February 4, 2020

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX) (Aerodrome - other)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-GPAU/PVL908) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) conducted a missed approach and headed towards Gander, NL (CYQX) due to the unavailability of de-icing at CYBX. No impact on operations.

February 26, 2020

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (ATM - other, Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Gander, NL (CYQX), a staff vehicle (STAFF 29) requested permission for Runway 03/21. Controller cleared vehicle for Runway 13/31. The vehicle proceeded onto Runway 03/21 and its presence on the wrong surface went undetected for approximately 13 minutes. No impact to operations.

March 2, 2020

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A fox ran across the runway at Gander, NL (CYQX) in front of a departing aircraft. The occurrence was passed to a subsequent departure, as well as the field foreman. No impact on operations.

January 28, 2020

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-GLHO/EV762) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Greater Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) received clearance to CYQM as requested but was flight planned to Gander, NL (CYQX). Discrepancy caught and corrected by Halifax Terminal Control Unit (TCU) controller after initial check-in. No impact on operations.

February 2, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

At 0045Z, a United States Armed Forces Military Airlift Command McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster II (RCH144) from Pope Field, NC (KPOB) to Glasgow/Prestwick, United Kingdom (EGPK) requested to divert to Gander, NL (CYQX) due to a fuel leak from a vehicle in the cargo hold. Flight was cleared as requested. At 0047Z, 90NM northeast of CYQX, RCH144 declared an emergency. No impact to operations and landed without incident at 0106Z.

January 29, 2020

Incident at 5NM HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FTJZ/JZA8638) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) was originally cleared to 10 000ft. The controller advised the aircraft that they were required to level off for a couple of minutes for traffic, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOI/JZA8878) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Gander, NL (CYQX). JZA8878 readback the second call and levelled at 10 000ft. No impact on operations.

January 23, 2020

Incident at 5000N / 05000W

At time 2202Z and just west of 50N050W, a British Airways Boeing 787-9 (GZBKD/BAW293) on a flight from Heathrow/London Intl, UK (EGLL) to Washington/Dulles, VA (KIAD) declared a PAN PAN due to a pressurization issue and requested descent from FL410 to FL350. The flight was recleared to FL340. BAW293 reported the situation good at FL340 and PAN PAN cancelled at 2215Z. Flight continued to its destination and exited the Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) flight information region (FIR) at 2248Z.

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

Gander (QX) Area Control Centre (ACC) Low Domestic advised Gander (YQX) Tower that an Emirates Airbus A380-800 (A6EON/UAE8ER) on a flight from Dubai, UAE (OMDB) to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) was diverting to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) due to a medical emergency on board. The aircraft landed safely at 1050Z. Ambulance at airport on standby when aircraft landed.

January 16, 2020

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

After landing Runway 14 and vacating in Taxiway M, an Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GLHO/EV121) on a flight from Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) was told to taxi via D and hold short of Runway 23. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNW/JZA8635) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) was rolling Runway 23 as EV121 was observed crossing the hold short line and entering the runway protected area. Tower controller instructed JZA8635 to abort takeoff and JZA8635 was able to stop prior to Taxiway D.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20A0005: C-GLHO a Beechcraft 1900D aircraft operated by Exploits Valley Air Services (EVAS) was conducting flight EV121 from Gander Intl (CYQX), NL to Halifax Stanfield Intl (CYHZ), NS, which was a maintenance repositioning flight with crew only. After landing on runway 14 the EVAS crew was cleared to taxi "Delta" to hold short of runway 23 and read it back. C-GGNW, a de Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft operated by Jazz, was conducting flight JZA8635 from CYHZ to Ottawa Intl (CYOW), ON, with 78 passengers. As JZA8635 accelerated on runway 23 for departure the crew noted that EV121 did not stop as directed and continued as if to cross in front of the departing aircraft. JZA8635 applied braking just as the tower controller told them to reject the takeoff. The ground controller also called EV121 directing them to stop. JZA8635 stopped about 30 meters from the intersection, EV121 stopped just short of entering the active runway. The Jazz flight taxied back to runway 23 and departed for CYOW. EVAS has conducted an internal SMS review.

