January 22, 2014

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

UPDATE Aviation Incident Report from Fredericton Airport: Overhead communications tower reported of a pilot and a rough running engine at 2225Z which was the last transmission between the communications tower and the pilot. At 2227Z, the tower called the firehall and notified that a Diamond Eclipse went down approximately 7km (by the Pumpkin Patch in Maugerville) from the 27 approach. The Director of operations was notified and told all ERS to standby. At 2320Z the Director of Operations notified ERS that the RCMP and the local fire departments were handling the incident and to stand down.
UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A14A0004: The Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1, C-FNZQ, was conducting a training flight from Fredericton (CYFC) to Moncton, NB and return with the student pilot as the sole occupant. When about 10 nm northeast of CYFC the aircraft engine lost power and the pilot declared Mayday before the aircraft impacted terrain. The pilot used a cellular telephone to alert first responders who located the site about 2 hours later and transported the pilot to hospital with injuries. The TSB is assessing the occurrence.
UPDATE JRCC Halifax Daily SAR Summary January 22 [S2014-00105]: (455860N 0662200W - 9nm NE Fredericton Airport). Moncton ACC reported High Flyers picking up an ELT signal, which was quickly followed by Canadian Mission Control Centre (CMCC) advising of a 406 ELT detection, both reports being in the Fredericton area. Subsequent calls quickly determined that a small single engine aircraft had in fact crashed 10 NM NE of Fredericton airport. Local Fire and Police as well as 413 Cormorant and Herc were tasked. R911 hoisted the downed pilot aboard and then flew him to the hospital in Fredericton. Case Closed HERC 337 413 - 1.2, CORM 911 413 - 3.3
A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNZQ) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) inbound from ENE on flight plan to land at CYFC reported trouble with engine. 6-7 miles from airport reported engine quit unable to restart declared Mayday crashed in wooded area 6-7 miles ENE. Pilot was located by search and rescue taken to hospital.

January 2, 2014

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

A Canlink Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNZQ) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) landed runway 27 at 2030Z. Prior to landing, runway 15/33 was NOTAM closed until 2000Z. The aircraft taxi instructions was to taxi runway 33, taxiway B. At 2033Z, aircraft reported hitting a chunk of ice exiting runway 33 at the mouth of taxiway B and shutdown the aircraft. Ice chunk cleared away and the aircraft re-started . Runway 15/33 re-inspected and closed again by Field Foreman.

September 10, 2013

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Inc. Diamond DA20-C1 (C-FNZQ), colour code green, had a tail strike on departure for a local flight at Fredericton, NB (CYFC). Taxied back to Moncton Flight College (MFC). No impact on operations.

July 12, 2013

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: Pilot reported that engine oil temperature was at upper redline (240 degrees) and oil pressure was slightly below minimum cruise pressure of 30 psi. The engine cowlings were removed, engine and oil cooler inspected with no faults found. The engine was allowed to cool, an extended ground run was carried out and temperatures and pressures were found within limits. 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.
At 1948Z, a Canlink Aviation Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNZQ) on a local flight at Fredericton, NB (CYFC), reported a high oil temperature indication, returning to CYFC for landing. The aircraft landed at 1954Z with no further incident.

July 4, 2013

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNZQ) on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) reported high oil pressure indications and returning to YFC for landing. ARFF on standby. The aircraft landed at 0112Z with no further incident.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The snag indicated by pilot was low oil pressure, oil temperature over green arc. Maintenance inspected the engine and completed an extensive ground run. With maximum oil temperature (top of green) oil pressure found to be within limit at full power and at idle speeds. No faults were found. Contributing factors are the +25 degree temperatures and that due to a small oil cooler on these aircraft, prolonged ground running will give higher temperatures quickly.

February 26, 2013

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1, returned to Fredericton (CYFC) to adjust the air flow baffles. No assistance was required. The aircraft landed at 13:32Z with no further incident.

