February 13, 2020

Incident at 33NM CHARLOTTETOWN PE VOR/DME (YYG)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) from Greater Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) to Greater Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) advised returning to CYQM due to a possible flat tire.

February 14, 2020

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) from Moncton Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) to Moncton Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) turned right during departure without tower permission.

September 6, 2019

Accident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

TSB Report #A19A0071: C-FNTK, a Diamond DA20-C1 aircraft operated by Moncton Flight College, exited from runway 24 at taxiway Delta following landing after a local training flight at Moncton/Roméo Leblanc Intl (CYQM), NB. C-FUZG, another Diamond DA20-C1 aircraft operated by Moncton Flight College, was stopped on the right side of Delta while holding short of runway 24. As it taxied past, the left wing of C-FNTK struck the left wing of C-FUZG. There were no reported injuries to the occupants. The outer portions of the left wings of both aircraft sustained damage. Both left wings were removed and sent to a manufacturer approved repair facility for evaluation and repair.

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a flight from Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM) to Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM) was taxiing past a Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FUZG) on a flight from Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM) to Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM) and struck its wingtips. Minor damage to the aircraft, taxiway closed for 10 minutes to clean up debris. Short delay to a couple flight school aircraft.

July 29, 2019

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNGN) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) was given a VFR arrival route which included a 2000 ft. restriction. C-FNGN descended below 2000 ft. and was in conflict with a Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) that was outbound at 1500 ft. The tower controller tried to turn C-FNGN to resolve the conflict but the pilot of C-FNGN did not understand the instruction, therefore the controller turned C-FNTK instead. No further impact on operations.

April 14, 2019

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FUZG) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) departed Runway 29 and turned left, inside of the aircraft, a CanLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) in front of it in the circuit. Traffic passed and the aircraft saw each other approximately 100 feet apart and half mile.

January 22, 2018

Incident at 6NM FREDERICTON NB (YFC) VOR/DME

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a flight from Moncton/Greater Moncton, NB (CYQM) and landing at Moncton/Greater Moncton, NB (CYQM) was observed entering CYR724 at 6NM from Fredericton, NB (YFC) VOR/DME and remained in the CYR until 20NM north of the Saint John, NB (CYSJ) airport.Gagetown range control advised. The range was not active at the time.

October 21, 2017

Incident at 1-2NM E SALISBURY NB

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local training flight from Moncton/Greater Moncton, NB (CYQM) reported a near miss with an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) 1-2NM east of Salisbury at 2000 to 2200 feet above sea level (ASL). Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified.

August 31, 2017

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Moncton/Greater Moncton, NB (CYQM) 15 miles north squawked 7600 and appeared to be receiver only. The aircraft was cleared straight in Runway 24. The flight landed at 1729Z with green light. One IFR arrival was slightly delayed by extending downwind about 3 miles. No impact on operations.

April 12, 2017

Accident at HAVELOCK NB (CCS5) (Aerodrome - other)

TSB REPORT#A17A0026: C-FNTK, a Moncton Flight College DA20, was on a training flight near Havelock airport, NB (CCS5) with 1 instructor and 1 student on board. Upon landing on the grass runway at CCS5 the gear dug in to the soft ground, the nose gear collapsed and the propeller struck the ground. There were no injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

February 7, 2017

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) was instructed to line up on Runway 29 multiple times but responses were unreadable. The pilot adjusted the microphone, the controller then instructed C-FNTK to now "Hold Short" of Runway 29 and a readback was obtained. A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA20-C1 (C-FUYV) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) was cleared to land Runway 29 and, shortly after, reported an aircraft had started lining up on the runway. C-FUYV was instructed to "Pull up and go around" and C-FNTK was instructed to exit the runway on Taxiway BRAVO. Minimal impact on airport operations

September 5, 2016

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CanLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) reported low fuel pressure and high oil temperature and returned to field to land at 1947Z. No emergency declared or any delays to other aircraft, no impact on operations.

August 16, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

A CanLink Aviation Diamond DA 20C-1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) reported low oil pressure at 1436Z and diverted to Saint John, NB (CYSJ). C-FNTK landed Runway 32 at 1449Z. No assistance required. No operational impact.

August 5, 2016

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Bird presence, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A CanLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) reported a large murder of crows on the runway edge, threshold of Runway 29. Circuit ops were temporarily shifted to Runway 24 and one aircraft was delayed short of the Runway 29 for 10 minutes. Small impact on airport operations.

