August 16, 2015

Accident at MARGAREE NS (CCZ4)

Update JRCC SARSAM report #A1P - 161936Z. Margaree Aircraft Accident (462055N 0605959W - CCZ4: MARGAREE, NS). 911 advised that Halifax flight information center (FIC) reported an aircraft accident at Margaree NS. Further investigation revealed that an Beech A100 aircraft (C-FDOR) had skidded off runway with 4 people on board (POB). There were no injuries. TSB notified. Case closed [H2015-01182].
The Halifax flight information centre (FIC) reported that a Maritime Air Charter Beech A100 (C-FDOR) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Margaree, NS (CCZ4) slid off the runway at CCZ4. No reported injuries but there was damage to the aircraft.
UPDATE: TSB REPORT #A15A0054: The Beech King Air A100 (C-FDOR) was on a charter flight from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Margaree, NS (CCZ4). There were two passengers onboard to be dropped off at Margaree. The aircraft landed hard on Runway 01 about 263 feet from the threshold. The right main gear collapsed and the right propeller first contacted the runway surface 82 feet beyond the initial runway contact point. The aircraft remained on the runway surface with the right wing, engine nacelle and propeller in contact with the surface until approximately 1700 feet down the 2500 foot long runway. At this point, the aircraft veered off the right side of the runway at approximately a 30 degree angle to the runway heading. The final resting position of the aircraft was 1850 feet from the threshold of Runway 01, 22 feet from the runway edge and 90 degrees from the runway heading. There were no injuries. The occurrence took place during daylight hours. The emergency locator transmitter did not activate.

September 9, 2014


A Maritime Air Charter Beech A100 (C-FDOR) on a local flight from Charlottetown, PE (CYYG) initiated a missed approach Runway 03 due to a right main gear indication. Aircraft landed safely at 1613Z on Runway 21 after confirming a panel light issue. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) on standby in the firehall. No operational impact.

August 19, 2014

Incident at POKEMOUCHE NB (CDA4) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - other)

A Maritime Air Charter Beech A100 (C-FDOR) from Pokemouche, NB (CDA4) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) was attempting a full power take off Runway 31 and on run-up prior to brake release, the brake began to slip on the left side causing the aircraft to turn slightly. The pilot said that the aircraft had just began to move and by the time the pilot reacted they slowly ran off the edge of the runway with one wheel about a foot into soft grass. Passengers were deplaned, although there were no injuries and it was later determined that there was no damage to the aircraft. The runway was NOTAMED closed until the aircraft could be towed with no impact to other traffic.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The pilot in command (PIC) pushed the throttles forward to Take Off power. Brakes were held to allow the engines to reach power setting due to limited runway length. Shortly after applying full power, the right hand (R/H) brake slipped, spinning the nose of the aircraft to the left. The aircraft started to move toward the edge of the runway. The nose and left main wheels ended up on the grass. Maintenance was contacted to inspect the brake system. An inspection was carried out, followed by multiple tests, and no issues were found. A wet runway was suspected as a contributing factor by the approved maintenance organization (AMO) and the operator. A log entry was made to record the incident, and a maintenance entry followed the inspection to release the aircraft.

May 25, 2011


UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The hydraulic pump circuit breaker had been pulled to prevent the pump from cycling while external power was connected during recent avionics checks. The breaker was not reset after those checks. On this flight, during prestart checks, the first officer reported "circuit breakers in", but missed that breaker (it is partially hidden by the control column, separated from the rest of the breakers). The gear lights are on a separate breaker, so there was no indication of a problem. On departure, the gear did not retract. The pilot-in-command requested a return to Halifax. However, when the problem was identified, the breaker was reset and the gear retracted. After checking for any further problems and finding everything okay, the pilot requested clearance to continue to Sydney.
After departure C-FDOR, Beech A100, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Sydney (CYQY), reported to the Terminal Control Unit (TCU) that it was unable to retract the landing gear and requested clearance to return to Halifax. At 10:41Z, the pilot advised that the gear issue was resolved and the flight was proceeding to Sydney. There was no impact on operations.

June 18, 2010


C-FDOR, Beech A100, enroute from Charlottetown (CYYG) to Sydney (CYQY), taxied onto Taxiway Alpha prior to contact with the Flight Service Station (FSS). (Mandatory Frequency ? MF)

March 27, 2009

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Overshoot/missed approach)

The Maritime Air Charter Beech A-100 King Air aircraft (C-FDOR) was concluding an IFR flight from Saint John Airport (CYSJ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership de Havilland DHC-8-100 series aircraft (operating as flight JZA8046) was in position ready to depart on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Boston (General Edward Lawrence Logan) International Airport, MA (U.S.A.) (KBOS). C-FDOR had to carry out an overshoot due to JZA8046 still being on the runway. Ops. impact -- none. _______________________________ C-FDOR a été sorti de l'approche parce que JZA8046 était encore sur la piste.

