July 14, 2019

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

The pilot of an American privately registered Cessna 182Q from Turner Falls, MA (K0B5) to St. Stephen, NB (CCS3) called London, ON (CYXU) flight information centre (FIC) to close their VFR flight plan from K0B5 to CCS3. Halifax had no record of a flight plan. Leidos confirmed the existence of a proposed VFR flight plan but never received a departure from the pilot.

October 8, 2018

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

An American corporately registered Beech 58 (N207ZM) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to St. Stephen, NB (CCS3) failed to close their flight plan at destination CCS3. Information Request to Departure Station (QALQ) and information request (INREQ) search initiated. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) found the aircraft on the ground at CCS3. The pilot was not present. All agencies were notified and search was terminated. 2 hours after arrival, the pilot closed the flight plan with London Flight Information Centre (FIC).

October 22, 2017

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

A 126700 Aircraft Canada Inc. Cessna 441 (C-GAGE) on a flight from St. Stephen, NB (CCS3) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) landed Runway 24R and advised of a blown tire on roll out. Subsequent arrival, a WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA1233) on a flight from Fort Lauderdale, FL (KFLL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) elected to land. Runway inspected and no debris was found.

August 2, 2016

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

A PLP Schaefer Holdings Limited Cessna A185F (C-GWLC) arrived in Canada (St. Stephen, NB (CCS3)) from the United States (Bangor, ME) without an active flight plan.

June 27, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

A Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax reported to Moncton, NB Area Control Centre (QMACC) that a privately registered Cessna 177B, VFR, at St Stephen, NB (CCW3) was transmitting an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal. At 1456Z, JRCC advised they had established contact with the aircraft and resolved the ELT issue.

September 16, 2014

Incident at CYR724

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GMFI) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to St Stephen, NB (CCS3) departed CYFC. The flight was cleared enroute and was observed on radar entering CYR724. Tower was unable to contact aircraft on Tower frequency. The Range control was notified. C-GMFI exited the range at 0140Z.

January 9, 2014

Incident at In the vicinity of: FREDERICTON INTL NB (CYFC)

Pilot of a Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FJXD) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to St. Stephen, NB (CCS3) reported at 0138Z that he was lost. C-FJXD was radar identified 26 miles SSW of CYFC. Moncton Centre radar vectored flight until pilot had the airport in sight. Landed without incident.

May 17, 2013

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

A 126700 Aircraft Canada Inc. Cessna 441 (C-GAGE) from St Stephen, NB (CCS3) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) conducted a pilot initiated missed approach. No operational impact.

August 17, 2013

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

Halifax, NS FIC received an arrival report for an American corporately registered Robinson R44 (N21EH) from Sanford, ME (KSFM) to St. Stephen, NB (CCS3) from Moncton (CZQM) ATOS but did not have an active flight plan. Aircraft entered Canadian airspace without an active flight plan.

August 1, 2013

Incident at In the vicinity of: FREDERICTON INTL NB (CYFC)

A St Croix Valley Flying Club Inc Cessna 172F (C-FXOL) on a local flight from St. Stephen NB (CCS3) was observed on radar inside CYR724 (Gagetown) at 2305Z. Range Control was contacted and aircraft was advised of his position by tower controller. The aircraft exited CYR724 at 2308Z.

June 23, 2013

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

Pilot did not close flight plan. Commsearch was required. RCMP was dispatched and found aircraft unattended on the ramp.
Added Aviation Enforcement as OPI.

April 23, 2012

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - loss of separation)

The 126700 Canada Inc. - Lake Central Airways Cessna 441 aircraft (C-GAGE) was concluding an IFR flight from St. Stephen Airport (N.B.) (CCS3) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Air Canada Airbus A320 aircraft (operating as flight ACA790) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Los Angeles (KLAX) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto Tower reported that both C-GAGE (33R) and ACA790 (33L) were overshot by the tower due to C-GAGE not tracking the localizer for runway 33R. C-GAGE drifted to either side of the localizer and when pilot drifted toward 33L both aircraft were instructed to overshoot..

November 6, 2012

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

The Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) received an arrival report by phone from the pilot of an American registered Zenith STOL CH 701 that flew from Old Town (KOLD) to St. Stephen (CCS3). No flight plan was on file. The aircraft had entered Canadian airspace without an active flight plan.

