March 16, 2020

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

On final for Runway 06L, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA7960) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) reported the presence of smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency. Coordination carried out. JZA7960 made it to the ground without incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0035: C-GGOF, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8 402 (JZA7960), was on an IFR flight from Toronto/Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). During the approach, the crew noticed light smoke near the right side of the windshield, as well as the smell of burnt electrical wires. The windshield heat system was turned off, which caused the smoke to dissipate. The crew declared an emergency and the aircraft landed without incident.

February 17, 2020

Accident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL / LES CÈDRES QC (CSS3)

Information received from the Sûreté du Québec. While on a local flight in the Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3) region, a privately registered Cessna 150M hit power lines and crashed. The two people on board died. There was significant damage to the aircraft. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC), the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR), and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0023: C-GYEV, a privately operated Cessna 150M, was on a local VFR night flight from Montreal/St-Lazare, QC (CST3), with one pilot and one passenger on board. While the aircraft was approximately 1.75 NM east of Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3), it hit 2 power lines before crashing into the ground. The aircraft was destroyed, and the 2 occupants were fatally wounded.

January 29, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

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

February 13, 2020

Incident at Hartford/Bradley Int'l, CT (KBDL)

TSB Report #A20F0038: C-GTAQ, a DHC-8-300 operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight 8024 from Hartford-Springfield/Bradley Intl. (KBDL), CT to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl. (CYYZ), ON. On taxi out for take-off, Flight crew noticed visible smoke coming from first officer’s windshield (from windshield heat lead wire). Windshield heat was selected off and smoke dissipated. Fight returned to the gate. No emergency declared.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. According to the Operator, the event occurred on February 14th, 2020. The aircraft had made a couple of flights after being released from Heavy Maintenance. Maintenance had removed/replaced the affected windshield during this Heavy Maintenance. According to the Operator the windshield was not installed correctly during this maintenance, which lead to the smoke event. Maintenance corrected the issues and returned the aircraft to service. As it was deemed to be a Human Factors issue, no Service Difficulty Report was deemed necessary.

May 7, 2020

Incident at 25NM THOMPSON MB (CYTH) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, ATM - other)

A Summit Air Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-FEUR) operating as a North Star Air flight (BF7311) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV) reported a gear issue and advised returning to CYTH. Aircraft landed safely at 1514Z. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A20C0041: C-FEUR, an ATR72-200 aircraft operated by Summit Air, was conducting flight 7311 from Thompson (CYTH), MB, to Island Lake (CYIV), MB, with a crew of 2 on board. During the initial climb out of CYTH, the crew selected the landing gear up but the gear would not retract. The crew declared an emergency and returned to the airport, where the aircraft landed safely. An inspection of the system by the operators maintenance personnel revealed a chaffed electrical wire.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR 263895-V1: C-FEUR aircraft, operating as flight BF7311, reported a gear issue (no positive indication) and requested emergency services. Aircraft landed without issue at 1514Z and shut down on the runway so that emergency vehicles could assist, then later taxied off under its own power. Runway 06/24 was closed via voice NOTAM from 1514Z to 1530Z. During this period, the aircraft was shut down on the runway. Hourly weather observation was missed due to single stand during emergency, reverted to automated weather. No other impact on operations. (Duplicate CADOR 2020C1562 / AOR 263895-V1 record deleted)

February 5, 2020

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FBJZ/JZA7132) from Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), on departure from Runway 18, declared "Mayday" with the tower controller and reported a fire indication in the forward lavatory. Aircraft switched to terminal control unit (TCU) and vectored for an approach to Runway 13. Airport emergency services (AES) responded, aircraft landed safely at 1521Z, no impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0009: C-FBJZ, a Canadair CL-600-2D24 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation as flight JZA7132, was enroute from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB to Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB with 2 crew members on board. Shortly after departure from CYWG, the crew received a lavatory smoke/fire indication followed by the smell of smoke. The crew decided to return to CYWG and declared a MAYDAY. While completing the QRH procedures, the fire/smoke indication went out. The aircraft then landed safely and was met by ARFF on the ramp. Inspection of the aircraft by ARFF did not reveal any fire or smoke. Further inspection of the aircraft by the operators maintenance personnel revealed a loose wire in connector PS97P1 to the FWD lavatory light dimmer (PS97).

