September 20, 2014

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Georgian Beech 1900D (GGN7279) from Harrisburg, PA (KMDT) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) declared an emergency due to an unsafe gear indication. Aircraft landed Runway 23 at 2327Z without incident. Runway cleared approximately 0030Z. Several aircraft delayed over 10 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14O0174: The Air Georgian Limited BE1900 aircraft (GGN7279, C-GAAV) was on approach when the crew selected the landing gear down. The landing gear annunciator panel did not indicate three green lights for three gear down and locked. The crew also noted that the landing gear circuit breaker had popped. The crew followed the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) procedures and manually extended the landing gear. After receiving a landing gear down and locked indication the crew elected to declare an emergency with Air Traffic Control (ATC) as a precaution. The aircraft landed uneventfully with Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) standing by, and the crew elected to stop on the runway, evacuate the passengers and waited for maintenance to install the gear safety pins and tow the aircraft to the hangar. Maintenance found a faulty landing gear selector handle. The handle assembly was replaced and subsequent tests revealed no further faults. The aircraft was returned to service.
Update: Follow-up information received from Airworthiness ? West [2014/09/24]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the company and was provided with additional information on this occurrence. Maintenance staff subsequently replaced the landing gear service valve and the landing gear relay before returning the aircraft to service. The CASI was satisfied with the operator?s actions and advised that a no further Transport Canada follow-up action was required at this time.

July 9, 2013

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13A0083: The Provincial Airlines DHC-8 (registration C-FPAE) aeroplane was cleared an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) approach at Deer Lake (CYDF). At the same time an EVAS BE1900 was departing for St John's (CYYT). The EVAS flight was cleared a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) departure. On descent in cloud the DHC-8 received a TCAS "Traffic Traffic" advisory" and deviated to the right for the outbound traffic and continued descent to ensure adequate separation. IFR was cancelled once below cloud and the flight landed safely.
A PAL Airlines Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-315 (C-FPAE / PVL901) was inbound to Deer Lake (CYDF) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) when it recieved and followed a resolution advisory. Traffic was an outbound Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Beech 1900, from CYDF to CYYT, that departed and was operating under visual flight rules. There was no further impact and PVL901 cancelled IFR at 1019Z.

January 16, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

According to TSB report #A12Q0007: The Beech BE1900, registration C-GWGA, operating as flight GGN7436 was being pushbacked from the gate CYUL Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Int'l airport for a scheduled IFR flight to KHFD Hartford/Brainard, Connecticut, when the tug jacknifed on an ice patch. The tug tow bar consequently overtorqued the nose gear. The flight was cancelled and passengers were transferred to another flight. Maintenance inspected the nose landing gear and steering stop; no fluid leaks or crack found (IAW AMM 05-50-00 & 32-50-00). The nose steering bungee, P/N 114-820143-1 (IAW AMM 32-5-00) was removed and another installed. The nose steering shimmy damper, P/N 114-820052-9 (IAW AMM 32-50-00) was removed and another installed. Maintenance removed and replace Block P/N 50-820240 (IAW ch 32-50-00). The aircraft was returned to service.

October 30, 2005

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

GGN7490 BE1900 departing Saint John NB was given a departure clearance which included a SID. Pilot commenced a turn without ATC authorization. Review of audio recordings confirm pilot received and readback the clearance as issued by the Moncton ACC. Nil TSB

April 17, 2005


SKK620 Be1900 enroute Halifax to Moncton reported landing gear problems, no assistance required. After circling for a short period of time, the flight returned to Halifax where it landed. No impact on operations, no AFF on standby. TSB Evaluating

October 1, 2004


GGN7466 BE1900 landing Halifax reported seeing a dead bird on the centreline of runway 33. Flight did not advise if they had hit the bird. Dead sparrow was removed. Nil TSB

September 27, 2004


GGN7473 BE1900 at 1135Z advised Halifax TCU that GGN7473 was returning CYHZ due to a maintenance problem, no assistance required. Airport Duty Manager advised. At 1142Z aircraft landed safely. Nil TSB

