June 3, 2016

Incident at 10NM NE HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

West Satellite was providing service to a Toronto Airways Piper PA-44-180 (C-FISY) from Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) to London, ON (CYXU) who reported a possible a gear problem. A Toronto Airways Piper PA-44-180 (C-FCFL) from Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) to Windsor, ON (CYQG) was in close proximity and visually inspected C-FISY. C-FISY reported that they issue was resolved and continued to CYXU.

October 11, 2014

Incident at 6 NM NW QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

After receiving and reading back an authorization to descend to 5 000 ft, a Toronto Airways Piper PA-44-180 (C-FCFL), from Buttonville, ON (CYKZ), to Québec, QC (CYQB), was seen on radar at 4 600 ft and descending. When questioned, the pilot mentioned thinking that he had been authorized 4 000 ft. No impact on operations.

June 6, 2013

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

A Toronto Airways Piper PA-44-180 (C-FCFL) on a local flight from Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) on short final advised that they were not configured properly and pulled up and joined circuit for routine landing.

January 29, 2013

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Weather - visibility)

NAV CANADA staff at Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ) control tower reported that two (2) Toronto Airways Limited aircraft (Piper PA-44-180 aircraft (C-FCFL) and Cessna 172M (C-GFGQ)) taxied with clearance from APRON1 to APRON5 across the runways when the visibility was ¼SM. Ops. impact -- none.

November 9, 2012

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44-180 aircraft (C-FCFL) was concluding a local IFR flight from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). NAV CANADA staff at Buttonville Tower advised that the flight crew reported a landing gear indication issue and flew their aircraft in an overshoot of its approach to runway 33. The aircraft subsequently returned and landed without further incident. Ops. impact -- unknown.

September 11, 2012

Incident at PETERBOROUGH ON (CYPQ)

The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44-180 aircraft (C-FCFL) was on a local VFR flight from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). The aircraft was on a dual instruction night training flight to Peterborough Municipal Airport (CYPQ). The C.F.I. reported that while practising visual approaches, the instructor allowed the aircraft to descend below the VASIS and the right wing clipped a tree, damaging the wing tip fairing. The instructor carried out a missed approach and completed a circuit to land. The aircraft's right wing tip came off sometime during the circuit. No other damage to the aircraft was reported. More information to follow.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A12O0151]: The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44-180 aircraft (C-FCFL) was on approach into Peterborough Municipal Airport (CYPQ) as part of a night cross-country training flight with an instructor and two (2) students on board. During final approach, the right wingtip struck a tree and the instructor initiated a go-around. The aircraft landed shortly after missing the fibreglass wingtip and with minor damage to the outboard portion of the right aileron. The three (3) occupants were uninjured.

June 21, 2012

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44-180 aircraft (C-FCFL) was on a local IFR flight from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto Tower reported that the aircraft experienced a flat tire on landing on runway 21. Ops. impact -- one (1) aircraft was delayed as the operations switched to runway 33.

November 29, 2010

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44-180 aircraft (C-FCFL) was concluding a local VFR flight in the vicinity of Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). The flight crew reported having to manually extend the landing gear. The aircraft conducted a "low and over" in order to have Buttonville Tower staff observe the status of the gear. The aircraft landed without incident. Ops. impact - unknown.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from General Aviation [2010/12/08]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI was advised that this was a dual instruction training flight of a commercial student pilot. After a maintenance inspection, it was determined that the Hydraulic Pump had failed. The pump was replaced and the aircraft was released as serviceable.

September 12, 2009

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44-180 aircraft (C-FCFL) was on a local VFR flight from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). NAV CANADA staff reported that the pilot taxied the aircraft across runway 03 without authorization. Ops. impact -- unknown.

May 13, 2009

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44-180 Seneca aircraft (C-FCFL) was on a local VFR flight from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). NAV CANADA staff reported that the aircraft departed and later returned NORDO. Ops. impact -- none.

