September 10, 2019

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) reported a rough running engine. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was placed on standby. Aircraft landed safely at 1955Z. No impact to operations.

August 2, 2019

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) aborted takeoff due to low engine revolutions per minute (RPM). C-FNJW taxied back to the college for maintenance. No impact on operations.

May 9, 2019

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was sequenced number two for landing following an Irving Oil Transport Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (C-FKCI/KCE1) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC). C-FNJW reported the traffic in sight. A short time later C-FNJW was observed turning in front of KCE1. Both traffic were instructed to go around and KCE1 reported the traffic in sight. No traffic advisory (TA) or resolution advisory (RA) received by KCE1.

April 29, 2019

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was observed veering left after takeoff from Runway 33. After lifting off, the aircraft began an immediate roll to the right. The controller queried if the pilot required assistance and they responded that they had an issue with their rudder pedals but did not require assistance. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was placed on standby and aircraft landed safely at 1005Z.

December 6, 2018

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FFQM) from Fredericton International, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton International, NB (CYFC) was instructed and read back to hold short Runway 27 when they called ready in Taxiway Alpha. Another Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) from International, NB (CYFC) to International, NB (CYFC) had been issued a touch and go clearance. When the tower controller observed C-FFQM in the intersection, C-FNJW was instructed to pull up and go around. C-FFQM was given taxi instructions back to the flight school. No impact on operations other than C-FNJW being instructed to pull up and go around

June 10, 2018

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

A CANLink Aviation Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) from Moncton/Greater Moncton Int'l, NB (CYQM) to Fredericton Int'l, NB (CYFC) made a precautionary landing due to engine issues. No assistance required. No operational impact.

June 7, 2018

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW), on flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) and landing at Fredericton, NB (CYFC), landed on Runway 27 and while taxiing onto Runway 33 got disoriented and taxied off the runway into the grass.

April 15, 2018

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) on VFR flight plan from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Miramichi, NB (CYCH) reported returning to CYFC at 7NM north. Pilot said they had a loose oil cap and needed to return. The aircraft landed without incident at 0749Z. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was alerted and there was no impact on operations.

February 7, 2018

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) departed on a flight plan to CYQM. At 1225Z it became apparent C-FNJW lost the receiving capability of its radio as the aircraft didn't answer calls. C-FNJW followed lost communication procedures, received light gun signals and landed safely at 1236Z at Fredericton, NB (CYFC). No impact on operations.

January 7, 2018

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) from Fredericton NB (CYFC) to Fredericton NB (CYFC) was observed on Delta taxiing to the main apron. The controller attempted to contact the aircraft on frequency 121.7, no joy. The controller asked the Moncton Flight College (MFC) to attempt to contact the aircraft on the flight school frequency. C-FNJW made first contact once on the main apron. There were no operational impacts.

March 16, 2017

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) taxied out for departure off Runway 27 in Fredericton, NB (CYFC) for training area. The pilot reported rolling Runway 27. Shortly after, the aircraft reported rejecting take off. The aircraft advised they would back track Runway 27 and taxi back to the Moncton Flight College apron. No reason was given for the rejected takeoff. No assistance required. No impact on operations.

February 12, 2017

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was 3 miles North of CYFC. The aircraft requested to return for landing due to low oil pressure. No assistance required. The aircraft landed safely at 1856Z. No impact on operations

February 2, 2017

Incident at 25NM W FREDERICTON INTL NB (CYFC)

Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was reported by Jazz (JZA8936) and Porter Airlines (POE234) at 1845Z. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax advised. The pilot of a Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) called us to report turning the ELT on by accident. JRCC confirmed that search and rescue satellite aided tracking (SARSAT) picked up the ELT and it was registered to the same aircraft that called it in. No impact on the operation.

January 28, 2017

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

10 minutes following landing, the pilot of a Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) called Tower to report a tail-strike. Fredericton International Airport Authority (FIAA) performed a runway inspection and nothing was found. No operational impact.

