May 13, 2010

Accident at PIKWITONEI MB (CZMN)

At approximately 1425z (0925 CDT), the pilot of a Venture Air Beech 55, registration C-FBJA, flying on a company note to Thompson, called Winnipeg Flight Information Centre (FIC) by cell phone to report that he had lost radio and transponder communications. The aircraft was inbound to the Thompson airport with an estimated time of arrival of 9 minutes but by 1615z (1115 CDT) had not arrived. Search and Rescue reported receiving a hit on a 911 cell phone call and dispatched a helicopter to the lat and long co-ordinates. The aircraft was subsequently found near the Pikwitonei airstrip and the pilot, who was the sole occupant, was picked up and transported to hospital as a precaution; he reportedly had no injuries but the aircraft has substantial damage. TSB Winnipeg is sending 3 investigators to the site to examine the aircraft; class of investigation is being assessed.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Central Flyway Air / Venture Air Beech BE95-55 Baron was en route from Thicket Portage, MB, to Thompson, when the aircraft experienced electrical problems. The pilot diverted the flight to Pikwitonei, MB and while maneuvering east of the Pikwitonei airport, the aircraft crashed in a wooded area. The pilot sustained minor injuries and was evacuated from the site. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces. TSB investigators deployed to the site. System Safety will appoint a Minster's Observer.

October 22, 2009

Incident at Kelowna

The privately-registered Raven Machinery Ltd. Beech BE95 was given taxi clearance to taxi northbound on the taxiway at Kelowna. RED1 was then authorized to proceed south on the same taxiway. RED1 moved off the taxiway to avoid the taxiing aircraft. Traffic was not passed.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A09P0356 - The privately-registered Raven Machinery Ltd. Beech D95A aircraft was cleared to taxi northbound on Taxiway D for departure off Runway 16. An airport vehicle, RED1, was then authorized to proceed south on Taxiway D. Traffic was not passed. RED1 proceeded off Taxiway D in order to avoid the Beech D95A.

August 27, 2009

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

Selair Pilot?s Association Beech BE95 VFR, Castlegar to Castlegar. Pilot was performing simulated engine failures overhead the Castlegar Airport. On the second simulation pilot was enroute to the west practice area and was unable to restart the right engine. Aircraft landed with no further incident
UPDATE/ Add info from TSB: A09P0282: The Selair Beech E95 aircraft, C-FXFG, took off from Castlegar for a training flight. The instructor was demonstrating the procedures for simulating engine failures to two new instructors. After shutting down the right engine (Lycoming IO-360) while overhead the airport, and attempting a restart, the instructor was unable to unfeather the right propeller. He returned to Castlegar where the aircraft landed with the right engine inoperative. No faults were found with the right engine and the aircraft has been returned to service.

May 14, 2008

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The pilot of the Selair Pilots Association Beech BE95, VFR Abbotsford (CYXX) to CYXX, reported having problems with the pitch of one of the propellers. The engine was still responding. The aircraft landed safely.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0129: The Selair Pilot's Association Beech E95 aircraft was conducting IFR training at Abbotsford. After a simulated instrument approach to Runway 07, the aircraft commenced a missed approach. When the student adjusted the propellor pitch for climb power, the right propellor could not be reduced below the maximum of 2700 RPM. Abbotsford Tower was advised and notified of the crew's intention to return to Abbotsford, where the aircraft landed without further event. Maintenance found the right engine propellor pitch control cable was broken. The cable was repaired and after a successful engine run, the aircraft was returned to service.

May 24, 2007

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The BE95 aircraft was on an IFR training flight training enroute at 060 from CYXX to CYCD for a hold at YCD. The controller descended the aircraft to 040 for the hold in an area where 050 was required.
UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: No further action is required as the Operational Safety Investigation is being monitored by Ottawa.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A07P0159: The Selair Pilot's Association Beech E95 aircraft was on an IFR training flight from Abbotsford to Nanaimo with a hold at Nanaimo. An operating irregularity occurred when the controller descended the aircraft to 4,000 feet for the hold in an area where 5,000 feet was required.

May 21, 2007

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: Nav Canada will be conducting an Operational Safety Investigation (OSI). No further action required. The OSI will be monitored by the Office of Primary Interest (OPI) in Ottawa.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A07P0152: The Selair Beech D95A aircraft took off from Abbotsford for an IFR training flight. The crew flight planned to Victoria for an IFR approach, followed by a missed approach and return to Abbotsford. The Sunwest Cessna 550 Citation II aircraft, operating as CNK538, was departing Victoria for Calgary. An operating irregularity occurred when the Victoria tower controller released CNK538 without the appropriate separation as the Selair Beech was executing the planned missed approach.
Sunwest Aviation Flight CNK538, a Cessna C550 IFR Victoria (CYYJ) to Calgary (CYYC), departed Victoria without appropriate separation after the Selair Pilots Association Beech BE95, IFR Abbotsford (CYXX)-Shoot approach at CYYJ and MAP back to CYXX, executed a planned MAP at Victoria.

