July 3, 2020

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

A Saskatchewan Air Ambulance Beech B200 (C-GSAU/SLG3) on a MEDEVAC flight from Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) conducted a go-around for Runway 15 due to gear indication and landed safely on Runway 27.

March 7, 2019

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

At 1421Z, a J.A. Steyn Medical Professional Corporation Piper PA-28-180 (C-FZEQ) from Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) to Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) advised returning to the airport with a fuel pump electrical issue. No assistance was required. C-FZEQ arrived on Runway 08 at 1425Z. No impact to operations.

August 21, 2018

Incident at WINNIPEG CENTRE / ACC DE WINNIPEG (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A loss of alerting occurred for an Airco Aircraft Charters Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FTOW/AR130) from Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) to Edmonton International, AB (CYEG) that was departing CYLJ when the flight plan information forwarded by the Edmonton (EG) Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was lost due to a fax machine malfunction.

July 31, 2018

Incident at MEADOW LAKE SK (CYLJ)

The flight plan received from adjacent area control centre (ACC) was not entered in the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) and as a result, alerting was not provided when an Airco Aircraft Charters Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FTOW/AR130) from Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) to Edmonton Int'l, AB (CYEG) departed CYLJ.

June 20, 2018

Incident at 110NM SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A United States Government Cessna 560 (N75WP) from Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) to Great Falls International, MT (KGTF) contacted the Winnipeg area control centre (ACC) for clearance and was given direct to KGTF. The Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) flight plan indicated YEA direct KGTF. The controller did not update the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) information. The adjacent area control centre (ACC) discovered the discrepancy in the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) profile and amended accordingly.

June 18, 2018

Incident at WINNIPEG CENTRE / ACC DE WINNIPEG (Other operational incident, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Skyservice Business Aviation Beech B200 (C-GPNE) from Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) to Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) received an IFR clearance from the Cold Lake, AB (YOD) military terminal control unit (MTCU) while in the Winnipeg Area Control Centre (ACC) area of responsibility without prior approval from Winnipeg (WG) ACC.

April 3, 2018

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Flight plan ? activation, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A flight itinerary for an Airco Aircraft Charters Ltd. Beech 1900D (AR178) from Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) to Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker Intl., SK (CYXE) was filed but was not entered by the Winnipeg Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS). Prior to commencing their flight, the pilot for AR178 phoned the Winnipeg Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) for a clearance at which time it was discovered that the flight plan had not been entered into the system. The Winnipeg Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) immediately entered the flight plan. No operational impact.

January 19, 2017

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

UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Transwest investigation has indicated that the hydraulic power pack was faulty ? specifically, the time delay circuit breaker was popping. The hydraulic power pack was replaced, tested serviceable, and the aircraft returned to service.
A Transwest Air Beech 300 (C-FSEW) from Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) to Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) conducted a missed approach Runway 15 due to a gear indication issue. No operational impact.

August 3, 2016

Incident at BUFFALO NARROWS SK (CYVT) (Bird presence)

A Transwest Air Beech 300 (C-FSEW) from Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) to Buffalo, Narrows, SK (CYVT) conducted a missed approach for runway 30 due to birds in the vicinity of the runway. Aircraft landed on runway 30 without further incident at 1454Z. Impact on operations: one aircraft inbound to runway 12 changed to runway 30 to accommodate missed approach.

May 21, 2016

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

An American privately-registered Cessna 180 from Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) to High Level, AB (CYOJ) was on a VFR flight plan from CYLJ to CYOJ and made an unscheduled stop in Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) for fuel. The aircraft entered the restricted airspace in CYMM without permission from Fort McMurray air operations.

August 27, 2015

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Transwest Air Limited Beech A100 (C-GJHW), from Meadow Lake (CYLJ), SK, to La Ronge (Barber Field) (CYVC), SK, had to do a missed approach while on short final for Runway 36 due to birds. Landed safely on Runway 18 at 2206Z. No impact to operations.