September 28, 2016

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) departed Runway 09 at 1922Z and advised that they needed to return due to a noisy airplane. The aircraft landed at 1933Z without incident. Red8 and Red9 were on standby. A couple of aircraft had to extend in the circuit.

August 24, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: FREDERICTON INTL NB (CYFC)

A CanLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was observed on radar entering CYR724 airspace at 2040Z. Aircraft was on enroute frequencies, aircraft exited CYR724 at 2042Z.

August 1, 2016

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

A Canlink Aviation Inc Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) on a local flight out of Fredericton, NB (CYFC) diverted to Saint John, NB (CYSJ) after reporting a rough running engine approximately 6 minutes after departure and was given an airport advisory to land on runway 27. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) were advised and were in stand-by position. Aircraft landed and taxied back without incident.

February 22, 2016

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) inbound from the North to land was given instruction not to go below 1600' due to traffic and instructed direct the VOR. Twice C-FNJW broke their holding restriction to try and join the right downwind Runway 33. The aircraft was also observed descending through 1200', breaking their altitude restriction. Although there were other aircraft in the vicinity, there was no impact on the operation.
UPDATE from Maintenance: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator involved for more information and was provided with additional details of this occurrence. Visual and functional check performed and no fault found. The aircraft was returned to service. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and advised that no further follow-up action by Transport Canada was required at this time.

December 6, 2015

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

At 1726Z a CanLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) called 5NM east of CYFC indicated high oil temperature and was returning to land. No assistance required and C-FNJW landed safely at 1731Z.

June 7, 2015

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) from Moncton, NB (CYQB) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) taxied via taxiway Charlie to hold short line of Runway 29. Aircraft was observed taxiing onto Runway 29 without authorization. Aircraft taxied back to Moncton Flight College. No operational impact.

January 14, 2015

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) departed on a flight plan to Moncton, NB (CYQM). At approximately 1418Z, while still in the control zone, reported with engine problems and requested to land. Landing clearance was given, the aircraft landed at 1422Z. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) was called on standby to follow the aircraft in. The aircraft did not require assistance.
Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The snag reported to maintenance was that the cylinder head temperature (CHT) was reading over the red line. Maintenance found a bad CHT probe, which was replaced. Runs were carried out with no further issues.

November 16, 2014

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC), with a student pilot, broke altitude restriction. The flight was cleared to right downwind Runway 27 not below 1600 ft. The aircraft descended through 1100 entering downwind. Pilot advised Tower he was descending to circuit altitude 1100 when questioned by tower.

September 5, 2014

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was told to remain south of approach Runway 27 eastbound after departing Runway 15. The aircraft crossed approach heading north. No impact on the operation. No other aircraft in the area.

July 23, 2014

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

The ground controller authorized the request of vehicles ST38+1 to proceed from the Fire Training area (south of runway 27 near Threshold) to the localizer. ST38+1 acknowledged, proceeded and then stopped within the 200 foot runway protected area. When queried by the ground controller, the vehicle operator stated that he needed 2 minutes before they could continue. A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) on final was instructed to pull up and go around. The aircraft had not been cleared to land.

June 22, 2014

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

An Exploits Valley Beech 1900 (EV7591) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) departed runway 24. A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) cleared left downwind runway 29. Traffic pass to EV7591. C-FNJW instructed to turn 40 degree left, no response. C-FNJW instructed to fly heading 360 degree, No response. Area control centre (ACC) advised of VFR traffic not responding.

March 12, 2014

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

In the takeoff clearance for runway 27, a Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNJW) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was given a restriction to fly runway heading and was then observed a couple minutes later popping up on radar 2 northwest climbing northwest bound.

January 18, 2013

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE Airworthiness: The student heard a noise from the aircraft in the climb and thought that the top cowling oil door had come open. He returned to base and found nothing wrong with the oil door. He spoke with an instructor who explained that the noise was caused by air rattling the metal air vents when the pitch attitude changed. The aircraft has flown with no further issues.
C-FNJW, Diamond DA 20 C1, departed from Runway 27 in Fredericton (CYFC) at 23:00Z. At 23:03Z, the pilot requested clearance to return to the airport due to an oil cap problem. No assistance was required. The aircraft landed safely at 23:09Z. There was no impact on operations.

