August 28, 2013

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

The initial call from a privately registered Van's RV9A on a local flight from Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) was made upon entering the MF 5NM west. Other aircraft in the area: 2 Cessna C172 in the circuit and a BE55 doing a simulated instrument (IFR) approach. Other aircraft were passed limited traffic information based on the NAV Canada Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS) data until contact established with the RV9A.

June 5, 2010

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

UPDATE from General Aviation: No further action required.
A privately registered Cessna A185E, VFR Chilliwack to Nanaimo (CYCD) Aircraft was first observed at 1813 approx 6 NM north of Gabriola Island on descent through 4300 ft. Aircraft broadcast to traffic over Gabriola Island. CYCD FSS answered but Cessna did not respond. Many attempts to contact the aircraft by FSS but aircraft only broadcast to traffic. Aircraft crossed over mid field at 1000 ft and then re-crossed at 900 ft to join downwind RH for Runway 34. Aircraft landed at 1820. During this time, three other aircraft were in various stages of flight in the CYCD Control Zone. A C305 tow plane was inbound and had the Cessna in sight, and followed them in to land. A C337 departed Runway 34 for a local west and kept low until clear of the circuit, and a BE55 was doing circuits and was backtracking on the runway when the C185 was entering downwind. He delayed his departure until the Cessna crossed over to the west. After landing, Cessna parked at the gate beside YCD FSS, but made no attempt to contact FSS either by phone or by asking for entry into the FSS building.

July 31, 2010

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Engine failure)

At 1722Z, Halifax FIC received an ARR message from Saint John FSS, regards to N1YE BE55 enroute Bangor (KBRG) to Saint John (CYSJ). Halifax FIC had no information for this flight; the flight arrived in Canada without an active flight plan. Nil TSB

August 31, 2010

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

At 1722Z, Halifax FIC received an ARR message from Saint John FSS regards to N1YE BE55 enroute Bangor (KBRG) to Saint John (CYSJ). Halifax FIC had no information for this flight; the flight arrived in Canada without an active flight plan. Nil TSB

December 17, 2009

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

The privately-registered Kranz Charters Ltd. Beech BE55, VFR Penticton (CYYF) to CYYF, inbound reported unable to get gear indication. The aircraft did a low pass and the FSS confirmed the gear was not lowered. The pilot lowered the gear manually and a second low pass confirmed the gear appeared down. The aircraft landed without further incident.
UPDATE from TSB A09P0410: The Beech 55 aircraft, C-GBHK, was on a maintenance test flight from Penticton. When returning to land at Penticton, when the landing gear was selected down, it remained retracted. The crew completed the appropriate checklist, including a manual gear extension. The aircraft then landed at Penticton without further difficulty. The snag is under investigation by the maintenance facility.

August 26, 2009

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Incursion - runway - aircraft, Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

A privately registered Beech BE55, VFR Victoria to Victoria while taxiing, was issued a HOLD SHORT for Runway 13. Traffic was Pacific Coastal flight PCO131 Beech B190, IFR Vancouver to Victoria landing Runway 13. BE55 was observed to have stopped short. Relieving ground controller then observed that BE55 had crossed the hold line. PCO131 landed without further incident. BE55 indicated he had not received a hold short instruction and stopped short when he observed landing traffic. Preliminary investigation completed. Review of audio confirmed HOLD SHORT instruction was issued and read back by BE55.

June 28, 2009

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

An American registered Beech BE55 VFR Vancouver to Friday Harbor, WA, was observed entering NE part of zone, SW bound at 2000ft. After 2 miles, aircraft turned left for a SE bound heading, slowly decending. No attempt to contact ATC, no answer when called. Aircraft was radar-corrolated and all information gleaned from flight-plan.

May 13, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

The privately-registered Delta Lima Mike Ltd. Beech BE55, VFR Qualicum Beech to Boundary Bay, reported an unusual gear noise on departure and request Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting on standby for arrival. The BE55 landed safely. There was no damage or injuries.