July 21, 2012

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE Airthworthiness: All connections were checked and cleaned. The transmit button was checked. All settings were confirmed. The aircraft was then released for a test flight and no issues were found.
C-GPUX, Diamond DA 20 C1, inbound to Fredericton (CYFC) from St. Stephen (CCS3), appeared to degrade to receiver only radio communication once inside the zone. The aircraft was given radio clearance to land and light signals. C-GPUX landed without incident and was given radio and visual signals to taxi. There was no impact on operations.

May 18, 2012

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

The pilot of an RV8 that had flown from Bangor (KBGR) to St Stephen (CCS3) called to close the flight plan. There were no active flight plans on file with the Halifax (CYHZ) Flight Information Center (FIC). The pilot indicated flight plan was filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The flight plan was not activated with the FAA. The aircraft entered Canadian airspace without an active flight plan.

September 21, 2011

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

A Canadian registered Cessna A185F, enroute from Bangor (KBGR) to St. Stephen (CCS3), arrived from the U.S. without an active flight plan. The pilot called to close the flight plan. The pilot reported that he had requested Bangor Radio to open his flight plan. No flight plan was received at the Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC).

August 13, 2011

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

A Canadian registered Piper PA18, enroute from the US to St. Stephen (CCS3), arrived in Canada without an active flight plan.

August 1, 2011

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

The pilot of an American registered Piper PA22 108, enroute from Bangor (KBGR) to St. Stephen (CCS3), contacted the Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) to close the flight plan. No flight plan was on file with Halifax. The pilot advised he had filed with flightplan.com and then requested the Bangor Tower to activate the flight plan. No active flight plan was received at Halifax.

July 3, 2011

Incident at 40 Miles West of Saint John (CYSJ)

At approximately 00:50Z, the Saint John (CYSJ) Flight Service Station (FSS) advised the Moncton Area Control Centre (ACC) that the weather was deteriorating. The Moncton ACC advised the local flight school that had several VFR aircraft in the in the vicinity or enroute to Saint John. They requested that the Moncton ACC advise their aircraft to remain clear of Saint John. C-GMFF, Diamond DA 20 C1, was 40 miles west of Saint John and was advised by the flight school to return to St. Stephen (CCS3) or divert to Fredericton (CYFC). The flight was provided radar vectors until Fredericton was in sight. The aircraft maintained VFR. In addition, a check- fire was requested with Camp Gagetown for transitioning the aircraft through CYR 724 restricted airspace.

May 14, 2011

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

The pilot of C-FAGA, Beech C90, contacted the Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) to close the VFR flight plan from Bangor (KBGR) to St. Stephen (CCS3). There was no active flight plan on file. The pilot did not open the flight plan with the US Flight Service Station (FSS).

June 14, 2010

Incident at SHERBROOKE QC (CYSC)

A privately owned Cessna 340 was IFR from St-Hubert (CYHU) to St Stephen (CCS3). At a distance of 10 NM northwest of the VOR in Sherbrooke (YSC), the pilot advised the controller at the area control centre in Montreal (CYUL) that one of his engines had lost power and he requested permission to return to St-Hubert and land. No emergency was declared and no priority was requested. The aircraft landed on runway 06L at 1640Z without incident.

November 13, 2010

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

A Canadian registered Piper PA28, on a VFR flight from St. Stephen (CCS3) to Grand Manan (CCN2), was overdue. The departure was confirmed with the St. Stephen airport. The pilot nor the other names shown on the flight plan could not be contracted. The RCMP on Grand Manan was asked to conduct a ramp check and advised that the aircraft was not there. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was notified. The pilot contacted the Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) on frequency to advise of forgetting to close the flight plan and that the aircraft had departed Grand Manan for Perth Andover NB and requested that the flight plan be closed. The RCC was advised.

September 26, 2010

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

At 19:56Z, an American registered VANS RV6, enroute from Princeton (KPNN) to St. Stephen (CCS3), contacted the Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) to close the flight plan. N226DG arrived in St. Stephen at 19:40Z. The Halifax FIC did not have any information on this aircraft; N226DG flew trans-border without an active flight plan.

August 7, 2010

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

C-GYSV, Cessna 185, enroute to a "small strip near Bridgewater", contacted the Moncton Area Control Centre reporting that the engine was running rough. The pilot advised that he was diverting into St. Stephen (CCS3). Airport information was passed to the aircraft. The aircraft reported at 14:31Z that it was on the ground with no further issues.

