September 15, 2016


A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GIQK/PAG114) from Berens River, MB (CYBV) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) informed the Tower that they were going around Runway 18, reason unknown. No assistance was require. The aircraft stayed VFR with the Tower and landed safely at 1700Z. No other impact to operations.

June 24, 2016

Incident at FLIN FLON MB (CYFO)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GIQK/ PAG920) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Flin Flon, MB (CYFO) did a missed approach due to close proximity of a bird. No impact on operations.

February 11, 2016

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GIQK/PAG771), from Thompson (CYTH), MB, to Lac Brochet (CZWH), MB, departed CYTH and returned due to instrument error. No assistance required. PAG771 landed without incident.

February 18, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: LAC BROCHET MB (CZWH) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE: TSB#A16C0017: C-GIQK, a Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA-226-TC aircraft operating as flight PAG981, was en route from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Lac Brochet, MB (CZWH) with a crew of two and six passengers on board. While on descent into Lac Brochet at approximately 10 000 feet, the crew observed a left wing overheat indication. As a result of completing the QRH checklist, the crew shut down the left engine (Garrett TPE331-10UA) and the overheat indication subsequently went out. The crew elected to return to Thompson where an emergency was declared. The aircraft landed safely and came to a full stop on the runway. ARFF crews met the aircraft and did not find any evidence of a fire. The passengers evacuated on the runway and the aircraft was towed back to the terminal. The operator will advise of their findings.
At 1704Z, a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GIQK/PAG981) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Lac Brochet, MB (CZWH) reported an engine failure and advised returning to CYTH. Emergency declared and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) requested upon arrival. Aircraft landed safely at 1803Z and stopped on the runway. Runway closed until 1828Z. No impact to operations.

September 2, 2015

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH) (Incursion - runway - animal)

At 1846Z, a Perimeter Aviation (PAG781) Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GIQK), from Thompson (CYTH), MB, to South Indian Lake (CZSN), MB, rejected takeoff from Runway 33 to avoid a bird strike. Air Traffic Control (ACC) re-issued IFR clearance, and PAG781 departed safely from Runway 33 at 1850Z. No bird remains were found in a subsequent runway check. No operational impact.

February 6, 2015

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

Shortly after departure, a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA26-TC (C-GIQK / PAG791) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Tadoule Lake, MB (CYBQ) returned to land due to a landing gear issue. No emergency declared and no assistance requested. PAG791 landed at 2131Z without further issues. No operational impact.
Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: Left hand main gear outboard actuator replaced in accordance with Maintenance Manual (MM) 32-10-20. Nose gear left hand actuator replaced in accordance with MM 32-20-20. Function tested and leak checked successfully. Aircraft released serviceable.

May 1, 2014

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GIQK/ PAG776) from Lac Brochet, MB (CZWH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) reported in the overshoot for runway 06 due a gear indication. Declined assistance and landed safely at 2235Z. No impact on operations.

January 26, 2014


A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GIQK/ PAG660) from Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) was pulled up by Tower on runway 36 due to a Skywest Airlines Bombardier CL600 2B19 (SKW4818) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Minneapolis/ St Paul, MN (KMSP) taking position and then using an extended amount of time on runway due to runway visual range (RVR) requests/fluctuations. PAG660 went back to arrival and landed safely at 1944Z. No other operational impact.

November 21, 2013


On final, a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GIQK/ PAG501) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Brandon, MB (CYBR) reported they would be conducting the overshoot to work out a gear issue and cancelled IFR. PAG501 advised no assistance required. PAG501 landed safely at 1335Z. No operational impact.

January 23, 2013

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The crew reported the hydraulic pressure gauge back light was unserviceable. Maintenance found the light to be working but replaced the backlight for the de-ice pressure gauge.
A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226TC (C-GIQK/ operating as PAG927) on a IFR flight taxied to position runway 24 for departure. Prior to roll, pilot reported a loss of hydraulic pressure. Aircraft taxied off runway under own power. Field check was done by staff vehicle and no fluids were found on runway. No operational impact.