May 10, 2008

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

A privately registered Beech BE55, VFR origin and destination unknown, entered the Langley Control zone at 1500 feet without authorization, in close proximity with a privately registered Cessna C210, VFR origin unknown to Chilliwack. Traffic was passed to the Cessna regarding the Beech.

March 14, 2008

Incident at Kelowna (Other operational incident, Blown tire/wheel failure)

ACR Mechanical System Ltd Beech BE55, IFR Comox to Kelowna had a flat tire upon arrival runway 16. A privately registered Cessna C182 delayed slightly inbound and Westjet flight WJA124 Boeing B737 (YLW-YVR)delayed 3 minutes for runway inspection.

September 19, 2007

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

An American BE55 VFR, CYYJ to CYPK flew through the CZBB control zone without a clearance. Subsequent to this event, at 2244Z the aircraft entered the CYPK control zone without contacting ATC. Runway 26L was the active runway at the time. It then proceeded to land runway 08R. Two aircraft were on final for runway 26L. One landed safely, the second had to be pulled up when the controller noticed that he had established himself for runway 08R. Once on the ground, ATC was able to locate the pilot and explain to him what had occurred. He stated that he had been calling Tower on 120.00 a frequency which had been decommissioned for approximately one year. He had made no attempt to listen to the PK ATIS and admitted to flying on "GARMIN" GPS maps of the area which are not officially recognized for this purpose. He had obtained the GPS maps in the US.
UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: The occurrence has been followed up by Air Traffic Control. No further action required.

September 13, 2007

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The Executive West Aviation Beech BE55, VFR Langley (CYNJ) to CYNJ, was on final for Abbotsford Runway 19 and reported a gear problem with the left main gear. The aircraft did a flyby the tower and the gear appeared normal. CFR responded. The pilot changed light bulbs and got a three green indication. The BE55 did a touch and go and proceeded to CYNJ. The fire vehicle was stood down.

August 26, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Navigation error, Conflict - potential, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The privately-registered Carson Chiropractic Inc. Beech BE55, IFR Vancouver to Williams Lake, was cleared, on initial departure, via the Richmond 9 SID Runway 26. This incorporates a heading of 201 degrees on departure. The aircraft departed Runway 26L and turned to a heading of 140 degrees. Harbour Air Ltd. Flight HR305, a Dehavilland DH3T VFR Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour, was transiting overhead the Airport southbound at 2,500 ft. The departure controller saw the eastbound turn and was about to pass traffic when the pilot of the BE55 saw the aircraft and leveled at 2,000 ft to avoid the DH3T.

July 6, 2007

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

The private American-registered Beech BE55, VFR Tofino (CYAZ) to Portland (KPDX), departed CYAZ at 0025Z without calling Nanaimo Radio. First contact was 15 NM West of Tatoosh at 0050Z, with a request for a VFR Transponder Code.

July 4, 2007

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

The privately-registered Executive West Aviation Inc. Beech BE55, VFR Langley to Nanaimo, activated his ELT upon landing at Nanaimo. The pilot de-activated it immediately. RCC was notified.

May 17, 2007

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

An ELT was heard at Langley (CYNJ) at 0229Z for 10 seconds. It was discovered to be from a privately-registered Executive West Aviation Inc. Beech BE55 landing at CYNJ. RCC was advised.

March 10, 2007

Accident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A07C0045): The privately-registered Beech 95-B55 aircraft landed on runway 30 at the Thunder Bay Airport. During the landing roll, the nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to a stop approximately 500 feet north of runway 25. The pilot and passenger evacuated the aircraft without injury and the aircraft was substantially damaged. The runway was closed to remove the aircraft and remove FOD. It was reported that the landing gear was down and locked prior to touchdown. The operator will advise of their findings.
The privately-registered Beech BE55 Baron aircraft was concluding a VFR flight from Collingwood Airport (CNY3) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). The aircraft landed hard on the nose landing gear, resulting in its collapse. The aircraft skidded through the intersection of runway 25, coming to rest approximately 500 feet north of runway 25 with bent propellers. Runway 12/30 was closed to permit removal of the aircraft and FOD. Ops. impact -- two (2) Pilatus PC-12/45 aircraft (one (1) arrival and one (1) departure) were delayed approximately five (5) minutes until the airport was able to divert to runway 25 operations.
UPDATE Collision with terrain removed from the Events List.

