January 13, 2020

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/PAG01) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Norway House, MB (CYNE) rejected take-off and exited the runway. No assistance required. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GQAJ had a rejected takeoff at Thompson, MB (CYTH) due to the #2 propeller not coming off of the locks. The corrective actions were taken as follows: #2 Spinner removed and snow and ice was found. Removed snow and ice and dried start lock. Tested start locks in accordance with (IAW) SA226 MM 61-10-00. Function checked. Serviceable.

April 18, 2019

Incident at PUKATAWAGAN MB (CZFG)

Aviation Incident Report #16032: At Pukatawagan, MB (CZFG), a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ) that was taxiing out towards Runway 33 continued on past the threshold lights area onto the graded area.

June 7, 2019

Incident at ST. THERESA POINT MB (CYST)

Aviation Incident Report #16146: The pilot of a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ) saw a flock of seagulls during landing on Runway 04 at St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST). They landed as usual however after parking and shutting of the engines smoke was noticed from the left engine. A fire extinguisher was immediately used, there was no visible flame. Pilots indicated they did not notice hitting a bird however after inspection small traces of blood were discovered on the propeller.

September 23, 2019

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

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/PAG955) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) declared an emergency with a single engine failure, requesting emergency response services (ERS) on standby. ERS and RCMP advised and responded. Aircraft landed without incident, but shut down on the runway as a precautionary measure. Runway 06/24 was closed for approximately 5 minutes.
Update TSB Report #A19C0126: C-GQAJ, a Swearingen SA226-TC operated by Perimeter Aviation, was conducting a maintenance flight in the vicinity of Thompson (CYTH), MB. The flight crew conducted an NTS engine shutdown test but was subsequently unable to restart the engine (Garrett TPE331-10UA). The non-operating engine was secured, an emergency was declared, and an uneventful landing was carried out in CYTH.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GQAJ was carrying out an NTS shutdown test flight on the number 1 engine. The Crew carried out the engine shutdown but when they attempted to restart the engine, rotations per minute (RPM) increased to 106% and would not respond to control inputs. The prop governor was replaced and the aircraft released.

May 24, 2017

Incident at CROSS LAKE (CHARLIE SINCLAIR MEM) MB (CYCR)

UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A17C0050: C-GQAJ, a Swearingen SA226-TC aircraft operated by Perimeter Aviation Lp, was conducting flight PAG01 from Cross lake/Charlie Sinclair Mem, MB (CYCR) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG). Shortly after the departure, the flight crew reported a flight control problem and referenced the QRH for inadvertent stick pusher. The flight crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet with no major trim changes required, declared an emergency and advised ATC that they were returning to CYCR where the aircraft landed without further event. The operator's maintenance is investigating the flight control system.
UPDATE: JRCC Trenton SARSUM Report#[T2017-00670]: (543685N 0974543W - Cross Lake). Winnipeg Centre reported that a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/PAG01) had declared an emergency and was making an emergency landing at Cross Lake. Shortly after the initial call, the aircraft landed safely, no assistance was required from the rescue coordination centre (RCC) .
Shortly after departing Cross Lake (Charlie Sinclair Memorial), MB (CYCR), a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/PAG01) on a flight from Cross Lake (Charlie Sinclair Memorial), MB (CYCR) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB CYWG) reported a control issue with the Winnipeg area control centre (ACC) controller, declared an emergency and advised returning to CYCR. The aircraft called the Winnipeg flight information centre (FIC) and advised that they landed safely. Trenton joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) was advised.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The issue was a hydraulic failure in flight. After further investigation it was found the left hand I/B squat switch wire was chaffed. Wire replaced and system tested serviceable.

January 19, 2017

Incident at 10NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/ PAG01) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV) reported a wing overheat indication and advised returning to CYWG. PAG01 declared emergency. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) was on standby. Aircraft landed safely with no impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17C0005: C-GQAJ, a Swearingen SA-226-TC operated by Perimeter Aviation LP, was conducting flight PAG01 from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV). While climbing through 8000 feet asl the flight crew observed a right-hand wing-overheat warning annunciator illuminated. The crew performed checklist items that included turning off the bleed air, DC generator, and lowering the landing gear. Two minutes later the warning light extinguished. An emergency was declared and the crew informed ATC that the flight would return to CYWG. The landing was uneventful with ARFF on standby. The operator's maintenance personnel replaced the right-hand mass-flow bleed valve.

