June 13, 2019

Incident at CHIBOUGAMAU / CHAPAIS QC (CYMT) (ATM - weather observation systems)

The Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) was out of service. Broken wire.

July 3, 2019

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

TSB #A19P0085: C-FEXH, a Cessna 208B aircraft operated by Morningstar Air Express, was conducting flight MAL8052 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Nanaimo (CYCD), BC with only the pilot on board. During the approach to CYCD, the pilot experienced a burning electrical smell. The STBY PWR and the number 3 Bus 1 circuit breakers popped. No emergency was declared, and the aircraft landed without further incident. The operator’s maintenance found the number 1 and 2 avionics switch terminal screws loose, causing arcing and the subsequent electrical smell. It was also noted that connectors PH16 and PH17, forward of the circuit breaker panel, overheated. The number 1 and 2 avionics switches and wires were replaced, and the aircraft was returned to service.

August 16, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA HARBOUR (CAMEL POINT) BC (Heli) (CBF7)

A Helijet International Inc. Sikorsky S-76A (C-GHJJ/JBA723) from Vancouver/Harbour, BC (Heli) (CBC7) to Victoria Harbour, BC (Heli) (CBF7) declared Pan Pan with engine oscillations while turning final for landing. The aircraft elected to divert to Victoria, BC (CYYJ). YYJ Tower was advised.
Update TSB #A19P0125: C-GHJJ, a Sikorsky S-76A helicopter operated by Helijet International, was conducting flight JBA723 from Vancouver Harbour Heliport (CBC7), BC to Victoria Harbour Heliport (CBF7), BC with 2 pilots and 10 passengers on board. While on approach to CBF7 the crew received an audible engine out warning with N1 oscillations, however there were no secondary indications of engine failure. The crew performed a missed approach, declared a Pan Pan, and diverted to Victoria Intl (CYYJ), BC. The crew performed a running landing without further incident. The operators maintenance replaced the N1 gauge, associated wiring harness, and N1 sensor. The aircraft has been returned to service.

July 3, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Canadian Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-GMZA) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) had an electrical fire on departure, MAYDAY was called, trucks called out, and the aircraft landed safely. The aircraft advised that they did not require emergency vehicles, Delta fire call was cancelled, minimal impact on operation.
Update TSB #A19P0091: C-GMZA, a Cessna 152 aircraft operated by Canadian Flight Centre, was conducting a local training flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC with a student-pilot and an instructor on board. During the initial climb after the takeoff, smoke was observed coming from under the instrument panel, near the electrical switches. The instructor assumed control of the aircraft, reduced the power, turned off the master switch, and closed the cabin air. The smoke subsided, and the instructor turned the aircraft toward CZBB for a landing. The instructor momentarily selected the master switch to on, communicated a MAYDAY, and re-selected the master switch to off. The aircraft landed and taxied to the ramp. The instructor advised that emergency vehicles were not required. The operators maintenance found a leak from the oil pressure gauge located above the switch panel, with traces of oil on the landing light switch. The gauge cluster was replaced. There were no signs of electrical fire on the electrical wiring under the dash. dditionally, minor oil spillage was found around the engine oil filler tube. The aircraft was returned to service.

May 9, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GSPQ) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) departed Runway 19 eastbound, and reported unusual airspeed indicator readings at 2 miles Southeast (SE) of the airport. Flight returned to land on Runway 19 with no assistance required. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Defect entered in Journey Log. Maintenance found a leak in the system and repaired tubing and wiring. System leak checked and aircraft returned to service.

March 9, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The pilot of a Principal Air Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GVTS) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) informed the tower by phone that all electronic equipment was turned off as a precaution after the smell of smoke was noticed in the cockpit. The pilot was given instructions to join the circuit by phone. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was advised. The aircraft landed safely. No operational impact.
Update TSB Report #A19P0035: C-GVTS, a Cessna 172M aircraft operated by Principal Air, was conducting a local training flight from Abbotsford (CYXX), BC with a student pilot and an instructor on board. During cruise flight, smoke was observed coming from the instrument panel near the beacon light switch (part number TA201-TW-B). The 15 amp beacon circuit breaker (CB) did not trip, and could not be manually pulled because the center button was flush and inaccessible. The beacon switch welded, and could not be turned off. The instructor turned the master switch off, and used a cell phone to call the CYXX control tower to arrange a return for landing. The aircraft return to CYXX, and landed without further incident. The beacon switch had been installed new on 06 June 2018, and the aircraft had accumulated 588 hours since. The operator’s maintenance replaced the switch, and wired it to the circuit breaker. The operator intends to replace all circuit breakers with ones that can be manually tripped. In May 2009, the aircraft manufacturer issued Mandatory Service Bulletin SEB09-6, advising of inspection and replacement intervals of landing light, beacon light, and taxi light switches on Cessna 100, 200, and 300 series aircraft. In July 2009, the FAA issued Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin CE-09-42 regarding the same issue.

August 16, 2019

Accident at 3.09 NM NNE Kawartha Lakes

TSB #A19O0121: a privately operated Zenair CH-701 float equipped amateur built aircraft, departed from Sturgeon Lake, Kawartha Lakes, ON. After the take-off run, the aircraft contacted the tree tops followed by contacting power lines at the intersection of County Road 24 and Scotch Line Road. The aircraft then impacted a ditch adjacent to the intersection. The pilot and 1 passenger were each wearing their 3-point harness and received minor injuries. The aircraft was destroyed.