August 12, 2004


GGN7488 BE1900 landing Halifax reported seeing bird remains on the runway. Airport staff were advised and the remains were removed. Nil TSB

August 11, 2004


GGN0321 BE1900 departing Moncton crew rejected takeoff after striking two seagulls. Returned to ramp and carried out detailed inspection of aircraft. Aircraft departed thirty five minutes later for Halifax. Nil TSB

April 9, 2004


GGN7485 B1900D departing Halifax for Saint John at 1744Z was informed by the air traffic controller that something was noticed falling off the aircraft on departure and believed to be part of the landing gear. The aircraft circled to identify the problem and returned to land safely in Halifax at 1824Z. One of the two main landing gear wheel assembly on one side of the aircraft was found missing. TSB Case Closed
TSB Update A04A0035: The Air Georgian BE1900 operating as GGN7485 departed Halifax Intl at 1444 ADT. During take-off the tower controller observed an object fall from the aircraft. The crew was advised, and the flight returned to Halifax, landing at 1424 ADT. The Operator has advised that one wheel from the main landing gear assembly had fallen off. The main wheel assembly had approximately 400 hrs since the last maintenance had been performed. The company is discontinuing use of Aeroshell 22 and is planning to use Mobile SCH 100 synthetic grease. The axel assembly had sustained some damage due to the bearing failure and was removed from service for Non-destructive testing and re-chroming. A serviceable axel, tires and wheel bearings were installed and the aircraft returned to service. An SDR will be submitted to Transport Canada. TSB investigators inspected the wheel assembly and observed that the remaining grease was close to it's useful life and did not exhibit a high quality of lubrication.

January 17, 2004

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

The 1900D C-GTMB was taxiing to the terminal after landing, the crew felt the nose go through heavy snow, The pilot braked and shut down. The R/H prop stopped approx. 2 feet from a snowdrift at a height of approx. 2 feet high. The conditions were whiteout. The aircraft was in direct line to the terminal. Maintenance went down to clear the snow, the aircraft continued to the terminal.
LAL8333, a Be1900(C-GTMB)was landing in Goose Bay from Stephenville. After Landing on Runway 08/26 at 1259Z the aircraft exited onto Taxiway Bravo enroute to the Air Terminal Building. While taxiing, the aircraft struck a windrow of snow. The pilot stopped the aircraft. Weather at the time (13Z) was P4X 3/8SN W/V 010T/6 with 3cm of snow having fallen in one hour. The Passengers and crew were unharmed. The aircraft reported by Air Labrador maintenance staff to be undamaged.

December 19, 2003


A Be1900 GGN7482 en-route from Fredericton to Halifax advised the Halifax tower at a position 6 miles North of Halifax of a medical emergency on board. The aircraft requested assistance and the AFF and the Airport Duty Manager were advised. The AFF met the aircraft at the gate. There was no impact on operations.

December 2, 2003

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update ANS & Airspace - The personnel working on the runway inadvertently hit the door locks when exiting the vehicle. They left the doors open, however a gust of wind blew them shut. The airport has changed their practice when two vehicles are on the runway, so that both vehicles are now carrying a spare key for the other vehicle.
Unavailability of a Runway - Gander Intl - Due to Truck - SVC334 - Details - At 1735Z an Airport Service vehicle was on Runway13-31 in Gander when asked to vacate the runway. The vehicle advised they were locked out of the vehicle. LAL7619 a Be1900 was on the approach for Runway 31. The B1900 was re-sequenced for Runway 22. The vehicle exited the runway at 1814Z.

