January 29, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

An Air Nunavut Ltd. Beech 200 (C-GZYO/BFF201) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Hall Beach, NU (CYUX) advised at 1313Z returning to CYFB due to landing gear unable to retract. After burning off fuel, BFF201 landed safely at 1415Z. No assistance required. No impact on operations.

September 23, 2019

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

An Air Nunavut Beech 200 (C-GZYO/BFF201) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Nuuk, Greenland (BGGH) did a rejected take-off at 1306Z, and taxied off the runway back to their hangar. No reason given, no impact on operations.

September 7, 2018

Incident at POND INLET NU (CYIO)

An Air Nunavut Ltd. Beech 200 (C-GZYO/BFF201) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Pond Inlet, NU (CYIO) was on final for CYIO Runway 20 at approximately 700 feet when the cockpit was illuminated by a green laser for 5 to 10 seconds, coming from the right, in the town of Pond Inlet. The approach was not disrupted and the aircraft landed normally. The pilot indicated the action appeared to be intentional. Local law enforcement was advised.

December 30, 2016

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

Strong constant emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard from 0157Z to 0159Z. At 0250Z, Air Nunavut maintenance advised that an Air Nunavut Beech 200 (C-GZYO/ BFF201) ELT was off. No impact on operations.

December 24, 2016

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

An Air Nunavut Beech 200 (C-GZYO / BFF201) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Gjoa Haven, NU (CYHK) aborted take off at 0125Z for equipment/maintenance purposes. Aircraft taxied back to company hangar without further incident.

November 8, 2016

Incident at 100NM E IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

An Air Nunavut Beech 200 (C-GZYO/BFF201) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Nuuk, Greenland (BGGH) indicated a pressurization problem and requested to return to CYFB. The aircraft landed safely at 1555Z. No emergency was declared and no assistance was requested. No impact on operations.

September 13, 2016

Incident at 47NM NE RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT)

At 1607Z, a Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (C-GDSS/CAV552) from Repulse Bay, NU (CYUT) to Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) reported having a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) alert and conflict resolution with an Air Nunavut Beech 200 (C-GZYO/BFF201) from CYRT to Hall Beach, NU (CYUX). CAV552 was flying at FL220 when the TCAS advisory sounded. The pilot made a broadcast on 126.7 and no response was heard. At 1605Z, their TCAS indicated the target passing FL199. CAV552 made a right turn, to avoid the traffic and their conflict resolution sounded a climb alert. The pilot reported climbing to FL224-FL225. CAV552 was able to establish contact with BFF201 to confirm it was their aircraft that was in the vicinity and in a climb to FL250. The pilot of CAV552 reported no broadcasts heard on 126.7 prior to the conflict resolution. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB #A16C0105: C-GDSS, an ATR 42-300 aircraft operated by Calm Air, was conducting flight CAV552 from Repulse Bay, NU (CYUT) to Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT). At approximately 47 nautical miles North East of CYRT and level at FL220 in uncontrolled airspace, the flight crew observed a TCAS advisory. The flight crew made a broadcast on 126.7 MHz stating their location; however, there was no response from the other aircraft. As the target passed through FL199, CAV552 started a right turn. Subsequently, a TCAS RA climb alert was issued and CAV552 initiated a climb through FL225 where the RA ceased. The flight crew noticed the traffic below their left wing and eventually established contact on 126.7 MHz with C-GZYO, a Beech King Air 200 operated by Air Nunavut as flight BFF201 from Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) to Hall Beach, NU (CYUX). BFF201 had been cleared by ATC to climb to FL270 into controlled airspace. While climbing through FL210, the flight crew observed CAV552 in the right turn. BFF201 had been in communication with ATC and did not hear CAV552's initial advisory on 126.7 MHz. C-GZYO was not equipped with a TCAS.

June 6, 2016

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

An Air Nunavut Ltd. Beech 200 (C-GZYO / BFF201) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Coral Harbour, NU (CYZS) rejected take-off and canceled their flight plan. There was no operational impact.

August 14, 2015

Incident at HALL BEACH NU (CYUX)

Aviation Incident Report#14030: An Air Nunavut Ltd Beech 200 (C-GZYO) from Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) to Hall Beach, NU (CYUX) was on approach to land at CYUX and the landing gear was selected down and the nose gear down indication light failed to illuminate. Multiple gear up and down selections were made but the nose gear down light failed to illuminate. Alternate gear extension was used. 3 green gear down indication lights were illuminated. Conducted normal approach and landing with no problems.