August 10, 2019

Accident at 4403N / 08058W

Trenton (TR) Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) advised of an aircraft accident: an Apex Helicopters Robinson R44 (C-GUFV) at position 44.03.03N 080.58.70W, 1 person on board (POB) with no injuries. JRCC had already been in contact with the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and Transportation Safety Board (TSB).
Update TSB #A19O0109: C-GUFV, a Robinson R44 helicopter operated by Apex Helicopters, was conducting aerial spray operations when the pilot observed a power line in the path of the helicopter. The helicopter had been flying East at the time, and the sun was low and obscuring the pilots forward vision to some degree. The tail of the helicopter made contact with a power line during an avoidance maneuver. The pilot made an immediate emergency landing in a field, and substantial damage to the skids, floor structure, and tail of the helicopter occurred, with the tail rotor becoming separated from the helicopter. The pilot was the sole occupant, and was uninjured. The ELT activated.

July 11, 2019

Accident at In the vicinity of: WAWA ON (CYXZ)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported an aircraft accident near Wawa, ON (CYXZ). A Hawk Air de Havilland DHC-2 (C-FBBG) from Hawk Junction, ON (Water) (CNH6) to destination unknown crashed on departure. The 2 souls on board were fatally injured. Aircraft reportedly clipped hydro lines before crashing. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified by JRCC Trenton.
Update TSB #A19O0089: C-FBBG, a float-equipped De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver operated by Hawk Air (705833 Ontario Ltd.), collided with terrain shortly after departure from Hawk Junction Water Aerodrome (CNH6) at approximately 0900 EDT. The aircraft was destroyed, the two occupants were fatally injured. There was no post-crash fire. The TSB deployed three investigators to the site.

May 31, 2019

Incident at CPK3 Minaki/Pistol Lake water aerodrome

TSB A19C0056 - C-GIAT, a float-equipped Cessna A185F aircraft operated by River Air, was conducting a flight from Kenora (CJM9), ON to Minaki/Pistol Lake (CKP3), ON with only the pilot on board. While on final approach into CKP3, the aircraft struck and severed a set of power lines. The pilot continued to land without further incident. The aircraft sustained minor damage to the propeller. There were no injuries.

May 30, 2019

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

The pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FGRP/JZA8676) from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported they had completed a precautionary shut down of engine #2. JZA8676 declared an emergency (PAN PAN), received priority handling, and landed on Runway 15R at 1435Z. JZA8676 taxied to the gate without further incident (WOFI). No operational impact.
Update TSB #A19O0070: C-FGRP, a de Havilland DHC-8-100 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8676 from North Bay (CYYB), ON to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON with 3 crew members and 26 passengers on board. During cruise flight, the flight crew observed an overspeed indication for the number 2 propeller, and proceeded to shut the engine down as a precaution. A PAN PAN was declared, and the flight continued to destination where the aircraft landed without further incident. Following a visual inspection by ARFF, the flight crew taxied the aircraft to the gate. A small puddle with the appearance of oil was observed below the number 2 engine. The operator’s maintenance replaced the Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU), the Electronic Control Unit (ECU), and the fuel pump prior to returning the aircraft to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into the occurrence. It was reported that during cruise the Flight Crew reported a No. 2 Propeller Over Speed Indication and elected to shut down the engine. The Flight Crew declared an emergency and continued to destination where the aircraft landed without incident. Maintenance conducted wiring checks between the Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU) and Electronic Control Unit (ECU). Maintenance replaced the HMU, and as a precaution the ECU and Fuel Pump. The Propeller was also replaced and the aircraft returned to service following a successful engine run. On the fourth flight (June 2, 2019) following repairs there was a potentially related event, as follows: After departure the No. 2 Engine torque rolled back twice with no ECU light. The Torque Indication returned to normal after a few seconds. There was a corresponding momentary drop in Propeller RPM on the No. 2 Engine. The Aircraft continued to destination with no further issues. Additional troubleshooting resulted in the replacement of the No. 2 ECU, Engine Cable Harness, and Torque Signal Conditioning Unit. The aircraft was returned to service with no recurrence. Service Difficulty Reported submitted.

February 25, 2019

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK)

A Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GJVW/BLS345) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Kenora, ON (CYQK) reported a gear indication and orbited the field while they ran through checklists and diagnostics. They declared an emergency after troubleshooting. The aircraft decided to continue to Winnipeg Intl, MB (CYWG) for landing. No further impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A19C0014: C-GJVW, a Fairchild SA227-DC aircraft operated by Bearskin Airlines, was conducting flight BLS345 from Thunder Bay (CYQT), ON to Kenora (CYQK), ON with 2 crew members and 4 passengers on board. During the final approach into CYQK, the flight crew selected landing gear down, however the landing gear would not extend. The flight crew decided to divert the aircraft to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB, where a successful emergency/manual landing gear extension was completed. An emergency was declared, and the aircraft landed without further incident. An inspection of the system by the operators maintenance revealed a broken wire to the landing gear control valve.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Wiring was inspected at landing gear control valve at power pack assy, found broken wire to terminal strip #311. Repaired broken terminal ring at wire termination on pin 6 IAW WM 32-30-00. Landing gear functional checks carried out per AMM 32-00-00. No further faults found.

August 16, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: London (EGLL)

TSB #A19F0227: C-GHKR, an Air Canada A330, was operating as flight AC7064 from Casablanca/Mohammed V. International Airport, Morocco (GMMN) to Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl - Montreal (CYUL). After departure the flight crew reported engine #1 EGT fluctuations. The crew discussed with MOC and diverted to Heathrow-London (EGLL) landing uneventfully. As per the PFR ref Ata harness EGT faults, the fault was found on 3005VC green wire harness lug. The lug was replaced and tested, all EGT indications were normal.

