October 29, 2019

Incident at ST. THERESA POINT MB (CYST) (Aerodrome - other)

Aviation Incident Report #16397: At the St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) aerodrome, congestion on the apron occurred. Photographs showed 2 helicopters, 2 Cherokees, 1 Pilatus PC-12, 1 Beechcraft BE20 and 1 DHC-8 waiting on the runway. Second photograph shows the DHC-8 entering apron and the Pilatus PC-12 taxiing out to make room for the DHC-8. Apron dimensions are 300ft by 150ft (91m by 46m), for an area of 45,000 square ft, or 4,186 square meters.

Incident at ST. THERESA POINT MB (CYST) (Aerodrome - other)

Aviation Incident Report #16398: At the St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) aerodrome, congestion on the apron occurred. A photograph indicated 7 aircraft on the apron: 1 DHC-8, 2 helicopters, 2 Cherokees, 1 Metro MEDEVAC and 1 Beechcraft BE20. Apron dimensions are 300ft by 150ft (91m by 46m), for an area of 45,000 square ft, or 4,186 square meters.

September 4, 2017

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX)

At 1210Z and position 35NM west of Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon (CYBX), QC, a Keewatin Air Beech B200 (C-FRMV/KEW202) on a flight from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon (CYBX), QC, to Sept-Îles (CYZV), QC, reported smoke in the cockpit and requested to return to CYBX. The flight was re-cleared as requested and landed at 1221Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17Q0139: C-FRMV, a Beech King Air BE20 aircraft operated by Keewatin Air under KEW202, was conducting a medevac flight from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) to Sept-Iles, QC (CYZV) with 4 passengers and 2 crew members on board. Shortly after departure from CYBX, the crew noticed a burning smell in the cockpit, followed by the flight nurse reporting that traces of smoke could be seen in the cabin. The source of smoke was identified as coming from under the middle seat area in the cabin. The crew initiated a return to CYBX, and switched the medical inverter to OFF after which the smoke appeared to dissipate. As the aircraft was preparing to land at CYBX, as the crew selected flaps to approach, the flap motor circuit breaker popped. The circuit breaker was reset successfully and the aircraft landed without further event. While taxiing back to the terminal, the flap motor circuit breaker popped a second time when the flaps were selected to the up position. The crew did not reset the circuit breaker. After investigation, the operator?s maintenance found that the flap travel limit switch cam assembly had cracked, allowing the flap to bottom out within the flap track, just before the travel limit switch being met. This allowed the flap motor to run continuously to hold the flaps in position versus the gearbox holding the flaps in position. Flap travel limit switch cam assembly was changed and, as a precautionary measure, flap motor and gearbox were also changed. The aircraft tested serviceable and was returned to service.

March 14, 2016

Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (CYSF) (Aerodrome - other)

While in the circuit for landing Runway 06 ski strip, the pilot of Transwest Air deHavilland DHC-6 Series 200 (C-FGLF) from Tadoule Lake, MB (CYBQ) to Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) advised he was having an issue with one of the plane's skis. Assistance was offered and declined. The pilot landed safely at 2213Z but became stuck 30 feet north of the edge of Runway 06/24. The aircraft was removed at 2340Z. The DHC6 was included as a voice advisory for one aircraft (BE20) that landed without incident at 2244Z.

July 2, 2015

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

A Super T Management Cessna 172N on a local flight from Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) experienced a stuck mic 1903-1908Z. Impact to operations: unable to contact/communicate with three C172 in circuit, a C172 backtracking to exit mandatory frequency (MF) and a BE20 doing maintenance run.

October 30, 2014

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A vehicle taxied on taxiway Alpha without clearance and held short of runway while a Keewatin Air Beech 200 (KEW208) Medevac with engine failure landed safely (see CADORS# 2014C4219). The vehicle was identified as a Kenn Borek vehicle. The operator's information were taken and that the airport was going to take appropriate measures. No impact on operations.
UPDATE A14Q0167: A Keewatin Air BE20 (C-GYSR/KEW208) was supposed to conduct a medical flight from Iqaluit (CYFB) to Clyde River (CYCY) with two pilots and a passenger on board. Shortly after the call ?ROTATE?, the no. 2 engine torque (Pratt & Whitney PT6A-41) went down to 500 lb. The crew completed the engine failure procedure and feathered the right propeller. After declaring an emergency, the aircraft returned to land without further incident on Runway 34.