February 28, 2015

Incident at POND INLET NU (CYIO)

At 2317Z, an Air Nunavut Beech 200 (BFF201) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Pond Inlet, NU (CYIO) declared an emergency on approach into CYIO due to missing gear down indication. Pond Inlet Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was dispatched. BFF201 landed at 2350Z without issue. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report#13825: On arrival into Pond Inlet the pilot of an Air Nunavut Beech 200 (BFF201) selected gear down and the gear did not cycle. The pilot conducted a missed approach and trouble shot the gear in hold at 13,000 feet. The gear was selected down and the pump ran intermittently and the gear did not extend. The gear was selected up and the gear warning light stayed illuminated. The gear was blown down using the emergency extension procedure as per the checklist. The pilot declared an emergency and asked for crash/fire/rescue equipment to be mobilized and held until in place. The aircraft conducted an approach with all gear showing down and locked and landed normally. Maintenance replaced the hydraulic selector valve and swung the gear 10 times with no fault found.
UPDATE TSB#A15Q0034: An Air Nunavut Inc. Beechcraft 200 (C-GZYO/BFF201) was on an IFR flight from Iqaluit airport (CYFB), NU, to Pond Inlet (CYIO), NU, with two crew members on board. On approach, the landing gear was selected in the lowered position. It did not extend and the crew conducted a go-around. The crew completed the checklist and successfully lowered the gear using the emergency system. An emergency was declared to air traffic control and the RCMP were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident and there were no injuries or damage. The hydraulic selector valve was replaced. The result was that following this second similar event (A15Q0027), all system components were replaced. The landing gear system was checked and works normally.

February 16, 2015

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A15Q0027: The Beech 200, registration C-GZYO, operated by Air Nunavut under Flight BFF201 was IFR from Iqaluit, Nunavut (CYFB) to Clyde River, Nunavut (CYCY). Shortly after take-off the crew advised cancelling IFR and returning to Iqaluit due to a gear indication. Following a fly-by for FSS to determine if the gear was down, the crew requested ARFF. The aircraft landed uneventfully.
Shortly after take-off, an Air Nunavut Beech 200 (C-GZYO / BFF201) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Clyde Rive, NU (CYCY) advised cancelling IFR and returning to CYFB due to a problematic gear indication. Subsequent to a low fly-by for flight service station (FSS) to confirm gear visible, aircraft requested aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) unit be present for the landing. Aircraft landed at 1345Z without incident. No impact on operations.

August 23, 2014

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

Shortly after departure, an Air Nunavut Beech 200 (C-GZYO/BFF201), from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Pangnirtung, NU (CYXP), informed Air Traffic Control (ATC) of a cracked windshield and requested return to CYFB. No emergency declared or special assistance requested. Aircraft landed without incident at 1037Z. No impact on operations.

June 30, 2013

Incident at PANGNIRTUNG NU (CYXP)

An Air Nunavut Ltd Beech 200 (C-GZYO / BFF201) departed Pangnirtung, NU (CYXP) at 1720Z to Cape Dyer, NU, but had to return due to the compartment behind the left engine opening up. The aircraft landed safely at 1725Z. Compartment secured and aircraft departed again at 1732Z. No impact to operations.

March 28, 2012

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

Air Nunavut (C-GZYO) informed us of a pressurization problem. They had to return and land at CYFB. They did not declare an emergency and landed without incident at 1312Z.

January 17, 2011

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

UPDATE Air Nunavut Beech King Air 200 C-GZYO departed Iqaluit and returned to Iqaluit after a pressurization indication was detected. Aircraft was put in hanger and heated to remove moisture from static line at outflow valve in the rear of aircraft. Aircraft was returned to service without further incidence.
BFF201 reported a pressurization problem and requested to return to Iqaluit. No emergency declared. Landed safely.

November 12, 2004

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

UPDATE TSB reported that the Beech King Air 200, registration C-GZYO, departed from Sanikiluaq (CYSK). When the crew selected the landing gear up, they noted that the gear position lights indicated that the main gear were still down and the nose gear was up. The appropriate checklist was completed but these actions did not rectify the problem. The crew decided to continue to Iqaluit (CYFB) where there were more facilities at their disposal. Both ATC and company operations were notified. The crew requested ERS for landing. Approximately 10 minutes prior to landing the crew successfully carried out the alternate landing gear extension procedure and landed at CYFB without incident.It was found that the hydraulic pump had failed. The pump was replaced and systems were checked serviceable. The aircraft returned to service.
BFF 201, a Beech King Air 200, was inbound to Iqaluit when the crew reported a problem with their landing gear. It was reported that the nosegear indicator was showing that the nosegear was not down and locked. They requested CFR be on standby for the landing. Montreal ACC provided priority for the flight, which landed safely at 1916Z. Apparently, shortly before landing the crew observed all three green lights for the down and locked indication.