May 25, 2019

Incident at 45 NM E Denver (KDEN)

TSB #A19F0134: C-FLWE, an Embraer ERJ 190-100 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA1038 from Denver Intl (KDEN), CO to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON with 4 crew members and 87 passengers on board. Shortly after the departure from KDEN, the flight crew received a LANDING GEAR WEIGHT ON WHEELS SYSTEM fail message. The flight crew stopped the climb at FL230, executed the QRH and, in discussion with the operator’s Maintenance Control Centre, decided to return to KDEN. No emergency was declared, and the aircraft landed slightly overweight without further incident. The operator’s maintenance carried out a wiring check as per the Fault Isolation Manual (FIM), and no faults were found. The Proximity Sensor Electronic Module (PSEM) 2 was replaced in accordance with (IAW) the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM), and the aircraft was returned to service.

August 24, 2019

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

TSB #A19C0100: C-FUJZ, a Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (CRJ900) aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation, was conducting flight JZA8526 from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier Intl (CYOW), ON. Shortly after takeoff from CYWG, the flight crew received a gear disagree warning message. The flight crew actioned the QRH and the landing gear was successfully extended. The crew declared an emergency and an uneventful landing was carried out with emergency vehicles standing by. The operators maintenance identified that the proximity sensor was damaged. The sensor and the nose weight on wheels centre wiring harness was replaced. The aircraft was returned to service. This aircraft also experienced a gear disagree warning on 22 August 2019 (TSB occurrence A19C0098).

July 24, 2019

Accident at 2 NM S Armley

TSB #A19C0088: C-GYNT, a Weatherly 620B operated by Flyn Dutchman AG Ltd, was conducting a local aerial application flight from Melfort/Miller Field (CJZ3), SK. During an application pass approximately 2 nm south of Armley, SK, the aircraft struck a power line causing substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer. Subsequently, control of the aircraft was lost and during an attempt to land on a gravel road, the aircraft collided with terrain adjacent to the road. The aircraft was substantially damaged. The pilot, who was wearing a helmet and 5-point harness, was seriously injured but was able to egress the aircraft. Local police and emergency services responded.

July 16, 2019

Incident at 19 NM NW TWO HILLS AB (CEL6)

TSB #A19W0093: C-FDFK, an Air Tractor 502B operated by Tarrickfic Aerial Ltd., was conducting aerial application operations on a field approximately 19 nm NW of Two Hills Airport (CEL6), AB with just the pilot on board. Following completion of the first spray pass along the edge of the field, the aircraft struck a single strand power line adjacent to the perimeter of the field. The aircraft was equipped with wire cutters on the main landing gear legs and the wire was severed. The pilot returned to base and an uneventful landing was completed. There were no injuries, and no damage to the aircraft.

July 18, 2019

Accident at 8.5 NM WSW RESTON / R.M. OF PIPESTONE MB (CRP2)

TSB #A19C0087: C-GMBZ, an Air Tractor AT-502B aircraft operated by Western Canadian Aerial Ltd., was engaged in agricultural application approximately 8 nm WSW of Reston (CRP2), MB. The pilot had conducted an inspection of the field and had identified adjacent hydro wires. The second pass to the north was made beneath the hydro wires to limit chemical drift. The aircraft came into contact with an unidentified earth cable that was strung at approximately 2/3 of the pole height. Damage was sustained by the horizontal stabilizer that caused the elevator to become jammed in the neutral position. The aircraft began an uncommanded climb. The pilot was able to regain level flight by using the elevator trim control. The aircraft was flown back to the operating base. The landing was conducted without elevator pitch control by using elevator trim and power. The aircraft landed on the upslope portion of the runway and bounced. The aircraft impacted the runway and sustained substantial damage to the propeller and landing gear. The pilot was uninjured.

July 2, 2019

Incident at DIAVIK NT (CDK2)

TSB #A19W0087: C-GUAT, a de Havilland DHC-7-100 aircraft operated by Air Tindi, was conducting flight TID805 from Diavik (CDK2), NT to Yellowknife (CYZF), NT with 3 crew members and 31 passengers on board. As the flight crew was executing the pre-takeoff checklist while holding short of the runway, smoke was observed coming from the base of the captain’s control column. The smoke quickly dissipated, and the aircraft returned to the ramp. Passengers were briefed, and deplaned.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. It was reported that as the flight crew was executing the pre-takeoff checklist while holding short of the runway, smoke was observed coming from the base of the captain’s control column. The smoke quickly dissipated, and the aircraft returned to the Diavik ramp. Maintenance was dispatched to inspect the aircraft. Upon opening the left-hand (LH) fuselage nose panel, it was observed that a wire for the nose gear periscope lighting system was not properly secured and it had been damaged by the aileron chain under the cockpit floor. The nose gear periscope lighting system was deferred and the aircraft returned to the maintenance base in Yellowknife with no passengers. The wiring was repaired, properly routed and secured appropriately, there have been no further reported incidents.

June 26, 2019

Accident at 12 NM NNW EDAM SK (CJU7)

TSB #A19C0072: C-FHAU, an Aerospatiale AS 350 BA aircraft operated by Expedition Helicopters, was conducting aerial application on an east/west series of fields, 12 nm north northeast of Edam (CJU7), SK with only the pilot on board. The pilot had conducted a reconnaissance flight, and noted a north-south wire on the eastern edge of the second field, from the west. After completing 6 east-west passes, the pilot had stopped at the mix rig to re-fill the spray tank. The pilot continued the spray pattern, and was flying to the east from the first field, over a ravine, and into the second field. The pilots attention had been in the cockpit, but then noted that the aircraft was approaching the wire too quickly. The pilot attempted a quick stop and climb, however the helicopter caught the wire under the nose. The wire eventually broke, and the pilot maneuvered the helicopter roughly 250 metres to the mix-rig and landed. There were no injuries. The helicopter sustained damage to the cargo mirror, lower forward canopy, and lower forward fairing.