January 11, 2003

Accident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome - other)

The BE1900 While taxiing on runway 02 for a departure off runway 29, aircraft taxied through a windrow at the intersection of runway 02 and runway 16, striking and damaging propellers. A broken propeller struck and damaged the right fuselage. Aircraft was shutdown and passengers were disembarked onto runway 02. Tower alerted AFF. No reported life threatening injuries. TSB Investigating. More to follow.
TSB Update January 13, 2003. A03A0002: The Beech 1900D aircraft was taxiing on runway 02 for departure off runway 29 at the St. John's Newfoundland Airport and taxied through a windrow at the intersection of runway 02 and runway 16, striking and damaging both propellers. All four blades on the right propeller separated from the propeller hub, some of which struck the right side of the fuselage causing rips and tears in the fuselage and drove the forward window on right side into the cabin. One blade separated from the hub on the left propellor.

January 14, 2002

Incident at YARMOUTH NS (CYQI)

ARN8152 BE1900 IFR Yarmouth to Halifax. At 1955Z pilot advised ACC that he had had a birdstrike on departure from Yarmouth at 1917Z. No apparent damage. Nil TSB

January 1, 2002


ARN8783 BE1900 on departure from runway 33 reported a TCAS alert climbing through 2000 feet. The aircraft was advised that there was no traffic in the area. Nil TSB

December 21, 2001

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Overshoot/missed approach, Landing gear)

ARN8146 BE1900 had a landing Gear Indication Fault and did an overshoot runway 06. Discovered that the problem was a burnt out bulb. ACA610 DC9 32 was required to execute a 360 for spacing. ARN8146 landed runway 06 at 1525z. Nil TSB

December 2, 2001


SKK620 BE1900 cleared for takeoff on runway 24 at Halifax. Pilot did a low speed rejected take-off due to an indicator light. Nil TSB

September 14, 2001

Accident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

SKK621 BE1900 back-tracked runway 11 in preparation for take-off. Subsequently, pilot declared an emergency and requested CFR vehicles. Pilot reported that he struck an object during take-off and damaged landing gear during roll-out. Nil injuries. Substantial damage to aircraft. Airport closed as a result of associated fuel spill. TSB Case Closed with more to follow.
TSB Update :A01A0114: On take off from runway 11 at St. John's, the crew felt the nose of the aircraft rise to a high-pitch attitude. The aircraft climbed to about 150 to 200 feet, and was about to enter cloud when the crew reduced power. The crew lowered the nose, and force-landed the aircraft on the runway. The aircraft hit hard, and was substantially damaged. The accident occurred in hours of darkness. Winds were 112 degrees magnetic at 25G35 knots, visibility was 1/2 mile in rain and fog. The aircraft was loaded within its limits of weight and balance. Elevator trim was set to two division of nose-up (out of six). The company has examined the aircraft flight control system, and no pre-existing faults were found.

July 25, 2001

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Overshoot/missed approach, Incursion - runway - aircraft, Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

ACA623 A320 departing St. John's for Halifax was given clearance to taxi onto Runway 29 with a departure restriction not to depart until CME174 had landed. Inbound was CME174 a BE1900 from Gander was on a 5nm final for Runway 29 and cleared for an ILS approach Runway 29. IFR weather conditions existed at the time. The FSS advised CME174 of traffic on the Runway and as a result CME174 excuted a missed approach. ACA623 departed at 0831 and CME174 landed at 0838z. Appropriate separation minimum not insured resulting in an operating irregularity.
TSB Update July 31, 2001 A01A0086: The Air Canada Airbus 320, callsign ACA623, was issued a clearance for an IFR flight to Halifax. The clearance included a departure restriction from Runway 29 valid after a Prince Edward Air Beech 1900, callsign CME174, landed on Runway 29. The Beech 1900, inbound from Gander, was on a 5 mile final and cleared for an ILS approach when the FSS advised the crew that the Airbus 320 was on the runway. The crew of the Beech 1900 executed an overshoot and the Airbus 320 then departed at 06:01 NDT. The Beach 1900 landed safely on Runway 29 at 06:08NDT. IFR weather conditions existed at the time and required separation minimum was not assured. Nav Canada is conducting a fact finding board.