January 16, 2020

Incident at 5NM S THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-FSLZ/PAG08) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Cross Lake, MB (CYCR) departed Runway 24 at 0106Z. Once 5NM South, PAG08 advised that their landing gear was locked down and they were returning to CYTH. Landed on Runway 24 at 0121Z, no impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-FSLZ had an air return to Thomson, MB (CYTH) due to the landing gear failing to retract. Maintenance carried out the following and returned the aircraft to service. Landing gear selector valve and Left-Hand (L/H) main landing gear (MLG) O/B Squat switch inspected for condition and security with no faults found. Wiring and Canon plugs inspected in accordance with (IAW) SA226 maintenance manual (MM) 24-00-00 with no faults found. Hydraulic accumulator serviced IAW SA226 MM 29-10-04. Nose and both main landing gears cleaned and lubricated IAW SA226 MM 12-20-10. Landing gear function checks completed IAW SA226 MM 32-00-00. Aircraft found to be serviceable.

January 15, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

After departure, the pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GYJZ/JZA8639) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) requested to return to CYHZ. No assistance required.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20A0004: C-GYJZ a de Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation was conducting flight JZA8639 from Halifax Stanfield Intl (CYHZ), NS to Ottawa Intl (CYOW) ON with 43 passengers. On departure the crew selected the gear up and received a gear inop caution light and 3 red lights. The crew actioned the quick reference handbook and completed the alternate gear extension and got 3 green lights. The crew requested to return to CYHZ. The crew did not declare an emergency but did request that ARFF be on standby for landing. The aircraft landed without further incident, stopped on the taxiway and was towed to the gate. Maintenance did an analysis of the fault and located broken wires at 3261-J23. The wires were repaired, gear swings were performed and tested serviceable. The aircraft was released to service.

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.

December 19, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A KF Cargo Convair 340 (C-GKFF/KFA579) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) departed and returned with a gear issue. KFA579 requested the equipment so tower initiated an emergency standby and landed Runway 08R safely.
Update TSB Report #A19P0185: C-GKFF, a Convair 580 operated by Kelowna Flightcraft, was conducting flight KFA579 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Kamloops (CYKA), BC with 2 crew members on board. After takeoff the flight crew were unable to retract the landing gear. The flight crew elected to return to CYVR and requested ARFF be placed on standby. The flight landed without further incident. Subsequent maintenance activity revealed a landing gear handle safety solenoid wiring fault. The defect was rectified and aircraft was returned into service.

December 18, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Central Mountain Air de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FCJE/GLR8016) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Dease Lake, BC (CYDL) departed CYXS and returned due to a gear malfunction. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 15. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Maintenance found a wire broken at pin B on C/P 3261-S10. Repaired in accordance with (IAW) aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 20-45-09-00 and rigged per AMM 32-20-16-02. Proximity Sensing Electronics Unit (PSEU) Built-in Test Equipment (BITE) test carried out (C/O) as per AMM 32-61-50-02, no fault codes. Gear indication normal now. Gear swings C/O IAW AMM 32-30-00-02.
Update TSB Report #A19P0184: C-FCJE, a Bombardier DHC-8-102 operated by Central Mountain Air, was conducting flight GLR8016 from Prince George (CYXS), BC to Dease Lake (CYDL), BC with 3 crew members and 26 passengers on board. After departure the flight crew retracted the landing gear but noted an abnormal sound and the landing gear door remained open. The flight crew actioned the QRH for the landing gear door malfunction and proceeded to the alternate landing gear extension. The flight crew returned to CYXS and conducted an initial fly past of the tower/ARFF, followed by a second fly past for a pilot on the ground, to visually inspect the position of the landing gear. The flight crew then conducted an uneventful landing. Subsequent maintenance actions by the operator indicated a broken wire associated with the nose landing gear doors.