June 18, 2019

Incident at 9NM FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

At 2145Z, a Qwest Helicopters Inc. Bell 206B (C-FNPW), origin and destination unknown, informed the Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) tower that another Qwest Helicopters Inc. Bell 206B (C-GJJA), origin and destination unknown, struck a power line while working on the same project, approximately 9NM West of CYMM, where the power lines cross the Athabasca river. C-GJJA landed safely with no reported injuries, however smoke was observed from the downed line. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) fire service advised.
Update TSB #A19W0074: C-GJJA, a Bell 206B aircraft operated by Qwest Helicopters, was conducting heli-slinging operations in support of a reforestation project, approximately 8 nm west of Fort McMurray (CYMM), AB with only the pilot on board. While maneuvering after setting down a load of tree saplings, the helicopter contacted a set of unmarked 240 kV power lines. The windshield and centre post were damaged, and one main rotor blade cut one of the power lines. The helicopter was not equipped with a wire strike kit. The pilot managed to maintain control, and set the helicopter down in a nearby cut block. The pilot was not injured, and was wearing a helmet with the visor in the down position. The helicopter sustained substantial damage.

June 27, 2019

Incident at ST. THERESA POINT MB (CYST)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GAMI/PAG1030) from St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) aborted takeoff at 2105Z due to a mechanical issue. The aircraft departed 7 minutes later. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Metro 3, C-GAMI aborted a takeoff at St. Theresa Point. The AWI system failed to activate on T/O. AWI system MEL’d and aircraft returned to service. MEL was cleared after a wire repair was carried out at the AWI control switch.

May 20, 2019

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (FOD (foreign object debris))

Upon landing at 1234Z, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8131) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported pieces of rubber on the runway. The previous departure, a WestJet Boeing 737-800 (C-FZRM/WJA4032) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to MacKay/Fire bag, AB (CYFI) was informed reference possible tire damage and elected to return to Calgary. WJA4032 landed safely at 1240Z Runway 17L with a damaged nose wheel. Emergency response services (ERS) was standing by. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A19W0058: C-FZRM, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA4032 from Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB to Fort MacKay/Firebag (CYFI), AB with 6 crew members and 87 passengers on board. Just prior to the rotation during the take-off roll at CYYC, the flight crew experienced a significant nose wheel vibration, which was followed by a bang. While in the climb, the flight crew was advised by ATC of rubber debris on the runway. The flight crew elected to divert back to CYYC, and requested ARFF for the arrival. The operator’s maintenance replaced both nose wheel assemblies, the air-ground sensor, a wire bundle bracket and the Electronic & Equipment (E&E) bay door.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector looked into the occurrence. During takeoff from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC), the aircrafts nose wheel tire failed and the flight crew elected to returned to CYYC. The aircraft landed safely with no operational impact. The flight crew recorded the defect "Nose Wheel Tire Failure on Take-off roll" and an (SDR) was submitted. Upon further investigation, the following maintenance action was required: S1014 Air/Ground Sensor Mount Bracket was replaced in accordance with (IAW) Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) 32-21-31 and ground checked serviceable. Bracket Assy Mounted to Upper Torque Link replaced IAW AMM 32-21-31. L & R nose wheel assemblies replaced IAW AMM 32-45-21. Conduit Assembly replaced IAW AMM 32-21-31 and ground checked serviceable. Bracket Assembly P/N 287A6215-11, which mount to Hose-Guide replaced IAW CMM 32-21-13. E/E door removed and replaced IAW AMM 52-48-41. Aircraft returned to service 05-21-2019 and maintenance actions recorded. Aircraft has flows a total of 17 hours and 6 cycles between 05-20-2019 and 05-24-2019 without any further reported similar defect.

May 19, 2019

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

A Saskatchewan Air Ambulance Beech B200 (C-GSAE/SLG1) from Wollaston Lake, SK (CZWL) to Saskatoon/Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) advised of a landing gear indication and requested the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit to be on standby. Aircraft landed safely at 2130Z. No impact on operations. Duplicate AOR 249189-V1 deleted.
Update TSB #A19C0047: C-GSAE, a Beech B200 aircraft operated by the Province of Saskatchewan, was conducting flight SLG1 from Wollaston Lake (CZWL), SK to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker Intl (CYXE), SK with 2 crew members and 4 passengers on board. Approximately 10 minutes after departing CZWL, the flight crew received a GEAR UNSAFE indication. The GEAR UNSAFE light extinguished after 30 seconds, and a second GEAR UNSAFE light appeared 5 minutes later and extinguished after a short period of time. 30 minutes into the flight, the GEAR UNSAFE light re-illuminated intermittently, and then remained on for the remainder of the flight. The flight crew notified ATC of the situation and requested ARFF on standby at CYXE. Upon selection of landing gear down on arrival at CYXE, the flight crew observed a gear down and locked indication. The aircraft landed without incident, and taxied to the ramp. The flight crew reported a G1000 advisory light indicating "Miscompare between weight on wheels inputs". The operators maintenance replaced the nose gear uplock switch, adjusted all uplock switches, and replaced the right Weight On Wheels switch (WOW). A visual inspection of the WOW wiring revealed that one pin was misaligned; the pin was re-inserted and the left WOW relay was replaced. The aircraft was returned to service after a satisfactory test flight.
UPDATE from Operator: It was reported that the gear unsafe light illuminated in flight with gear up (See SMS 2019-73). The landing gear system was inspected. Nose gear uplock switch and electrical relay in landing gear system found defective. Electrical relay and nose gear uplock switch replaced, rigging of all landing gear position switches completed and landing gear system serviced. Operation check of landing gear completed with aircraft on jacks system found serviceable and flight test completed and was Satisfactory.