May 22, 2001


LAL8236 BE1900 departing Gander pilot advised may have hit a seagull on departure. Staff 23 found a wounded seagull and dispatched same. LAL8236 advised. Nil TSB

March 24, 2001

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (FOD (foreign object debris))

CFKAX BE1900 after landing Runway 29 encountered a Windrow of slush which extended across the intersection of runway 16 and 29. Pilot stated that the slush was 4-5 inches high and on contact with the nose wheel, spray caused damage to the Aircraft Propellers. Propellers and Engines had to be changed. Note occurrence date of March 24, 2001. Nil TSB

February 23, 2000

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

C-GURG, un BE1900 de la compagnie Régionnair, effectuait un décollage aux instruments (IFR) de la piste 09 à Sept-Iles (CYZV). Le pilote a interrompu la course au décollage lorsque l'avertisseur de décrochage s'est activé durant l'accélération. Il est revenu au terminal et a effectué une vérification externe du système après avoir éteint le moteur du c,té approprié. Il est ensuite redécollé sans autre incident. Les conditions étaient propices au givrage et l'appareil avait été déglacé. C-GURG, a Régionnair BE1900, was making an IFR takeoff on Rwy 09 at Sept-Iles (CYZV). The pilot aborted the takeoff run when the stall warning system activated during acceleration. He returned to the terminal, shut down the relevant engine, and did an external check of the system. He then took off without further incident. Conditions were conducive to icing, and the aircraft had been de-iced.

August 11, 2000

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

LAL8307 BE1900 departing St. John's requested and received clearance to return to St. John's due to medical emergency on board - passenger ill. Nil TSB

August 8, 2000

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

LAL8303 BE1900 started take-off roll but aborted within 1000 to 1500 ft. Flight advised no assistance required. Returned to ramp and deplaned passengers. Dispatch advised that the crew had aborted takeoff because of a smell of smoke in the aircraft. TSB Case Closed.

August 3, 2000


SKK621 BE1900 experienced gear light indicator problems on approach to Gander. Declared an emergency. Delayed approach while working on problem. ERS advised and standing by. Aircraft landed safely at 2314z. TSB Case closed More to follow. Update. TSB advise Nil further action.

February 15, 2000

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

SKK620 BE1900 inbound to Gander for Rnwy 13 was delayed for approximately 10 minutes because ARN801 was being de-iced on the runway. Gander weather was: Special Weather Report 0949z Wind 140 degrees at 12KT, Visibility 3/4SM in Light Freezing Rain, Overcast ceiling at 200 feet. The following SIGMET was also in effect: SIGMET C3 Valid 150930/ 151330 from Gander to within 60NM of a line 4726N06230W to 30 west of Iles de la Madeleine to 4843N05724W to 30 S of Deer Lake. Forecasting Severe Clear Icing in cloud and in Freezing Precipitation below 3000 feet. This area moving Northeastward at 15 kts. end\ NIL TSB

February 1, 2000

Incident at St.Anthony NF (ATS operating irregularity)

LAL8307 BE1900 inbound to St. Anthony while Vehicle SW84 a Transport Canada Sweeper was involved in snowclearing on the active runway. At approx. 1435Z LAL8307 inbound to St. Anthony was given an airport advisory and advised ETA was 18 Minutes. Two vehicles were on the runway conducting snowclearing operations. During the period leading up to 1450Z, the on-duty specialist was busy with a telephone weather briefing while also answering several requests from the inbound B190 for weather information. At approx 1450Z another vehicle requested permission to proceed on runway 11/29. At that time the specialist requested a position update on the inbound aircraft and realized he was about 2 minutes from being on final. The specialist advised LAL8307 that there were vehicles on the runway and instructed the vehicles to quickly leave the runway. One vehicle was able to leave the runway before the aircraft was on final for runway 29. The other vehicle was not able to get off the runway in time and at approx. 1452 the aircraft conducted an over-shoot and circled for a landing on runway 11. The second vehicle, SW84, reported off the runway at approx 1453Z and LAL8307 landed at 1456Z. NIL TSB

