February 10, 2018

Incident at 7NM VICTORIA INTL BC (YYJ) VOR/DME

A Sierra Helicopters Bell 206B (C-GHPW) departed Duncan, BC (CAM3) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) and proceeded to climb to 2200 ft into Victoria's class C and class D airspace without talking to Air Traffic Control (ATC). Helijet International (JBA727) was held higher to avoid the confliction.

January 6, 2015

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

TSB Report#A15W0004: The First Air/Bradley Air Services Ltd. Lockheed L382 (C130 Hercules), C-GHPW, was operating from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Gahcho Kue Mine, NT. While climbing through 15 000 feet on the departure from CYZF, the crew observed a 'prop oil light' for the No. 1 engine (ALLISON, 501-D22A). The flight crew conducted a precautionary shutdown of the No. 1 engine and returned to CYZF without further incident.

December 30, 2014

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

Truck 81 was given a Hold Short clearance and read it back. A First Air Lockheed 382G (C-GHPW/FAB742), from Diavik, NT (CDK2) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), was then cleared to land on Runway 28. When FAB742 was approximately 1 mile final, Truck 81 was observed sweeping on the threshold of Runway 28. FAB742 was immediately told to pull up and go around and was brought around to land safely on Runway 34 at 2017Z.

February 13, 2014

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

Initial information reported by First Air: The First Air Lockheed L-382 Hercules (C-GHPW / FAB701) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was en-route when the flight crew made a precautionary engine shut-down of the #1 engine. No emergency was declared and the aircraft continued to destination on the three remaining engines. Ops. Impact ? unknown.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Airworthiness ? East [2014-02-17]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector looked into this occurrence. The CASI was advised that Maintenance staff carried out trouble-shooting and determined that the #1 propeller oil level was 2.5 quarts low and that an o-ring on the pump housing pressurized cap was worn. The o-ring was replaced and 2.5 quarts of hydraulic oil was added to the #1 propeller pump housing. Ground runs were carried out and the #1 propeller assembly was inspected for further leakage (with no faults found). The aircraft was returned to service.

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

TSB Report#A14W0020: The First Air Lockheed L382 (C130) Hercules, C-GHPW, was on a flight from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG). While in cruise 90 nm south of CYZF at FL 280 the #1 Propeller Low Oil Light illuminated. The crew followed the QRH items and monitored #1 Propeller RPM. The #1 Propeller RPM began to fluctuate so the crew completed the QRH items and shut down #1 Engine (Allison 501-D22A). The company was advised and the decision was made to continue to CYEG. No Emergency was declared and C-GHPW arrived in CYEG without further incident. First Air Maintenance found the #1 Propeller oil level was 2.5 quarts low along with a worn O-ring on the pressurized cap for the propeller pump housing. The O-ring and oil were replaced and the aircraft was ground run with no faults found. The aircraft was returned to service.

November 18, 2013

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A First Air Lockheed 382G (C-GHPW/ FAB5500) from Cambridge Bay, NU (CYCB) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) inbound to CYZF with one engine inoperative. No assistance required. Aircraft landed safely at 2148Z. No operational impact.
Narrative correction: inbound to CYZF with one engine inoperative, not on one engine.
Update: Follow-up information received from Airworthiness ? East [2013/11/22]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI advised that the aircraft was being operated on a special flight permit (with the #1 engine and propeller secured and the remaining three engines operating normally) with essential crew only. Maintenance staff subsequently reported that the #1 propeller pump housing forward and aft lip seal plate assemblies were replaced, ground runs carried out and the aircraft returned to service. The CASI advised that no further action was required at this time.

November 16, 2013

Incident at CAMBRIDGE BAY NU (CYCB)

A First Air Lockheed 382G (C-GHPW/ FAB702) from Cambridge, NU (CYCB) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) taxied on to runway then advised that they were returning due to a mechanical problem. Flight was cancelled.
Update: Follow-up information received from Airworthiness ? East [2013/11/19]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI advised that the operator reported that the #1 propeller had developed an oil leak prior to take-off. The flight was cancelled. The company was issued a ferry permit and the aircraft was ferried to YZF for propeller replacement. Details of the cause of the leak to follow.

