November 3, 2019

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GHTO) on a flight from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) to Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM) turned final for the wrong runway. The aircraft landed on the correct runway with no impact to operations.

August 9, 2018

Incident at 23NM SHERBROOKE QC VOR/DME (YSC)

At 1953Z, a Dassault Falcon 2000EX (C-GOHB) operated by Aviation Starlink, Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON, to Abu Dhabi (OMAA), United Arab Emirates, reported, at FL322, that it had received a traffic alert and collision-avoidance system (TCAS RA) resolution advisory due to a Boeing 777 Series 300 operated by Etihad Airways P.J.S.C. (ETD140), from Port Hawkesbury (CYPD), NS, to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC, which was at FL310. No impact on operations.

November 9, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GEHS/SPR810+) MEDEVAC from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) departed CYHZ and at 2026Z requested clearance back to the airport. The pilot did not declare an emergency and no assistance was required.

April 3, 2018

Incident at 15NM PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

A Truro Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GFRU) from Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) to Debert, NS (CCQ3) reported a voltage light indicator, landed briefly in Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) then continued to destination CCQ3.

June 15, 2017

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A Highlands Flying Club Cessna 172K (C-FYKY) on a flight from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) to Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) was inbound from CYPD and was given airport advisory and a preferred Runway of 36. The aircraft advised it would use Runway 36 to land. The pilot reported on left base for Runway 36, but on radar appeared East of the runway. The pilot was given a point out " Runway 36 is off your ten o'clock". Pilot responded "I confirm, Runway 36 is at our ten o'clock". The pilot, turned back towards the airport and was observed to be lined up final for what was likely the abandoned Runway 14/32. The flight was advised to pull up and go around and joined a left downwind Runway 36. The aircraft landed at CYQY at 1447Z on second attempt with no impact to operations.

June 12, 2015

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A Highlands Flying Club Cessna 172K (C-FYKY) on a local flight from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) did not establish communications with Flight Service Station (FSS) prior to entering control zone. Transponder was turned off. The pilot was asked to recycle transponder. VFR target was then observed and identified 3 nm east of Sydney, NS (CYQY). No prior communications were made with the aircraft until this point. No impact on operations, but did have a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-100 (JZA8805) depart Runway 25, westbound, approximately 20 minutes prior.

March 13, 2014

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A14A0019: The Provincial Aerospace Beechcraft B200 Super Kingair (C-GEHS), operating as flight SPR810 was on final approach to Halifax airport when the crew received a #1 engine fire warning indication. The crew shut down the engine and after selecting the fuel lever to off the fire warning ceased. SPR810 landed uneventfully. The aircraft stopped on the runway so that the engine could be thermally scanned for indication of fire. No indication was noted and the aircraft departed the runway. Company maintenance found a broken wire and a defective sensor in the fire detection system.
At 0357Z, when 3 miles final for runway 14, a PAL Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GEHS/ SPR810) from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) advised tower that 1 engine was shut down and had a fire indication. No emergency declared. Crash alarm was activated and Emergency Response Services (ERS) responded. The aircraft landed at 0401Z. No further incident, no impact.

June 5, 2013

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNGN) on a VFR plan from Moncton (CYQM) to Charolottetown (CYYG), Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) and Sydney (CYQY) advised FSS that the aircraft would require a full stop at CYYG due to a faulty gauge indication. No assistance was required. The aircraft arrived in CYYG at 0317Z. The pilot advised of a faulty fuel indicator. The aircraft refuelled at CYYG, filed a new flight plan with Halifax FIC and departed CYYG enroute to CYQM at 0436Z. AOR filed.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The pilot was on a flight to Sydney, and felt that his fuel burn was higher than it should have been, therefore he elected to land in Charlottetown as a precaution. After checking the aircraft for fuel leaks, he proceeded to check the fuel gauge reading against his dip and found them to match at ¾ tanks. This was thirdly confirmed when he topped up his tank prior to returning to Moncton (approx 5 gallon). The pilot felt that there was no defect on the aircraft. Upon arrival into Moncton the dispatch told him as a precaution to snag the aircraft at which time the pilot did. The maintenance technician that worked on the aircraft indicated that when he looked at the aircraft in the morning, and with the master turned off the fuel gauge was still reading ¼ tank which would indicate the possibility of a sticky gauge. The gauge was replaced and a fuel calibration carried out as per Diamond maintenance manual. The system could not be faulted.