January 12, 2013

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1, reported a high oil pressure indication and returned to Fredericton (CYFC) for landing. Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) was on standby. The aircraft landed at 01:12Z with no further incident.
UPDATE Airworthiness: The pilot reported that both inlet and outlet baffles were installed on the engine cowls. The outside temperature was -7 C when the aircraft landed. The pilot was also aware there was a temperature inversion that night. The calibration of the oil pressure gauge was checked with a calibrated external gauge. The aircraft gauge system was found to be reading 15 PSI lower than the external gauge. A new oil pressure gauge and sender were installed and checked with no faults found.

January 3, 2013

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Upon entering the control zone in Fredericton (CYFC), C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1, reported that its engine was running rough but no other assistance was required. The fire hall was advised. The aircraft landed without incident at 19:01Z. There was no impact on operations.
UPDATE Airworthiness: Maintenance confirmed the rough running engine and carried out a number of checks and adjustments that did not resolve the issue. The engine throttle body was then removed and replaced with a repaired unit. A fuel system setup was carried out and some adjustments were made. The aircraft conducted a satisfactory test flight.

December 26, 2012

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE Airworthiness: Maintenance inspected the engine and oil cooler with no defects found. An oil pressure test gauge was installed and the aircraft was run with winter baffles installed and with baffles removed. Oil pressure and temperatures were found to be within limits. The aircraft has flown several times without any issues since.
At 22:06Z, C-FNZQ, five miles northeast of Fredericton (CYFC), reported high oil temperature and advised that it was returning to the airport. Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) was on standby. The aircraft landed on Runway 15 at 22:10Z, without further incident.

October 17, 2012

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1, was stopped during a stop-and-go manoeuvre when the pilot indicated that the aircraft had a loose oil cap. The aircraft taxied off the runway.

July 18, 2012

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

After landing in Fredericton (CYFC), concluding a flight that originated in Charlotte Douglas (KCLT), N899U was instructed to backtrack Runway 27 and hold short of Runway 33. The aircraft read back the hold short instruction and then taxied through the intersection towards Taxiway A. C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1, on final approach, was instructed to execute a missed approach.

June 17, 2012

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

C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1, was taxiing to position on Runway 33 in Fredericton (CYFC) from Taxiway A when it reported a flat tire. The aircraft was beyond the hold short line for Runway 27 on Runway 33. There was no impact on operations. C-FNZQ was removed from the runway at 17:42Z.
UPDATE Airworthiness: There was a small nick on the tube that caused the flat tire, the assembly had approximately 450 hours since the last rebuild. The split was similar to past flat tire occurrences but was at a different location. A repaired wheel assembly with a new tire and tube was installed and the aircraft was released back into service.

April 14, 2012

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Incursion - runway - aircraft, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The pilot of C-FUZG, a DV20 reported ready for take-off and was instructed to hold short. After a second instruction to hold short, the pilot read back holding short. FUZG crossed the hold short line and was told to stop. C-FNZQ, another DV20 on final for landing, was instructed to pull up and conduct an overshoot. FUZG was approximately 100 feet from the runway edge.

February 8, 2012

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Immediately after departure from Runway (RWY) 33, the pilot of C-FNZQ, a Diamond DV 20 requested to return to the airport due to a loose oil cap. The aircraft landed safely on RWY 27 at 12:04Z. No assistance was required and there was no impact on the operation.

June 28, 2011

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1, was five miles northwest of Fredericton (CYFC) when it reported low oil pressure and that it was returning for landing. Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) was on standby. C-FNZQ landed without further incident at 21:40Z. There was no impact on operations.

April 13, 2011

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1 on a local flight was inbound to Fredericton (CYFC) from the northeast with receive only (RONLY) radio communications. The pilot called the tower via a cell phone and was cleared to enter the zone on Penniac arrival and right downwind to Runway 33 not below 1,600 ft. The aircraft landed without incident at 13:35Z.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: On April 11, 2011, troubleshooting was carried out on the radios and the GMA340 audio panel was replaced and the system was ground tested serviceable. On April 13, 2011, the aircraft again experienced a communications failure. All radio wiring was inspected and the previous GMA340 was re-installed since it was not the problem. A repaired GNS430 GPS/Comm/Nav was installed and many radio tests were carried out on both sides (pilot and co-pilot) and all checks found the communication system to be serviceable. The aircraft was released conditional to a satisfactory test flight to confirm the issue was rectified.