August 22, 2013

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update: Follow-up information received from Airworthiness ? East [2013/08/26]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI was advised that the aircraft experienced a flat tire upon landing in YZF. Maintenance staff were dispatched to the aircraft on the runway to replace the wheel assembly. Upon completion, the aircraft was positioned back to the hangar. The CASI advised that no further action was required at this time.
A First Air Lockheed 382G (C-GHPW/ FAB742) from Diavik, NT (CDK2) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) landed runway 28 at 2313Z. The pilot advised Tower that the aircraft had a flat tire and was disabled on the west end of runway 10/28. FAB742 was towed off the runway. Foreign object debris (FOD) check was completed and runway 10/28 was available for arrivals and departures again at 0113Z. Operational impact - no arrivals or departures on runway 10/28 from 2313Z until 0113Z, minimal impact and/or delay.

April 26, 2013

Incident at GEORGE LAKE NU (Ice) (CGR3)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The flight crew of Hercules aircraft C-GHPW operating flight number 702 reported that they had shut down the #1 engine due to fire indication, no emergency was declared. Maintenance has reported finding a broken fire loop. The loop was replaced and the aircraft released to service.
TSB Report#A13W0052: The First Air Lockheed L-382 (C130), C-GHPW, had departed George Lake, NU (CGR3) for a flight to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) when the crew observed a brief master Fire Warning Light illumination. A few moments later, the master Fire Warning Light in conjunction with the #1 Engine (Allison 501-D22A) "T" Handle warning light illuminated. The crew elected to carry out a precautionary engine shutdown which resulted in the immediate extinguishing of the master Fire Warning Light. There were no secondary fire indications and no fire bottles were discharged. The flight continued uneventfully to Yellowknife. First Air maintenance discovered damaged fire detection system wiring as cause for false indication. Fleet inspection on type has been carried out for similar damage.

April 9, 2013

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A First Air Lockheed 382G (C-GHPW/ FAB5009) was parked on the First Air apron being fueled. Another aircraft taxiing in reported that the left main engine of C-GHPW was on fire. CRFS activated. CRFS extinguished the fire at 1812Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report A13W0041: The First Air Lockheed 382G, C-GHPW, was on the ramp at Yellowknife, NT. Prior to the engine start (Allison 501-D22A) with external power connected, flames were noted coming from the #1 propeller(Hamilton Standard 54H60-117) spinner. ARFF was alerted, power was shut off and the crew evacuated onto the ramp. The fire was extinguished. There were no injuries to the crew members on board. The operator will report back to the TSB as to the cause.

March 20, 2013

Incident at 150 NM NE of YELLOWKNIFE AIRPORT (CYZF)

A First Air Lockheed 382G (C-GHPW/ operating as FAB706) on a IFR flight from Goose Lake (CGS2) to Yellowknife (CYZF) reported a failure in their number 3 engine at 0315Z. At 0329Z, FAB706 declared an emergency due to a fuel leak in the engine and requested FFR be notified and on site. The aircraft landed safely at 0357Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB A13W0031: The First Air Lockheed 382G (C130 Hercules), C-GHPW, was operating as flight FAB706 from Goose Lake, NU (CGS2) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF). While en route, a fuel leak was noticed coming from the No. 3 engine (Allison 501-D22A). The No. 3 engine was shutdown, an emergency declared and ARFF requested for the landing in Yellowknife. ARFF report there was no visible fuel leak after landing. Maintenance replaced the fuel pump and fuel shut-off assembly. The engine was ground run, leak checked, test flown, leak checked again and returned to service.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The flight crew of Hercules aircraft C-GHPW, operating flight number 706, reported that the #3 engine had been shut down due to a fuel leak. The flight crew further reported that an emergency was declared as the fuel leak was uncontained. The aircraft landed safely and Maintenance replaced the fuel pump, ground runs were completed and the aircraft is back in service.

