October 28, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Saint-Pierre Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (SPM1121) on a flight from Saint-Pierre, St. Pierre and Miquelon (LFVP) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) was pulled up on final Runway 14 by the tower due to an aircraft in position not ready to depart. A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FJZN/JZA8783) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) was in position, but when given takeoff clearance, the pilot advised that they were not ready. JZA8783 was given instructions to vacate the runway, but had to taxi 3000 feet to the nearest exit and could not vacate in time. SPM1121 was in tower control and did a VFR circuit to land Runway 14 at 1438Z. No other aircraft impacted.

April 3, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: TETAR intersection

An Air Saint-Pierre Cessna (FOSPJ/SPM7241) from Saint-Pierre, St. Pierre and Miquelon (LFVP) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) encountered severe turbulence near TETAR and diverted to Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM). No impact to operations.

August 31, 2018

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

An Air Saint-Pierre, S.A. Cessna F406 (C-FOSPJ/SPM7448) from Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (LFVP) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) on approach for Runway 34 executed a missed approach due to a Global Positioning System (GPS) issue. The aircraft came around and landed without issue.

May 9, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Saint-Pierre, S.A. Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (SPM1121) from Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (LFVP) to Halifax/Stanfield Int'l, NS (CYHZ) pulled up by Tower on APP 32 due to the preceding arrival, A Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-808 (C-FTDW/SWG039) from St. Petersburg-Clearwater Int'l, FL (KPIE) to Halifax/Stanfield Int'l, NS (CYHZ) missing the hotel taxiway, necessitating a backtrack. SPM1121 landed at 1756Z with no further impact.

February 2, 2018

Incident at 35NM SYDNEY / J. A. DOUGLAS McCURDY NS (CYQY)

An Exact Air Beech A100 (C-FXDE/ET828) on a flight from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (LFVP) to Moncton/Greater Moncton, NB (CYQM) was cleared to block 16000 feet to FL190, and was observed climbing to FL196. No operational impact.

December 28, 2017

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

2 Medevac aircraft, a Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Beech B300 (C-GNLF) on a flight from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) and an Air Saint-Pierre Cessna F406 (FOSPJ/SPM7448) on a flight from Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (LFVP) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) were delayed for about 40 minutes due to runway conditions.

July 28, 2017

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

An Exploits Valley Air Beech 1900D (C-GSNQ/ EV601) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to St John's, NL (CYYT) on a visual approach for Runway 16 with an Air Saint-Pierre Aerospatiale ATR 42-500 (FOFSP/ SPM1128) from Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (LFVP) to St John's, NL (CYYT) on a instrument landing system (ILS) 11 approach on landing roll Runway 11. EV601 had SPM1128 in sight. EV601 was instructed to execute missed approach due to fact that traffic on landing roll would not vacate the intersection in sufficient time to allow EV601 to land.

May 18, 2017

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747 400 (KLM661) from St John's, NL (CYYT) to Houston, TX (KIAH) taxied and departed Runway 29, closing the terminal ramp and all manoeuvring areas. 2 Aircraft outbound, an Air Saint-Pierre Cessna F406 Medevac (SPM7447-M) from St John's, NL (CYYT) to St-Pierre (LFVP) and an Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FLWH/ ACA667) and 2 Aircraft inbound, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOK/ JZA8992) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to St John's, NL (CYYZ) and a Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GTJZ/ SPR04) on a local flight from St John's, NL (CYYT) were delayed, waiting for the foreign object debris (FOD) to be removed. Surfaces were closed at 1610Z when KLM661 commenced taxi, and all surfaces were re-opened at 1800Z.

May 10, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDND/PVL1121) from Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre & Miquelon (LFVP) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) was cleared to land on Runway 32 at 1659Z by the Tower. At 1701Z, the aircraft initiated an overshoot while over the runway in visual meteorological conditions (VMC). When queried the flight crew advised they couldn't recall if cleared to land and had "toggle problems" with their communication equipment and could not confirm. The flight flew a VFR circuit and landed at 1708Z on Runway 32. No impact.