December 16, 2019

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (SERIES 900) (C-GJAN/JZA7134) from San Diego, CA (KSAN) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported smoke in the lavatory. The tower initiated emergency stand by. The aircraft landed Runway 08R without incident at 0216Z. Runway 08R re-opened at 0220Z.
Update TSB Report #A19P0183: C-GJAN, a Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (CRJ 900) operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting ferry flight JZA7134 from San Diego Intl (KSAN), CA to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 2 flight crew members on board. During descent to CYVR the flight crew received an EICAS message for smoke in the aft lavatory. The captain left the cockpit and could visibly see smoke coming from the aft lavatory but did not open the door. The flight crew followed the QRH, which included pulling the lavatory circuit breakers, and the EICAS message extinguished. The flight crew declared a PAN PAN and landed without further incident. The aircraft taxied to the hangar and was met by ARFF who came on board. ARFF did not see smoke but noted the smell of smoke was present. Subsequent maintenance actions found chaffing in the cabin overhead lighting wiring at row 27 D/F. The wires were contacting in the area of the lavatory enclosure. The wires were adjusted for clearance and protected from outside contact. Ground runs were carried out and could not duplicate the fault. The aircraft has been released into service.

November 8, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A call was received from Pacific radio advising that a Kan-Arm Contracting Ltd. Piper PA-31 (C-GDJR) on a training flight from Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) was inbound to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) with a total electrical failure and possibly no landing gear. The pilot gave their intentions and estimated time of arrival (ETA) at CYXX by telephone. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) and 911 were put on standby. The aircraft landed safely with minimal operational impact. A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-800 (WSW107) on a flight from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was moved to a different approach and some VFR aircraft held out on the ground.
UPDATE TSB Report #A19P0167: C-GDJR, a privately operated Piper Navajo PA-31-310 aircraft took off from Chilliwack, (CYCW) BC on a training flight with two pilots on board. When the gear was selected up, the crew observed a gear unlocked indication. The gear was cycled and a gear down and safe indication was achieved. The crews intent was to return to CYCW, but when they selected flaps down there was no movement of the flaps and the landing gear down and locked lights faded out. The crew made the decision to divert to Abbotsford, (CYXX) BC because it had a long runway and emergency equipment. During the diversion to CYXX, all electrical power was lost and communications equipment failed. Using a cell phone, the crew contacted the Kamloops Flight Service Station and declared a Mayday. They explained the situation, stated their intention was to land in CYXX, and requested to have ARFF standing by. On short final, enough electrical power returned for the crew to see they had a landing gear down and locked indication. The aircraft landed uneventfully and taxied to the ramp. Maintenance determined via a continuity check that the RH alternator field wire had an intermittent fault caused by a broken wire and / or a bad terminal crimp. They also found the LH engine noise filter had been removed from the alternator circuit, and wire terminals were taped with automotive electrical tape.

November 4, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FCMR/GLR587) from Campbell River, BC (CYBL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a gear issue and elected to have emergency vehicles on standby. Aircraft landed safely at 2248Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft was tested, troubleshot extensively with multiple test flights failing trying to source the fault. Further disassembly and troubleshooting resulted in finding chaffed wire G15D22 that in flight conditions would chafe to ground causing breaker to trip. Located between st. 243.25 and 258.25 on left-hand side (LHS) just below floor in U-tray. Wire repaired and aircraft test flown successfully. Service Difficulty Report (SDR) submitted by Quality Assurance (QA). SDR Number: 20191210017.
Update TSB Report #A19P0159: C-FCMR, a Beech 1900D aircraft operated by Central Mountain Air Ltd.(CMA), was conducting flight GLR587 from Campbell River (CYBL), BC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 2 pilots and 10 passengers on board. After take-off, when the landing gear was selected up, the Landing Gear Relay circuit breaker (CB) tripped. The CB was reset and tripped again on a second attempt to raise the gear. The aircraft continued to CYVR with the landing gear extended and the crew requested ARFF to standby. The aircraft landed without further incident. CMAs avionics maintenance could not identify the cause of the CB tripping and the gear actuators were changed.

November 3, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. Aerospatiale AS 350 BA (C-GOLV) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) experienced an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) activation at 2051Z for approximately 3 minutes. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was notified.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator responded that this had been on ongoing intermittent defect which had occurred over a very long period of time. In September 2018, the pilot entered defect in logbook for emergency locator transmitter (ELT) transmitting in flight. Corrective action involved visually inspection of ELT circuit and a conductivity check, with no faults found. ELT s/n 6240 sent for repair. ELT s/n 6240 reinstalled. In April 2019, the ELT again began transmitting. Corrective action involved ELT circuit being visually inspected and conductivity being checked, with no faults found. ELT s/n 6240 removed. ELT s/n 6845 installed. In November 2019, the ELT began transmitting again. Corrective action: the ELT circuit was visually inspected and a very small chaffed wire was located in the ELT circuit. Wire repaired as per Airbus Standard Practices 20-80.

