February 2, 2020

Incident at 40NM SIOUX NARROWS (KENORA) ON (VBI) VOR/DME

The transponder of a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (CFC3885) from Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) squawked 7700 and, when queried, the pilot stated there was no emergency but a known issue with the transponder. A new code was issued to resolve the problem. No impact to operations.

November 9, 2020

Incident at 8NM SUMMERSIDE PE (CYSU)

The transponder of a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (TSKR343) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Charlottetown, PE (CYYG) cycled through the emergency code. There was no emergency. No impact to operations.

November 14, 2020

Incident at 4246N / 06434W

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed P-3 (Aurora/Orion) (DEMON84) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) declared an emergency due to a cracked windshield. The aircraft requested clearance to CYZX. No assistance was required. No operational impact. The aircraft landed safely at 1646Z.

October 31, 2020

Incident at 4815N / 06203W

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (RSCU344) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) was observed squawking 7700. The pilot confirmed it was unintentional and that all was normal. No impact to operations.

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

Shortly after departure, an Eassons Transport Ltd. Mooney M20R (C-GEOK) from Charlottetown, PE (CYYG) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) deviated from the standard instrument departure (SID) heading without clearance. No separation issues or impact to operations.

October 19, 2020

Incident at 10NM MONCTON NB VOR/DME (YQM)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (RSCU344) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) squawked code 7700. The pilot confirmed there was no emergency. No impact on operations.

October 21, 2020

Incident at 25NM SYDNEY NS VOR/DME (YQY)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed P-3 (Aurora/Orion) (PATH30) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) reported smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency. The aircraft returned to CYZX. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax was advised. The aircraft landed safely at 1930Z. No impact to operations.

September 25, 2020

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Tier 1 ISR Inc. Piper PA-28R (C-FZYW) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was cleared for the left downwind for Runway 27. The aircraft was observed flying on the departure path of Runway 27 and was instructed to turn south and remain south of Runway 27 to clear the departure path. The aircraft was then notified that they were heading towards the Gagetown, NB (CYCX) helicopter zone and restricted airspace CYR724. The aircraft continued southbound and was then instructed to make an immediate right turn. The aircraft was observed entering CYR724 and a check fire was called to the CYCX range. No impact to operations.

August 27, 2020

Incident at 4619N / 06631W

The pilot of a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C130 (Hercules) (TSKR343) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) declared an emergency. The number 4 engine was shut down. No assistance was required. No operational impact. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax was advised. The aircraft landed safely at 1308Z.

July 1, 2020

Incident at 10NM CHARLOTTETOWN PE VOR/DME (YYG)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR343) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) inadvertently squawked emergency. Known issue with no operational impact. No emergency.

July 10, 2020

Incident at 9NM GREENWOOD NS TACAN (UZX)

A Government of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR344) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Sydney/Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) inadvertently squawked the emergency code. No emergency or impact on operations.

August 17, 2020

Incident at 15NM GREENWOOD NS TACAN (UZX)

A Government of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR343) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) inadvertently squawked the emergency code. No emergency or impact on operation.

August 18, 2020

Incident at 31NM HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (TSKR344) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) inadvertently squawked the emergency code. Aircraft confirmed it was not intentional. No emergency or impact to operations.

July 29, 2020

Incident at 28NM ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (TSKR344) from Stephenville, NL (CYJT) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) inadvertently squawked an emergency code. The pilot confirmed normal operations. No impact on operations.

August 3, 2020

Incident at 62NM J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (CYQY)

The transponder of a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, Lockheed C-130 (RSCU344) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) cycled through an emergency code with no input from the crew. No emergency. No assistance required or impact on operations.

July 13, 2020

Incident at 26NM MONCTON NB VOR/DME (YQM)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR344) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Summerside, PE (CYSU), on a VFR flight, was observed to be squawking 7700. The controller contacted TSKR344 and confirmed there was no emergency. (Duplicate record AOR-265616-V1 / CADORS 2020A0452 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE Duplicate AOR-265616-V3: TSK344 released an inadvertent emergency code. No emergency or operational impact. (Duplicate AOR-265616-V3 / CADORS 2020A0564 deleted after information merge)

July 14, 2020

Incident at 47NM HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) on a VFR flight from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) was observed squawking 7700.