January 16, 2013

Incident at 18miles NW Winnipeg (J.A. Richardson International Airport)

Shortly after departure, a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA266TC (operating as PAG503) on a IFR flight reported extreme icing and declared an emergency. Aircraft returned to CYWG and landed without incident at 0115Z. AFF did respond and CACO was advised.
UPDATE TSB A13C0004: Perimeter Aviation flight PAG503, a Metro SA-227-TC, registration C-GIQK, departed Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) on an IFR flight to Dauphin, MB (CYDN). Shortly after departure, the flight encountered severe icing while in cloud and the pilot noticed a buffeting of the flight controls. The pilot requested a return to Winnipeg and on approach the buffeting worsened. The pilot declared an emergency and the aircraft landed safely on runway 18 with Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) on standby. An inspection of the aircraft after landing found ice adhering 8" to 12" aft of the leading edges of the wing and stabilizer as well as large amounts of ice on the windshield and unprotected areas of the wing and tail.

July 8, 2010

Incident at ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE TSB reported that the Fairchild SA-226-TC, C-GIQK, (operating as PAG 207) was en route from Winnipeg to Gods Lake at FL 190. A Fairchild SA-227-AC, C-FMAV, (operating as PAG 140) had requested an IFR clearance from Island Lake to Winnipeg. An ATC Operating Irregularity occurred when the Winnipeg North Low controller cleared C-FMAV to Winnipeg at FL 200. The aircraft passed within 8 NM of each other in a non-radar environment. Nav Canada is conducting an Operational Safety Investigation.
PAG 207, a Perimeter Aviation Metro, was operating at FL 190 en route from Winnipeg to Gods Lake Narrows, MB. (CYGO). An ATC Operating Irregularity occurred when the Winnipeg ACC controller cleared PAG 140, another Perimeter Metro, to depart Island Lake, MB (CYIV) and climb to FL 200 in conflict with PAG 207. The two aircraft passed with about 8 miles lateral separation in a non radar environment.

March 4, 2007

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the aircraft heating system was inspected including under the cabin floors. A ground run of substantial length was completed with the temperature selected to full hot. No problems with the aircraft were found. A set of unused cargo nets were found laying in the aisle behind the bulkhead in the vicinity of the heating ducts, possibly causing the burning smell. No evidence of melting or burning was found on the nets. These heating ducts can certainly get hot enough to cause this burning smell and smoky haze in the cabin due to the burning off of dust in the air conditioning/heating system. This is not uncommon in the Metro when "full hot" heat selection is used. This setting should be avoided unless preheating the cold soaked cabin. When full hot is selected it bypasses the control system for the heating system and may trigger overheat warning systems and sensors as the cabin air temperature in the duct work can exceed 450 F. The aircraft has been returned to service.
PAG 776, a Metro II with 8 people on board, was en route from Tadoule Lake to Thompson when the crew advised they had an indication of smoke in the cargo hold. They did not declare an emergency however, ERS was put on standby. The aircraft landed safely 20 minutes later at 2320z. No other aircraft were affected. TSB reported that the Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA 226-TC Metro, registration C-GIQK operating as PAG 776, was en route from Tadoule Lake, MB, to Thompson, MB, at FL 230. A passenger reported a burning smell in the cabin. The First Officer investigated and found the aft cabin filled with smoke. The crew requested a descent to 10,000 feet and followed the emergency checklist. The smoke cleared and PAG 776 landed safely at Thompson with ERS on standby. The source of the smoke was not identified; the operator is examining the aircraft.

October 4, 2006


The crew of PAG 115, a Metroliner, reported gear problems approaching Norway House. They made two approaches, but elected to overshoot on both occasions (2031z & 2038z) and then diverted to Thompson. PAG 115 landed safely at Thompson at 2110z with 600 lbs fuel, 11 SOB's.
UPDATE TSB reported that PAG 115, a Fairchild SA-226-TC aircraft, registration C-GIQK was inbound to Norway House. During the approach, the landing gear was extended but the left main gear down and lock indication would not illuminate. The crew cycled the gear several times and executed an emergency extension, but the left gear down and lock indication still did not illuminate. The crew elected to divert to Thompson where a fly-by was conducted. The tower confirmed that the gear appeared to be down and the aircraft then landed safely. Inspection of the landing gear determined that the left main gear down and locked microswitch was dirty. The switch was cleaned and re-adjusted and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 8, 2006