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.

December 18, 2019

Incident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

At 0855Z, a Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley HS 748 (C-FFFS/WSG806) on a flight to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) declared PAN PAN on their way to Pickle Lake due to a fire indication light. No assistance required. The aircraft landed safely at 0932Z. Remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) provided by Thunder Bay flight service station (FSS) outside of published hours from 0913Z to 0932Z.
UPDATE TSB Report #A19C0155: C-FFFS. a Hawker Siddeley HS-748-2A operated by Wasaya Airways as flight WP806, was enroute from Fort Severn (CYER), ON to Pickle Lake (CYPL), ON with two flight crew members on board. While in cruise, the right engine fire warning light illuminated. The flight crew reduced engine power and the fire warning light then went out. Inspection of the right engine/nacelle area from the cockpit window and engine indication systems revealed no anomalies. The crew elected to keep the right engine running and eventually advanced the power back to cruise without receiving a fire warning indication. The crew declared a Pan Pan and continued the flight to their destination where the aircraft then landed safely. The operators maintenance inspection of the fire warning system revealed a faulty wire loop. The wire loop was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

October 1, 2019

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

TSB Report #A19O0144: C-FWSE, a Boeing 737-800 operated by WestJet as WJA1129, was arriving at Toronto/Pearson Intl (CYYZ), Ontario, following a flight from Orlando (KMCO), Florida, with 6 crew and 165 passengers on board. During the landing roll, the aircraft drifted significantly to the left of centerline, and following arrival at the gate, there was damage observed to the #1 (LH outboard main) tire and the lower anti-skid wiring conduit on the LH main gear. A runway inspection conducted the following day revealed that a runway edge light on the left side and about halfway down the runway length was missing. The broken light was found in the grass about 30 feet from its installed location. Convective weather and reduced visibility due to heavy rainfall were observed overhead CYYZ at the time of the landing. The #1 tire and anti-skid conduit were replaced.

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.

June 17, 2019

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (series 900) (C-FLJZ/JZA8633) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) overshot due to an issue with flaps. Emergency crews requested. Aircraft landed on Runway 32 at 1550Z with no issues. No impact on other aircrafts.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The Operator has reported that there were a total of four (4) Flap Events for C-FLJZ in the month of June 2019. Several attempts to troubleshoot and rectify the defect were unsuccessful. After the 4th and final event, Company Maintenance initiated an action plan which included: Wiring checks, visual inspections, rigging checks, part replacement, Operational and Functional checks, and a test flight. The aircraft was returned to service with no recurrence. Service Difficulty Report No. 20190618014 was submitted.

Incident at OMTOK intersection

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (C-FLJZ/JZA8037) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) performed a go around for Runway 23 due to a flap malfunction. JZA8037 performed a checklist and requested that emergency vehicles be on standby for a precautionary landing. JZA8037 landed on Runway 23 uneventfully at 1833Z and was met by the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The Operator has reported that there were a total of four (4) Flap Events for C-FLJZ in the month of June 2019. Several attempts to troubleshoot and rectify the defect were unsuccessful. After the 4th and final event, Company Maintenance initiated an action plan which included: Wiring checks, visual inspections, rigging checks, part replacement, Operational and Functional checks, and a test flight. The aircraft was returned to service with no recurrence. Service Difficulty Report No. 20190618014 was submitted.

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.

May 18, 2019

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

Aviation Incident Report #16080: At Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU), a Beechcraft T-6 Texan II landed. While taxiing to a fixed-base operator (FBO), the flight crew smelled hot electrical wires and asked for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) response. While ARFF responded, the crew was deplaned, aircraft engine was off, and there was no sign of smoke or fire. No further actions required for ARFF. No other operations impacted.