April 8, 2004

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ) (Electrical problem, Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Conflict - IFR & VFR, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The 678086 Ontario Ltd. aircraft (BE95) (operating as registered C-FPOZ) was a VFR flight that departed CYXU (London) for CYTZ (Toronto City Centre). The Voyageur Airways Ltd. aircraft (BE10)(operating as VAL800) was an IFR flight that departed CYYB (North Bay) for CYTZ. C-FPOZ reportedly lost electrical, entered the control zone, flew a left base for runway 08, went through the final approach in front of VAL800 (on final for runway 08) and proceeded into a right turn, following VAL800 for a landing runway 08 with a ""green light"".

January 27, 2004

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK) (ATS operating irregularity)

The Perimeter Aviation Ltd. aircraft (BE95)(operating as PAG80) was an IFR flight that departed the Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG) for the Kenora Airport (CYQK). PAG80, at 5000 ft, having been turned over to the CYQK FSS frequency, was observed on radar to be in descent. The ACC controller asked CYQK FSS to confirm the altitude of PAG80. When asked, the pilot responded climbing to 5000. PAG80 had commenced descent without clearance. NAV CANADA has classified this event as an operating irregularity.

June 21, 2003

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Update from the TSB: The BE95, C-GSAK was on an IFR training flight, climbing to 3000 feet on a published missed approach from Nanaimo airport. C-FXFG, also a BE95, was level at 4000 feet, IFR enroute northbound to Nanaimo. C-GSAK contacted Victoria Terminal out of 2200 feet. The aircraft was radar identified and C-GSAK's altitude clearance of 3000 feet was confirmed by Terminal and reaffirmed by the pilot. The Terminal controller subsequently observed GSAK on radar climbing through 3200 feet, instructed GSAK to descend to 3000 feet and also instructed FXFG to turn to a heading of 350° to avoid the other aircraft. GSAK reached an altitude of 3500 feet before descending to 3000 feet. The instructor pilot on GSAK, was busy trying to get visual contact of the conflicting traffic and did not notice that the student pilot had climbed above the clearance altitude until the controller instructed them to descend to 3000 feet. An operating irregularity occured because less than minimum separation existed between the two aircraft. The aircraft closed to within 500 feet vertically and 2NM laterally while required separation was 1000 feet and 3NM.
C-GSAK, a Beech King Air (BE95), was IFR on a published missed approach from Nanaimo (CYCD), climbing to 3000'. C-FXFG, another BE95, was IFR enroute; level at 4000' northbound to CYCD. GSAK contacted Victoria Terminal out of 2200'. The aircraft was radar identified and GSAK's altitude clearance of 3000' was confirmed by the Terminal controller and reaffirmed by the pilot. The Terminal Controller subsequently observed GSAK climbing through 3200' on radar, instructed it to descend to 3000' and also instructed FXFG to turn to heading 350 to avoid GSAK. Traffic was passed to both. FXFG advised traffic in sight. GSAK reached 3500' before descending to 3000'. An operating irregularity occurred because less than minimum separation existed between the two aircraft. They closed to within 500' vertically and 2nm laterally.

October 13, 2003

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Supplemental information from system Safety [2003/12/16]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector spoke with the PRM and was informed that no fault could be found with either the aircraft's electrical system or the aircraft's landing gear system.
The 678086 Ontario Ltd. aircraft (BE95) (operating as registered C-FPOZ) was a VFR local flight that departed the Toronto (City Centre) Airport (CYTZ). C-FPOZ departed at 1702Z. Approximately 3NM west of CYTZ, C-FPOZ reported electrical problems and stuck landing gear. ARFF was alerted. C-FPOZ did one pass over the runway and the gear was observed to be half extended, the pilot was so advised. Shortly thereafter, radio communications with C-FPOZ were lost, and there was no visible response to blind transmissions. C-FPOZ landed on runway 26 at 1714Z without further incident. There was minimal impact on other traffic.