March 9, 2013

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

TSB A13W0027: While in cruise flight, the crew of a First Air Lockheed L382 (C-GHPW) observed that the number 1 propeller (HAMILTON STANDARD, 54H60-117) degraded to 95%. The propeller malfunction engine shutdown (ALLISON, 501-D22A) was completed and the flight returned to Yellowknife. The operator has been working with Transport Canada to rectify this issue.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: Maintenance has reported replacing the #1 propeller valve housing, completing the required ground checks and returning the aircraft to service.

August 19, 2012

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

C-GHPW, FAB705, a C130 operated by First Air, struck a bird on arrival on runway 24 at Thompson.

April 2, 2012

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

UPDATE TSB reported that the First Air L382 (C-130), C-GHPW, was en route from Goose Lake to Yellowknife when the crew noticed that the No. 1 propeller was indicating 97% RPM. After confirming the 97% with the propeller synchrophaser selected off, the QRH items and the propeller malfunction checklist were completed before the engine was shut dowm. An uneventful 3 engine landing was completed at Yellowknife. Maintenance replaced the propeller valve housing P/N 582855 and returned the aircraft to service.
FAB 710, a First Air L382, laded at Yellowknife after a flight from Goose Lake with one engine shut down. The crew had not requested assistance.

July 23, 2011

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

While conducting a pre-flight inspection on the First Air Lockheed L-382 Hercules (C-GHPW) at Yellowknife, flight operations personnel noticed minor damage to the rear of the aircraft consistent with a tail strike. Details of the tail strike are unknown, and the company is conducting an investigation. The TSB will be informed of the results. The aircraft was ferried to Abbotsford, BC for repairs.

July 21, 2011

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

While en route to Yellowknife, (CYZF) the number 1 propeller rpm on the First Air Lockheed L-382 Hercules, C-GHPW, dropped below allowable limits. The engine was shut down and the aircraft landed at CYZF without further incident. The propeller valve housing was sent to the vendor for examination.

June 13, 2011

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

The crew of FAB 701, a First Air L382, reported an engine problem after departure from Yellowknife. No emergency was declared and no services were required. They cancelled IFR and burned off fuel prior to landing at CYZF at 0224z.
UPDATE TSB reported that during initial climb out of Yellowknife the No.3 Nacelle Overheat Light illuminated in the First Air Lockheed L382, C-GHPW, followed by a loss of torque. The engine was shut down, the crew completed the checklists, and returned to Yellowknife where they landed uneventfully. Maintenance found a ruptured duct in the nacelle which was repaired and the aircraft returned to service.

June 6, 2011

Incident at URANIUM CITY SK (CYBE)

FAB 705, a First Air L382, was en route from Yellowknife to Winnipeg and 100 NM southeast of Uranium City when the crew reported engine failure. They did not declare an emergency and elected to continue to Winnipeg. TSB reported that the Lockheed 382G, C-GHPW operated by Bradley Air Services as flight FAB 705, was cruising en route at FL 250 when the aircraft experienced a #2 propeller underspeed condition. The crew completed checklist procedures and shut down the #2 engine. The flight continued to destination without further incident. Company maintenance is replacing the #2 propeller valve housing.

May 17, 2011

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After a maintenance run-up at Thompson, the crew of C-GHPW, a First Air L382G, advised FSS they had a blown tire and needed to shut down on Runway 15/33 which was already NOTAM'd closed.

February 21, 2011

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

FAB5856 C-130 departed Yellowknife for Kugluktuk and shortly after departure the pilot reported an indicator light and was returning to Yellowknife. The aircraft circled to burn fuel then landed safely runway 33 at 1721 UTC. No assistance was required and there was no operational impact.
UPDATE A11W0025: A First Air Lockheed L-382 (C-GHPW) was operating as FAB5856 on a flight from Yellowknife, NT to Kugluktuk NU. During the climb through 3000 ASL the No. 4 propeller low oil light illuminated. Five minutes later the propeller (HAMILTON STANDARD, 54H60-117) oversped to 105%. The engine (ALLISON, 501-D22A) was shut down and FAB5856 returned to Yellowknife.