May 26, 2014

Incident at THE PAS / GRACE LAKE MB (CJR3)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A14C0071: The Beaver Air Services Beech 200, C-GOGT, had departed CJR3, Grace Lake, on a local flight to validate transponder operation and snag rectifications. During the after-takeoff check there was a fire warning annunciation for the right hand engine (PWC PT6A-41). The crew performed the memory items for engine fire in flight checklist. The engine was shut down and the engine fire extinguisher was actuated. The crew declared an emergency and used the QRH to confirm the memory items. The subsequent single-engine approach and landing at Grace Lake was uneventful. Maintenance personnel replaced a fire detector that tested outside of specification.
A Beaver Air Services Beech 200 (C-GOGT), on a local flight, departed from The Pas/Grace Lake, MB (CJR3) for a test flight and declared an emergency with an engine failure. Aircraft landed safely back at CJR3 at 1822Z.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: Maintenance determined that there was not any fire on or around #1 engine. #1 engine accessories and hose lines were intact, secure and no leaks. The fire detection system (FDS) was tested, and functions correctly in test mode. #1 engine FDS was trouble shot to determine reason for false indication. The FDS amplifiers were checked and confirmed functioning correctly. #1 FDS detectors checked, and the upper fwd detector was found with 4.2 Volts reading without any light (black) present; the other two detectors read 0 Volts without light (black) present. Checking #2 engine FDS detectors, all three detectors read 0 Volts without light (black) present. Per Be20 MM, the FDS detectors require a minimum of 7 Volts to trigger via the amplifier the ?fire? annunciator. It is believed that the one detector with 4.2 volts without light could give a false reading with only a slight amount of light. The fwd upper detector was replaced with a new unit; tested serviceable. Fire bottle is being replaced when parts arrive. The aircraft test flight was not for engine function or performance; the test flight was to confirm the transponder and radio magnetic indicator (RMIs) in very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) mode were functioning correctly. Aircraft was returned to service May 28.

March 23, 2014

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A14W0042: The Integra Air Beechcraft 200 (BE20), C-GXHD, was operating as flight BXH454 from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Lethbridge, AB (CYQL). While on approach to Runway 05 in CYQL the crew selected gear down. The handle unsafe gear lights remained on and there were no down and locked indications. The crew aborted the approach and manoeuvred visually while carrying out the applicable checklist. After performing the manual gear extension a down and locked indication was achieved. The crew decided to return to CYYC with the gear extended. The aircraft landed safely at CYYC with ARFF in attendance. Upon inspection company maintenance found that the hydraulic power pack motor had failed.
A Bar XH Air Beech B200 (C-GXHD/ BXH454) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) executed a missed approach runway 05 at 0227Z due to the absence of positive gear lock indication. The aircraft circled the airport for approximately 20 minutes before electing to return to CYYC. No emergency declared. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles were requested for the arrival. The aircraft landed runway 17R at 0333Z without incident. No impact on operations other than to the aircraft involved.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: Maintenance inspected the aircraft and found the hydraulic power pack motor to be unserviceable. This was the first motor in WinAir requiring replacement.

March 22, 2014

Incident at In the vicinity of: INUVIK / MIKE ZUBKO NT (CYEV)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A14W0041: The Air Tindi Ltd Beechcraft 200 (BE20), C-GXHF, was operating as flight DA 507 from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Old Crow, YT (CYOC). While in cruise approximately 110 nm south of CYOC the crew observed torque and fuel flow fluctuations on the left hand engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41). This was shortly followed by the engine failure. The crew secured the left hand engine, declared an emergency with ATS, and contacted company operations to initiate the emergency response plan. The crew decided to divert to Inuvik, NT (CYEV) which was 80 nm away. Fuel balance was maintained using fuel cross feed. The aircraft landed safely at CYEV with ARFF in attendance. Company maintenance is investigating.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: Company maintenance inspected the aircraft and found that the left hand (L/H) High Pressure Engine Driven Fuel Pump had failed. The pump was replaced and engine runs completed as required to confirm normal operation. The aircraft was released and returned to service, there have been no further reported incidents.
At 2011Z the Edmonton, AB (ZEG) controller advised a Discovery Air International Beech B200 (C-GXHF/ DA507) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Old Crow, YT (CYOC) was diverting to Inuvik, NT (CYEV) and had declared an emergency. The aircraft had one engine shut down. Emergency services were requested to standby. The aircraft landed safely at Inuvik at 2040Z.

