August 25, 2004


ACA 641, CRJ, had a bird strike on departure runway 29. Firehall found 2 seagulls. Aircraft informed of findings and continued to destination. Nil TSB

February 19, 2000

Incident at Fredericton NB (Aerodrome - other)

At 1105z a snowplow operator reported finding a 6 inch by 6 inch by 20 inch piece of wood with a chrome handle at the threshold of runway 33. Air Canada operations identified the item as a wheel chock belonging to the refueling truck and this was verified by the refueler. ACA641 departed runway 33 at 1051z and was the only aircraft to use the runway that morning. Air Canada operations suspected that the chock was left between the aircraft main gear and during taxiing it was carried to the threshold of runway 33. The pilot was advised at 1115z and will inspect the aircraft when it arrives in Toronto. Nil TSB

November 22, 1999


The aircraft FWJS, ACA641, was on an IFR flight from Fredericton (CYFC) to Toronto (CYYZ). East of Ottawa the crew reported hydraulic problems and requested CFR on standby. The aircraft landed safely runway 23 at 1250Z and experienced no further problems. Ops. Impact - unknown. S.O.B. - unknown. Supplemental TSB Information (A99O0276): On climb out after take off, the Canadair CL-600-2B19 aircraft flight crew observed the #1 Hydraulic system fluid quantity indicator indicating "0" quantity. While en route the flight crew declared an emergency, requesting ERS stand by for the landing at Toronto. The aircraft landed at Toronto without further incident with ERS standing by. Company maintenance reported finding a hydraulic line from the engine driven hydraulic pump leaking. The hydraulic line and filters were replaced and the hydraulic fluid replenished prior to the aircraft returning to service.

July 18, 1999

Incident at near Campbellford VOR (ATS operating irregularity)

NCA115 BOEING 747-200 SERIES NIPPON CARGO AIRLINES CO., LTD. IFR from New York (JFKIA) to Anchorage ACA641, IFR from Fredericton, NB to Toronto (LBPIA), was cleared to descend from FL350 to FL240 through the altitude of NCA115 (cruising at FL310 on a crossing track). ACA641 was stopped at FL320. The aircraft passed within 1,300 feet and two (2) NM. NAV CANADA reported that the controllers were removed from control duties. O.P.I.: PAS Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A99O0173): The Canadair CL-600-2B19 aircraft was cleared to descend from flight level 350 to flight level 240. On descent, the aircraft conflicted with a Boeing 747 aircraft level at flight level 310. The Canadair aircraft was re-cleared to flight level 320. The two aircraft passed cross track within 1,300 feet vertical and two miles laterally of each other in an area where 2,000 feet vertical or 5 NM lateral separation was required. The ATS controller was a trainee under the supervision of a qualified ATS controller.

December 30, 1999

Incident at Fredericton NB (ATS operating irregularity)

ACA641 CARJ departing Fredericton for Toronto. At 1127z Fredericton FSS requested clearance for ACA641 departing runway 15. Moncton ATC issued IFR SID departure runway 33, flight plan route. FSS read back the clearance correctly: SID Fredericton 6 departure runway 33. ACA641 departed 1134z and called Moncton centre out of 3.8 off runway 15. Traffic was in the vicinity of FRENN inbound at 4000 feet. Fredericton FSS advised that they gave the ACA641 the wrong runway. NIL TSB

November 12, 1998

Incident at Fredericton NB

ACA641 CARJ departing Fredericton reported a possible Bird Strike on departure. Damage unknown. Runway checked but nothing found. Flight continued to destination. Nil TSB

October 16, 1997

Incident at Fredericton NB

ACA641 CL65 departing Fredericton was 60 miles west climbing through FL100 when the pilot observed that the # 1 engine 14th stage bleed air duct light had illuminated. Pilot declared an emergency when the flight attendant advised of a burning smell in the cabin. The aircraft returned to Fredericton and landed without further incident 1022z with CFR standing by. There was no indication of smoke in the cabin. Passengers deplaned on the ramp, evacuation not necessary. Maintenance is enroute to Fredericton with a spare engine. TSB: Case closed but will provide a technical update. UPDATE: Maintenance found that the left pylon 14th stage loop (A59WK) was shorted to ground which resulted in the EICAS warning observed by the flight crew. The loop was changed and a ground run completed. No fault was found.

August 19, 1997

Incident at Fredericton NB

ACA641 CL65 departed Fredericton 0953 for Toronto at 1000z aircraft struck seagull. Flight continued to Toronto.

January 8, 1997

Incident at Fredericton NB

Aircraft was on the take-off roll at 100 kts at Fredericton NB when the generator tripped off the line. Aborted take-ff and taxied to the ramp. Generator was reset and aircraft departed under their MEL.

June 1, 1995


Uneventful no flaps landing on runway 24L. Ops. Impact -- one aircraft (USAir39) delayed five minutes.