovaJet as flight NOJ52, departed Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) with a crew of 2 and 2 passengers onboard. While climbing through 8500 feet ASL, the crew heard a loud bang from the right engine (Williams Intl FJ44-1AP turbofan), followed by airframe vibrations. The crew then noticed low oil pressure, high inter turbine and oil temperature indications of the right engine. The crew then consulted the appropriate checklist and shut down the engine. The crew declared an emergency and returned to CYQT. The aircraft then landed safely. It was reported that the engine chip plug exhibited a large amount of metal flakes. The operators maintenance personnel will continue to investigate.

January 13, 2021

Incident at MOOSONEE ON (CYMO)

A Thunder Airlines Beech A100 (C-GNEX/THU105) from Moosonee, ON (CYMO) to Moosonee, ON (CYMO) rejected its take-off from Runway 24 at 1519Z and exited the runway. The pilot advised of a warning light and that they had shut down the aircraft in order to assess the issue. The aircrafts clearance was cancelled. No further issue.

April 12, 2021

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

A Super T Aviation Cessna 172P (C-FDJI) from Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) to Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) touched down on Runway 03 and a gust of wind pushed the aircraft into the infield, where it made a full stop and shut down. C-FDJI was towed back to the hangar. Minimal delay for one departure due to a longer taxi route.

March 4, 2021

Incident at WINNIPEG / ST. ANDREWS MB (CYAV)

At Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV), an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5 MHz for approximately 10 minutes. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised it was from a Winnipeg Aviation (2003) Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-FMII). Winnipeg Aviation was called and they confirmed it was C-FMII and shut it off.

February 27, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

A Transwest Air Beech 200 (TW911) on a MEDEVAC flight from Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) declared an emergency due to an engine outage and advised diverting to Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA). Emergency services were dispatched. The aircraft landed safely at 1833Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0021: C-GKHI, a Beech B200 operated by Transwest Air, was conducting MEDEVAC flight TW911 from Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) to Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) with 2 flight crews, 2 EMTs, and 1 passenger on board. While enroute to CYXE, the flight crew observed an erratic fuel flow indication on the No. 1 (left-hand) engine (Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A-42) and an uncommanded torque increase. The flight crew performed a precautionary engine shutdown, declared an emergency and requested a diversion to Prince Albert, SK (CYPA). An uneventful single-engine approach and landing was conducted, with the ARFF standing by. The operators maintenance inspected the engine, and no issues were found. Further investigation is being conducted by the operator.

February 26, 2021

Incident at 5355N / 11352W

A Synergy Aviation Ltd. Beech C90 (C-GCFB) from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) reported an engine failure and returned to CZVL. At 1548Z, C-GCFB declared an emergency. C-GCFB landed without incident at 1557Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The company was contacted, and the company explained that on February 26th, they conducted a precautionary shut down of the right engine due to low oil pressure. Once on the ground, they found the oil cap had not been seated properly and so they had lost oil in flight. The engine had 3 litres of oil remaining. They completed ground maintenance runs and a flight test, and the engine checked out as fine. The company conducted a Safety Management System (SMS) review and provided a root cause analysis to determine the causes, with associated corrective action plans, on March 08, 2021. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was also informed of the incident by the company.

February 13, 2021

Incident at Pine Lake, MB

TSB Report #A21C0018: C-GECO, a ski-equipped Cessna 185F operated by Kississing Lake Lodge (dba Wings Over Kississing), was enroute from Egenolf Lake, MB, to Thompson, MB (CYTH), with only the pilot onboard. While in cruise, the engine (Teledyne Continental IO-520-D) lost complete power. The fuel selector was set to "both" and the pilot then attempted to restart the engine, without success. The pilot then successfully forced a landing of the aircraft on Pine Lake, MB. The pilot was not injured. The aircraft did not sustain any damage. The pilot was subsequently picked up in a helicopter by the air operator. An inspection of the fuel cells after landing revealed that they were dry, and excessive fuel staining/streaks were found coming from the outboard fuel caps and on the underside of the flaps.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The company responded that C-GECO had taken off from Egenolf Lake, MB, to Thompson, MB (CYTH), but had an engine shutdown due to fuel starvation, leading to an "engine off" landing in Pine Lake. Upon investigation, it was found that due to extreme cold and moisture, ice had built up, causing the fuel vents to clog, leading to fuel starvation to the engine and the bladders to collapse. For the corrective action, the fuel vents were cleaned and the tanks were inspected and refuelled. Extended engine run-ups were carried out to confirm operation and the aircraft flew back to base safely.

