August 9, 2015

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

At 1428Z, an Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA665) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal, QC reported a bird strike departing Runway 32. One bird found. No impact.

July 29, 2015

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

At 1435Z, an Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA665) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) reported a bird strike departing Runway 23. Remains of one small bird found. No impact.

August 5, 2015

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

Shortly after departure, both transponders on an Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FHNW/ ACA665) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) failed. Moncton, NB Area Control Centre (QMACC) coordinated approval for the aircraft to continue to destination. Minimal impact on Air Traffic Service (ATS) operations.

November 12, 2014

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA665) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) was being vectored for traffic NW of CYHZ and after passing the traffic (> 4miles) advised he had received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA). The flight was queried whether it was an RA or traffic advisory (TA) and pilot confirmed an RA but no action was taken by the aircraft.

February 25, 2014

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (ACA611) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ), taxiing for departure runway 32, crossed the hold short line on Delta without clearance. Republic Airlines (RPA3376) was on an 8 mile final. Tower cleared ACA611 to taxi down the runway to Mike and RPA3376 landed without incident. Subsequent departures Jazz Aviation (JZA8860) and Air Canada (ACA665) were delayed approximately 5 minutes.

January 13, 2014

Incident at 452230N 0660340W (ELT)

An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA665) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) reported hearing a very weak ELT at FL320. This was confirmed by Westjet (WJA266) FL370 at 450416N 0670905W also reported as being very weak. JRCC advised. No impact.

August 3, 2013

Incident at 100 NM E SHERBROOKE QC (CYSC)

At approximately 1800Z the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Centre (ARTCC) advised the Montreal Area Control Centre (ACC) that an Air Canada Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FEJF / ACA665) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) had declared an emergency due to an avionics problem and was continuing the flight to CYUL. It was later learned from the crew that they also had only 50% braking capacity. ARFF deployed. Aircraft landed runway 24R at 1855Z and exited the runway without assistance. The runway was inspected and re-opened at 1902Z. The NAV Canada National Operations Centre and Civil Aviation Contingency Operations were advised.
UPDATE TSB A13Q0138 (previously entered as CADOR 2013Q1780 - deleted): C-FEJF, an Air Canada Embraer E175 (ACA0665), took off from Halifax for Montréal/Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau with 74 occupants on board. At about 100 NM east of Sherbrooke, Quebec, the crew declared an emergency after the message ?AVNX MAU 1A FAIL? appeared on the engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS). The crew completed QRH actions and notified ATC of a partial loss of the braking system. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting services were deployed and the aircraft landed without other problems. The company?s maintenance service had replaced POWER MODULE 1, NIC-PROCESSOR1 and MAIN BRAKE CONTROL MODULE 1 on #1 MAU in accordance with the AMM.

June 28, 2013

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13A0076: The Air Canada A319 (registration C-GBHN) aeroplane was preparing for departure. When takeoff power was applied the crew noted a "low hydraulic" ECAM message, the takeoff was discontinued and the aircraft exited the runway. Maintenance investigated and installed a new supply hose on the # 2 engine thrust reverser. The aircraft was released to service.
An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GBHN / ACA665) departing Halifax, NS (CYHZ) for Montreal, QC (CYUL) rejected take off on runway 14 at slow speed due to a hydraulic leak indication. The aircraft exited at taxiway H.

June 4, 2013

Incident at N GREENWOOD NS (CYZX)

An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA665) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) reported pressurization problem and requested to descent and to return to CYHZ. No assistance required. Landed safely at 1548Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13A0060: The Air Canada Embraer E190 aircraft (C-FGMF), operating as flight ACA 665 was enroute from Halifax to Montreal. The aircraft had been dispatched with the #1 bleed air deactivated as per the minimum equipment list. While climbing through FL245, the crew received a #2 bleed air leak EICAS message. The crew carried out the actions in accordance with the Quick Reference Handbook but the #2 bleed could not be restored. The aircraft diverted to Halifax and landed without further incident. Company maintenance replaced a pre-cooler exhaust duct seal and returned the aircraft to service.

