May 22, 2002

Incident at MOOSE JAW / AIR VICE MARSHAL C.M. McEWEN SK (CYMJ) (Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The crew of CA 8059, a Metro II on descent to Regina airport, was initially cleared to 9,000 feet and acknowledged the clearance. The crew queried the Controller about turbulence reports and weather in the vicinity and was subsequently re-cleared to descent to 10,000 feet, and the new clearance was acknowledged. The aircraft was later observed to have descended to 9,000 feet. Separation between CA 8059 and another IFR a/c, C-GXXC was compromised to roughly 4.5 miles until vertical separation was re-established when CA 8059 climbed back to 10,000 feet.

May 16, 1998

Accident at Shaunavon, SK

The pilot of C-GXXC was taking off at Shaunavon with 5 passengers for an IFR departure to Saskatoon when he observed oil spraying on the windshield. He attempted to abort the takeoff, but the a/c went off the end of the runway. The right main gear collapsed and the a/c struck a barbed wire fence which caused extensive damage to the wings, tail and windshield. There were no reported injuries to the occupants. Weather was not a factor. The pilot later reported that prior to start-up, he had added a liter of oil to the engine and may not have secured the oil cap. OPI - System Safety

December 7, 1995

Incident at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

C-GXXC was on final to runway 33 at Saskatoon while Westwind Instrument Trainer a 200 Series Beech Craft was on a full procedure back course approach to runway 09 with a circling to land on runway 33. These two flights were initially separated by vertical and radar until C-GXXC reached approximately 3 miles from the end of the runway. At this point there was less than the required 3 miles lateral without vertical separation. The weather at the time was P 12 X Visibility 1 1/2 miles in light snow. There was a theoretical loss of separation. There was however, no risk of collision.