February 18, 2021

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

Starting at 1843Z, a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on frequencies 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz. Aircraft in the area were queried, and an Excel Flight Training Incorporated Piper PA-28-161 (C-GQGC) from Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) to Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) reported that it had accidentally activated its ELT upon landing and had a hard time shutting it off. The Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact to operations. The ELT was silenced at 1905Z.

February 16, 2021

Incident at BRANDON MUNI MB (CYBR)

A Brandon Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GXBO), in the circuit for Runway 08 at Brandon, MB (CYBR), reported an engine issue and needed to land immediately on Runway 14. The aircraft vacated at the end of the runway. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16983: A Brandon Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GXBO) from Brandon, MB (CYBR) to Brandon, MB (CYBR), while climbing out from Runway 08 and turning crosswind, reported that the engine began to sputter and would not reach full power. A loss of power was experienced while turning downwind. The aircraft conducted a forced approach to Runway 14 and communicated to Brandon Radio. The approach to Runway 14 was done at 100 knots due to the incorrect forced procedure, which resulted in a late touch down and the aircraft overshooting the end of Runway 14. The aircraft came to rest on the maintenance road. Once the aircraft was safely shut down, fire crews arrived to secure the scene. The aircraft was taken out of service for an inspection. At the time of the incident, the weather was "ceiling and visibility OK" (CAVOK) and the wind was "150 at 6 knots" on active Runway 08.

February 10, 2021

Incident at 137NM NW WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (BXCR332) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) advised that it was shutting down an engine, then declared an emergency and returned to CYWG. No assistance was required. No impact to operations.

January 28, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech B200GT (C-GLUT/CWA925) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Fort Vermilion, AB (CEZ4) declared an emergency due to a landing gear indication. The crew elected to divert to High Level, AB (CYOJ), where the aircraft flew a low approach to confirm that only one of the main landing gear was partially extended. Emergency services were dispatched while the crew continued to troubleshoot the issue, with no success. The aircraft landed with its gear fully retracted on Runway 31 at 0052Z. There were no injuries to the four (4) persons aboard the aircraft, and no significant damage was immediately evident. The aircraft was disabled on the runway, and the runway was closed by NOTAM for 3 hours. All appropriate agencies were notified, including the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: AOR-270986-V2: CWA925 had to perform a gear-up landing on Runway 31 at High Level, AB (CYOJ). The aircraft circled while waiting for emergency vehicles to arrive and emergency vehicles were on standby when the aircraft landed. The aircraft was disabled on the runway, and the runway was closed via NOTAM for 3 hours. NOTAM I0494/21.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0006: C-GLUT, a Canwest Air Beech B200GT, was operating on a MEDEVAC flight from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Fort Vermillion, AB (CEZ4) with two flight crew and two medical crew on board. During the approach to CEZ4, the flight crew selected "landing gear down" and the RH main landing gear only partially extended. The nose and LH main landing gear extended fully. A low pass was performed over CEZ4, where company personnel were able to confirm that the RH main landing gear was not fully extended. The flight crew actioned the QRC "Landing Gear Manual Extension", but the RH main landing gear failed to extend. Several acceleration manoeuvers were performed; however, the landing gear did not move. Company operations was consulted, and a decision was made to conduct a wheels-up landing in CYOJ before dark. The aircraft then diverted to CYOJ. The flight crew advised the CYOJ FSS and declared an emergency, and emergency services were dispatched from the town of High Level. When the aircraft arrived over CYOJ, the flight crew selected "gear up" and the landing gear retracted normally. All 3 gear retracted, and the red "gear unsafe" light went out. The flight crew attempted to extend the landing gear again, but the RH main landing gear did not move. The landing gear was selected up and the landing gear, once again, retracted normally. The flight crew prepared for a gear-up landing. On short final, the flight crew shut down the engines and feathered the propellers. The aircraft touched down at approximately the 1000 foot mark and maintained the runway centerline. After the aircraft came to rest, the passengers and flight crew evacuated out the main cabin door; there were no egress issues. Emergency services arrived as soon as the aircraft came to a rest. There was no fire, there were no injuries and there was no fuel leak. Company maintenance will follow-up with TSB regarding maintenance findings and follow-up.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16957: At 0009Z, maintenance crews and a Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech B200GT (C-GLUT/CWA925) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to High Level, AB (CYOJ), with an enroute stop at Fort Vermillion, AB (CEZ4), contacted the NAV CANADA flight service station (FSS) to advise that the aircraft would be declaring an emergency. One of the aircrafts landing gears was failing to drop, forcing them to make the decision to conduct a belly landing. The NAV CANADA FSS contacted emergency crews at 0011Z. Airport staff and the Airport Manager were notified at 0015Z. The Airport Authority and emergency personnel (fire, Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP], and emergency medical technicians [EMT]) arrived on scene and were in place at the staging area at 0032Z. Communications between emergency services was conducted. The Airport Manager called the FSS to advise them that all personnel were on site and standing by at 0038Z. The Airport Manager issued a 3-hour NOTAM for runway closure at 0043Z. C-GLUT completed a belly landing (gear up) on Runway 31 at 0044Z. Crews were escorted by Airport Authority at 0045Z as per the on-scene controller (fire). No reported injuries, fuel spill or fire.