February 23, 2016

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) departed Fredericton, NB (CYFC) on VFR flight plan CYFC - Miramichi, NB (CYCH) - CYFC at 0755Z. 5nm N the pilot reported that the oil cover was open and returned to the airport. Aircraft landed safely at 0806Z and took off again at 0820Z. No impact on operations.

January 22, 2016

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CanLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was instructed to maintain RH on departure for Jazz (JZA8500) inbound on the left visual Runway 33. C-FNTK was observed breaking the restriction and turning crosswind on their own accord. C-FNTK was then instructed to just continue and given a cautionary for the wake turbulence ahead of them from JZA8500.

January 6, 2016

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE from Airworthiness: 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. Maintenance found both inlet and outlet cowl winter baffles were installed at an incorrect temperature. The oil pressure gage was reading excessively high when checked with a master gage. The oil pressure gage was replaced with a new unit. The engine inlet baffles were removed. Engine runs were carried out with no further issues. Aircraft has flown 100 hours without a re-occurrence of the issue. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided, the maintenance actions taken and advised that no further follow-up action by Transport Canada was required at this time.
UPDATE: Fredericton Airport Report#2016-0002: Fredericton, NB (CYFC) Tower advised the fire hall on the direct line that a Diamond Eclipse requested a priority land on Runway 15 with no further information. Airport vehicles Red 9 (723) and Red 8 (722) were in stand by positions in Taxiway Delta and Bravo respectively. Tower then advised that the aircraft had high oil pressure/temperature. Aircraft landed without incident. Red 9 and Red 8 returned to the station and were back in service at 1605Z.
A CanLink Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) reported high oil pressure at 1550Z and requested priority handling inbound. Landed safely Runway 15 at 1555Z.

November 5, 2015

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was told to turn into the downwind. Instead of a direct right turn, they did a 270 to the left. They were restricted to 1600 feet but were observed at 1400 feet. They then said they had the traffic in sight but then cut them off. Was told to exit on Runway 33 but went to Taxiway Alpha.

September 19, 2015

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was observed leaving the control zone and immediately squawked 7600. The aircraft continued North 5-10 miles then returned towards the airport. Tower determined the aircraft was transmit only. C-FNTK was given a flashing red light (unsafe aerodrome) due to an American corporately registered Dassault Falcon 7X (N887X) backtracking Runway 27. C-FNTK reported going to do a left hand circuit. The aircraft was given the green light, read back green light in sight and that the aircraft was cleared to land. Landed safely 1457Z and taxied back to Moncton Flight College.

July 1, 2015

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) was inbound from the west and cleared right downwind for Runway 29. C-FNTK joined left downwind and reported on right downwind. No other aircraft effected.

March 20, 2015

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) was on final Runway 24 and cleared for the stop-and-go. The pilot requested the full stop due to low oil pressure. C-FNTK was cleared to land and landed at 1849Z. The aircraft taxied back to the apron.

February 24, 2015

Incident at 10 NM S MONCTON / GREATER MONCTON INTL NB (CYQM)

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) was seen on radar orbiting 10 miles south for about 10 minutes before indicating a radio failure by squawking 7600 on the transponder. The aircraft was asked by tower to switch back to original code if it was receiving. Pilot switched back indicating the flight was receiver only (RONLY). Pilot was given instructions to return for landing without incident. No other aircraft affected.

February 14, 2015

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) rejected one takeoff for Runway 29 and one for Runway 24 due to aircraft pulling to the right. Aircraft taxied back to the apron after second rejected takeoff. No operational impact.

January 14, 2015

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) lost communication inbound to Fredericton, NB (CYFC). Flight squawked 7600 receiver only (RONLY). Flight landed Runway 27 at 1643Z. Two DV20 were delayed on apron, Irving Air Service (C-GJDI) held outside zone and delayed 5-10 minutes for landing.

October 30, 2014

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

With several aircraft in the circuit, the tower controller issued an instruction to a Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to fly a runway heading (RH) 360 degree turn for spacing. Controller later passed information meant for C-FNTK to a Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTJ) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC). C-FNTJ was just ahead of C-FNTK in the circuit. C-FNTJ, based on the information, started a RH 360 degree turn which placed him in conflict with the following aircraft.