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

At 1736Z a United Kingdom Royal Air Force Transport 9402 Airbus A330-200 (ZZ337/RRR9402) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) requested course change to make "gross weight adjustment". Once clear of other traffic, aircraft started dumping fuel at 1742Z on south-west track ending at 1814Z. No emergency, and no impact on other traffic.

January 15, 2020

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GAAT/EV120) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Gander, NL (CYQX) departed and advised centre they had a gear issue (stuck down) and wanted to return. No assistance required, no operational impact. Aircraft landed safely at 1518Z.

January 12, 2020

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGAH/JZA8861) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) overshot Runway 05 due to unstable approach. JZA8861 returned to land Runway 05 at 1134Z. No impact on operations.

January 9, 2020

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (EV800) on a flight from Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) completed the area navigation (RNAV) 31 approach and landed Runway 31 at 1351Z with 1/4SM -sn +BLSN, winds 350M/35G40. At LEVAD the controller advised that the tower observed visibility was less than 1/2SM. When the aircraft was on short final, it was noticed that approach lights for Runway 31 were not on, lights turned on immediately.

January 7, 2020

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-GLXV/EV100) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT), on approach to Runway 16, conducted a tower initiated overshoot due to a landed United States Air Force Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (RCH321) from Quonset Point, RI (KOQU) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) on the runway taxiing to exit onto Taxiway Charlie. EV100 completed a VFR circuit and landed.

January 3, 2020

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Airbus A310 (CFC3162) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) overshot Runway 14 as they were not configured properly. No impact on operations. CFC3162 landed at 1440Z.

November 1, 2019

Incident at 5742N / 06515W

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-333 (N1607B/DAL34) on a flight from Seattle/Tacoma Intl, WA (KSEA) to Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) advised diverting Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) due to an unruly passenger. The flight landed without incident at 0305Z. North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified. (Duplicate AOR 257959-V1 deleted).

May 30, 2019

Incident at 20NM NE RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC VOR (YRI)

An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-333 (C-FMXC/ROU1913) from Barcelona, Spain (LEBL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared a medical emergency and requested the presence of emergency services at the gate. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A19A0034: C-FMXC, a Boeing 767-300 aircraft operated by Air Canada rouge, was conducting flight ROU1913 from Barcelona/EI Prat (LEBL), Spain to Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC with 8 crew members and 230 passengers on board. During the cruise portion of the flight in the vicinity of Gander Intl (CYQX), NL, a flight attendant became incapacitated due to illness and was unable to perform duties. Positions were reassigned for the landing, and the flight landed at destination without further incident.

May 26, 2019

Incident at 4726N / 06146W

A Sun Air Scandinavia Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 4000 (OYJJJ/SUS548) from New York/Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to Oslow, Norway (ENGM) diverted to Gander, NL (CYQX) due to an equipment issue. No emergency declared. Landed at 0846Z. No impact to operations.

March 5, 2019

Incident at BEMOG intersection

An American, corporately owned Cessna 525B (N2006M) from Wichita, KS (KICT) to Gander, NL (CYQX) reported an autopilot failure and requested to divert to New York/Stewart, NY (KSWF). No emergency declared. No impact on operations.

August 25, 2019

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

A Sky Regional Airlines Inc. Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FEJL/SKV7625) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport, ON (CYYZ) reported a weak emergency locator transmitter (ELT) in vicinity of IMEBA at 15,000ft, somewhat stronger over Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) and faded out. SKV7625 noted this occurred last evening as well.

December 5, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

TSB Report #A19A0092: C-GORI a Beechcraft 1900D aircraft operated by Exploits Valley Air Services was conducting flight EV7784 from Gander Intl (CYQX), NL to St Johns Intl. (CYYT), NL with 2 crew and 11 passengers. On approach to CYYT, the aircraft was intercepting the final approach course at 3000 feet when severe turbulence was encountered. The crew had difficulty controlling the aircraft, however the turbulence abated as they continued their descent. A passenger fainted, and was treated by EHS upon landing. The turbulent air inspection was carried out by maintenance and no faults were found, the aircraft was released to service.