November 26, 2016

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FLXL) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) was inbound to CYQM from 10NM south and an Air Saint-Pierre Aerospatiale ATR 42-500 (FOFSP/ SPM1123) from Saint-Pierre (LFVP) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) was long final Runway 29. C-FLXL squawked no radio (NORDO), transmit only. Advertised Runway was 11. The Tower was unable to establish communication with C-FLXL as flight entered the zone. The Tower advised Moncton area control centre (ACC) of NORDO VFR traffic and transferred SPM1123 back to centre. C-FLXL continued inbound and landed without further incident. SPM1123 circled for an approach on Runway 11 and landed without incident as well. No further impact on operations.

April 5, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: 4635N 5817W

UPDATE: TSB#A16A0038: C6-BFO, a Bahamasair Dash 8-301 aircraft, was operating as flight BHS2882 on a flight from Bedford, MA, to St. John?s Intl, NL (CYYT). In cruise and about 75 nautical miles ENE of Sydney, NS (CYQY), the crew noticed an indication that they were losing oil pressure on the number 2 engine (PW123). As the pressure continued to drop, the crew elected to shut the engine down. They declared an emergency and diverted to St. Pierre and Miquelon, France where they landed without further incident. The operator?s maintenance replaced a few seals and the aircraft was returned to service.
At 1836Z, in the vicinity of 4635N 5817W, a BahamasAir Holdings Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C6BFO / BHS2882) from Bedford, MA (KBED) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) declared an emergency due to an oil indication issue. The number two engine was shut down. The aircraft requested to divert to Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (LFVP) and landed without incident at 1904Z.

January 31, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: St Pierre (LFVP)

An American corporately registered Textron 182T (N112CS) from Burlington, VT (KBTV) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) was approximately 90NM west of LFVP (St. Pierre) at 9000ASL when it experienced severe icing. N122CS requested descent and advised it was unlikely to be able to fly to CYYT. Controller advised N122CS of LFVP and the decision to divert was made. N122CS landed safely at 1842Z.

January 14, 2016

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

An Air Saint-Pierre Cessna F406 (FOSPJ / SPM7448) from Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (LFVP) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) landed Runway 34 at 1454Z and was given authorization for Taxiway Charlie. Controller issued a caution due 100% ice. Aircraft entered Charlie, and immediately slipped one hundred and eighty degrees. The pilot had to shut down the engines to await assistance from ground crews. The aircraft never left the manoeuvring surface and was however too near the intersection of Runway 34. Unable to use the Runway until the aircraft was removed. An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GLHO / EV7791) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) was ready for taxi, and was delayed approximately 25 minutes. No other impact to operations.

January 13, 2016

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

Tower instructed an Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Beech 1900D (EV7778), from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ), to conduct a go-around due to an arriving Air Saint-Pierre S.A. Cessna F406 (SPM7341), from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (LFVP), that was still on the runway. No other impact on operations.

November 10, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: SYDNEY / J. A. DOUGLAS McCURDY NS (CYQY)

UPDATE: JRCC Halifax SARSUM Report#[H2015-01697]: (460968N 0600287W - CYQY: Sydney, NS). Moncton area control centre (ACC) reported a VFR Cessna with communications failure near Cheticamp, NS, when the aircraft dropped from radar coverage R344 and R915 were tasked to search, then stood down after Moncton flight information centre (FIC) reported the aircraft landed safely in Sydney, NS.
Update AOR 194816-V1: An American corporately registered Cessna 182S (N644PB) from Bangor, ME (KBGR) to Saint-Pierre (LFVP) squawked 7600 and appeared to be turning back toward land before radar updates ceased on Canadian Automated Air Traffic System Situation Display (CSIT). Controllers were unable to contact pilot. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax, National Operations Centre (NOC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), North American Aeropsace Defence Command (NORAD) advised. Flight Service Station (FSS) reported aircraft landed safely at Sydney, NS (CYQY) at 1913Z. No impact to operation.
Sydney Airport Authority (SAA) vehicle (ST39) observed an American corporately registered Cessna 182S (N664PB) from Bangor, ME (KBGR) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) flying over the CYQY airport. Flight Service Station (FSS) removed ST39 from the manoeuvring area and the aircraft landed Runway 01 no radio (NORDO) at 1913Z. Info passed to Moncton Area Control Centre (ZQM ACC). The aircraft was originally enroute to Saint-Pierre (LFVP).