August 20, 2014

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Morningstar Air Express Boeing 757 200 (MAL8062) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) was given clearance for an approach to Moncton, NB with VFR traffic, a Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK), at 3000' north of field. C-FNTK was not in contact with area control centre (ACC) and traffic was issued to MAL8062, the aircraft reported having VFR traffic on traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS). However, MAL8062 had TCAS resolution advisory (RA) in relation to C-FNTK while descending through 3500' and climbed to 4200'.
UPDATE operator: On arrival into Moncton, NB (CYQM) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ), descending through approximately 4300 feet ASL, the Moncton arrival controller cleared MAL8062 for the RNAV A runway 24 approach via DUTIK and to 3000 feet. They also advised of VFR traffic 12:00 O'clock and 3000 feet then switched the flight to Moncton tower. The flight crew picked up the traffic on traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) approx. 5 miles, 1200 feet below and altitude was closing. As the flight was passing through approx 3600 feet, the target was still closing in at 12:00 O'clock when the TCAS resolution advisory (RA) activated, the Captain disconnected the autopilot and hand flew the TCAS command with a gain of about 700 feet to approx 4200 feet, when the traffic advisory (TA) audio announced clear of conflict. The flight crew reported the RA to Moncton tower control and continued the approach without further event.

July 30, 2014

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC 8-402 (C-GGND/ JZA8934) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) was on a visual approach runway 24. As the aircraft approached the turn to final JZA8934 was advised of traffic on the left downwind runway 24 that was extending to follow JZA8934 on final. A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) was on an extended downwind runway 24 and was sequenced behind JZA8934. C-FNTK was visual with JZA8934 turning final. JZA8934 started the turn to final but continued through the final approach course. JZA8934 advised that they were responding to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) Resolution Advisory but were visual with C-FNTK on the downwind. JZA8934 commenced a climb to approximately 1700 feet ASL and continued the turn to re-intercept final. Spacing between the two aircraft was approximately 3/4NM. JZA8934 continued the approach and landed runway 24.

July 19, 2014

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) returning from a training flight reported a rough running engine. No assistance was required and aircraft landed safely.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The pilot reported a rough running engine that seems to go away when the mixture was cleaned out. Maintenance found heavy build up of lead on all spark plugs. Plugs were cleaned, magneto?s inspected and timing checked. Aircraft was ground run with no further faults found. Magneto checks within limits and engine ran smoothly.

April 21, 2014

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was cleared to land runway 27. After landing, The aircraft exited and taxied onto runway 33 without taxi authorization.

April 7, 2014

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was doing circuits on runway 27. The aircraft had radio problems, and lost receive capabilities. The aircraft was given green light to land. The aircraft continued with a stop and go. C-FNTK re-established radio communications on the downwind runway 27, and was issued landing clearance. Two company DV20's were delayed for 5 minutes while the aircraft landed.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The com 1 GNS 430 was found to be not fully secured in the radio rack. Com was removed, reinstalled and tested with no faults found. The problem did not reoccur.

January 2, 2014

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

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) landed on runway 27 and its engine stalled while still on the runway. The aircraft restarted its engine and exited the runway at 1457Z. As a result, a Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC 8 300 (JZA7666) from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was given a missed approach while on final and delayed for 10 minutes. 4 other aircraft in the circuit were given low approaches.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: Maintenance checked the fuel setup on the engine and found the low pressure and mixture to be out of limits. A fuel setup was done as per Continental SID 97-3F to bring the numbers within limits. It was also found that the starter was intermittent due to a loose spade connection on the starter relay. The connection was repaired, engine runs were carried out and the aircraft had a successful test flight. The problem has not re-occurred. At the time temperatures were in the -25 degree range.

December 10, 2013

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) departed runway 29 at 1428Z. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft requested a return to CYQM due to a rough running engine. The aircraft landed safely at 1435Z. No operational impact.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The maintenance manager spoke to the pilot after the flight. The pilot reported that it was a vibration rather than a rough engine and that it seemed to be airframe related. Maintenance inspected the aircraft, checked engine, propeller and mounts for damage and carried out a ground run. No issues were found and the aircraft was sent for a test flight with no vibrations reported by the pilot. The aircraft was released.