October 13, 2016

Incident at ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/PAG01) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV) advised that their gear sunk into the runway on arrival and that they were stuck. The flight service station (FSS) advised the area control centre (ACC) that the runway was closed until further notice. The aircraft was towed off of the runway by baggage workers. The aircraft advised FSS that the hole was on the runway near the edge lights. A perimeter Aviation (PAG03), Calm Air (CAV8670), and Perimeter Aviation (PAG611) were all advised of the dimensions and location of the hole left on the runway and they all elected to use the runway. No other operational impact.

August 4, 2016

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/PAG01) from Island Lake, MB (CYIV) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) reported a seagull strike 1/2 mile final for Runway 31. No impact on operations.

April 29, 2016

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

The Pilot of a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/ PAG01) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV) reported a possible bird strike departing Runway 31. No remains were found.

January 23, 2016

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

Two minutes after departing Runway 06, the pilot of a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ), from Thompson (CYTH), MG, to Arviat (CYEK), NU, advised Winnipeg Centre they were having an issue with de-icing equipment. Then at 0722Z, Winnipeg Centre was advised that the pilot had cancelled IFR and was inbound for Runway 24. No emergency, and no assistance required. The aircraft arrived safely Runway 24 at CYTH at 0729Z. No operational impact.

January 11, 2016

Incident at 100 NM NORTH WINNIPEG MB

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/PAG01), from St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG), reported landing gear stuck in down position and advised it was continuing to its destination. No assistance required. PAG01 arrived safely without incident at 0310Z. No impact to operations.

December 19, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: ST. THERESA POINT MB (CYST)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ / PAG01) from Oxford House, MC (CYOH) to St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) broke off approach due to an indication. Diverted to Thompson, MB (CYTH) after circling for 10 minutes. No assistance required, no operational impact.

August 12, 2015

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/PAG01), from Thompson (CYTH), MB to Shamattawa (CZTIM), MB, reported a "Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) Warning" and asked about traffic in the vicinity. No other aircraft within 50 miles. No impact to operations.

June 14, 2015

Incident at GILLAM MB (CYGX) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA 226-TC (C-GQAJ / PAG01) from Oxford House, MB (CYOH) to Gillam, MB (CYGX) was on an IFR flight plan. At 0152Z, PAG01 requested approach clearance through Winnipeg Radio. The Winnipeg controller issued a holding clearance at 9 000 feet. Winnipeg Radio correctly readback the altitude. Winnipeg Radio issued the clearance to PAG01 at 8 000 feet. PAG01 readback 8 000 feet. A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (C-FAFS / CAV523) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) had just executed a missed approach at CYGX and was climbing to 8,000 feet enroute to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG).

January 18, 2015

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

After departure, a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/ PAG01) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) stated they were cancelling IFR and returning to CYTH due to landing gear issues. No emergency declared and no assistance required. Subsequently, PAG01 resolved the landing gear issues and requested to continue on original IFR plan. Winnipeg Area Control Centre (ACC) informed and PAG01 switched over to Centre. No impact on operations.
Update: TSB Report A15C0004: The Perimeter Aviation aircraft SA226-TC, C-GQAJ operating as flight PAG01 was departing Thompson, Manitoba (CYTH) enroute to Winnipeg, Manitoba (CYWG). After rotation, the flight crew selected gear up. Three transit lights came on, however the landing gear did not retract. The flight crew noticed that the emergency gear selector valve was activated. The valve was repositioned and the gear retracted. The flight continued to Winnipeg and landed without incident.

August 28, 2014

Incident at 80 miles E BIG TROUT LAKE ON (CYTL)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/ PAG01-M) from Sanikiluaq, NU (CYSK) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) transponder failed. Aircraft continued to destination Winnipeg, MB and landed without further incident at 0017Z. No impact to operations.

