November 10, 2019

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Keewatin Air Beech 200 (KEW212) on a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) reported a gear issue and requested emergency services. The aircraft landed Runway 06 without issue and was towed off 30 minutes later. A Calm Air ATR42-300 (CAV119) on a flight form Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) was delayed on departure due to the disabled aircraft. No other impact on operations.

February 1, 2019

Incident at 50NM N YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

The pilot of a First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-500 (C-FTID/FAB852) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Cambridge Bay, NU (CYCB), after departure and when approximately 50NM North of CYZF, climbing through F220, declared an emergency, requiring immediate descent to 10,000 feet, and advised that they intended to return to CYZF. The aircraft landed safely at CYZF at 1919Z. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A19W0017: C-FTID, an Aerospatiale ATR42-500 aircraft operated by First Air, was conducting flight FAB852 from Yellowknife (CYZF), NY to Cambridge Bay (CYCB), NT with 3 crew members and 22 passengers on board. Approximately 60nm NNE of CYZF, after leveling at FL230, the flight crew received a master warning indication for "EXCESS CABIN ALTITUDE". The crew completed the applicable memory items and carried out the applicable QRH procedure. An emergency was declared with ATS and the decision to return to CYZF was made where an uneventful landing was completed. Company maintenance found a damaged ground air conditioning duct check valve. The part was replaced, ground checks/runs were completed, and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 5, 2017

Incident at 65NM N IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

Without declaring an emergency, a First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (C-GHCP/ FAB5874) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Igloolik, NU (CYGT) requested to return to CYFB due to a technical problem not specific in nature. The aircraft landed at 1415Z safely. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17Q0009: C-GHCP, an ATR42-300 aircraft operated by First Air, was conducting IFR flight FAB5874 from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Igloolik, NU (CYGT). During the climb through FL190, the master warning light for excess altitude illuminated. An emergency descent to 10 000 feet was executed while the pressure controller was blank. The aircraft returned to CYFB where it landed Without further event. The flight crew did not declare an emergency. The operator?s maintenance secured Pin F on the digital pressure controller. The Check Valve was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

April 12, 2016

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A First Air Aerospatiale/Aeritalia ATR 42-500 (C-FTID / FAB153) from Fort Simpson, NT (CYFS) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) landed on Runway 10, and smoke was observed coming from right landing wheels. The smoke quickly dissipated. The pilot shut down on the Runway and waited for maintenance. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) completed a foreign object debris (FOD) check. FAB153 taxied off Runway 10 at 19h21Z. One inbound VFR aircraft was delayed until the FOD check was completed.
UPDATE: TSB#A16W0043: C-FTID, a First Air ATR42-500 aircraft, was operating as flight FAB153 from Fort Simpson, NT (CYFS) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF). During the landing roll, a vibration was felt by the flight crew. FAB153 stopped on the runway to have the operator?s maintenance personnel assess the situation. It was determined that the number 4 tire of the main landing gear was flat. ATC requested ARFF to conduct a FOD check on the runway, and FAB153 was subsequently cleared to taxi to the ramp. There were no injuries.

January 30, 2016

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

UPDATE: TSB#A16Q0010: C-FTCP, an ATR42-300 operated by First Air as flight number FAB882 with 3 crew members and 11 passengers on board, was carrying out a flight under instrument flight rules from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Arctic Bay, NU (CYAB). On departure from CYFB, the flight attendant reported smelling smoke in the cabin. The aircraft returned to CYFB and conducted an overweight landing with no further incident. The operator reported that an overhead bin light transformer and fuse had blown over the 8-9 AB seat section causing a small puff of smoke. An overweight inspection was completed as well as a full inspection of the overhead bin lighting wiring and components. No faults were found and the aircraft was returned to service.
A First Air ATR ATR-42-300 (C-FTCP/FAB882) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Arctic Bay, NU (CYAB) reported a mechanical problem and asked to return to Iqaluit (CYFB), NU. No emergency declared. FAB882 landed without incident at 2012Z. No impact on operations.

January 22, 2016

Incident at ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV)

TSB#16C0011: The Calm Air ATR42-320 Cargo, C-FCIJ, operating as flight CAV8669 departed Thompson, MB (CYTH) for Island Lake, MB (CYIV). Upon landing, the flight crew noticed a strong bleach smell and their eyes were burning slightly. An inspection of pit 2 cargo Location within the cabin revealed that five 20 litre plastic jugs of bleach had fallen over, one of which was half empty and leaking from the bottom of the jug. Fluid was noticed underneath the aircraft and on the cabin floor. Calm Air Maintenance is inspecting the aircraft.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The spill was cleaned up by Calm Air Maintenance personnel, and the aircraft returned to service.

February 1, 2016

Incident at CLYDE RIVER NU (CYCY)

TSB#A16Q0007: C-FIQR, a First Air ATR42-300 aircraft, was taxiing for departure from Clyde River, NU (CYCY) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), when the number 1 engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120) experienced an uncommanded propeller (HAMILTON STANDARD, 14SF-5) acceleration and over speed. The number 1 engine was shut down and the aircraft taxied back to the gate. The operator's maintenance is investigating the event with the manufacturer. More information will follow.

