January 19, 2020

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

TSB Report #A20C0008: C-GJSV, a de Havilland DHC-8-100 operated by Wasaya Airways as flight WP843, was enroute from Thunder Bay (CYQT), ON to Sioux Lookout (CYXL), ON with 3 crew members and 28 passengers on board. During the initial climb from CYQT, the crew observed a roll spoiler outboard hydraulic caution light on the annunciator panel. As the airspeed increased above 140 knots the caution light extinguished. The crew then decreased the airspeed below 140 knots and the caution light returned. The crew completed the QRH procedures and elected to continue their flight to CYXL where a PAN PAN was declared. The aircraft then landed safely. An inspection of the aircraft by the operators maintenance personal revealed a dirty hydraulic pressure switch located in the right main gear wheel well. The hydraulic switch was cleaned and a successful test flight was completed. The aircraft was then returned to service.

February 13, 2020

Incident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL) (ATM - operations)

The Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) opened outside published hours due to a request from the pilot of a Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV/WSG821) from Kingfisher Lake, ON (CNM5) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) for emergency services.

Incident at 36NM PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

A Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV/WSG821) from Kingfisher Lake, ON (CNM5) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) reported abnormally high oil pressure in engine number 1 and advised diverting to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL). Emergency declared. No impact to operations. Aircraft landed safely without incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0011: C-GJSV, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways LP., was conducting flight WSG821 from Kingfisher Lake (CNM5), ON to Sioux Lookout (CYXL), ON. After departure from CNM5 the flight crew noticed that the left engine oil temperature was climbing. All other engine indications were normal. When the aircraft levelled off in cruise, the oil temperature had increased to 115°-120° and was still climbing. The flight crew communicated with the operators maintenance personnel and elected to divert to Pickle Lake (CYPL), ON. The oil temperature continued to climb to the maximum gauge indication. The flight crew declared an emergency and the landing in CYPL was conducted without further incident. Once on the ground the flight crew shut down the left engine and taxied to the apron. The operators maintenance personnel cleaned the connection at the oil temperature probe.

October 5, 2019

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV/WSG842) on a flight from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was in receipt of an IFR departure clearance with a clearance cancelled if not airborne before 1959Z. The aircraft departed CYXL at 195933Z.

September 2, 2019

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL) (Bird presence)

A Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV/WSG820) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) conducted a missed approach to avoid a flock of seagulls on the runway.

August 19, 2019

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV/WSG823) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXE) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) aborted their take-off roll and reported having struck a bird. The aircraft taxied back to the main apron. Minimal delay to one other aircraft.

May 31, 2019

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV/WSG960) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported they had a possible bird stike approximately 1 mile final for the runway.

April 17, 2018

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At the Thunder Bay Intl., ON (CYQT) aerodrome, the controller departed a Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (WSG824) from Thunder Bay Intl., ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) off of a runway that was closed as per a NOTAM.
TSB Report #A18C0025: On April 17th, 2018, Runway 30 in Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was closed by NOTAM for snow removal. The tower controller vacated the position for a work break while vehicles were still working on the runway. When the tower controller returned from the break to the tower position, he was briefed during the position relief checklist that the snow removal was completed, however the runway was still closed by NOTAM. The tower controller subsequently cleared C-GJSV, a Bombardier DHC-8-100 aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways, to takeoff from Runway 30, while the NOTAM was still in effect. There were no other vehicles or aircraft involved.

January 25, 2018

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Porter Airlines Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKQF/POE234) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was instructed to go around after a Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV/WSG858) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was slow to exit the runway.

October 3, 2017

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV/WSG720) on a flight from Big Trout Lake, ON (CYTL) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) reported a bird strike on approach to Runway 16. No impact to operations.

October 26, 2017

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV/WSG715) on a flight from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) aborted take off of Runway 34 due to mechanical issues. No assistance required or impact to operations.