December 29, 2019

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (EV807) on a flight from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) was inbound to CYQX and reported a possible landing gear issue. The aircraft conducted two low approaches on the instrument landing system (ILS) Runway 13 and landed safely on the third approach with no issues to report.

December 20, 2019

Incident at 150NM GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

A military Beech B350 aircraft (RONIN37) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) declared a mechanical emergency and requested to return to its point of departure. Aircraft was cleared as requested, and landed safely at 1730Z. No traffic. No impact on operations.

December 22, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Incursion - runway - animal)

At 3NM final, an Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GORI/EV782) on a flight from Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) was instructed to pull up and go around due to the presence of wildlife on the landing runway.

December 15, 2019

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

A United States Air Force Boeing E3 Sentry (SHUCK83) from Rota, Spain (LERT) to Gander, NL (CYQX) inbound on the very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR)/distance measuring equipment (DME) for the Runway 21 approach, was suggested to go around by the air traffic control (ATC). The aircraft was less then 2NM final, did not have the airport in sight and did not appear to have a correct heading for the approach. The aircraft went around and landed on Runway 13 at 2117Z.

December 12, 2019

Incident at 4500N / 04700W

An Air Europa Airbus A330-202 (ECKTG/AEA052) from La Habana/José Marti, Cuba (MUHA) to Madrid–Barajas, Spain (LEMD) declared a medical emergency and requested to divert to Gander, NL (CYQX). Aircraft cleared as requested. Landed safely at 0856Z. No traffic. No impact to operations.

November 29, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

The pilot of a Novajet Dassault Mystere Falcon 900 (C-FXOO/NOJ90) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) initiated an overshoot of Runway 05 when 8NM final. No reason given. The aircraft landed safely at 0355Z. No operational impact.

November 25, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GLXV/EV100) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) could not pick up the localizer, and was therefore vectored instead. No impact to operations.

November 20, 2019

Incident at 82NM HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GUPW/EV120) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) requested to return to CYHZ as they were venting fuel.

November 19, 2019

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

At about 5 miles final, an Dassault Falcon 20 registered to the Egyptian Government (SUAZJ) on a flight from Alton/St Louis, IL (KALN) to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) called up and said they had lost the localizer on approach. Controller could read pilot loud and clear but the pilot was not receiving their transmissions. The aircraft was then vectored back for the approach and landed safely with no issues on the second approach.

November 5, 2019

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal activation was heard on 121.5 at 1518Z. Source determined to be an Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-FPXA) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Gander, NL (CYQX) that was in the circuit. No impact on operations.

November 7, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGDU/JZA8878) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Gander, NL (CYQX) departed at 0256Z but returned to land at Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) at 0330Z, no assistance required, no reason provided. No impact.

November 1, 2019

Incident at 4245N / 05814W

The pilot of a Volga-Dnepr Airlines Antonov AN-124 (VDA2406) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to NASA Shuttle Landing Facility, FL (KTTS) stated that they required an immediate descent to FL180 due to cargo issues. The aircraft was issued alternate instructions to accommodate their concerns and the flight carried on to destination without further incident. No emergency or impact to operations.

November 2, 2019

Incident at 4608N / 06114W

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-400 (JZA8863) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported a strong Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) that lasted 24 seconds. Other aircraft nearby were asked to listen out, but no further reports. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax was advised. No impact on operation.

October 31, 2019

Incident at 33NM HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GUPW/EV120) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) reported mechanical issues and requested a return to CYHZ. Aircraft vented fuel and requested emergency vehicles. An emergency was not declared. Aircraft landed at 1323Z without further incident.

October 24, 2019

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GSNQ/EV602) on a flight from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) advised of gyroscope issues, as well as an inability to perform an IFR approach, and due to weather in Newfoundland (NL). The aircraft requested a diversion to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ). The aircraft was cleared as requested, and landed safely at 2159Z. No impact on operations.

October 11, 2019

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDND/PVL415) on a flight from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) had been given the advisory and was 2 minutes from landing Runway 25 when a Gander Flight College student pilot flying a Cessna 152 (C-GZSV) on a flight from Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) made their initial call inside the zone on a tight left base. Traffic was passed and PVL415 requested the students pilots intentions. C-GZSV replied with its position. The flight service station (FSS) then asked if C-GZSV was able to conduct right hand turns for spacing with PVL415. The student pilot confirmed they would make a right hand turn for spacing. PVL415 landed and then 1 minute later, C-GZSV did a touch and go.

