June 17, 2019

Incident at 20NM Pikangikum ON NDB (YPM)

An unknown target appeared on radar climbing into class B airspace without contacting air traffic control (ATC) and in close proximity to the track protected for a Mag Canada Beech 200 (C-FKJI) from North Spirit Lake, ON (CKQ3) to Kenora, ON (CYQK) on an IFR non-radar clearance.

August 15, 2018

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD)

A Mag Aerospace Canada Beech 200 (C-FKJI) from Dryden Regional, ON (CYHD) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL), was instructed to climb to 5000 feet on departure from CYHD, and contacted the centre climbing through 6 900 feet without authorization.

January 9, 2017

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Wasaya Airways Beech 1900D (C-FWAU/ WSG931) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Round Lake, ON (CZRJ) drove past the hold short line with a Discovery Air Fire Services Beech 200 (C-FKJI) from Dryden, ON (CYHD) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) on 1 mile final Runway 34. WSG931 was requested to hold short and stopped approximately 20 feet past the hold short line. C-FKJI landed without incident.

May 12, 2016

Incident at BIG TROUT LAKE ON (CYTL)

Aviation Incident Report#14277: Incident happened on approach into Big Trout Lake, ON (CYTL) for Runway 32; automated weather observation system (AWOS) winds 060 variable 030-060, favouring Runway 32. 15 minutes prior to landing, a Northern Skies Air Service Piper PA-31-350 (C-GMOB) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to CYTL made radio calls into CYTL advising that they would be commencing the area navigation (RNAV) 32 into CYTL and landing in 15 minutes. Shortly after, a Discovery Air Fire Services Inc Beech 200 (C-FKJI) made a similar call showing 40+NM out and planning the RNAV 14 shortly after C-GMOB. C-GMOB made contact with the aircraft and they said they would plan number two. C-GMOB turned final for Runway 32 over the ten fix and called "10 final Runway 32." Shortly before crossing the 5 fix, C-FKJI called 9 final Runway 14. C-GMOB's major concern in this situation was the weather was forecast to near minimums and C-FKJI was now directly in their missed approach procedure. Additionally, a missed approach might be commenced if the approach was unstable. Both aircraft landed without incident. No operational impact.

August 20, 2015

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK)

A Discovery Air Fire Services Beech (C-FKJI) on an IFR flight plan from Kenora, ON (CYQK) to Bearskin Lake, ON (CNE3) was issued an air traffic control (ATC) departure clearance to 5000 feet (FT). On initial contact with Winnipeg area control centre (ACC) the aircraft was radar observed, and reported passing, 5500 FT. The controller radar identified and re-cleared the aircraft to flight level (FL)250. No other aircraft in the vicinity and no impact to operations.

March 30, 2015

Incident at SANDY LAKE ON (CZSJ)

A Discovery Air Fire Services Beech 200 (C-GQNJ) from Kenora, ON (CYQK) to Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ) was en route at FL210 and commenced a descent out of controlled airspace without a clearance. A Discovery Air Fire Services Beech 200 (C-FKJI) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ) was en route at FL200 and had received a descent out of controlled airspace in the same area just prior to C-GQNJ descending. The controller immediately recleared C-GQNJ to maintain FL200.
UPDATE: Follow-up information received from Flight Operations ? West [2015-04-30]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator for more information and was advised that this occurrence was being managed through their safety management system (SMS). The CASI was satisfied with the additional information provided by the operator and advised that no further Transport Canada follow-up action was required at this time.

June 2, 2011

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Northern Youth Programs Foundation Piper PA-31T Cheyenne aircraft (C-FNYM) was preparing to depart on a local IFR flight from Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD). The Hicks & Lawrence Limited Beech 200 aircraft (C-FKJI) was nearing the conclusion of a VFR flight from Kenora Airport (CYQK) to Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD). NAV CANADA staff at Sioux Lookout F.S.S reported that the Piper flight crew reported their intentions on the Dryden mandatory frequency (MF) to depart for an IFR flight off of runway 12 at 1420Z. The Beech 200 flight crew reported four (4)NM west of Dryden Regional Airport with the Piper Cheyenne traffic airborne off of runway 30 visual. The Beech 200 aircraft altered course to avoid traffic and landed without further incident at 1422Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

February 18, 2011

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

The Bearskin Lake Air Service Ltd. Fairchild SA227DC aircraft (operating as BLS312) was concluding an IFR flight from Sioux Lookout Airport (CYXL) to Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD). The Hicks and Lawrence Beech 200 aircraft (C-FKJI) was on a [type of flight not reported] from [origin not reported] to Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD). On arrival to runway 12, the Beech aircraft was unable to activate the Aircraft Radio Control of Aerodrome Lighting (ARCAL) at Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD) at 0000Z. On February 19 2011 at 0345Z, the Fairchild SA227DC aircraft was unable to activate ARCAL at Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD). Ops. impact - unknown.