September 19, 2003

Incident at RED LAKE ON (CYRL) (ATS operating irregularity)

The Perimeter Airlines Ltd. aircraft (BE95) (operating as PAG909) was an IFR flight that departed the Red Lake Airport (CYRL) for the Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG). The Bearskin Lake Air Service Ltd. aircraft (BE99)(operating as BLS362) was an IFR flight that departed CYRL for the Sioux Lookout Airport (CYXL). An Operating Irregularity occurred involving PAG909 and BLS362. After PAG909 departed CYRL, cleared to maintain 6000 feet, BLS362 was cleared to CYRL via R6 / to maintain 9000 feet / depart runway 08 / proceed on course / not above 5000 feet until 10 miles southeast of CYRL. Prior to issung the clearance for BLS362, PAG909, when asked, stated his position as on course, 10 miles southwest of CYRL, leaving 3600 feet. The controller thought PAG909 has said he was leaving 5600 feet.

August 10, 2003

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

The 1074040 Ontario, Inc. (Eagle Flight Centre) aircraft (BE95)(operating as registered C-FUNS) was a VFR flight that departed the Geraldton Airport (CYGQ) for the Sudbury Airport (CYSB). At 1452Z, C-FUNS called the control tower on a cellular phone, reporting that he was circling overhead with a total electrical failure. The pilot hand-cranked the landing gear down, indicating no requirement for ARFF. At 1500Z, C-FUNS did a fly-by of the tower and, with the gear appearing normal, was given a landing clearance by phone. At 1509Z C-FUNS landed on runway 04 without further incident.

July 3, 2003

Accident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

The AME that looks after the aircraft was sitting in the back seat at the time. He said the gear was green at landing and for reasons unknown the gear went up. He will be checking into it and advising the TSB of Canada and Transport Canada over the next week or two.
Update provided by the TSB of Canada Daily Notification Log 30-Jul-2003: A03O0184: The Beech Baron 95-A55 aircraft, registration C-FDJP, was landing on runway 22 at Oshawa after a flight from Peterborough. As the nose was lowered and the brakes applied on the landing roll, the landing gear retracted. The flaps, propellers, and some landing gear components were damaged.
The 1419937 Ontario Inc. aircraft (BE95)(operating as registered C-FDJP) was a VFR flight that departed (not reported) for the Oshawa Airport (CYOO). C-FDJP landed runway 22 and, on roll-out, the nose and main gear collapsed.

April 21, 2003

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD)

The Perimeter Aviation Ltd. aircraft (BE95) (operating as PAG80) was an IFR flight that departed the Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD) for the Red Lake Airport (CYRL). PAG80 was cleared to 4000 feet (ft). PAG80 was observed climbing to 4500 ft and when questioned, acknowledged the error and descended to 4000 ft. No other aircraft were in the vicinity.

April 17, 2003

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD)

The Perimeter Aviation Ltd. aircraft (BE95) (operating as PAG80) was an IFR flight that departed the Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD) for the Red Lake Airport (CYRL). Shortly after take-off from runway 11, PAG80 reported an engine failure and requested to return to CYHD. PAG80 landed without further incident at 1343Z. No other aircraft were inconvenienced.
Update provided by TSB of Canada Daily Notification Log 23-Apr-2003:A03C0090: The Beech Travelair, C-FKMZ operated by Perimeter Airlines as flight PAG80, had just departed from Dryden when the pilot observed the left engine (Lycoming IO-360) manifold pressure and RPM decreasing. The pilot shut down the engine and feathered the propeller, and returned to Dryden without further incident. Information provided indicated that the pilot had inadvertently selected the left alternate air source closed. Company maintenance found the left engine air filter was blocked by ice. The air filter was cleaned, the alternate air source was reselected open, and the aircraft was returned to service.

May 6, 1999

Incident at RED LAKE ON (CYRL)

The aircraft departed runway 08 at Red Lake for circuits at 1324Z. Two (2) minutes after take-off, the pilot reported that the engine had failed and announced his intention to land on runway 26. The aircraft completed a safe forced landing on runway 26 at 1328Z. One (1) S.O.B. Ops. impact -- PAG80, a BE95 in-bound from Dryden, extended his downwind to accommodate the situation and delayed his arrival by a couple of minutes. Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A99C0092): The pilot of the Cessna 150L, C-FJZE, departed on runway 08 at Red Lake, Ontario, on a local flight. As the pilot was turning downwind and setting cruise power, the engine RPM dropped. The pilot attempted to add power, but was unsuccessful, and engine RPM remained at about 1,500. The pilot declared an emergency, returned to the airport and landed on runway 27 without reported damage to the aircraft or injury to the pilot. Examination revealed that the throttle control arm and the related cotter pin had not been securely attached to the carburettor shaft. The carburettor had recently been re-installed after removal for repair. One (1) S.O.B. O.P.I.: PAB

March 27, 1999

Incident at Mocton NB

CGHFU BE95 15 miles southwest of Moncton advised of one engine shutdown. Flight declared an emergency and landed at Moncton without further incident. Nil TSB Update: Maintenance inspection revealed low cylinder head pressure on three cylinders. These units are being replaced. TSB file A99A0043.

