June 18, 2018

Incident at WINNIPEG CENTRE / ACC DE WINNIPEG (Other operational incident, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Skyservice Business Aviation Beech B200 (C-GPNE) from Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) to Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) received an IFR clearance from the Cold Lake, AB (YOD) military terminal control unit (MTCU) while in the Winnipeg Area Control Centre (ACC) area of responsibility without prior approval from Winnipeg (WG) ACC.

April 6, 2017


A Skyservice Business Aviation Inc. Beech B200 (C-GPNE) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) executed a missed approach due to a brake issue. After the aircraft cancelled IFR, it remained VFR, diagnosed the problem and landed safely at 2205Z.

June 24, 2016


A Skyservice Business Aviation Inc. Beech B200 (C-GPNE) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Bonnyville, AB (CYBF) was northbound at FL330, and a Federal Express Corporation Boeing 757-200 (FDX121) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Memphis, TN (KMEM) was climbing off CYEG and cleared to FL320 for C-GPNE. FDX121 requested and was approved for deviation left of course for weather and to advise when clear. FDX121 was then cleared to FL350, then subsequently turned right back on course, then was instructed to turn 30 degrees left but aircraft did not appear to turn. C-GPNE passed 4 NM behind FDX121.
UPDATE TSB #A16W0076: N785FD, a Boeing 757-200 operated by Federal Express, was operating as flight FX121 from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Memphis Intl, TN (KMEM). During the ascent to its cruise altitude, FX121 was cleared to maintain FL320 due to intersecting traffic, C-GPNE, a Beech B200 operated by Sky Service en route to Bonnyville, AB (CYBF) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) at FL330. The flight crew of FX121 requested deviations left of track due to weather and was approved for the maneuver. Shortly thereafter, FX121 was cleared to FL350 with no heading restrictions. A loss of separation occurred when FX121 turned right to return to its original course. The separation between C-GPNE and FX121 was reduced to 4.0 nautical miles where 5.0 nautical miles was required.

November 22, 2013

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

An Albatros Beech B200 (C-GPNE) repositioning on the airport had a coyote cross the taxiway in front. No operational impact.
Update Aerodrome Safety: no further action required ? the airport is operating in accordance with their approved wildlife management plan.

October 30, 2012

Accident at LLOYDMINSTER AB (CYLL) (FOD (foreign object debris))

UPDATE TSB reported that the privately operated Beech B200GT King Air, registration C-GPNE, operating as flight VLC 107, was on an IFR flight from Calgary to Lloydminster, Alberta, with two crew and seven passengers on board. An RNAV global navigation satellite system (GNSS) approach was conducted onto Runway 26 at Lloydminster and icing conditions were encountered during the approach. The required visual references were not achieved and a missed approach was carried out. The flight entered a hold and was subsequently cleared for an RNAV GNSS approach to Runway 08. The second approach was conducted at 140 knots reducing to 100 knots (Vref) at threshold crossing. The approach was steepened shortly before touchdown, after the runway was observed. A hard landing occurred which resulted in substantial damage to the aircraft. Three passengers sustained minor injury; the flight crew and four other passengers were uninjured. After shutdown, a build-up of mixed ice was observed on the unprotected areas of the airframe and underside of each wing, from the leading edge aft to about eight inches behind the leading edge. Aircraft brake material was picked up from the runway during a runway check. The CVR has been recovered from the aircraft and will be forwarded to the TSB Engineering Laboratory.
UPDATE TSB reported that the aircraft sustained substantial damage and three occupants were injured. Fuller TSB report to follow.
C-GPNE, a Beech King Air 200 operated by Maple Leaf Warbirds, landed at Lloydminster and the crew reported a hard landing. A runway check was done, and FOD that appeared to be from the aircraft's brakes, was removed.