May 21, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (series 100) (C-FZJA/JZA8746) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) reported a probable bird strike while landing on Runway 29. No birds were found during the runway inspection. The following aircraft were delayed due to the runway inspection: a Sky Jet Piper PA-31-350 (C-GDFK/VSL355) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB); a Kudlik Aviation Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-FKGE/KUK761) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Bathurst, NB (CZBF); a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (C-GPPS/PSC582) from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB); and a Chrono Aviation Cessna 175 (C-FKND/NDL901) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). Things were back to normal at 1200Z.

October 2, 2017

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Piper PA-31-350 operated by Sky Jet (C-GDFK/SJ355), from Quebec City/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), took off from Runway 06 and asked to return and land without giving a reason. On short final, smoke was detected on the right engine. Emergency services were deployed. Once on the ground, the pilot cut the engine and the smoke dissipated. The aircraft taxied to the company hangar under its own power. An aircraft operated by a Hydro-Québec (HYD110) was delayed in taking-off by 4 min while the runway was being inspected. No further impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB #A17Q0154: C-GDFK, a Piper PA-31-350 operated by Sky Jet M.G., making a flight (SJ355) according to instrument flight rules from Quebec City/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Sept-Iles, QC (CYZV) with two crew members on board. During the initial climb after takeoff, the right engine (Avco Lycoming LTIO-540-J2BD) lost power. The crew requested clearance to return to CYQB, and emergency services were deployed. Smoke was observed issuing from the engine on short final. The aircraft landed without incident and taxied to the company?s hangar. There were no injuries.

August 22, 2017

Incident at 15NM WSW QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

On departure from Québec/Jean Lesage (CYQB), QC, a SkyJet Piper PA-31-350 (SJ355), from CYQB, to Ottawa/Gatineau (CYND), QC, reported PAN PAN because of engine problems. The aircraft asked to return to CYQB. The aircraft landed without incident at 1226Z. Impact: A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-400 (WEN3448) was delayed by 4 min on arrival. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the aviation operations centre were notified.
UPDATE: TSB#A17Q0132: Sky Jet M.G. Piper PA-31-350 C-GDFK was conducting flight SJ355 IFR from Québec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) with 2 pilots and 1 passenger on board. While the aircraft was above Donnacona, QC, the pilot issued a PAN PAN due to right engine failure (AVCO LYCOMING, LTIO-540-J2BD) and asked to return to CYQB, where it landed without incident. Maintenance personnel discovered that fuel injector number 2 was completely obstructed. The injector was cleaned and the aircraft returned to service.

January 17, 2017

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Sky Jet Piper PA-31-350 (C-GDFK/SJ355) taxied on Taxiway C without calling Sept-Îles (CYZV), QC, radio (RDO). A maintenance vehicle was kept short of the runway until the aircraft could be contacted.

October 15, 2014

Incident at 2 NM E QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

After receiving and reading back an authorization to depart from Runway 06 using standard instrument departure (SID) CYQB5, a Sky Jet M.G. Piper PA-31-350 (C-GDFK), from Québec, QC (CYQB), to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC), flew a 45° heading on takeoff while the SID specifies a climb on the runway heading. No impact on operations.

February 10, 2014

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Jean-Lesage International Airport Aviation Incident Report #14048: Call from the control tower for a landing gear problem on a Piper PA-31-350 operated by Skyjet (C-GDFK). The aircraft landed without incident and the runway was inspected

July 1, 2013

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Sky Jet M.G. Piper PA-31-50 (C-GDFK/SJ355), from Port Menier to Québec (CYQB), reported that it had an unextended wheel indication. After a low approach over Runway 24, everything seemed normal. The pilot did not declare an emergency or ask for assistance. SJ355 landed without incident on Runway 30 at 1624Z. No impact on operations.
Update: According to information from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division, the mechanics found that the hook used to keep the landing gear in place could not be put in its usual spot because of dirt. They cleaned and lubricated the spot and the incident did not reoccur.

