June 27, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, FOD (foreign object debris))

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGFJ/JZA7997) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a bird strike (with a family of ducks on the runway) while landing on Runway 24R. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GMON/JZA8791) from Saint John, NB (CYSJ) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) decided to conduct a go-around. Several arrivals were redirected to Runway 24L. Several departures from Runway 24L were therefore delayed. A duck was found during the inspection of the runway. JZA8791 landed on Runway 24L at 1107Z.

June 5, 2019

Incident at 30NM SHERBROOKE QC (CYSC)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (series 900) (C-FJJZ/JZA8207) from J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared a medical emergency and needed to divert to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). No impact.

August 5, 2019

Incident at 4430N / 07600W

After OLABA, a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (series 900) (C-FTJZ/JZA8206) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) flew directly to ANTOV while it should have followed Q951 from OLABA. JZA8206 had received and read back clearance to follow OLABA Q951 ANTOV. No impact on operations.

July 10, 2019

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (series 900) (JZA8206) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Sydney (CYQY) encountered the wake of a Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321-211 (ROU1790) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) on a visual departure. No operational impact.

July 1, 2019

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (series 900) (C-FJJZ/JZA8207) from J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reports sighting a drone on 4NM final approach to Runway 24R at approximately 2000ft. The following 2 aircraft also reported sighting the drone in the same location. The following arrivals were moved onto runway 23. At 1755Z, 2 aircraft elected to do the approach to Runway 24R and no drone activity reported. At 1805Z, Runway 24R operations resumed.

June 11, 2019

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

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ-170-200 SU (C-FRQN/SKV7533) from Philadelphia, PA (KPHL) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) overshot Runway 24R due to traffic on the runway, a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (series 900) (C-FBJZ/JZA8206) from Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Sydney, NS (CYQY), that was slow to roll. No operational impact.

March 10, 2019

Incident at LIBEM intersection

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer EMB-170 (SKV7567) from J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport, NS (CYQY) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) reported a medical emergency on board. Company made own arrangements.

September 4, 2019

Incident at 12NM HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZF/JZA8809) on a flight from Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) was cleared on instrument landing system (ILS) 14 IGVOP transition and turned left direct TETAR.

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GEHS/SPR810) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) just after departure from Runway 23. No traffic in the area, except a Cessna 172 with its transponder on that was taxiing on Taxiway Juliet abeam the threshold for Runway 05.

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GEHS/SPR810) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported possibly running over a skunk while taxiing on Runway 23. The Airport Duty Manager was advised and did not find anything during the inspection. No impact on operations.

August 30, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGND/JZA8812) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) was cleared to CYQY area navigation (RNAV) Runway 06 approach. A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GWCQ/WJA281) on a flight from Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) was released on a standard instrument departure (SID) Runway 24.

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGBF/JZA7997) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) rejected its take-off and taxied off the runway to troubleshoot. Aircraft subsequently departed without incident.

August 14, 2019

Incident at 5NM J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (CYQY)

An American corporately registered Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (N229BP) on a flight from Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) appeared to respond to a resolution advisory (RA) due to conflicting VFR traffic, a Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FGMQ) on a flight from Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM) to Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY). After deconflicting, the pilot resumed standard instrument departure (SID) heading and altitude.

August 5, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

An American, corporately registered Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (N471RJ) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Belfast, United Kingdom (EGAA) was issued a standard instrument departure (SID) for Runway 24 at CYQY and turned on course without clearance.

August 14, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNZ/JZA8809) on a flight from J.A. Douglas McCurdy/Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) reported hitting a flock of small birds on take-off roll Runway 24. Take-off was rejected and aircraft returned to apron.

August 13, 2019

Incident at 60NM J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (CYQY)

A United States Air Force McDonnell Douglas F16 (TABOR11) on a flight from Madison-Dane County, WI (KMSN) to Morón Air Base, Spain (LEMO) reported possible fuel line icing and requested lower altitude to clear. No emergency declared or other assistance required. No impact on operation.

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNY/JZA8809) from Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported the possibility of multiple bird strikes during take off of Runway 24. The flight service station (FSS) requested a runway inspection by Field Foreman (FF). FF advised that no remains were found. The pilot was informed. No impact on operations.

June 27, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

Strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard on Sydney, NS (CYQY) frequency 243.0 by the Charlottetown, PE (YYG) flight service station (FSS) at 2048Z for less than 5 seconds. The pilot of a Breton Air Inc. Bell 206L (C-FJTO) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported to the YYG FSS that their aircraft was responsible for the ELT signal. The Moncton Control Center (CZQM) was advised. The CZQM shift manager (SM) was also advised.

