February 23, 2005

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

Mise à jour no 1 : Ajout du numéro et de la classe d'enquête du BST. Ajout de l'immatriculation de l'aéronef, selon le rapport d'enquête du BST no A05Q0020 : Le vol Air Canada 646, assuré par un CL600-2B19(RJ) portant l¿immatriculation C-FWSC et ayant à son bord 3 membres d¿équipage et 38 passagers, était en montée en croisière entre Toronto et Charlottetown lorsque les pilotes ont reçu un message du système d'affichage des paramètres moteurs et d'alerte de l'équipage (EICAS) qui les informait de la perte des ventilateurs de refroidissement d¿affichage primaire et de secours. Le commandant de bord a demandé une autorisation pour un déroutement vers Montréal et un atterrissage prioritaire. L¿avion a atterri en toute sécurité et sans autre problème. Le service de maintenance a installé de nouveaux filtres à air et la vérification du ventilateur a démontré qu¿il fonctionnait normalement. L¿avion a été remis en service.
ACA646, an Air Canada Regional Jet, requested a diversion to Dorval (CYUL) without giving a reason.

February 14, 2005

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

Air Canada 646 reported an instrument problem and requested a diversion to Montréal (CYUL). The pilot did not declare an emergency or request priority. The aircraft landed on Runway 06L at CYUL without incident.

November 11, 2003

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

ACA646 a CRJ1 landed on Runway 24 in Moncton and reported striking birds. The firehall was dispatched and found two dead starlings on the runway. The crew was informed.

October 21, 2000

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA646 CL60 landing Halifax when crew elected to miss approach to check a flap problem. At 0200z pilot advised flaps had failed in the up position. No emergency declared but wanted equipment on standby. Landed safely at 0203z. Nil TSB TSB Update Oct 27, 2000. Maintenance has changed the Flap Actuators and returned the aircraft to service. This aircraft had a similar occurrence two days earlier. TSB file # A00A0166

December 17, 1997

Accident at Fredericton NB

Mocton ACC was advised at 0347z that ACA646 CL65 was by the beacon on final for runway 15. There was no further contact with the flight. FSS advised local police and hospital of a potential crash. At 0407z it was confirmed that ACA646 was off the runway in the woods. Extent of injuries and damage unknown. Local emergency services responding. TSB investigating. Update: The FSS received a position report from the aircraft as it passed the final approach fix (3.5 miles from touchdown) during its final approach. No further contact was received. The aircraft touched down on runway 15 and remained on the runway surface for about 1800 ft before departing the right side of the runway. The aircraft came to rest about 2000ft from the point where the aircraft left the runway. The Emergency Response Plan was activated at 03:50 and the fire fighting service responded immediately. The aircraft was located aprx 2000 ft from the runway at 0407z in spite of dense fog, darkness, deep snow and lack of visual indicators (nil fire/smoke). Other local emergency services responded as well. The investigation is ongoing:

August 23, 1997

Incident at Fredericton

ACA646 CL65 reported a very minor cabin pressurization during descent. Aircraft requested a left turn at the "FC" NDB to allow pressurization to stabilze. ACA646 landed safely 0137z.

August 5, 1997

Incident at Fredericton NB (Incursion - runway - animal)

ACA646 CL65 landing runway 15 at Fredericton struck a skunk after touchdown. Nil damage to aircraft. Carcass removed by airport firefighter.

July 4, 1996

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ATS operating irregularity)

ACA646 (CL65) was on a flight from Halifax to Fredericton, ETA 0130z. ARN897 (DHC-8) was on a flight from Moncton to Fredericton, ETA 0130z. ACA646 was cleared straight in ILS RWY 15 approach. ARN897 cancelled IFR at 0120z. Traffic was passed. ACA646 had to execute a missed approach due to the proximity of ARN897 landing on RWY 27 when he went by the NDB final. FC/FSS advised he passed ACA646 the traffic information on ARN879.