September 1, 2006

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

C-GMKX BE55 enroute Portland Maine (KPWM) to Halifax (CYHZ) arrived in Halifax, without an active flight plan. When queried, Bangor FSS advised no flight plan was filed through them. Nil TSB

June 1, 2005

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

GDUX, a BE55, reported possible electrical problem with gear not coming down. Another A/C, GNIF, flew under GDUX and reported that gear appeared down and normal. GDUX landed safely.

March 28, 2005

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT (Aerodrome - other)

CGMKX BE55 received Airport Advisory for Runway 21 to do circuits and a local flight. The pilot advised he would taxi via Alfa- Apron 1 and Charlie for position Runway 21. While exiting Apron 1 entering taxiway C, the aircraft left the north side of the taxiway between the taxiway lights with the left main gear and nose wheel making ruts in the soft ground. The aircraft was able to return to the taxiway and returned to Apron 2. Field maintenance inspected the area and removed mud from the taxiway. Non operational impact. Nil TSB

November 27, 2004

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

C-GMKX BE55 departed Charlottetown (CYYG) at 1545Z for a VFR flight to the Montague and Souris PEI areas. On the return leg initial contact with FSS was when C-GMKX reported 10 miles east at 1603Z. Pilot stated he would be doing a touch and go then joining the circuit runway 28. Airport advisory was provided by FSS. C-GMKX did a touch and go on Runway 28 at 1608z. Pilot did not follow MF reporting procedures. Nil TSB

November 26, 2004

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

Update AOR 51628-V1: CGMKX BE55 was VFR from Owen Sound, ON to Charlottetown, PEI. CGMKX landed Rwy 28 at 2128Z. A copy of the VFR flight plan was not sent to Charlottetown FSS by Halifax FIC as per approved procedures. Halifax FIC phoned Charlottetown FSS at 2151Z asking for information on CGMKX. The arrival time was passed to Halifax FIC by phone at that time.
CGMKX BE55 was VFR enroute from Owen Sound (CYOS) to Charlottetown (CYYG), when pilot reported left base runway 28 at 2126Z. FSS asked pilot to report final runway 28. Pilot did not report final runway 28 and landed at 2128Z. FSS asked the pilot if there was a problem why he did not report final. Pilot replied that he was bouncing around in the wind and concentrating on the landing. Nil TSB

July 8, 2004

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

CGMKX BE55 (Twin) reported an engine failure at 1600z while on a local flight north of the field. ARFF was notified and deployed on crash road next to runway. While enroute back to airport, CGMKX regained 40 percent power in second engine. Aircraft landed at 1606 with no difficulty. Aircraft rolled out to Taxi A but was unable to complete the taxi to Apron 2 resulting in Taxi A being closed at 1610. Tug305 assisted aircraft to Apron 2 and Taxi A was reopened at 1617.
TSB Update: A04A0076: The Beech Barron BE55 was on a local test flight after both engines were top overhauled. Approximately 18 minutes after take-off the left engine stopped running. The pilot selected the aux fuel tank and restarted the engine which then produced about half the rated power. Upon return to the airfield the pilot was in contact with the FSS and arrangements were made to have the ARFF on standby during the landing. A successful landing was carried out at 1306 ADT. The aircraft tanks contained 400 litres of fuel before the flight. Ground runs were carried out and it was noted that the left engine fuel flow was 7 p.s.i. where it should have been 14 p.s.i. The problem has not been isolated; further troubleshooting is ongoing.

August 26, 2003

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

N123MG, a Beech 55 Baron (BE55), advised Vancouver ACC that he had lost an engine approximately 20 miles south of Kitimat while enroute from Skagit Regional airport to Ketchikan International airport (PAKT). The aircraft had difficulty in maintaining altitude and decided to proceed to Terrace (CYXT). The aircraft landed safely at 0046z.