November 7, 2015

Incident at 45 miles WNW FORT SEVERN ON (CYER)

UPDATE: TSB#A15C0150: The First Air ATR42-300 (C-FTJB) operating as flight FAB5058 was en route from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Churchill, MB (CYYQ) with a crew of two on board. While in cruise, the number 1 engine (Pratt & Whitney PW-120) began losing oil pressure. The crew conducted a number 1 engine precautionary shut down and continued on to their destination. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed safely. It was reported that the number 1 engine Garlock seal was leaking.
UPDATE: JRCC TRENTON SARSUM Report#T2015-02604]: (584435N 0940390W - CYYQ : Churchill). Winnipeg area control centre (ACC) advised that First Air (FAB 5058) had declared an airborne emergency enroute to Churchill, MB. Aircraft experienced a problem with 1 engine and had shut it down. First Air dispatch was tracking the aircraft and confirmed they had control of the aircraft and were able to maintain altitude. 435 Squadron C130 R341 was tasked. Winnipeg ACC later confirmed the aircraft had landed safely without further incident. R341 stood down prior to getting airborne.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report#14119: A First Air Aerospatiale ATR-42-300 (C-FTJB/ FAB5058) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Churchill, MB (CYYQ) with two souls on board declared an emergency with CYYQ flight service station (FSS). FSS advised airport and emergency services. Aircraft declared due to #1 engine out. Ambulance, Town Fire Department, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Airport Fire truck and staff vehicle responded to apron 1 to stand by for aircraft arrival runway 15. Airport Manager manned the Emergency Coordination Centre. Aircraft landed nil incident at 2239Z. Aircraft had reported 4200 lbs. of fuel and no dangerous goods on board. Nil operational impact to the airport. Aircraft parked on ramp at 2245Z.
A First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (C-FTJB/ FAB5058) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Churchill, MB (CYYQ) reported shutting down #1 engine due to a technical problem and subsequently declared an emergency 173 miles southeast of Churchill, MB. FAB5058 advised descending to 12000 feet and continuing to destination Churchill, MB. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was on standby. FAB5058 arrived safely at 2238Z. No impact to operations. National Operations Centre (NOC), Aviation Operations Centre and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised.

December 16, 2015

Incident at 70 NM W IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A First Air Aerospatiale ATR42-320 (C-GUNO /FAB824), from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Pangnirtung, NU (CYXP) reported that it had to return to land at CYFB because of a maintenance problem. The pilot did not declare an emergency and landed without incident at 1416Z. No impact on operations.

October 11, 2015

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

TSB#A15Q0162: The ATR42-300 registered as C-FIQR operated by First Air with 4 crew and 3 passengers on board was carrying out a flight under instrument flight rules between Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) and Pangnirtung, NU (CYXP). On departure from CYFB, in the climb through 7000 feet, the Captain observed smoke coming from the circuit breaker panel located behind the First Officer?s seat. There was a strong electrical smell, but the smoke did not persist. After consulting with maintenance control, the crew elected to return to CYFB to investigate the cause. The aircraft landed safely and there were no injuries. The crew did not declare an emergency. Maintenance later found that wire #2447-0098 to circuit breaker # 12PX was damaged.

October 5, 2015

Incident at SANIKILUAQ NU (CYSK)

While parked on the apron a truck struck the propeller cone of the left engine of a Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-GKKR).
Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: While parked on the apron in Sanikuaq, NU (CYSK) a truck struck the left-hand propeller spinner of a Calm Air ATR42 (C-GKKR). Maintenance from Thompson was dispatched to Sanikuaq, inspected the aircraft and replaced the left-hand spinner. The aircraft ground tested serviceable and was released back into service. This incident was entered into Calm Air's Safety Management System (SMS).

July 30, 2015

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

At 1532Z, a Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (C-FAFS/CAV7492), departed Thompson, MB (CYTH) for North Haven Lodge, SK, and subsequently advised the Winnipeg, MB (CZWG) Area Control Centre (ACC) that it had to return to CYTH due to a non-emergency electrical issue. No assistance required. CAV492 arrived safely at CYTH Runway 24 at 1616Z. No operational impact.
Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: CAV7492 a Calm Air ATR42 (C-FAFS) departed Thompson (YTH) en-route for North Haven Lodge SK. Reported they were returning to Thompson due to an electrical problem. Thompson maintenance investigated and determined the #1 DC generator was at fault, replaced #1 DC generator, ground and flight tested serviceable.