March 21, 2014

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

Edmonton, AB (ZEG) reported a Discovery Air International Beech 200 (C-GTUC/ DA503-M) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) returning due unstable gear and electrical issues. Requested aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF). Flyby tower showed gear appeared normal. The aircraft landed safely 1449Z. One arrival switched to runway 28 to accommodate flyby, minimal impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14W0040: The Air Tindi Ltd Beechcraft 200 (BE20), C-GTUC, was operating as flight DA 503 MEDEVAC from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG). While climbing through 16 000 feet the crew noticed an unsafe gear indication in the gear handle. The crew visually confirmed that the gear was retracted. The crew then noticed that engine #1 (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41) had no indications for fuel flow, oil temperature and oil pressure. The crew consulted with company maintenance and elected to return to Yellowknife. On descent into Yellowknife the altimeter warning (ALT WARN) annunciator illuminated. The cabin altitude indicated 14 000 feet. The crew continued descent and found that inverter #1 was not working so they selected #2. Upon entering the Yellowknife control zone the crew lowered the landing gear. The gear indicated three green but the handle unsafe gear lights remained on. The crew requested a fly-by of the tower to visually confirm the gear was down and that aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) attend the landing. The tower confirmed that the gear appeared down. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to their company hangar. During the taxi the unsafe lights extinguished and the engine #1 fuel flow, oil temperature and oil pressure indications began to function normally. Company maintenance found a corroded and worn diode assembly. The wiring was cleaned and the diode assembly replaced. The #1 Bus circuit breaker was replaced as a proactive measure. Functional checks were carried out successfully with no recurrence of any of the issues. The aircraft was returned to service.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The aircraft was climbing out, after take-off from Yellowknife, NT, when the crew observed a Landing Gear position disagreement light. This was followed by multiple other indication failures (#1 FUEL FLOW, OIL TEMPERATURE, OIL PRESSURE AND #1 INVERTER). As these are all powered by the left hand (L/H) DC BUS the crew elected to return to Yellowknife. One fly-by was preformed to ensure that the Land Gear was down, and the aircraft landed without further incident. Once on the ground the L/H DC BUS powered up and all operation returned to normal. Company maintenance was able to reproduce the fault by pulling the 50 AMP L/H BUS DUAL FEEDER circuit breaker. The L/H BUS DUAL FEEDER circuit breaker, L/H BUS DUAL FEEDER diode assembly and the L/H BUS DUAL FEEDER current limiter were replaced. The L/H BUS DUAL FEEDER system was tested and confirmed normal operation. The aircraft was returned to service and there have been no further incidents.

February 14, 2014

Incident at FORT RESOLUTION NT (CYFR)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: This Medevac aircraft was enroute from Edmonton, AB to Yellowknife, NT when the Right Engine (R/E) indicated torque and fuel flow fluctuations and then flamed-out. The crew declared an emergency due to the engine failure and requested diversion to Fort Resolution, NT. The aircraft landed safely at Ft. Resolution. Company maintenance personnel were sent to Fort Resolution to troubleshoot the problem and found the R/E HP Fuel Pump to be dry of fuel and making an abnormal grinding/squeaky sound when the drive shaft was rotated. It was also noted that the pump shaft had an abnormal resistance to rotate. The R/E HP Fuel Pump and Fuel Control Unit were replaced, ground runs were conducted and the aircraft was returned to service. There have been no further reported incidents.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14W0021: The Air Tindi Ltd. Beechcraft 200 (BE20), C-FATA, was operating as flight DA 504 MEDEVAC from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF). While in cruise approximately 100 nm south of CYZF at FL200, the aircraft yawed and the crew observed torque fuel flow fluctuations on the Right Hand Engine (PRATT & WHITNEY-CAN, PT6A-41). This was shortly followed by the engine failure. The crew secured the Right Hand Engine and declared an emergency with ATS. The crew decided to divert to Fort Resolution, NT (CYFR) which was 20 nm away. The aircraft landed safely at CYFR with ARFF in attendance. The crew and passengers were picked up by another company aircraft and taken to CYZF. Company maintenance changed the fuel pump and FCU. After a successful ground run the aircraft was returned to service. The components were sent out for further analysis and testing.
A Discovery Air Inc. Beech 200 (DA504) a medevac was enroute to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) and declared an emergency due to an engine failure. Requested diversion to CYFR (Fort Resolution) and to have emergency vehicles called, which was completed by ATC. Aircraft landed safely at 0218Z.

December 2, 2013

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Canadian North Boeing 737-408 (C-FLDX/ MPE9810) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) reported striking some small birds upon landing runway 07. SAA field maintenance was dispatched to inspect the runway and four small birds were picked up from the runway centreline approximately 500 feet from the threshold runway 07. The pilot of MPE9810 was advised and he said he would inspect the aircraft while parked on the apron. The pilot advised at 1830Z that it appeared no birds had been ingested into the engines. PAL Aerospace (SPR01) a BE20 was delayed on an IFR departure runway 07 by approximately 8 minutes while SAA field maintenance recovered the small birds and performed a complete bird inspection on runway 07/25 .

September 24, 2013

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

Numerous aircraft departed with vsby 1/8-3/8 sm. List faxed to CACO. SLQ602 B190 DEP RWY 31 VIS 3/8 Time 2058. OCST905 E101 ARR RWY 13 RVR 14 VIS 1/8 TIME 2051 FGMG BE20 DEP RWY 21 VIS 1/8 TIME 2155 EV173 B190 DEP RWY 13 RVR 16 VIS 1/8 TIME 2157 EV7644 B190 ARR RWY 13 RVR 35 VIS 1/4 TIME 2348

September 13, 2013

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

TAXI VSBY 1/8 SM GGN7336 B190 1820z 1/8NM RVR05 2000 RVR23 2000 DEP JZA948 DH8D 1848z 1/8NM RVR05 1400 RVR23 1400 ARR KCE1 CL30 1920z 18NM RVR05 1600 RVR23 1600 DEP JZA949 DH8D 1939z 1/8NM RVR05 2600 RVR23 2200 DEP CFGMG BE20 1949z 1/8NM RVR05 1200 RVR23 1200 DEP KCE1 CL30 2113z 1/8NM RVR05 1200 RVR23 1200 ARR CFGMG BE20 2132z 1/8NM RVR05 1400 RVR23 1200 ARR DEPARTURE VSBY 1/8 SM GGN7336 B190 1/8NM RVR 2000 1826z RWY 23 KCE1 CL30 1/8NM RVR 1400 1923z RWY 23 JZA949 DH8D 1/8NM RVR 2200 1939z RWY 23 CFGMG BE20 1/8NM RVR 1200 1955z RWY 23

