August 29, 2005

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA642) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to HAlifax International Airport (CYHZ). The tale-off from runway 14 was aborted after the aircraft suffered bird strikes. The runway was closed for an inspection and the remains of three (3) seagulls were recovered. Ops. impact -- unknown. Damage -- unknown.

May 26, 2005

Incident at 87 miles NW of Halifax Airport

ACA642 A320 enroute Ottawa (CYOW) to Halifax (CYHZ) was cleared from 37,000 feet to 29,000 feet. Aircraft descended to 28,000 feet without clearance. No other traffic involved. Nil TSB

May 29, 2004

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

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A04O0142): C-FRIL, a Canadair Regional Jet operating as Air Canada flight 642, was at the gate with passengers onboard when a baggage cart struck the left wing tip damaging the winglet. The winglet trailing edge assembly was replaced.

January 25, 2004

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

ACA 642 a CRJ1 from Toronto Lester B. Pearson Intl. to Moncton reported a bird strike on touch down. One dead Snow Bunting was recovered on the runway.

October 1, 2003

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

Update provided by the TSB of Canada Daily Notification Log 06-Oct-2003: A03O0277: The Air Canada Regional Jet (Flight #ACA642) departed Toronto/LBPIA, Ontario and was climbing to FL230 when it conflicted with an Air Canada Regional Jazz DeHavilland DHC-8-102 (Flight #JZA7951), an arrival aircraft level at 8000 feet. Spacing was reduced to 1.5 miles when altitudes crossed. The required spacing in this area is 3 miles lateral or 1000 feet vertical. NavCanada is conducting an Operations Safety Investigation (OSI).
The Air Canada aircraft (CRJ1)(operating as ACA642) was an IFR flight that departed the Toronto LBPI Airport (CYYZ) for the Moncton Airport (CYQM). The Air Canada Jazz aircraft (DH8A)(operating as JZA7951) was an IFR flight that departed the BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KBDL) in WINDSOR LOCKS, CONNECTICUT for CYYZ. ACA642 was cleared to climb to FL230 on a heading of 080, conflicting with an arrival, JZA7951, level at 8 thousand. ACA642 and JZA7951 came within 1.5 miles when altitudes crossed.

March 6, 2003

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

Update from TSB of Canada Daily Notification Log 13-Mar-2003: A03O0062: C-GQCP, a Boeing 737-200 aircraft, operating as Air Canada flight 642, was approximately 250 nm east of Toronto LBPIA, enroute to Moncton, when the flight crew advised they were returning to Toronto due to an electrical problem. While en route back to Toronto, the flight crew received an APU fire warning. The flight crew discharged the APU fire extinguisher and requested emergency vehicles. The flight landed without further incident. Maintenance inspected the aircraft and found a faulty ignitor gasket on the APU. The number two generator was also replaced.
The Air Canada aircraft (B737) (operating as ACA642) was an IFR flight which departed the Toronto (LBPI) Airport (CYYZ) for the Moncton Airport (CYQM). ACA642 departed CYYZ at 1330Z and, when approximately 250 NM east, advised they had to return due to an unspecified electrical problem with the auxiliary power unit. AFF was requested and met the aircraft when it landed at CYYZ on runway 06L at 1448Z. ACA642 had to stop on the runway and was inspected before exiting under its own power shortly afterward. Ops impact -- Departures were able to use runway 06R while 06L was occupied, resulting in minimal operational impact.

December 2, 2003

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Update from ANS and Airspace - 2003-12-03 - The PA44 traffic, which had been passed to the ACA 642, was a VFR aircraft. Therefore, no separation was required to be applied between the two aircraft.
An Air Canada CRJ1 (ACA642) Toronto to Moncton was descending to 4000 ft inbound for Moncton and received traffic information associated with a PA44 at 4000 ft. The RJ reported a TCAS RA and advised they were climbing to 4500 ft. The closest point of approach was 3.3 Nautical Miles.

September 25, 2003

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

An Air Canada Regional Jet (ACA642) from Toronto was on final for Runway 24 in Moncton and conducted a missed approach due to a flap problem. The aircraft joined a left downwind for Runway 11 to sort out the problem. The aircraft landed safely at 1415Z.

August 5, 2003

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Regional Jet (ACA642) declared an emergency while on a 2 mile final for Runway 06 in Moncton due to a possible fire in the right engine. The aircraft had departed Toronto. The aircraft landed and came to a stop on the runway where it shutdown and deplaned the passengers while CFR was standing by. There was no towbar available to remove the aircraft from the runway. The aircraft remained on the runway till 1600Z and the runway was closed by NOTAM.
TSB Upddate -2003-08-08 - A03A0092: The Air Canada CL-600-2B19 operating as ACA642 was on a 2 mile final into Moncton Airport when the crew declared an emergency due to an indication of a possible fire in the right engine (GE CF-34-3A1). The flight landed without further incident with CFR standing by. The engines were shutdown and passengers de-planned on the runway. Company maintenance advised that the cause was a faulty overheat warning sensor in the number 2 engine. The sensor was replaced and aircraft returned to service.

July 12, 2003

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

An Air Canada CRJ1 landed in Moncton from Toronto at 1416Z. The aircraft was parked on Apron 8 (main terminal) for about 15 minutes then called to report one of the brakes was still hot and requested Crash Fire Vehicle to stand by. At 1449Z, Red Leader reported temperatures on the brakes had peaked and were starting to go down. At 1451Z the Crash crew returned to the fire hall.

April 27, 2003

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

An Air Canada regional Jet enroute from Toronto to Moncton was landing Runway 06 in Moncton and reported hitting a couple of Gulls. One dead gull was found during runway inspection.