July 2, 2020

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The pilot of a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Agusta Westland EH 101 (Cormorant) (TSKR912) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) declared an emergency and came to CYQM. TSKR912 landed safely at 0119Z. No impact on operations.

May 25, 2020

Incident at 4424N / 06337W

A Government of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR343) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) briefly squawked 7700, activating an emergency code in the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS).

May 27, 2020

Incident at 4205N / 06325W

A United States Navy Grumman C-2 Greyhound (RAWHD71) on a flight from Naval Station Norfolk, VA (KNGU) declared an emergency due to low fuel and diverted to Greenwood, NS (CYZX). No impact to operations.

May 21, 2020

Incident at 4633N / 05741W

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (RSCU343) on a flight to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) displayed an emergency condition. No emergency existed. Known issue.

Incident at 4434N / 06549W

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR343) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) displayed an emergency condition. No emergency existed. Known issue.

May 22, 2020

Incident at 4324N / 06524W

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed P-3 (Aurora/Orion) (PATH30) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) had an engine pressurization problem. The aircraft returned to CYZX and landed safely at 1444Z. No operational impact.

May 11, 2020

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed P-3 (Aurora/Orion) (PATH01) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Saint John, NB (CYSJ) was conducting training at CYSJ on Runway 23. At 1905Z, PATH01 was on the threshold of Runway 23, prior to departure, and advised shutting down Engine 1. A short time later, PATH01 advised taxiing to the apron to investigate the problem further. No impact to operations.

May 12, 2020

Incident at 50NM GREENWOOD NS TACAN (UZX)

The transponder of a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR332) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) cycled through an emergency code without pilot input. No emergency, no impact on operations.

May 11, 2020

Incident at 30NM CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT (CYYG)

The transponder of a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, Lockheed C-130 (TSKR332) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) squawked an emergency without pilot input. Second occurrence at 1152Z again with no pilot input. The pilot confirmed no emergency in both cases. No impact on operations.

March 19, 2020

Incident at 4443N / 06509W

A Government of Canada Department Of National Defence Lockheed (Hercules) C-130 (TSKR332) on a flight from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) was observed in CYZX terminal control unit (TCU) airspace squawking 7700.

March 10, 2020

Incident at 12NM MIRAMICHI NB (F9) NDB

Transponder of a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR343) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) cycled through the emergency code with no input from crew. No emergency and no impact on operations.

March 5, 2020

Incident at 35NM HALIFAX NS VOR/DME (YHZ)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR332) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) squawked 7500. Pilot was not aware transponder had done so and confirmed there was no emergency. No impact on operations.

February 19, 2020

Incident at 42NM MONCTON NB VOR/DME (YQM)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (TSK343) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Miramichi, NB (CYCH) requested VFR flight following back to CYZX, diverting due to de-ice equipment failure.

February 12, 2020

Incident at 4421N / 06330W

The transponder of a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR343) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) was briefly received as 7700.

February 5, 2020

Incident at 13NM SYDNEY NS VOR/DME (YQY)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR343) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) squawked an emergency code. When queried, the pilot was not aware of transponder change and confirmed there was no emergency. No impact on operations.

January 30, 2020

Incident at GREENWOOD NS (CYZX)

The transponder of a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) rolled through 7700 code with no input from crew. No actual emergency. No impact on operations.

January 13, 2020

Incident at 24NM GREENWOOD NS (UZX) TACAN

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, Lockheed C-130 (TSKR332) on a flight from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZS) inadvertently squawked the EMERGENCY code. No actual emergency.

November 19, 2019

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (Communication error)

A Government of Canada Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (TSKR332) on a flight from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) reported that it had finished parachute activities and that it was going to Runway 27. TSKR332 was advised that there was a vehicle on the runway and that the flight service station (FSS) would contact it when the vehicle was clear of the runway. A vehicle (ST26) was instructed to leave the runway and to call once it was off of it. TSKR332 turned on base and ST26 was told to leave the runway immediately. TSKR332 was advised that the vehicle was still on the runway. TSKR332 turned on final and the vehicle was still on the runway. Impact: TSKR332 conducted a go-around.

June 18, 2019

Incident at 291NM ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC VOR/DME (YGR)

The transponder of a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TIGR333) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) cycled through the emergency code without input. No emergency, no impact on operations.