July 13, 2013

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

At 1212Z, on a local flight from Fredericton, the pilot of a Canlink Aviation Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNTK), 8 nautical miles north of CYFC, reported a low oil pressure indication. The aircraft returned to CYFC for landing with Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on standby. The aircraft landed at 1218Z with no further incident.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: The Tower reported that a Diamond Eclipse was coming in on runway 27 with low oil pressure; Red 9 responded. Red 9 held short on taxi ALPHA while the aircraft landed safely. Then once down Red 9 followed aircraft and 2 souls on board back to MFC apron. Emergency stand-by over at 0930 hrs.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: Maintenance tested the oil pressure sender unit and gauge and found the indicator to be reading 10 psi lower than a calibrated test gauge. A new unit was installed and tested with all readings normal. Engine runs were carried out and oil pressure found to still be below limits. Oil pressure relief valve removed and inspected with some slight damage to poppet valve and seat. Both polished and all marks removed. Starter removed and starter and cluster gear inspected as per CM SB 04-7 with all wear found to be within limits. Poppet valve and starter reinstalled. Removed engine drain plug and filter and checked for metal. Small pieces of metal found on oil drain plug. A starter was replaced on this engine 60 hours previous and the metal is believed to be from that. There was no metal found in the oil filter. Engine runs were carried out with oil pressures and temperatures found to be within limits at low and high power and higher temps. It is believed that the high outside air temperatures combined with longer ground waits in YFC are creating the overheating problems. Because the aircraft has a smaller oil cooler it is harder to recover from a higher oil temperature which gives it the lower oil pressure. The aircraft was released.

July 10, 2012

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNTK, Diamond DA 20 C1, was cleared for takeoff from Runway 24 in Moncton (CYQM) and entered a right hand circuit as opposed to the standard left hand pattern. There was no impact on operations. This was the first solo flight for the pilot.

June 28, 2011

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The tire and tube were inspected and a small puncture hole opposite to the valve stem was found on the tube. A new wheel assembly was installed and the aircraft was released.
The pilot of C-FNTK, Diamond DA 20 C1, reported flat tire while in position on Runway 24 in Moncton. The aircraft was pushed clear of the runway onto the apron.

June 21, 2011

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ) (Overshoot/missed approach)

JZA946, RJ200, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Saint John (CYSJ), was on final approach for Runway 05 and C-FNTK, Diamond DA 20 C1, was on left base for Runway 32. Both aircraft had been given traffic advisories. JZA946 asked for update on the C-FNTK position and was given the position. The JZA946 flight crew indicated they could not see C-FNTK nor were they getting the aircraft on their Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). JZA946 conducted a 360-degree turn on final and cancelled IFR. The aircraft landed safely at 14:26Z. There was no impact on operations. 1400Z METAR 31005KTS 15SM FEW042 FEW140 22/10 A2984

April 20, 2010

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Overshoot/missed approach, Incursion - runway - aircraft, Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

C-FSXG, Beech C90A, enroute from Montreal (CYUL) to Fredericton (CYFC), landed on Runway 27 and was given clearance to turn 180-degrees and to hold short of Runway 15. This clearance was read-back by the pilot. Due to circuit traffic on Runway 33, C-FNIN departed from Runway 33, after which C-FSXG was observed rolling forward approximately 50 feet from the edge of Runway 15. C-FSXG was instructed to hold position and C-FNTK was instructed to execute a missed approach.

February 10, 2010

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNTK, Diamond DA 20 C1, enroute from Fredericton (CYFC) to Moncton (CYQM), departed at 16:18Z. At 16:23Z, the pilot requested to return to Fredericton for a priority landing due to a canopy opening. The flight was cleared direct to the airport and landed on Runway 33 at 16:26Z without further incident. Nil TSB.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The latch force test indicated the latch adjustment was bellow limits. The latch system was shimmed as per Diamond maintenance recommendations.

November 11, 2009

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNTK, Diamond DA 20 C1, entered downwind for Runway 33 and was advised of C-FMCZ, Piper PA44, on left base for Runway 33. C-FNTK reported the traffic in sight. Shortly after C-FNTK was observed turning base and cutting off C-FMCZ on final. C-FNTK was requested to overshoot. C-FMCZ continued on final and landed safely at 13:53Z with C-FNTK landing at 13:57Z. Nil TSB.

December 30, 2008

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Overshoot/missed approach, Incursion - runway - aircraft, Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

C-FNTK, Diamond DA 20 C1, entered Runway 33 for departure while C-FNHO, Diamond DA 20 C1, was on short final. The Flight Service Specialist (FSS) requested C-FHNO to conduct an overshoot. C-FNTK did not report before moving on to the takeoff surface.

November 25, 2008

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNTK, Diamond DA 20 C1, departed from Fredericton (CYFC) and at five minutes after departure advised that the aircraft would be returning to the field. When queried, the pilot advised of indications of high engine temperature and low oil pressure. No emergency was declared. The fire hall was notified and on standby. C-FNTK landed safely and taxied back to base without incident at 00:24Z.

September 22, 2008

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

On landing Runway 33, C-FNTK reported a flat tire (nose gear). One aircraft overshot the runway and one departed from the intersection as a result. Red 5 escorted Moncton Flight College personnel to the scene and they pushed the aircraft clear at taxiway Alpha at 21:15Z. Nil TSB.