Incident at 110 NM N WINNIPEG/JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that Nav Canada will conduct a Level 2 Operational Safety Investigation (OSI) concerning this incident.
PAG 988, a DHC-8, was en route from Winnipeg to Island Lake at FL 210 when the crew advised Winnipeg ACC that they had a pressurization problem and requested to descend to 17,000 feet. The Controller cleared the aircraft to 17,000 feet without the required separation from two opposite-direction company Metros, one at FL 200 and one at FL 180.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the problem was actually a loud squeal coming from the Emergency Exit Door. Upon maintenance inspection, the seal was found to be split. The required replacement was carried out, no further problems were noted.
UPDATE TSB reported that Perimeter Aviation flight PAG 988, a De Havilland Dash-8-102 aircraft, registraton C-GWPS, departed Winnipeg and was on an IFR flight enroute to Island Lake, at FL 210. Perimeter aircraft, flight PAG 937, a Swearingen SW4 aircraft, C-GIQK, was on an IFR flight at FL 180, from God's Lake to Winnipeg. A third Perimeter aircraft, flight PAG 950M, a Swearingen SW4 medevac aircraft, C-GQAJ, was on an IFR flight, at FL 200, from St. Theresa Point to Winnipeg. Flight PAG 950M was approximately 20 miles behind the PAG 937 flight. When PAG 988 was approximately 110 NM north of Winnipeg, the crew advised that they were experiencing pressurization problems and they requested a descent to 17,000 feet. Flight PAG 988 was cleared to descend to 17,000 feet. A loss of separation occurred as PAG 988 descended to 17,000 feet with a meet-time separation of 5 minutes. The minimum separation required was 10 minutes.

March 4, 2005

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

PAG 771, a Metro II, was 25 NM northwest of Thompson when the crew delared an emergency, shut down the right engine and returned to YTH. AFF responded as the flight landed uneventfully at 1432Z and taxied to the apron. TSB has been in contact with the company.
UPDATE TSB reported that while climbing through FL 130 after departure from Thompson, the crew of Perimeter Airlines SA226-TC Metro, C-GIQK, noticed that the right hand engine began to surge and lose power. The engine surging stabilized at approximately 90 percent torgue, however the engine power could not be controlled through either the power levers or speed levers. The crew requested a return to Thompson. During descent through 8,000 feet, the engine again began to surge and the crew elected to shut it down. The aircraft landed safely with AFF standing by. Maintenance personnel discovered that the Honeywell fuel control unit input lever on the Garrett PTE331-10 engine, had separated from its splined shaft arrangement causing a loss of engine power control. The lever is held on the p/n 893086-2 shaft by a p/n 897548-1 screw which passes through a recessed area in the shaft.

April 12, 2004


The Swearingen SA226-TC Metro, C-GIQK operated by Perimeter Airlines as flight PAG 622, had been airborne from St Theresa Point about 3 minutes when the right engine (Garrett TPE331-10UA) chip detector light illuminated. In the absence of other abnormal indications, the crew elected to leave the engine operating, reduced power, and diverted to Island Lake without further incident. Company maintenance inspection of the engine determined that metal fragments were present in the gearbox. The company is replacing the engine.

November 13, 2003


UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the company dispatched an AME to inspect the a/c at Island Lake. The bird struck the left oleo and there was no damage to the a/c. Island Lake airport has an active wildlife control program.
C-GIQK, a Metro II, was on approach at Island Lake when the a/c struck a Canada Goose. The flight landed safely and there was no reported damage to the a/c.

August 12, 2003


TSB advised that the Perimeter Airlines Swearintgen SA226-TC aircraft, C-GIQK, was on a scheduled flight from Winnipeg to Island Lake, Manitoba. When the aircraft was approximately 100 miles from Winnipeg, the annunciator panel malfunctioned, indicating a flashing Stability Augmentation System (SAS)de-ice but no other warnings. The flight returned and landed, without incident, at Winnipeg. The annunciator panel was replaced, the aircraft was successfully test flown and returned to service.
PAG 621, a Metro II, was 150 NM north of Winnipeg on a flight to Island Lake when the crew advised they were returning due to an abnormal cockpit indication. The flight landed uneventfully on Runway 13 at 1813Z. TSB will contact the company.

December 7, 2000


C-GIQK, a Metro II, landed on Runway 08 at Red Sucker Lake and the crew appeared to lose control of the a/c after touchdown. It departed the runway surface about 1,400 feet from the threshold on the north shoulder and then returned to the runway about 1,600 feet from the threshold. The left engine appeared to ingest snow and debris when reverse thrust was applied when the a/c was in the snow off the runway. There were no passengers on board at the time and the Captain reported that the crew was conducting a training flight. The crew subsequently flew thw a/c back to Winnipeg empty.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that company maintenance was unaware of the runway excursion and possible FOD intake, so they have elected to remove the engine to carry out a level 2 FOD inspection.