November 12, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

Controller initiated pull up of a Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (C-GKNR/CHI31) on a flight to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) on final due to insufficient spacing with the previous arrival, a Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (C-GSCH/CHI51) on a flight to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT).

March 9, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Cougar Helicopters Inc. Sikorsky S-92A (C-GSCH/CHI31) from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) departed CYYT at 1047Z and returned due to a maintenance issue. No emergency was declared and the aircraft required no assistance. CHI31 landed at 1135Z.

February 25, 2016

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

UPDATE: JRCC SARSUM Report#[S2016-00108]: Received call from Gander Centre that a Cougar 31 (C-GICH) declared a pan pan, single engine operation, 50 miles SE of St. John's, NL. Plane landed in St. John's without further incident.
UPDATE: TSB#A16A0020: C-GICH, a Cougar Helicopter Sikorsky S-92A helicopter, was en route from the Hibernia Platform to St. John's Intl, NL (CYYT) at 4000 feet. While in cruise, about 120 nautical miles east of CYYT, the crew noted that the number 2 engine chip light had illuminated. The crew actioned the QRH and the engine was brought to idle. The crew declared a PAN PAN PAN with ATC, continued to destination and brought the engine to full power for landing. The helicopter landed safely.
Follow-up information received from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator involved for more information and was provided with additional details of this occurrence. Aircraft was secured in accordance with the Emergency Checklist (ECL). Upon return to base an inspection of the chip detector revealed a sliver of metal that was within acceptable limits for continued operation. Filter was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided, the maintenance actions taken and advised that no further follow-up action by Transport Canada was required at this time.
At approximately 1725Z, a Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (C-GICH/CHI31) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) declared PAN PAN PAN. One engine was shutdown due to a chip light indicator. Flight arrived without incident at 1809Z.

December 8, 2015

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (C-GMCH / CHI31) from St. John`s, NL (CYYT) departed CYYT at 1044z in route to Hibernia Oil Platform. Flight received an Open Door Indication and returned to CYYT, landing safely at 1052Z. No emergency declared.

March 6, 2015

Incident at 115 miles SE of CYYT

A Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (C-GMCH / CHI31) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Hibernia Oil Platform was 115 miles southeast of CYYT when the flight crew reported technical difficulties and requested to return to CYYT. The clearance to return was issued. No emergency was declared, no further assistance was requested. Flight arrived CYYT at 1450Z.

February 26, 2015

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A PAL Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-315 (C-FPAE / PVL928) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) was instructed to pull up by the tower approximately 1.5 miles final Runway 29 due to a Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (C-GSCH / CHI31) from an oil rig platform to St. John's, NL (CYYT) still on the runway. PVL928 did a VFR circuit and landed at 1538Z. No impact on operations.

January 26, 2015

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (CHI31) on a local flight from St John's, NL (CYYT) inbound with an improper gear indicator. CHI31 landed Runway 34 and hover taxied to the company's hanger, (not visible to Tower) pilot then radioed that he was safely on the ground. No emergency was declared, and there was no impact to operation.

August 7, 2014

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

Failure of all aerodrome lighting from 0932Z-1000Z. Low Visibility Operational Plan (LVOP) were in effect (visibility 1/4SM fog, VV001, some runway visual ranges (RVRs) below 1200). Impact: WestJet (WJA659), PAL Airlines (PVL901), Air Canada (ACA691), Jazz (JZA8991) all delayed approximately 30 minutes. Cougar Helicopters (CHI31) and PAL Aerospace (SPR03) shut down, delayed indefinitely. Lights restored at 1000Z but CAT II still out of tolerance. A WestJet Boeing 737 700 (WJA164) from Stephenville, NL (CYJT) to St John's, NL (CYYT) missed approach on CAT I approach runway 29 at 1032Z.

June 4, 2014

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GOJA/ JZA8829) from St John's, NL (CYYT) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) backtracked runway 16 past Taxiway J. A Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (C-GSCH/ CHI31) from St John's, NL (CYYT) lined up on runway 16 at Taxiway J without a clearance. CHI31 was told to vacate runway 16 and advised to holding short. JZA8829 was delayed 1 or 2 minutes before being issued a take off clearance. CHI31 had been sequenced #2 for departure.

October 24, 2013

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

List of aircraft that departed St John's, NL (CYYT) below 1/2 SM VIS faxed to CACO. VIS 1/2: PVL901, WJA659. VIS 1/4: ACA691, JZA8991, CHI01C, CHI31, JZA8829, CHI32, ASQ5786, JZA8993, EV7617.