September 3, 2013

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

Taxiing with 1/8SM visibility:CFPNS PA31 2107z Vis 1/8SM RVR05 1800FT RVR23 1600FT after arrivalKCE2 CL30 2112z Vis 1/8SM RVR05 2000FT RVR23 1600FT before departureLow visiblity departures:KCE2 CL30 vis 1/8SM RVR23 1800 2116zJZA793 DH8A vis 1/4SM RVR23 2200 2123ZCFGMG BE20 vis 1/4SM RVR23 1800 2127z

June 25, 2013

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

The following aircraft departed below Canada Air Pilot (CAP) minimas at St. John, NB (CYSJ): 1. An Irving Air Service Beech B200GT (C-GJDI)1/4NM RVR 1200 1126Z RWY 23. 2. A Shoreland Transport Inc. Beech B200 (C-FGMG) BE20 1/4NM RVR 1200 1133Z RWY 23

June 5, 2013

Accident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Aerodrome - other)

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNGN) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) taxied into position for departure runway 29 for circuits. The aircraft was cleared for takeoff and then reported they would be taxiing back to the apron due to a flat tire. The aircraft was able to taxi off the runway and into taxiway Bravo where the aircraft stopped. Taxiway Charlie was closed by NOTAM, so the only access to runway 29 was at the threshold of 29 via Alpha. As a result, several DV20's and BE20's were delayed on the ground due to the requirement to back track arrivals to the threshold of runway 29. The aircraft was pushed off Bravo at 1848Z.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: Wednesday afternoon at approximately 1530 AST Da20 C-FNGN with an instructor and student on board were conducting a standard MFC lesson plan. The flight was to consist of the student practising take-off and landings. The flight lesson sortie listed Engine Failure on Take-off as one of the line items. As per standard procedure, the instructor briefed the student prior to the manoeuvre. Prior to take-off the instructor advised the tower controller of his intentions by requesting the option. During the initial climb the instructor simulated the engine failure buy reducing the power to idle while simultaneously stating simulated engine failure. Initial reaction by the student was delayed more than normal and the instructor took control to recover. Insufficient Altitude did not allow for the instructor to recovery before the aircraft had a hard landing. After landing, the instructor perceived the aircraft to have a flat tire which was reported to MFC operations. Upon further inspection, it was noted that the aircraft has suffered additional damage to the nose wheel, propeller, Right main landing gear, and right wing.
UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13A0059: The Moncton Flight College Diamond DV20 aircraft (C-FNGN) was on a local training flight with a student pilot and flight instructor on board. During the accident flight the student pilot was practising an Engine Failure on Take-off. The instructor had previously briefed the student prior on the manoeuvre During the initial climb the instructor simulated the engine failure by reducing the power to idle while simultaneously stating simulated engine failure. Initial reaction by the student was delayed and the instructor took control of the aircraft. There was insufficient altitude available to allow the instructor to fully recover the aircraft. The aircraft impacted the runway with sufficient force to cause the propeller and right wing tip to strike the runway as well as to cause extensive damage to the nose and right main landing gear. There were no injuries.

October 25, 2012

Incident at Coordonnée 471896N / 0702278W (Other operational incident)

On approach for Québec/Jean-Lesage, the crew of a Beech BE20 operated by Sky Jet M.G. as flight number SJ007 reported a whitish spill on the Saint Lawrence River. The Quebec Coast Guard was notified.

December 11, 2012

Incident at RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT)

A Keewatin Air Beech BE20 (C-GYSR) on a IFR flight aborted takeoff runway 31 at 1704Z and taxied back to the main apron due to CAV535 on final runway 31. After CAV535 landed and exited the runway C-GYSR taxied to position runway 31 for another departure but again had to abort the take off due to the same issue and returned to the apron. No operational impact.

September 1, 2012

Incident at PEACE RIVER AB (CYPE) (Incursion - runway - animal)

After landing on runway 04 at Peace River, Northern Air Charters, NLI339-M, a BE20, reported flying over a coyote on the runway and scaring it off to the south.

August 30, 2012

Incident at EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD)

A private US registered BE20, responded to a TCAS resolution advisory at 1 NM final to Edmonton City Centre and commenced a missed approach. The aircraft landed safely at 0216 z. Two Edmonton city police helicopters were operating in the area at the time.

August 24, 2012

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

Fast Air, C-FFAP, a BE20, aborted take-off on runway 31 at Winnipeg due to a heading indication problem.

August 23, 2012

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Westwind, WEW220, a BE20, conducted a missed approach on runway 09 at Saskatoon due to wildlife on the runway.