January 26, 2011

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A11W0014: The First Air Lockheed L-382, registration C-GHPW, was inbound to Yellowknife, NT when the No. 2 reduction gearbox oil pressure went below limits. The No. 2 engine (Allison 501-D22A) was shut down as a precaution and the flight continued to Yellowknife without further incident. Maintenance adjusted the engine gearbox oil pressure, completed engine ground runs, and returned the aircraft to service.

August 5, 2010

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

UPDATE TSB reported that the First Air Lockheed L382, C-GHPW, flight FAB 722, was inbound from Ekati, NU to Yellowknife, NT, (CYZF) when propeller (Hamilton Standard 54H60-117) RPM fluctuated on the number 2 engine. The engine (Allison 501-D22A) was shut down, and the aircraft landed at CYZF at 1630 MDT. Maintenance determined that a fault had occurred in the propeller speed control valve housing.
FAB 722, a First Air L382G was en route from Ekati to Yellowknife and 80 NM northeast of YZF when the crew reported one engine shut down. No emergency was declared and the aircraft landed safely at 2230z.

September 9, 2009

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

The First Air Lockheed L382 Hercules, C-GHPW, was en route from Cambridge Bay, NU to Yellowknife, NT when the crew noticed residual fuel leaking from an aircraft wing that they were transporting. The loadmaster used the DG spill kit to contain the spill, and the flight landed in Yellowknife without further incident.

February 26, 2009

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)

FAB 701, a First Air L382G, was inbound to Churchill following a missed approach at Meadow Bank, NU and the crew declared an emergency due to the #4 engine shut down at 1753z. The aircraft landed safely at CYYQ 1812z. TSB will contact the company.
UPDATE TSB reported that Bradley/First Air flight FAB 701, a Lockheed L382 Hercules C-130 aircraft was en route from Churchill, Mb to Meadowbank, Nu when the crew observed the #3 prop low oil light (PLOL) illuminate. The aircraft was abeam Baker Lake, NU and the crew decided to return back to Churchill. Approximately 100 NM inbound to Churchill the crew experienced an overspeed on the #4 Allison 501D-22 engine to 106% and the engine was shut down. The crew declared an emergency and landed safely in VMC conditions. Maintenance traced the #3 PLOL to a low oil level caused by a leak at the prop pump housing lip seal. The seal was replaced. The #4 engine overspeed was unrelated to the #3 PLOL. The overspeed was caused by a failure of the #4 engine mechanical prop governor which was also replaced.

February 5, 2009

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A First Air L382G, registration C-GHPW, was departing Yellowknife when the crew observed a low oil indication on the no.3 propeller in the climb with normal rpm. The propeller RPM increased to 103% shortly after and the crew shut down the no.3 engine. The aircraft returned to YZF and landed without further problem. Maintenance replaced the no.3 propeller, and prop valve housing and the aircraft was returned to service. Maintenance observed some damage on the 3 propeller blade seals and it is unconfirmed that the fluid loss induced a valve housing problem or if the over speed condition was the result of an actual prop valve failure. Teardown results are being requested from the vendor.

January 9, 2009

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

FAB 741, a Lockheed L382 operated by First Air, was en route Yellowknife to Diavik when the crew reported they were shutting down one engine and returning to YZF. No emergency declared and no assistance required. The aircraft was 55 NM northwest of CYZF at the time. The aircraft landed without incident at approximately 1530z.
UPDATE TSB reported that the First Air Lockheed L382, C-GHPW, flight FAB 741 had departed Yellowknife (CYZF) for Diavik when the number 2 engine began to lose oil. The engine (Allison 501-D22A) was shut down and aircraft returned to CYZF. Maintenance determined that a propeller blade seal, PN 537871, on the Hamilton Standard 54H60-117 propeller had failed. An SDR will be filed with Transport Canada.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the reason for the engine shutdown was loss of oil due to a propeller blade seal leak on the # 2 propeller. The propeller was replaced and the aircraft returned to service.