July 17, 2010

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

At 19:57Z, the Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) received an arrival message from the Quebec FIC; they had received a telephone call from Lockheed Martin FSS advising of N19783, Cessna 177B arrival in St. Stephen, NB (CCS3) from Keene (KEEN). The Halifax FIC had no information for this flight. The flight arrived in Canada without an active flight plan. Subsequently at 20:07Z, the pilot telephoned the Halifax FIC to request that his Flight Plan be closed. He stated he had filed his flight plan with Lockheed Martin FSS and had opened it in the air with them. Washington HUB, when contacted, advised that their automated system was down and the flight plan was not transmitted to the Halifax FIC for that reason.

January 27, 2010

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNXA, Diamond DA 20 C1, departed Fredericton (CYFC), enroute to St. Stephen (CCS3) and return, advised after departure of a Gyro problem affecting the Attitude Indicator and Heading Indicator. The aircraft returned and landed without incident at 17:01Z.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: Maintenance determined that the vacuum system was above green at full power. The vacuum system regulator was adjusted as per the Diamond maintenance manual. The system was ground tested serviceable and the aircraft was released conditional to a satisfactory test flight.

January 14, 2010

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNXA, Diamond DA 20 C1, enroute from Fredericton (CYFC) to St. Stephen (CCS3), taxied for departure from Runway 33 but departed from Runway 15. The Flight Service Station (FSS) advised the pilot of the departure from Runway 15. Two Diamond DA 20 C1?s were in the left hand circuit for Runway 27.

September 22, 2008

Incident at Environ à 125NM à l'est de St-Hubert (CYHU)

A privately owned Cessna 340 was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from St-Stephen (CCS3) to St-Hubert (CYHU). The crew notified the area control centre (ACC) at Montréal (CYUL) of smoke in the cockpit. After conducting some checks, the pilot confirmed that there was a problem with the right engine, but that the flight would continue to St-Hubert. The aircraft landed at St-Hubert at 1954Z without incident.
Update #1: According to information obtained from the maintenance division, the engines were new and there was a strange odour that subsequently disappeared. The right engine had fuel flow fluctuations, but it then started working normally.

August 30, 2008

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

C172, Cessna enroute Portland (KPWM) to St. Stephen (CCS3) called Halifax FIC to request VFR flight plan be closed. There was no flight plan on file with Halifax FIC for this flight. When queried, the pilot advised he had not opened the flight plan with Washington Hub - he stated he had flight following for the entire flight, and was unaware that in the U.S. flights are not automatically opened as they are in Canada. The aircraft transited into Canadian Airspace without an active flight plan. Nil TSB

May 14, 2008

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

The pilot of a Canadian registered Beech A23 24 contacted the Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) and advised that the aircraft experienced engine trouble enroute from Grand Falls (CCK3) to St. Stephen (CCS3) and executed a forced landing at Woodstock (CCD3) at 15:00Z. There was no damage to the aircraft on landing and no assistance was required. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was notified. Nil TSB.

February 20, 2008

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

At 23:46Z, a fight plan was received from Quebec (CYQB) on a Canadian registered Piper PA31 for arrival in St. Stephen (CCS3), enroute from Ottawa (CYRO) at 22:45Z (one hour overdue). A comm. search was initiated and the aircraft was located. The aircraft had arrived in St. Stephen and then proceeded to Fredericton (CYFC) on a flight itinerary without closing the flight plan from Ottawa to St. Stephen.

February 11, 2008

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3) (ATS operating irregularity)

An American registered Cessna 182T, enroute from Portland (KPWM) to St. Stephen (CCS3), arrived in St. Stephen and the pilot contacted the Flight Information Center (FIC) to close the flight plan. There was no flight plan on file with the Halifax FIC. The Moncton Area Control Centre (ACC) was contacted to advise of the arrival and was told that the ACC had a VFR flight plan forwarded from the Portland ACC but it was not sent to the Halifax FIC. The flight was completed without a cross border alerting service. Nil TSB.