August 22, 2012

Incident at CAMBRIDGE BAY NU (CYCB)

On an IFR flight plan from Lady Franklin, C-GKBP, a BE20, operated by Kenn Borek Air, landed at 2329 z at Cambridge Bay and advised Cambridge Bay CARS that they had to shut down an engine on final. The aircraft had to be towed off runway as they were unable to taxi off runway.

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the upper braided brake hose was ruptured and leaking fluid. The line was replaced, system bled and tested, and the aircraft returned to service.
West Wind, WEW 200, a BE20, landed on runway 09 at Saskatoon and while on the roll, which was fairly slow, the aircraft turned sharply to the left but did not leave the runway. The pilot stopped and elected to wait for a tow. No operational impact.

August 17, 2012

Incident at EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD)

C-FSAO, a BE20, commercially registered to Can-West Corporate Air Charters was approximately 65 nm NW of Edmonton when the pilot reported a pressurization issue. No assistance was requested and the aircraft landed safely at 2127 z.
UPDATE: Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the aircraft took off from YXD, but during climb it failed to pressurize as required and a loud whistle could be heard from the cabin door. The aircraft returned to YXD and it was found the tube that should inflate the door seal was leaking, therefore the seal did not inflate. The defect was rectified and the aircraft departed with no further issues.

November 25, 2011

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

C-FSKQ, a Beech 200 operated by Sky Jet M.G. as flight number SJ443, was on an IFR flight from Baie-Comeau (CYBC) to Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB). When the aircraft was approximately 10 NM on final for Runway 24, the pilot declared an emergency because a loud noise was coming from the aircraft. Emergency services were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24 at 2322Z. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: TSB investigation number and class were added. According to TSB report #A11Q0216: The Beech Super King Air BE20, registration C-FSKQ, operating as flight SJ443 from Baie Comeau, Quebec (CYBC) to Quebec/Jean Lesage (CYQB), was on descent to land runway 24 when the crew heard a continuous loud noise. The unidentified noise decreased as speed was decreased. Engine parameters and flight control response were normal. A visual inspection of the right and left sides of the aircraft was completed by the crew from the cockpit; there were no indications of anything abnormal. Although the aircraft was operating normally, an emergency was declared for landing CYQB. The aircraft landing was uneventful. Upon inspection of the aircraft it was discovered that the right rubber deicing boot was wripped in the area between the fuselage and the engine. The wripped piece of rubber had been contacting the underside of the wing in flight consequently causing the loud continuous noise. The deicing boot was replaced and the aircraft returned to service.

February 10, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Overshoot/missed approach, Incursion - runway - aircraft, Conflict - potential)

UPDATE from Commercial & Business Aviation: The Company advised the incident occurred at night and visibility was good, but it was very dark. The aircraft was cleared to taxi southbound across Runway 26L at Echo Taxiway and to proceed on Echo Taxiway and Alpha Taxiway to the South Apron. No taxiway lights or taxiway markings were visible south of Runway 26L. The aircraft missed Taxiway Echo and turned left onto Runway 26L. The aircraft exited the runway on Taxiway A2. The incident has been entered into the company internal reporting system. No further action required by Commercial & Business Aviation. It is suggested the OPI be changed to Aerodromes and Air Navigation for follow up regarding taxiway markings and taxi instructions. OPI: Aerodrome Safety and ANS & Airspace
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0036 - The Canadian Air Charters Beech 200 aircraft, operating as AX901, landed at Vancouver after a flight from Victoria. While taxiing to the south ramp the aircraft was cleared to cross Runway 26L at E Taxiway, to turn left on H Taxiway to the ramp. The aircraft missed Taxiway H and turned left onto Runway 26L. A Carson Air Beech 350 aircraft, operating as CA811M, from Kamloops to Vancouver, was on final for Runway 26L and had to be issued missed approach instructions. AX901 exited the runway at Taxiway A2.
Canadian Air Charters Flight AX901, a Beech BE20 IFR Victoria to Vancouver (CYVR), was holding at Taxiway E, waiting to cross Runway 26L. When instructed to do so, the aircraft missed Taxiway H on the south side of Runway 26L and turned left onto the runway instead. Carson Air Flight CA811 Medivac, a Beech B350 was on final. The Tower Controller issued missed approach instructions to CA811M to give AX901 time to get clear of the runway. AX901 cleared the Runway at A2.

February 6, 2010

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

The Northern Air Charter (P.R.) Inc. Beech BE20 (C-GNAM) Medevac, IFR Peace River AB to Fort Nelson, conducted a missed approach for Runway 03 at 0022Z. The aircraft landed on Runway 03 at 0034Z with no impact on operations. METAR 060000Z -1004KT 8SM -SN OVC12.

