July 30, 2006

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The Canjet Airlines Boeing 737-300 series aircraft (operating as CJA185) was completing a scheduled IFR flight from Halifax International Airport (CYHZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The aircraft landed on runway 25 and the flight crew reported that a possible bird strike had occurred. The runway was closed for an inspection and the remains of one (1) seagull were recovered. Airline staff were advised. Ops. impact -- none.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2006/08/02]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) contacted the operator's Quality Assurance staff for more information on this occurrence. The CASI was advised that the aircraft involved was C-FHGE. A bird strike inspection was carried out in Ottawa with no findings. A second bird strike inspection was later performed by CanJet Maintenance staff when the aircraft arrived at Halifax International Airport (CYHZ), again with no findings. The aircraft was returned to service.

June 3, 2006

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

CJA185, Boeing 737-500, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Ottawa (CYOW) reported a medical emergency and requested diversion to Fredericton (CYFC). The passenger was an elderly patient with suspected heart failure. Fredericton FSS was advised and an ambulance was requested. The aircraft landed at 20:43Z and the patient was taken to hospital. Nil TSB.

January 19, 2006

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The aircraft struck two birds in the flare while landing in Halifax. CanJet Halifax Maintenance carried out a bird strike inspection and found evidence/remains on the #1 Slat and aft of the radome on the left hand side above the NLG door. Despite finding evidence, there was no damage resulting from the bird strike. The aircraft was released back into service.
CJA185, Boeing 737-500 enroute from Deer Lake (CYDF) to Halifax (CYHZ) reported a possible bird strike on landing. The airport field foreman inspected the runway and found 2 small birds. CJA185 and their operations were advised. Nil TSB

April 14, 2005

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Une irrégularité d'exploitation s""est produite lorsque le pilote du CJA185 a été autorisé au FL290 et qu""il est descendu au FL280 sans en avoir reçu l""autorisation. Aucune perte d""espacement. Aucune conséquence sur les opérations.

October 16, 2005

Incident at vicinity of Ottawa (Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership de Havilland DHC-8 turbopropeller aircraft (operating as JZA8749) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Québec City (Jean Lesage) International Airport (CYQB) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The Canjet Airlines Boeing 737-500 series aircraft (operating as CJA185) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Halifax International Airport (CYHZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). JZA8749 was sequenced behind CJA185 for the approach to Ottawa (M-CIA). JZA8749 came within two (2) NM laterally of CJA185 and 800 feet vertically of CJA185 about 15NM southeast of Ottawa (M-CIA). Ops. impact -- unknown.

July 23, 2005

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

The CANJET Boeing 737 (CJA185), was enroute from Deer Lake to Halifax when the pilot requested priority on initial contact with Halifax TCU controller due to a sick passenger. CJA185 landed Halifax at 1857. One aircraft, WJA746 was delayed 5 minutes due to the priority allocation. Pilot reported after landing that crew was aware of the sick passenger and requested an ambulance at the airport as a precautionary measure. There was no early request for priority as the passenger was stable. Passenger's condition deteriorated on approach, generating the request for priority. Nil TSB

July 10, 2005

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Conflict - potential, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

JZA7666, DH8A enroute Montreal (CYUL) to Fredericton (CYFC) inbound to Fredericton cleared to 11,000 ft. JZA8939 CRJ2 enroute Fredericton to Toronto (CYYZ) departed Fredericton and given clearance to 28,000 ft. and instructed to turn right 15 degrees for separation respect JZA7666. Due to other duties, the controller did not monitor the two aircraft and subsequently needed to restrict JZA8939 to maintain 10,000 ft. and gave both aircraft 15 degree turns for separation, when the aircraft were 15 miles apart. As the event was reported as an OI (operating irregularity), both radar and data controllers were relieved and the following aircraft were subject to delay while staffing was restored. CJA161, CJA141, CJA2123, CJA185, CJA173, COM878, CGRDP, N1897S. No loss of separation occurred but separation was not assured. Nil TSB.

June 15, 2004

Incident at 20NM au sud ouest de Bauce (VLV)

CJA185, a Canjet Boeing 737, was flying directly towards Dorval (CYUL), and should have been on a heading of 285°, but it was seen turning onto a heading of 320°. The pilot reported a problem with his automatic pilot and said that he would inform his company. A 35° heading correction was provided.

September 1, 2004

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Overshoot/missed approach, Other operational incident, Aircraft navigation/communication equipment)

The privately-registered Beech C-23 aircraft (C-FJQG) was on a VFR flight from Pendleton Airport (CNF3) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The Canjet Airlines Boeing 737-500 series turbojet aircraft (operating as CJA185) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Halifax International Airport (CYHZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Inc. de Havilland DHC-8 turbopropeller aircraft (operating as JZA8005) was preparing to depart on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Boston (General Edward Lawrence Logan) International Airport, MA (U.S.A.) (KBOA). C-FJQG experienced a communication problem (transmitting only) while joining the circuit for runway 32. C-FJQG's communication problem was eventually rectified and the aircraft landed without further incident on runway 32 at 2222Z. Ops. impact -- Canjet Airlines flight CJA185 elected to overshoot their approach to runway 32 at 2206Z and subsequently landed at 2217Z while (Air Canada) Jazz Air Inc. flight JZA8005 was delayed departing approximately five (5) minutes on the ground.

April 7, 2004

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

Canjet 185 departed Halifax International enroute to Ottawa advised they were returning due to an instrument problem. The aircraft landed at 2108 Z without incident. Nil TSB.

August 8, 2003

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

At 1853Z Canjet 737-200 (CJA185) departed runway 25 in Deer Lake, Newfoundland en route for Halifax. At 1856Z the pilot advised of a possible bird strike on departure. Maintenance was advised at 1856Z and at 1905Z reported finding the intact remains of two small seagulls on the runway. CJA185 was advised at 1905Z, the aircraft continued to Halifax.