May 1, 2006

Accident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A06O0103): The rental pilot of C-FCFL, a Piper PA-44-180 aircraft, was flying circuits at Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). While downwind, the landing gear was selected down and flaps were selected to 10 degrees. At approximately that time, the aircraft experienced a complete electrical failure. While the aircraft was on final, the tower controller, who was unable to communicate with the pilot, gave the aircraft a green light signal to land. When the aircraft was on short final, the tower controller noted that the landing gear did not appear to be fully extended and gave a red (do not land) signal. The aircraft landed and the gear collapsed on the runway. The aircraft slid to stop and the pilot exited the aircraft. There were no injuries.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2006/08/29]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with staff at Toronto Airways AMO about this occurrence. The CASI was advised that the aircraft landing gear system was inspected/tested with no faults found. The electrical system was inspected and tested with no faults evident. The master relay was replaced with a new one. The removed master relay was disassembled and no internal faults were detected (there was no evidence of arcing). Repairs to the structure were completed, landing gear tests were carried out and the electrical system tests revealed no "mechanical" faults. The Chief Pilot provided an incident report from the rental pilot (who was pilot-in-command at time of accident) in addition to an eye witness report of the aircraft approaching the runway with the landing gear retracted.
UPDATE Supplemental information from NAV CANADA A.O.R. #67123-V1: C-FCFL, a Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44 aircraft, was being flown in VFR circuits at Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ) when it had an apparent electrical failure on the downwind leg. The pilot was given a green light and a blind transmission to land runway 15. The tower controller then noticed that the landing gear was only partially extended, so gave a red light, but C-FCFL continued and landed on runway 15, with a subsequent landing gear collapse. Runway 15 was closed until further advised. No injuries, no ELT. T.S.B. is investigating.

July 28, 2004

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

C-FCFL a Piper PA 44 reported a gear problem indication and did a fly-by of the tower. The gear looked normal, C-FCFL landed without incident.

April 20, 2004

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

Follow-up information from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2004/04/22]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with the company and was advised that a loose oil cooler line on the left engine caused the oil leak. The line was tightened and oil topped up. A ground run indicated no additional leak. There was an inspection conducted immediately prior to the incident (4855.7 TTAF). A company AME indicated that the ¿Event 2¿ inspection had no tasks that would have affected the oil cooler. There was no other maintenance that might have affected the cooler or its lines recorded in the logbook. The reason for the loose oil line is unknown.
The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44 aircraft (C-FCFL) was on an IFR flight from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ) to North Bay Airport (CYYB). When the aircraft was about 15 miles north-northwest of Buttonville, the pilot reported an oil leak and a pressure problem with the port engine. The pilot indicated that the aircraft would be returning to Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport and landed shortly thereafter, straight in on runway 15. Ops. impact -- minor delays to the circuit traffic on runway 33.

December 5, 2003

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44 aircraft (C-FCFL) was on a local VFR flight from the Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). The pilot reported 15 miles north with a landing gear unsafe indication. The aircraft was flown past the control tower to permit ground observers to visually confirm the position of the landing gear. As the aircraft was being turned downwind, the pilot cycled the landing gear and reported receiving ""three green."" The aircraft landed at 2220Z without further incident with the Markham Fire Department standing by.

September 28, 2003

Incident at 40 southeast of Sioux Lookout

The Toronto Airways Ltd. aircraft (PA44)(operating as C-FCFL) was an IFR flight that departed the Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT) for the Sioux Lookout Airport (CYXL). C-FCFL was operating outside of radar coverage and had been cleared at 4000 feet. When the flight re-entered radar contact, it was in contact with the FSS in Sioux Lookout and had descended to 3000 feet without clearance. When on the ground, the pilot advised that she had encountered icing at 4000 and was unable to contact ATC or FSS by any means. She therefore elected to descend below cloud for reasons of flight safety. There were no other aircraft in the vicinity.

January 30, 1999

Incident at 10 NM N of St. Andrews, MB

The pilot and instructor of C-FCFL, a Piper Seminole, were doing a VFR training flight from Gimli to St. Andrews and were north of St. Andrews, when, after conducting an engine-out exercise, they could not re-start the right engine. Attempts to re-start were unsuccessful, so they decided to divert the a/c to Winnipeg, where the a/c landed safely on Runway 18 at 2056Z. The operator reported that the problem may be related to the starter, which, along with the associated ring gear, were replaced about a month ago. OPI - System Safety

November 25, 1993

Incident at WINNIPEG

PA44 SEMINOLE C-FCFL - A/C FROM GIMLI WAS CONDUCTING LOCAL TRAINING EXERCISED IN VICINITY WHEN PILOT REPORTED MALFUNCTIONING GEAR INDICATOR. A/C LANDED SAFELY RWY 36 AT 0105Z. NO A/C INCONVENIENCED. TIME = 0047Z.