December 17, 2014

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: There was no smoke related to the wing overheat condition (exhaust was seen exiting the engine exhaust duct, this is due to the rapid engine shut down and feather and is normal in this circumstance) nor was there any risk of fire. The fault ended up being an indication issue. To resolve the issue Maintenance has replaced the problematic wiring and the system has been function tested and is now serviceable.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14C0177: The Perimeter Aviation SA226-TC, C-GQAJ operating as flight PAG01 Medivac was taxiing from Apron 4 to Runway 31 when the aircraft indicated a steady "left wing over-heat light". Flight crew declared an emergency, shut down and evacuated the aircraft. AARF responded; there was no smoke or fire. There were no injuries. This aircraft had reported a left wing over-heat light a day earlier. (A14C0176 refers) The aircraft has been grounded and maintenance continues to troubleshoot electrical issues.
Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: Left wing overheat light steady came on during taxi. Both engines shut down with emergency shut down drill stop and feather. On initial ground runs, fault was duplicated. Fault was also duplicated with left hand (L/H) generator and bleed airs turned off. Annunciator panel replaced (found to be with other faults), reinstalled original annunciator panel. From there, fault did not reoccur on other ground runs and multimeter testings. Function tested 350 and 450 degree temperature sensors and serviceable. Measuring L/H wing over heat steady wire circuits with digital multimeter (DMM) and Megger no wire faults detected. During ground runs with both generators and bleed airs on, L/H turbine fail air condition ducting inspected and checked for extreme hot spots, found none. L/H Bleed air fail detector runs cool with no detection of heat leaks in bleed air ducting. Inspected annunciator connectors P21 & P22, no faults. Replace wires 6801-22, 6801B-22, 6801C-22 and 6801D-22. Ground run aircraft with no wing overheat faults.
While on Apron 4 prior to departure, a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/ PAG01) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) reported smoke and a possible fire. Reported evacuating the aircraft. Emergency services responded. A portion of Apron 4 was closed for about 10 minutes. No operational impact.

December 16, 2014

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/ PAG01) from Cross Lake, MB (CYCR) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) requested assistance for a wing overheat indication on a 3 mile final for Runway 24. Airport maintenance and a medevac ambulance met PAG01 on Apron 1. PAG01 reported no further issues. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB#A14C0176: The Perimeter Aviation SA226-TC, C-GQAJ operating as flight PAG01 medevac was on final approach for CYTH, Thompson. The left "wing over-heat" warning light illuminated and remained steady. The checklist was actioned and an emergency was declared. The aircraft taxied off the runway with ARFF in attendance.

February 12, 2014

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/ PAG01) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) initiated a missed approach for runway 24 due to pilot error. Circled back and landed safely on runway 24. No operational impact.

July 6, 2013

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: R/H ann. panel hyd. warning light illuminated in flight. The R/H hyd. pressure switch was replaced. The wiring was inspected. During the aircraft ground run, it was unable to duplicate. No leaks.
A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GQAJ/ PAG01) reported inbound to Thompson, MB (CYTH) from Cross Lake, MB (CYCR) with a hydraulic indication. No emergency was declared. Landed runway 06 at 2045Z without incident. No operational impact.

February 15, 2013

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226TC (C-GQAJ/ operating as PAG01) on a IFR flight from Winnipeg (CYWG) to Island Lake (CYIV) aborted takeoff due to an unspecified indication. No impact to operations.

December 18, 2010

Accident at SANIKILUAQ NU (CYSK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE TSB reported that the Swearingen Metro (SA226-TC) registration C-GQAJ and operated by Perimeter Aviation as PAG 952, was on an IFR flight from Gods Lake Narrows MB to Sanikiluaq , NU with two pilots and a nurse on board. During arrival at destination, the weather information was not available and the crew performed a visual inspection before landing on Runway 09. Following touchdown, the crew lost control of the aircraft in a crosswind and left the runway surface on the north side and came to rest in the snow. There were no injuries but the aircraft received substantial damage.
PAG 952, a Perimeter Aviation Metro, landed at Sanikiluaq and the aircraft ran off the end of the runway. The aircraft was stuck in the snow and the company requested a NOTAM closing the runway. The company later called North Bay FIC about four and a half hours later at 1740z to advise the aircraft had been removed and to cancel the NOTAM. FIC then cancelled the NOTAM and Montreal Centre was advised.

