March 8, 2004

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

Follow-up information from Jazz Air Inc. [2004/03/10]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector from Maintenance & Manufacturing spoke with the company's Maintenance Quality & Engineering department to obtain additional information on this bird strike. The CASI was informed that the flight crew had noted in the aircraft's journey logbook that just after liftoff, they hit a bird on the upper part of the First Officer's window. The airspeed was about 130 knots and occurred at an altitude of 50' off the runway. The Maintenance staff carried out a bird strike inspection in accordance with AMM 5-50-21 (especially around L/H & R/H cockpit windows). No damage found. Aircraft checked serviceable.
The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Inc. British Aerospace BAE-146 aircraft (C-FBAO, operating as JZA8744) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Montréal (PET) International Airport (CYUL). On departure from runway 07, the flight crew advised of a bird strike. The runway was closed for an inspection but nothing was found. Ops. impact -- unknown.

September 16, 2003

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Weather - visibility, Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation)

The Air Canada Regional (Jazz) Bae146 aircraft, C-FBAO, operating as flight JZA8228, arriving in Vancouver from Prince George, was cleared for a visual approach to runway 26L. At the same time Air Canada ACA007, an Airbus A340, C-GDVZ was on final for runway 26R. A loss of separation occurred when the weather went below visual limits.

September 11, 2003

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY) (ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE TSB reported that the Air Canada Jazz British Aerospace 146-200, C-FBAO, was operating from Whitehorse, YT to Vancouver, BC as flight JZA 8501. The initial IFR clearance given to JZA 8501 by the Whitehorse Tower Controller included the cruising altitude of FL 250. The flight crew read back FL 270 and this error was not detected by the Tower Controller. JZA 8501 called the en route sector during climb out indicating that they were climbing to FL 270. The incorrect altitude was not detected by the Controller at that time, nor when JZ A8501 reported level at FL 270. When JZA 8501 contacted Vancouver Centre, the incorrect altitude was detected by the Controller. There were no losses of separation; however, safety was not assured.
UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that Nav Canada will hold an Operational Safety Investigation concerning this occurrence.
The crew of JZA 8501, a BAe 146, received an IFR clearance from Whitehorse to Vancouver at FL 250. The pilot read back FL 270, which was missed by the Tower Controller. After departure, the crew contacted Edmonton ACC and reported climbing to FL 270, which was also missed by the En Route Controller. When the flight crew reported level at FL 270, the Controller did not notice the error. When the flight subsequently entered Vancouver ACC airspace, the error was identified as the data exchange between Centres was FL 250.

April 29, 2000

Incident at National Capital Region (NCR)

Air Canada flight ACA817 was enroute from Winnipeg, MB to Denver, CO. At approximately 130 NM North of Denver 3 engines spooled down. Aircraft intended to make an emergency landing at Cheyenne, Wyoming but at 14, 000 feet the pilot restarted the engines and continued on to Denver without further incident. An investigation is being conducted by the NTSB at Austin, TX. Update from TSB: May 3, 2000 TSB occurrence number A00F0021 ON SATURDAY 29 APRIL 2000, THE AIR BC BAE-146 (ABL817 - C-FBAO) DEPARTED WINNIPEG FOR DENVER WITH 5 CREW AND 15 PASSENGERS ONBOARD. AT 1740 PDT AND ABOUT 130 NM NORTH OF DENVER WHILE THE AIRCRAFT WAS CRUISING AT FL290, THE #1 ENGINE ROLLED BACK AND THE PILOTS BEGAN A DESCENT. ON PASSING FL260, ENGINES #2 AND #4 ALSO ROLLED BACK, AND THE PILOTS DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND PREPARED TO DIVERT TO CHEYENNE. HOWEVER, AT ABOUT 10,000 FEET, THE ENGINES RECOVERED POWER AND THE PILOTS CONTINUED TO DENVER AND LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. SIMILAR INCIDENTS HAVE OCCURRED IN THE PAST, AND THE ENGINES ARE SUBJECT TO AD 99-15-06, HOWEVER, TC HAD ISSUED AIR BC A WAIVER/EXEMPTION FROM COMPLIANCE WITH THIS AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE. THE US NTSB IS CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THIS INCIDENT AND THE INVESTIGATOR-IN-CHARGE IS ARNOLD SCOTT. TC SYSTEM SAFETY WAS INFORMED. CANADIAN TSB HAS ACCREDITED REPRESENTATIVE STATUS UNDER ICAO ANNEX 13, AND THE TSB TECHNICAL INVESTIGATOR IS TRAVIS SHELONGOSKY FROM THE PACIFIC REGIONAL OFFICE.

August 3, 1993

Incident at TERRACE

BA146 C-FBAO - ON ARRIVAL FROM PRINCE RUPERT, PILOT REPORTED A PROBLEM WITH THE NOSE GEAR INDICATION. FSS OBSERVED THAT THE NOSE WAS NOT EXTENDED. AT 1638Z THE FLIGHT WAS CLEARED TO VANCOUVER. A/C LANDED SAFELY IN VANCOUVER AFTER MANUALLY LOWERING THE GEAR. TIME - 1638Z. ACTION - TAH.