July 4, 2018


A Province of Manitoba Piper PA-31-350 (C-GRNE) from Gimli Inductrial Park, MB (CYGM) to The Pas, MB (CYQD) reported an engine issue and advised returning to CYGM. No assistance required. Aircraft landed safely. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A18C0055: C-GRNE, a Piper PA-31-350 operated by the Province of Manitoba, departed Gimli/Industrial Park Airport, MB (CYGM) enroute to The Pas, MB (CYQD). Approximately 30 nautical miles north of CYGM and leveling at 6000 feet, the pilot noticed a decrease in manifold pressure on the left engine. The pilot performed a precautionary shutdown of the left hand engine (Avco Lycoming LTIO-540-J2BD) and returned to CYGM. The aircraft landed safely. The operator's maintenance inspection revealed that the turbo charger waste gate had malfunctioned.

August 11, 2016

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

A Province of Manitoba Piper PA-31-350 (C-GRNE) from The Pas, MB (CYQD) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) blew a tire landing Runway 06 at 1751Z. The aircraft advised that assistance was required. A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226-TC (C-FSLZ/PAG414) from York Landing, MB (CZAC) to CYTH on a 3 mile final for Runway 24, joined a right base for Runway 33 and landed safe at 1754Z. ST24 (vehicle) went out to assist C-GRNE and advised the flight service station (FSS) to issue a voice NOTAM closing Runway 06/24. C-GRNE exited the runway after the tire repair at 1833Z. After a field check Runway 06/24 was opened at 1834Z. No other operational impact was reported.

July 20, 2016

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard at 1445Z. A call out revealed that a Manitoba Government Air Services Piper PA-31-350 (C-GRNE), in the hangar, was undergoing maintenance. The signal ended at 1450Z. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) was advised. No impact on operations.

January 30, 2014

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Province of Manitoba Piper PA-31-350 C-CGRNE) form Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Churchill, MB (CYYQ) reported a flat tire upon landing runway 33. Impact to operations: Runway 15/33 and taxiway A NOTAM closed until 1745Z.

May 30, 2012

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

C-GRNE, a Manitoba Government PA-31, was inbound to Runway 33 at Thompson when the pilot reported an unsafe nose gear indication. He circled north of airport to troubleshoot; resolved the problem and landed uneventfully on Runway 24.

January 17, 2012

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

The Province of Manitoba Piper PA-31-350 aircraft (C-GRNE) was on a IFR/VFR flight from CYNE (origin) to CYNE (destination). NAV CANADA staff reported that the aircraft diverted to Thompson Airport (CYTH) due to a patient having a medical emergency. Ops. impact ? none.

July 21, 2011

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH) (Conflict - potential, ATS operating irregularity)

CAV 6599, a Calm Air ATR 42, had a valid departure clearance off Thompson to depart Runway 33, proceed on course to God's River and climb to the flight planned altitude of 15,000 feet. Traffic was SN 698M, a Skynorth King Air, inbound from the northwest at 9,000 feet and C-GRNE, a Manitoba Government Navajo, inbound from the southwest. C-GRNE was then issued a clearance to the Thompson airport for an unspecified approach. An ATC Operating Irregularity occurred when separation was not assured between CAV 6599 and C-GRNE or SN 698M.

December 12, 2005

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

UPDATE TSB reported that the Piper PA31-350 aircraft, registration C-GRNE departed Shamattawa, MB and was en route to Thompson, MB. Approximately 30 minutes out of Thompson, the left engine (Lycoming IO-540) oil pressure began to drop and oil temperature began to rise. The pilot elected to shut the engine down and continue on to Thompson. An emergency was declared and the aircraft then landed safely. The operator advised that nearly all engine oil had leaked out of the engine breather tube.
C-GRNE, a Piper Navajo with 8 people on board, was inbound to Thompson on a VFR flight from Shamattawa when the pilot advised that he was shutting down an engine and declaring an emergency. AFF was put on standby and the aircraft landed safely at 1944Z. TSB has been in contact with the operator and initial reports suggest that the left engine oil breather tube froze, causing a low oil pressure indication.

September 13, 2005

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the Whiskey Jacks were young which would explain why they struck, these bird types are very rarely seen around airports. This event did not cause any reported aircraft damage nor any interruption or delays of air traffic at Thompson.
The pilot of a Piper Navajo, C-GRNE, reported hitting some Whiskey Jacks on final for Runway 23 at Thompson.

May 31, 2005

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

C-GRNE, a Piper Navajo, was departing Thompson when the pilot rejected the takeoff. No reason was given to FSS and the flight departed without incident 6 minutes later.

