June 11, 2020


A Kelsey Pipelines Ltd. Cessna 414A (C-GFSW) from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) reported an issue with the aircraft attitude indicator and requested to return to CYXE. No assistance required, aircraft landed safely 1456Z. No impact to operations.

January 29, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After departing, a Kelsey Pipelines Cessna 414 (C-GFSW) from Calgary / Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary International, AB (CYYC) declared an emergency due to a gear issue. The aircraft landed without incident at 2250Z. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) called out. Arrivals and departures diverted to Runway 35L.

November 15, 2014


Saskatoon terminal advised Saskatoon Tower that a Kelsey Pipelines Cessna 414A (C-GFSW) from Fort Chipewyan, AB (CYPY) to Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) had a gear issue. C-GFSW executed a low approach on Runway 27 to allow Tower and Red1 to observe the gear which appeared to be down. C-GFSW circled and landed Runway 33 at 0110Z. C-GFSW taxied off the field under their own power, without incident. Red vehicles escorted aircraft to the hangar line.

January 28, 2013

Incident at Kelowna

A Kreos Aviation Cessna 414A (C-GFSW) on a IFR flight returned for landing with a possible oil leak. Pilot landed safely at 1836Z. Three aircraft were delayed, each for 10 minutes or less.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The PRM of Kreos Aviation Inc. indicated that their 414A had a tach drive seal failure on the right engine that caused a large oil leak. A local AMO replaced the tach drive seal and performed a ground run with no further leaks. The aircraft was then returned to service and flown back to base in Saskatoon.

November 3, 2013

Incident at EDSON AB (CYET) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

The pilot of a Kreos Aviation Cessna 414A (C-GFSW) called to advise the he was unable to land at Edson, AB (CYET) the night before due to aircraft radio control of aerodrome lighting (ARCAL) being unserviceable and was unable to activate ARCAL again in the morning. NOTAM issued. APM advised and he was able to activate ARCAL.

October 25, 2011

Incident at MELFORT (MILLER FIELD) SK (CJZ3) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The Kreos Aviation Genpar Cessna 414A, C-GFSW, was approaching Melfort, SK, on a flight from Saskatoon, with a pilot and one passenger on board. On final approach for Runway 26, the pilot maneuvered to avoid a flock of geese which flew up from the runway area, and the aircraft landed long. The pilot applied hard braking and the aircraft came to a stop 15 feet off the end of the runway, resulting in deflation of the two main wheel tires. There were no injuries.

September 27, 2011


UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the engine surge (RPM) on take-off was caused by a broken tooth on the distributor gear in the R/H magneto on the R/H engine. A new magneto is on order and an SDR will be submitted.
C-GFSW, a Cessna 414 operated by Kreos Aviation, experienced an engine surge on climbout at Saskatoon and the pilot immediately returned for a priority landing on Runway 15. The aircraft landed safely at 1331z.

May 3, 2007

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

The commercially-registered 6523072 Canada Ltd. Cessna C-414 aircraft was departing on an IFR flight from Windsor Airport (CYQG) to Sudbury Municipal Airport (CYSB). The take-off was aborted for unknown reasons. Ops. impact -- unknown.

April 21, 2005

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

C-GFSW a private C-414 on an IFR flight plan departed VFR without having approval for a VFR departure.

January 6, 2004


C-GFSW, a Cessna 414, was 80 NM southeast of Calgary at 16,0000 feet ASL when the pilot advised the Controller of a rough running engine. The pilot requested a direct YYC routing. Clearance was provided as requested and C-GFSW landed without incident at 0308Z.

June 5, 2003

Incident at Kelowna (Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

N134R an American Registered Piper PA-34-200T was IFR enroute to Kelowna (CYLW) from the southeast and cleared to maintain 10000'. The aircraft was not radar identified because the aircrafts transponder was intermittent/unserviceable. C-GFSW a private registered Cessna 414A was then cleared to depart IFR on a northbound SID from CYLW to maintain 9000'. N134R failed to maintain 10000' and descended to 7000' unauthorized. A procedural loss of separation occurred between N134R and GFSW in the vicinity of the LW NDB. Weather at time was VFR.
Update from the TSB: A Piper PA-34 (N134R) was IFR en route from Great Falls to Kelowna and had been cleared to maintain 10,000 feet. The aircraft was not radar-identified because the transponder was intermittent. At the same time, a Cessna 414 (C-GFSW) departed Kelowna IFR to Labrie FIeld, Alberta, and was cleared to follow the SID and maintain 9,000 feet. N134R descended from 10,000 to 7,000 feet without ATC clearance, and a procedural loss of separation occurred when it conflicted with C-GFSW near the Kelowna NDB. VMC existed at the time and evasive action was not required or taken.

May 30, 1996

Incident at Brandon, Manitoba

The pilot of C-GFSW, a Cessna 414, enroute IFR from Calgary to Thunder Bay at FL230 diverted to Brandon when 50 miles west of Brandon due to an oil leak. The aircraft landed safelty at 1826Z.