May 13, 2010

Incident at WOLLASTON LAKE SK (CZWL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The pilot of C-GCTG, a Transwest Air Piper Navajo, landed at Wollaston Lake and reported that the aircraft was disabled on the runway due to a flat tire. A NOTAM was issued and was in effect from 2350z until it was cancelled at 14/0045z.

January 23, 2006

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

UPDATE Maintanence and Manufacturing reported that the nose landing gear doors were not re-attached to the actuators after maintenance was done. The aircraft was returned to service after the doors were inspected and re-attached to the actuators. The DoM is awaiting a written report from the AME involved.
C-GCTG, a Piper Navajo, departed La Ronge at 1938z on an IFR flight to Prince Albert. At 1945z, ATC advised La Ronge FSS that the aircraft was returning due to an abnormal cockpit indication. Assistance was offered by La Ronge FSS but was declined. The aircraft landed on Runway 36 at La Ronge without further incident.

February 28, 2005

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the pilot felt that the brake wasn't right. He returned the a/c to the hangar, where company maintenance checked the brake system. No problems were found and the flight was dispatched with no further problems.
The pilot of C-GCTG, a Piper Navajo, rejected his takeoff at Saskatoon due to a suspected brake problem. The pilot taxied the a/c back to the apron.

April 8, 2004

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

During takeoff at Prince Albert, C-GCTG, a Piper Navajo, was observed to be slowing down. When asked, the pilot replied that he was returning to the company hangar due to 'mechanical problems.' The aircraft subsequently departed 10 minutes later at 2314z. No other aircraft were delayed.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the pilot felt one engine was not developing full power and returned to the hangar to consult maintenance. Maintenance and the pilot did a full run-up on both engines with everything normal. The aircraft departed with no further problems. Maintenance felt it may have been a 'sticky turbocharger wastegate'.

November 7, 2002

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC) (Overshoot/missed approach, Incursion - runway - aircraft, Conflict - potential)

A Cessna 402 owned and operated by Points North Aviation was on a local training flight at LaRonge. The crew were conducting a VOR approach to Runway 18 with a circling to land on Runway 36. While this exercise was being accomplished, the pilot of a Transwest PA-31 preparing for departure from La Ronge, requested and received Air Traffic information for LaRonge and requested an IFR clearance to Cumberland House. The local airport advisory was passed to the pilot of C-GCTG. The pilot then taxied out onto Runway 36 while the Cessna 402 was on short final. A missed approach was conducted and C-GCGQ was landed without further incident after the pilot a visual circuit.

November 20, 2001

Accident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

C-GCTG, a PA-31 Navajo, was enroute VFR from Wollaston to La Ronge when the crew received a no gear down confirmation on approach. They circled to burn off fuel, then completed a successful belly landing on the grass, east of Runway 18/36. AFF vehicles were on scene, no fire occurred. The runway was Notamed closed until 1957Z. No IFR inbound aircraft were delayed. The disabled aircraft was removed from the infield at 2010Z. TSB reported that the problem was determined to be a failed hydraulic line at the connection to the hydraulic power pack. There were no injuries to the 2 crew and 8 passengers.
UPDATE TSB reported that the a/c was on a downwind right visual approach to Runway 36 at La Ronge and when the landing gear was selected down, the gear remained up. The approach was discontinued and the aircraft orbited near the aerodrome while alternate attempts were made to lower the gear, with no success. The pilot made a wheels-up landing on the grass strip adjacent to Runway 36. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to both propellers, and minor skin damage to the underside of the wings and fuselage. Inspection of the landing gear operating system revealed a broken gear down hydraulic line at the hydraulic power pack. The operator has submitted an SDR to Transport Canada.

April 28, 1993

Incident at SASKATOON

PA31 NAVAJO C-GCTG - THE PILOT ADVISED OF A FAULTY LANDING GEAR INDICATION. THE A/C LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT AT 0418Z. TIME = 0357Z.

January 27, 1993

Incident at SASKATOON

PA31 NAVAJO AIR SASK AVIATION C-GCTG - LANDED SAFELY WITH AN UNSAFE RIGHT MAIN GEAR INDICATION. TIME = 2147Z.