February 10, 2007

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that following this event, the magnetic plugs were inspected and the scavenge filter was replaced because of the presence of carbon particles. The oil cooler was replaced following engine oil drain and refill. Engine troubleshooting is ongoing with the assistance of Rolls Royce Allison.
A07W0033: The First Air Lockheed 382G (C130), C-GHPW, was operating as FAB702 from Kennady Ice Strip, NT to Yellowknife, NT. While in cruise, the low oil quantity light illuminated for the #2 engine (Allison 501-D22A). An oil leak was visually confirmed by the flight crew and the #2 engine was shutdown. The flight continued to Yellowknife for an uneventful approach and landing.

December 24, 2006

Incident at DIAVIK NT (CDK2)

FAB 744, a Lockheed L382, was inbound to Diavik when the crew advised the Edmonton ACC Controller that they had a gear problem. ERS was requested to stand by and the aircraft landed safely about 30 minutes later at 2022z.
UPDATE TSB reported that the First Air Lockheed L382G (C-GHPW) was operating as FAB 744 on a flight from Diavik to Yellowknife, NT. After departure the right main landing gear failed to indicate that it was retracted. The landing gear was recycled, however the right main landing gear still did not indicate that it had retracted. FAB 744 continued the flight to Yellowknife at 10, 000 feet asl. While en route, the landing gear was confirmed to be retracted. Upon arrival at Yellowknife, ARFF was requested to be on standby. FAB 744 landed uneventfully.

September 17, 2006

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

UPDATE TSB reported that the First Air L382G Hercules, registration C-GHPW, operating as FAB 775, had departed Yellowknife (CYZF) for Snap Lake (CSK6) on a cargo flight. About 25 NM NE of CYZF, the No. 2 engine reduction gearbox chip light illuminated. The engine (RR 501-D22) was shut down and the aircraft returned to CYZF without further incident. Maintenance determined that metal slivers originated from a worn magnetic starter seal. The seal was changed and the aircraft dispatched after run up and chip plug inspection.
FAB 775, a Lockheed L382, departed Yellowknife for Snap Lake and when the flight was 25 NM north of YZF, the crew advised ATC that they had shut down one engine and requested to return. The aircraft landed safely at 1838z.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the crew observed a chip light on the number 2 engine, shut it down and returned to Yellowknife. Company maintenance found contamination on the RGB plug believed to be from the starter seal. The seal was replaced and the engine run at high power for 30 minutes, with no problem. An SDR has been submitted.

May 31, 2006

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

UPDATE TSB reported that the First Air (Bradley Air Services) Lockheed L-382-G Hercules (C-GHPW) had departed Yellowknife when an over heat indication of the number 2 engine (Allison 501-D22A) was observed. C-GHPW returned to Yellowknife with AARF on standby.
After departure from Yellowknife, the crew of FAB 723, a Lockheed Hercules, reported the number 2 engine shut down. While returning to land on Runway 15 they also reported an unsafe gear indication. After overshooting and resolving the gear problem, the aircraft landed at 1926z. No emergency declared.

November 4, 2005

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that ERS investigated; no FOD was recovered from the area and the aircraft indicated no damage.
The crew of C-GHPW, a Lockheed C-130, reported a bird strike near the threshold on landing at Yellowknife.