May 19, 2010

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The Héli-Horizon Inc. Aerospatiale AS-350BA helicopter (C-FHBG) was on a VFR flight from unknown to Kenora (CYQK). The Hicks and Lawrence Limited Cessna 337 aircraft (C-FBNX) was on a VFR flight from Dryden (CYHD) to unknown. The Hicks and Lawrence Limited Beech 200 aircraft (C-GKJI) was concluding a flight from unknown to Kenora Airport (CYQK). The Hicks and Lawrence Limited Beech 200 aircraft (C-GQNJ) was concluding a flight from unknown to Kenora Airport (CYQK). At 130003Z C-FHBG did not contact FSS prior to entering zone, first call was 4W and it was a broadcast directed to YQK traffic, FSS intercepted the broadcast and gave the advisory information with 2 min to landing - NIL impact At 122032Z an unknown float aircraft was seen by FSS transiting control zone from south to north approximately 2 W of field at 2000 ft. BLS344 was on final runway 08, and was informed by FSS followed by visual contact, C-FKJI was in downwind visual and updates were provided by FSS until visual confirmed, C-FKJI setup tight left base and landed - Nil impact after visuals confirmed. At 121959z C-FBNX did not contact FSS prior to entering zone, first call was 2 miles north after becoming visual to FSS and passed as NORDO traffic to C-GQNJ. C-FBNX transitted east to west then went southbound, initially called clear of the zone 2 miles south however was still visual to FSS from cab, FSS informed aircraft he was clear of the zone at 5 miles as per NARDS- NIL impact

March 3, 2010

Incident at [location not provided by NAV CANADA]

The Hicks & Lawrence Ltd. Beech 200 Super King Air aircraft (C-FKJI) was on an IFR flight from [origin and destination not reported]. The flight crew reported a landing gear problem to the Toronto ACC Sector Controller and advised that they would be diverting to Timmins Airport (CYTS), where they would manually lower the landing gear. The aircraft landed without incident at 2251Z (no ARFF service equipment required).
UPDATE Supplemental information received from NAV CANADA A.O.D.R. #116696-V1: The flight crew reported inbound to Timmins (Victor M. Power) Airport (CYTS) F.S.S. with a landing gear problem. The flight crew advised that they were able to lower the landing gear manually. The aircraft landed without incident at 2251Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

November 6, 2009

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK) (Other operational incident, Incursion - runway - animal)

The Hicks and Lawrence Ltd. Beech B-200 Super King Air aircraft (C-FKJI) was preparing to depart on a VFR flight from Kenora Airport (CYQK) to Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD). The Bearskin Lake Air Service Ltd. Fairchild SA-227DC aircraft (C-GJVC, operating as flight BLS340) was preparing to depart on a VFR flight from Kenora Airport (CYQK) to Fort Frances Municipal Airport (CYAG). NAV CANADA staff at Kenora F.S.S. reported that at 1340Z, while C-FKJI was taxiing to position on runway 08, and with BLS340 holding short, a deer was spotted moving toward the runway from the north, approximately 1,500 feet from the threshold of runway 26. The flight crews were advised. In position on runway 08, the C-FKJI flight crew reported that they had the deer in sight and were rolling. The aircraft was airborne at 1342Z (before the taxiway ALPHA intersection with deer approximately 20 feet from runway edge, near taxiway BRAVO). The deer crossed the runway after C-FKJI was past and ST31 chased the deer into the trees prior to BLS340's departure at 1347Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

February 16, 2009

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD) (ATM - other)

The Hicks and Lawrence Limited Beech 200 aircraft was on a VFR flight from Kenora Airport (CYQK) to Dryden (CYHD). The CYHD RAAS position NVCS failed and was unable to transmit to an inbound aircraft. The system was reset and returned to normal. It was unserviceable for approx. 4 minutes. Operational impact; C-FKJI required to broadcast after initial attempt to contact Sioux Lookout Radio. Communications resumed prior to aircraft's arrival.

August 31, 2006

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

The American, privately-owned Cessna C-182Q aircraft was on a VFR flight from [origin not reported] to Sioux Lookout Airport (CYXL). The aircraft was observed on an approach to the taxiway. F.S.S. staff advised the pilot that the aircraft was on approach to a taxiway, so the pilot initiated an overshoot and the aircraft went around to land without incident on runway 16. Ops. impact -- traffic (C-FKJI) on a three (3) mile final pulled up to avoid conflicting.