September 9, 2007

Incident at Aux environs du VOR de Sherbrooke (YSC)

Privately-owned Cessna 340 was on an IFR from St-Hubert (CYHU) to St-Stephen (CCS3). At 1837Z, when the aircraft was in the vicinity of the Sherbrooke (YSC VOR), the pilot reported a pressurization problem and asked to be diverted to St-Hubert. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without further incident on runway 06L at 1906Z. *** ** *** Un Cessna 340 de propriété privée effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis St-Hubert (CYHU) à destination de St-Stephen (CCS3). À 1837Z, alors que l'appareil se trouvait aux environs du VOR de Sherbrooke (YSC), le pilote a signalé avoir un problème de pressurisation et a demandé à être réacheminé à St-Hubert. Aucun urgence n'a été déclarée. L'appareil a atterri sans encombre sur la piste 06 gauche à 1906Z.

September 8, 2007

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Privately-owned Cessna 340 was on a VFR from St-Stephen (CCS3) to St Hubert (CYHU). After landing, the pilot reported a possible bird strike. The runway was inspected and a bird carcass was found. *** **

December 13, 2007

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

When pilot of a Canadian registered Piper PA31 350, enroute from Eastport (KEPM) to St. Stephen (CCS3) landed he closed his flight plan (VFR). The Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) checked with Washington Hub and they had no contact beyond the arrival in Eastport. The pilot did not file a new flight plan with them. There was no flight plan on file with the Halifax FIC for that leg of the flight. The flight arrived in Canada from the USA without an active flight plan. There was a proposed IFR plan (not active). Nil TSB.

December 7, 2007

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

An American registered Cessna 172S, enroute from Portland, Maine, to St. Stephen (CCS3) arrived in Canada without a flight plan. The pilot indicated that he did not file a plan for entry into Canada. Nil TSB.

November 19, 2007

Incident at Pine Tree Strip, Renous

An American registered Cessna 182T was enroute from St. Stephen (CCS3) to Miramichi (CYCH). At 15:40Z a preliminary comm. search was initiated. The pilot was in contact with Moncton ACC and advised he was landing at what sounded like Pine Tree Strip. (The ACC Low Level Supervisor confirmed the information by checking the tape.) The Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) had no information on file for this landing site - it is a private strip. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was advised at 16:10Z of the overdue aircraft. The RCC, through the RCMP, located the aircraft at the Pine Tree Strip, Renous NB at 16:58Z. The company owner later called the Halifax FIC to confirm the flight plan had been closed by Moncton ACC and was informed that unless specifically asked, an IFR unit does not close a VFR flight plan. Nil TSB.

September 8, 2007

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

A PA18 departed Greenville Maine and arrived in CCS3 without an active VFR flight plan. Pilot advised he opened flight plan with American FSS. Called Ashburn AFSS they advise pilot got briefing and filed flight plan but no record of flight plan being opened. Nil TSB

July 17, 2007

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

An American registered Lake LA-4-250 aircraft, enroute from Princeton (KPNN) to St. Stephen (CCS3), entered Canada without an active flight plan. The flight plan was not activated on departure from Princeton. Nil TSB.

June 6, 2007

Incident at Halifax FIC

A C205 arrived in St. Stephen (CCS3) from the U.S. without an active flight plan.

September 25, 2006

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

N584DG a Beech 58 enroute from Newport Rhode Island to St Stephen (CCS3) arrived in Canada without an active flight plan . Nil TSB.

September 12, 2006

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

The pilot of N4862U, Cessna 210 5A, which had been enroute from Sanford (KSFM) to St. Stephen (CCS3), called to close the cross border flight plan in St. Stephen. No flight plan was on file at the Halifax FIC. Bangor FSS advised that they had a flight plan but the pilot, on departure from Sanford, did not activate it. The aircraft transited the border without an active flight plan. Nil TSB.

August 6, 2006

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

As N55MS, enroute from Saint John (CYSJ) to St. Stephen (CCS3) called Saint John FSS for a second departure advisory, an ELT signal was heard on 121.5 and 243.0 beginning at 1320Z. FSS advised N55MS and pilot returned to the hangar apron to shut it off at 13:21Z. Aircraft taxied again at 13:26Z, ELT was not activated this time. Nil TSB.

