July 19, 2006

Accident at Reindeer Lake Lodge

The Beech 95-B55 Baron, C-GEFX operated by Perimeter Aviation as flight PAG 917 was landing at Reindeer Lake Lodge, and the aircraft porpoised several times on the nose landing gear. The nose gear collapsed, and the aircraft sustained substantial damage to the nose gear, forward fuselage, and propellers. The pilot, who was the only occupant, was not injured.

December 14, 2005


PAG 204, a Metro II, was southbound from Oxford House to Winnipeg, radar identified at 16,000 feet and under the control of East Low Sector. At 2153Z, the Controller observed PAG 204 starting descent and queried the crew. The crew recognized that descent clearance had not been received and apologized. The Controller then cleared PAG 204 to maintain 9,000 feet and advised same direction southbound traffic 8 miles ahead at 8,000 feet (C-GEFX, a Beech 55 en route CYIV direct CYWG at 8,000 feet). PAG 204 was turned over to Winnipeg TCU one minute later.

March 31, 2003


Update from April 29, 2003: An SDR has now been submitted re this CADOR.
Update from the company on April 21, 2003: The L/H engine was shutdown due to vibration and a lack of oil pressure. Upon inspection of the engine obvious damage was found on the crankcase and oil pan. The #6 cylinder piston was found collapsed and many of the pieces had made their way into the oil pan and circulated through the oil system. The engine was replaced. ----- Note: A similar problem occurred on this aircraft on April 11, 03. R/H engine oil pressure problems were noticed during a engine run-up. The #2 Cylinder Piston was found cracked and the lower skirt of the piston was found in the oil pan. The cylinders were removed and the engine inspected. It was determined that the pistons that are failing in these separate events are made by ECI (Engineering components incorporated) and have the same casting number of ¿04¿. We suspect that this is a bad batch of pistons and any ECI cylinders and pistons are being replaced. The aircraft is still undergoing maintenance to investigate the problem with these cylinders and pistons
TSB Occurrence Summary A03C0079: Flight PAG82, a Beech B55 Baron aircraft, registration C-GEFX was en route Fort Francis, ON, to Thunder Bay. While on approach into Thunder Bay, the left engine (Teledyne Continental IO-470) began to vibrate and lose power. The pilot elected to shut the engine down and requested ERS be put on standby. The aircraft then landed safely. The operator advised the left engine had developed a large oil leak and that a replacement engine was on en route.
The Perimeter Aviation Ltd. aircraft (BE55) (operating as PAG82) was an IFR flight that departed the Fort Frances Municipal Airport (CYAG) for the Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). PAG82 experienced an engine failure on the left side at 3nm final approach runway 07 at CYQT. AFF responded. PAG82 landed without further incident.

January 13, 2003


The Beech 95 Baron aircraft, registration C-GEFX had started its engines and began to taxi on ramp 4 at Winnipeg for a departure to Atikokan. The aircraft taxied around a parked aircraft and by a de-ice vehicle that was also parked in close proximity. The de-ice vehicle began to back up and collided with the right wing of the Beech 95. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the wing tip and leading edge. The vehicle sustained a few scratches. There were no injuries.
UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the vehicle had back-up lights and an operating rotating beacon and the aircraft had navigation lights, taxi lights and the rotating beacon turned on. There weren't any marshallers for either vehicle or aircraft. The vehicular operator holds a valid airside vehicle operators permit

June 18, 2002


Perimeter Airlines flight 80 (PAG80) departed Dryden (CYHD) and reported a double alternator failure immediately after takeoff. Aircraft returned to Dryden and landed without further incident at 1239Z. No other aircraft were inconvenienced.
From TSB Notification - A02C0131: C-GEFX - Subsequent inspection revealed that the right alternator and the #2 voltage select switch were unserviceable. Both alternators were replaced along with the #2 voltage select switch. The aircraft electrical system was ground checked, found to be serviceable and the aircraft was returned to service.