July 6, 2003

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

OPI changed to Enforcement
N9648Y, a Beech 95-A55 (BE55), was issued a full route clearance with a Richmond 8 departure off of Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) Runway 26L. On departure, the aircraft turned to an approximate heading of 140 degrees as opposed to 200 degrees. The airport controller corrected the heading and transferred communication to the departure controller. There was no operational impact.

September 21, 2003

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

The B.M.S. Management Inc. aircraft (BE55)(operating as registered C-GMKX) was a VFR flight that departed the Regina Airport (CYQR) for the Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). C-GMKX had filed a VFR flight plan from CYQR, through USA airspace, to CYQT. Enroute, due to weather, C-GMKX diverted and landed at SLOULIN FIELD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT in WILLISTON, NORTH DAKOTA (KISN). The pilot did not file an arrival report with FSS, which resulted in approx. 3+00 hours of search.

August 7, 2003

Incident at FORT FRANCES MUNI ON (CYAG)

The Perimeter Aviation Ltd. aircraft (BE55)(operating as PAG83) was an IFR flight that planned to depart the Fort Frances Municipal Airport (CYAG) for the Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG). Winnipeg FIC received a report of a possible engine fire at CYAG. Perimeter Airlines telephoned and confirmed that during engine starting, one engine was flooded and caught fire. The fire was extinguished immediately. The damage to the aircraft was not known. A mechanic was dispatched from CYWG to CYAG to inspect the aircraft.

June 21, 2003

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

The Di Poce Management Ltd. aircraft (BE55)(operating as registered C-GBWI) was a VFR flight that departed the Toronto LBPI Airport (CYYZ) for the Hanover / Saugeen Municipal Airport (CPN4). C-GBWI struck a bird while departing runway 33L. No bird remains were found.

March 31, 2003

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

Update from April 29, 2003: An SDR has now been submitted re this CADOR.
Update from the company on April 21, 2003: The L/H engine was shutdown due to vibration and a lack of oil pressure. Upon inspection of the engine obvious damage was found on the crankcase and oil pan. The #6 cylinder piston was found collapsed and many of the pieces had made their way into the oil pan and circulated through the oil system. The engine was replaced. ----- Note: A similar problem occurred on this aircraft on April 11, 03. R/H engine oil pressure problems were noticed during a engine run-up. The #2 Cylinder Piston was found cracked and the lower skirt of the piston was found in the oil pan. The cylinders were removed and the engine inspected. It was determined that the pistons that are failing in these separate events are made by ECI (Engineering components incorporated) and have the same casting number of ¿04¿. We suspect that this is a bad batch of pistons and any ECI cylinders and pistons are being replaced. The aircraft is still undergoing maintenance to investigate the problem with these cylinders and pistons
TSB Occurrence Summary A03C0079: Flight PAG82, a Beech B55 Baron aircraft, registration C-GEFX was en route Fort Francis, ON, to Thunder Bay. While on approach into Thunder Bay, the left engine (Teledyne Continental IO-470) began to vibrate and lose power. The pilot elected to shut the engine down and requested ERS be put on standby. The aircraft then landed safely. The operator advised the left engine had developed a large oil leak and that a replacement engine was on en route.
The Perimeter Aviation Ltd. aircraft (BE55) (operating as PAG82) was an IFR flight that departed the Fort Frances Municipal Airport (CYAG) for the Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). PAG82 experienced an engine failure on the left side at 3nm final approach runway 07 at CYQT. AFF responded. PAG82 landed without further incident.

March 25, 2003

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Thunder Airlines Ltd. aircraft (MU2) (operating as THU860) was an IFR flight that departed the Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT) for the Armstrong Airport (CYYW). THU860 was approximately 8 NM north of CYQT on departure when the pilot declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit. THU860 was vectored back to CYQT and AFF was activated. THU860 landed or runway 25 without further incident. All occupants deplaned while THU860 was still on the runway. AT 1433Z, after THU860 was towed off, the runway became available. Ops. impact -- One BE55 had to go around and land on another runway.
Update from TSB of Canada Daily Notification Log 25-Mar-2003: A03C0076: The Mitsubishi MU-2-36, C-FJEL, was en route from Thunder Bay (YQT) to Armstrong Ontario. Shortly after take off (8 nm north of YQT) a passenger smelled smoke in the rear cabin of the aircraft. The crew declared an emergency and returned to YQT. A subsequent inspection revealed no indication of any smoke or fire. It was thought that the smoke may have resulted from residual oil that had leaked into the engine intake. Company maintenance changed the leaking oil seal as a precautionary measure.