July 16, 2006

Incident at SAULT STE. MARIE ON (CYAM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The Walsten Air Service (1986) Ltd. Beech B-200 King Air aircraft (C-FKJI) was departing on an IFR flight from Sault Ste. Marie Airport (CYAM) to Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD). The flight crew reported that the take-off was aborted due to a bird strike. The runway was closed for an inspection, the remains of the bird recovered [species information not provided] and the runway was returned to service. Ops. impact -- unknown.

February 22, 2006

Incident at KASHECHEWAN ON (CZKE)

The Walsten Air Service (1986) Ltd. Beech 200 aircraft (C-FKJI) was on an IFR flight from Kenora Airport (CYQK) to Kashechewan Airport (CZKE). The flight crew reported to London GIC staff that on arriving at Kashechewan Airport, the aircraft had two or three tires blown out. The flight crew reported (via telephone) that the aircraft was clear of the runway. Ops. impact -- unknown.

November 10, 2005

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD)

The Walsten Air Service (1986) Ltd. Beech 200 aircraft (C-FKJI) had just departed on an IFR flight from Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD) to Summer Beaver Airport (CJV7). The flight crew received an indication that a door was open and returned to Dryden Regional Airport 10 minutes after departure.

October 2, 2003

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

The Walsten Air Service (1986) Ltd. aircraft (BE20)(operating as registered C-FKJI) was a VFR flight that departed (not known) for the Sioux Lookout Airport (CYXL). C-FKJI reported striking two small birds (species not known) on short final for runway 16. No damage was reported.

June 19, 2001

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Conflict - potential, Communication error, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that NAV CANADA will convene a Fact Finding Board.
At 1439Z, the Controller working Winnipeg East Sector cleared Air Canada 189, an A320 inbound to Winnipeg from Toronto, to maintain 16,000 feet. The crew read back 7,000 feet and the Controller missed the error. The Controller was relieved and then went on a break. The error was discovered when ACA 189 was eventually cleared to 7,000 feet and the crew replied they were already cleared to 7,000 feet. ACA 189 had been given clearance to descend to 16,000 feet because of C-FKJI, a Beech King Air, southeast bound at 15,000 feet. The aircraft passed each other 12,000 feet apart. When ACA 189 reported leaving FL 350 the crew did not state their cleared altitude. TSB will be contacting NAV CANADA.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Beech Super King Air, C-FKJI operated by Walsten Air Service, was enroute from Winnipeg to Fort Frances under IFR at 15,000 feet. The Airbus A320, ACA 189, was inbound to Winnipeg at FL 350, and was cleared by the ACC Winnipeg East Controller to descend to 16,000 feet at pilots' discretion. The crew read back 7,000 feet. ACA 189 was descending through FL 271 when it passed C-FKJI, still level at 15,000, and the minimum horizontal spacing between the two aircraft was 2.96 NM. The separation standard required was 5 NM horizontally or 1,000 feet vertically. A separation plan was not in effect when ACA 189 passed C-FKJI, and safety was not assured.

August 24, 2000

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

C-FKJI was observed halfway down taxiway Alpha when FSS made a broadcast requesting information from the taxiing aircraft. S.O.B. -- unknown. Ops. impact -- unknown. NAV CANADA noted that there have been two similar incident the previous week. O.P.I.: PAS

July 29, 2000

Incident at East of Dryden Airport (CYHD)

The helicopter was on a VFR flight from the east to Winnipeg. The pilot reported engine problems on 126.7. The message was relayed through BLS301 that C-FKQZ was going to follow the road and train tracks to Dryden with an expected time of arrival at 0044Z. This info was passed to Thunder Bay FSS. AT 0040Z, C-FKJI attempted contact with C-FKQZ. The pilot responded that he was on the ground at Sioux Lookout Airport (CYXL). When contacted by Sioux Lookout FSS, the pilot confirmed that he was on the ground by the hangers. No direct radio contact was made with Sioux Lookout FSS prior to this point. Ops. impact: unknown. S.O.B.: unknown. OPI PAB

June 19, 2000

Incident at vicinity of Sioux Lookout

The aircraft was on an IFR flight from Sioux Lookout Airport to Thunder Bay Airport. The pilot of the aircraft was requesting 17,000 feet for the flight to Thunder Bay but was initially cleared to 5,000 feet due to preceeding traffic climbing to FL190. When the pilot of C-FKJI contacted Winnipeg ACC, the pilot reported out of 4,800 feet for 17,000 feet. The controller requested C-FKJI to "squawk ident" and confirm the clearance to 5,000 feet. There was no response from the pilot. The aircraft appeared to level momentarily at 5,500 feet at which time the controller identified C-FKJI and cleared the pilot to maintain 17,000 feet. There was no loss of separation. S.O.B. -- unknown. O.P.I.: PAP