September 26, 2001

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The aircraft (C-GEFX, operating as PAG80) was on an IFR flight from Kenora Airport (CYQK) to Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD). The aircraft landed on runway 11 and the flight crew advised F.S.S. staff that the aircraft was stuck on the runway due to a brake or wheel problem. At 1300Z, the aircraft was moved to the north edge of the runway, opposite taxiway Alpha. The aircraft was removed from the edge of the runway at 1628Z. Ops. impact -- no aircraft were reported delayed.

August 27, 1999


The aircraft was on an IFR flight from Thunder Bay to Atikokan. During the landing, one of the aircraft's tires blew, with the result that the aircraft ended up seven feet off the runway (halfway down). The Atikokan Airport Operator called for assistance. The aircraft was towed to approximately 35 feet off the east side of the runway. Substantial damage to landing gear and propeller. Two (2) S.O.B. -- one (1) crew; one (1) passenger. No reported injuries. Supplemental information from Chief Pilot (99/08/31): A propeller was replaced (both tips curled on the two-bladed propeller) and there does not appear to be any real problems with the engine (will be used for the ferry permit flight to their maintenance base). The wing did not appear to touch the ground so no apparent damage to it. O.P.I.: RAWB Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A99C0210): The Perimeter Aviation Ltd. Beech 95 Baron, C-GEFX, was landing at Atikokan, ON. The left main wheel tire blew and the aircraft departed the left side of the runway about 700 feet later. The left main landing gear retracted and the aircraft came to rest about 35 feet from the runway approximately half-way down the runway. Two (2) S.O.B. -- no injuries.

January 15, 1999

Incident at RED LAKE ON (CYRL) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

PAG613 BEECH 55 PERIMETER AIRLINES (INLAND) LTD. IFR from Winnipeg, MB to Red Lake, ON PAG613 was on an IFR flight plan from Winnipeg to Red Lake, estimating Red Lake at 1944Z, 7,000 feet. Winnipeg ACC issued a clearance through Thunder Bay FSS for PAG613 to maintain flight on his inbound radial (230) at 1929Z (according to the Thunder Bay Site Manager, the flight crew of PAG613 did not receive this radial restriction). At 1933Z, Thunder Bay FSS requested a clearance for HLO106 and was issued the following: ATC clears HLO106 to the Winnipeg Airport via Red Lake direct to maintain 16,000, depart runway 26, make climb from 4,000 to 8,000 established on the Red Lake 245 radial at 17 DME. Do not depart until BLS364 is down and clear, code 4775. The flight crew of HLO106 were issued their clearance but did not provide an accurate readback. Only part of this inaccurate readback was detected by Thunder Bay FSS. As a result, HLO106 departed and passed through PAG613's altitude before reaching the specified DME restriction (as issued by Winnipeg ACC). Ops. impact -- unknown. S.O.B. -- unknown. O.P.I.: PAS Supplementary information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A99C0012): The Perimeter Airlines Beech 55, C-GEFX, was inbound to Red Lake, ON on an IFR flight plan at 7,000 feet. The Samaritan Air Service Mitsubishi MU-2B, C-FJEL, was departing Red Lake for Winnipeg, MB, on an IFR flight plan at 16,000 feet. C-FJEL was restricted to not above 4,000 feet until 17NM DME to provide separation from C-GEFX. The clearance and restriction were passed to the First Officer of C-FJEL by Thunder Bay FSS. On readback, the First Officer did not include the 4,000 foot restriction. The Thunder Bay FSS Specialist did not notice the omission and on departure, C-FJEL climbed through the altitude of C-GEFX. The crew of C-FJEL observed C-GEFX as they broke through the cloud layer. The Captain estimated the aircraft to be about one mile horizontally. Neither aircraft needed to manoeuvre to ensure safety. A review of ATS recordings confirmed the incorrect readback exchange by the First Officer of C-FJEL and the FSS Specialist. S.O.B.: C-FJEL: six (6) -- two (2) crew; four (4) passengers; C-GEFX: two (2) -- both crew.