Incident at In the vicinity of: SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

An American corporately registered Cessna 182S (N664PB) from Bangor, ME (KBGR) to Saint-Pierre (LFVP) entered Canada without an active flight plan. Flight Information Centre (FIC) contacted Lockheed Martin for a departure message after a radio contact with the pilot.

August 27, 2015

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

An Air Saint-Pierre Cessna F406 (SPM7146) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Saint-Pierre (LFVP) returned to CYQY due to a door ajar. Arrived safely with no impact on operations.

April 6, 2015

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

After departing at 1506Z, An Air Saint-Pierre Aerospatiale ATR 42 (SPM1122) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (LFVP) advised returning to CYHZ due to an icy door at 1510Z, no assistance required. The aircraft landed at 1516Z with no impact.

October 15, 2014

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

A United States Air Force Lockheed C-130 (RCH220) from Scott Air Force Base, IL (KBLV) to St John's, NL (CYYT) landed Runway 29 and was instructed to backtrack Runway 29 for Runway 20, Taxiway B and to expedite. RCH220 was too slow on backtrack so instructions were amended to exit on Runway 16. RCH220 stopped on the runway and said he couldn't find the exit (edge lights for Runway 16 were on 2). Edge lights were bumped up to max (5) and he exited. A NAV Canada Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (NVC203) from Saint-Pierre (LFVP) to St John's, NL (CYYT) conducted a pilot initiated pull up approximately 1 mile final at 700ft AGL.

August 27, 2014

Incident at 40NM W St Pierre (LFVP)

At 2145Z, a Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (RANGR66) from Naval Base Fort Worth, TX (KNFW) to St John's, NL (CYYT) declared an emergency, shut down #2 engine and requested a lower altitude. Flight was recleared as requested and continued to destination airport CYYT. No further assistance required. No traffic. Landed at 2230Z.

April 20, 2013

Incident at 60NM E MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Update: TSB #A13Q0065: ATR42-500, operated by Air Saint-Pierre as flight number SPM1124, was 60 mi. east of Montréal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau (CYUL) and en route to Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon when the flight crew reported a passenger medical emergency. Priority was given to SPM1124 to return to CYUL, where the aircraft landed without incident.
At 2140Z, an Air Saint-Pierre Aerospatiale ATR 42 (SPM1124), from CYUL to LFVP, declared a medical emergency due to a sick passenger and asked to return to CYUL. Priority was given to the flight and the aircraft landed on Runway 24R at 2201Z. The company made arrangements for ambulance services. No impact on operations. The NOC was notified.

July 25, 2013

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

An Air Saint-Pierre, S.A. Reims Cessna F406 (SPM1125) from Saint-Pierre, France (LFVP) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) on approach ILS 07 did not contact the Charlottetown, PE Flight Service Station (CYYG FSS) until short final for CYQY runway 07.

February 18, 2013

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

SPM1121, Aerospatiale ATR-42-300, enroute from Saint Pierre (LFVP) to Halifax (CYHZ), was issued a missed approach by the Halifax Tower due to ASQ6043 being unable to depart from Runway 32 in time due to blowing snow. SPM1121 landed on Runway 23 at 15:02Z.

October 18, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

F-OSPJ, a Cessna 406 operated by Air St-Pierre, was IFR from Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Saint-Pierre-Pointe-Blanche (LFVP). After the aircraft took off from rwy 24L, it was observed climbing through 3000 feet up to 5000 feet, whereas the SID procedure which the crew had received and read back stipulates 3000 feet. No impact on ATC operations.