May 26, 2013

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV)

A Sky Jet M.G. Piper PA-31-350 (C-GDFK/SJ355), from Port-Menier (CYPN) to Havre-St-Pierre (CYGV), did not report leaving the runway at CYGV. A call was made to the airport manager at 2110Z, who confirmed that SJ355 was on the ground. No impact on operations.

February 19, 2013

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV)

C-GDFK, a Piper PA-31 operated by Sky Jet M.G. as flight number SJ355, was on an IFR flight from Havre-St-Pierre (CYGV) to Baie-Comeau (CYBC). At 2354Z, immediately after takeoff, the crew reported a mechanical problem and asked to return to the airport. No emergency was declared, and the aircraft landed without incident at 2357Z. No impact on ATC operations.

January 8, 2012

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

C-GDFK, a Piper Navajo operated by Sky Jet as flight number SKJ355, was on an IFR flight from Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) to Chibougamau (CYMT). During the initial climb, the pilot reported an open door indication and requested to return to the airport. No emergency was declared and no priority was requested. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24 at 1100Z. No impact on ATC operations.

June 28, 2005

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the pilot of the Dynamic Flight Service PA-31 aircraft selected gear down and did not get a green indication for the left MLG. The pilot requested a return to Thompson. Upon landing, maintenance found the downlock microswitch was stuck due to dirt. The switch was cleaned and the gear retaction system tested. The aircraft was released for a test flight and returned to service following the satisfactory flight.
The pilot of C-GDFK, a Piper Navajo, advised Winnipeg FIC that he had gear problems when in the vicinity of Brochet and was returning to Thompson. While inbound to YTH, the pilot requested AFF be on standby. The a/c landed safely at 0311Z. Runway 05/23 was closed for approximately 15 minutes to tow the aircraft off. Minimal operational impact to other aircraft.

June 23, 2005

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

C-GDFK, a Piper Navajo, was on an IFR flight from Thompson to Norway House and the pilot was cleared to maintain 5,000 feet. When the a/c was about 80 NM south of YTH, the Controller observed the flight on radar to be descending. When the pilot was queried about his altitude, he acknowledged passing through 2,200 feet. He also admitted that he had not received a descent clearance.

June 2, 2005

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

The pilot of C-GDFK, a Piper Navajo, taxied onto Taxiway Charlie at Thompson without contacting FSS.

March 24, 2005

Incident at WETASKIWIN REGIONAL AB (CEX3) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

C-GDFK, a Piper Navajo, arrived at Wetaskiwin after a flight from Calgary and the pilot called Edmonton FSS to advise that the a/c was disabled on the runway with a flat tire. The runway was NOTAM'd closed for 3 hours until 1630Z. The a/c has now been removed from the runway and the NOTAM was cancelled.

January 7, 2004

Incident at DAWSON CREEK BC (CYDQ) (Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Nav Air Charters flight, flight FCV808 a Fairchild Swearingen SW3 departed Dawson Creek westbound for Fort St. John at 2017Z climbing to 6000 feet. C-GDFK a Piper PA-31 owned by Dynamic Flight Services was overflying Dawson Creek eastbound at 7000 feet (estimated YDQ at 2022Z). The pilot of FCV808 reported leaving 4700 feet for 6000 feet at 2018Z and then at 2019Z aircraft is shown leaving 6000 feet on the radar and still climbing. The controller asks the pilot to confirm he is level at 6000 feet and after a slight hesitation the pilot confirms he is. The radar showed the aircraft reached 6500 feet and this put it within 500 feet and 1.5nm of C-GDFK. In this area the required separation is 5nm or 1000 feet. The pilot admitted in a telephone call to the Shift Manager that he had errored and accepted full responsibility. No evasive action was required as FCV808 quickly descended to 6000 feet.
Change OPI to Enforcement.
Update from the TSB: : The Nav Air Charter's SA226-TC, operating as FCV808, departed Dawson Creek (CYDQ) for Fort St. John (CYXJ), climbing to 6000 feet asl. A Dynamic Flight Services Piper PA-31 (C-GDFK) was level in cruise at 7000 feet, opposite direction from CYXJ to Edmonton Intl (CYEG). FCV808 overshot the climb and had reached 6500 feet by the time ATC detected the deviation and queried the crew. FVC808 descended immediately, but not before a loss of separation occurred when the two aircraft passed with 1.5 nm lateral and 500 feet vertical separation in an area where 5 nm or 1000 feet is required. No evasive action was taken by either aircraft.