April 12, 2005

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

FAB 702, a Lockheed L382G Hercules, was en route from White Beach to Yellowknife when the crew declared an emergency at 1758Z and advised that the a/c had a visible crack in the fuselage (25 inches long by 1 to 1.5 inch wide). The intial report does not say where the crack is located. Four souls were on board. The crew elected to continue to Yellowknife. Estimated time of arrival was 1854Z with 6,500 lbs of fuel. TSB will be following up on the incident.
UPDATE TSB reported that the First Air Lockheed 382G, C-GHPW, operating as flight 7F702, departed High Lake NU for Yellowknife, NT (CYZF). At 1139 MDT, approximately ten minutes after departure, the crew heard a loud bang from the cargo area. The Loadmaster detected a twenty four inch long, one half inch wide crack in the fuselage in the wing root area of the left wing. The crew depressurized the aircraft, declared an emergency, and continued to CYZF at reduced speed and altitude. The aircraft landed safely at 1312 MDT, with ARFF standing by. TSB Edmonton has sent an investigator to Yellowknife to inspect the aircraft. Transport Canada System Safety will appoint a Minister's Observer to assist in the Class 3 investigation by TSB.

September 9, 2004

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

The Bradley Air Services Ltd. (First Air) Lockheed 382G, C-GHPW, was operating from Ekati, NT to Yellowknife, NT when the #4 propeller (Hamilton Standard 54H60-117) RPM began to fluctuate. The Prop Malfunction checklist was completed and the #4 engine was shutdown. The aircraft continued to Yellowknife for an uneventful landing. Maintenance determined that the prop valve housing seal had been compromised. The housing was replaced and the aircraft returned to service.

July 26, 2004

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

The First Air L-382-G Hercules, C-GHPW, operating as flight 7F704, was on descent into Yellowknife, NWT, when the propeller pitch locked on the No. 4 engine . The crew shut the engine down (Allison 501-D22A), and landed at Yellowknife without further incident. No emergency was declared, and no priority ATC handling provided. Update 30 Aug 2004: Maintenance determined that the problem was probably caused by worn bearings in the propellor governor. The operator is installing enhancement kits in governors removed for overhaul, and this will reduce the likelihood of this type of occurrence.

March 3, 2004

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

The Bradley Air Services Ltd. (First Air) Lockheed L382G (C-130 Hercules), C-GHPW, was operating as First Air flight FAB 701 from Yellowknife, NT to Kugaaruk, NU. During the initial climb on departure from Yellowknife, the number two propeller (Hamilton Standard 54H60-117) low oil light illuminated. As per the appropriate checklist, the number two engine was intentionally shut down. The aircraft returned to Yellowknife for an uneventful landing. Maintenance found a dislodged o-ring on the filler cap to the propeller oil sump. The o-ring was replaced, two litres of oil were added to the sump, and the aircraft was returned to service.

July 7, 2003

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

FAB 701, a Lockheed 382G, departed IFR from Yellowknife (YZF) to Koala and when the flight was 20 NM north of YZF, the crew reported an engine problem. They returned and landed uneventfully at 1733Z. TSB will contact the company.
UPDATE TSB reported that as the First Air Lockheed L382G Hercules, registration C-GHPW, was climbing through 13,500 feet, the number 4 propeller low oil light illuminated. The crew secured the number 4 engine (Allison 501-D22A) and returned to Yellowknife without further incident. Maintenance examination determined that the oil level was correct and that the propeller low oil float switch was faulty. The low oil float switch was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

March 5, 2003

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

The Lockheed C-130G, registration C-GHPW, was at FL 230 approximately 103 nautical miles north of Yellowknife, NT when a quantity of oil was lost from #1 engine (Allison 510-D22A). The engine was shut down as a precaution as per company SOP. The aircraft returned to Yellowknife without incident.

January 3, 2003

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Lockheed C-130, C-GHPW, operating as FAB 701, was 85 NM north of Yellowknife, NT when the crew observed erratic engine pressure fluctuations in the number 4 engine (Allison 501-D22A). A visual check confirmed an oil leak in the number 4 engine. A precautionary engine shut down was performed and the aircraft returned to Yellowknife. No emergency response was required. Maintenance reports that the venting of oil was due to a pressure imbalance. The duplex oil pump has been replaced and the aircraft returned to service.