August 22, 2019

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 2310Z, an Air Tindi Beech 200 (C-FCGU/TIN502) departing Runway 28 for a flight from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Hay River/Merlyn Carter, NT (CYHY) rejected takeoff and taxied back to the hangar. No assistance required. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the takeoff roll of TIN502 at Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), the right hand (R/H) engine fire indication came on. The flight crew reduced engine power and the fire light went out and there was no visual indication of a fire. The takeoff was aborted and the flight crew returned the aircraft to the main base to report the incident to maintenance. Company maintenance opened the R/H engine cowl and inspected the engine case and components with no faults found. The fire detectors, associated wiring, and connectors were inspected. The ground terminals were found to be in poor condition and were replaced. No other faults were found. The cowlings were reinstalled and max power runs were completed with no faults found. The optical fire detection system was function tested and found serviceable. A test flight was conducted and all systems operated normally and the aircraft was returned to service. There have been no further reported incidents.

November 19, 2019

Incident at 23NM E WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300 (ACA107) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a technical issue and advised diverting to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG). No assistance required. While in a hold, ACA107 declared PAN PAN due to a medical emergency. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A19C0143: C-GHLM, an Airbus A330-343 operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA107 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. While in cruise, a burning electrical smell was detected in the cabin at seat 29A. The in-flight entertainment system was shut down and the smell dissipated. The crew elected to divert to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB to have the operators maintenance conduct an inspection. During the diversion, the flight crew declared a PAN PAN due to an unrelated passenger medical emergency. The aircraft subsequently landed uneventfully in at CYWG. The operators maintenance removed the handset cradle and passenger convenience unit (PCU) due to wires arcing at the cradle to PCU connection.

October 17, 2019

Incident at 10NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

Shortly after departure, a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GIQG/PAG02) on a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) reported an equipment issue and elected to return to the field. The aircraft landed without incident or impact to operations at 2219Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Client has advised that after reviewing all pertinent company documentation and data, the closest occurrence they could find occurred on Oct. 17th. Metro 2 C-GIQG had an air return due to a #2 generator dropping off line and could not be reset. Avionics carried out a wire repair (262-16S) and the aircraft was released.

September 11, 2019

Incident at 3NM E HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP)

TSB Report #A19W0129: C-GROW, an Air Tractor 402B, operated by Bonnyville Air Services (1980) Ltd., was conducting an aerial work flight 3 miles east of High Prairie (CZHP), AB when it struck a power line. Multiple passes had been made on the field and on this particular pass the aircraft had moved closer to a gas plant which featured a flare stack. The pilot was momentarily distracted by the possibility of guide wires that might support the stack. He had crossed the subject power line multiple times earlier during this flight, but this time pulled up late, leading to the strike. The aircraft was able to continue flight and returned to the staging area at the Donnelly airport (CFM4). Damage was minor and was mainly focused on the spray nozzles. Maintenance inspected the aircraft, effected repairs, and returned the aircraft to service.

September 27, 2019

Accident at 5293N / 11210W

At 2255Z, NAV CANADA was advised of a privately registered Piper PA-18-150X that crashed near Killam, AB. The pilot who was the single occupant was declared deceased at the scene. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A19W0133: the privately operated Piper PA-18-150, took off from Killam-Sedgewick (CEK6), AB for a visual flight rules, local flight with only the pilot onboard. The aircraft took-off eastbound in a field, beside a road, 25 nm east of Camrose (CEQ3), AB and conducted a steep climb out. At approximately 30 feet above the ground, over the power poles on the north side of the road, the aircraft stalled and entered a spin to the left and struck power lines. The aircraft broke the top insulating wire and then bridged the next two conductor lines. The aircraft fell to the ground and burst into flames. The aircraft was consumed by the post crash fire. The pilot, who was the lone occupant, was fatally injured. No ELT was reported.

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).

September 1, 2019

Incident at 145NM CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FBWJ/WJA1508) enroute from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) advised air traffic control they would be returning to CYYC due to an aircraft system issue. The aircraft landed at 1808Z without incident. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Flight crew reported on climb bleed trip off on #2 engine so flight returned to gate in YYC. Maintenance replaced engine harness MW0311 and 490 overheat switch. Performed engine runs and checked bleed schedule, with no faults found. Carried out bleed air health check and wiring inspections. Aircraft returned to service with no further related issues.

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

Incident 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.
Update TSB - The helicopter sustained minor damage.

June 18, 2019

Accident 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.
Aviation Incident Report #16196: A Qwest Helicopters Bell 206B (C-GJJA) working for a tree planting operation made contact with a power line. The line being severed caused damage to the windscreen. The helicopter landed upright approximately 300m from the power line. Impact with the line reported to have started a fire.

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.

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