October 7, 2009

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

C-FDOR, Beech A100, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Wabush (CYWK), on approach for Runway 36, conducted a missed approach. The pilot advised that they were a little high on approach and were going around for another attempt. The aircraft was re-cleared by the Montreal Area Control Centre (ACC) and landed without incident.

May 17, 2006

Incident at 44 miles east of Halifax (CYHZ) (Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

UPDATE TSB: A06A0043: Canjet CJA121, approaching Halifax, was cleared to descend to 16,000 feet. C-FDOR, departing Halifax, was cleared to climb to 15,000 feet. Both aircraft acknowledged their clearances. CJA121 did not stop descent at 16,000, and continued to 15,500. The aircraft passed with 2 miles lateral and 500 feet of vertical separation.
CJA121, Boeing 737-500, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Halifax CYHZ, was cleared to descend to 16,000 ft. C-FDOR, Beech A100, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Sydney (CYQY), was cleared to climb to 15,000 ft. Both aircraft acknowledged their clearances. CJA121 did not stop at 16,000 ft. and continued to descend to 15,500 ft. despite repeated instructions to maintain the assigned altitude. The pilot indicated that he was at 16,000 ft. The aircraft passed with 2 miles lateral and 500 feet vertical separation. TSB Case Closed.

February 11, 2006


The BE 100 King Air, C-FDOR, departed runway 32 at 0429Z. Shortly after take-off pilot advised, "it doesn't feel right" and requested a return to airport. Aircraft landed safely at 0434Z on runway 23. Nil TSB

December 10, 2005


C-FDOR, Beech A100 enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Saint John (CYSJ) was given taxi for Runway 23 and was given Delta for departure. C-FDOR reported holding short of Runway 23 in Delta and was told to contact tower. C-FDOR did not contact tower but taxied to position on Runway 23 and departed with out a clearance. Nil TSB.

November 1, 2005


Update Nov 02 2005 Maintenance and Manufacturing. A generator went off line and while the pilot was re-setting the generator an apparent electrical spike caused the GPS Annunciator Brt/Dim/Test module to burn out the power supply causing the smoke in the aircraft. Also the ALT PRE Select module will need some repairs. At the same time the Servo Altimeter was disabled. A new GPS Annunciator module is being ordered and further investigation is on going.
TSB Update Nov 2, 2005. A05A0138: C-FDOR, a Beech 100, was abeam Greenwood en route to CYUL when the pilot detected smoke in the cockpit. Further examination showed that the left altimeter was showing a barber pole with the corresponding circuit breaker popped. The pilot declared an emergency and requested an immediate return to Halifax. The aircraft landed uneventfully at Halifax 10:51 AST. The aircraft was operating under IFR, but was in VMC conditions throughout the occurrence.
CFDOR BE10 departing Halifax for Montreal when abeam Greenwood pilot reported smoke in the cockpit and request return to Halifax. Aircraft landed 1451z. TSB case closed A05A0138.

December 3, 2004

Incident at 58NM à l'est de Québec

While it was 58 NM east of Québec (YQB), C-FDOR, a Maritime Air Charter King Air, reported a cracked windshield. The aircraft descended to 10 000 ft, and continued on to its destination.

December 17, 2004

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (ATS operating irregularity, ATM - other)

An operating irregularity occurred when C-FDOR entered Gander airspace without a mandatory radar handoff or an altitude amendment. No other other traffic was involved. Preliminary investigation on-going. Nil TSB
TSB A04A0159 Update: C-FDOR, a Maritime Air Charter Beech King Air 100, was en route from Halifax, NS to St. John's, NF when the aircraft entered Gander ACC airspace without a mandatory radar handoff or altitude amendment. There was no other affected traffic and NAV CANADA is investigating the incident.

Incident at FORTE Intersection (ATS operating irregularity)

An operating irregularity occurred when C-FDOR entered Gander's airspace without a mandatory radar hand-off or an altitude amendment. No other traffic involved. Nav Canada is conducting a preliminary investigation.

June 3, 2004


At 1944Z C-FDOR, B-100, reported taxiing for departure. The FSS provided a departure advisory, which included the current weather(vis 1/4SM VV002)and RVR (2200 feet). The pilot in command advised that he would be departing shortly, the aircraft departed at 1949Z. Nil TSB