May 13, 2019

Accident at In the vicinity of: Blumenort

An unidentified ultralight crashed into some trees and hydro lines at a farm in the vicinity of Blumenort, Manitoba. Accident was reported by a farmer to provincial 911 and relayed to the Winnipeg area control centre (ACC). All agencies were notified.
Update TSB #A19C0044: a private Basic Ultra-light Raven Soaring Trike aircraft, was conducting a flight in the vicinity of Blumenort, MB with only the pilot on board. The pilot was flying low over a friends home and while manoeuvering, the aircraft struck a power line and came to rest in a tree. Local Emergency Medical Services and the police responded, as well at the power company. The pilot sustained serious injuries, and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

April 19, 2019

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737 400 (FLE482) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported an equipment issue with hydraulic leak. Contacted Flair Airlines dispatch at YEG. Aircraft landed safely. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A19W0046: C-FLHJ, a Boeing 737-400 aircraft operated by Flair Airlines, was conducting flight FLE482 from Kelowna (CYLW), BC to Edmonton Intl (CYEG), AB with 6 crew members and 114 passengers on board. During the climb to cruising altitude after the departure from CYLW, the flight crew noted a decrease in fluid quantity and pressure for hydraulic system B. Approaching the Top Of Descent (TOD), the flight crew observed that the hydraulic quantity for system B had decreased to less than 30%. The appropriate QRH checklist was actioned, a PAN PAN was declared, and the aircraft landed at CYEG without further incident with ARFF standing by. Smoke was observed after the landing due to hydraulic fluid dripping on the brakes. The aircraft taxied to the gate.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) has looked into this occurrence. The operator reported that a loose plug was found on the auto brake module assy (missing safety wire). Plug re torqued and safety wired per AMM 20-50-11. Electric motor-driven hydraulic pump (EMDP) and engine driven hydraulic pump (EDP) pressure case drained filters inspected for contamination. Engine driven pump replaced IAW B737-400 AMM 29-15-11. Hydraulic system replenished and system bled per AMM 29-00-00 pg. 216 checks serviceable. The history on the aircraft was reviewed (line and heavy checks) and could not find record of maintenance where the plug for auto brake module was touched. Inspection issued to other aircraft in fleet as a precautionary measure.

February 14, 2019

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

Shortly after its takeoff, a Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2R4C (C-GNLW/NRL791) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) indicated to air traffic control (ATC) that it had to go back to CYFB due to a flap problem. After having burned fuel, the aircraft landed without incident. NRL791 did not declare an emergency. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: CADORS 2019C0632 (AOR 245121-V1) was a duplicate of this occurrence and was deleted.
Update TSB Report #A19Q0032: C-GNLW, a Boeing 737-200 aircraft operated by Nolinor Aviation, was conducting flight NRL791 from Iqaluit (CYFB), NU to Montreal Intl (Mirabel) (CYMX), QC with 7 crew members and 98 passengers on board. After a normal flap retraction shortly after the departure from CYFB, the flight crew noticed a FLAP DISAGREE indication approaching 10 000 feet. The flight crew contacted ATC, and levelled the aircraft off at 14 000 feet, while reducing the speed to 210 kts. The corresponding checklist was executed, and the flight crew elected to return to CYFB. The aircraft circled in order to burn the excess fuel prior to landing in a flapless configuration, and ARFF was called out as a precaution. After the landing, the aircraft stopped on the runway and was inspected. Subsequently, the aircraft continued to the gate without any further issue. There were no injuries. The operators maintenance found that the flap asymmetry problem was associated with a Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) within the flap indicator. The DAU induced a short to the flap position indicator wire, from the left flap position transmitter. This caused a flap asymmetry indication.

August 20, 2019

Accident at NEW GERMANY NS (Water) (CCA2)

TSB #A19A0066: a Bushcaddy R-120 homebuilt aircraft operated by the owner/pilot was conducting a flight from a private lake to New Germany Water aerodrome (CCA2), NS with one pilot and one passenger on board. While on approach to landing the pilot descended early and struck unmarked power lines crossing the north end of the lake. The aircraft descended into the lake entangled in the powerlines. The occupants suffered serious injuries and were assisted by witness who walked out to the plane as the water was shallow. They were both transported to hospital. Having flown numerous time into that lake, the pilot was familiar with the water aerodrome and aware of the powerlines.
Multiple aircraft reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the area west of Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ). When reported to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax, JRCC Halifax officials advised that a float plane had crashed in the area and was the source of the ELT. No impact on operations.

August 2, 2019

Incident at Pasadena

TSB #A19A0063: C-GMHT, a Bell 206L helicopter operated by Canadian Helicopters Ltd, was conducting forest fire control operations near Pasadena, NL. The pilot attached the water bucket to the hook and proceeded to pick up a bucket of water. The water would not release when the water release button was pressed. After landing and checking that the cables were not tangled, the pilot departed and decided to check if the release would work, but hit the cargo release button instead. The water bucket released and fell into a pond. It was later determined that the water release button was incorrectly wired.

August 13, 2019

Incident at 5NM E TRENTON NS (CYTN)

TSB #A19A0026:C-GGSX, a Bell 206B helicopter operated by Vision Air Services, was conducting wildlife flight survey operations 5 nm east of Trenton (CYTN), NS with 1 pilot and 2 technicians on board. While manoeuvering at low altitude, the helicopter struck and severed a wire that spanned Big Cove bay. The small, single conductor was green in colour, 0.23 inches in diameter, and supplied 7.2 kV electrical power to a small group of buildings north of the bay. The helicopter made a precautionary landing ½ nm north of the location of the collision. There were no injuries. The helicopter sustained impact and electrical arcing damage to the main rotor leading edge surfaces.