September 28, 2004

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

C-GDFK, a Piper Navajo, was northbound from Wetaskiwin to Athabasca cleared to 8,000 feet ASL. COA 1960, a B737, departed on Runway 12 at Edmonton climbing to FL 250. The aircraft passed at approximately 7,500 feet ASL with 2.8 NM and 800 feet separation in an area where 1,000 feet vertical separation or 3 NM lateral separation is required.

February 1, 2003

Incident at SLAVE LAKE AB (CYZH) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that Nav Canada will conduct an Operational Safety Investigation (OSI) concerning this occurrence.
C-GDFK, a Piper Navajo, was inbound to Slave Lake from Calgary and was cleared out of controlled airspace via the Slave Lake NDB DME Runway 28 approach. About 11 minutes later, the pilot of ALZ 712, a Cessna 402, called Edmonton ACC on frequency when on the ground at Slave Lake. The Controller mistook ALZ 712's call as C-GDFK reporting down at Slave Lake. One minute later, ALZ 712 called again and requested clearance to Athabasca. The Controller issued an IFR clearance for ALZ 712 to depart Slave Lake and proceed to Athabasca. A loss of separation occurred when this clearance was issued. One minute later, ALZ 712 advised the Controller that there was still IFR traffic on the approach. To regain separation, the Controller then cancelled the departure clearance for ALZ 712 which was still on the ground at Slave Lake. When the Controller cancelled ALZ 712's departure clearance, C-GDFK was still on the approach in the procedure turn.

July 12, 2002

Incident at EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD)

The aircraft was enroute Calgary International from Athabaska at 7500 feet when it entered Class C airspace 30 miles north of Edmonton. At 16 miles the pilot of GDFK contacted Edmonton ACC, received a clearance the aircraft was then vectored around traffic and proceeded to his destination.

January 12, 2001

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

KBA 103, a Beech King Air, departed Red Deer for Villeneuve on an IFR flight plan and the crew was cleared to 6,000 feet because of overflying northbound IFR traffic at 8,000 feet (C-GDFK). The crew of KBA 103 subsequently contacted the Controller and reported leaving 6,700 feet in the climb. The Controller stopped the a/c at 7,000 feet and queried the crew. Separation was lost when the two a/c came within 3 NM laterally in an area where 5 NM lateral or 1,000 feet vertical separation is required.

June 20, 2000

Incident at Fort St. John, BC

At 08:53 pdt while inbound to Ft. St. John, C-GDFK reported a problem with the landing gear and that the gear was being extended manually. The aircraft circled until city fire crews responded then landed safely on runway 20 at 09:19 pdt. The pilot shut down and inspected the aircraft then re-started and exited the runway at 09:28 pdt. No damage nor injuries were reported. OPI: M & M

June 12, 2000

Incident at 30 NM SE of Grande Prairie, AB (TCAS alert, Conflict - loss of separation)

CDR 1322, a DHC-8, was descending into Grande Prairie after a flight from Edmonton and the crew was cleared to maintain 10,000 feet. C-GDFK, a Piper Navajo, was outbound from Grande Prairie for Fox Creek and the pilot was cleared to maintain 9,000 feet. As CDR 1322 was levelling, the crew received a TCAS RA from the Navajo and commenced a climb as directed by the TCAS. Radar separation was not lost between the two a/c. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that the Controller observed that the radar target on C-GDFK showed 9,300 feet at the time of the occurrence. Required separation in the area is 5 miles lateral or 1,000 feet vertical.