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

As N55MS, enroute from Saint John (CYSJ) to St. Stephen (CCS3) called Saint John FSS for departure advisory, an ELT signal was heard on 121.5 and 243.0 beginning at 12:45Z. FSS queried N55MS and two other aircraft on the field as to the status of their ELT's. All, including N55MS, said their ELT was not activated. GGN7484 on the main apron indicated they could not hear the ELT. When N55MS departed, GGN7484 called FSS and reported that as soon as N55MS was airborne they could hear the ELT. N55MS was advised of this and returned to land. ELT shut off at 13:06Z. Nil TSB.

May 28, 2006

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

Update to change OPI from General Aviation to Maintenance & Manufacturing.
C-GPPJ, a Vans RV6, enroute from Saint John (CYSJ) to Sherbrooke (CYSC) reported an oil pressure problem over St. Stephen (CCS3) and returned to Saint John. The aircraft arrived at St. John at 14:10Z. Nil TSB.

February 20, 2006

Incident at vicinity of Sussex NB

C-GMFC, PA44, enroute from St. Stephen (CCS3) to Moncton (CYQM), VFR, encountered poor weather conditions at 08:54Z and asked controller for expected duration. Controller offered suggested headings based on ETMS depiction of weather. Pilot followed headings in level flight at 3,500 ft. and regained ground visual contact of 09:10Z. No icing. Nil TSB.

August 6, 2005

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3) (ATM - other)

C-FNAL enroute from Sherbrooke (CYSC) to St. Stephen (CCS3) CommSearch was initiated at 1915Z as aircraft was approaching overdue status (ETA 1845Z). RCC was advised via telephone (approximately 1921Z), the aircraft became overdue at 1945Z, and the flight plan transmitted via AFTN at 1951Z. When contacted, CYSJ FSS advised the aircraft had arrived CYSJ at 1904Z to refuel, and departed for Digby (CYID) at 1922Z. No further information was uncovered. CommSearch terminated at 2145Z - aircraft not located at this time. RCC advised aircraft arrived CYID at 2258Z. Nil TSB.
CACO Update: CFNAL (443702N, 0654602W - Sherbrooke to St. Stephen. Halifax FIC reported that a R44 Helocopter CFNAL with 2 persons on board was overdue on arrival. Verified Flight plan from Sherbrooke to St. Stephen. After in-depth investigation was carried out with nil results, multiple assets were tasked. Aircraft found safe on approach to Digby NS at 2241Z.

June 24, 2005

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

CFMGC PA31 enroute St. Stephen (CCS3) to Saint John (CYSJ) reported one engine failure approximately 20W of Saint John (CYSJ) at 1805Z. ETA13 minutes. ERS called and on standby. Aircraft landed safely at 1820Z. TSB Case Closed
TSB Updat #A05A0069: About 20 nm west of CYSJ, the pilot of a Piper PA31 (CFMGC) en route from St. Stephen (CCS3) to Saint John (CYSJ) heard a noise accompanied with a quick yaw. The pilot identified low power on the rough-running left engine (Lycoming TIO 540). After completing the checklist the engine was secured and the pilot reported an engine failure. The aircraft landed uneventfully at Saint John with the left engine inoperative at 1520 with ERS on standby. Maintenance found low compression on one of the cylinders. The cylinder was replaced and the aircraft returned to service.

April 26, 2005

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

Pilot of N7680K telephoned the Halifax FIC to close a transborder VFR flight plan form 4508N 06718W to St. Stephen NB. Since Halifax FIC did not have a flight plan on this aircraft, a check with Bangor FSS confirmed that the pilot had filed a VFR flight plan but it was not activated. There may have been a misunderstanding between the pilot and Bangor FSS as to the assumed activation of the flight plan at a set time.

April 16, 2005

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3) (Aerodrome - other)

TSB Update April 20 2005. A05A0042: The St Croix Valley Flying Club Inc. Cessna 172, C-FXOL, had returned from a local flight in the St. Stephen, NB area. While taxing in the tie down area the nose wheel dropped into a depression in the ramp. The propeller made contact with the ramp surface resulting in damage to one blade. The prop blade was bent rearward at a 45 degree angle approximately six inches inboard form the tip. The prop and engine will be removed for inspection and repair. No injuries reported.
CFXOL C172 during taxi to aircraft tie-downs, the front wheel on aircraft C-FXOL dropped into a hole in the ramp, causing the propeller to make contact with the ground. TSB Evaluating
Update April 19 2005. Incident location changed to read St. Stephen instead of Halifax.

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