October 28, 2006

Incident at ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

CAV 6790, a HS 748, was en route from Winnipeg to Churchill when the crew requested to divert to Thompson due to a hydraulic problem. They requested emergency vehicles be on standby but did not declare an emergency. AFF was on site and the City Fire Department was on standby. The aircraft landed on Runway 23 at 1409z and needed to be towed off the runway. Runway 05/23 was closed for 10 minutes until 1419z. CAV 7545, a Saab 340, was delayed waiting for Runway 05/23 to open and PAG 965, a Beech 99, was delayed and elected to depart from Runway 32. TSB report to follow.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Calm Air Hawker Siddeley HS 748, registration C-GDOP operating as CAV 6790, was en route from Winnipeg, MB, to Churchill, MB. It was reported that the hydraulic flow lights illuminated and main hydraulic pressure dropped to 1900 psi. CAV 6790 diverted to Thompson, MB, and landed without incident with AFF and City Fire Department on standby. CAV 6790 landed safely and was towed off the runway.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that an inspection revealed that the hydraulic return line (P/N 316Q2277) between the Cut Out Valve and the Hydraulic Reservoir had failed at the flair for the reservoir connection. The hydraulic line was replaced and the system bled and tested. No other defects were found. This event is the subject of SDR 20061030001.

December 8, 2001

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Landing gear)

At approximately 1640Z, Winnipeg Airport (YWG) field maintenance staff found an aluminum wheel rim while clearing snow from Runway 31. This part was later identified by Calm Air as a part from a HS 748. The a/c completed its flights as CAV 3721 and CAV 3722 back to YWG and landed without incident. Earlier, Regina TCU had been advised there may be a possible wheel problem on TW 1014, a BAe Jetstream 31 inbound to Regina from Winnipeg. The crew did fly-by and the gear appeared to be normal. TW 1014 landed safely after AES was called out. Several aircraft had departed from Runway 31 at YWG, but officials were unable to identify which aircraft the part had come from until it was identified as belonging to CAV 3722.
Update: TSB Report#A01C0288: Winnipeg Airport field maintenance found a piece of an aluminum wheel rim while clearing snow from runway 31. The part was identified by Calm Air as a part of the wheel system of a Hawker Siddeley 748 and belonged to Calm Air 3721 registration C-GDOP, which had departed for Thompson and was now en route back to Winnipeg. The aircraft landed without incident.

October 24, 1999

Accident at Winnipeg, MB

The crew of C-GDOP, a HS 748, began to taxi from the north end of Apron 1 for a scheduled departure from Winnipeg to Churchill and as they made a turn, struck a parked PLH Company fuel truck with the left wing. There is reported to be substantial damage to the wing and aileron. It was reported that a marshaller on the ground attempted to get the attention of the crew before they began to taxi, but without success. TSB has been notified and more details will be available. OPI - Aerodrome Safety UPDATE TSB REPORTED THAT THE LEFT WING TIP AND AILERON OF A CALM AIR HS748, C-GDOP, INCURRED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WHEN THE WING CAME INTO CONTACT WITH A POLE ON THE UPPER FUELLING DECK OF A NEARBY FUEL BOWSER. INFORMATION PROVIDED INDICATED THAT THE HS748 AIRCRAFT WAS DELAYED IN DEPARTING FROM ITS PARKING PLACE AT POSITION 12. A BOEING 737 AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY PARKED, TO THE LEFT OF THE HS748, AT GATE 10. LINES PAINTED ON THE RAMP FOR GATE 10 AND POSITION 12 CONVERGE TOWARD THE TERMINAL BUILDING. THE DRIVER OF A PLH FUEL BOWSER MOVED INTO POSITION BETWEEN-AND-AHEAD OF THE WINGTIPS OF THE PARKED AIRCRAFT AND COMMENCED ON-TIME FUELLING OF THE BOEING 737 AIRCRAFT. THE HS748 AIRCRAFT WAS BEING MARSHALLED FROM POSITION 12 BY A LONE MARSHALLER WHO SIGNALLED FOR A HARD RIGHT TURN AND THE CAPTAIN MOVED THE AIRCRAFT STEERING TILLER HARD-OVER TO THE RIGHT. THE MARSHALLER AND THE CAPTAIN WERE AWARE THAT THE FUEL BOWSER HAD MOVED INTO POSTIION TO THE LEFT OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE CLOSE PROXIMITY OF THE FUEL BOWSER AND THE CONVERGING ALIGNMENT BETWEEN THE FUEL BOWSER AND THE AIRCRAFT RESULTED IN THE LEFT WING TRAVELLING OVER THE FUEL TRUCK AND TOWARDS THE FUEL DECK STRUCTURE.WHEN THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO TURN AWAY FROM THE GATE AND IT WAS APPARENT THAT THE WING WOULD NOT CLEAR THE BOWSER, THE MARSHALLER SIGNALLED FOR THE CAPTAIN TO STOP. CONCERNED THAT THE WING WOULD NOT CLEAR, THE CAPTAIN WAS LOOKING TOWARDS THE WING AND DID NOT SEE THE MARSHALLER'S STOP SIGNAL. Aerodrome Safety is in consultation with System Safety regarding this accident. A Minister's Observers Report is currently being written and will address the pertinent issues.

June 17, 1995

Incident at Thompson, Manitoba

C-GDOP, Hawker Siddeley,HS748 Series 2A, Calm Air International Ltd. (Calm Air) indicated hydraulic leak in landing gear. Landing gear appeared normal. Aircraft landed without incident 1925Z. Update: From that inspection it was determined that there was no actual hydraulic leak, but that an instrument sensing unit had failed to perform correctly. Corrections were made and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 12, 1995

Incident at Churchill, Manitoba

C-GDOP a Calm Air Ltd. HS748 operating as CAV 1573 departed Churchill on a routine scheduled flight to Arviat and Points North. Aproximately 15 NM NW of Churchill the crew noticed a loss of torque and a drop in oil pressure in the right engine. Moments later the engine auto feathered. The pilots secured the engine, advised air radio of their problems and returned to Churchill where an uneventful landing was accomplished. There were 10 passengers on board besides a crew of 3. A loss of oil pressure is suspected. Maintenance are in the process of trouble shooting the affected engine.

January 20, 1994

Accident at THOMPSON

A748 CAV1557 C-GDOP WAS ON A SCHEDULED FLIGHT FROM WINNIPEG TO FLIN FLON WHEN IT EXPERIENCED HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS AND DIVERTED TO THOMPSON. THE CREW ADVISED THOMPSON TOWER OF THE PROBLEM AND CIRCLED FOR SOME TIME TO BURN OFF FUEL AND LANDED AT 2245ZZ. THE A/C LANDED ON RWY 23 AND AS THE A/C SLOWED IT DEPARTED THE RWY WEST OF TXWY C. THE CREW AND PASSENGERS WERE EVACUATED WITHOUT INJURY. THE A/C SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE AND HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE RWY FOR INVESTIGATION AND REPAIR. THE RWY WAS REOPENED TO TRAFFIC AT 2345Z. TSB IS AT THE SCENE INVESTIGATING. TIME = 2245Z.Air1: Air2: Air3: Occurrence: Class: GGCategory: 206 250 260 620

August 17, 1993

Incident at WINNIPEG

HS74 C-GDOP - REPORTED TURBULENCE. NO INDICATION ON WEATHER RADAR. UNSECURED ITEMS WERE TOSSED ABOUT. 1 FLIGHT ATTENDANT & 1 PAX WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT & RELEASED. NO DAMAGE TO A/C. TIME - 1730Z. ACTION - NIL.