May 14, 2011

Incident at 21NM à l'est de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL)

The crew of SPM1123, an ATR-42 operated by Air Saint-Pierre that was on an IFR flight from Saint-Pierre-Pointe-Blanche (LFVP) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL), reported being affected by the wake turbulence from ACA871, a Boeing 777-300 operated by Air Canada, that was flying in front of it at an approximate distance of 11NM.

July 23, 2011

Incident at CYR724 (Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence)

The Moncton Area Control Centre (ACC) coordinated the release of CYR724 restricted airspace for aircraft to divert around weather. SPM1124, Aerospatiale ATR 42, enroute from Montreal (CYUL) to Saint Pierre (LFVP), entered the airspace for a very short time while C-FMGC, Piper PA31 350, enroute from Saint John (CYSJ) to Fredericton (CYSJ) diverted due to weather and turbulence through CYR724.

September 14, 2010

Incident at enroute from Ottawa (CYOW) to Saint Pierre (LFVP) (ATM - other)

NVC301, DHC 8 102, enroute from Ottawa (CYOW) to Saint Pierre (LFVP) at 25,000 ft. was flight planned direct to Sydney (CYQY) that would route the aircraft through the CYR724 restricted airspace. The aircraft was re-cleared enroute to avoid the restricted airspace.

April 21, 2010

Incident at Gander Oceanic Airspace

N206TL, Cessna T206H, enroute from Saint-Pierre (LFVP) to Azores (LPPD), was cleared 4640N050W 4530N045W 4530N040W 4220N035W 40N030W at 21,000 ft. The aircraft was not HF radio equipped. On relay through another aircraft at 4530N045W, the pilot indicated that the flight was continuing direct 4220N035W. Attempts to confirm and re-clear the aircraft were not successful. The aircraft later confirmed through another relay that it had travelled direct 4220N35W.

December 11, 2009

Incident at 35 Miles Northeast of St. Pierre (LFVP)

Path20, P3, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Greenwood (CYZX), 35 miles northeast of St. Pierre (LFVP), declared an emergency due to engine problems. The aircraft shut down the number-4 engine, descended to 18,000 ft. and continued to Greenwood. Nil TSB.

July 6, 2009

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

N4993S, American Aviation AA 5B, enroute from St Pierre (LFVP) to Moncton (CYQM), entered and exited the Charlottetown (CYYG) control zone without contacting the Flight Service Station (FSS) (Mandatory Frequency ? MF). The aircraft was observed on radar. The FSS attempted several times to establish contact. JZA872 was on approach for Runway 05. JZA872 had the aircraft identified on the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). There was no conflict with JZA872. The aircraft was at 1,600 feet. Nil TSB.

March 9, 2009

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

SPM1122, ATR 42 300, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to St. Pierre (LFVP), aborted takeoff from Runway 05. No reason was given and no assistance was required. The aircraft departed without incident at 15:07Z. TSB Evaluating.

March 6, 2008

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

UPDATE TSB: A08A0037: The Canadair CRJ aircraft, operating as Air Canada Jazz (JZA) 8802, was on a flight from Moncton to Halifax. The ATR 42 aircraft, operating as Air Saint-Pierre (SPM) 1221, was on a flight from Saint Pierre and Miquelon to Halifax. JZA 8802 was on right downwind for a visual approach to runway 32, descending to 3000 feet. SPM 1221 was inbound from the east for a straight in visual approach to runway 32, descending to 2000 feet. When SPM1221 was 12 miles east of the airport, the controller instructed SPM 1221 to turn left 10 degrees to ensure spacing. The aircraft correctly read back the instruction, and then turned right 10 degrees. The controller recognized that the aircraft had turned the wrong way, and issued a second left turn to a heading of 250 degrees. JZA8802 passed behind SPM1221 with 2.5 miles lateral and 800 feet vertical spacing, were 3 miles or 1000 feet was required.
JZA8802, RJ 100, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to Halifax (CYHZ), was on right downwind for a visual approach to Runway 32, descending to 3,000 feet. When SPM1221, AT42-300, enroute from St. Pierre (LFVP) to Halifax, was 12 miles east of the airport, the controller instructed SPM1221 to turn left 10 degrees to ensure spacing. The aircraft correctly read back the instruction, and then turned right 10 degrees. The controller recognized the pilot error, and issued a second left turn to a heading of 250 degrees. JZA8802 passed behind SPM1221 with 2.5 miles lateral and 800 feet vertical spacing. TSB Case Closed.