January 26, 2021

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEP/WEN3139) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) departed from Runway 17L and, at 0546Z, declared "PAN PAN" with an engine failure. At 0601Z, WEN3139 declared "MAYDAY" and elected to return to CYYC. WEN3139 landed safely on Runway 17L at 0635Z and taxied to Apron 01. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0004: C-FWEP, a de Havilland DHC-8-402 operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3139 from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) with 4 crew members and 25 passengers on board. During the initial climb out from CYYC, the flight crew observed a master caution #1 PEC light, followed by an overspeed indication for the #1 propeller. The crew declared a "MAYDAY" to ATC, actioned the reference section of the QRC, and proceeded to shut down the #1 engine (Pratt and Whitney Canada PW150A), as per the QRH. A single engine approach and landing was conducted for Runway 17L at CYYC, where the aircraft landed without further incident. Following a visual inspection by ARFF, the flight crew taxied the aircraft to the gate. Company maintenance replaced the #1 PCU as per AMM 61-20-11 and, after a satisfactory test flight, the aircraft was released back into service. SDR file #202110127005 was submitted by the company to Transport Canada.

January 23, 2021

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 0420Z, a Transwest Air Beech 200 (TW911+) from Wollaston Lake, SK (CZWL) to La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) declared an emergency, due to one engine failure. Emergency services, the Airport Manager (APM), and the Winnipeg (YWG) area control centre (ACC) were notified. TW911 proceeded to land safely on Runway 36 at 0433Z, but was unable to taxi off the runway. Emergency services extracted the patient from the aircraft on the runway at 0445Z. At 0515Z, the aircraft was towed off of the runway.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0011: C-GYDQ, a Beech 200 aircraft operated by Transwest Air as flight TWA911, was conducting a MEDEVAC flight from Wollaston Lake, SK (CZWL) to La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) with a crew of 2 and 3 passengers on board. While on descent into CYVC, the left engine (Pratt & Whitney PT6A-41) began to surge. The crew noticed torque indications from 2000 to 0 ft-lbs, and surging fuel flow indications. The crew elected to shut down the left engine and declared an emergency. The aircraft then landed safely and came to a stop on Runway 36. Emergency services met the aircraft and the patient was offloaded and transported to the hospital. The aircraft was then towed off the runway. The operators maintenance is investigating the engine issue.

January 11, 2021

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

At Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU), a privately registered Piper PA-22-135 was conducting circuits on Runway 25 when it lost control on a touch-and-go and veered off Runway 25, with the right tire becoming damaged upon landing. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was notified via the crash alarm and responded to the scene. There were no injuries. The wind increased from "260@4" at 2150Z to "260@44g58" at 2155Z when the Piper PA-22-135 was on short final. An Adventure Aviation Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GYYM) shut down on Taxiway Charlie, short of Runway 25, due to the wind. An Adventure Aviation Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GYLF) that was inbound to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) diverted to DeBolt, AB (CFG4). The departure of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FRUZ/JZA8476) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was delayed by approximately 60 minutes. No other impact to operations. (Reference CADORS 2021C0287 and 2021C0304)

