July 22, 2019

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL-215-6B11 (series CL-215T) (QUE230) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) declared PAN PAN 17 NM southwest of Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). An engine had failed. The aircraft went back to CYVO with just one engine and landed without incident at 0005Z, then taxied to its hangar without assistance.
Update TSB #A19Q0120: C-FTXJ, a Canadair CL-215 operated by the Service aérien gouvernemental, with two pilots, was on a local flight departing from Val-dOr (CYVO), QC, when the flight crew noted an abnormal indication of the right engine parameters without loss of power. The engine (PWC R-2800) was shut down as a precaution, an emergency was declared and the aircraft returned for a landing at CYVO without incident.

May 14, 2019

Incident at 3 NM E West Hawk Lake

TSB #A19C0046: C-GMAF, a Canadair CL215 1A10 water bomber aircraft operated by Air Spray Air Tankers, was conducting flight Tanker 250 in support of firefighting/fire management activities in the area of West Hawk Lake, MB with 2 pilots on board. During an active firefighting operation at approximately 3 nautical miles east of West Hawk Lake, the left wing sponson struck the tip of a tall spruce tree as the aircraft was in a left hand turn. The aircraft departed the fire area, and landed without further incident at Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB. There were no injuries.

July 29, 2019

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Longview Aviation Asset Management Corp. Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-GBPD) from Minot, ND (KMOT) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) landed at CYYC with no flight plan on file.

June 23, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-GBPD/TKR291) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) taxied from the main apron to Apron 7 via Taxiway A without contacting the Red Deer Ground Advisory. 2 Cessna 172s were taxiing on A for Runway 30, minimal impact on operations.

July 3, 2018

Incident at 100NM SSE MATAGAMI QC (CYNM)

TSB #A18Q0106: C-FTXK, a Service Aérien Gouvernemental du Québec CL-215, was on a VFR forest fire suppression operation with 2 flight crew members on board. During bucketing operations on Skokiaan Lake, the crew sensed a loss of power in the right engine (Pratt & Whitney Wasp R2800-CA3), which was attributed to an uncommanded feathering. During the deceleration that followed,the aircraft ran ashore on a shoal and remained there stopped. There were no injuries.

May 22, 2018

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL-215-1A10 (C-FTXG/QUE228) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Roberval, QC (CYRJ) blew a tire upon landing. While the aircraft was stopped, the airport operator closed the runway at 1507Z. A NOTAM was issued by CYQB. The aircraft was repaired and the runway was reopened at 1633Z.

August 26, 2018

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Gouvernement du Québec Canadair CL215 6B11 (CL215T) (QUE241) on a flight from Prince George, BC (CYXS) and landing at Prince George, BC (CYXS) was instructed to line up and wait at Runway 06. The aircraft departed without a takeoff clearance.

May 25, 2018

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

Aviation Incident Report: Maintenance crew found a skid mark on very rear of fuselage of a Province of Saskatchewan Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-FYWO) on a flight departing La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) and landing at La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC). The aircraft was grounded until further inspection. The aircraft was later repaired and returned to service. It was not determined exactly when the aircraft was damaged, but steps have been taken to help prevent it from happening again.

August 22, 2018

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

A Province of Saskatchewan, Ministry of the Environment Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-FYWO/TKR214) on a flight from La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) and landing at La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) executed a go-around for spacing due to traffic ahead being slow to exit the runway. TKR214 re-joined the circuit and landed. No other impact to operations.

July 23, 2017

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

A Quebec government Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-FTXK/QUE231), from Roberval (CYRJ), QC, to Matane (CYME), QC, made its first contact over mandatory frequency (MF) at CYRJ during takeoff from Runway 34 behind a Quebec government Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-FTXJ/QUE230), from Roberval (CYRJ), QC, to Matane (CYME), QC. No impact on operations.

August 12, 2017

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

A Province of Saskatchewan Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-FYWO/ TKR214) on a local flight from La Ronge, SK (CYVC) taxied for Runway 18. Once into position the pilot advised Flight Service Station (FSS) that they were aborting take off and exiting on Taxiway A for the maintenance hangar. No impact on operations.

June 9, 2017

Incident at THE PAS MB (CYQD)

TSB REPORT#A17C0063: C-GBOW, a Canadair CL215-1A10 aircraft operated by the Province of Manitoba and engaged in fire suppression was commencing a take-off from The Pas, MB (CYQD). The engines had been idling in a rich condition and as the throttles were advanced the left engine (Pratt & Whitney R- 2800 CA3) lost power. The auto-feather system activated and feathered the propeller. The flight crew rejected the take-off and taxied the aircraft back to the apron. A high power run-up was performed uneventfully, a successful flight completed and maintenance then returned the aircraft back to service.