September 11, 2012

Incident at Approx 11 NM au nord est de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL)

Update #1: TSB investigation number and class were added. The time of the incident was changed. According to TSB report #A12Q0163 : The Embraer E145, operating as flight CHQ6138 from KLGA New York/La Guardia, NY to CYUL Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, was given a clearance to maintain 4000 ft. CHQ6138 descended to 3500 ft without authorization. A loss of separation occurred in terminal control airspace when CHQ6138 became within 1.0 NM laterally and 500 ft vertically with an Air Canada Airbus A319, ACA6665, on approach ahead of CHQ6138. Required separation is 3 NM laterally and 1000 ft vertically.
An American-owned Embraer E145 operated by Chautauqua Airlines, was on an IFR flight from La Guardia (KLGA) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). The aircraft was seen in descent at 3 500 ft even though the crew had received and read back an instruction to maintain 4 000 ft. Impact: CHQ6138 came within 1 NM/500 ft of ACA665, an Airbus A319 operated by Air Canada, which was in front of it.

August 22, 2011

Incident at Millinocket, Maine

C-FHJU, an Embraer 190 operated by Air Canada as flight number ACA665, was on an IFR flight from Halifax (CYHZ) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) with 93 passengers and 5 crew members on board. A cabin attendant sustained second-degree burns due to hot coffee and was unable to continue carrying out his flight duties. The aircraft landed without incident at Montréal/Trudeau and the flight attendant received medical care upon arrival.

April 26, 2011

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

ACA665, an Embraer 190 operated by Air Canada, was on an IFR flight from Halifax (CYHZ) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). After having received and readback a heading of 030 to intercept the end of Runway 06L, the aircraft flew an erratic trajectory (tear drop) to intercept the end of Runway 06R. No impact on ATC operations.

August 8, 2011

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA665, Embraer ERJ 190, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Montreal (CYUL), departed from Runway 23 and reported a possible bird strike near Taxiway Charlie. The runway was inspected and two swallows were found near Delta Taxiway. The flight crew was advised. Another small bird was found near Charlie Taxiway.

April 18, 2010

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

ACA665, un Embraer 170 exploité par Air Canada, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Halifax (CYHZ) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). En raison d'un problème de configuration des volets, l'équipage a effectué une approche interrompue pour la piste 24 droite. Après quelques vérifications, le pilote a déclaré une urgence. Les mesures d'urgence ont été déployées. L'aéronef a atterri sur la piste 24 droite à 1641Z, sans encombre. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC. Le centre national de l'exploitation (NOC) et les opérations de contingence de l'aviation civile (CACO), ont été avisés.*** ** *** ACA665, an Embraer 170 operated by Air Canada, was on an IFR flight from Halifax (CYHZ) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). Due to a flaps configuration problem, the crew conducted a missed approach for Runway 24R. After conducting a few checks, the pilot declared an emergency. Emergency measures were initiated. The aircraft landed on Runway 24R at 16411Z without incident. There was no impact on ATC operations. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Civil Aviation Contingency Operations (CACO) were notified.
Mise à jour #1 : Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Ajout de l'immatriculation de l'aéronef. Selon le rapport du BST #A10Q0045: The Embraer 175, registration C-FFYG, operating as flight ACA665, was on final approach 24L when the crew received a slat fail EICAS message. A go around was performed and the QRH actions were completed. An emergency was declared and the flight landed uneventfully on 24R. Emergency vehicles met the aircraft on landing. Maintenance replaced two skew sensor harnesses on the left wing as per AMM 27-83-06-04 and the system was tested functional.

February 3, 2009

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Overshoot/missed approach, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

ACA602, Airbus A320, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Halifax (CYHZ), and ACA665, Embraer ERJ 190, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Halifax, initiated missed approaches to Runway 05 due to being too high on the approach. Weather at the time was Visibility 1 with snow and the approach lights were not available due to a system failure. ACA602 landed at 14:57Z and ACA665 landed at 15:00Z.