January 7, 2010

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

UPDATE from JRCC: A2 - 072320Z. YVR EMERGENCY (491500N 1230720W - VANCOUVER). ACC REPORTED B200, TWIN ENGINE A/C, WITH 1 ENGINE FAILURE OVER PENTICTON. A/C RETURNED TO VANCOUVER. BUFFALO TASKED AIRBORNE TO YVR TO MONITOR, SIYAY TASKED TO STANDBY. A/C LANDED ALL OK. SIYAY - 0.0, BUF 462 442 - 0.0 [V2010-00035]
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0008 - The Pacific Coastal BE20 aircraft (C-GPCP), operating as PCO411, was en route from Vancouver to Trail cruising at FL230. In the vicinity of Penticton the No. 2 engine (PWC PT6-41) indicated low oil pressure. The crew completed the appropriate QRH checklist and shut down and secured the engine. They declared an emergency, requested and were given priority to return to Vancouver at FL200. Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting was placed on standby. The aircraft landed at Vancouver without further event. The cause of the low oil pressure is under investigation by the company.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The company confirmed the accuracy of the details reported and the occurrence has been recorded in their SMS reporting system. A Service Difficult Report (#20100114005) has been submitted. There have been no previous occurrences due to the particular part failure involved.
A Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd. Beech 200 operating Flight PCO411 was on an IFR flight from Vancouver to Trail, (CAD4). At 2305Z the pilot reported the right engine was shut down and requested return to Vancouver and was given clearance to do so. At 2310Z, in the vicinity of Penticton, the pilot declared an emergency and was given expeditious clearance to Vancouver. ERS on standby. Aircraft landed safely at 2357Z

July 24, 2010

Incident at PEACE RIVER AB (CYPE)

BE20 departing IFR to CYQU, rejected takeoff due to birds in vicinity of departure path. 1 Aircraft delayed departure while BE20 backtracked and then departed.
UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that this occurrence is being actioned in accordance with the airport's wildlife management plan.

February 18, 2010

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE A10C0019: A Beech 99, C-FRQI operated by Perimeter Aviation as flight PAG112, was vectored onto the runway 31 ILS by Winnipeg terminal and subsequently transferred to Winnipeg tower. The terminal controller planned a minimum of 2 NM spacing between PAG112 and the subsequent flight, a Beech 200 registration C-GFOL operated by Keystone Air Service as flight KEE209. The controller's separation plan was based on automatic control transfer (ACT) between terminal and tower. However, ACT was not in force and the required separation was 3 NM. Spacing between PAG112 and the KEE209 decreased to 2.3 NM during the arrival.
PAG112 BE99 and KEE209 BE20 were inbound from the North. The Terminal Arrival Controller issued vectors and planned to establish both aircraft on final with a minimum of 2 miles spacing. The Controller did not realize that Automatic Control Transfer was not in effect with the Tower and 3 miles spacing was required. Separation decreased to 2.3 miles.

January 20, 2010

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ) (Weather - visibility, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The following aircraft departed with weather below CAP minima: C-GJDI BE20 Taxi 1812 VSBY 1/4 +SN RVR 05 2200 RVR 23 2400 D1823 KCE1 CL30 Taxi 1820 VSBY 1/4 +SN RVR 05 2200 RVR 23 2400 D1829 CFGMG BE20 Taxi 1835 VSBY 1/4 +SN RVR 05 2800 RVR 23 UNA D1844
UPDATE Aerodrome Safety: All aircraft taxiing for 05 departure were taxiing at 1/4 mile and the RVR was above 1200. They were above limits and thus no violation or infraction. CAP (CFS) limits are 1/4 mile and 1200 RVR for this runway (05)

December 13, 2009

Incident at DAWSON CREEK BC (CYDQ) (ATM - weather observation systems, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Kenn Borek Air Ltd. Flight KBA202T, a Beech BE20 IFR Dawson Creek to Red Deer Regional AB, taxied for departure at 0238Z and was given a departure advisory including Aviation Weather Observation System (AWOS) Special at 0221Z reporting 1/4 SM FZFG (Freezing Fog). The aircraft taxied onto the runway stating that the reported AWOS visibility was not representative of the runway visibility - 3200 ft or better. KBA202T requested an IFR departure clearance and departed Runway 06 at 0245Z.
UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: No further action required.

December 10, 2009

Incident at DAWSON CREEK BC (CYDQ)

Sunwest Aviation Flight CNK281, a Beech BE20 IFR Calgary to Dawson Creek, inbound was given an Aerodrome Advisory with TK98 (Truck Camion) working on Runway 06/24 and Taxiway A. When asked to exit Runway 06/24 and Taxiway A, TK98 did not respond to any calls on Frequency 122.2 . TK98 confirmed off by telephone at 1542Z. CNK281 was advised and landed at 1548Z. There was no impact on operations.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: Truck TK98 had problems with his radio. He exited the runway and called off by phone. On inspection, it was found his antenna had fallen off. The radio antenna was re-installed and there were no further problems..

November 15, 2009

Incident at PRINCE RUPERT BC (CYPR) (Conflict - potential, Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Initial call from Provincial Airlines Flight SPR01, a Beech BE20 VFR Comox (CYQQ) to CYQQ, was overhead Seal Cove (CZSW) at approximately 200 ft. The only other aircraft was Department of Transport Flight CTG353, a Eurcopter Deut B105 VFR Prince Rupert/Seal Cover Coast Guard (CBY5) to Prince Rupert (CYPR), approximately 3 nm west northwest of CZSW inbound to CYPR for training. Traffic was immediately passed and acknowledged by SPR01. SPR01 proceeded westbound through the harbour and exited the Mandatory Frequency (MF) northbound. CTG353 landed at CYPR at 1903Z. The pilot of SPR01 was reminded of the dimensions of the Prince Rupert MF.