June 13, 2013

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

A Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (C-GSCH/ CHI31) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) on approach to runway 11 got a full deflection on the Localizer and conducted a missed approach. Landed safely at 1327Z.

January 7, 2013

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

CHI31, Sikorsky S92A, departed from St. John?s (CYYT) at 11:05Z. At 11:27Z the flight requested clearance to return to St. John?s due to a minor mechanical issue. The flight landed without incident at 11:44Z.

November 7, 2012

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

CHI31, Sikorsky S92A, was issued an amended departure clearance for Runway 02 in St. John?s (CYYT) and was instructed to hold position. S58 (ground vehicle) was then issued a clearance to cross Runway 20, Taxiway Bravo and proceed to the hangars. CHI31 was observed taking flight prior to receiving departure clearance. S58 was not clear of Runway 20.
UPDATE TSB: The aircraft lifted into the hover before departure clearance was issued. The aircraft held in hover for traffic before departure.

March 28, 2010

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

CHI31, Sikorsky S92, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to the Hibernia Oil Platform, departed St. John?s at 11:42Z. At 11:45Z, the aircraft reported he was cancelling IFR and returning to St. John?s under VFR rules. The pilot advised of an abnormal cockpit indication. The aircraft landed safely at 11:49Z. Nil TSB.

January 30, 2010

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

IDPCR, CL2T departed St. John?s (CYYT) for LPLA on Runway 29 at 1441 UTC, and made an immediate left turn heading towards RONPO. The pilot was cleared on a SID departure that required the pilot to fly runway heading and climb to 5000 feet. The result of the pilot?s actions required that the low domestic controller issue immediate instructions to the pilot to fly heading 290. A CHI31 helicopter had departed Runway 20 prior to the IDPCR departure and was climbing on runway heading to 5000 ft. The IDPCR was heading towards the CHI31 and was approx 3 miles distance when the turn was issued and followed. Weather conditions VFR. TSB Case Closed
UPDATE TSB: A10A0015: I-DPCR, an Italian Canadair CL-215T, had departed Runway 29 at St. John's NL en route to Lajes airport, Azores Islands. The aircraft had been cleared for the SID 3 departure which requires the aircraft to maintain runway heading to 5000 feet ASL. Just after departure, the aircraft turned left toward the RONPO North Atlantic Track coast out point. The controller immediately issued instructions to the crew of I-DPCR to turn to a heading of 290 degrees. CHI31, a Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S92, has departed Runway 20 climbing runway heading. Separation between the two aircraft did not erode to less than the required three nm lateral separation, however, safety was not assured.

January 26, 2009

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

CHI31, Sikorsky S92A, aborted takeoff from Runway 34 in St. John?s (CYYT) due to an "input chip malfunction". No assistance was required. There was no impact on operations.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: Cougar Helicopter C-GSCH with a scheduled from St. John's (CYYT) to the Hibernia oil platform, rejected takeoff due to a #1 input chip detector caution light and the helicopter returned to maintenance. Investigation found that the #1 Chip detector had flagged two previous times in the past two days, (just before this incident). Following repetitive defect procedures, the helicopter was subsequently removed from line operations for more extensive fault isolation. Fault isolation procedures led to replacement of the chip detector processor unit, however, upon analyzing the HUMS data, it was noted that #1 input high temperature indication had exceeded limitations. The #1 input chip detector housing was replaced (defective heat sensor in housing) and the chip detector processors were returned to original positions. The aircraft was successfully function tested post maintenance and has not had any re-occurrence of this problem.

August 7, 2007

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

CHI31, Sikorsky S92, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to the Hibernia Oil Rig, missed the approach due to weather, returned and landed at St. John?s at 13:27Z. Nil TSB.

June 29, 2007

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Weather - visibility, Overshoot/missed approach)

Missed approaches for the following aircraft: ACA627 1/8 visibility; ACA185 1/8 visibility; SPR901 1/8 visibility; SPR410 1/8 visibility; ACA1197 1/8 visibility; WJA899 1/8 visibility ACA649 0 visibility; CHI51 1/8 visibility; N830CA 1/8 visibility; SPR2959 1/8 visibility; N7022Y 1/8 visibility; CHI21 1/8 visibility; N122MP 1/8 visibility; LAL8301 1/8 visibility; C-FGWT 1/8 visibility; C-GMMA 1/8 visibility; SPR2969 1/8 visibility; BTA2357 1/8 visibility; CHI31 1/8 visibility; LAL8302. Nil TSB.