May 1, 2019

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Government of Canada Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (RSCU337) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) rejected its approach for CYZV. RSCU343 declared an emergency, had to shut off engine #1 (one of a total of four engines) as a precaution, and requested to return to CYZX. 7 passengers on board. 22 000 lb of fuel. The aircraft landed without incident at 1442Z.

May 20, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: WIARTON ON (CYVV)

An American privately registered Cessna 172N from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Brantford, ON (CYFD) on a VFR flight plan reported encountering IMC conditions NW of Wiarton, ON (CYVV). Pilot advised they were IFR rated and accepted an IFR clearance to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) in anticipation of resuming VFR flight. Due cloud cover at CYKF, the aircraft was recleared IFR to Hamilton, ON (CYHM). Aircraft cancelled IFR in the vicinity of CYHM and continued VFR to CYFD.

July 22, 2019

Incident at CHURCHILL MB VOR/DME (YYQ) (ATS operating irregularity)

Separation was not assured when a Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) estimate for a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed P-3 (Aurora/Orion) (PATH30) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) submitted by the Winnipeg (WG) air traffic operations specialist (ATOS) was not accepted by the Edmonton (EG) CAATS system.

December 3, 2019

Incident at 4411N / 06444W

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed P-3 (HNTR20) on a flight from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at 1000ft above sea level (ASL), which they lost almost immediately. The Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) was advised.

December 14, 2019

Incident at 70NM HALIFAX NS VOR/DME (YHZ)

Transponder of a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (RSCU332) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) cycled through emergency code with no input. No emergency and no impact on operations.

November 14, 2019

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

A United States Navy Lockheed P-3 (Aurora/Orion) (NAVY404) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) departed VFR and climbed above 12500ft before a clearance was issued.

November 4, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT (CYYG)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR336) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) squawked emergency code while conducting search and rescue (SAR) training. When queried, the pilot confirmed there was no emergency and that the code was due to a transponder issue. No impact on operations.

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 20NM SW St Margret's Bay

Numerous calls received (Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), Hubbards Fire and Rescue, Airport Duty Manager) regarding a report of a low flying military aircraft with smoke trailing it over St. Margarets Bay. A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed P-3 (HNTR10) on a flight from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) had been flying in that area around the time of the report and was still airborne over western Nova Scotia at the time of the enquiry. No impact on operations.

September 27, 2019

Incident at SUMMERSIDE PE (CYSU)

A Tier 1 ISR Inc. Piper PA-28R-201T (C-FZYW) was on a VFR flight plan departing Greenwood, NS (CYZX) at 1856Z for a 1-hour flight and landing at Summerside, PE (CYSU) . Communication search (COMMSEARCH) was initiated when no arrival (ARR) report was received. Unable to contact the pilot via cell phone number provided, and search and rescue (SAR) notification person had no information about the flight. Prince Edward Island (PEI) Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) enroute to check apron for aircraft, and Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) advised via phone. Copy of flight plan (FPL) faxed to JRCC. Approximately 15 minutes later, RCMP called to advise they had spoken with the pilot, and the aircraft had arrived at CYSU "4:53 local". The pilot said they had "spoke with the tower". Aircraft was subsequently on a local sight seeing tour. JRCC advised of information, and flight plan closed.

October 6, 2019

Incident at 4522N / 06447W

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (RSCU344) on a flight from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) requested descent due to pressurization problem. After resolving the issue the aircraft requested climb to FL230 at 1937Z and continued to its destination. No impact to operations.

August 30, 2019

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

A B.M.S. Management Inc. Cessna 340A (C-GMDM) from Charlottetown, PE (CYYG) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) was cleared on course. Course set did not conform to flight plan. No operational impact.

August 19, 2019

Incident at 36NM GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CYQM)

Upon reaching 5000 ft for level flight, a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, Lockheed C-130 (TSKR336) on a flight from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Summerside, PE (CYSU) inadvertently momentarily squawked "emergency" (EMERG). No emergency or impact on operations.

August 15, 2019

Incident at SUMMERSIDE PE (CYSU)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, Lockheed C-130 (TSKR344) on a flight from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Summerside, PE (CYXU) squawked 7700 which is believed to have been inadvertent. No impact on operations.

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