May 17, 2005

Incident at SHAMATTAWA MB (CZTM) (Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that it was reported that this event is not unusual the airport maintainer has along with the RCMP removed on other occasions pedestrians from the airport property. These young teenagers were picked up and taken home to their parents. It was suggested by Aerodromes and Air Navigation personnel that perhaps a local education and awareness program be initiated both at the school and on local radio. This would hopefully enlighten the younger children of the community as to the dangers as well as the necessities of air travel and what a major role their local airport plays in their daily lives. The proposal has been passed on for approval. The aircraft was not damaged nor was there any interruption of air traffic at Shamattawa.
On departure from Shamattawa at 2206Z, the pilot of C-GRNE, a Piper Navajo, advised that there were three boys standing beside the runway just outside the runway lights and they were throwing rocks at the aircraft as it departed. No rocks hit the aircraft. The RCMP were advised by Winnipeg FIC.

May 18, 2004

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

C-GRNE, a Piper Navajo with 5 people on board, departed Thompson for Gillam at 1414Z. A short time later, the pilot reported a 'surging' engine and returned to Thompson. No assistance was required and the a/c landed without further incident. The cause of the engine problem is not known.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that due to ongoing problems with surging, the engine was removed for repair. The crankshaft and oil pump were replaced by Aero Recip. This CADOR 2004C0815 occurred subsequently when a fuel injector line was found stripped. Since then, the aircraft has flown over 30 hours with no further incidents.

March 23, 2004

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

C-GRNE, a Piper Navajo, was departing Thompson for South Indian Lake when the pilot rejected the takeoff due to a power loss in the left engine. The cause of the problem is not known.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the ongoing problem with the engine surging was not rectified after an exhaustive period of troubleshooting. Manitoba Government Air Services has elected to have the engine removed and sent to Aero Recip for evaluation and repair.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the LH engine turbocharger was replaced and the aircraft test flown April 30, 2004. The problem still persists. The operator has contacted Aero Recip and they have recommended performing Lycoming S. L. 1462. The aircraft remains out of service pending further troubleshooting.

February 9, 2004

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that C-GRNE departed Thompson and returned to base due to surging of the aircraft's engine. The aircraft landed with no further incident. Maintenance investigated and found the problem to be with a faulty left engine fuel injector. The injector was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service after a satisfactory test flight.
C-GRNE, a Piper Navajo, departed Thompson at 15:23Z and returned due to an engine ""surging"". The a/c landed safely at 1557z with emergency services on standby.

January 29, 2004

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

C-GRNE, a PA-31, departed Thompson for Winnipeg at 2131Z, but the pilot returned immediately due to a malfunction of a propeller governor. The a/c landed safely at 2136Z.

June 7, 1999

Incident at 5 NM W of Winnipeg, MB (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

C-GRNE, a Piper Navajo, was inbound to Winnipeg on an IFR flight from Thompson. The pilot was receiving vectors for Runway 36 and the Arrival Controller cleared him to descend to 3,000 feet. At the same time, the pilot of C-GKGY, a Mooney 20, had been cleared for takeoff from Runway 36 on an IFR flight to Brandon and the Departure Controller cleared him to a heading of 270 degrees and 6,000 feet. An operating irregularity may have occurred between the two a/c 5 miles west of the airport when separation was reduced to 1/2 mile. The pilot of the Mooney had the other a/c visually and no evasive action was required. Weather was VFR at the time. NavCanada relieved both Controllers pending a preliminary investigation. TSB has been informed as well. OPI - ANS and Airspace

September 25, 1997

Incident at Thompson, MB (Rejected take-off, Conflict - potential)

C-GRNE, a PA-31 Navajo of the Manitoba Government Air Service, was departing on Runway 23 for Norway House. At the same time, CAV 1557, a Saab 340B with 30 people on board, had landed on the same runway and was backtracking to exit at Taxiway A. The pilot of C-GRNE thought that he heard the crew of CAV 1557 report that they were clear of the runway, when CAV 1557 reported backtracking. As C-GRNE was rolling, the duty FSS staff advised C-GRNE of the presence of the other a/c on the runway, which resulted in the abort.

December 13, 1994

Incident at Thompson, Manitoba

The pilot of a Twin Engine Piper Navajo reported smoke and a strong acrid smell in the cabin. The pilot advised Thompson Tower that he was aborting his flight and was returning to Thompson where ERS was standing by and watched an uneventful landing. The pilot was flying seven court party members to Gods Lake Narrows and Gods River, Manitoba. The smoke was caused by an electrical problem in a KMA-20 king radio package.Air1: C-GRNEAir2: PA31Air3: Province of ManitobaOccurrence: Aircraft IncidentClass: FFCategory: 210 290