September 17, 2019

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

An Aura Airlink Piper PA-31 (C-GTQR) from origin unknown to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) first audible call was 3NM SE from CYSB control zone on 121.5. Aircraft called twice on 121.5 prior to calling on 125.5. Frequency 125.5 was congested due to a privately registered, amateur built Rand KR-2 inbound in a state of no radio (NORDO). Pilot of C-GTQR called on ground to ask if their call was received 10 minutes out, which may have been on 121.5.

April 21, 2002

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

C-GTQR, a Piper Navajo, was inbound to Thompson and 16 miles south when the pilot advised the a/c was venting fuel. CFR was requested to be on standby. At 2147Z when on final to Runway 23, the pilot reported the fuel tank was empty. The a/c landed safely at 2148Z. The pilot later phoned FSS and advised the leak was due to a cracked seal around the fuel cap.

February 6, 2001

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

The pilot of C-GTQR, a Piper Navajo, was departing on Runway 23 at Thompson for a flight to Cross Lake when he advised he was rejecting the takeoff. The aircraft returned to the south ramp and the pilot indicated the rejection was due to a problem with engine power. No assistance was required.
UPDATE M. & M. reported that after the rejected takeoff, the engine was inspected by maintenance and a faulty manifold pressure indicator was found to be at fault. The indicator was replaced and the aircraft returned to service.

August 30, 2000

Incident at Thompson, MB

C-GTQR, a Piper Navajo, was on a test flight in the Thompson area when the pilot reported inbound at 1649Z with an unsafe gear indication. ERS was placed on standby.The pilot executed a fly-by and the gear appeared to be down. After a second fly-by and re-cycling and eventually manually lowering the gear, the aircraft landed safely at 1736Z. Two other aircraft were inconvenienced. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE M. & M. reported that the company director of maintenance indicated that there was an accumulation of dirt and grease on the R/H main gear downlock mechanism. Maintenance cleaned and re-lubricated the gear and was functionally tested serviceable.

June 10, 1999

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

C-GTQR, a Piper Navajo, was observed crossing Runway 05/23 at Thompson without having made contact with FSS on the Mandatory Frequency. The MF was busy with one other a/c taxiing for departure and four others inbound for landing. The pilot reported to FSS that he was unable to cut in on the frequency due to the conjestion. OPI - Enforcement

February 11, 1999

Incident at Thompson, MB

The pilot of C-GTQR, a Piper Navajo, was issued an IFR clearance from Thompson to Norway House that included the instruction to climb on runway heading after takeoff from Runway 05 to 4,000 feet before proceeding on course. Following departure, the a/c was radar identified and was observed turning south when leaving 3,600 feet. The a/c then climbed through the assigned altitude to 4,700 feet, at which point the pilot was questioned by the controller. The pilot descended to 4,000 feet and was later cleared to his flight planned altitude of 5,000 feet. The pilot was instructed to contact Winnipeg FSS approaching Norway House for a descent clearance. The next information on the a/c was received from Winnipeg FSS which indicated that the a/c was on the ground at Norway House, without receiving either descent or approach clearances. Separation with other a/c was not compromised by this incident. OPI - Enforcement

December 21, 1998

Incident at Winnipeg, MB

The pilot of C-GTQR requested minor standby at Winnipeg because of fuel venting from the left wing. The aircraft landed on Runway 36 without further incident. There were no other aircraft delayed or inconvenienced. OPI - System Safety UPDATE Maintenanace and Manufacturing reported that the fuel filler cap did not seal properly because of cold temperatures. Company maintenance tightened the over-centre latch lock on the fuel cap and cleaned the seal area. The a/c has been returned to service.

June 26, 1998

Incident at Thompson, MB

The pilot of C-GTQR, a PA-31 Navajo, was taking off on Runway 23 at Thompson when he elected to abort the takeoff. The a/c stopped before the intersection of Runway 14/32 and shut down the engines. A short time later, the pilot started up again and departed without further incident. Maintenance reported that the a/c had new brakes installed and they apparently overheated during the taxi to takeoff. The pilot felt the brakes lock up during the takeoff roll and stopped the a/c. After a cool-down period, the a/c was able to depart. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE M. & M. reported that the required shims had not been installed. New shims were installed and the a/c released to service.

September 8, 1997

Accident at Oxford House, MB

C-GTQR was conducting a charter flight from Cross Lake to Oxford House, with a pilot and 9 passengers, including two infants. On approach to Runway 04, the a/c encountered a rain shower which reduced the visibility and resulted in the pilot's decision to execute a missed approach. On the overshoot, the pilot raised the gear and circled for the approach to Runway 22. Just before touchdown, the pilot heard the stall warning horn and realized that the gear was still retracted, but it was too late and the a/c settled onto the runway. The pilot and passengers exited the a/c without injury. The a/c sustained damage to the propellors, belly, cowlings, flaps and cockpit windows. The pilot reported that the gear warning horn did not activate. The operator said that the gear horn was checked as being serviceable about 20 flight hours before the accident. It is set to activate if the throttles are retarded below 20 inches manifold pressure if the gear is not down.

December 7, 1994

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

The pilot of C-GTQR a Twin Engine Piper Navajo declared an emergency due to smoke in the cabin. The landing was uneventful, however the final approach was a bit unusual. Insofar as the aircraft landed over top of C-GWKA an SW2 Swearingen. C-GWKA had been positioned on the button of 050 while the crew were attempting to recitify a radio problem. Both aircraft had D.O.T. Air Carrier Inspectors on board who were conducting or attempting to conduct PPC-PPC/IRT rides at Thompson. The smoke in the cockpit of C-GTQR was reported to be a rear janitrol heater malfunction.Air1: C-GTQR/C-GWKAAir2: PA31/SW2Air3: Pimich..//KeewatinOccurrence: Aircraft IncidentClass: VVCategory: 210 280 320

January 24, 1994

Incident at THOMPSON

PA31 NAVAJO PIMICHIKAMAC AIR LTD C-GTQR REPORTED A LOSS OF AN EMERGENCY DOOR INFLIGHT. THE A/C LANDED AT THOMPSON WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. CAUSE CAUSE OF THE DOOR LOSS IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. DOOR IN QUESTION WAS THE EMERGENCY DOOR LOCATED OVER THE WING. NO OTHER DAMAGE TO THE A/C. PASSENGER INVOLVEMENT IS SUSPECTED IN THE CAUSE OF THE INCIDENT. TIME = 2356Z.Air1: Air2: Air3: Occurrence: Class: FFCategory: 210

June 16, 1993

Incident at THOMPSON

PA31 C-GTQR - REPORTED POSSIBLE BRAKE TROUBLE. LANDED SAFELY. TIME - 2011Z. ACTION - NIL.