March 16, 2010

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

C-FNXA, Diamond DA 20 C1, completed a touch-and-go maneuver on Runway 27 and advised of two deer on the right side of the runway proceeding towards the runway. C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 CA that had been lined up for takeoff, was taxied back around to hold short of the runway. C-FNZQ, C-GPUX, and C-FVDH (Diamond DA 20 C1?s), and C-FCAP and C-GUNB (Cessna 172's) all had departures delayed approximately eight to ten minutes. Nil TSB.

February 5, 2010

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1 cleared the zone at Fredericton (CYFC), and reported returning due to a high oil temperature indication. Aircraft declared an emergency. The Aircraft Rescue & Fire-Fighting (ARFF) went to standby position. The aircraft landed safely at 20:10Z. Nil TSB.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: This was the 3rd occurrence with this aircraft and two were confirmed by the flight crew to be caused by an extended ground run with the winter plates installed. During the last maintenance entry the oil pressure plunger and seat were inspected for damage, the oil cooler and fins were inspected for obstruction and the aircraft was ground run with an external oil pressure gauge and no defect was found. The aircraft was released conditional to a satisfactory test flight.

January 17, 2010

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

UPDATE Aerodrome Safety: The airport authority is working with local wildlife officials to address this issue.
Three deer were spotted on Runway 27 in Fredericton (CYFC) with C-FNZQ and C-FNIN in the circuit. Both aircraft were cleared for a low approach as a result. Truck 88 came out and scared the deer away. Both aircraft were switched to Runway 33 in the meantime.

October 9, 2009

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

JZA956, RJ200, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Fredericton (CYFC), once on the ground after landing on Runway 27, indicated that they had a Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System Resolution Advisory (TCAS RA) during the final approach. They continued and landed on Runway 27. Traffic was a Diamond DA 20 C1 that landed two minutes prior at 19:02Z and two Diamond DA 20 C1?s (C-FNTJ and C-FNZQ) in the downwind extending to follow JZA956. No conflict existed.

October 2, 2009

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1, landed on Runway 15 on a stop-and-go maneuver and the engine cut out after the landing. The pilots pushed the aircraft into the ramp area. The fire hall was notified to provide an escort. There was no impact on operations.

April 14, 2009

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

After the airport advisory was issued, C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1, was requested to hold short of Taxiway A. C-FNZQ did not respond to the request. The Flight Service Station (FSS) personal observed C-FNZQ passing the hold short line and entering Runway 33. C-FNTJ, Diamond DA 20 C1, was VFR and on the short final for Runway 33 and CME502 was IFR and turning final for Runway 33. C-FNTJ and CME502 proceeded with the overshoot of Runway 33 while C-FNZQ exited the runway. Nil TSB.

March 5, 2009

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to Fredericton (CYFC), did not comply with the assigned altitude and conflicted with an inbound Boeing 727. Traffic was exchanged and visual separation was maintained.

January 9, 2009

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Conflict - potential)

A truck (ST38) was on Runway 09/27, holding short of Runway 15/33 due an aircraft in the circuit. The vehicle was observed crossing 15/33 without authorization. ST38 was clear of 15/33 when C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1, landed. Nil TSB.

July 16, 2008

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

C-FNZQ, Diamond DA 20 C1, landed on Runway 27, experienced a flat tire, and was disabled in the intersection of the runways. Two other aircraft were held to await landing. The aircraft was pushed into mouth of Taxiway A. The tire was changed and the aircraft was clear at 18:11Z. Air Traffic Control (ATC) was advised of the runway unavailability. Nil TSB.