January 16, 2003

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD)

The Perimeter Aviation Ltd. aircraft (BE55) (operating as PAG81) was an IFR flight which departed the Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD) for the Kenora Airport (CYQK). PAG81 departed runway 29 at CYHD at 2348Z. At 2350Z, PAG81 reported the passenger door open. PAG81 reported too high to land on runway 11, cancelled IFR and returned to CYHD VFR. PAG81 landed at 2355Z without further incident.

July 24, 2003

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

C-FRQT, a Beech A36 Bonanza, was taxiing for departure on Runway 13 at Winnipeg. The Ground Controller advised the pilot that he was approaching the hold line for Runway 13 and suggested that he should slow down. The aircraft continued past the hold line by approximately 20 feet. The Ground Controller instructed the pilot to turn around and taxi back past the hold line. A BE55 2 miles on final on Runway 13 continued the approach and landed without incident.

November 1, 2003

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

CGMKX a BE55 departed Charlottetown at 1454Z for a local flight. Aircraft target on NARDS was squawking ident for the entire flight. Pilot was advised and he recycled transponder but had no change. Pilot stated the transponder looked normal in the aircraft. The aircraft landed at 1536Z.

June 22, 2002

Incident at SQUAMISH BC (CYSE)

Update from the TSB: The Spectrum Beaver BE55 ultralight, C-IFBK, with only the pilot onboard, was on a local pleasure flight from Squamish over the Squamish glacier when one cylinder of the Rotax 503 engine began to misfire. The pilot made a precautionary landing on the glacier and the nose wheel was torn off. The pilot was uninjured. He contacted an overflying aircraft on 121.5 and was rescued by the RCMP.
At approx. 0430, TSC862 (Air Transat), an A330 aircraft that had departed CYVR at 0408z heard a May Day call from C-GFBK. C-GFBK reported that he was going to do a forced landing on a glacier. The pilot conducted the forced landing and then was able to relay information via other aircraft in the area that he was safe, although the aircraft sustained some damage. A helicopter was dispatched to rescue the pilot from the glacier. The pilot was picked up at 0508z.
Change aircraft information
Revised the narrative

July 8, 2002

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Aerodrome - other)

Toronto/Buttonville (CYKZ) - C-FBJA, a BE55, landed rwy 21, right main tire failed as a/c exited onto Alpha taxiway. Taxiway Alpha closed for 40 mins.

June 30, 2002

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

Oshawa (CYOO) - A light twin aircraft appeared on final approach runway 30 without prior contact with the Tower approximately 5 minutes before tower closing. Aircraft was treated as a NORDO and given clearance to land by light gun. No other traffic in zone at the time. C-FDJP, BE55 was expected on a VFR F/P, however tower unable to identify aircraft - too dark. No calls received from C-FDJP or any other a/c before or after the landing. YYZ FSS advised of situation. Follow up with YZ FSS in morning confirmed that C-FDJP had landed at Oshawa at 0225Z. Pilot advised YZ FSS on closing that he had received no response in attempting to contact Oshawa Tower and had landed on his own.

March 14, 2002

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

Note from System Safety: spoke with pilot. Handed off from ACC at 8 miles, called Tower, no response. Called again - believed stepped on. Saw traffic, no conflict. Aware of requirement to establish two-way communication. No further action required.
C-GIFL, BE55, made first contact with Toronto/Buttonville (CYKZ) tower 1 mile east of the airport at 1600 feet on downwind for runway 33. Three helicopters arrived and departed the area at the same time.