July 19, 2012

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE Airworthiness: The alternator field wire in the connector to the alternator was loose. The connector was replaced and the wire repaired. The aircraft was ground run and the alternator system was found to be serviceable.
C-FNJW, Diamond DA 20 C1, on an engine test flight, contacted the Moncton control tower via mobile phone reporting a communications failure. The aircraft landed safely at 20:46Z. There was no impact on operations.

November 1, 2011

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The oil pressure gauge and sender were replaced. A ground run was completed and the system checked serviceable.
C-FNJW, Diamond DA 20 C1, two miles north of Fredericton (CYFC), at 14:29Z, declared high oil pressure and requested clearance to return to land. No assistance was required. The aircraft landed on Runway 15 at 14:33Z. There was no impact on operations.

June 23, 2011

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

C-FNJW, Diamond DA 20 C1, experienced an engine failure upon landing on Runway 27 in Fredericton (CYFC).The aircraft was disabled at the intersection of Runway 09/27 and 15/33. Airport fireman assisted the pilot with pushing the aircraft into Taxiway A. This incident resulted in a slight delay for the departure JZA953.
UPDATE Maintenace & Manufacturing: A fuel injection set up and run was carried out. Unmetered pressure was found to be low and metered pressure high. Both were adjusted to comply with the prescribed settings. The idle was slightly low and adjusted upwards. The engine was given extensive runs and then sent on a test flight with no faults found.

April 20, 2011

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Conflict - potential, ATS operating irregularity)

Two aircraft were conducting local VFR circuits in Fredericton (CYFC). C-FMZZ, Diamond DA 20 C1, was cleared to back-track to position on Runway 09. C-FNJW, Diamond DA 20 C1, was cleared to perform a touch-and-go manoeuvre on Runway 09 before C-FMZZ was given departure clearance.

August 1, 2010

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

On initial contact C-FNJW, Diamond DA 20 C1, was cleared right base for Runway 11 via the Hillsborough arrival. The altitude restriction was cancelled four miles south and the aircraft was re-cleared right downwind Runway 11 to follow another DA 20 C1 in left downwind. C-FNJW appeared to be on base and was instructed to join downwind. Aircraft continued on base and descended to 500 feet. C-FJXI, Diamond DA 20 C1, was given instructions to conduct a 360- degree turn to avoid turning into C-FNJW.

May 22, 2010

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNJW, Diamond DA 20 C1, was in the circuit for Runway 27 when it reported a flap indication problem. The aircraft landed safely at 04:30Z. No assistance was required and there was no impact on operations.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The student pilot reported that during the night flight the flap indicator lights were not visable however the flap positions were confirmed visually. On the ground, the aircraft was checked and the flap indicator lights were operational. It was determined that the flap indication had not failed rather it was a problem of the student pilot not able to see the indication due to other cockpit lighting being illuminated at that time. Reduced cockpit lighting should avoid this problem in the future.

December 28, 2009

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE ANS & Airspace: Nav Canada is conducting an Operational Safety Investigation (OSI) concerning this event.
Loader156 + 1 were stationary at the threshold of Runway 33 and cleared to hold short of Runway 09/27. C-FNJW requested and was cleared to land on Runway 15 to hold short of Runway 09/27. Nil TSB.

March 28, 2009

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Overshoot/missed approach, Incursion - runway - aircraft, Conflict - potential)

UPDATE TSB: A09A0023: The pilot of C-FNJW, a Diamond DA20, was conducting circuits on Runway 15 at Fredericton. A privately-owned Piper PA32, was taxiing for departure at Fredericton for St. John NB. and entered Taxiway "Charlie" and proceeded beyond the "hold short" line without contacting Fredericton FSS at which time, C-FNJW commenced a go around. The pilot of the Piper informed the FSS that he had been transmitting on the incorrect frequency.
C-FNJW, Diamond DA 20 C1, was conducting circuits on Runway 15 when a Canadian registered Piper PA32 300 taxied out of Charlie Taxiway and past the hold short line. There was no contact with the Flight Service Station (FSS). C-FNJW conducted an overshoot. The Piper advised the FSS after entering the runway that he was transmitting on the wrong frequency. The FSS ADVISED the Piper to taxi off the runway. An advisory was given to the Piper, which then departed for Saint John (CYSJ). TSB Case Closed.