November 1, 2009

Incident at SANDSPIT BC (CYZP)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Sandspit Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
Vehicle Operator Staff 22 was doing a runway check at Sandspit and reported (at 19:32Z) that it appeared Provincial Airlines Flight SPR01 (C-GMRS), a Beech BE20 VFR Sandspit to destination unknown, "took out a bird" on take-off, but was unsure if the pilot was aware of it. It appeared it would have been on the "left hand engine." SPR01 had taken off from Runway 12 at 19:09Z.

July 5, 2009

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

North Cariboo Flying Services Beech BE20, IFR Prince George to Terrace landed without prior radio contact.

June 10, 2009

Incident at DAWSON CREEK BC (CYDQ) (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - potential, Communication error)

The Cassandre Holdings Inc. Cessna C177 (C-FWTO), VFR Dawson Creek (CYDQ) to CYDQ, reported starting a quick backtrack and departure on Runway 24 prior to Kenn Borek Air Ltd. Flight KBA102, a Beech BE20 IFR Edmonton to CYDQ, arriving Runway 24. C-FWTO reported 'making a mistake' and backtracked Runway 06 instead. When questioned for his intentions, C-FWTO reported he would now be departing Runway 06 with a left turn. KBA102 was called to pass this information and he reported in the overshoot at 1601Z due to C-FWTO on the runway. C-FWTO exited the runway and KBA102 landed at 1607Z.

May 8, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE/ Add info from TSB: A09P0112: The Northern Thunderbird Beech 100 aircraft, C-GJSU, operating as NTA202T, took off from Vancouver for a training flight. When the landing gear was selected up, it remained in the down position with a normal down and locked light indication. The crew put the landing gear selector down and returned to Vancouver, where the aircraft landed without further event, with ARFF in attendance. Maintenance changed the landing gear relay switch and, after several successful gear swings, returned the aircraft to service.
Northern Thunderbird Air Beech BE20, IFR Vancouver to Vancouver Training Flight - unable to retract gear. light indicator not confirming gear lock. Landed safely 1831z. Taxied to apron.

April 30, 2009

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: Sunwest Aviation Maintenance advised the flight crew initiated a take-off roll, and when they were about to reach rotate speed, they felt what they thought was a momentary reduction in power or speed to the aircraft at which point the captain immediately called to reject the take-off run. They then taxied back to the ramp, shut off the engines and called Sunwest Aviation Maintenance personnel in Calgary. Sunwest Aviation dispatched another aircraft to complete the trip along with an ACA engineer to Fort St. John to analyze the problem. The engineer carried out ground runs; both engines met the performance numbers. The brake system was then checked and determined to function serviceable. They then carried out a high speed taxi to 80 knots, could not duplicate fault and confirmed that there were no defects. A log entry was made and the aircraft was then flown home with no further incidence.
Sunwest Aviation Flight CNK274 (C-GJFY), a Beech BE20 IFR Fort Nelson to Fort St. John, rejected take-off due to an unknown mechanical problem. There was no impact on operations.

January 19, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Horizon Air Flight QXE451, a Beech BE20 IFR Vancouver to destination unknown, reported a bird strike departing Runway 26R.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

January 18, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
Pacific Coastal Beech BE20 flight PCO106, IFR Victoria to Vancouver reported a bird strike landing runway 08R.

June 23, 2009

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

UPDATE TSB: A09A0044: SPR822, a Provincial Airlines Beech BE20, had taken off from Halifax en route to Moncton on a medivac flight when the flight crew declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit; abnormally hot air issued from the heating and windshield defrost ducts. The aircraft was cleared back to Halifax and landed safely with ARFF standing by after which the aircraft taxied to the operator's hanger. Maintenance inspection revealed that both the left and right plastic bleed leak detection lines had failed.
SPR822, Beech 200, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Moncton (CYQM), departed Runway 05 and reported smoke in the cockpit shortly after departure. Emergency Response Services (ERS) were on standby. The aircraft landed at 21:14Z on Runway 23 and taxied to the hanger. The smoke had dissipated. TSB Case Closed