October 19, 2018

Incident at POSTE MONTAGNAIS (MILE 134) QC (CSF3)

TSB #A18Q0171: C-GFBW, an AS 350 B2 helicopter with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board, had to drop off a load in a long sling in a restricted area of a telecommunications site in a forest near Poste Montagnais (QC). During the final approach, the load weighed down on power lines. The pilot rejected the approach, but the neutral wire was still stuck on the load. The pilot therefore released the load in that spot, unhooked the sling, and left without any other incidents. No one was injured and the helicopter was not damaged.

November 8, 2018

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

A Max Aviation Beech B100 (C-GPRU/MAX130) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) overshot Runway 24L due to a landing gear problem. It then declared an emergency and landed on Runway 24L at 0417Z. No impact on operations.
Update - TSB Report #A18Q0179: C-GPRU, a Max Aviation Beech B100 King Air, was on instrument flight rules flight MAX130 from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 2 crew members and 3 passengers on board. During the approach at CYUL, the green nose gear light would not light up when the gear was in the lowered position. The crew therefore declared an emergency and requested airspace reserved for testing. A low pass near the control tower was conducted to obtain visual confirmation that the gear had been deployed, and the aircraft then landed without incident on Runway 24L at 0417Z. There were no injuries. A subsequent inspection by maintenance staff revealed an electric wire with intermittent contact in the landing gear compartment.

August 29, 2018

Incident at 20NM VAL D'OR QC VOR/DME (YVO)

A few minutes after taking off from CYVO, a De Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GONX/JZA8752), flying from Val-D'Or (CYVO), QC, to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC, reported having to shut down the left engine as a precaution because of a low oil pressure indication. JZAE752 declared an emergency. JZA8752 landed safely at 1556Z. NOC and CACO were notified.
Update TSB Report #A18Q0142 :C-GONX, un appareil de type Bombardier DHC-8-102 exploité par Jazz Aviation LP, effectuait le vol JZA8752 de Val-d?Or, QC (CYVO) à destination de Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) avec 3 membres d'équipage et 35 passagers à bord. Quelques instants après le décollage de CYVO, l'équipage de conduite a observé une l?indication OIL PRESSURE MASTER WARNING pour le moteur gauche. Toutefois, l'indication de pression d'huile du même moteur indiquait une pression normale. Le moteur a été fermé par mesures de précaution et une urgence a été déclarée. L'appareil est revenu se poser sans encombre à CYVO.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On departure from CYVO, the Flight Crew experienced an "Oil Pressure Warning Light" on the no. 1 engine. The corresponding pressure gauge reading was normal. The Flight Crew elected to shutdown/secured the no. 1 engine, declared an emergency and decided to return to CYVO where the aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance checked the no. 1 engine oil level, cleaned the pressure switch connector, metered the wiring, and performed an extensive ground run. The system was found serviceable and the aircraft was returned to service. A Safety Report was submitted.

April 12, 2018

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

TSB Report #A18Q0051: C-GGCI, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8982 from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). After the passengers had deplaned after the arrival in CYUL, the flight crew received a number 1 Engine Fire Warning indication. The number 1 fire handle was pulled; the indication stopped momentarily for a period of approximately 5 to 10 seconds. Subsequently, the number 1 Engine Fire Warning indication reappeared, which prompted the flight crew to discharge the fire bottles. ARFF services were requested for assistance. There were no visual evidence of fire, smoke or any other abnormalities.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Maintenance troubleshooting determined that engine fire false indication resulted from shielded wires shorted at electrical connector located at the engine firewall. The electrical plug was replaced and system tested serviceable before returning the aircraft to service. Both engines' fire extinguishing systems (FIREX bottles) were replaced. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted.

December 6, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Chinook Helicopters Ltd. Diamond DA 42 (C-FSGN) from Victoria International, BC (CYYJ) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) did not receive a proper "gear down" indication on arrival. The aircraft performed a tower "fly-past", and the tower verified that the gear appeared to be down. The aircraft landed without incident. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the normal shutdown, the pilot selected the Avionics Master switch to the "OFF" position, and the 3 green gear position lights illuminated. Maintenance performed a function test of the gear switches, light dimming settings, and function of gear indicating system with no faults found. All bulbs in the gear indicating circuit function tested serviceable. Wiring checked for anomalies with no faults found. The emergency extension handle was returned to the "normal" position. A review of the wiring schematics did not show any reason for the circuit to have started working again when the avionics master was selected to the "OFF" position as the circuits are not integrated at all. The aircraft was released for flight with the pilots being advised of the issue observed during the previous landing. During flight and landing, no discrepancies were noted and landing gear operation was found to be functioning normally. All systems functioned correctly, and have continued to function without any anomalies since this occurrence.

September 14, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

At 2352Z, the terminal advised that a Central Mountain Air Ltd. Beech 1900D from Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) was returning to CYVR with a gear issue. The tower initiated emergency stand by. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CMY gear handle in-transit light was red in up position. The light stayed on with gear up. A broken wire was found near the connector from previous splice. Wiring was repaired and gear operational checks were carried out.