January 7, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: CORAL HARBOUR NU (CYZS)

A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-FECI/CAV7390), from Churchill, MB (CYYQ) to Hall Beach, NU (CYUX), shut off engine #2 due to an oil indication and elected to divert to Coral Harbour, NU (CYZS).
Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: CAV7390, a Calm Air ATR42 (C-FECI) en-route from Churchill (CYYQ) to Hall Beach (CYUX) shut down #2 engine due to oil indication and elected to divert to Coral Harbour (CYZS). Maintenance investigated and replaced power control unit (PCU) and over speed governor seal, completed ground runs and leak checked found satisfactory. After returning to Winnipeg base maintenance replaced the prop over speed governor and hydraulic oil pump as a precautionary measure, ground runs and leak checks were found satisfactory.
UPDATE: T5B Report#A15C0003: The Calm Air ATR-42-300, C-FECI, was operating as flight CAV7390 from Churchill, MB (CYYQ) to Hall Beach, NU (CYUX). While at a cruising altitude of 21000 feet and 100 nm south of Repulse Bay, NU (CYUT), the crew noticed an oil pressure loss on the right hand engine (PWC PW121). The engine was shut down and the aircraft was diverted to Coral Habour, NU (CYZS) and landed without incident. There were no injuries to the people on board. Maintenance discovered the seal between the propeller high pressure hydraulic pump and the overspeed governor to be leaking and replaced the seal. This seal leaked on 21 December 2014 (A14C0179); the company also replaced the two components as a precautionary measure.

September 26, 2014

Incident at RESOLUTE BAY NU (CYRB)

TSB Report#A14C0160: The First Air Aerospatiale ATR42-320, operating as flight FAB883, departed Resolute Bay (CYRB) for Arctic Bay (CYAB). The flight landed at Arctic Bay and shut down. During the walk-around for the next flight the crew noted the #1 outboard wheel assembly was missing. There was no other damage to the aircraft. The wheel assembly was found near the runway in Resolute Bay. Maintenance replaced the #1 wheel assembly and returned the aircraft to service.

October 7, 2014

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

Winnipeg flight information centre (FIC) reported strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard on 121.5 MHz. Source was identified as a Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (CAV527) on the apron at Winnipeg, MB (CYWG). Joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) Trenton advised.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: a Clam Air ATR42 (C-FJYW) emergency locator transmitter (ELT) transmitting while on ground in Winnipeg, MB. Pilot in command reported ELT activation was un-commanded, reset ELT without further issues.

July 2, 2014

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)

Update 176050-V2: Additional information- Calm Air (C-FAFS/ CAV532) declared a MAYDAY.
On departure, a Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (C-FAFS/ CAV532) from Churchill, MB (CYYQ) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) reported an engine failure and advised returning to land in Churchill, MB. Pilot advised no assistance was required and landed safely at 2143Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14C0090: The Calm Air ATR-42-300, C-FAFS Flt CAV532, had departed CYYQ Churchill, Manitoba. The left engine (P&WC PW120) torque indication dropped to zero and the power lever was unresponsive. The crew shut down the engine and returned to Churchill. The crew did not declare an emergency and the subsequent landing was uneventful. Maintenance personnel determined that a high pressure fuel line was loose at the fuel manifold.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV532 a CALM Air ATR42 (C-FAFS) departed Churchill (YYQ) for Winnipeg (YWG) reported an engine issue and was returning to YYQ. Maintenance investigated and found HP fuel line connection to flow divider was leaking at the B nut, due to not being torque properly, maintenance re-torque B nut at Flow divider, engine runs completed, leak checked, ground tested serviceable. Returned aircraft back into service.

June 28, 2014

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)

A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (CAV7490), from Cambridge Bay, NU (CYCB) to Churchill, MB (CYYQ), conducted a missed approach due to the "right main gear light flicker" on final approach. Aircraft landed safely at 0430Z. No impact to operations.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV7490 a Calm Air ATR42 (C-FAFS) conducted a missed approach due to right hand (R/H) main landing gear light flickered red on final approach but returned to green. Maintenance cleaned R/H proximity switch, aircraft returned to service without further issue to date.

June 27, 2014

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A14C0088: The Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR42 (C-FMAK), operating as CAV539, departed Churchill, MB (CYYQ) for Arviat, NU (CYEK) with 7 passengers and 3 crew members. Shortly after departure, the crew observed a Prop Brake Unlock warning. The crew followed the Quick Reference Checklist and completed a precautionary engine shutdown (Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120). The aircraft returned to CYYQ for a uneventful landing. The propeller brake was deferred as per the MEL and the aircraft was returned to service. Calm Air maintenance will advise TSB of their observations.
Update Aerodrome Safety: Calm Air flight 539 an ATR 42 declared an emergency to flight service station (FSS) after take-off and returned with one engine shut down. Churchill Airport followed our Emergency Procedures manual and STAFF 24, STAFF 21 and RED 1 were all used during the incident. The Town Fire Department responded with Three additional trucks and personnel. The plane landed NIL INCIDENT at 1629Z and taxied to the parking position on Apron 1 where it was met by Calm Air Maintenance Department employees. The incident was declared over at 1632Z and the three fire trucks where returned to the town.
At 2104Z, a Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-FMAK/CAV539), departed Churchill, MB (CYYQ) en route to Arviat, NU (CYEK). At 2115Z, CAV539 reported to the CYYQ Flight Service Station (FSS), that it had a red alert for a propeller brake, had shutdown one engine and it was declaring an emergency. Emergency services were on standby for arrival. CAV539 landed safely at 2128Z. No further assistance required. One arrival delayed approximately 5 minutes to accommodate CAV539's arrival.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV539 a Calm Air ATR42 (C-FMAK) departed Churchill (CYYQ) en-route to Arviat (CYEK) returned to CYYQ due to a red alert for a propeller brake and had shut down #2 engine. Maintenance investigated, suspect internal workings of propeller brake unit, replaced propeller brake unit and completed propeller brake functions tested serviceable. Suspect unit sent to vendor for repair and strip down report.