February 25, 2002

Incident at ST. CATHARINES / NIAGARA DISTRICT ON (CYSN) (Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

C-GDUX, VFR Toronto/City Centre (CYTZ) to Waterloo (CYKF) inbound to St. Catharines (CYSN) from the north on a touch & go runway 24. C-GDUX was 1 mile north of runway planning an overhead for mid-downwind when he was advised of C-FTVU, VFR CYSN, turning downwind runway 24. He was passed the traffic again but did not have it in sight and continued with intentions. I then passed the BE55 to the PA28 who had to deviate on the downwind to allow the BE55 to turn the downwind in front of him.

April 23, 2001

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

C-GBOC, a privately owned BE55, was making an IFR flight between Quebec (CYQB) and Trois-Rivières (CYRQ). The pilot had to lower the wheels manually. Not knowing whether they were locked, he preferred to turn back to land at Quebec. The pilot requested AES. The aircraft touched down without incident on Rwy 06. C-GBOC, un BE55 de propriété privée, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) entre Québec (CYQB) et Trois-Rivières (CYRQ). Le pilote a dû descendre les roues manuellement. Ne sachant pas si elles étaient verrouillées ou non, il a préféré revenir atterrir à Québec. Le pilote a demandé les services aéroportuaires d'urgence. L'appareil s'est posé sans problème sur la piste 06.

January 24, 2001

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

The pilot of the BE55 on approach to Quebec (CYQB) had to lower the aircraft""s landing gear manually because he had no confirmation that the gear was locked. He landed on Rwy 30 without incident at 1810Z. Le pilote du BE55 en approche à Québec (CYQB) a dû descendre le train d´atterrissage de l´appareil manuellement car il n´avait pas de confirmation que le train était verrouillé. Il a atterri sans encombre à 1810Z sur la piste 30.

May 20, 2001

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

The Beech Baron BE55 twin engine aeroplane, C-FVQR, had the nose gear collapse while landing on runway 34 at Penticton (CYYF) Airport. CFR was alerted. There were no reported injuries. Weather conditions were VFR.
The Beech Baron C-FVQR was on a local training flight at Penticton Airport. The aircraft had completed two practice IFR approaches to runway 16 with go arounds and then landed on runway 34. During the landing roll the nose gear collapsed. AFF was alerted and immediately responded. There were no injuries and minor damage occurred to the aircraft. TSB is awaiting a maintenance inspection report.

April 10, 2001

Incident at Kelowna (TCAS alert)

Update from the TSB - April 23, 2001...The Fokker F-28 C-FCRZ CDN8474 was on a flight from Vancouver to Kelowna. While on approach to runway 33 at Kelowna at 5 miles final, a TCAS resolution advisory occurred. In response the crew initiated a go around. No traffic was observed from the cockpit but a company pilot deadheading in the cabin observed a twin engine aircraft to the right about 300 feet below. Closest TCAS indication was 400 feet. The Beechcraft Baron C-GBNF was on a visual circuit, had been sequenced to follow the F-28, and had reported it in sight.
CDR8474 pulled up and went around. He said he had a TCAS RA. The other aircraft was a BE55 in the circuit that was observed to be about 1/2 mile off the F28's right wing. The Baron had been sequenced to follow the F28 and had reported him in sight. The weather conditions were good VFR.

December 13, 2000

Incident at KANGIRSUK QC (CYAS)

BE55 DIIUK was IFR from Iqualuit (CYFB) to Sept-Iles (CYZV). The pilot called on frequency 126.7 with an oil pressure problem in both engines. The pilot elected to re-route and make a precautionary landing at Kangirsuk (CYAS). The aircraft landed without incident. DIIUK, un BE55 effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) entre Iqualuit (CYFB) et Sept-Iles (CYZV). Le pilote a appelé sur la fréquence 126.7 avec un problème de pression d´huile sur les deux moteurs. Le pilote a décidé de dérouter et de faire un atterrissage de précaution à Kangirsuk (CYAS). L´appareil s´est posé sans problème.

