April 30, 2011

Accident at ST-HYACINTHE QC (CSU3) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately owned Piper PA18 was on a VFR flight to St-Hyacinthe (CSU3). While the aircraft was waiting for the runway, which was not available due to the presence of C-FTGD, a privately owned Beech 24 whose front landing gear had collapsed while taxiing, the pilot reported a sick passenger and opted to land on the grass next to the runway. The runway was made available but not inspected. A Piper PA18 nosed over when landing and sustained significant damage. The two occupants were not injured. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified.
Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report #A11Q0082: A privately owned Piper PA18 was waiting for the runway to be cleared for landing. The runway was occupied by a Beech BE24, whose nose wheel had collapsed when taxiing (A11Q0081). The pilot of the Piper PA18 reported that his passenger was sick and he elected to land on the grass next to the runway. The aircraft nosed over during landing. The aircraft was significantly damaged but no one was injured.

Accident at ST-HYACINTHE QC (CSU3) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. Event changed to "accident". According to TSB report #A11Q0081: A Beech BE24, Super Musketeer, registered C-FTGD, had just landed and was heading towards the runway exit when the nosewheel collapsed. The aircraft was immobilized on the runway for some time. The aircraft was substantially damaged. The TSB is waiting for more information.
The front landing gear of C-FTGD, a 7655851 Canada Inc. Beech 24 that had just made a VFR flight from St-Hubert (CYHU), had collapsed when it was taxiing to get off the runway at St-Hyacinthe (CSU3). The three occupants were not injured.
Update #2: The event names "Loss of control - on ground" and "Runway excursion" were added. According to TSB report #A11Q0081: The pilot lost control on landing and the wheel broke when it hit a hole on the edge of the runway.

September 18, 2009


The privately-registered Beech BE24, VFR Delta Heritage Air Park to destination unknown, flew through Boundary Bay Control Zone without a clearance.

November 11, 2009

Incident at THE PAS / GRACE LAKE MB (CJR3)

Private BE24 landed with nose gear red indication at CJR3.

July 29, 2008

Incident at QUESNEL BC (CYQZ)

The privately-registered Beech BE24, VFR Quesnel (CYQZ) to CYQZ, reported 20 NM East of CYQZ and received a landing advisory. No further calls were received and the FSS was unable to establish contact. Airline staff at the airport were able to confirm via phone that the BE24 landed safely at 0135Z.

July 9, 2008

Incident at 50 NM North of Port Hardy (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE from RCC Victoria: A1 - 090015Z. American-registered BE24 MAYDAY (504200N 1272520W - 48 NM of Port Hardy). Vancouver ACC reported the aircraft declaring a MAYDAY after suffering an engine failure and subsequently restarted the engine 50 NM North of Port Hardy. CCG Helo 304, Cape Sutil, Gordon Reid, and CF Corm R912 were tasked. CCG Helo 304 intercepted and escorted the aircraft.
At 0005Z the pilot of the private American-registered John D. Barrett DDS PS Beech BE24, VFR Ketchikan WA to Port Townsend WA, at 9,000 ft and approximately 50 NM North of Port Hardy declared a MAYDAY stating the engine had failed. Through 7,000 ft the engine was re-started but running roughly. The pilot advised he would be direct for Port Hardy. The pilot subsequently advised that he had switched fuel tanks and the engine appeared to be running normally. The aircraft continued on to Port Hardy and landed there without further incident at 0043Z. Port Hardy Airport had emergency services standing by, and had closed all runways pending the aircraft landing. The RCMP and BCHS were on the scene and positioned. The Rescue Coordination Centre was advised and a Coast Guard Helicopter at Port Hardy was dispatched in the event the aircraft was unable to reach Port Hardy. The aircraft taxied to the apron under its own power. The airport conducted a FOD check and then re-opened all areas at 0052Z.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0213: The privately-registered Beech B24R aircraft was on an IFR flight from Ketchican, Alaska, to Port Townsend, Washington. About 50 NM North of Port Hardy, while cruising at 9,000 ft, the engine (Lycoming IO-360-1B) suddenly stopped. After about 15 seconds it surged on and continued to surge on and off at 2-3 second intervals. The pilot declared a MAYDAY with his intention to divert to Port Hardy. He completed a cockpit check which included turning on the booster pumps and changing fuel tanks. After a few minutes the engine began to run normally. The pilot was able to climb back up to 9,000 ft and continued to Port Hardy, where the aircraft landed without further difficulty.

