January 24, 2009

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

The Canadian Helicopters Limited Bell 206B helicopter (C-GNLD) was concluding a local VFR flight from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). The pilot reported five (5) miles inbound with stuck transmit button (although they thought that they had a communications failure and squawked 7500 then 7600). The helicopter landed without incident at Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport. Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Commercial & Business Aviation [2009/02/10]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with the C.F.I. at Canadian Helicopters about this occurrence. The CASI was advised that the helicopter was on a local flight for a power check and the push-to-talk (PTT) switch stuck. The operator has handled the incident internally and Qu├ębec Region is following up on it.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from NAV CANADA A.O.D.R. #103828-V2: The helicopter reported five (5) north of Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport when the flight crew got a stuck microphone button. The flight crew cycled through the 7500 SSR code on the way to a transponder code of 7600. The helicopter briefly showed up as a hijack. NORAD and J.R.C.C. Trenton staff were advised of the error. The helicopter landed without incident and silenced the transponder. Ops. impact -- unknown.

January 26, 1994

Accident at DEER LAKE

HB4 LONG RANGER C-GNLD ADVISED OF FUEL PUMP FAILURE INDICATION LIGHT. SHORTLY THEREAFTER THE ENGINE FAILED AND AN AUTOROTATION WAS CARRIED OUT. TSB EVALUATING. TIME= 1600Z. ACTION = MAB. Air1: Air2: Air3: Occurrence: Class: JJCategory: 203 217 243