February 25, 2014

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: CAV6999 a Calm Air ATR42 (C-FCIJ), electronic locator transmitter (ELT) activated while on the ground in Thompson (YTH). Reason for activation unknown.
ELT reported by Thompson, MB FSS. 9 minute duration. Source, a Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-FCIJ/ CAV6999) located on field, aircraft maintenance. JRCC advised

February 9, 2014

Incident at ARVIAT NU (CYEK)

JRCC Trenton Unnecessary SAR (T2014-00166):A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-FCIJ) accidentally activation of their ELT on the ground in Arviat, NU (CYEK)
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: CAV6999 a Calm Air ATR42 (C-FCIJ), emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activation on the ground in Arviat, email from pilot indicates the ELT was going off when he started the aircraft, the pilot reset ELT without further issues.

January 27, 2014

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: CAV 541 a Calm Air ATR42 (C-FJYV) departed Winnipeg (CYWG) for Churchill (CYYQ), returned to CYWG due to landing get would not retract. Maintenance investigated and replaced right hand (R/H) Main Landing Gear upper internal electrical harness, completed gear swings and performed a satisfactory test flight. Returned aircraft back into service.
A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (C-FJYV/ CAV541) departed Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Churchill, MB (CYYQ) and the gear would not retract. The aircraft returned to CYWG and circled to burn fuel. Landed 1331Z. No ERS required.

January 8, 2014

Incident at 150 NM N IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A14Q0003: A First Air ATR42 (C-FTJB/FAB820) took off from Iqaluit for Pond Inlet. At FL220 about 130 NM NNW of Iqaluit in uncontrolled airspace, the crew saw C-FCGT, a Keewatin Air Beech King Air 200 inbound in the opposite direction. C-FCGT had taken off on a medical flight from Pond Inlet to Iqaluit. There was no TCAS alert. The crew of ATR42 turned on the landing lights and C-FCGT turned off to the left. According to radar data, C-FCGT was represented by an asterisk with no transponder code and was travelling at FL218. The two aircraft came within 0.7 NM of one another.
Update: Follow-up information received from Airworthiness ? East [2014/01/29]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the company and was advised that maintenance staff in YIO tested the TCAS system once on the ground and it tested serviceable. The TCAS was deferred due to the situation but upon arrival of the aircraft from YIO to YFB, maintenance staff further performed a TCAS system self-test (i.a.w. AFMS STC 80748w) and traffic advisories were tested (utilizing a TCAS tester 201). Aircraft interrogations were displayed and ground-checked serviceable. There were no issues with the aircraft?s TCAS system. The aircraft has been returned to service. The CASI noted that if the other aircraft?s system wasn't working (or wasn't on), it would cause this result of no contact. The CASI advised that no further action was required at this time.
A First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42 300 (FAB820) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Pond Inlet, NU (CYIO) at FL220 WICA and proceeding in Class G airspace reported passing a Medevac Keewatin Air Beech 200 (C-FCGT) from Pond Inlet, NU (CYIO) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) on a reciprocal track also at FL220 (altitude unverified). No other impact to operations.

September 20, 2013

Incident at SE MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

A13Q0162 UPDATE: C-GPEB, a Pascan Express ATR 42-300, was in cruising flight south-east of Mont-Joli enroute to Bonaventure when the crew saw that the BLUE hydraulic system was leaking. The crew declared an emergency and asked to be diverted to Québec airport where it landed without further incident. Maintenance found a leak in a hydraulic flex line in the BLUE hydraulic system. The aircraft was repaired and returned to service.
AIRPORT UPDATE: Call from the tower for a Pascan ATR 42 (6917) with 25 passengers on board, heading towards the airport with a flap hydraulic problem. A code yellow 25 was declared. The airplane landed without incident at about 2013Z. The hydraulic problem also affected directional control and braking. We monitored the aircraft until it was returned to the company and then ended the emergency.
Enroute to Bonaventure (CYVB) from Mont-Joli (CYYY), a Pascan Express Inc. Aerospatiale ATR42 300 (PSC6917) reported hydraulic problems and asked to be diverted to CYQB. No emergency. After a few minutes, PSC6917 declared an emergency. Arrangements were made. PSC6917 landed without incident on Runway 06 at 0016Z. No impact. The NOC and CACO were notified.