December 16, 2014

Incident at LLOYDMINSTER AB (CYLL)

A 947786 Alberta Ltd Beech 100 (C-FCOZ/ MC814) from Lloydminster, AB (CYLL) to Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) departed at 1345Z in IFR weather conditions without IFR clearance. Weather from Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) and confirmed by flight service station (FSS) VV003 and visibility 3/4 BR.

September 15, 2014

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

A KBM Forestry Consultants Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GDPY), from Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) to Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ), departed Runway 26 at 1608Z and advised the Flight Service Station (FSS) it may have blown a tire on departure. Pilot did a low approach and tires appeared normal to both FSS and local Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME). Pilot elected to continue on to destination. ST31 conducted runway check and no foreign object debris (FOD) was found. No impact to operations.

August 13, 2014

Incident at In the vicinity of: MEADOW LAKE SK (CYLJ)

Multiple overflying aircraft reported emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the vicinity of Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ). Joint rescue co-ordination centre (JRCC) advised. Source determined to be faulty ELT on a privately registered Cessna 172B on the ground at CYLJ.

August 3, 2014

Incident at BUFFALO NARROWS SK (CYVT) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Meadow Air Cessna 337E (C-GGFA) from Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) to Buffalo Narrows, SK (CYVT) conducted a missed approach due to birds on the threshold of runway 29. Pilot conducted a circuit and landed safely.

July 10, 2013

Incident at BUFFALO NARROWS SK (CYVT)

At 2047Z, Keith's Hauling Beech A36TC (C-GPZK) from Buffalo Narrows, SK (CYVT) to Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) was partially overheard on the CYVT mandatory frequency (MF) making a traffic broadcast taxiing at CYVT for departure to CYLJ. FSS directed a call to the aircraft and provided an aerodrome advisory, including as traffic another aircraft that had taxied for departure 4 minutes prior but had not yet reported airborne. The pilot was informed that communications should be directed to the FSS. C-GPZK departed without incident at 2049Z. Earlier, C-GPZK from La Ronge, SK (CYVC) to Buffalo Narrows, SK (CYVT) had been flight planned into CYVT with a flight plan ETA of 1814Z, however FSS had no communication with the aircraft on the way in. When queried regarding this during his departure the pilot stated that he had called on the MF and 126.7 but had received no response. He indicated that he had arrived in YVT at approximately 1815Z. He closed his VFR flight plan by phone through Winnipeg FIC at 1825Z. No known impact on operations.

May 14, 2013

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

UPDATE TSB report A13C0053: The Saskatchewan Provincial Government tanker 475, a Convair 580 aircraft, registration C-GSKQ departed the Prince Albert airport and was enroute to Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, While in cruise, the crew noticed a drop in the right engine (Allison 501-D13) power section oil temperature accompanied by a rise in oil pressure. The crew elected to shut the right engine down and returned to the Prince Albert airport where they declared an emergency. The aircraft then landed without further incident. It was reported that start switch was left in the "start" position after engine start, which resulted in the low oil temperature and high oil pressure indications.
A Province of Saskatchewan, Ministry of the Environment (C-GSKQ/ TKR475) from Prince Albert, SK (CYPA) to Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) reported 15 NM West of CYPA declaring an emergency due to an engine issue. Aircraft arrived safely at 0009Z, no impact on operations.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: Maintenance facility investigation revealed that the start/arm switch had inadvertently been left in the start position by the flight crew which disabled the automatic operation of the oil temp door. This caused higher than normal oil temperature and lower than normal oil pressure. No further issues were noted following repositioning of the switches to their normal state.