May 12, 2007

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ATS operating irregularity)

SPM1124, ATR 42, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to Saint Pierre (LFVP) was scheduled to depart from Runway 11. The airport controller contacted the ACC for an IFR release for SPM1124, Runway 24. The ACC released SPM1124 for Runway 24. The airport controller cleared SPM1124 for takeoff on Runway 11. There was no conflicting traffic. Nil TSB.

August 3, 2006

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

RCH628, C130, enroute from Niagara Falls (KIAG) to St. John?s (CYYT), at position LFVP, 21,000 ft, shut down #1 engine. The pilot declared an emergency. The aircraft landed in St. John?s at 19:57Z. Nil TSB.

September 21, 2005

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

SPM 1122, AT43, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Saint Pierre (LFVP), rejected takeoff at 2148Z on Runway 32. No assistance required, no reason given. Aircraft returned to apron. Nil TSB.

July 31, 2005

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

N5450Y, Piper PA23 250 enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Saint Pierre (LFVP) departed Rwy 29 at 1901Z. On contact with the ACC, pilot advised of mechanical problem and requested to return to tower frequency for VFR landing. No traffic. No assistance. This aircraft had rejected takeoff twice earlier during the day. Nil TSB

June 14, 2005

Incident at 60NM South of LFVP (Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction, ATM - other)

AT 0945 UTC GANDER ACC WAS CONTACTED BY AN DAM0110, A HAWKEYE E2C AIRCRAFT AT FL220 60NM SOUTH OF LFVP. NO FLIGHT PLAN FILED OR IFR CLEARANCE. NORAD, ATC AND TRANSPORT CANADA UNAWARE OF ACTIVITY. ATC DETERMINED THAT THE FLIGHT WAS OPERATING FROM THE FRENCH AIRCRAFT CARRIER CHARLES DE GAULLE, AT POSITION 4630 NORTH 5705 WEST. FURTHER INVESTIGATION REVEALED SEVERAL OTHER AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN CONTROLLED AIRSPACE WITHOUT IFR CLEARANCES. FLS 180 TO FL450 WERE OBSERVED AND REPORTED TO ATC BY THE FRENCH AIR FORCE. DISCUSSIONS BY ATC WITH THE MISSION COORDINATOR ON BOARD THE CHARLES DE GAULLE INDICATED THAT THEY WERE OPERATING UNDER INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS THAT REFER TO ""DUE REGARD."" ATC DID NOT APPROVE ANY AIRSPACE BLOCK AND EXPRESSED ITS CONCERN FOR SAFETY WHEN THIS TYPE OF FLIGHT EXERCISE TAKES PLACE IN CONTROLLED AIRSPACE WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL AND COORDINATION. INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED FROM THE FRENCH MISSION COORDINATOR AS TO THE TIME AND AREA OF ACTIVITY THAT WOULD BE AFFECTED. EXERCISE SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED AT 1500UTC. EASTBOUND MTT IN AREA OF ACTIVITY. CIVIL AIRCRAFT WHEN REQUIRED WERE ADVISED OF POSSIBLE MILITARY ACTIVITY ALONG ROUTE OF FLIGHT. Nil TSB

March 7, 2003

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR) (Overshoot/missed approach, Other operational incident, Diversion, Aerodrome - operations)