April 25, 2013

Incident at 50NM au sud de WABUSH NL (CYWK)

UPDATE: JRCC Trenton Report [T2013-80271]: 251457Z. PSC6835 CGPEA Emergency (464747N 0712360W - CYQB : Québec/Jean Lesage Int'l). Montreal ACC advises that a civilian aircraft belonging to PASCAN Express is diverting to Quebec City for throttle issues and will have to shut down an engine in-flight prior to landing. Aircraft departed Sept Isle for Wabush when the problem was encountered. 424 Herc tasked and will escort. Aircraft landed safely. Case closed.
Update from Jean-Lesage International Airport: Call from the tower for C-GPEA, a Pascan ATR-42, which was heading towards the airport with a right engine problem. There were 16 passengers and 3 crew members on board. A code yellow 19 was declared. The pilot lost control of his engine because the right engine throttle was blocked at full power. The pilot foresaw the need to shut down the two engines on approach for landing. Before preparing to land, he tried the throttle again and it worked. He landed without incident on Runway 24 and everything was normal.
A Pascan Express Aerospatiale ATR 42 300 (PSC6835), from Sept-Îles (CYZV) to Wabush (CYWK), declared an emergency due to an engine problem. The pilot asked to be diverted to Québec (CYQB). Emergency vehicles were requested. PSC6835 landed without incident at 1633Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report A13Q0067: PSC6835, un ATR42 exploité par Pascan Express, a décollé de l'aéroport de Sept-Îles (Québec) à destination de Wabush (Labrador) avec 19 occupants à son bord. À 50 nm au sud de Wabush, l'équipage a rapporté que la manette de poussée du moteur #2 était bloquée à 68°. L'équipage a dérouté l'appareil vers l'aéroport de Québec en raison de la météo défavorable en cas d'un atterrissage avec un seul moteur. Le service de sauvetage et lutte contre les incendies d'aéronefs de l'aéroport a été déployé. Lors de la descente en vue d'atterrir à Québec, le problème s'est réglé de lui-même. L'appareil a atterri sans autre difficulté. Le département de maintenance de la compagnie a examiné l'appareil et a conclu que le câble téléflex de la manette de poussée a bloqué en raison du gel. Un SDR a été émis.

April 20, 2013

Incident at 60NM E MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Update: TSB #A13Q0065: ATR42-500, operated by Air Saint-Pierre as flight number SPM1124, was 60 mi. east of Montréal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau (CYUL) and en route to Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon when the flight crew reported a passenger medical emergency. Priority was given to SPM1124 to return to CYUL, where the aircraft landed without incident.
At 2140Z, an Air Saint-Pierre Aerospatiale ATR 42 (SPM1124), from CYUL to LFVP, declared a medical emergency due to a sick passenger and asked to return to CYUL. Priority was given to the flight and the aircraft landed on Runway 24R at 2201Z. The company made arrangements for ambulance services. No impact on operations. The NOC was notified.

January 22, 2013

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report #A13Q0015: The ATR42-300 registered C-GPEB, operated by Pascan Express as flight number PSC6552 was on route from Wabush (Newfoundland) towards the Québec/Jean-Lesage Int?l Airport. When the aircraft was 10 mi. west of Baie-Comeau (CYBC) the flight crew saw the "ACW GEN 1" warning light come on followed by the "LOW OIL PRESSURE" warning light for the left engine. The engine (P&W Canada PW120) was shut down. An emergency was declared and the aircraft was diverted to CYBC where it landed without incident. Maintenance personnel determined that the ACW GEN 1 drive shaft broke and caused the "ACW GEN l" warning light to come on, the loss of engine oil and the low pressure. The ACW GEN was replaced and approximately 7 litres of oil were added. A check was conducted while the engine was running and no anomaly was found. The aircraft was returned to service.
C-GPEB, an ATR 42-300 operated by Pascan Express as flight number PSC6552, was on an IFR flight from Wabush (CYWK) to Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB). At 1451Z, the crew reported problems with the left engine followed by a decrease in oil pressure. The crew therefore shut down the engine, declared an emergency and requested a diversion to Baie-Comeau (CYBC) where the aircraft landed without incident at 1505Z. As a result, an Air Canada Jazz aircraft was delayed in the holding pattern for 10 minutes. The Halifax rescue coordination centre (HZ RCC), the National Operations Centre (NOC) and Civil Aviation Contingency Operations (CACO) were notified.

December 27, 2013

Incident at RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV541 a Calm Air ATR42 (C-FMAK) strong intermittent ELT signal, Interview with Pilot in command revealed the ELT was activated by accident when First Officer exited the aircraft cockpit, his jacket caught the switch which activated the ELT. ELT switch reset by Pilot in command.
Stong intermitant ELT heard from 1803Z. A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-FMAK) from Churchill, MB (CYYQ) to Ranklin Inlet, NU (CYRT) on the main apron advised and de-activated at 1816Z. No impact on operations.