January 24, 2000

Incident at Goose Bay NF

LAL8306 BE1900 departed at 1025z. At 1026z cancelled IFR and returned to Goose Bay due flap problem. Nil TSB

January 12, 2000

Incident at Moncton NB

GGN2722 BE1900 landing Moncton overshot the runway at 0156z due unsafe Gear Indication. Flight cancelled IFR and proceeded North of filed to check on problem. Aircraft landed safely 0212z. NIL TSB

December 1, 1999


Other Aircraft - Boeing 767, Air Canada, ACA840, C-GAUY, S.O.B. - 189 Passengers. The Beech BE1900, SYX1125, was on an IFR flight from Toronto (CYYZ) to Grand Rapids, MI (KGRR) departing runway 05 on an AVRO4 SID. C-GAUY, Boeing 767 ACA840, was on an IFR flight from Toronto (CYYZ) to Manchester, England (EGCC) departing runway 06R. SYX1125 drifted south towards C-GAUY to within 1.25NM approximately 3NM east of Toronto at 3,000 feet. SYX1125 was turned to 330 degrees heading before being released to the departure controller. Ops. Impact - unknown.

December 7, 1999

Incident at Goose Bay

LAL1475 BE1900 landing Goose Bay did not get confirmation that the Nose Gear was down and locked. Crew cycled landing gear 3 times without success and did 3 Fly bys of the Tower to confirm gear down. Emergency crews were called out and the aircraft landed without further event. Gear pins were inserted and the aircraft taxied to the Ramp and shut down. TSB case closed. Update: A maintenace investigation revealed a failed actuator down lock switch in the nosegear which resulted in no indication to the crew that the nosegear was down and locked. TSB file # A99A0161

August 31, 1999

Incident at Wabush NF

CME1299 BE1900 landing Wabush executed a missed approach at 1127z. FSS observed Landing Gear coming down on the climb out. Pilot requested visual inspection for gear down, observed three sets down. Aircraft landed safely 1129z Pilot advised he left gear to last minute to speed approach and got the Gear Warning at the last second, pulled up and did a go around. There was apparent damage to the tips of the propellers and runway crew advise of minimal damage to runway. TSB case Closed. More details to follow. Update: The flight was handed off from Montreal Centre to Gander Centre approximately 60 miles back from Wabush and was cleared for an Approach. The Captain elected to do a visual approach because the weather was clear skies with wind 280 degrees. After being cleared for the approach, the crew tracked towards the Localizer picking it up about 25 miles back. They then tracked inbound on the Localizer and at about 15 miles back starting slowing the aircraft down, extending the flaps to the approach position and, except for extending the landing gear, carried out all the Before Landing checks. The Captain elected to delay lowering the landing gear until they were closer to the airport so that they would be able to keep the speed up a bit longer on the approach. When the Captain flared the aircraft for the landing on runway 01 the landing gear horn sounded alerting the crew to the fact that the gear was still retracted. Full Power was immediately applied. However, both propellers contacted the runway before the aircraft started to climb away on the go-around. The aircraft landed uneventfully on the next attempt. Marks on the Runway indiciate that the left propeller started striking the runway 1,500 feet from the Threshold continuing for 235 feet. Marks from the Right propeller contacted with the runway were 65 feet long. The outer three inches of the blades on the left propeller were bent back 80 - 90 degrees. The tips on the blades of the Right propeller were bent back 20 - 30 dgrees. TSB file # A99A0117

August 25, 1999

Incident at Fredericton NB

GGN2744 BE1900 departing Fredericton was cleared on flight plan routing - CYFC V300 FRENN V310 CYSJ. Just East of the Fredericton VOR the flight was observed to be in a right turn. Flight was advised to correct heading to avoid entering Gagetown CYR724 restricted area. Pilot altered his heading and did not penetrate CYR724. Pilot stated this was his first on this route. Nil TSB.