December 7, 2000

Incident at near Toronto (LBPIA) -- six (6) NM east (TCAS alert, Other operational incident, Conflict - potential, Conflict - IFR & VFR)

ONT450 DEHAVILLAND DHC-8 AIR ONTARIO INC. IFR from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Windsor Locks (Bradley International) Airport, CT (U.S.A.) (KBDL) C-GZYO CESSNA 337 TORONTO AIRWAYS LTD. local VFR traffic reporting flight ONT450 departed runway 06R at Toronto (LBPIA) and was in a right turn, climbing to 5,000 feet. C-GZYO was on a southwest heading, turning south and climbing from 1,700 feet to 2,000 feet. The flight crew of ONT450 followed a TCAS RA when climbing through 2,600 feet, and quickly put 1,000 feet between the aircraft when they were one-half (½) mile apart.
ONT450 (C-GJSX) DEHAVILLAND DHC-8-102 AIR ONTARIO INC. IFR from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Windsor Locks (Bradley International) Airport, CT (U.S.A.) (KBDL) 18 S.O.B. -- three (3) crew; 15 passengers C-GZYO CESSNA 337 TORONTO AIRWAYS LTD. local VFR traffic reporting flight ONT450 departed runway 06R at Toronto (LBPIA) and was in a right turn, climbing to 5,000 feet. C-GZYO was on a southwest heading, turning south and climbing from 1,700 feet to 2,000 feet. The flight crew of ONT450 followed a TCAS RA when climbing through 2,600 feet, and quickly put 1,000 feet between the aircraft when they were one-half (½) mile apart.

September 7, 2000

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (Other operational incident, Incursion - runway - aircraft)

C-GZYO CESSNA 337H TORONTO AIRWAYS LIMITED VFR from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ) to Kitchener-Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF) The pilot of C-GJFF was instructed to back track runway 25, turn around in the holding bay and, when ready, contact the Tower Controller. C-GZYO, who was cleared to land on runway 25, had to overshoot due to C-GJFF sitting in position on the threshold of runway 25. Ops. impact -- unknown. S.O.B.: - C-GJFF: two (2) -- student and instructor; and - C-GZYO: unknown. O.P.I.: PAR

March 13, 2000

Accident at Ontario Region

Aircraft 1 - C-GSAR, Cessna 172, Island Air, local VFR from Toronto City Centre (CYTZ), 2 S.O.B. Aircraft 2 - C-GZYO, Cessna 337, Toronto Airways, local VFR from Buttonville (CYKZ), 1 S.O.B. C-GSAR, returning from local airwork and C-GZYO, radio traffic reporter, had a mid-air collision at 2000 feet in VFR conditions. The nose gear of C-GSAR struck the left vertical stabilizer of CGZYO, shearing the top portion off, and bending C-GSAR's nose gear back into the engine cowling. C-GSAR continued to Toronto City Centre (CYTZ) and landed runway 15 at 2208Z. The pilot pulled the aircraft off the runway and stopped on a taxiway to examine the damage. The aircraft was then shut down to await a tow to the hangar. C-GZYO continued to Buttonville and landed runway 15 at 2219Z. TSB advised and investigating. Supplemental TSB Information (A00O0057): The Cessna 337 Skymaster aircraft pilot was orbiting at 1,900 ASL while conducting a highway traffic reporting mission. The Cessna 172 aircraft, with an instructor and student on board, was returning to Toronto Island/City Centre airport following a training session with the student pilot at the controls. The Cessna 172 aircraft was on a steady southwesterly heading and descending when the aircraft collided. The Cessna 337 was in a left turn when it passed from right to left and underneath the Cessna 172. The nose gear of the Cessna 172 struck the left vertical stabilizer and left rudder separated from the Cessna 337. The Cessna 172 nose gear assembly was damaged. Both aircrew were able to maintain control of their aircraft. The Cessna 172 instructor pilot continued to Toronto Island Airport and landed safely. The Cessna 337 pilot returned to Buttonville and landed without further incident.

June 23, 1996

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

During high traffic period, C-GZYO reported orbiting two miles north of the airport at 2000' ASL. Pilot acknowledged that he entered the control zone without a clearance. His reasoning was that he was unable to establish two-way communication due to congestion on the frequency. C-GZYO was then given instructions and landed without incident. Ops. Impact -- unknown. Occurrence Report filed.