November 29, 2018

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS) (ELT)

At the Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) aerodrome, there was an inadvertent Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) activation by a Delta Helicopters Ltd. Aerospatiale AS 350 BA (C-GVXA) that was on the ramp.
UPDATE: Correction from operator: Aircraft registration was incorrect and was removed. Narrative updated to read as follows: "At the Timmins, ON (CYTS) aerodrome, an inadvertent Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) activation occurred."

May 16, 2011

Accident at MEADOW LAKE SK (CYLJ)

The Delta Helicopters Aerospatiale AS350 BA, C-GVXA, was bucketing water in support of fire fighting operations near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. The winds were gusting out the SSE at 20 to 30 knots. The pilot was flying slowly just above tree top level in order to dump a load of water on a fire break area, when the nose of the helicopter suddenly swung to the left. The pilot added power, but the rotation increased. The pilot reduced power and lowered the collective. The helicopter entered the trees and came to rest on its right side with the tail boom separated from the helicopter. The pilot was transported to the Meadow Lake hospital and kept overnight for observation. RCC Trenton received an ELT from the helicopter.

October 4, 2010

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

C-GVXA, a Delta Helicopters AS 350 arrived at Fort McMurray RONLY.

May 17, 2010

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

Fort McMurray Tower reported that C-GVXA, a Delta Helicopters AS 350, operated in the CYMM control zone at 1310z without a functioning Mode C transponder. Mode A only was functional. Tower reported that the same aircraft entered the YMM zone a second time without a Mode C transponder at 2007z.

September 8, 2006

Incident at HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ)

C-GVXA, an AS 350 helicopter, experienced radio failure while in the circuit at High Level.

August 15, 2000

Incident at PETERBOROUGH ON (CYPQ) (TCAS alert, Conflict - potential)

C-GVXA (CMM377) AIRBUS A320-212 CANADA 3000 AIRLINES LIMITED IFR from Toronto (LBPIA) to Montréal International (Dorval) Airport UAL1255, IFR from Burlington International Airport, VT (U.S.A.) to Chicago (O'Hare) International Airport, IL (U.S.A.), was westbound at FL280 when the flight crew received a TCAS RA and climbed approximately 400 feet. CMM377 was eastbound, climbing to FL270 from FL260, approximately five (5) miles north of UAL1255 at the time of the alert. Both flight crews advised that they received a TCAS alert. NAV CANADA noted that CMM377 was abeam or east of UAL1255 when UAL1255 was observed to climb out of FL280. SSR codes: - UAL1255: 2032 - CMM377: 2211 S.O.B.: - UAL1255: 75 -- five (5) crew, 70 passengers; and - CMM377: 175 -- seven (7) crew, 168 passengers. O.P.I.: PAS

June 20, 2000

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A00O0127): Shortly after take-off from Toronto (LBPIA), the crew of C-GVXA, an Airbus A-320 aircraft, noticed a smell of electrical burning throughout the aircraft. The crew declared an emergency and requested a return to Toronto. ERS were on standby for the uneventful landing. An inspection revealed the source of the smell to be a newly replaced heat exchanger in the air conditioning system. The heat exchanger was coated with some kind of protective coating. The vendor has been approached by the airline to determine what material the protective coating was and what precautions to take in the future to prevent a recurrence. 179 S.O.B. -- five (5) crew; 174 passengers.

May 5, 1995

Incident at Las Vegas, Nevada

The aircraft was established on the localizer at 10,000' and 35 DME when the crew received a TCAS TA, alerting them to conflicting traffic which was five miles away at their 10 o'clock position. As the captain was asking ATC about the traffic, the TA became a RA and a climb was initiated. C-GVXA was climbing when it passed directly overhead the other traffic. Separation was estimated at 300 - 500 feet. The controller was aware of the second aircraft but was not talking to him because he was VFR. Ops. Impact -- unknown. From a TSB I.N.

October 22, 1993

Incident at TORONTO

A320 CANADA 3000 C-GVXA - CREW REJECTED TAKE-OFF AFTER THEY EXPERIENCED AN UNCOMMANDED NOSE PITCH UP DURING ROOL. A/C RETURNED TO RAMP AND AFTER INSPECTION, DETERMINED THAT A/C LOADING RESULTED IN A/C CENTRE OF GRAVITY BEING BEYOND AFT LIMIT. FROM TSB INITIAL NOTIFICATION - INVESTIGATION IN PROGRESS. TIME = 1035Z. ACTION = PAX, PAH, PAP.

July 30, 1993

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

The Canada 3000 Airlines Limited Airbus A-320 aircraft (C-GVXA) encountered severe turbulence that lasted 15-20 seconds. There were no weather radar returns that would indicate any turbulence. The Purser reported to the Captain that two (2) injuries had occurred (a Flight Attendant and a five month pregnant woman). The Captain contacted the company and asked for immediate medical assistance on landing at Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The flight crew then declared a medical priority in order to expedite arrival at Toronto. TIME - 2115Z. ACTION - PAX TSB IKO-PIA.