May 16, 2011

Accident at MEADOW LAKE SK (CYLJ)

The Delta Helicopters Aerospatiale AS350 BA, C-GVXA, was bucketing water in support of fire fighting operations near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. The winds were gusting out the SSE at 20 to 30 knots. The pilot was flying slowly just above tree top level in order to dump a load of water on a fire break area, when the nose of the helicopter suddenly swung to the left. The pilot added power, but the rotation increased. The pilot reduced power and lowered the collective. The helicopter entered the trees and came to rest on its right side with the tail boom separated from the helicopter. The pilot was transported to the Meadow Lake hospital and kept overnight for observation. RCC Trenton received an ELT from the helicopter.

July 30, 2009

Incident at MEADOW LAKE SK (CYLJ)

RCC Trenton advised Winnipeg Centre that C-GKLO, a Piper PA-31 Navajo operated by Courtesy Air, had departed Meadow Lake, SK with an active 406 ELT. The pilot was unable to turn it off until landing in Buffalo Narrows. Centre received numerous reports of the ELT in northern Saskatchewan.

June 13, 2009

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

BRDG 167, a Saskatchewan Government Aero Commander, departed VFR from La Ronge for Meadow Lake (CYLJ) and the aircraft was observed on radar climbing into Class C airspace and levelling at 14,500 feet without a clearance.

May 2, 2006

Incident at MEADOW LAKE SK (CYLJ) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

The Meadow Lake, SK NDB failed and Prince Albert FSS issued a NOTAM until 06/05/02/2359z.

October 26, 2005

Incident at MEADOW LAKE SK (CYLJ)

The Piper 28R-200 Arrow, registration C-GJKU departed Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan and was en route to North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Shortly after takeoff at approximately 3,500 feet asl, the engine (Lycoming IO-360) began to run rough and lose power. The pilot elected to return to Meadow Lake with reduced engine power where the aircraft landed safely. The pilot advised that the top through bolts and attachment studs on the number one cylinder had failed. Although the cylinder did not completely depart, it did pull out approximately 3/4 of an inch.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that after discussion with the PRM for the company, it was determined that the aircraft had a cylinder change June 2003, total aircraft time was 954 hrs at the time of the incident and time since inspection was 37 hrs. Seven of the 8 bolts holding the cylinder in place let go, one of the through bolts and all five of the cylinder hold down bolts; the only thing holding the cylinder in place was one through bolt. The inspection, of 37 hrs past called for a visual inspection of the engine. TSB is in possession of the bolts and an SDR has been submitted

June 19, 2004

Incident at MEADOW LAKE SK (CYLJ)

C-GYHW, a Cessna 337 with 2 people on board, was on approach at Meadow Lake when the pilot encountered difficulty in lowering the nose gear. A company AME, the local RCMP and Fire Department personnel deployed to the airport. The flight subsequently landed without incident. The cause of the gear problem is not known.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the owner advised that an AME inspected the aircraft and discovered a broken wire for the gear down indication. The wire was repaired and the aircraft returned to service.

May 29, 2003

Incident at MEADOW LAKE SK (CYLJ)

While conducting water bombing operations the crew of CL215, C-FAFP, noticed large quantities of oil spraying out of the nose case area of the left engine (Pratt & Whitney R2800 CA3). The engine was manually feathered and secured and the crew returned to the Meadow Lake tanker base. When turning on long final for the Meadow Lake Airport, the crew noticed that there was no hydraulic pressure. The crew overshot the runway and circled, while performing an emergency gear extension. The aircraft landed safely without incident. Maintenance personnel found that the nose case plug on the left engine had blown out causing a loss of oil and necessitating the replacement of the nose case. The loss of hydraulic pressure was traced to a failed engine driven hydraulic pump on the right engine (the left hydraulic pump was inoperative due to the engine being shutdown). The hydraulic pump was replaced.

February 7, 2002

Incident at MEADOW LAKE SK (CYLJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

It was reported that C-GUNP, a Piper Navajo, experienced a flat tire on Runway 08/26 at Meadow Lake at 2132Z on February 7. A NOTAM was issued closing the runway until 2355Z.