July 6, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

Pilot of a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEG/WEN3483) from Sydney (CYQY) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) advised of possible bird strike during take-off roll Runway 24. Runway inspected, no remains found.

June 16, 2019

Incident at 25NM YARMOUTH NS (CYQI)

A 3258755 Nova Scotia Ltd. amateur built Glastar-1 (C-GPRP) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Yarmouth, NS (CYQI) encountered IFR conditions. Aircraft was given guidance and advice to resume VFR flight. Aircraft diverted to Digby/Annapolis, NS (CYID) and landed at 1834Z. No impact to operations.

June 12, 2019

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A 3258755 Nova Scotia Ltd. amateur-built Glastar-1 (C-GPRP) from Yarmouth, NS (CYQI) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was not in contact with the Fredericton Tower but was observed in the restricted airspace CYR724. The controller contacted range control and issued check fire. The aircraft was observed to exit the restricted airspace a short time later.

June 26, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GDEN/WEN3483) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported a possible bird strike on departure from Runway 24. The Sydney Airport Authority (SAA) was advised and a runway inspection was completed, with no signs of any birds on the runway. No impact to operations.

June 22, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (series 900) (C-FNJZ/JZA8207) from J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported a possible bird strike on departure of Runway 24 CYQY at 1533Z. The runway inspection was performed, no remains found.

June 19, 2019

Incident at GAGBU intersection

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (C-FLJZ/JZA8206) from Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) had a persistent error message. Discontinued approach and held at GAGBU to troubleshoot. No emergency declared. Landed at 1508Z.
Update TSB #A19A0041: C-FLJZ, a Bombardier CL-600-2D24 CRJ900 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8206 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy (CYQY), NS with 4 crew members and 78 passengers on board. Upon flaps selection during the approach into CYQY, the flight crew received a flap fault caution message. The flaps stopped at 8 degrees and the slats at 20 degrees. No emergency was declared, however ARFF was on standby for the landing. The aircraft landed without further incident.

June 20, 2019

Incident at 15NM J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (CYQY)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGFP/JZA8992) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) reported a maintenance issue and requested a return to CYHZ. No emergency, and no impact to operation. The aircraft (A/C) landed safely at 1419Z.

June 7, 2019

Incident at 35NM J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (CYQY)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJEN/WEN3425) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) declared a medical emergency due to a sick passenger and requested medical assistance upon arrival. The aircraft landed at 0010Z. No impact on operations.

June 2, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GEHS/SPR810) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney, NS (CYQY) requested to return to CYHZ. No emergency, no assistance required. No operational impact. Landed at 1249Z.

May 22, 2019

Incident at YARMOUTH NS (CYQI)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FGMQ) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Yarmouth, NS (CYQI) was observed on radar not following the area navigation (RNAV) course for the RNAV33 approach as cleared at CYQI. Aircraft landed and closed its flight plan at 1428Z. No impact on operations.

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - ILS irregularity)

At Sydney, NS (CYQY), the Web Query (IQY), localizer (LOC) and glide path (GP) failed, and were unable to be reset. The Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised. The TOC will issue a NOTAM.

May 17, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A Max Volley Piper PA-34-200T (C-GPWF) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) was observed on radar entering CYQY mandatory frequency (MF) with no radio contact. Aircraft radio control of aerodrome lighting (ARCAL) for Runway 36 activated at 2325Z. Aircraft off radar over Runway 36 at 2327Z. Sydney Airport Authority (SAA) maintenance personnel confirmed identification as C-GPWF at 2328Z as the aircraft taxied via H to General Aviation parking.

May 22, 2019

Incident at 4530N / 06137W (ELT)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGAH/JZA8812) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) reported a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal that lasted for 2 minutes. The joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) Halifax was notified. JRCC Halifax advised of an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) at a nearby dump that was being tracked.

April 16, 2019

Incident at 34NM HALIFAX NS VOR/DME (YHZ)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Agusta Westland EH-101 (Cormorant) (OCST910) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) reported anti-ice failure and encountering icing. The pilot requested to return to CYZX. The aircraft descended out of the icing and cancelled IFR at 2022Z, and returned to CYZX as VFR. No impact to operations.