June 28, 2009

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

UPDATE TSB reported that Perimeter flight PAG 950, a Fairchild SA-226-TC aircraft, registration C-GQAJ departed Winnipeg on a medevac flight to Oxford House, MB with two crew and a nurse on board. While in cruise, the hydraulic low pressure warning light illuminated and the crew elected to return to Winnipeg. The crew manually extended the landing gear and declared an emergency. The aircraft then landed without further incident.
PAG 950M, a Perimeter Aviation Metro, was approximately 50 NM north of Winnipeg en route to Oxford House when the crew requested to return to CYWG due to a cockpit warning light. When 10 NM north of the field, the crew requested CFR be called out and when on final they declared an emergency. The aircraft landed safely at 1342z. It is suspected that the aircraft experienced hydraulic failure.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that company maintenance found a crack on a 3/8" hydraulic line at the bend radius in the right hand nacelle forward of the hydraulic shut off valve. The line was replaced and a loss of hydraulics inspection including a ground run was completed prior to returning the aircraft to service.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that 14 minutes after takeoff the right Hydraulic Low Pressure warning light illuminated. ATC provided vectors back to YWG and the emergency checklist was consulted. Then, 24 minutes after takeoff left Hydraulic Low Pressure warning light illuminated and the pressure gauge was fluctuating from 0 to 500 PSI. ATC was made aware of this and the crew declared an emergency. They manually lowered the landing gear and an uneventful landing was carried out.

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.

August 22, 2004

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that C-GQAJ had just undergone a phase inspection in YWG. Upon departure from YWG destined for YTH to reposition upon completion of the maintenance inspection, the crew was cleared for takeoff and upon powering up and initiating the takeoff roll, the Captain observed the Right Chip Detector Light illuminate on the annunciator panel and called 'reject'. The crew rejected the takeoff and advised ATC. Engine indications were noted to be normal and the right engine was shut down. The crew taxied into the apron without further incident with the chip detector light illuminated steady during the taxi in. Subsequently, company maintenance cleaned the chip detector in accordance with the m/m and the aircraft was returned to service.
The crew of PAG 950, a Metro II, rejected their takeoff at Winnipeg with an abnormal right engine indication. PAG 950 taxied off the runway to their apron. No other aircraft were delayed or involved.

February 29, 2004

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

PAG 950, a Metro II, was departing Winnipeg for Thompson when the crew rejected the takeoff. The aircraft taxied back to the ramp. No assistance was required and no other aircraft were involved. TSB has been in contact with the company. The flight crew observed that the right engine would not produce full power (95%) and elected to reject. Maintenance initially suspected a faulty fuel control unit and replaced it, however the problem was still evident during a ground run. They are continuing to troubleshoot the engine.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Perimeter SA226-TC, C-GQAJ was on a planned flight from Winnipeg to Thompson, MB. When takeoff power was applied, the right engine (Garrett TPE331) would not accelerate above 95%. The takeoff was discontinued at low speed and the aircraft returned to the ramp. Company maintenance personnel determined that the problem resulted from a dirty NTS check valve. The valve was removed, cleaned, and re-installed. The aircraft was successfully ground run and subsequently returned to service.

October 14, 1996

Incident at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (ATS operating irregularity)

N962CC C210 Unknown C-GQAJ had filed an IFR flight plan from Sault Ste. Marie (Sanderson Field), Michigan, U.S.A. via airway V316 for Marquette County, Michigan, U.S.A. The crew's initial call was on right base for runway 29, inbound to land at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. N962CC was over the river on pipeline patrol, turning southbound. N962CC had C-GQAJ visual. C-GQAJ landed without filing a VFR flight plan. Ops. impact -- unknown.