June 27, 2003

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the oil problem was caused from residual oil from around the oil filter that was not cleaned up at time of an oil change. The filter is located on the firewall. The residual oil about the size of a dime came around a screw head in the cabin floor. In regards to the radio, it was intermittent on transmission but not a problem receiving. The owner also had a hand-held radio with him. The a/c is scheduled to be taken to a radio shop today at the City Centre airport. This is an amateur-built aircraft with no requirement to submit an SDR.
The Murphy Rebel homebuilt a/c, C-GCRD, departed Fort McMurray at 1857Z with some radio problems (transmissions were intermittent) and then returned 20 minutes later, NORDO. The aircraft landed safely and the pilot then informed FSS he had lost his radio altogether shortly after takeoff and he also had oil leaking into the cockpit from the floorboards. There was no impact on operations. FSS also commented on the fact that the aircraft had radio problems when he had arrived earlier.

February 16, 2000

Incident at Calgary, AB

CDR 1371, an F28, was 5 miles final for Runway 28 at Calgary. The pilot informed the Arrival Controller he had a TCAS - TA 500 feet below. The only aircraft in the vicinity was C-GSQD, a Cessna 402, which was at CDR 1371's 4 o'clock at 5,000 feet and which would be following the F28. Ten seconds later, the pilot of CDR 1371 stated they were in a TCAS climb. Recorded radar data has not been secured, yet is available on request, for the next 30 days. OPI - ANS and Airspace UPDATE ANS reported that the incident was investigated by NAV CANADA. There was no loss of separation between the two aircraft. No Fact Finding Board is necessary.

June 15, 1999

Incident at 30NM west of Ottawa VOR

ONT363 (C-GJSX) DEHAVILLAND DHC-8 AIR ONTARIO INC. IFR from Montréal International (Dorval) to Toronto (City Centre) CDR1561, IFR from Ottawa (M-CIA) to Toronto (LBPIA), was cleared to FL190 due to ONT363 ahead at FL200. Traffic was passed and CDR1561 reported sighting the traffic. CDR1561 climbed through FL190 to FL197 before descending back to FL190. CDR1561 was subsequently cleared to FL240 when clear of ONT363. Separation between CDR1561 and ONT363 reduced to 3.8NM in an area where 5NM is required. CDR1561 crossed behind the path of ONT363. S.O.B.: CDR1561: 14 -- four (4) crew; ten (10) passengers; ONT363: 15 -- three (3) crew; 12 passengers. O.P.I.: PAP Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A99O0145): Air Ontario flight 363 (ONT363), a de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft S/N 088, was on an IFR flight plan from Montréal International (Dorval) Airport to Toronto (City Centre) Airport at FL200. Canadian Regional flight 1561 (CDR1561), a Fokker F28 MK1000 S/N 11097, was on an IFR flight plan from Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport to Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport and was instructed to maintain FL190 because of traffic ahead at FL200 (ONT363). The flight crew acknowledged the instruction, advised the controller that they had ONT363 in sight and requested a visual climb to a higher altitude. The controller denied the request and instructed CDR1561 to maintain FL190. The controller saw that CDR1561 climbed through FL190 and instructed them to maintain FL190 and the flight crew complied. It was reported that CDR1561 reached 19,700 feet and came to within 3.8 miles laterally of ONT363 in an area where 1,000 feet vertical or 5 miles lateral separation is required. NAV CANADA will not be investigating further.