October 16, 2019

Incident at 4732N / 05832W

The transponder of a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, Lockheed C-130 (TSKR344) on a flight from Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) was inadvertently set to an emergency code. No emergency and no assistance required. No impact on operations.

Incident at 4724N / 06009W

An Embraer EMB-135BJ (XACAL) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) reported severe turbulence at FL400 approximately 60NM SE Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR). Aircraft remained at FL400. No emergency or impact to operation.

October 9, 2019

Incident at 5451N / 04812W

A United States Air Force McDonnell Douglas C-17 (RCH108) on a flight from Ramstein Air Base, Germany (ETAR) to Dover Air Force Base, DE (KDOV) at position 5451N4812W declared MAYDAY at FL300 with smoke in the cockpit and descended to FL250 direct to Gander, NL (CYQX). Aircraft landed safely at 1549Z. No traffic. (AOR 256945-V1 deleted).

September 22, 2019

Incident at PELTU intersection

At 2035Z and abeam PELTU, a Eurowings Airbus A330-300 (OOSFL/EWG9EW) on a flight from Dusseldorf Intl, Germany (EDDL) to New York/John F. Kennedy Intl, NY (KJFK) advised of a medical emergency and requested to divert to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX). The flight was re-cleared as requested but then requested to divert to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT). The flight was re-cleared as requested and landed at 2117Z.

September 29, 2019

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

A Boeing CC-177 military aircraft (BRK98) on a flight to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) executed a missed approach at CYQX due to a mechanical issue and initially advised that no assistance was required. After being re-cleared, climbing through its assigned altitude, and proceeding off its cleared heading, the aircraft declared an emergency, and landed safely at 2209Z. No traffic. No impact to operations.

September 23, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FHEN/WEN3501) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) requested that medical assistance meet them at the gate when on approach for Runway 23. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit were advised and responded. No impact.

September 14, 2019

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (ELT)

Gander (QX) Tower and QX Low Domestic heard an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal on frequency 243.0 starting at 1936Z and heard intermittently until 2005Z. Coordination between QX Tower, area control centre (ACC), Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), and local VFR aircraft was unable to determine the source of the signal at that time. Search and Rescue 103 notified QX Tower at 2033Z that the ELT signal was coming from the north corner of the EVAS Air building. ACC Shift Manager advised. No impact on operations.

September 15, 2019

Incident at 5NM S GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 172M (C-FBNY) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) reported a laser strike approximately 5 miles south of CYQX at approximately 3000 feet. Duplicate AOR-255793-V1 deleted.

September 16, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GHRJ/PVL410) on a flight from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) struck a bird on departure. The aircraft continued on flight. No apparent impact to safety.

September 11, 2019

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-GSNQ/EV601) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) departing from Runway 21 deviated left on the standard instrument departure (SID) due to an Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Piper PA-34-200 (C-GHSE) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Gander, NL (CYQX) on the left downwind for Runway 31 crossing into the departure path.

September 12, 2019

Incident at 6300N / 00550W

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 (UAL89) on a flight from Newark Intl, NJ KEWR) to Shijiazhuang Zhengding Intl, China (ZBSJ) declared a medical emergency. The flight requested and cleared to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX). The aircraft changed request to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) and was re-cleared.

September 10, 2019

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

A float plane, a Fabax Limited Cessna 185D (C-FGBD) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Stephenville, NL (CYJT), was visually observed crossing the departure path of CYQX Runway 21, with no communication with the Tower.

August 27, 2019

Incident at 10 NM SSW J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (CYQY)

TSB #A19A0068: C-GGNY, a Dash 8 Q400 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8862 from Halifax Stanfield International Airport, NS (CYHZ) to Gander International Airport, NL (CYQX). During cruise the aircraft encountered turbulence that caused one of cabin members to sustain a minor injury and was unable to continue their duties. The other cabin crew members assumed their duties for the remainder of the flight.

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