December 21, 2013

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV538 a Calm Air ATR42 (C-FECI) returned to Winnipeg after departure due to aircraft would not pressurize. Winnipeg maintenance and replaced the Pneumatic and electro-pneumatic flow valves. Released aircraft back into service without further incident to date.
A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-FECI/ CAV538) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Arviat, NU (CYEK) reported a pressurization issue after departing Winnipeg, MB and advised that they would be returning to Winnipeg. CAV538 landed safely at 1951Z. No impact to operations.

November 25, 2013

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV522 a Calm Air ATR42 C-GKKR returned to Thompson (YTH) due to a fuel indication. Thompson maintenance investigated and replaced low pressure switch, ground tested serviceable. Aircraft returned to service.
A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-GKKR/ CAV522) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) returned to Thompson, MB due to "fuel indication". CAV522 did not declare an emergency and did not require assistance. CAV522 landed safely with no impact on operations at 0349Z.

October 31, 2013

Incident at RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A13C0145: Calm Air International flight CAV 541, an ATR 42-320, C-FMAK, was on approach to Rankin Inlet when the crew noticed smoke in the cabin. Emergency standby services were notified and the aircraft landed safely with no impact on airport operations or other aircraft. The smoke is believed to be the result of oil contamination in the air conditioning pack. The aircraft has been grounded until maintenance personnel can inspect the aircraft.
At 1705Z, a Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-FMAK/ CAV541) from Arviat, NU (CYEK) to Rankin, NU (CYRT) reported inbound to CYRT with a smoke indication in the cabin. Emergency standby services were notified. The aircraft landed safely at 1720Z. No impact on airport operations or other aircraft.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV541 a Calm Air ATR42 C-FMAK, reported inbound into Rankin a smoke indication in the cabin. The aircraft was inspected on site in Rankin Inlet by a certified aircraft Maintenance Engineer. The source of smoke was determined to be the #2 bleed system. The #2 bleed system was deferred and the aircraft was positioned to Thompson. Subsequent investigation in Thompson maintenance facility determined that the #2 engine was bypassing oil/vapour mist into the bleed system. The #2 engine is currently being replaced.

October 11, 2013

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV 532 a Calm Air ATR42 C-FJYW elected to return to Churchill due to a door indication. The aircraft was inspected upon arrival in Churchill revealing the cargo door handle to be unlatched. The cargo door was inspected in accordance with ATR JIC 52-31-00 FUT-10000 and found to be serviceable. It is probable that the handle was not fully latched prior to the aircraft departure.
A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR-42-300 (C-FJYW / CAV532) enroute to Gillam, MB (CYGX) elected to return to Churchill, MB (CYYQ) shortly after takeoff due to a door indication. No assistance was requested. No operational impact.

September 18, 2013

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13C0125: The Calm Air ATR 42-320, registration C-FECI operating as CAV6790, departed runway 18 at Winnipeg, MB. Immediately after takeoff CAV6790 advised that the flight needed to return due to a left engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120) bleed air problem. Company maintenance replaced the left high pressure valve and the aircraft was returned to service.
A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR-42-320 (C-FECI / CAV6790) departed runway 18 at Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) enroute to Island Lake, MB (CYIV) and advised they needed to return due to a "left bleed issue". Remained VFR and landed safely at 1633Z. No operational impact.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV 6790 a Calm Air ATR42 C-FECI returned to CYWG due to a left bleed issue. CYWG maintenance investigated and replaced L/H HP valve, operational check completed. Ground runs completed, ground tested serviceable, returned aircraft to service. No further incident to date.

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR-42-300 (C-FAFS / CAV510) arrived in Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) without a functioning transponder. No operational impact.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV510 a Calm Air ATR42 C-FAFS arrived in CYWG from CYTH without a functioning transponder. CYWG maintenance investigated and replaced proximity switch 55GB. Ground tested transponder, serviceable. Return aircraft back into service without further incident.

September 5, 2013

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)

Shortly after departure enroute to Arviat, NU (CYEK), a Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (C-FJYV / CAV541) advised that they were returning to Churchill, MB (CYYQ) due to an avionics issue. Clearance was obtained and no assistance was required. The aircraft landed safely at 1438Z. No impact to operations.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV541 a Calm Air ATR42 C-FJYV, shortly after departure from CYYQ flight crew advised that they were returning due to an Avionics problem. CYYQ maintenance replaced #2 AHRS computer. Ground tested serviceable, returned aircraft back into service, no further incident to date.

