November 27, 2009

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

DLH9920 Germany BA146-200 advised in missed approach off runway 35 due to being too high on the glide slope at 1643z. DLH9920 elected for a second approach runway 35 and landed safely at 1702z with no other operational impact.

November 1, 2003

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA8504 a British Aerospace, BA146-200 shut down one engine shortly after departing Vancouver. The aircraft was too heavy to land, flew around for 30 minutes to burn fuel prior to a safe landing at Vancouver at 2100Z.
TSB Update: The Air Canada Regional (Jazz) BAE 146-200 aircraft, C-FBAV, operating as JZA8504 departed Vancouver on a scheduled flight to Whitehorse. Shortly after take-off the crew noted a low oil pressure indication on the number 4 engine (Honeywell ALF 502R-5). The QRH procedure was completed and a precautionary shut down carried out. The crew notified ATC and requested a return to Vancouver. As the aircraft weight was above the maximum landing weight, the aircraft held over the YCD NDB for about 15 minutes in order to burn off fuel. The aircraft subsequently landed with ERS on standby without further incident. No emergency was declared. Maintenance inspection revealed a worn oil pump spline. The engine was changed and the aircraft returned to service.

June 8, 2003

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

Air Canada Jazz flight JZA8209, a British Aerospace BA146-200 was inbound to Prince George (CYXS) reported a passenger on board needed medical attention and requested an ambulance meet the aircraft. 911 called and an ambulance was dispatched.

May 20, 2003

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

Air Canada Jazz flight JZA882 a British Aerospace BA146-200 departing Fort St. John for Vancouver failed to read back IFR clearance prior to departure. Clearance was read back immediately after departure.

September 8, 2003

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

JZA8916 a BA146-200 from Ottawa on approach to Halifax had a bird strike on the no.1 pitot tube. The aircraft Lost airspeed indication on left-hand side. This Occurred at 2333Z. Maintenance replaced the pitot tube, and cleaned the system. Static test completed aircraft was returned to service.

September 8, 2002

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

Jazz Update - In regards to the above mentioned incident on SEPT 08/02 for aircraft C-GRNV Fin # 204 conducting Flt 8909 departure from St. John's,(YYT) the pilots reported that they had a major bird strike to the aircraft. They circled the airport until they had burnt off enough fuel to land below the weight limit, TSB confirmed that they had struck 3 birds. The aircraft was inspected I.A.W. company policy and it was found that the #1 Engine had ingested one, after detailed inspection there was a concern on the part of the Engineer so it was agreed that the aircraft would be Ferried back to Halifax under the three engine ferry policy Journey Log Page Pt2 #113816. Once the concern was addressed the engineers decided to replace the Engine Journey Log Page Pt 2 #113808 because of a Temp Limiting problem. The aircraft was run after the engine change and released back to service with no further incident.
The BA146 departed Runway 29 at St. Johns at 1713Z and had a major bird strike to the airframe of the aircraft. Circled the airport for 25 minutes to burn off fuel and landed Runway 16 at 1723. Three birds found dead on runway. Nil TSB

June 13, 2001

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

ARN895 BA146 enroute from St. John's to Halifax declared emergency overhead Sydney because of a smoke alarm. The aircraft diverted to Sydney and landed at 2337. After the emergency declaration, the aircraft turned off its transponder, and ATC was unable to provide radar vectors to Sydney. One aircraft departure, ARN820, delayed during the emergency. Municipal fire department was standing by on the airport at the time of arrival. No further details provided by the aircraft. TSB Case closed. More info to follow.
TSB Update June 14, 2001. A01A0060: The Air Nova BAE146 was en route from St. John's to Halifax and in the area of Sydney, a Master Warning System ""ELEC SMOKE"" warning light illuminated. This warning light is to advise the crew of smoke in the aircraft electronics bay. Because of their proximity to Sydney, the crew declared an emergency and elected to divert there. Once established in the descent, the emergency checklist was carried out; the warning light extinguished after about five minutes. There was no indication of smoke or fire in the cockpit at any time. The checklist left the Captain's instruments essentially unavailable and therefore, the First Officer had to fly the approach. The Sydney weather was ceiling 200 feet and visibility 1 ½ miles with the winds favoring the non-precision runway. A decision was made to fly the precision approach and accept a 10-15 knot tailwind for landing. The approach and landing were uneventful. Maintenance inspection of the aircraft found no electrical or detection system fault; the smoke sensor was cleaned and the aircraft is being returned to service.
Update Maintenance and Manufacturing June 18, 2001. Aircraft ground run. No fault found. Smoke detector replaced. A detector and warning PCB were being replaced on the line during a turnaround.