May 27, 2008


The privately-registered Beech BE24, VFR Kelowna to Penticton, indicated no front gear indicator light on final. The aircraft flew by and the gear appeared normal. The pilot recycled the gear and landed without incident. The pilot declined Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting services.

February 3, 2008


A privately registered Beech BE24, VFR Boundary Bay to Boundary Bay was given taxi clearance for runway 25 and then taxied to position without clearance. There was no operational impact.

April 5, 2008


A private Beech Sierra (BE24) on an IFR flight from Ottawa (CYOW) to Pittsburgh (KPIT) had a communication problem with his aircraft and could only transmitt and not recieve radio calls. The pilot cancelled his IFR clearance declared an emergency and choose to return to CYOW VFR. The aircraft landed safely on runway 22 at 1400z.

July 14, 2007

Incident at CYWH, CYXX, CZBB, CYCD, CAM3, CAH3 (Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The following aircraft arrived at their Canadian destination without having their Flight Plan activated for a transborder flight: American-registered Kenmore Air Harbor DHC-3 Seattle (Kenmore Seaplane Base) - Victoria Harbour Arrival 0117Z Private-registered 947826 Alberta Ltd. Cessna C182 Arlington WA - Abbotsford Arrival 0117Z Privately-registered Beech BE24 Arlington WA - Boundary Bay Arrival 0157Z Private amateur-built Smith Sidewinder Arlington WA - Nanaimo Arrival 2020Z Privately-registered Cessna C172 Arlington WA - Duncan Arrival 2112Z Privately-registered Piper PA22 Arlington WA - Courtney Air Park Arrival 2222Z (OPI for American-registered is Aviation Enforcement.)
UPDATE from General Aviation: The incident has been reviewed and no further action is required at this time.

May 1, 2007


A BE24 enroute IFR from Halifax (CYHZ) to St.Hubert (CYHU) reported a nose gear problem and diverted to Federicton (CYFC). The aircraft landed safely at Fredericton at 1312Z.

April 23, 2006

Incident at QUESNEL BC (CYQZ)

C-FBPO a privately-registered Beech BE24 reported no gear indication. The pilot manually dropped the gear and landed safely at Quesnel at 2132Z.

July 23, 2005

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

N5XE, a privately-owned BE24 registered in the United States, conducted a flight in accordance with visual flight rules (VFR) between Oshkosh, USA (KOSH) and Dorval (CYUL). Upon arrival at Dorval, the pilot phoned the Québec flight information centre (YQB FIC) to close his flight plan; however, the information had not been received from the United States. Alerting services were no ensured.

August 17, 2003

Incident at QUESNEL BC (CYQZ)

C-FBPO a BE24 aircraft experienced an electrical failure and had to manually lower the aircraft landing gear. CFR was activated at CYQZ, aircraft landed without incident.
Update from the TSB: The Beechcraft model BE24R (C-FBPO) experienced an electrical failure while enroute to Quesnel airport. The pilot lowered the landing gear manually and landed without further incident. CFR was activated.

July 30, 2003


Quebec FIC faxed Moncton ACC the following info. CGORQ a BE24 closed his VFR flight plan from Iles-de-la-Madeleine to St. Jean, then the aircraft declared an emergency. The aircraft reported having lost all his on-board electronics. The Beech Musketeer then diverted to the Weyman Airpark in New Brunswick, and landed without difficulty.

October 22, 1993

Incident at KELOWNA