August 18, 2008

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

C-FNTK, Diamond DA 20 C1, was returning to Moncton (CYQM) from a cross-country and was told to join left downwind for Runway 29. Read back was not correct and had to be reissued. C-FNTK encroached on the Runway 29 departure path and was given a vector to correct. At two miles to the southwest of the field the heading was cancelled and C-FNTK was told to rejoin downwind for Runway 29. C-FNTK then headed north through departure corridor with C-FJXD, Diamond DA 20 C1, that was conducting a touch and go maneuver. C-FNTK was given a left 360 degree turn to clear the corridor and C-FJXD was issued an early right turnout to avoid the traffic. C-FNTK was still at 1,700 ft. and C-FJXD was still climbing but below 1,200 ft. C-FTNK was brought in behind company and landed without further incident.

July 4, 2008

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE TSB: A08A0092: The Moncton Flight Collage Diamond DA-20, C-FNTK, was on a cross country flight from Fredericton to Moncton and return. The pilot and requested a touch and go and he was advised the tower controller that a touch and go was not possible at that time. On two occasions the pilot was instructed to conduct a low approach only. The aircraft made the approach and completed a touch and go. A Dash 8 aircraft had that had been cleared to enter the runway and await take-off clearance had held short of the runway until C-FNTK had passed.
C-FNTK, Diamond DA 20 C1, on a round robin flight from Fredericton (CYFC), requested a touch and go. Air Traffic Control (ATC) advised the pilot that a touch and go was not possible at that time. The pilot was told twice to do a low approach only. The aircraft conducted a touch and go. TSB Case Closed.

December 11, 2007

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Overshoot/missed approach, Engine failure, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The reported engine failure was a result of the pilot not having pushed the mixture control to the "rich" position for landing. Following the engine "failure", the pilot reset the mixture control to the rich position, re-started the engine and taxied to the apron.
After landing on Runway 27, C-FNTK, a Diamond DA 20 C1, reported an engine failure. C-FNTJ, Diamond DA 20 C1, was two miles final for Runway 27 and proceeded with an overshoot. C-FNTK restarted the engine and taxied off the runway. C-FNTJ landed safely. Nil TSB.

October 3, 2007

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

On two separate occasions the tower gave C-FNTK, DA 20 C1, right circuits for Runway 29. Both times, the pilot flew a left circuit. After many attempts to switch C-FNTK to Runway 24 (the winds changed, requiring a runway change) the controller finally assigned headings and cleared the aircraft to land on Runway 24. Nil TSB.

September 30, 2007

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNTK, Diamond DA 20 C1, departed Runway 29 at 12:06 and shortly after requested to return for landing on Runway 29 due to an indication of high fuel pressure. The aircraft landed without incident. Nil TSB.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: This event refers to reported high fuel pressure indications in Diamond DA20-C1 aircraft. The reported high fuel pressure is a result of a combination of the aircraft's fuel system being set up in accordance with Service Information Directive (SID) 07-03A and the actual atmospheric conditions when the aircraft is being flown. When set up in accordance with this SID, the fuel pressures are naturally higher than when set up with the fuel system set up instructions previously contained in SID 97-03. The fuel pump in the above aircraft has an altitude compensating module which, depending on the atmospheric conditions at the time the aircraft is flying, may cause a higher fuel pressure that can & will exceed the normal operating fuel pressure range specified in the aircraft flight manual & displayed on the aircraft's fuel pressure gauge. Temporary Revision 1 to the Diamond DA20-C1 aircraft flight manual dated October 2, 2007 has been issued & has a provision for operating this model aircraft to the top of the fuel pressure "Red line". This change is temporary pending the installation of a modified fuel pressure gauge.

August 11, 2007

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNTK, Diamond DA 20 C1, returned to Fredericton shortly after departure, advising of a "low Pressure" indication. No assistance was required; Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) was notified. The aircraft landed safely. Nil TSB.

August 9, 2007

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNTK, Diamond DA 20 C1, landed on Runway 33 at 22:19Z. While taxiing into Taxiway Alpha, the aircraft had an engine failure. The pilot was unable to restart the aircraft and elected to push the aircraft back to the hanger. Another aircraft, a Canadian registered, Cessna 172, was on final for Runway 33 and was advised of the disabled aircraft approximately 150 feet off the runway in Taxiway Alpha. The Cessna acknowledged this and continued to land Runway 33. Nil TSB.