August 4, 2017

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Bearskin Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GYRL/ BLS319) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) conducted a go-around Runway 34 VFR when a Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV/ WSG717) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Kingfisher Lake, ON (CNM5) was at threshold of the runway but was not prepared to depart due unsecure cabin. WSG717 attempted to leave the runway prior to BLS319 arrival but did not do so in time.

August 9, 2017

Incident at 50NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-300 (WSG712) enroute from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) declared PAN PAN for a hydraulic failure. The aircraft returned to CYQT with emergency response services (ERS) on standby. The gear was manually extended and the aircraft landed safely and taxied off at 1250Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A17C0098: C-GJSV, a Bombardier DHC-8-102 aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways, was conducting flight WSG712 from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL). Shortly after reaching cruise altitude, a whistling noise that persisted for roughly 6 to 8 minutes could be heard in the aircraft. As the noise subsided, the flight crew received a number 2 Hyd Iso Valve caution light and an indication of the number 2 Hydraulic System fluid loss. As the crew performed QRH checklist items, the number 1 Hyd Fluid Hot caution light illuminated. After discussion with maintenance, the flight crew elected to return to CYQT. ATC was advised and a PAN PAN was declared. The flight crew carried out a cabin preparation checklist with the flight attendant and made an announcement to the passengers. The final QRH items for the number 2 hydraulic system failure were executed, the aircraft landed without further event and taxied to the apron. The operator's maintenance personnel replaced the pressure line to the landing gear selector. Other affected components and filters were replaced and serviced. The hydraulic system was function tested serviceable and the aircraft was returned to service.

December 20, 2016

Incident at 12 miles E THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A16C0146: C-GJSV, a de Havilland Dash 8-102 aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways, was conducting IFR flight WSG952 from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT). C-GEOW, a Pilatus PC-12/45 aircraft operated by Nakina Outpost Camps & Air Service, was conducting IFR flight KN139 from Fort Hope, ON (CYFH) to CYQT. When WSG952 was on final approach to Runway 25 at CYQT, ATC prematurely instructed KN139, a light wake turbulence category aircraft, to turn final behind WSG952, a medium wake turbulence category aircraft. As a result, separation was reduced to less than three miles, where four miles is required for wake turbulence category aircraft spacing. The NAV CANADA investigation is on-going.
A Nakina Outpost Camps & Air Service Pilatus PC-12 (KN139) from Fort Hope, ON (CYFH) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT), a light category aircraft, was on an IFR approach for Runway 25 and was following a Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (WSG952) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT), a medium category aircraft, also on an IFR approach for Runway 25. Lateral separation between the two aircraft was observed on radar below three miles where four miles is required for wake turbulence. No operational impact.

December 6, 2016

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV/WSG921) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) hit two seagulls on departure from Runway 25. No operational impact reported.

August 19, 2015

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV/JZA7751), from Toronto (CYYZ), ON, to Windsor (CYQG), ON, reported a bird strike on landing Runway 25. The remains of one sparrow were recovered. No operational impact.

August 11, 2015

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU) (FOD (foreign object debris), Bird presence)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GJSV / JZA7705) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to London, ON (CYXU) landed Runway 27 and the pilot reported a large flock of birds over the runway. Subsequently Runway 27 was inspected and the carcass of a sparrow was found intact. Air crew was notified of finding. No impact on operations.

August 5, 2014

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

A mower (TRACTEUR177+1) taxied without authorization in the Runway 24L instrument landing system (ILS) glide path (GP) protected area. A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GVWJ/WJA578), from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Montréal, QC (CYUL), and a Jazz de Havilland DHC 8-102 (C-GJSV/JZA8797), from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Montréal, QC (CYUL), reported Runway 24L localizer fluctuations.

December 27, 2014

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

After landing, both a Cameron Air Service Cessna 208 (C-GCGA) from Pelee Island, ON (CYPT) to Windsor, ON (CYQG) and a Jazz de Havilland DHC 8 102 (C-GJSV/ JZA7759) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Windsor, ON (CYQG) reported the precision approach path indicator (PAPI) for Runway 25 to be out of tolerance.