November 29, 2000

Accident at VICTORIAVILLE QC (CSR3) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The Chicoutimi CEGEP BE55 was doing VFR touch-and-goes at Victoriaville. As the aircraft was making a takeoff, the instructor noticed a deer; he pulled on the flight controls, but the aircraft nevertheless struck the animal with its left main landing gear. The crew then received a ""landing gear not up"" warning. The pilot informed Quebec Terminal that he wanted to proceed to Quebec (CYQB) to make a low pass near the control tower for visual confirmation of the damage to his aircraft. The tower observed the damage to the left wheel. Emergency services were put in place, and the aircraft touched down on Rwy 24. At the moment of touching down on the runway, the left wheel and the nose wheel collapsed. The aircraft came to a halt about 500 ft before Twy ALPHA. The pilot and the two passengers were unharmed. The damage to the aircraft was significant. Impact on operations at Quebec: airport traffic was directed to Rwy 30. The operator of Victoriaville Airport reported that a dead deer was found on the runway. Le BE55 du CEGEP de Chicoutimi effectuait des posés-décollés VFR à Victoriaville. Au moment où l´avion effectuait un décollage, l´instructeur a aperçu un chevreuil, il a tiré sur les commandes de vol mais l´avion a quand même heurté l´animal avec son train d´atterrissage principal gauche. Par la suite, l´équipage a reçu une indication de train d´atterrissage non rentré. Le pilote a informé le terminal de Québec qu´il désirait se rendre à Québec (CYQB) pour effectuer une approche à basse altitude près de la tour de contrôle afin d´obtenir une confirmation visuelle des dommages à son appareil. La tour a observé les dommages à la roue de gauche. Les services d´urgence ont été mis en place et l´appareil s´est posé piste 24. Au moment de toucher la piste, la roue de gauche et la roue de nez se sont affaissées. L´aéronef s´est immobilisé environ 500 pieds avant la voie de circulation ALPHA. Le pilote et les deux passagers n´ont pas été blessés. Les dommages à l´appareil sont importants. Impact sur l´exploitation à Québec: le trafic d´aéroport a été dirigé pour la piste 30. L´opérateur de l´aéroport de Victoriaville a rapporté qu´un chevreuil mort avait été trouvé sur la piste.

March 24, 2000

Incident at CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

Autre appareil: FCGP, Bell 206A B06, du CEGEP de Chicoutimi CQFA, vol à vue (VFR) dans le circuit piste 30 à St-Honoré (CYRC). GTYP, un Beech Baron BE55 du CQFA, effectuait une approche NDB piste 12 à St-Honoré. Il a annulé son vol aux instruments (IFR) à 1501Z, a effectué une procédure d'approche manquée et le contr,leur l'a autorisé à demeurer au nord de l'axe de piste à cause de deux appareils dans le circuit piste 30. GTYP ne s'est pas conformé à l'autorisation reçue et s'est rapproché de FCGP qui était en finale piste 30. Le trafic avait été échangé entre les deux appareils. Another aircraft: FCGP, Chicoutimi (CQFA) CEGEP Bell 206A B06, VFR in the Rwy 30 circuit at St-Honoré (CYRC). GTYP, a CQFA Beech Baron BE55, was making a Rwy 12 NDB approach at St-Honoré. It cancelled its IFR flight at 1501Z and performed a missed approach procedure, and the controller cleared it to remain north of the runway centre line because of two aircraft in the Rwy 30 circuit. GTYP did not comply with the clearance received and approached FCGP as it was on final for Rwy 30. The traffic had been exchanged between the two aircraft.

January 8, 2000

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

C-GXOY (BE55), IFR de St-Hubert (CYHU) vers Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB), est revenu se poser à CYHU car une roue du train d'atterrissage refusait de se rétracter. L'appareil a effectué un survol près de la tour pour vérification. C-GXOY s'est posé, sans encombre, sur la piste 24D à CYHU à 1557Z. C-GXOY (BE55), IFR between St-Hubert (CYHU) and Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB), turned back and landed at CYHU because a landing wheel would not retract. The aircraft flew past the tower for confirmation. C-GXOY touched down without incident on Rwy 24R at CYHU at 1557Z.