July 9, 2011

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

N69DN, Piper PA46 350P, enroute from Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) to Portland (KPWM), diverted to Halifax (CYHZ) due to high oil pressure. An emergency was declared with the Moncton Area Control Centre (ACC). Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) was on standby. The aircraft landed safely 21:43Z. C- FPLZ, an arrival, was delayed 15 minutes. WJA687 and ACA104 departures were delayed 10 minutes each.
UPDATE TSB: A11A0032: The Piper Meridian PA-46-350P, (registration N69ND) was in cruise and diverted to CYHZ due high oil temperature indication. An emergency was declared with Moncton ACC and ARFF was on standby. The aircraft landed safely 2143Z. Maintenance determined the normally open oil cooler door had failed closed. The door was repaired and aircraft returned to service.

October 19, 2010

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

C-FYKY, Cessna 172K experienced a radio failure while inbound to Sydney (CYQY) from Port Hawkesbury (CYPD). C-FYKY was shown as a VFR target on NARDS and was passed as traffic to a departing Jazz flight. C-FYKY crossed midfield joined left downwind and landed on Runway 25. C-FYKY subsequently departed after solving the radio issue and monitored FISE frequency rather than Mandatory Frequency (MF) while in and out of the Sydney MF area. C-FYKY was passed as traffic to two Jazz flights arriving and departing Sydney.

May 14, 2006

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

C-GUZC, Cessna 172N, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to Port Hawksbury (CYPD), was overdue for the VFR flight. A Comm Search was initiated and INREQ sent. The pilot called a few minutes after and closed the flight plan on the ground at Port Hawkesbury. Nil TSB.

June 20, 2005

Incident at 70NM North of CYYR (Conflict - potential, Conflict - IFR & VFR, ATM - other)

SPR410 DH82 enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Voisey's Bay (CVB2) and LAL 200 DHC6 enroute from Nain (CYPD) to Goose Bay (CYYR), Report filed on behalf of YYR RATCON, Aircraft routing: CYYR direct to CVB2 (Voisey's Bay) at 15000 feet. The pilot reported a TCAS Alert and deviated to the right and then continued on to destination. The only known traffic was a LAL200 operating VFR from CYDP to CYYR at 8500 feet. The LAL200 had its transponder set to 1200 and was mode C equipped but the Mode C was unserviceable. Nil TSB

November 7, 2004

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

The Port Hawkesbury Airport operator advised the Halifax FIC that the pilot of C-GRVK inadvertently activated the ELT for a few minutes at approximately 1815 Z. RCC advised. Nil TSB

September 27, 2004

Accident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

C-GNWT PA28 landing Cape Argos grass strip ran off the end of the grass strip due to unusual wind conditions while landing. He reported nose wheel had collapsed and left wing damaged due to contact with a tree. Pilot advised that he was unaware of any other damage. Pilot and passenger were not injured. TSB Case Closed with more to follow.

August 3, 2004

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

C-GLFA a C188 on a VFR flight plan originally from Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) to Charlottetown (CYYG) changed destination to Summerside (CYSU) with Halifax (YHZ) FIC on 126.7. A VFR target was observed on NARDS operating south of YYG by about 8 miles. An aircraft (a white Cessna type) then was seen visually entering the YYG MF area from the south on a northwest heading and came within 3 NM of the airport with no contact on the MF frequency. The aircraft was located on frequency 126.7 Pilot advised that 118.0 is MF for Charlottetown FSS. Nil TSB

April 30, 2001

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

C-GEKL C172 reported lost to Port Hawkesbury Flight Operations . Vectors were provided and aircraft landed safely in Port Hawkesbury at 0251Z. NIL TSB
Update October 16, 2001. General Aviation. CADORS Narrative Update: The PIC was a licensed pilot and no further follow up action was required by MART.

June 22, 1994

Incident at Camp Gagetown

At 2040Z, a target was observed exiting CYR724 midway between Gagetown and Fredericton. Target was tracked and correlated to Cape Breton island area. Aircraft was subsequently identified by having the flight squawk ident through Sydney FSS. Aircraft was C-FWOK C182, CYSC-CYPD, est CYPD at 2225Z, 5000 feet VFR. Pilot was told to call ACC. When he did he was advised of the incursion. Pilot confirmed he did make the incursion but it was too late when he realized. Pilot called at 2208Z. TSB advised.