November 6, 2014

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report 13694: When the crew of JZA7813 shutdown the right engine, the pilots noticed an unusual amount of smoke. Airport fire responded and a Jazz maintenance mechanic assessed the engine and gave fire department an all clear. Jazz maintenance was going to look into the problem further.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14O0222: While parked at the gate in Sudbury, with passengers deplaning, the flight crew of Jazz Aviation LP (dba Air Canada Express) flight JZA7813 (Dash-8-100, registration C-GJSV) noticed smoke coming from the right engine. The flight crew requested ARFF services, but did not activate the engine fire extinguishers. The aircraft was inspected by ARFF and maintenance with no immediate discrepancies located. Afterwards, an oil leak was discovered, causing excessive smoke during shutdowns.
A Jazz de Havilland DHC 8 102 (C-GJSV/ JZA7813) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) parked on the main apron shortly after arrival and requested emergency vehicles be called out due smoke coming from right engine. No further action was required. No impact to operations.

September 30, 2014

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC 8-102 (C-GJSV/ JZA7828) from Timmins, ON (CYTS) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported a bird strike on departure at 2034Z. The remains of one horned lark was recovered. No operational impact.

July 6, 2014

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC 8 102 (C-GJSV/ JZA8976) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) reported a bird strike on departure runway 25. Runway inspected but nothing found. No impact on operations.

January 4, 2013

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

C-GJSV, a Havilland Dash 8 operated by Air Canada Jazz as flight number JZA8721, was on an IFR flight from Gaspé (CYGP) to Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB). At 2117Z, while the aircraft was 10 NM northeast of Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB), the crew declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft landed without incident at 2124Z on Runway 24 and the passengers were evacuated. Impact: a few aircraft were delayed on arrival or departure.
Update #1: TSB investigation number and class were added. According to TSB report #A13Q0002: The Dash8-102 operated by Air Canada Jazz under flight number JZA8721 was on a IFR flight from Gaspé, Québec (CYGP) to Québec/Jean Lesage Int'l airport (CYQB). On approach, approximately 10nm final, the crew reported that they had smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency. Unable to identify source of rapidly intensifying smoke, the crew selected transponder code of 7700 and elected to don oxygem masks/smoke goggles. Flight attendant called crew to inform of intensifying smoke invading the cabin and the lavatory alarm activated. Crew actioned memory items for general procedures for unknown source of smoke as well as select bleeds off and cabin dump. Flight landed on runway 24 and taxied off on Alpha taxiway and stopped at the junction of Alpha taxiway and ramp, where they safely deplaned. Passengers were breathing defensively through articles of clothing. The maintenance department determined that the smoke in the aircraft was oil haze resulting from oil entering the Environment Control System (ECS) due to a leaking seal on the right engine (Pratt & Whitney PW120A). A borescope inspection was carried out and indicated oil saturation on the plenum chamber and diffuser section. The engine has been replaced.

July 29, 2013

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYY

A Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC 8-102 (JZA7752) from Windsor, ON (CYQG) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) was approximately 7 miles west of CYYZ when reported a TCAS in the descent to 8000 feet. Nearest traffic was a Charter Air Transportation Services Beech 390 (C-FJTN), from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) departing runway 23 and in a quick climb to 7000 feet. No operational impact.
Update: Follow-up information received from Flight Operations ? West [2014-07-09]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) reviewed this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator and was informed that the operator is handling this occurrence through their safety management system (SMS). The CASI reported that no further Transport Canada follow-up was required at this time.

March 15, 2012

Incident at À 100 NM au nord de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL)

C-GJSV, a de Havilland Dash 8 operated by Air Canada Jazz as flight number JZA759, was on an IFR flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Rouyn-Noranda (CYUY). At 2325Z, the crew requested to return to Montréal/Trudeau due to mechanical problems. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident at 2348Z. No impact on ATC operations.