January 20, 2009

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNJW, Diamond DA 20 C1, reported four miles to the east inbound to the airport. The Flight Service Station (FSS) provided the advisory including information that three aircraft were in the circuit on Runway 27. C-FNJW advised that it would join the circuit via the downwind for Runway 27. The aircraft was next observed joining a right downwind for Runway 09 in conflict with C-FUYV, DV20 on the left downwind Runway 27. Traffic information was provided. C-FNJW subsequently made a right turn to join a left downwind for Runway 27. Both aircraft landed safely. It appeared that C-FNJW was below the circuit altitude when the aircraft encountered the circuit traffic on Runway 27. Nil TSB.

August 18, 2008

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ) (Overshoot/missed approach, Engine - malfunction, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

C-FNJW, Diamond DA 20 C1, inbound to Saint John (CYSJ) for a Touch and Go, landed at 17:48Z. The pilot reported that the aircraft stalled on the runway and the pilot would be required to exit the aircraft to turn the propeller manually while on the runway. A Canadian registered Cessna 152 was on final and conducted a missed approach due to the disabled aircraft. C-FNJW exited the runway at approximately 17:52Z to the fixed base operator. The Cessna aircraft landed at 17:55Z. No other aircraft was delayed.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: Maintenance inspected the fuel system and found that all pressures were within limits, however, the idle was found to be below the limits. It was re-adjusted to 1,000 rpm and the aircraft was released for a test flight which was satisfactory.

April 17, 2008

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE TSB: Maintenance did not find any issues with the aircraft
C-FNJW, Diamond DA 20 C1, requested a fly-by for visual inspection of the landing gear. The aircraft was experiencing vibrations. Emergency Response Services (ERS) were called out. The aircraft undercarriage appeared normal. The aircraft landed without further incident. JZA8952 was delayed five minutes on approach. Nil TSB.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The incident was determined to be the engine running rough for a few moments. The aircraft landed safely and the engine was inspected by maintenance personnel. No fault was found. The aircraft is being monitored.

April 15, 2008

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE TSB: A08A0051: The Moncton Flight College Diamond DA-20, C-FNJW, had departed Moncton for the return leg of a cross country flight to Fredericton. The tower controller instructed the pilot to turn to heading 350 on climb out. Once the aircraft departed the controller noticed the aircraft had turned westward, at about the same time, the pilot requested that the controller clarify the instructions. The tower controller then provided an instruction for the pilot to conduct a right turn to heading 350. The aircraft was then seen to complete a 360 degree turn. By that time, the aircraft was above all other traffic in the zone and instructed to proceed on course to Fredericton. The student pilot had approximately 100 hours experience and was night rated. It was reported that the heading indicator was set in error and displaying 110 degrees off course.
C-FNJW, Diamond DA 20 C1, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to Fredericton (CYFC), was cleared for takeoff with a turn heading 350 on departure. The aircraft first turned west, then asked the tower to clarify the instructions. The tower repeated "right turn heading 350". The aircraft conducted a complete 360 turn around airport and when asked what he was doing, said "turning heading 059". By then, the aircraft was above all other traffic and was told to proceed on course to Fredericton. TSB Case Closed.

March 1, 2008

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNJW, Diamond DA 20 C1, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to Fredericton (CYFC), departed without Air Traffic Control (ATC) clearance. Nil TSB.

December 19, 2007

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Diamond DA 20 C1 landed on Runway 09. C-FNJW, also a Diamond DA 20 C1, turned final for Runway 09 and confirmed that the other aircraft was in sight on the runway. C-FNJW landed on Runway 09 while the other aircraft was still on the runway and taxiiing to exit the runway. TSB evaluating.