The fuel attendant informed the FSS at Îles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR) that JA-1 fuel would be unavailable until 1630Z because the tank was being filled by a delivery truck and tests would have to be conducted subsequently. Government of Canada Cessna Citation TGO858, on final for rwy 08, had requested refuellling and was informed of the situation at 1444Z. The pilot of TG0858 executed a missed approach and decided to proceed to Saint-Pierre (LFVP). A NOTAM was issued at 1445Z. Government Air Services Medevac QUE30 had landed at 1413Z and was able to refuel before the delivery, but Aéropro Beech King Air APO702, which had landed at 143Z and was queued up behind QUE30, could not refuel. The JA-1 fuel was available again at 1630Z. Le préposé au carburant a informé la station d'information de vol (FSS) des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR) que le carburant de type JA-1 n'était pas disponible jusqu'à 1630Z. Un camion de livraison remplissait le réservoir et des tests devaient être effectués par la suite. TGO858, un Cessna Citation du Gouvernement du Canada qui était en finale pour la piste 08, avait demandé du carburant. Il a été informé de la situation à 1444Z. Il a effectué une approche interrompue et a décidé de se diriger vers Saint Pierre (LFVP). Un NOTAM a été émis à 1445Z. QUE30 Medevac appartenant au Service Aérien gouvernemental et qui s'était posé à 1413Z, a pu avoir du carburant avant que la livraison ne débute. APO702, un Beech King Air de la compagnie Aéropro qui s'était posé à 1435Z et qui attendait derrière QUE30, n'a pas pu avoir de carburant. Le carburant a été de nouveau disponible à 1630Z.

May 24, 2001

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR) (ATM - other)

N4993S, an AA5, was making a VFR flight between St-Pierre (LFVP) and Magdalen Islands (CYGR). The pilot called the Magdalen Islands FSS 75 NM north of the airport for landing information. The FSS had not received the flight plan. The Magdalen Islands FSS is closed at night, and during that time flight plans are sent to the Quebec FSS. Flight plans are then re-routed to the Magdalen Islands station at 1030Z. An error occurred at the NSCC on the morning of the occurrence, and flight plans continued to be routed to the Quebec station. N4993S, un AA5, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) entre St-Pierre (LFVP) et les Iles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR). Le pilote a appelé la station d'information de vol des Iles-de-la-Madeleine à 75 NM au nord de l'aéroport pour avoir des renseignements pour l'atterrissage. La station d'information de vol n'avait pas reçu le plan de vol. La station d'information de vol des Iles-de-la-Madeleine est fermée la nuit et pendant ce temps, les plans de vols sont envoyés à la station d'information de vol de Québec. À 1030Z, les plans de vol sont réacheminés vers la station des Iles-de-la-Madeleine. Le matin de l'événement, une erreur s'est produite au centre de controle du système national (NSCC) et les plans de vol ont continués à être acheminés à la station de Québec.