February 8, 2012

Incident at Point de compte rendu sur demande REZIN

C-GJSV, a de Havilland Dash 8 operated by Air Canada Jazz as flight number JZA757, was on an IFR flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Rouyn-Noranda (CYUY). Even though the crew had received and read back route REZIN J524 YUY CYUY, the aircraft was observed making a turn after the REZIN requested reporting point towards ILEKI, which is a transition route for Runway 26 at Rouyn-Noranda. The pilot also confirmed that he had completed this manoeuvre. The Montréal area control centre (ACC) then authorized the modified route. No loss of separation occurred. No impact on ATC operations.

September 14, 2012

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Wake turbulence/vortices)

The Jazz Aviation Limited Partnership de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft (C-GJSV, operating as Air Canada Express flight JZA7772) was nearing the conclusion of a scheduled IFR flight from North Bay Airport (CYYB) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Air Canada Airbus A-320-211 aircraft (C-GFGYL, operating as flight ACA405) was nearing the conclusion of a scheduled IFR flight from Montréal (JCMIA) (CYUL) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC reported that JZA7772 was level at an altitude of 8,000 feet, in the downwind on the VIBLI1 STAR, approximately five (5)NM north of Toronto (LBPIA) when the flight crew reported wake turbulence when their aircraft was six (6)NM behind ACA405. Ops. impact -- unknown.

October 17, 2011

Incident at 65NM au nord - nord-est du VOR de Québec

C-GJSV, a de Havilland Dash 8 operated by Air Canada Jazz as flight number JZA687, was on an IFR flight from Bagotville (CYBG) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 1426Z, during its initial contact with the Montréal area control centre (ACC), the pilot reported climbing to FL220 even though he had received authorization for FL200, issued by the Bagotville terminal. No impact on ATC operations.

October 18, 2011

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Jazz Air LP Dehavilland DHC-8 102 aircraft (C-GJSV, operating as Air Canada Express flight JZA7827) was completing a scheduled flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Timmins (VMPA) (CYTS). After landing on runway 03, the flight crew reported a bird strike to the Timmins Flight Service Station. Airport ground staff investigated and found the remains of four Larks.

February 23, 2011

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A11O0022]: The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft (C-GJSV, operating as flight JZA7936) was departing from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) for Baltimore/Washington International (Thurgood Marshall) Airport, MD (U.S.A.) (KBWI). During the initial climb, the flight crew noticed uncontrollable torque indications from the #2 Engine (PWC PW120A). The crew completed a precautionary engine shutdown, declared an emergency and returned to Toronto (LBPIA) where the aircraft was landed without further incident.
The Jazz Air LP DeHavilland DHC-8 102 aircraft (operating as JZA7936) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Baltimore (B/WITHMA), MY, USA (KBWI). After departing runway 06L, the flight crew reported that they had difficulty with an engine. The flight crew subsequently secured the engine, declared an emergency and decided to return to Toronto. ARFF was placed on standby. The aircraft landed without further incident. Ops. impact -- none.

December 21, 2010

Incident at 30NM à l'est du point de compte-rendu sur demande MAIRE (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update #1: The TSB investigation number and class were added. Aircraft registration added. According to TSB report #A10Q0222: A Dash-8-100, registration C-GJSV, operated by Air Canada Jazz under flight number JZA795, was on a regular IFR flight plan from the airport in Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Macdonald-Cartier Intl in Ottawa, ON (CYOW). Upon approaching the Montreal area, the crew reported a hydraulic oil leak and asked to be rerouted to Pierre Elliott Trudeau in Montreal, QC (CYUL). Upon final approach for runway 24R, an overshoot was conducted because the flaps were not deploying. Preparations for a no-flaps landing were completed and the aircraft landed without incident on runway 24R.
JZA795, a De Havilland Dash 8 operated by Air Canada Jazz, was on an IFR flight plan from Fredericton (CYFC) to Ottawa (CYOW). At 1150Z, the crew reported a leak of hydraulic fluid and asked to be rerouted to Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL). An emergency was not declared. On final for runway 24R at Montreal/Trudeau, the crew conducted an overshoot because of flap problems. The crew asked for crash firefighting and rescue services to be on hand upon arrival, although an emergency was not declared. The crew performed a few checks south of the airport and the aircraft landed without incident on runway 24R at 1225Z. Runway 06L / 24R was closed from 1225Z to 1230Z for inspection. The National Operations Centre and Civil Aviation Contingency Operations were notified. No impact on ATC operations.

