September 7, 2011

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

ACA654, an Embraer 190 arriving from Halifax (CYHZ) reported a possible bird strike on touchdown. Airport field maintenance personnel found one small bird intact. The pilot was advised. No impact on operations.

December 15, 2010

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

ACA654, Embraer ERJ 190, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to St. John?s (CYYT), on a CAT II approach to Runway 29, conducted a missed approach and returned to Halifax. The flight crew indicated that the aircraft experienced a CAT II failure.

August 6, 2010

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA654, Embraer ERJ 190, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to St. John?s (CYYT), experienced a bird strike while departing from Runway 23. Two swallows were found during the runway inspection.

August 21, 2009

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE TSB: A09A0080: An Air Canada Airbus A320 (C-FKCO), operating as ACA654, had departed Runway 14 at Halifax en route to St. John's, NL when the crew noticed a vibration followed by ENG 2 FADEC ALTERNATOR warning and fire indication for the number two engine. The crew shutdown the affected engine (General Electric CFM56) and declared an emergency requesting and receiving a clearance to return to Halifax. The aircraft returned to Halifax and landed safely on Runway 14 without further incident with ARFF standing by. ARFF personnel scanned the aircraft for fire with no result. The runway was closed for approximately 28 minutes due to ARFF personnel having to clean up an oil spill from the failed engine. At the time of the incident, the other runway at Halifax, Runway 23/05, was closed due to construction. Subsequently, company maintenance inspection revealed that the drive shaft for the FADEC alternator (P/N 85570-1) driven by the engine gearbox which supplies electrical power to the engine FADEC system, had sheared. The engine has been replaced and the aircraft returned to service.
ACA654 A-320 departing Halifax (CYHZ) for St. John?s (CYYT) declared an emergency after departure Runway 14. Aircraft returned to YHZ and landed safely at 2023Z. Aircraft had an engine failure. RCC advised. TSB Case Closed

November 29, 2008

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

The Embraer 190 Air Canada aircraft was on approach to runway 11 and due to a sudden windshift, elected to overshoot and do an approach to runway 29. The aircraft landed safely.

February 29, 2008

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

ACA654, Airbus A319 114, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to St. John?s (CYYT), landed on Runway 34 at 22:24Z. While taxing, the aircraft requested emergency vehicles meet the aircraft at the gate due to a smoke odor in the cabin. The maintenance crew advised that the odor was due to deicing fluid combined with hot brakes on landing which caused fumes to be ingested into air conditioning. Nil TSB.

January 30, 2007

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (ATS operating irregularity, ATM - ILS irregularity)

Narritive update: ACA654. Airbus 321, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to St. John?s (CYYT), was cleared for the Straight in ILS 29 approach at St. John's with the glide path unserviceable. Although the ILS issue was recorded in a NOTAM, the crew was not advised by the ATC. When on final there was some confusion about the approach and the crew advised they were conducting a missed approach, as they were not comfortable with their positioning. The aircraft landed on the second approach without further incident. Nil TSB.
ACA654, Airbus A321, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to St. John?s (CYYT), was cleared for the Straight in ILS 29 approach at St. John's when the active approach was a Localizer 29 due to the unavailability of the glide path. When approximately 5 miles final the crew advised they were conducting a missed approach, as they were not comfortable with their positioning. The aircraft landed on the second approach without further incident. Nil TSB.

November 25, 2004

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Conflict - potential, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

A04O0328: Aerospatiale AS-350D helicopter, registration C-GHAQ, operated by Four Seasons Aviation Ltd. as GLOBAL1, was approaching Toronto LBPIA (CYYZ) from the south after a local flight. The pilot requested a landing in the north field and was instructed to parallel the east side of runway 33R. Bombardier CL-600-2B19 aircraft, registration C-FRIB, operating as Air Canada flight ACA654, was preparing to depart 33R on a scheduled IFR flight from CYYZ to Saint John Airport (CYSJ). GLOBAL1 was instructed to follow runway 23 and to hold short of runway 33R. The pilot read back hold short of runway 33L and crossed runway 33R. ACA654 passed well behind GLOBAL1.
The Four Seasons Aviation Ltd. Aerospatiale AS-350D helicopter (C-GHAQ, operating as GLOBAL1) was approaching Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) from the south after a local flight. The Air Canada Canadair Regional Jet (operating as ACA654) was preparing to depart on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Saint John Airport (CYSJ). The pilot, requesting a landing in the north field, was instructed to parallel runway 33R. The Controller was about to depart ACA654 off runway 33R. GLOBAL1 was instructed to follow runway 23 and to hold short of runway 33R. The pilot read back hold short of runway 33L and crossed runway 33R. ACA654 passed well behind GLOBAL1.

November 22, 2004

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

ACA654 CRJ1 enroute Toronto (CYYZ) to Saint John (CYSJ), struck snow bunting (birds) upon landing on runway 23. Five birds found. Nil TSB

February 18, 2000

Incident at Saint John NB (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

ACA654 CARJ was on short final for Runway 05 when the FSS observed a vehicle working on the East side of Runway 05 approximately 1000 feet from the threshold of Runway 23. The vehicle was instucted to get off the runway immediately. The vehicle complied and was well off the runway when ACA654 went by. The vehicle had permission to be on Runway 05/23 but the FSS forgot and did not notice the vehilcle when the runway was scanned as ACA654 reported 5 miles final for Runway 05. The FSS observed the aircraft on short final and on scanning down the runway noticed the vehicle and got him off. Weather: 2000z few clouds at 3000 feet, visibility 15 miles, temperature -8 Dew Point - 20, wind 270 degrees at 7 knots. Other note: Filed as a runway incursion by the FSS who anticipated speaking to the flight crew prior to filing the report but was not able resulting in a delay between the event and report filing. TSB Case Closed. Update: Nav Canada is investigating. TSB file # A00A0028

February 15, 1997

Incident at Saint John NB (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

ACA654 was on a flight from Toronto to Saint John NB and had to carry out a missed approach due to Truck 81 on the runway. Aircraft had cancelled IFR. Report not received by the ACC from the FSS until Feb 17th. No reason given.