March 22, 2007

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

CHI31, Sikorsky S92A, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to the Hibernia Oil Platform, departed St. John?s at 12:04Z and was unable to retract the landing gear. The flight returned to St. John?s VFR and landed without incident at 12:51Z. Nil TSB.

November 22, 2006

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

CHI31, Sikorsky S61, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to the Hibernia Oil Platform, departed St. John?s at 11:44Z and returned due to a generator light indication. No assistance was required and no emergency was declared. Nil TSB.

January 13, 2006

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

CHI31, AS 332L, helicopter enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Hibernia, was cleared for departure Runway 34 at St. John's. When airborne, the crew reported an autopilot failure and requested landing on Runway 29. Aircraft landed on Runway 29 without further incident and no was assistance required. Nil TSB

September 20, 2004

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Overshoot/missed approach, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction, ATS operating irregularity)

The Boeing 727, owned by the President of Congo (DRC001), executed a missed approach for runway 11 at CYYT. Aircraft did not follow missed approach instructions of climbing to 2400ft on runway heading and made a right turn of approx 30 degrees. As a result Air Traffic Control had to issue further instructions to DRC001 and the other aircraft involved. Separation between involved aircraft reduced below that required to approx 1.7 nm and 400ft. No ATS involvement.
TSB Update Sept 28, 2004. A04A0125: DRC001, a Democratic Republic of the Congo Boeing 727, on a flight from Santa Maria to St. John's, NL was executing a missed approach on Runway 11 at St. John's. A Cougar Helicopters AS32, CHI31, had departed St. John's airport and was en route to the Hibernia oil production platform at 3600 feet. Missed approach instructions for DRC001 were to climb to 2400 feet on runway heading; however, during the missed approach, the aircraft turned right approximately 30 degrees and climbed to 3200 feet. Separation between DRC001 and CHI31 eroded to approximately 1.7 miles horizontally and 400 feet vertically where three miles horizontal or 1000 feet vertical separation is required. ATC issued further instructions to DRC001 and also to CHI31 and required separation was regained.

April 17, 2002

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

The AS32 helicopter was departing Runway 02 enroute to the Hibernia Oil Platform. The flight aborted take off due to a reported activation of the fuel filter light. No assistance was required.
When the Helicopter applied power for liftoff, the airframe fuel filter impending bypass light illuminated. When power was reduced to land the light extinguished. The aircraft returned to the apron, where the fuel filter was replaced and the aircraft returned to service. Upon examination of the filter and fuel, a small amount of fine dust was found. There was no quantity of dirt found in this sample that would raise an alarm of a larger problem. TSB - NIL

June 21, 2001

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

TSB Update June 27, 2001 A01A0064: CHI31, an AS32 was en route from St. John's to the Hibernia oil production platform when the flight crew noticed the main gearbox chip light illuminate. The flight crew carried out the appropriate checklist procedure and requested and received a clearance to return to St. John's. The aircraft landed at 0921 NDT without further incident. Maintenance inspection revealed small metal particles on the chip detector. The gearbox has been flushed, a 30-minute hover check will be completed and, depending on the result of further inspection, the helicopter may be returned to service. A new gearbox has been ordered by the operator and upon receipt, they will replace the suspect gearbox and send it for overhaul.
CHI31 AS32 departed St. John's at 1046Z enroute to the Hibernia platform. At 1048Z pilot requested and received clearance back to St. John's due main gear box check light flashing. No emergency declared nor assistance required. Acft landed at 1151Z. TSB Case Closed. More to Follow.

May 16, 2001

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

CHI31 AS32 apparent violation of CARS 602.128 Landing below limits. Aircraft landed runway 29 at St. John's at 1326z RVR 29A 700' RVR 29B 600'. Nil TSB

March 16, 1999

Incident at St. John's

CHI31 AS32 about to depart Torbay for Hibernia , experienced a rotor brake fire which was extinguished prior to arrival of the ground crew. Helicopter sustained minimum damage. Case Closed Update : The pilot observed both fire warning lights illuminate while advancing #2 engine power levers after startup. During shutdown procedures he realized that he had inadvertently left the rotor brake selected to the "LOW" bar position instead of "OFF". Preliminary visual damage indicated several overheated main rotor drive components. Operator has initiated a review of the aircraft start procedures checklist and company SOP's. TSB File # A99A003