March 13, 2010

Incident at GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP)

Selon le rapport du BST #A10Q0033: Le Dash 8 immatriculé C-GJSV, exploité par Air Canada Jazz était en descente pour Gaspé en provenance de Québec lorsque le premier officier a perçu une senteur de brulée. La senteur n'était pas perceptible de la position du capitaine. Cependant en se rapprochant du côté droit la senteur pouvait être perçue. La senteur semblait venir sous l'écran anti-éblouissement à la jonction de la vitre de côté et le pare-brise. Le chauffage du pare-brise n'était pas sélectionné. Le vol n'était qu'à 5 minutes de l'atterrissage à Gaspé. L'odeur n'était pas présente dans la cabine des passagers. Aucune urgence n'a été déclarée et l'appareil s'est posé sans problème. Les deux écrans 'EFIS' et leur entourage ont été vérifiés pour signe de surchauffe. Rien d'anormal n'a été noté. Cependant le ventilateur d'un des écrans EFIS a été trouvé grippé par de la poussière et des fibres et il était très chaud. Le ventilateur a été nettoyé et remis en service sans autre difficulté.*** ** *** According to TSB report #A10Q0033: Air Canada Jazz Dash 8 C-GJSV was descending toward Gaspé from Québec City when the first officer noticed a burning smell. It was not noticeable from the captain?s seat, but could be detected on the right side of the cockpit. The smell seemed to be coming from under the glare shield where the side window met the windshield. The windshield heater was not turned on. The flight was only five minutes away from landing in Gaspé. There was no smell in the passenger cabin. No emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without incident. The two 'EFIS' screens and surrounding equipment were checked for signs of overheating. Nothing out of the ordinary was found. However, the fan for one of the EFIS screens was filled with dust and fibres and was very hot. The fan was cleaned and put back in service with no further incident.

January 1, 2009

Incident at À 50NM au nord-est du VOR de Beauce (VLV)

JZA7855, un De Havilland Dash 8 immatriculé C-GJSV exploité par Air Canada Jazz, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR) à destination de Gaspé (CYGP). L'équipage a demandé à être redirigé vers Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) en raison d'un problème technique. Aucune urgence n'a été déclarée et aucune priorité n'a été demandée. L'appareil a atterri à Montréal/Trudeau à 0246Z sans encombre. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.

May 1, 2009

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership de Havilland DHC-8-100 series aircraft (operating as flight JZA770) on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL). JZA770 DHC8 departing runway 25 to CYUL aborted take-off due to 40% difference in engine power. Returned to gate. ( parts required)
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A09O0093]: The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership de Havilland DHC-8-102 airplane (C-GJSV, operating as flight JZA8770) was taking off at Ottawa (M-CIA) on a flight to Montréal (PETIA). During the take-off run, there was a 40% torque mismatch (#1 engine low) between the two engines (Pratt and Whitney Canada PW120A turboprops). The take-off was rejected. Maintenance staff replaced the #1 torque signal conditioning unit (TSCU) and returned the airplane to service.