August 9, 2013

Incident at 110 miles N PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA) (ATS operating irregularity)

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPA) was operating at FL200 enroute from Prince Albert, SK (CYPA) direct to Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) and conflicted with a West Wind Aviation Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (C-GWWD/ WEW441) enroute from Cigar Lake, SK (CJW7) direct to Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) at FL200. The Winnipeg ACC controller issued an 80 degree left turn to C-GMPA and a 90 degree left turn to WEW441 for traffic. The aircraft passed with 6.1 miles separation at FL200. C-GMPA and WEW441 were subsequently cleared direct to destination. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB Report A13C0094: The RCMP Pilatus PC-12/47E, registration C-GMPA, was enroute from Prince Albert, SK, to Stony Rapids, SK, at FL200. The Westwind Aviation Aerospatiale ATR42-300, registration C-GWWD operating as WEW441, was enroute from Cigar Lake, SK, to Saskatoon, SK, at FL200. The Winnipeg ACC controller did not recognize the developing conflict soon enough and had to issue large turns to maintain separation. The controller issued an 80 degree left turn to GMPA and a 90 degree left turn to WEW441. The aircraft passed with 6.1 miles separation at FL200 and were subsequently cleared direct to destination.

May 2, 2013

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

An Anderson Aviation Cessna 172P (C-GYWW) from Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) to Prince Albert, SK (CYPA) landed long on runway 08 due strong crosswinds and was delayed exiting runway. A West Wind Aviation Aerospatiale ATR42-300 (WEW431) from Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) to Prince Albert, SK (CYPA) initiated a missed approach due to the aircraft on runway and was delayed approximately 10 minutes.

April 24, 2013

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

At 14:58Z, a Westwind Aviation Aerospatiale ATR42-300 (C-GWWC / WEW461) advised they had a hydraulic issue and decided to return to CYVC. Landed safely at 15:15Z. No assistance was required, no emergency declared. No impact to operations.
Maintenance & Manufacturing: C-GWWC Hydraulic Issue. The AC Wild green hydraulic pump breaker popped. Crew utilized hydraulic cross feed procedure. Maintenance replaced the Green AC Wild Hydraulic Pump. Tested Serviceable.

April 23, 2013

Incident at 50 NM NE of IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The flight crew of ATR42 aircraft C-GULU operating flight number 820 reported that they were returning due to the right main landing gear not indicating up and locked when selected up. No emergency was declared. Maintenance has reported accomplishing gear swings with no fault found. The right up lock box was replaced, gear swings accomplished with no fault found and the aircraft has been returned to service.
A First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42 300 (FAB820) from CYFB to CYCY advised they were returning to CYFB due to an operational problem. The pilot did not declare an emergency nor ask for priority. FAB820 landed without incident at 1910Z. No operational impact.

February 4, 2013

Incident at 40 N Iqaluit Airport (CYFB)

A First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42 300 (C-FIQU/ operating as FAB824) on a IFR flight reported pressurization problems and requested return to CYFB. The pilot did not declare an emergency or ask for assistance. FAB824 landed without incident at 1507Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The flight crew of ATR42 aircraft C-FIQU operating flight number 824 reported that they were returning due to a #1 pack valve fault. No emergency was declared. Maintenance has reported finding the #2 pack valve failing intermittently. It was replaced, ground checked serviceable and the aircraft has been returned to service.

February 3, 2013

Incident at 100N Iqaluit Airport (CYFB)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The flight crew of ATR42 aircraft C-FIQU operating flight number 820 reported that they were returning due to the #2 engine low pressure fuel feed warning indication. No emergency was declared. Maintenance has reported that the system circuit breaker was replaced, checks accomplished and the aircraft released subject to a satisfactory test flight. The test flight was successful and the aircraft is back in service.
On route to CYCY, a First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (operating as FAB820) on a IFR flight reported trouble indications and requested return to CYFB. No emergency declared. FAB820 landed at 2013Z without incident. No operational impact.

January 10, 2013

Incident at RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT)

UPDATE Civil Aviation Safety Inspector: The flight crew of ATR42 aircraft C-GHCP operating flight number 621 reported that they were returning due to landing gear retraction issues, no emergency was declared. Following this air turn back maintenance did an inspection and the released the aircraft under MEL 32-31-3A. The aircraft did two flights under the MEL following which maintenance inspected the system, accomplished several gear retractions with no faults found. The aircraft was returned to service and there has been no repeat to date.
A First Air Aerospatiale ATR42 (C-GHCP/ operating as FAB621) on a IFR flight departed runway 31 at 2021Z, at 2025Z aircraft stated they were returning due to an unspecified maintenance issue and stated no assistance was required. Aircraft joined a left hand circuit for runway 31 and landed safely at 2037Z. No operational impact.