November 16, 2008

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The L/H actuator as well as some other smaller parts were replaced as a precautionary measure. The actuator bearing failed causing a suspected misalignment of the actuator. There have been no further issues with this aircraft's landing gear
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The crew carried out an emergency extension and confirmed 3 green. The aircraft returned to Vancouver with the gear down and locked. Maintenance is in the process of trying to duplicate the snag and inspect the aircraft.
Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO200, a Beech BE20 VFR Penticton (CYYF) to CYYF, experienced a gear problem. PCO200 declared an emergency. Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting was on standby. PCO200 landed safely.
UPDATE from Airport Manager: On November 16/08 at 1044 hrs Airport Maintenance staff were called by Nav Canada to assist Penticton Fire Department because of Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO200, a Beech 200 VFR Kelowna to Penticton, declaring an emergency. Maintenance escorted two fire trucks from Airport Access Gate #28 to the West side of Taxiway Bravo to await arrival of the aircraft. PCO200 did a low and slow fly past over Runway 16 to confirm landing gear down. On second approach, PCO200 landed safely on Runway 16. Fire trucks followed the aircraft on the Runway South of Bravo to Taxiway Alpha and back to the apron. The aircraft shut down and the Penticton Fire Trucks left the airport. Visual inspection of Runway 16/34 and the Taxiways was conducted by Airport Maintenance and the airport was declared operationally serviceable at 1110 hrs.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0358 - The Pacific Coastal Beech 200 Super King Air aircraft, operating as PCO200T, was on a local training flight at Penticton. When the landing gear was selected up, it stuck at the midway point and the in transit light remained illuminated. The crew declared an emergency, completed the gear stuck in transit checklist, and performed a successful manual gear extension procedure. The aircraft landed at Penticton without further event, with Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting standing by.

November 15, 2008

Incident at 45 NM Northwest of Bella Bella (Denny Island) (CYJQ) (Weather - icing)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0366 - The Air Canada regional (Jazz) DHC-8-300 aircraft, operating as JZA279, was en route from Prince Rupert to Vancouver. At 45 NM NW of Bella Bella the aircraft encountered severe icing. The crew requested descent to the lowest useable altitude and vectors towards lower terrain. Upon reaching 10,000 feet, the aircraft had shed the ice and was able to continue en route to Vancouver. At the same time a Provincial Airlines Beech 200 aircraft in the same area was climbing Eastbound to FL210 but was unable to climb above FL180 due to moderate icing. The crew requested descent and vectors to the West and exited the icing conditions at 11,000 feet.
Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA279, a Dehavilland DH8C IFR Prince Rupert to Vancouver, and Provincial Airlines Flight SPR01, a Beech BE20 IFR Comox (CYQQ) to CYQQ, Northwest to North at 45 to 50 NM of Bella Bella (Denny Island), BC (CYJQ) experienced severe icing and needed descent to the lowest useable altitude. JZA279 required vectors to lower terrain. Both aircraft at around 10,000 ft had shed the ice and continued without further incident.

September 26, 2008

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC) (Incursion - runway - animal)

UPDATE FROM AERODROME SAFETY; No further action required. The DCranbrook Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
A COYOTE CROSSED FROM EAST TO WEST IN FRONT OF PROVINCIAL AIRLINES BEECH BE20 FLIGHT SPR05 AS HE WAS TAXIING TO POSITION RWY 16. A SECOND COYOTE RAN FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS RWY 16 AS SPR05 WAS ROLLING FOR DEPARTURE. SPR05 ABORTED HIS TAKEOFF DUE TO THE COYOTE. 30 SECONDS LATER SPR05 DEPARTED SAFELY WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. AIRPORT MANAGER WAS ADVISED.

September 19, 2008

Incident at DEASE LAKE BC (CYDL) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

The Alkan Air Ltd. Medivac Beech BE20, IFR Fort St. John (CYXY) to Dease Lake (CYDL), was unable to land due to the runway lights being unserviceable at CYDL. The aircraft proceeded to alternate and re-filed back for CYXY. The Airport Manager was called out and will look into recent work which had been performed at the airport. A NOTAM was issued regarding the runway light outage.

August 27, 2008

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

Bar XH Air Flight BXH252, a Beech BE20 IFR Edmonton to Fort St. John, declared an emergency due to one engine being out. The pilot requested emergency equipment to standby. BXH252 landed safely at 1655Z and required towing off the runway.
UPDATE from PNR: Maintenance found that the fuel control unit bellcrank was hanging up on some wiring. The clamp holding the wiring in place was loose enough to allow some movement, and ultimately allowed some interference. The company has issued work cards for all of their aircraft to be checked for this problem. An SDR will be raised.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08W0183: The Bar XH Air Inc. BE-200 Super King Air Flight BXH225 was en route from Edmonton Intl. to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ). In the descent through FL180, the number 2 engine did not respond to power lever position below 1600 ft/lbs torque. The crew shut the engine (P&W PT6A-41) down, and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed on Runway 29 at CYXJ with ARFF standing by, and was towed off the runway after brake heat was checked. Maintenance determined that a wire bundle interfered with the FCU linkage.

August 10, 2008

Incident at 4 NM Northeast of Victoria Localizer (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: Follow up by Air Traffic Control is ongoing.
Canadian Air Charters Flight AX100T, a Beech BE20 IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to CYVR, was on a missed approach 4 NM Northeast of the Victoria (CYYJ) Localizer and given clearance to turn right to heading 180. The aircraft turned left. Separation was not assured with departure aircraft Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA64, a Dehavilland DH8C IFR CYYJ to CYVR. There was no impact on other operations.

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