March 15, 2006

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

At 1907Z, JZA8721, a Dash 8 operated by Air Canada Jazz, interrupted its takeoff from Runway 09 at Sept-Îles (CYZV) due to an unspecified reason. The aircraft took off at 1953Z, bound for Québec (CYQB). There was no impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: The event name was changed from ?other operational incident? to ?engine oil problem.? The aircraft?s registration was added. During the take-off run, the crew of C-GJSV noticed that the No. 1 engine oil pressure was 50 PSI. The aircraft interrupted its takeoff, and returned to the gate, where 2.5 litres of oil were added. The aircraft took off again, bound for Québec (CYQB), where maintenance personnel inspected the aircraft again. No anomalies were found. **** ** **** Mise à jour #1: Modification de la catégorie d'événement "Autre incident d'exploitation " pour "Problème d'huile moteur". Ajout de l'immatriculation: Durant la course au décollage, l'équipage de C-GJSV a noté que la pression d'huile du moteur #1 était à 50 PSI. L'appareil a interrompu son décollage et est retourné à la barrière où 2.5 litres d'huile ont été ajoutées. L'appareil a redécollé pour Québec (CYQB) où le personnel de la maintenance a inspecté de nouveau l'appareil. Aucune anomalie n' a été trouvée.

October 21, 2006

Incident at between Ottawa and Montréal

The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership de Havilland DHC-8 aircraft (C-GJSV, operating as JZA8974) had just departed on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Montréal (PETIA) (CYUL). Two (2) minutes after take-off from runway 32, the flight crew were cleared to 13,000 feet on a heading of 070º. After giving the correct readback, the flight crew's microphone remained open while the aircraft continued on its heading until company dispatch sent the flight crew a text message on the problem. Normal communications were then re-established when the flight was 15NM northwest of Montréal International (Mirabel) Airport (CYMX). Ops. impact -- none.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2006/11/08]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with staff in the operator's Quality Assurance group about this occurrence. The CASI was advised that two (2) minutes after take-off from runway 32, the flight crew were cleared to 13,000 feet on a heading of 070º. After giving the correct readback, the flight crew's microphone remained open while the aircraft continued on its heading until company dispatch sent the flight crew a text message on the problem. Normal communications were then re-established when the flight was 15NM northwest of Montréal International (Mirabel) Airport. The problem was determined to be a stuck microphone in the tiller. The incident was captured in the aircraft's Journey Log (Part 2) as event number 507910: "Tiller mic (stuck mic even after pulling button out it's remaining on)." The tiller microphone was replaced and checked serviceable and the aircraft was returned to service.

July 4, 2006

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft (C-GJSV, operating as JZA7749) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Windsor Airport (CYQG). A bird strike occurred to one propeller during the landing on runway 25 (west of the glide path). The flight crew were unaware of the bird strike until they were performing the pre-flight walk-around and saw blood. The runway was closed for an inspection and the partial remains of a sparrow were recovered. Mechanics were called out to inspect the aircraft but no visible damage to the exterior was noticed.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2006/07/12]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) contacted the operator's Quality Assurance staff for more information on this occurrence. The CASI was advised that the bird strike was captured in the aircraft's Journey Log (Part 2) as No.: 441336: Defect: (Dated 04/07/06) "Bird strike #2 engine intake." A bird strike inspection was carried out IAW 05-50-26 and no defects were noted. The aircraft was returned to service.

August 31, 2005

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

The Dash 8, registered C-GJSV, and operated by Air Canada Jazz, was in descent for Dorval (CYUL), inbound from Québec (CYQB), when the flight crew encountered moderate turbulence and strong wind shear. The pilot-in-command had to use excessive deflection on the flight controls in order to remain in control of the aircraft. Maintenance personnel inspected the aircraft and no anomaly was found.

September 19, 2005

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft (C-GJSV, operating as JZA7811) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Sudbury Municipal Airport (CYSB). The aircraft struck a ringed bill gull (seagull) during the landing flare for runway 22, when the aircraft was about 20 feet in the air and travelling about 110 knots. No reported damage to the aircraft.
Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2005/09/23]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) contacted the operator to confirm that a bird strike inspection of the aircraft had been carried out in accordance with AMM 05-50-26. No faults were found as a result of the inspection. The Defect log page number is 424184.