April 10, 2001

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

ARN885 BA146 rejected take-off roll in Moncton due to fuel door indication. Aircraft taxied to terminal, reset door and subsequently departed . No assistance required. Nil TSB

May 12, 2000

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

Le BA46 d´Air Nova ARN 888 décollait de la piste 06R à Dorval (CYUL) à destination de St-John´s (CYYT) aux instruments (IFR). Suite à l´interruption du décollage, la tour de contr,le a observé de la fumée et une flamme émanant du moteur no. 2. L´aéronef s´est immobilisé sur la piste aux environs de la voie de circulation A4. À 2255Z, il a dégagé la piste et le pilote a fermé le moteur no. 2 pour inspection visuelle. Celle-ci n´a rien révélé de concret et l´aéronef a circulé jusqu´à la barrière. MISE À JOUR 26-05-00: Premier événement Feu/fumée changé pour Perte de puissance. Deuxième événement ajouté Décollage interrompu. Le B.S.T. rapporte que lors de la course au décollage, le moteur no. 2 du BA146-200 (Lycoming ALF 502R5 S/N 5484) a subi une perte de puissance à environ 60 noeuds. Il n´y avait pas d´indication de feu. L´équipage a interrompu le décollage, exécuté les procédures requises, confirmé qu´il n´y avait pas de fumée ni de feu, puis a circulé hors de la piste sur la voie A4. Les services d´urgence ont fait une autre inspection et ont confirmé que l´aéronef pouvait circuler à la barrière. Air Nova BA46 ARN 888 was taking off from Rwy 06R at Dorval (CYUL) for an IFR flight to St John´s (CYYT). The takeoff was aborted, and the control tower observed smoke and flame issuing from engine No. 2. The aircraft came to a halt on the runway in the vicinity of taxiway A4. At 2255Z, it cleared the runway, and the pilot shut down engine No. 2 for visual inspection. The inspection did not reveal anything concrete, and the aircraft taxied to the gate. UPDATE 26-05-00: First event Fire/Smoke changed to Power Loss. Second event added: Aborted Takeoff. The TSB reports that, during the takeoff run, engine No 2 of the BA146-200 (Lycoming ALF 502R5 S/N 5484) suffered a power loss at about 60 kt. There was no indication of fire. The crew aborted the takeoff, performed the required procedures, confirmed that there was no smoke or fire and then taxied off the runway onto taxiway A4. Emergency services carried out another inspection and confirmed that the aircraft could taxi to the gate.

August 30, 2000

Incident at 150 NM West St. John's (CYYT)

ARN892 BA46 enroute Halifax to St. John's position 150 NM West St. John's lost all electrical for several seconds and declared "PAN". Partial electrical restored and flight landed without further incident at 2345Z. TSB Case Closed More Information to follow. Update September 5, 2000. TSB file # A00A0140: ARN 892, an Air Nova BA146-200 was en route IFR CYHZ to CYYT at FL 270 when the #1 Gen, AC #1, and ESS AC power supplies dropped off line. A reset was attempted as per the checklist, however, this was unsuccessful. Control was transferred to the F/0. The F/0's instrument lights went black for a split second which caused the Capt. some concern at the time. Afterwards, the F/0 thought that he may have inadvertently bumped the reostat to cause this. A pan was declared by the crew for priority landing and the aircraft landed without further incident. ERS was available for landing. ACTION Maintenance reset the bus fault from the avionics bay and the system was checked serviceable. The IDG chip detector was also reset. Numerous checks were done, and as maintenance suspected that the #1 GCU was the cause of the incident, the #1 GCU was replaced.