December 21, 2002

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

UPDATE It was reported that the propeller valve housing was faulty. The unit was replaced, the engine ground run for pitchlock check and the a/c was returned to service.
The Lockheed L382G Hercules, C-GHPW, was in cruise about 175 NM out of Yellowknife when the Captain advised company dispatch that the number 3 engine RPM was fluctuating outside the limits. The engine was shut down and the checklist was completed. Emergency response was not requested, and the aircraft landed without incident.

July 19, 2002

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

The Lockheed L382G, C-GHPW, was en route from the Diavik Mine to Yellowknife, NT, when the crew noticed the No. 2 engine (Allison 501) reduction gearbox chip light had illuminated. Checklist was completed, and a precautionary engine shutdown was accomplished. Air Traffic Control (ATC) were advised, and the flight landed without incident. Maintenance found several metal chips in the detector, and suspect a bearing failure. The engine has been replaced. This same No. 2 engine had a similar chip light indication two flights previously (refer to CADORS 2002C0894) when one metal chip was found in the detector.

March 26, 1999

Incident at Schenectady, NY (U.S.A.)

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A99F0023): While the Lockheed Hercules, registered C-GHPW, was descending, at a distance of approximately 100 miles from Schenectady (New York), the Loadmaster noticed a strong smell of gas fumes. A track vehicle was part of the cargo. An inspection of the vehicle revealed that all aspectos of the vehicle were in order. The vehicle fuel tanks were inspected and no leaks were found. Approximately 60 miles from Schenectady, the gasoline odour intensified. Fuel could be seen leaking from under the vehicle; however, the source could not be identified. The cockpit was vented, the fire response team was called. The aircraft landed safely and was evacuated shortly after stopping. The aircraft was on an IFR flight from Sonderstrom (Greenland) to Schenectady, NY (U.S.A.). Four (4) S.O.B. -- all crew.

October 8, 1999

Incident at Between Resolute Bay and Fort Good Hope, NT

C-GHPW, a Lockheed 382G with 4 crew, was enroute from Resolute Bay to Fort Good Hope when the crew advised ATC that they had shut down the number 3 engine. The flight carried on to destination and landed safely. TSB has been advised and more information may be available. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that FIRST AIR 7F711, A LOCKHEED 382G HERCULES, WAS ON APPROACH TO RESOLUTE BAY, NT, ON A CARGO FLIGHT FROM FORT GOOD HOPE. THE CREW NOTED FUEL FLOW AND POWER FLUCTUATIONS IN THE #3 ENGINE, AND THE ENGINE THEN LOST ALL POWER. THE CREW COMPLETED THE SHUTDOWN ITEMS AND LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. ENGINEERS FOUND THE FUEL CONTROL UNIT SPEED SENSE VALVE, THE EXTERNAL SCAVENGE OIL FILTER, AND THE PROPELLER GOVERNER TO BE UNSERVICEABLE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS REPAIRED AT RESOLUTE BAY AND RETURNED TO SERVICE.

August 22, 1998

Incident at Yellowknife, NT

On touchdown on Runway 15 at Yellowknife, the crew of C-GHPW saw a bird flying by the cockpit windows from right to left. Shortly after, they noticed a strange smell in the cockpit and they assumed it might be the result of a bird strike. There were no engine or directional problems and the a/c landed safely. Subsequent inspection revealed the remains of a hawk on the number 1 engine stator blades. There was no apparent damage to the engine. OPI - Aerodrome Safety UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that at the time of this incident, a family of young hawks had been observed in the airport area. It is believed that the Yellowknife airshow, with its noise and a/c activity may have aroused the birds. In addition, there was a migration of small song birds passing through the area. The hawks and song birds are not currently evident at the airport. The Yellowknife airport has a very active wildlife control program and two propane cannons have recently been purchased to assist in the removal of the bird hazard. The cannons are fired at scheduled periods during the day and are randomly moved around the airside area. In addition, the wildlife control staff use bird distress calls. They conduct bird patrols every hour and 1/2 hour before major flight periods. An active campaign of harassment and occasionally killing, has been required this summer.