July 14, 2004

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

JZA8718, an Air Canada Jazz Dash-8, was on final for Runway 06 at Québec (CYQB) when the pilot notified the control tower that the landing gear was not lowering, and he had to conduct a missed approach. JZA8718 went to the southwest of the airport in order to lower the landing gear manually. The aircraft landed without incident.
Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. The aircraft's registration was added. TSB Report #A04Q0108: While on final approach, the landing gear did not lower when selected on the de Havilland Dash 8-100, owned by Air Canada Jazz, registered C-GJSV, which was conducting a flight between Montréal and Québec, with 3 crewmembers and 31 passengers on board. The crew climbed back up and lowered the landing gear manually. The aircraft landed without further incident. Additional information: The landing gear selector was replaced due to a defective solenoid. This particular solenoid, piece number 57920-5A, remains under pressure when the aircraft is electrically operated on the ground. For this reason, it is known that it can occasionally be fried.

August 10, 2004

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Conflict - potential, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Communication error, ATS operating irregularity)

The pilot of JAZZ flight JZA8946 departing runway 25, turned to heading 120 after departure instead of 210 given by departure control. JGO146 was on final to runway 32 with a 3NM seperation which was lost when the heading error was initiated.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A04O0223): When the flight crew of the (Air Canada) Jazz Air Inc. de Havilland DHC-102-83, registration C-GJSV, operating as Jazz flight JZA8946, was given take-off instructions for runway 25 in Ottawa, the Tower Controller intended to give an instruction to turn to heading 210 degrees but instead gave the instruction to turn to 120 degrees. The flight crew read back was 120 degrees and, after take-off, the aircraft turned to 120 degrees. When the flight crew switched to the departure frequency, the Departure Controller recognized that the aircraft was not on the intended heading of 210 degrees and instructed the flight crew to turn to heading 090 degrees to ensure continued separation between the DHC-8 and a Jetsgo MD-83, registration C-FKLY, operating as JGO146, on approach to runway 32. Spacing between the two aircraft was never less than the three miles that is required.

October 6, 2003

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS)

Supplemental information from T.S.B. [2004/01/14]: Jazz Air Inc. flight 7824, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft, registration C-GJSV, experienced elevator trim problems during climbout from Timmins. An elevator mistrim annunciation appeared at FL230 and the aircraft was found to be mistrimmed nose-up when the autopilot was disengaged. The aircraft speed was reduced to 150 KIAS in accordance with the QRH, and the flight crew obtained ATC clearance to descend. At approximately 14,000 feet (static air temperature minus 13 degrees Celsius), the flight crew regained elevator trim control. The flight continued and landed safely at destination (Toronto (LBPIA)). This was the fifth (5) mistrim occurrence on this aircraft in thirty (30) days. On 2003/09/16, a mistrim/frozen trim occurred during descent. It freed up below the freezing level. The elevator trim actuator was lubricated and there was no difficulty on the next flight. On 2003/10/01, a mistrim/frozen trim occurred during cruise at an OAT of minus 33. It freed up on descent. The trim actuator was again lubricated and the system checked serviceable. On 2003/10/02, the elevator trim stuck while in cruise flight. The flight crew freed it by moving the trim wheel. The trim actuators, chains and sprockets were lubricated. On 2003/10/05, the trim froze at cruise altitude and freed up in descent. The trim actuators were purged with grease to remove moisture. After this occurrence (on 2003/10/06), maintenance replaced both elevator actuators. The operator has taken safety action as follows: the procedure for purging moisture from elevator trim actuators has been revised. Maintenance bases have been provided paper copy of the procedure, previously available only by intranet at some locations. A safety bulletin and flight ops. manual amendment addresses reporting of flight incidents. The operator also reviewed procedures for identifying and communicating repeat occurrences involving critical aircraft systems.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (A03O0283): The aircraft registration (C-GJSV) was provided in an update to this occurrence.
Narrative provided by the TSB of Canada Daily Notification Log 17-Oct-2003: A03O0283: Jazz flight 7824, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft, experienced elevator trim problems during climbout from Timmins airport (CYTS). The flight continued and landed safely at destination, Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The operator is investigating.