November 16, 1999

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

The aircraft C-FKJI was departed Thunder Bay (CYQT) on runway 25 on its way to Lansdowne House (CYHL). 10nw TCU advised the aircraft that it was venting fuel. OPI - PAB - THU

June 3, 1999

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK)

WSG125 (C-FKAB) CESSNA 208 WASAYA AIRWAYS LIMITED VFR from Red Lake to Kenora Three (3) S.O.B. -- two (2) crew; one (1) nurse C-FKJI BEECH 200 WALSTEN AIR SERVICE (1986) LTD. IFR from Fort Frances Municipal Airport to Kenora (ferry flight) One (1) S.O.B. Upon calling for clearance, C-GGXS (DHC-7) was given traffic as an inbound IFR (BE20) cleared for the approach as well as an inbound C208 (WSG125) estimating ahead of the IFR traffic. C-GGXS (DHC-7) indicated they would hold for the inbound traffic. Position updates were obtained from the traffic. The BE20 (C-FKJI) cancelled IFR and said they would extend to allow C-GGXS (DHC-7) to depart. The C208 pilot called he would be turning final on runway 25. C-GGXS (DHC-7) called back-tracking on runway 07. The C208 pilot at this point indicated the missed approach and circled for landing on runway 07. Runway 25 was active at the time of the incursion. O.P.I.: PAP

July 8, 1996

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN (ATS operating irregularity)

An operating irregularity occurred between La Ronge Aviation Services ASK700 (a BA31 Jetstream) and C-FKJI a 200 Series Beech operated by Walsten. ASK700 was flight planned to La Ronge at 160 V303 from Prince Albert. C-FKJI was IFR Thunder Bay to Prince Albert and had been cleared to 8000 feet. ASK700 was cleared to depart from runway 09 with a left turn to maintain 16000 feet. No departure restriction was placed on ASK700 with respect to C-FKJI. The radar controller spotted the error made by the data controller and cleared ASK700 to maintain 6000 feet. ASK700 and C-FKJL had less than the required procedural separation.

January 11, 1996

Incident at Dryden, Ontario (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

Walsten Air Service BE20 was delayed in arriving at Dryden by five minutes due to a vehicle on runway 11/29. Three Canadian Military Helicopters had arrived at Dryden on the 10th and over nighted. The pilots arrived at the airport, and observed that their helicopters were contaminated with ice and they asked and received permission to have their machines towed to the MNR Hangar where they would be placed in thawed out. Maintenance at Dryden (Staff 20) drove to the MNR Hangar in search of some tow ropes. While the Maintenance person was in the process of locating these items the owner of a refuelling agency at Dryden elected to tow the helicopters without radio escort. Staff 20 advised Winnipeg ACC that a tractor was hauling helicopters without radios. This information was passed to the crew of C-FKJI who reduced their approach speeds and suffered no further inconvenience.

October 10, 1995

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (TCAS alert)

Air Canada 188 had departed Winnipeg for Ottawa and was climbing to FL290. Walsten Air, C-FKJI was on descent to Winnipeg from Dryden and had vacated FL20000. Both aircraft were being vectored when the crew of Air Canada 188 reported a TCAS warning. Both aircraft were given additional vectors, however, separation was not maintained. ATC are in the process of determining whether or not a fact finding board will be conducted.

June 15, 1995

Incident at Kenora, Ontario

The pilot of the Beech 200, C-FKJI departed Kenora for Thunder Bay at 0719Z. At FL210 a thump was heard and the pilot requested an immediate return to Kenora. The aircraft landed safely at 0747Z. The pivot pin on the forward upper door hook was broken and the door buckled and the air escaped. An SDR will be issued. There were two crew on board. No other aircraft were effected.

December 29, 1993

Incident at WINNIPEG (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

BE20 KING AIR C-FKJI MEDEVAC WAS INBOUND FROM KENORA. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED AND WAS DISABLED ON RUNWAY 31 DUE TO A LOSS OF BRAKES. TWO AMBULANCES WERE ESCORTED ON TO THE RUNWAY TO EVACUATE THE PATIENTS. THE AIRCRAFT TAXIED OFF THE RUNWAY AT 0532Z. NO OTHER AIRCRAFT WERE INCONVENIENCED. TIME = 0457Z.