August 10, 1997

Incident at 80 N of Yellowknife, NWT

C-GHPW was enroute from Cambridge Bay to Yellowknife with a crew of 4 at FL 310 when the crew saw the number two engine gearbox chip light illuminate. The crew shut down the engine and continued to destination without further incident. Maintenance could find no discrepancies with the engine, which had just been installed a week earlier (CADORS 97C0522). The a/c was returned to service and the problem has not recurred during several flights.

August 2, 1997

Incident at Yellowknife, NWT

C-GHPW departed Yellowknife for Resolute Bay with 3 crew and 1 passenger, and after reaching cruise altitude, the crew got a chip light illumination for the number two engine. They secured the engine and returned to Yellowknife without further incident. Maintenance determined that the engine had to be changed.

August 1, 1996

Incident at Yellowknife, NWT

The Lockheed 382G, C-GHPW, was en route Obre Lake, NWT to Yellowknife, NWT, when smoke began filling the cockpit. The flight crew carried out the applicable emergency procedures, isolated the right AC bus, and continued to Yellowknife without further incident. Maintenance reported that faulty #3 prop deice carbon blocks may have caused wiring to overheat in the centre of the cokpit bulkhead. Maintenance replaced the #3 carbon blocks and a current limiter in the centre of the cockpit bulkhead.

February 16, 1996

Incident at Hall Beach, NWT

The Lockheed Hercules, C-GHPW, was on descent into Hall Beach when the number four propellor low oil light illuminated. A precautionary shut down of the number four engine was carried out prior to landing. A visual inspection revealed that propellor oil was leaking. Oil was added and the engine was ground run. No oil leaks were detected during the post run inspection. The flight continued to Yellowknife and landed without further incident. Maintenance removed the number four propellor for further inspection.

November 2, 1994

Incident at Windsor, ON (ATS operating irregularity)

C-GIQV, ATR42, Ontario Express While C-GIQV was proceeding inbound from the east on a VFR straight-in approach to runway 25, C-GHPW was simultaneously inbound from the south on a visual approach (under IFR) with Detroit arrival control. Although both aircraft were on visual approaches, an operating irregularity occurred when the detroit arrival controller did not hand off the IFR arrival to the tower at the 10 mile check point, and/or advise and instruct C-GHPW to maintain visual separation from the proceeding aircraft. Transport Canada has reported this incident to the Detroit ACC for their review. Ops. Impact -- unknown.

November 11, 1993

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE

L100 HERCULES NORTHWEST TERR AIRWYS C-GHPW - ON CLIMBOUT, RUDDER TRIM TOOK UNCOMMANDED DEFLECTION TO RIGHT. A/C WAS RETRIMMED BUT PROBLEM REOCCURRED. RETURNED AND LANDED SAFELY FOR INSPECTION. TRIM ACTUATOR CHANGED AND CORRODED PINS IN CONNEDTOR CLEANED. GROUND FUNCTION CHECK SERVICEABLE. TIME = 1930Z. ACTION = SAH.

May 31, 1993

Incident at GEORGE LAKE

L100 C-GHPW - CREW OF THE A/C ANTICIPATED SOME WATER & SLUSH ON THE LANDING SURFACE & THE NOSE GEAR WAS HELD OFF IN THE EARLY PART OF THE LANDING ROLL WHICH APPEARED TO CONTINUE NORMALLY. SUBSEQUENT INSPECTION REVEALED THAT THE MAIN LANDING GEAR DOORS & ACTUATORS HAD BEEN DAMAGED. DAMAGED DOORS WERE REMOVED & THE A/C FERRIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AIRCRAFT'S FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANUAL. TIME - 2140Z. ACTION - NIL.

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