June 21, 2018

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Initial maintenance checks found no signs of any overheating or leaks around the engine or bleed air ducting fire wire routing. The right hand (R/H) engine fire loop was checked against the maintenance manual resistance limits and was found well out of limits. That along with no signs of overheating or bleed air leaks strongly point to a false fire warning. Fire loop was replaced.
TSB #A18P0084: C-FTJC, a Cessna 560 Encore aircraft operated by Carson Air, was conducting a flight from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). While climbing thru 17 000 feet, the flight crew turned on the engine and wing anti-ice systems. Shortly thereafter, the flight crew observed a right engine fire warning light. The flight crew leveled the aircraft at FL230 and completed the engine fire light checklist. After reducing power on the right engine as per the checklist, the engine fire light extinguished. The flight crew completed the checklist and advised ATC that they would continue the flight to CYVR with reduced power on the right engine. A PAN PAN was declared, and the aircraft landed at CYVR without further incident.

May 8, 2018

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Maintenance found a defective P-lead wire which caused an intermittent right hand (R/H) Magneto. The P-lead wire was replaced, system was tested, and the aircraft was returned to service.
A Coastal Pacific Aviation Cessna 172M (C-GHKJ) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported engine vibrations on the right turn after departure from Runway 01. The aircraft returned and landed without further incident. No operational impact.

April 27, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE TSB Report #A18P0056: C-GIHJ, a Sikorsky S-76C helicopter operated by Helijet International, was conducting a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). During cruise flight, the transmission gearbox chip/hot annunciator light illuminated. The flight crew reviewed the checklist and, while locating the affected system circuit breaker to reset, they noticed the number 1 hydraulic servo jam circuit breaker had popped. The chip light extinguished once reset, however due to multiple unrelated malfunction indications, the flight crew declared an emergency and elected to return to CYVR where the helicopter landed without further incident. The operator?s maintenance found chaffed electrical wires, and proceeded to replace them.
A Helijet International Inc. Sikorsky S-76C (C-GIHJ) declared an emergency while inbound Vancouver, BC (CYVR). An emergency standby was initiated and the aircraft landed helipad C at 0455Z.

February 16, 2018

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

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The left main Main Hydraulic pressure gauge was reading zero while the quantity was normal with no engine-driven pump caution light indication. Maintenance personnel performed troubleshooting and determined that the problem was a broken wire on the #1 Hydraulic Pressure Transmitter. Both the pin and the wire were replaced and the aircraft was returned to service
A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GABO/JZA8411) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a hydraulic issue so the tower initiated an emergency standby and the aircraft landed on Runway 26L. Big operational impact due to single runway.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A18P0023: C-GABO, a Bombardier DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8411 from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). While inbound to CYVR, the flight crew reported a hydraulic issue and requested radar vectors to assess the problem. ATC initiated emergency procedures and put ARFF on standby. The flight landed on Runway 26L and taxied under its own power. Since Runway 26L was the only runway in operation at CYVR, subsequent arrivals were delayed to allow an inspection of the runway. No hazard was found.

February 14, 2018

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GENM/WEN3205) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), declared "MAYDAY" and diverted to and landed safely at Prince George, BC (CYXS) at 1448Z. 911 responded. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A18P0020: C-GENM, a Bombardier DHC-8-402 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore was conducting flight WEN3205 from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver Intl., BC (CYVR) with 4 crew members and 44 passengers on board. After departing CYXJ enroute to Vancouver, the #2 engine fire warning illuminated. The flight crew shut down the engine and activated the fire suppression system. Both extinguisher bottles were discharged, however the #2 engine fire warning persisted. The flight crew advised air traffic control, declared an emergency and diverted to Prince George, BC (CYXS). The aircraft landed uneventfully at with airport rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) crews standing by. The operator?s maintenance established that there had not been an engine fire. The warning had been the result of a damaged wire in a connector within the fire detection system. The system was repaired and the aircraft returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During cruise, the aircraft received #2 Fire Warning. Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) action carried out and in flight shutdown (IFSD). The aircraft diverted to CYXS. Fire indication remained following shutdown. Engine parameters were normal through the event. Maintenance: The engine data from the event shows no distress or unusual indication. Maintenance troubleshooting discovered a fire sensor to be at fault. #2 Engine Aft (Wheel Well Zone) Fire Sensor replacement. Fire bottle replacement and return to service (RTS) tasks to be carried out.

January 25, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Orca Airways Piper PA-31-350 (C-GWXL/ORK444) on a flight departing Vancouver, BC (CYVR) and Landing at Powell River, BC (CYPW) departed off Runway 08R, and shortly after departure returned to CYVR due smoke in cockpit. The aircraft landed safely at 2325Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE Report TSB #A18P0014: C-GWXL, a Piper PA-31-350 aircraft operated by Orca Airways, was conducting flight ORK444 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Powell River, BC (CYPW) with only the two pilots on board. Shortly after the departure from CYVR, the flight crew noticed a burning smell in the cockpit. After observing smoke coming from the instrument panel, the flight crew elected to return to CYVR. No emergency was declared, however fire services were put on standby at CYVR. The aircraft landed without further incident. A post flight inspection was carried out and electrical faults were repaired. The aircraft was then returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Arcing found in the Circuit Breaker (CB) panel between bus bar contacts. Surface de-ice circuit breaker found unserviceable and replaced. All wiring behind panel inspected and ground runs carried out. No reoccurrence.