August 25, 2000

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

ARN898 BA146 landing Gander reported small bird strike at 800 ft AGL over approach lights while on final approach for runway 13. Aircraft landed without further incident. Pilot inspected aircraft and reported no damage. Nil TSB

August 22, 2000

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

AIR NOVA BA146 flight landing Gander reported presence of Seagulls on the Taxiway. Maintenance personnel went to disperse the birds and found the remains of a gull which was believed to have been struck by the landing aircraft. No report of aircraft damage. Nil TSB

May 29, 2000

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ARN896 BA146 departing Halifax for St. John's was given take-off clearance as the aircraft taxied to position, runway 33. Traffic was an Aurora executing a straight-in approach to runway 24, planning a low approach and overshoot. ARN 896 took longer to begin a take-off role than was expected, and the take-off cleareance was cancelled just as the aircraft was starting to roll. ARN896 discontinued the take-off roll, taxied back to position and departed at 1150z. Nil TSB

May 6, 2000

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

ARN889 BA146 reported a Bird Strike on takeoff. Flight was too heavy to return and land and had to "Burn Off" fuel. Flight landed safely 0914z Nil TSB

May 4, 2000

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

ARN889 BA146 departing St. John's returned to airport due Passenger Medical Emergency. Landed 1159z with no impact on other traffic. Nil TSB

March 20, 2000

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ARN883 BA146 IFR Flight from Moncton (CYQM) to Montreal Intl (Dorval) (CYUL). Shut down #4 engine 40nm west of Moncton and diverted to Halifax. Pilot requested "ERS" at Halifax. TSB case Closed TSB file # A00A0048 Update: The ALF502-5RA engine was removed and company maintenance are inspecting for damage. More info to follow when teardown is complete. Update Maintenance and manufacturing; After departure out of Moncton, The flt crew experienced a significant vibration from the #4 engine. They pulled the power back & the vibration level changed, the TGT then started to climb, so the engine was shut down. The a/c diverted to Halifax. On inspection it was discovered that there was a turbine blade rupture. No trend or other issues identified by maintenance.

February 2, 2000

Incident at Halifax Intl

ARN891 BA146 shortly after departure from Halifax Intl the pilot reported a problem with the gear and requested to return to Halifax, no assistance required. Gear would not retract. A/c landed safely at 1507z TSB evaluating. More to follow. Update: Unable to duplicate fault in hangar. SIL 32-30 carried out on selector valve (torque check). Numerous gear swings carried out. N.F.F. Selector valve actuator replaced. Released to service, pending satisfactory test flight. Numerous gear swings carried out during the test flight at different airspeeds and flight profiles. N.F.F. Aircraft returned to service.

January 25, 2000

Incident at Halifax Intl

ARN887 BA146 departed Halifax Intl and 10 NW of the airport advised that the gear would not retract and requested to return to the airport. No assistance required. Landed safely at 1844z. Nil TSB

December 30, 1999

Incident at Halifax Intl

ARN899 BA146 departing Halifax reported a Flap Problem and requested return to airport. After burning off fuel, flight landed without further incident. ERS on standby. NIL TSB Update: This was a recurrence of a similar incident on December 29th with the same aircraft. On the 29th, after departure from Halifax the flaps were stuck at 24 degrees and unable to retract. The aircraft returned to Halifax Maintenance carried out a flap fault reset and flaps cycled without problem. The aircraft re departed and had a repeat of the problem again on the 30th out of Montreal. Aircraft returned and landed in Halifax, on arrival the flap screw jacks were lubricated, no further problems to date. Company will monitor to see if the problem was permanently corrected.