June 15, 1999

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

Other aircraft: SPM2543 (AT3), IFR from St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France (LFVP) to Dorval (CYUL). ARN893 (BA46), IFR from Halifax (CYHZ) to Dorval (CYUL), had been cleared to descend from FL240 to 8,000 feet. For an unknown reason, when it was approaching 15,000 feet, the crew climbed back to 16,000 feet, coming into conflict with SPM2543, which was also at the same altitude. After the controller intervened, the crew corrected the situation. The controller immediately tried to guide SPM2543 away from ARN893. The separation between the two aircraft had dropped below the required minimum. When the controller questioned it, ARN893 said that its autopilot had been deactivated. UPDATE: Air traffic services has told us that a detailed investigation had shown that there had apparently been involvement by the controller as well as the pilot error. UPDATE #2: The TSB investigation (A99Q0111) found that the crew of the BAE146 was on a flight from Halifax and Dorval when a loss of separation occurred with an ATR42 also bound for Dorval. During the radar vectoring for the approach on runway 24L, the ATR42 was routed north so as to be positioned behind the BAE146 and provide separation. The crew of the ATR42 was cleared to remain at 8,000 feet at its discretion, but remained at 16,000 feet. The BAE146 was cleared to leave flight level 240 for 16,000 feet. The crew of the BAE146 initiated the descent using the automatic pilot system. During the descent, the captain observed that the aircraft had not stopped its descent at 16,000 feet. The captain disconnected the automatic pilot system and returned the aircraft to the cleared altitude. Once it was positioned behind the BAE146, the ATR42 was vectored toward a direction similar to that of the BAE146 so as to follow it. At that moment the controller realized that the BAE146 was climbing to 16,000 feet and that the separation between the aircraft was only 3.8 nautical miles and 300 feet of altitude. The controller immediately cleared the crew of the BAE146 to descend to 8,000 feet, to re-establish the separation. An investigation into the circumstances will be conducted by Nav Canada.
Autre aéronef: SPM2543 (AT3), IFR de St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France (LFVP) vers Dorval (CYUL). ARN893 (BA46), IFR en provenance d'Halifax (CYHZ) vers Dorval (CYUL), avait reçu l'autorisation de descendre de FL240 pour 8,000 pieds. Pour une raison inconnue, alors qu'il approchait 15,000 pieds, l'équipage est remonté à 16,000 pieds, entrant en conflit avec SPM2543 qui était aussi à la même altitude. Suite à l'intervention du contr,leur, l'équipage a corrigé la situation. Le contr,leur a immédiatement tenté de guider SPM2543 à l'écart de ARN893. La séparation entre les deux aéronefs avait diminué en dessous des minimum requis. Lors du questionnement du contr,leur, ARN893 l'a informé que son auto pilote s'était désactivé. MISE À JOUR: Les services de la circulation aérienne nous a informé qu'une enquête approfondie a révélé qu'il y aurait eu implication de la part du contr,leur en plus de l'erreur du pilote. MISE À JOUR #2 : L'enquête du BST (A99Q0111) a révélé que l'équipage du BAE146 effectuait un vol entre Halifax et Dorval lorsqu'une perte d'espacement est survenue avec un ATR42 qui se dirigeait également vers Dorval. Lors du guidage radar pour l'approche sur la piste 24L, l'ATR42 a été dirigé vers le nord afin d'être positionné derrière le BAE146 et d'assurer l'espacement. L'équipage de l'ATR42 était autorisé à maintenir 8 000 pi. à sa discrétion mais a maintenu 16 000 pi. Le BAE146 était autorisé à quitter le niveau de vol 240 pour 16 000 pi. L'équipage du BAE146 a amorcé la descente utilisant le système du pilote automatique. Pendant la descente, le commandant s'est aperçu que l'appareil n'avait pas arrêté sa descente à 16 000 pi. Le commandant a débranché le système du pilote automatique et a ramené l'appareil vers l'altitude autorisée. Une fois positionné derrière le BAE146, l'ATR42 a été guidé vers une direction similaire au BAE146 afin de suivre ce dernier. À ce moment, le contr,leur s'est aperçu que le BAE146 était en montée vers 16 000 pi. et que l'espacement entre les deux appareils n'était que de 3.8 milles nautiques et 300 pi. d'altitude. Le contr,leur a immédiatement autorisé l'équipage du BAE146 à descendre à 8 000 pi. afin de rétablir l'espacement. Une enquête circonstancielle sera menée par Nav Canada.

September 3, 1999

Incident at East of Sydney NS

FOBYN PA31 enroute St. Pierre (LFVP) to Sydney at 6000 feet requested lower altitude at 1941z. Aircraft was cleared to 3000 feet and readback was given. At 1951z FOBYN requested a Visual approach at Sydney. The current altitude of the aircraft was queried by the controller and the pilot stated 2000 feet. The controller informed the pilot that he had been cleared to 3000 feet. The pilot stated that he understood the altitude he was cleared to was 2000 feet. No other aircraft involved. Aircraft given clearance for the approach at 1952z. Nil TSB