December 13, 2018

Incident at 5NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

On approach to Runway 25, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8533) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported an unsafe landing gear indication. The aircraft abandoned the approach, troubleshooted the issue and requested emergency services to be on standby for the aircrafts landing. The aircraft landed without incident at 1735Z with emergency services standing by.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On approach to CYQT, the Flight Crew reported the left hand (L/H) main gear was down but no indication that it was locked on either the main indicator or the alternate indicator. The Flight Crew also carried out an alternate extension which made no difference. The Crew then prepared the Cabin for an emergency landing, declared an emergency, and shut down Engine No. 1 per the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH). The flight landed without further incident. Maintenance troubleshooting determined the PSEU (Proximity Sensor Electronic Unit) had an internal fault. The unit was replaced. Maintenance also found and repaired faulty wiring in the landing gear circuit. The aircraft was returned to service following repairs and gear swings. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted.
Update TSB Report #A18C0126: C-GJZD, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8533 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to Thunder Bay (CYQT), ON. Upon extension of the landing gear during the approach at CYQT, the flight crew did not receive a down & locked indication for the left main landing gear, on both the advisory panel and the alternate indicator on the floor. A missed approach was conducted, and the flight crew performed an alternate landing gear extension; however, it was unsuccessful. In accordance with the QRH, the landing gear was pumped down 30 to 50 times with no effect. The flight crew declared an emergency, shut the number 1 engine down as per the procedure, and requested ARFF in attendance. The cabin was prepared for an emergency landing, and passengers were briefed. The subsequent landing was conducted without further incident with the left engine inoperative. The aircraft was towed to the gate. The operators maintenance replaced the Proximity Sensor Electronic Unit (PSEU), and repaired wiring at the landing gear down-lock. Landing gear swings were performed with no further faults.

October 16, 2018

Accident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP)

Ottawa emergency services advised that a privately registered Quad City Challenger II from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) had an accident (i.e. the aircraft had crashed). There was 1 person on board (POB), and they were injured. There was damage to the aircraft on the flight plan. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A18O0140: A private Quad City Challenger II Advanced Ultra-light aircraft, departed Ottawa/Carp (CYRP), ON for Peterborough (CYPQ), ON with 1 pilot on board. During cruise flight approximately 3.6 nm South of CYRP, control of the aircraft was lost for undetermined reasons. During the uncontrolled descent, the aircraft contacted guy wires running along the side of a road, and collided with terrain. The aircraft was substantially damaged, and the pilot sustained serious injuries.

September 18, 2018

Incident at KINGSTON ON (CYGK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - visual aids)

Due to a construction mishap, the lighting wiring was compromised, prompting field maintenance to close both runways to resolve the issue.

July 7, 2018

Incident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

A privately owned Cessna 172F from Louiseville, QC (CSJ4) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) tried to contact North Bay Flight Service Station (FSS) when 1 nautical mile east of the control zone, but only a carrier was heard on the frequency. A broadcast was made by the FSS to advise that the aircraft was not transmitting. Aircraft entered the zone anyway, and FSS tried to establish his intentions by way of mike clicks. Pilot called on the radio once on the ground and said that a wire had disconnected.

May 20, 2018

Incident at 2.5NM NE PIKANGIKUM ON (CYPM)

TSB Report#A18C0033: C-GMAN, a Rockwell Intl Aero Commander 690B aircraft operated by MAG Aerospace Canada, was conducting a Bird Dog operation from Red Lake, ON (CYRL) in support of aerial suppression of Red Lake Fire 23, 2.5 nautical miles North East of Pikangikum, ON (CYPM). The aircraft interior began to get warm regardless of the climate control selections and an odour and haze began to fill the cabin. The flight crew notified the Air Attack Officer that there was smoke in the cabin and that they needed to leave the wildfire. The flight crew depressurized the cabin, at which point the odour and haze cleared. The flight crew consulted the QRH and elected to continue to Red Lake, ON (CYRL). The operator's maintenance determined that the Blower Motor isolation switch was in the OFF position, allowing the climate control system to overheat. The switch, intended for use by maintenance personnel, is in a non-standard and exposed location on this particular aircraft. The switch has since been witness-wired to prevent inadvertent operation.

April 14, 2018

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

A Volare Aviation Canadair CL600 1A11 (VLZ556) from San Jose, CA (KSJC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) declared PAN on approach due to smoke in the cockpit. VLZ556 landed without incident at 0553Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A18O0060: 2-ODAY, a Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 601-3A aircraft operated by Volare Aviation, was conducting flight VLZ556 from San José/Norman Y. Mineta San José Intl, CA (KSJC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). During the approach at CYYZ, the left side Primary Flight Display (PFD) image became distorted and flickered. Moments later, the flight crew noted the smell of burning electrical wiring. EFIS 1 was then deselected and the burning electrical smell dissipated. The flight crew declared a PAN PAN and the aircraft landed without further incident.

March 19, 2018

Accident at KIRKFIELD / BALSAM LAKE ON (CKD8)

A Bancroft Flying Club Inc. Cessna 172M (C-FRFO) on a flight to Kirkfield/Balsam Lake, ON (CKD8) crashed during landing at CKD8. 1 soul on board (SOB), no injuries. Transportation Safety Board (TSB) notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A18O0040: C-FRFO, a Cessna 172M aircraft operated by Bancroft Flying Club, was conducting a flight from Brantford, ON (CYFD) to Kirkfield/Balsam Lake, ON (CKD8) with one pilot on board. During the landing at CKD8, the aircraft landed fast and the pilot realized the aircraft was not going to stop at the end of the runway. The decision was made to not conduct a go-around due to hydro wires. The aircraft went off the end of the runway, hit some cedars and came to rest in a ditch. The pilot was not injured, but there was substantial damage to the aircraft.

February 26, 2018

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

A Keewatin Air Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GFLA/KWE400) on a flight from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Int'l, ON (CYOW) to Wabush, NL (CYWK) rejected takeoff. The aircraft cancelled its flight plan and returned to the fixed base operator (FBO).
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Rejected takeoff through 73kts. Master warning air/ground illuminated, and extinguished upon starting reverse thrust - troubleshoot and repair. Inspected wiring at the weight on wheels switches then adjusted the gap of switches. Satisfactory test flight completed with no further issues.

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