August 5, 2018

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

After taxiing off the runway, a Noren Air Inc. Cessna 425 (C-FVAX) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International, AB (CYXC) reported that they may have struck a coyote while landing. The pilot reported no visible damage to the aircraft. No remains were found by airport staff during the runway inspection.

September 16, 2017

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

A Noren Air Inc. Cessna 425 (C-FVAX) on a flight from Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) aborted takeoff Runway 23 when the nose baggage door popped open. The aircraft exited the runway to the main ramp, secured the door and departed at 1515Z.

August 9, 2016

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

A Noren Air Inc Cessna 425 (C-FVAX) from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) was cleared for a straight in Runway 30 approach at CYQU; pilot changed to Runway 25 for approach without clearance. No impact to operations.

April 19, 2011

Incident at FORT MACKAY / HORIZON AB (CYNR)

C-FVAX, a Cessna 425, departed Fort MacKay for Calgary and the pilot was cleared to FL 240. He also read back the clearance correctly. The Edmonton Centre controller subsequently noticed the aircraft continuing ascent through FL 240 and when queried, the pilot thought he was cleared to FL 250. There was no loss of separation.

February 5, 2003

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

On final approach to Calgary, the pilot of C-FVAX, a Cessna 425, advised he had an unlocked gear indication. He did a flyby of the Tower and the gear appeared to be extended normally so the pilot returned and landed safely on Runway 28. CFR was called out and after landing the runway was inspected and no debris was found. Normal operations resumed at 2004Z.
UPDATE The company advised that the a/c had been washed that morning and it is suspected that some moisture froze in the nosegear down microswitch, causing the unsafe indication. The a/c was put on jacks and the gear swung several times successfully.

January 21, 2003

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

C-FVAX, a Cessna 425, departed Runway 34 at Calgary on an IFR flight to City Centre. On contact with the Departure Controller, the a/c was radar-identified, but with no Mode C readout. The Controller turned the a/c to a heading of 040 degrees. C-GYSC, a Beech King Air, departed Runway 34 for Medicine Hat right behind C-FVAX and the crew was given a heading of 010 degrees by Tower. The Departure Controller advised there was no radar contact with C-GYSC and instructed the crew to maintain 5,000 feet. They responded that the a/c was at 5,500 feet and the Controller immediately turned the flight to 080 degrees. He then instructed the flight to continue the right turn to 100 degrees. A loss of separation occurred when the Departure Controller issued the heading of 040 degrees to C-FVAX with C-GYSC having been issued 010 degrees by Tower. Separation was reduced to 700 feet vertical and 1.5 miles lateral where 1,000 feet or 3 miles lateral is required.