June 10, 2003

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

JZA 8783, Dash 8, after departing Halifax for Frefericton , advised HZ TCU they were returning to Halifax due unspecified mechanical problem, no assistance required. HIAA Duty Manager was advised. Aircraft landed safely at 2230 z. Nil TSB
Update - Maintenance and Manufacturing - 2003-06-19 - On 09 June 2003, Aircraft C-GJSV (814) had departed and had returned to Halifax due to the #1 AC Generator tripping off line. The #1 AC Generator tripped off line after take off. The crew were unsuccessful in attempting a reset. The aircraft returned to Halifax. The Generator was replaced.

April 6, 2003

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

Ref:CADOR 2003A0205 - Update Maintenance and Manufacturing - On April 06/03 C-GJSV Fin # 814 enroute From Halifax(YHZ) Flt #8655 to Quebec(YQB)requested a return to Halifax(YHZ)with no assistance required. The Crew reported to Maintenance Control(MCON) that the #2 AC Gen Caution light Illuminated along with a noticeable A/C yaw Prop and eng rpm fluctuations noted with A/C gen selected on,the crew and MCON elected to return to YHZ due to the nature of the snag. Maintenance met the aircraft and discovered that the generator was heavily contaminated with glycol,the problem was rectified and the system was ground checked serviceable, the aircraft was then returned to service.
At 1422Z Halifax Terminal advised that JZA 8655 (DH8A), which had originally departed Halifax at 1327Z en route to Quebec, was returning to Halifax with no assistance required. The Airport Duty Manager was advised and the aircraft landed safely on Runway 33 in Halifax at 1445Z. TSB - Evaluating
TSB - Update - 2003/04/23 - A03A0040: The Air Canada Regional (JAZZ) Dash 8, call sign JZA 8655 had departed Halifax for Quebec City when the crew noticed the #2 AC generator caution light illuminate and the #2 engine surged. The crew requested and received clearance to return to Halifax where they landed safely at 1145 ADT. Maintenance inspected the #2 engine and found several electrical connectors were covered in deicing fluid. The connectors were disassembled cleaned and reassembled and all systems checked OK, and the aircraft was returned to service. The operator is taking steps to inform their deicing contractors to use caution when deicing in the area of engine nacelle vents and panels.

August 11, 1999

Incident at 2nm seuil de la piste à Val D'or (CYVO)

À 2038Z, l'équipage de ARN733 (DH8A), IFR de Dorval (CYUL) vers Val D'Or (CYVO) était à 2nm au seuil de la piste à CYVO, lorsque l'équipage a informé la Station d'information de vol (FSS) de Val D'Or qu'il croyait déceler une crevaison au pneu du c,té gauche. Le pilote a annulé les instruments et a effectué un vol local au nord-ouest. Il a demandé les services d'urgence aéroportuaires en attendant les instructions de sa compagnie (Air Nova). L'équipage a refait un survol et a demandé une autorisation de vol aux instruments (IFR) pour Dorval (CYUL). ARN733 s'est posé à CYUL, sans encombre, à 2149Z. Impact sur l'exploitation: délais de 5 à 10 minutes aux départs. Les opérations sont revenues à la normales à 2157Z. MISE À JOUR: L'enquête du BST (#99Q0156) a révélé que lors de l'approche à l'aéroport de Val d'Or, un passager a signalé une crevaison au pneu du c,té gauche. L'équipage a effectué une approche interrompue et a décidé de retourner à Dorval, où il s'est posé sans problème.