August 11, 1999

Incident at Saint John NB

CGN2275 BE1900 landing Saint John conducted a Missed Approach due to unsafe Gear light indication. Aircraft did some checks to make sure gear was down and landed safely 1807z. Nil TSB

July 30, 1999

Incident at Wabush NF

CME1299 BE1900 called for approach advisory 44 DME south of Wabush at 1012z. At 1017z CFOCU DHC2 floats called on Little Wabush lake for departure southeast bound. This aircraft was passed to CME1299 as possible traffic. At 1019z CFOCU called off the lake. Passed the departure time. At 1021z CFOCU reported crossing the south end of the runway and was asked to report clear of the Control Zone. At 1022z CME1299 reported left downwind for runway 19 and commented that a small plane had just passed underneath him. The pilot was reminded that he is supposed to monitor the Mandatory Frequency after receiving the initial Advisory. Pilot advised that he had been unable to hear/understand the Float plane's transmissions. TSB case closed. Update: The FSS had not passed CFOCU position to CME1299. TSB File # A99A0103.

July 13, 1999

Incident at Moncton

CME406 BE1900 departing Moncton when 6 miles east returned to the airport due unspecified problem. Nil assistance requested. Nil TSB

May 17, 1999

Incident at Fredericton NB

GGN2234 BE1900 departing Fredericton with a Runway heading SID was observed in a right turn. No other aircraft involved. Nil TSB

April 28, 1999


LAL2404 BE1900 on Approach to Gander reported unable to deploy Flaps. Aircraft circled to the Northwest but was unable to resolve problem. Flight did a visual landing Runway 13 and landed 0214z. Circuit Breaker was the cause. Nil TSB

April 27, 1999

Incident at West of Sydney NS

GGN2306 BE1900 enroute Halifax to Sydney descended from assigned altitude without ATC clearance. No other aircraft involved. Nil TSB

March 11, 1999

Incident at Moncton NB

SKK320 BE1900 while being radar vectored for an ILS 06 Approach at Moncton descended below his cleared altitude of 3000 feet which was also below the minimum radar vectoring altitude. The controller advised the flight to "maintain 3000'. The pilot had descended to approximately 2200 feet before climbing back to 3000 feet. Flight landed at 2240z without further incident. NIL TSB

November 20, 1998

Incident at Vicinity of Moncton NB

SKK321 BE1900 near Moncton reported Torque Reduction, 0 thrust on the right engine. Declared an emergency and diverted to Halifax. Landed safely 1514z. TSB case closed. Update: During the descent, the crew noticed the torque reducing further and feathered the propeller but did not shut down the engine. Upon landing, the crew noticed that the engine had shut down completely. The aircraft landed at 1514z without further incident. Maintenance personnel found a dark colored substance in the right fuel delivery system and is in the process of having a sample tested at a local laboratory.

October 6, 1998

Incident at Moncton NB

SKK321 BE1900 departing Moncton reported a Bird Strike and aborted takeoff. Nil reported damage or injuries. Nil TSB

July 30, 1998

Incident at Moncton NB (ATS operating irregularity)

CGBIC PA28 was authorized to proceed to position for runway 29 1246z. SKK321 BE1900 was cleared for take-off runway 11 at 1251z while GBIC was still on the threshold. SKK321 completed the take-off and advised ATC that CGBIC was on the runway. Nav Can investigating. TSB case closed.

July 17, 1998


LAL1476 BE1900 on approach to Gander reported a lightning strike, broke off the appraoch, circled back around the storm and landed safely 1851z. Pilot advised that there was no visible damage to the aircraft. Nil TSB

June 18, 1998


LAL1475 BE1900 landing Gander was cleared descend to 6000 feet. However, aircraft descended to 5400 feet. Opposite Traffic IFR 15 miles climbing to 5000 ft. LAL1475 climbed back to 6000 ft. until passing. No loss of separation. NIL TSB

May 29, 1998

Incident at St. Anthony NF

LAB1744 BE1900 departing St. Anthony struck a small flock on birds and aborted takeoff. Aircraft returned to ramp for visual inspection. No apparent damage and aircraft departed 2132z. Nil TSB.