July 3, 1999

Incident at Sydney NS

ARN892 BA146 enroute Halifax to St.John's reported smoke in the cockpit 100 miles East of Sydney. Nil emergency or assistance requested. Flight landed safely 1520z. TSB case closed. Update: The smoke occurred in the cabin area. Cabin personnel shut down a number of systems and the bluish smoke dissipated. Maintenance were unable to reproduce the smoke. TSB File # A99A0091

March 28, 1999

Incident at Halifax Intl

ARN896 BA146 aborted take off Runway 15 due unspecified Engine Problem. Flight remained stopped on runway until secured by ERS. ERS reported nil foreign objects on runway. TSB Evaluating Update: Maintenance advised that there was an internal failure of the High Pressure section. The engine is to be torn down for failure analysis and manufacturer examination. Results to be provided when available. TSB file A99A0042.

February 6, 1999

Incident at Halifax Intl

ARN717 BA146 reported Flaps stuck down at 24 degrees. The flight continued to destination and landed without incident. Update: Maintenance advised that the Flap Ball nuts lubricated, function check carried out and aircraft returned to service.

November 28, 1998

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ARN888 a BA146 was IFR out of Halifax for St. John's when the crew requested a return to Halifax due to a problem with the Vertical Speed indicator. No assistance required. The aircraft landed at 0254z. TSB no involvement.

October 15, 1998

Incident at Halifax Intl

ATL482 BA146 landing Halifax Intl elected to pull up due to minor flap problem. Nil assistance requested, no other trafic affected. Aircraft landed 1513z Nil TSB

October 9, 1998

Incident at St. John's NF

ATL487 BA146 enroute St. John's to Halifax when twenty miles West of St. John's advised complete Electrical Failure on the left side and returned to St. John's. Nil emergency declared aircraft landed 2016Z. TSB Case closed Update: The Operator advised TSB that a generator and several relays were replaced and the aircraft has been returned to service.

October 8, 1998

Incident at Halifax Intl

ATL496 BA146 landing Halifax advised that they had a minor electrical problem and requested priority on landing at Halifax. No further assistance requested. Aircraft landed 2325z. TSB evaluating

September 1, 1998

Incident at Saint John NB

N5770R C172 landing Saint John without a flight plan advised that he took "avoidance action while on short final to runway 14". Saint John FSS reported the following details. N5770R arrived on final to runway 14 without establishing contact on the Mandatory Frequency. ACA052 was on a short final when N5770R overshot runway 14, crossed over midpoint of runway 05/23 and then headed East. N5770R conducted loops and turns on the approach to runway 23 (still no Communications) while ACA052 lands. ARN826 had taxied to position runway 14 for an IFR departure to Halifax when N5770R turned for final on runway 32. ARN826 squeezed into the turn around area on the button of runway 14. N5770R lands at aprx 1520z. Another aircraft (BA146) was scheduled to depart and may have been delayed while N5770R landed. At no time did the FSS or any other aircraft hear N5770R call on the Frequency during theis event. Nil TSB

July 7, 1998

Incident at Saint John NB

ARN889 BA146 inbound to Saint John reported a landing gear indication problem. ARN889 diverted to Halifax. Company dispatch advised that the flight would be at minumum fuel at Halifax and requested priority for the flight. ARN889 landed safely at 1508z. Nil impact on Operations. Nil TSB

November 3, 1997

Incident at Ottawa International

ARN892 (C-GRNV) -- British Aerospace BA146 -- Air Nova GAA201 departed runway 25 at Ottawa and was issued a left turn to heading 130 on departure and climb to 13 thousand. ARN892 departed runway 14 on SID climbing to 5 thousand. The two aircraft came within 11/2 miles of each other and 2500 feet, in airspace that requires 3 NM or 1000 feet. Although there was not a loss of separation, an operating irregularity existed in that N340BE was given the 130 heading prior to vacating 5000 feet ASL. See TSB Initial Notification #A97O0226.