January 26, 2009

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

ACA665, Airbus A320, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Montreal (CYUL), lined up for Runway 32 and was told by the Tower of a coyote in the infield. The flight crew elected to wait for the animal control vehicle to scare the coyote into the woods. There was a two-minute delay for the flight.

October 21, 2008

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

ACA652, Embraer ERJ190, enroute from Halifax (CYYZ) to St. John?s (CYYT), refused take-off clearance due to bird activity at the rotation point. An airport vehicle frightened the bird (seagull) away and ACA652 departed five minutes after the initial clearance was given. ACA665 was delayed as a result.

June 17, 2007

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Navigation error, Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Mise à jour #1 : Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Selon le rapport du BST #A07Q0109: JZA8976, un Dash 8, alors au nord du terrain de l'aéroport, avait reçu un vecteur parallèle pour la piste 24 droite, en approche pour Montréal/Trudeau C(YUL) et avait été autorisé en descente à 4,000 pieds. ACA665, un Embraer 190, provenant de l'est avait reçu un vecteur pour une approche piste 24 droite et autorisé en descente à 3,000 pieds. JZA8976 avait reçu différents caps afin de l'aligner pour l'approche finale et a été autorisé en descente à 3,000 pieds. Après que la relecture de ces instructions ait été faite correctement, l'appareil n'a pas viré vers les caps assignés. Le contrôleur a questionné l'équipage de JZA8976 et une nouvelle instruction a été émise, mais les deux aéronefs se sont quand même rapprochés à une distance de deux milles nautiques l'un de l'autre à la même altitude. La séparation latérale prescrite est de trois milles nautiques.
Air Canada Jazz Dash 8 JZA8976 was IFR between Ottawa (CYOW) and Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL). Air Canada Embraer 190 ACA665 was IFR between Halifax (CYHZ) and Montreal/Trudeau. The crew of JZA8976 did not comply with the heading authorized by the air traffic controller, and the aircraft came to within 2 nm on radar from ACA665, whereas the prescribed minimum is 3 nm. *** ** *** JZA8976, un Dash 8 exploité par Air Canada Jazz, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) entre Ottawa (CYOW) et Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). ACA665, un Embraer 190 exploité par Air Canada, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments entre Halifax (CYHZ) et Montréal/Trudeau. L'équipage de JZA8976 ne s'est pas conformé à l'autorisation de cap reçue du contrôleur de la circulation aérienne et l'appareil s'est rapproché à une distance de deux milles nautiques, sur radar, de ACA665, alors que le minimum prescrit et de trois milles nautiques.

June 22, 2007

Incident at TOPPS intersection, Moncton ACC/Boston ARTCC boundary (Conflict - potential, ATS operating irregularity)

Moncton and Boston centers had previously coordinated 39,000 ft. (FL390) as structured for westbound use for the North Atlantic westbound flow from 13:00 to 21:00z. WJA760, Boeing 737, from Toronto (CYYZ) to Deer Lake (CYDF) was at 39,000 ft. Boston did not coordinate use of FL390 with Moncton. ACA665, A319 from Halifax (CYHZ) to Montreal (CYUL) was at 39,000 ft. The Moncton controller was forced to descend ACA665 to 38,000 ft near the Boston boundary to prevent an opposite direction conflict with WJA760. Separation was assured when ACA665 reached 38,000 ft. when the two aircraft were 33 miles apart. The conflict would have occurred within Boston ARTCC airspace. Nil TSB.

March 18, 1996

Incident at St Johns, NFLD

The aircraft rejected take-off from runway 29 due to a flock of seagulls that became airborne in its path at the end of the runway. The aircraft returned to the ramp area to provide sufficient time for the brakes to cool. The aircraft departed uneventfully at 2103Z. No TSB involvement.