May 16, 1998

Incident at Campbell River, B.C.

The BE95 reported engine failure enroute Bellingham, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska. The pilot declared an emergency with Comox, TCU. Aircraft landed safely on one engine at Campbell River @ 1700Z.

December 18, 1996

Incident at Red Lake, Ontario (Other operational incident, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction, ATS operating irregularity)

BLS317 (Bearskin BE99), Sioux Lookout to Red Lake. PAG80 (BE95), Dryden to Red Lake. BLS317 was number one to approach, was issued the approach and turned over to FSS (Thunder Bay). PAG80, number two, was issued a holding clearance and turned over to FSS. At 1435Z, the FSS reported that BLS317 was down and PAG80 was on the approach. When question, the pilot of PAG80 believed he had received an approach clearance from FSS. FSS did not issue one. TSB were advised. Ops. impact -- unknown.

December 13, 1996

Incident at Red Lake, Ontario (ATS operating irregularity)

C-GTWW was unable to adhere to a crossing restriction and separation may have been lost with C-FVJC (BE95) and Perimeter Airways 620 (BE80). Ops. Impact -- unknown.

August 14, 1996

Incident at St. Andrews, Manitoba

The pilot of C-GQPR, a PA28 (Winnipeg Aviation Co.) taxied into position on the active runway after having been told to wait due to traffic on final. PAG01T, Perimeter Aviation Ltd., a BE95, was on final and had been cleared touch and go, initiated an overshoot.

October 20, 1995

Incident at Dryden, Ontario

An operating irregularity occurred between Beech D95A, IFR from Steinbach to Dryden cleared to descend to 5000 feet and SW4 Swearingen SA226-TC, IFR from Dryden to Muskegsagagen Lake cleared off Dryden to 4000 feet. BE95 descended to below 5000 at 1543Z to 4100 feet without an ATC clearance when 20 miles west of the Dryden Airport. SW4 departed Dryden runway 29 at 1543. BE95 cancelled IFR at 1544.

June 29, 1995

Incident at RED LAKE ON (CYRL) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry)

Sabourin Airways, BE99 was IFR to Red Lake from Deer Lake RR10 7000 ft. PAG616, BE95 was inbound Red Lake from Winnipeg R6 at 5000 ft. The pilot of PAG616 descended from 5000 ft. to 3000 ft. without an ATC clearance when approx 25 miles from Red Lake. ATC instructed the pilot of PAG616 to climb to 5000 ft. and not to cross the Red Lake 15 DME ARC until level at 5000 ft. A preliminary investigation is in progress.

November 26, 1994

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

The pilot and one passenger departed Thunder Bay on a local flight to the Northwest. The pilot reported a gear malfunction and returned to Thunder Bay when an uneventful landing was accomplished. CFR stoodby.Air1: N5679DAir2: BE95 - TravelairAir3: Occurrence: Aircraft IncidentClass: FZCategory: 213

May 14, 1993

Incident at NORTH BAY

BE95 LES GASPIONS G. ROCH INC. C-GASA - PILOT REPORTED SMOKE IN COCKPIT. A/C RETURNED TO NORTH BAY. LANDED SAFELY AT 2155Z. CFR. TIME - 2147Z. ACTION - PAX PAH TSB

September 27, 1993

Incident at ST ANDREWS

BE95 TRAVELAIR C-FCNU - ON FINAL, PILOT REPORTED SLIGHT EMERGENCY. CABIN DOOR WAS OPEN. A/C LANDED SAFELY RWY 18L, NO A/C DELAYED. TIME = 1300Z.

May 11, 1993

Incident at WINNIPEG

BE95 TRAVELAIR C-GQQC - A/C WAS TEST FLOWN FOR #1 ENGINE & WAS ONCE AGAIN SHUT DOWN DUE TO LOSS OF POWER. LANDED SAFELY 0025Z. TIME - OO18Z. ACTION - NIL

May 10, 1993

Incident at WINNIPEG

BE95 TRAVELAIR C-GQQC - INSRUCTOR PILOT DEMONSTRATING SINGLE ENGINE PERFORMANCE. ENGINE WOULD NOT HOLD POWER IN RESTART SEQUENCE. SHUT DOWN ENGINE. LANDED SAFELY RWY 31 AT 1821Z. TIME - 1819Z. ACTION - NIL