September 17, 1997

Incident at St. John's Nfld

ATL482 BA146 landing St. John's, when flaps were selected on approach to runway 34 the flap fault light illuminated. The crew carried out an overshoot and came around for a flapless landing on runway 34. The aircraft landed without incident at 1242z NDT. Maintenance inspected the flap system and could find no faults. The ball nuts were lubricated and then the flaps were reset as per maintenance manual. System checked serviceable. Other interested parties - MAH-YYT.

June 12, 1997

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ATL484 BA146 enroute Halifax to St. John's return Halifax, no reason given. No assistance required. Landed runway 24 with smoke coming from wheels. Aircraft remained on runway for 10 minutes before taxiing to Taxi "C". Aircraft towed from Taxi "C" to ramp. Delays of 10 minutes affected some traffic. Runway 15 also closed at the time for painting.

May 17, 1997

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ARN898 BA146 departing Halifax received a flap fault warning when selecting flaps to the retract position. Aircraft burned off fuel for 15 minutes and returned to Halilfax, landing without further incident at 0134z. The tight outboard flap torque limiter was observed locked. Maintenance adjusted the right outboard flap screwjack chains, lubricated the flap ball nuts and returned the aircraft to service.

April 29, 1996

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (Conflict - IFR & VFR)

TGO100 passed in front of and slightly higher of ABL837 on approach to runway 30. Traffic information exchanged. UPDATE: TGO100 was carrying out the flight inspection of the ILS for runway 30. ABL837 was turning final to intercept the localizer for runway 30. Although the challenger had been cleared to pass behind the BA46, TGO100 turned in front activating the TCAS of the 146. The weather was VFR and the crew of the BA146 had TGO100 in sight. Both aircraft passed with about 200 feet vertical, and 500 to 700 feet lateral separation.

November 6, 1996

Incident at Vancouver

ABL989 BA146 Vancouver to Calgary could not retract left main gear. The aircraft was 40 north of Vancouver and returned. Landed Safely at 0258.

August 20, 1994

Incident at St. John's, NFLD

On departure from St. John's, the right gear did not retract. The crew cancelled IFR and returned to land without further incident. Maintenance bled the landing gear uplock jack (sister jack) and returned the aircraft to service. British Aerospace has issued a sevice bulletin (SB 233) to correct this reoccurrring problem. The operator is aware of the SB and is presently accomplishing it throughout their BA146 fleet.

August 18, 1993

Incident at EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD)

BA146 ABL850 & C172 SKYHAWK C-GEGS - C172 DEPARTED RWY 30 VFR TO SANGUDO. INSTRUCTED TO TURN RIGHT HDG 320 TO CLEAR DEPARTURE PATH. PILOT REPORTED TURNING AND WAS OBSERVED TO COMPLY. ABL850 CLEARED TAKE-OFF RWY 30 AND AFTER DEPARTURE SAW C172 TURNING BACK TOWARDS DEPARTURE PATH. ABL850 DEVIATED FROM SID AND NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURE IN ORDER TO AVOID THE C172. TIME = 1625Z. ACTION = SAR.

February 22, 1993

Incident at DORVAL

DH8 ATL3461 & BA146 ATL484 -

August 3, 1993

Incident at TERRACE

BA146 C-FBAO - ON ARRIVAL FROM PRINCE RUPERT, PILOT REPORTED A PROBLEM WITH THE NOSE GEAR INDICATION. FSS OBSERVED THAT THE NOSE WAS NOT EXTENDED. AT 1638Z THE FLIGHT WAS CLEARED TO VANCOUVER. A/C LANDED SAFELY IN VANCOUVER AFTER MANUALLY LOWERING THE GEAR. TIME - 1638Z. ACTION - TAH.

March 16, 1993

Incident at HALIFAX

BA146 ATL491 C-FHAV - A/C, IFR ST JOHNS TO HALIFAX, ADVISED POSSIBLE BRAKE PROBLEMS; RIGHT BRAKES MIGHT BE LOCKED. CFR REQUESTED. LANDED SAFELY AT 1428Z. EVERYTHING SECURED. TIME = 1417Z. ACTION = MAB, TSB.