April 23, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GETA/JZA8807) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) descended to 3000 ft prior to IGVOP on the area navigation (RNAV) 14 approach at CYHZ. No impact on operations.

April 11, 2019

Incident at 23NM J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (CYQY)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FENY/WEN3429) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) requested paramedics standing by due to an ill passenger. The aircraft landed CYHZ at 0925Z.

April 4, 2019

Incident at 30NM CHARLOTTETOWN PE VOR/DME (YYG)

An American, corporately registered Air Tractor AT-502B (N3031J) from Bangor, ME (KBGR) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) experienced a frozen auxiliary fuel line. The aircraft diverted to Sydney, NS (CYQY) due to insufficient fuel in the main tanks. No operational impact.

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A South Delta Aviation Inc. Air Tractor AT-502B (N3031J) from Bangor, ME (KBGR) to J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) was cleared to 3000 feet, mode C readout was 2700 feet, the aircraft then cleared to 2800 feet, mode C readout was 2500 feet. The Aircraft was reissued altimeter which corrected mode C readout. The aircraft was issued correct altimeter on initial descent. No impact on operations.

April 13, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FUJE/SKV7568) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) conducted a missed approach due to unacceptable wind component. No operational impact. The aircraft diverted to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF).

April 3, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FEJD/SKV7567) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported low-level wind shear (LLWS), plus or minus 25 knots, on departure from Runway 18 at CYQY. No impact on operations.

April 15, 2019

Incident at 60NM SYDNEY NS VOR/DME (YQY)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FJVV/JZA8811) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) reported being struck by lightning. No issue. The aircraft continued to its destination. No operational impact.

April 2, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A Sky Regional Airlines Inc. Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FXJF/SKV7567) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported rolling for departure from Runway 24. Shortly thereafter, the pilot reported stopping. No assistance was required. The aircraft returned to the apron and departed a short time later. No impact on operations.

April 1, 2019

Incident at 7NM HALIFAX NS VOR/DME (YHZ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GETA/JZA8810) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) requested to return to CYHZ due to an aircraft equipment issue. No assistance was required. The aircraft landed at 1523Z. No impact to operations.

April 3, 2019

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GETA/JZA8771) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) executed a missed approach due to an unstable approach. The aircraft landed at 1947Z. No impact on operations.

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GETA/JZA8771) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) initiated a go around after touch down, stating it was due to an unstable approach.

March 20, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (Aerodrome - visual aids)

A Moncton Flight College Cessna 172S (C-FUWL) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) conducted a missed approach when the aircraft radio control of aerodrome lighting (ARCAL) timed out as C-FUWL was on final for Runway 24. The runway lights were activated by the flight service station (FSS) and the aircraft landed safely at 2314Z.

March 8, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

The pilot of an American, corporately registered Learjet 35A (N988QC) MEDEVAC from Bangor, ME (KBGR) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) made their first call to the flight service station (FSS) when the aircraft was 3NM right downwind for Runway 24 at A022. The pilot received the Airport Advisory for Runway 24. No other call was received until the aircraft landed at 1405Z.

February 27, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

While a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GABO/JZA8808) from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) was inbound, and a vehicle (LO354) was working on Runway 06/24, communications failed with CYQY, and the Charlottetown, PE (CYYG) flight service station (FSS) was not able to access the 122.0 mandatory frequency (MF), Web Query (IQY) monitoring, or the runway visual range (RVR) 06. The Sydney Airport Authority (SAA) maintenance confirmed via phone that the vehicle was off the runway prior to JZA8808 receiving the approach clearance from the Moncton Control Centre (CZQM). Outage duration lasted from 1305Z until 1340Z, approximately.

February 21, 2019

Incident at 25NM HALIFAX NS VOR/DME (YHZ)

The pilot of a Government Of Canada, Department of National Defence Agusta Westland EH-101 (Cormorant) (TSKR911) from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) reported an issue with the aircrafts de-icing equipment and requested to return to CYHZ. No assistance was required. No impact to operations. TSKR911 landed at 1424Z.

March 7, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The Charlottetown, PE (YYG) frequency 122.0 at Sydney, NS (CYQY) was unserviceable (U/S) until 1445Z.

March 20, 2019

Incident at MONCTON CENTRE / ACC DE MONCTON

The transponder of a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR343) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) cycled through 7700 with no input from the pilot. This issue is a known problem. No impact to operations.

March 18, 2019

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FJXZ/JZA8811) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) reported a possible bird strike on Runway 24. Runway inspection found no remains.

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