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

At Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU), a privately registered Piper PA-22-135 was conducting circuits on Runway 25 when it lost control on a touch-and-go and veered off Runway 25, with the right tire becoming damaged upon landing. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was notified via the crash alarm and responded to the scene. There were no injuries. The wind increased from "260@4" at 2150Z to "260@44g58" at 2155Z when the Piper PA-22-135 was on short final. An Adventure Aviation Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GYYM) shut down on Taxiway Charlie, short of Runway 25, due to the wind. An Adventure Aviation Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GYLF) that was inbound to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) diverted to DeBolt, AB (CFG4). The departure of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FRUZ/JZA8476) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was delayed by approximately 60 minutes. No other impact to operations. (Reference CADORS 2021C0287 and 2021C0305)

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

At Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU), a privately registered Piper PA-22-135 was conducting circuits on Runway 25 when it lost control on a touch-and-go and veered off Runway 25, with the right tire becoming damaged upon landing. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was notified via the crash alarm and responded to the scene. There were no injuries. The wind increased from "260 at 4" at 2150Z to "260 at 44g58" at 2155Z when the Piper PA-22-135 was on short final. An Adventure Aviation Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GYYM) shut down on Taxiway Charlie, short of Runway 25, due to the wind. An Adventure Aviation Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GYLF) that was inbound to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) diverted to DeBolt, AB (CFG4). The departure of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FRUZ/JZA8476) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was delayed by approximately 60 minutes. No other impact to operations. (Reference CADORS 2021C0304 and 2021C0305)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0002: A privately registered Piper PA-22-135 was conducting a local instructional flight from Grand Prairie, AB (CYQU) with two persons on board. The aircraft departed CYQU at 2142Z. On the downwind leg of the circuit for Runway 25, the winds were reported as gusting to 25 knots. When the aircraft touched down on the runway for landing (at approximately 2155Z), a wind gust picked up and the aircraft departed off the north side of the runway, into the snow. Prior to the flight, the METAR issued at 2100Z reported that the winds were 330 at 7 knots. At 2158Z, a SPECI was issued stating that the winds were 270 at 45G60 knots. The aircraft remained upright, but the right hand main landing gear was damaged. There were no injuries.

January 9, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Messerschmitt BK117 B-2 (C-FMBU/STAR8T) from Portage La Prairie/Southport, MB (CYPG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) declared "PAN PAN" and advised the tower that it was shutting its number 2 engine down. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was put on standby. STAR8T landed safely on Taxiway Golf at 2334Z. Taxiway Golf was closed for approximately 30 minutes to tow the helicopter back to the apron. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0003: C-FMBU, a Messerschmitt-Bolkow BK117-B2 helicopter operated by Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) as flight STARS8T, was enroute from Portage La Prairie/Southport, MB (CYPG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) with a crew of 2 and 2 passengers onboard. While in cruise at approximately 2000 feet ASL, the crew received a #2 engine (Allied Signal Lycoming LTS101-750B-1) chip light and, before any action could be taken, the light extinguished. Approximately 30 seconds later, the engine chip light illuminated again and the crew decided to shut down the #2 engine. The crew then declared a "PAN PAN" and continued on to CYWG, where the helicopter landed safely. An inspection found slivers of metal on the #2 engine chip plug. The engine is undergoing further inspection.

May 4, 2021

Incident at 5700N / 03000W

At 1445Z, a United States Air Force Air Mobility Command Boeing C17A (RCH431) from Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany (ETAR) to Charleston/Air Force Base, SC (KCHS) indicated an engine oil malfunction and requested descent from F330 to F230. The flight was cleared to F230. The engine was shut down as a precaution. No traffic. No impact to operations.

April 18, 2021

Incident at GANDER NL VOR/DME (YQX)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDND/PVL1925) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) advised that it had shutdown its number 2 engine and declared an emergency. PVL1925 requested to return to CYYT and landed without incident 1342Z. No impact to operations.

March 27, 2021

Incident at 4910N / 05841W

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (CFC2593) on a flight from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) declared an emergency at 1821Z. The aircraft shutdown an engine and changed its destination to Trenton, ON (CYTR). The flight was handed off from Gander Low Level to Montreal Centre at 1842Z.

January 12, 2021

Incident at 20NM W HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Sunwest Aviation Learjet 35A (C-GTJL/CNK633) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) declared an emergency on approach to Runway 23. The aircraft advised of one engine shutdown. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax were advised. The aircraft landed safely at 1208Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21A0002: C-GTJL, a Learjet 35A aircraft operated by Sunwest Aviation Ltd., was conducting flight CNK633 from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ). At an altitude of about 10 000 feet and 20NM West of CYHZ, the flight crew noted a master warning and number 1 engine (Garrett, TFE731-2-2B) power loss, accompanied by low number 1 engine oil pressure, as well as the illumination of left fuel pressure and left generator indications. The flight crew declared an emergency and carried out checklist actions for engine failure in flight and single-engine landing. The flight continued the approach to CYHZ, where the flight landed without further incident. The operator will coordinate with the engine manufacturer to determine the cause of the engine power loss.