September 9, 2002

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

The pilot of flight ACA642, from Toronto (CYYZ) to Moncton (CYQM) requested diversion to Montreal (CYUL) because of a medical emergency on board. Le pilote du vol ACA642, en provenance de Toronto (CYYZ) à destination de Moncton (CYQM), a demandé d'être réacheminé vers Montréal (CYUL) à cause d'une urgence médicale à bord.

December 13, 2001

Incident at 40NM NW MASSENA (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

Flight ACA642 was climbing toward FL330 when it came close enough to flight ARN8600, in level flight on FL290, that vertical and/or horizontal separation were lost. The aircraft were not equipped with TCAS. Le vol ACA642, en monté pour le niveau de vol FL330, s'est approché du vol ARN8600 en palier au niveau de vol FL290 et l'espacement vertical et/ou longitudinal adéquate n'a pas été maintenu. Les aéronefs n'étaient pas équipés de système anti collision embarqué (TCAS).
Update #1: The occurrence number and investigation class were inserted. The category ""Operating irregularity"" was inserted. Separation between the aircraft was reduced to 2.5 miles and 1200 feet. Mise à jour #1 : Le numéro et la classe d'enquête a été ajoutée. La catégorie ""Irrégularité d'exploitation a été ajoutée"". La séparation entre les aéronefs a diminué a 2.5 milles et 1200 pieds.

December 18, 2001

Incident at 22NM southeast of Toronto (Other operational incident, Conflict - loss of separation, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A01O0336): Air Canada Flight ACA642, a Douglas DC-9-32 aircraft, departed Toronto (LBPIA) for Moncton. Air Georgian flight GGN984, a Beech 1900D aircraft, en-route to Allentown Lehigh Valley International Airport, departed after the DC-9. GGN984 was given an immediate turn and started climbing to the southeast. ACA642 was given a turn to the east-northeast to follow behind GGN984. Spacing was reduced to 2.2 NM lateral and 400 feet vertical, in area that requires 3 NM lateral or 1,000 feet vertical. Nav Canada indicated that winds may have been a factor. Nav Canada is investigating. S.O.B.: GGN984 -- four (4) -- two (2) crew; two (2) passengers; ACA642 -- 66.
The Air Georgian aircraft (C-FCMN, operating as GGN984) was on an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Allentown (Lehigh Valley International) Airport, PA (U.S.A.) (KABE). The Air Canada aircraft (operating as ACA642) was on an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Moncton Airport (CYQM). ACA642 departed Toronto (LBPIA) followed by GGN984. Just after take-off, the flight crew of GGN984 were instructed to turn their aircraft and climb to the southeast. The ACA642 flight crew were instructed to turn their DC-9 aircraft to an east-northeast heading to follow behind GGN984. However, separation reduced to 2.2NM and 400 feet in an area where three (3) NM or 1,000 feet is required. NAV CANADA noted that winds were a factor in this occurrence. NAV CANADA staff are investigating this occurrence.

March 13, 1999

Incident at near Oshawa

The aircraft was on an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) to Fredericton, NB. When the aircraft was about 10NM west of Oshawa, the flight crew reported a cracked windshield and requested a return to Toronto. The aircraft was given minimal delays and landed on runway 06R at 1414Z. No ERS requested. Air Canada Dispatch advised that the window was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service. However, the same problem occured on the same window later that day (or the following day) as the same window cracked and had to be replaced a second time. Maintenance checked/repaired the window heating systems and returned the aircraft to service. To date, the problem has not recurred.

November 23, 1999

Incident at Fredericton

ACA642 CL-600 enroute Toronto to Fredericton advised FSS of a bird strike while landing on runway 15 in Fredericton. Remains of seagull found. Pilot advised no damage to the aircraft. Nil TSB

November 10, 1998

Incident at Fredericton NB

ACA642 CARJ landing Fredericton reported a Bird Strike. Nil damage to aircraft. Nil TSB

November 3, 1998

Incident at Fredericton NB

ACA642 CARJ landeing Fredericton reported a Bird Strike. Negative damage to aircraft. Nil TSB

November 2, 1998

Incident at Fredericton NB

ACA642 CARJ landing Fredericton reported a Bird Strike. No reported damage. Nil TSB

November 2, 1997

Incident at Fredericton NB

ACA642 CL65 struck a flock of Snow Buntings on touch-down runway 15 at Fredericton. Six dead birds were recovered from the runway. Pilot advised no apparant damage to the aircraft and no birds were ingested into the engines. Nil TSB

December 20, 1996

Incident at Fredericton, N.B. (ATS operating irregularity)

ACA642, CL65 was enroute from Toronto to Fredericton with an ETA of 1550z and was cleared for a straight in ILS RWY 15 circling north RWY 33. C-FCLO, BE18 was planed Fredericton, N.B. to Kingston, ON proposed off at 1536z cleared Fredericton SID 1 departure RWY 27 CC at 1541z. C-FCLO departed RWY 27 at 1540 Z and when he checked in on the frequency he advised Moncton ACC that he was off RWY 27 thru 1300 ft. for 5000 ft. heading 040 degrees. The controller immediately determined both aircraft positions and turned the C-FCLO back to 270 degrees. ACA642 was downwind for RWY 27 at this time, altitude unknown. Traffic was passed and C-FCLO showed up on radar 3 miles south of the field at approx. 1545z. Tape checks at Fredericton and Moncton showed C-FCLO received and readback a Fredericton SID 1 departure clearance which indicated RWY heading to 5000 ft. TSB no involvement.