January 4, 2013

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 0040z a First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42 300 (operating as FAB124) on a IFR flight returned to CYZF due to electrical issues. No emergency declared. No impact to the operation. FAB124 landed at 0113 without incident.
UPDATE CASI: The flight crew of ATR42 aircraft C-GKLB operating flight #124 YZF to YHY experienced a #1 DC Bus failure. The aircraft returned to YZF, no emergency was declared and the landing was uneventful. Maintenance, in their troubleshooting, found the generator contactor chattering . The #1 GCU was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 3, 2013

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE TSB A13C0001: The Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR42-300, registration C-FECI, operating as CAV541, was departing Churchill, MB, for Rankin Inlet, NU. The Nolinor Convair CV440/580, registration C-GQHB, operating as NRL950, was arriving at Churchill from La Grande Riviere, PQ. Both aircraft were operating in a non-radar environment under the procedural control of the Winnipeg Area Control Centre. A loss of separation occurred when the cleared routing of NRL950 was not noted on the flight progress strips by the controller who departed on a relief break and did not brief the second controller of NRL950's clearance. The loss of separation was discovered when NRL950 was cleared for an approach and NRL950 advised the second controller of the previous clearance.
Less than minimum separation occurred when a Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42 320 (C-FECI/ operating as CAV541) on a IFR flight departed CYYQ to CYRT with arriving Les Investissements Nolinor Inc Convair 440 (C-GQHB/ operating as NRL950) on a IFR flight arriving on a cleared route not indicated on flight progress strips. The error was discovered when NRL950 was cleared for an approach and they advised they were proceeding direct TAGEX as previously cleared prior to commencing descent.

Incident at HALL BEACH NU (CYUX) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

After touching down at midpoint of runway 30, the pilot of a First Air Aerospatiale ATR42 (operating as FAB822) on a IFR flight advised CARS that PAPI for runway 30 were indicating too high.

June 5, 2013

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

A Pascan Express Aerospatiale ATR 42 300 (PSC6835) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Wabush, NL (CYWK) reported breaking off the approach to runway 36 due a flap problem and that no assistance was required. At 1429Z, the crew further advised that the flaps were stuck in the take off position and that they would conduct another approach to runway 36. The aircraft landed without incident at 1433Z.
UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13A0062: The Pascan Express ATR42-300 aircraft (C-GPEB), operating as flight PAS6835, was on approach to Wabush with the flaps set to 15 degrees. During final approach, when the crew selected the flaps to 30 degrees the flaps did not extend to their intended position. The crew advised Wabush flight service station and requested a go around. The crew carried out company standard operating procedures for a flaps 15 degree landing. PAS6835 landed at Wabush without further incident. Company maintenance visually examined the flap actuator and flap valve, and cleaned the electrical canon plug. The system was tested and determined to be serviceable. The aircraft was released to service.

December 14, 2012

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An Aérospatiale ATR42-300 operated by Pascan Express Inc. as flight number PSC6555 was on a flight from Québec (CYQB) to Wabush (CYWK). While in climb towards J555, the pilot requested to return to Québec (CYQB) due to an electrical problem. No emergency was declared, but an instrument landing systems (ILS) approach for Runway 06 was requested for operational reasons. The aircraft landed without incident at 2228Z.

December 3, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Loss of control - on ground, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

C-GATK, an ATR42 operated by Morningstar Air Express, was taxiing on the ground and came to a stop after sliding on the Taxiway. The aircraft was towed. SWG9040, a Boeing 737 operated by Sunwing Airlines, was delayed 20 minutes on arrival.

August 28, 2012

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (Overshoot/missed approach, Other operational incident)

A Jetstream operated by Pascan Aviation as flight number PSC313, was on an IFR flight from Alma (CYTF) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 1304Z, the crew pulled up from Runway 09 due to an ATR42, operated by Pascan Express as flight number PSC6835, which had not cleared the runway after landing. The traffic had been exchanged between the aircraft.

July 29, 2012

Incident at RIMOUSKI QC (CYXK)

Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report #A12Q0136: The ATR42-300, registered C-GPEB and operated by Pascan Express as flight number PSC122, was on an IFR flight from Québec/Jean Lesage Int'l (CYQB) to Mont-Joli (CYYY). During the visual approach to Mont-Joli, the crew saw a runway and cancelled IFR to continue on a visual approach. When the aircraft landed, the crew realized that they had landed at Rimouski (CYXK); Mont-Joli was 10 NM away. The aircraft took off from Rimouski and landed at Mont-Joli a few minutes later. The Rimouski airport only has one runway (07/25), which is 4 600 ft long and 150 ft wide, while the Mont-Joli airport has two runways: Runway 06/24, which is 5 000 ft long and 150 ft wide, and Runway 15/33, which is 3 954 ft long and 150 ft wide.
Update #2: According to information from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division: The aircraft?s registration was added. A meeting was held with Transport Canada management, the operations manager, the chief pilot and one of the company?s crew members.
PSC122, an ATR 42 operated by Pascan Express, was on a VFR flight from Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) to Mont-Joli (CYYY). At 1340Z, the pilot informed the flight service specialist that he had landed by mistake at Rimouski (CYXK), thinking he was at Mont-Joli. No impact on ATC operations.

December 10, 2012

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV510 a Calm Air ATR42 C-FJYV returned to apron with the parking brake light on CAP U/S. Maintenance investigated and found parking brake micro switch 5GB was U/S, replaced micro switch ground tested serviceable returned a/c back into service.
A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (C-FJYV/ operating as CAV510) on a IFR flight, had clearance to depart to CYWG. CAV510 taxied off to Apron 1 due to unspecified reason. Clearance was cancelled by ATC. No operational impact.

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