December 1, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / LES CÈDRES QC (Héli) (CSH6)

TSB Report #A20Q0107: C-GLQY, a Bell 206L helicopter operated by Les Hélicoptères Canadiens Limitée, was on a local visual flight rules training flight from the Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSH6) heliport with 2 pilots on board. While the aircraft was on short final for the final approach and takeoff area (FATO), at approximately 30 feet above the ground, the engine suddenly decelerated. The landing was completed without issue. Once on the ground, the engine shut off when the throttle was put to idle. The crew closed the fuel inlet valve and vented the engine. There were no injuries.

December 10, 2020

Incident at 198NM E MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

En route to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR), a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC902) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) reported an engine failure and requested to be rerouted to CYQB. PSC902 declared "PAN PAN". PSC902 landed safely on Runway 24 at 1908Z. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC), Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS), the Joint rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR) and the JRCC Halifax (HZ) were advised.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0109: C-GUSC, a Jetstream 32 operated by Pascan Aviation under designator PSC902, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR). While the aircraft was in cruising flight, approximately 198 nautical miles east of Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY), the left engine parameters began to give erratic indications. The crew shut down the engine (Garrett TPE331) as a precaution, and declared an emergency (PAN PAN). The aircraft returned to CYQB, where it touched down safely.

November 3, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

On final for Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (C-GPSK/PSC837) from Bagotville, QC (CYBG) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) declared an emergency and requested the presence of vehicles. A landing gear problem was the source of the emergency. PSC837 landed on Runway 31 safely at 1544Z.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0102: C-GPSK, a Pascan Aviation British Aerospace Jetstream 32 conducting flight PSC837 from Bagotville, QC, (CYBG) to Sept-Iles, QC, (CYZV). When landing gear was selected down, an indication that the nose gear wheel was not in the down and locked position came on on the indication system. An emergency was declared and a Quick Reference Manual (QRH) checklist was completed. Following the landing gear manual extension, the nose wheel "not down and not locked" indication remained on. The flight crew conducted a landing with an unlocked nose wheel, and shut down both engines when the wheels touched the ground. The landing was uneventful and the aircraft got disabled on the runway. The passengers were shuttled to the terminal and the aircraft was towed away.

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.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16788: The Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) emergency response plan was activated by the Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) community aerodrome radio station (CARS) when the crew of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FOAI/AIE822) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Salluit, QC (CYZG), with en route stops at Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) and Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS), declared a PAN PAN PAN notification to the Observer/Communicator (OC) after departing CYAS. The aircraft was operating on one engine and returning to CYVP. Response was answered by Kativik Regional Government (KRG) Transport, NAV CANADA Flight Service Station, the fire department, health centre and ambulances, Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), and Air Inuit Kuujjuaq. The aircraft landed safely and was towed to the apron. There were no injuries. A debriefing session was held on September 9, 2020.

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.

November 24, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A Canadian Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172P (C-FNJB) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) was flying circuits. While conducting a touch-and-go on Runway 36, the aircraft went off the end of the runway.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0101: C-FNJB, a Cessna 172P operated by Canadian Flight Centre, was conducting circuit training at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), with 1 instructor and 1 student on board. The exercise being conducted prior to the occurrence was practice forced landings. The aircrafts profile on final was higher than the anticipated flight path and the aircraft touched farther down the runway than was desired. On touchdown, the instructor took control of the aircraft and applied the brakes, but unlike the previous landing on the wet runway, the braking action was poor. The pilot-in-command (PIC) determined that conditions did not permit a go-around. The aircraft overran the end of the runway, traversed a 250 foot grass field, crossed a ditch, and came to rest in a field approximately 300 feet beyond the runway threshold. The pilot shut down the aircraft and evacuated with the student. There were no injuries, but the aircraft sustained substantial damage to its propeller, engine cowling, windshield, lower fuselage, and landing gear. Maintenance crews recovered the aircraft and an aircraft maintenance organization will assess the extent of the damage.

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