August 28, 2000

Incident at GAGETOWN

N2849W BE55 dep Fredericton for Liverpool NS at 1425 VFR. FSS advised pilot of CYR724 zone while on rwy,as pilot was unfamiliar with area;acft was advised to stay east of St. John river after dep of zone. Acft dep Fredericton 1428. At this time pilot requested flight following. FSS switched acft to 124.3 then called Moncton Centre advised of acft and intentions. ACC called 1430 advised target in NE quad of restricted area. FSS called range. No firing at this time advised Gagetown Military tower. ACC called back at 1439 advised acft out of range. Nil TSB

August 21, 2000

Accident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

N1704W BE55 landing runway 25 almost immediately after touchdown, began to oscillate forward and backward, from the nose gear to the main gear, and back. This movement worsened quickly to the point that the wheels were losing contact with the pavement. The aircraft was finally stabilized and was taxied to the main apron for inspection. It was discovered that both propellers had struck the pavement causing extensive damage to the propellers and the engines. As well, there were indications of major structural damage. There were no injuries. Weather was VFR, winds were approximately 290 degrees magnetic at 12 knots gusting to 17 knots. TSB Case Closed. Report updated to reflect incident as an accident. Update August 23, 2000 Both props were bent, both wings wrinkled at the root and the nose section was kinked ahead of the windscreen. The pilot did not state any particular reason for the loss of control during the landing. Wind at the time of the accident was 290 degrees at 10 to 20 knots. The pilot and passenger were not injured during the accident sequence. TSB file # A00A0135

January 17, 2000

Incident at Goose Bay NF

CGASA BE55 was on the landing roll-out on Runway 26 at Goose Bay when the pilot noticed what appeared to be a flat tire on the left main Landing Gear. He then stopped the aircraft on the runway and upon visual inspection determined that the landing gear had retracted. Maintenance will be inspecting the aircraft and informing the TSB of their findings. TSB case closed TSB file # A00A0006 Update: Maintenace personnel inspected the aircraft and reported that they determined that the right main landing gear had collapsed due to Down-Lock not being engaged. An examination of Photographs taken by the RCMP at the accident site show that the left main landing gear and nose landing gear in the fully retracted position and that the right main landing gear was practically extended and resting on top of the inner gear door ("D" door). The landing gear extension sequence is as follows: The "D" door opens, the landing gear extends and the "D" door closes. The sequence for retraction is as follows: The "D" doors opens, the gear retracts and the "D" door closes. If the landing gear had collapsed as reported by the pilot the "D" door should have been on the top of the tire not underneath the tire as shown in the photograph.

July 14, 1999

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (ATS operating irregularity)

CDN965 (C-FDCA) AIRBUS A320-211 CANADIAN AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED IFR from Halifax International Airport to Toronto (LBPIA) At approximately 1547Z, N18333 (IFR from Lansing, MI (U.S.A.) to Toronto (LBPIA)) was cleared for the left hand visual approach to runway 24L and instructed not to proceed through the centreline as there was IFR traffic on approach to runway 24R. The pilot was given his distance to the final approach fix and changed to the Tower frequency. On initial contact, the Tower Controller asked if he was turning in for runway 24L. The pilot confirmed he was turning in for the runway. A few moments later, he was asked again and again confirmed he was turning in. At this point, the Tower Controller instructed the aircraft to maintain his heading and altitude and advised N18333 of A320 traffic almost overhead. The Arrival Controller for runway 24R advsed CDN965 of the BE55 traffic as he issued the approach clearance on runway 24R. AS N18333 proceeded through the runway 24L approach, the runway 24R Arrival Controller advised CDN965 of the traffic and instructed CDN965 to climb to 4,000 feet. The flight crew of CDN965 stated that they had the aircraft in sight and would avoid the traffic. The Arrival Controller strongly suggested that CDN965 climb and advised that any turns required were approved. CDN965 continued the approach, confirming a number of times that the traffic was in sight. CDN965 passed over N18333 by approximately 600 feet. N18333 was vectored for an approach on runway 24R, landing without further incident at approximately 1559Z. The pilot of the aircraft called the Terminal Supervisor, apologized and explained that he thought he had the airport and runway in sight but realized in the midst of the occurrence that he was looking at a highway. Ops. impact -- unknown. S.O.B.: - N18333: unknown - CDN965: 125 -- seven (7) crew; 118 passengers. O.P.I.: PAS

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