May 1, 2016

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE: TSB#A16C0041: C-FYWO, a Province of Saskatchewan (Ministry of the Environment) Canadair CL215, was operating as flight TKR214 on a local VFR test flight from La Ronge/Barber Field, SK (CYVC). The flight crew received a fire warning bell from the right hand engine (P&WC R2800) after departure. The checklist and a precautionary shutdown were completed and subsequently an electrical outage was experienced. The aircraft remained in the circuit, landed uneventfully, and was towed off the runway. Maintenance found a fault in the right engine fire detection loop system and a loose battery connector.
A Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre Canadair CL215-1a10 (TKR214) on a local flight out of La Ronge, SK (CYVC) had an electrical outage and an engine issue in the circuit. A Transwest Air SAAB SAAB 340B (TW503) from Wollaston Lake, SK (CZWL) to La Ronge, SK (CYVC) on final for Runway 8 had visual contact with TKR214 on final Runway 36 and broke off approach. TKR214 landed on Runway 36. TKR214 was towed off the runway. TW503 was delayed 15 minutes on landing.

April 18, 2016

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Tower gave a Buffalo Airways Ltd. Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-GBYU / TKR290T) on a local flight from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) a low approach only instruction on Runway 34 due to the vehicle RED 8 being on the Runway to chase a coyote away. The airport vehicle Staff 24 had previously reported a coyote across the hold line heading for Runway 16/34 and had called the fire hall for a wild life scare.

July 24, 2015

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A15Q0110: The Canadair CL215, registration C-FTXK, was on the take-off climb from CYVO, Val d'Or airport, QC to a position 65 nm NW of CYVO when it was noticed that the right rear compartment emergency door had separated from the aircraft. Airport authorities were advised and the door was found by the threshold of Runway 36. The crew did not declare an emergency but returned to land CYVO. There were no injuries. Repairs were made as per the CMM, and the door and window seals (P/Ns 215-33055-52S & 215- 33055-70) were replaced. Seal tests will be performed prior to releasing the aircraft for service.
A few minutes after takeoff, a Québec government Service aérien gouvernemental Canadair CL-215-6B11 (QUE231), from Val-d?Or (CYVO), QC, reported that it was returning to land at CYVO because it had lost a door. During this time, security was sent to the runway to collect the door which was at the threshold of Runway 36. No impact on operations.

May 7, 2015

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Smoke was seen coming from a main landing gear after a Quebec government Service aérien gouvernemental Canadair CL215 6B11 (QUE241), on a local flight from Québec (CYQB), QC, landed on Runway 24. Emergency services were notified and deployed. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A15Q0058: A Quebec government Service aérien CL415 (C-GQBC/ QUE241) was on a flight in the Québec area. During landing on Runway 24, the right brakes overheated and smoke was seen by the tower controller. As a precautionary measure, emergency services were advised and deployed. The aircraft was escorted to the Service aerien?s facilities. No damage was found after inspection by the maintenance team.

June 28, 2015

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Buffalo Airways Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-GBPD/TKR291), on a local flight from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), advised it was returning to CYZF with one engine precautionay shutdown. No assistance required. Aircraft landed safely Runway 28 at 0325Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB#A15W0096: The Buffalo Airways Ltd. Canadair CL-215, C-GBPD, was operating as TNK291 in the vicinity of Yellowknife, NT (CYZF). TNK291 advised ATC that they were returning to CYZF with one engine shutdown. TNK291 performed an uneventful single-engine approach and landing on Runway 28. Maintenance determined that the number 17 cylinder on the number 1 engine (PRATT & WHITNEY-USA, R-2800-CA3) was cracked. The cylinder was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

June 13, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: LA RONGE, SK

La Ronge Fire Management Aviation Operations Report: A Province of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Government Services Canadair CL215-1A10 (C-FAFO) was doing water pick up training and on pickup#3 a bang was felt on the hull of the aircraft. The load was dropped and the aircraft flew over lake to see what they may have hit. It was observed that the track of the aircraft had taken it over the edge of a reef. On return to the field hull damage was noted and reported to the Chief Pilot and Engineering.

June 25, 2015

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

A Province of Saskatchewan, Ministry of the Environment Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-FYWO/ TKR214) on a local flight from La Ronge, SK (CYVC) reported inbound with one engine shut down. Assistance was offered and declined. The aircraft landed without incident at 0139Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A15C0087: The Government of Saskatchewan Canadair CL-215 aircraft, registration C-FYWO, was en route to the La Ronge, Saskatchewan airport with a crew of two onboard. While in cruise, the crew noticed an excessive cylinder head temperature indication of the right engine (P&W R 2800). The crew conducted a precautionary shutdown of the right engine and continued to La Ronge where the aircraft landed safely. An inspection of the right engine revealed a fractured exhaust ear on the #2 cylinder.

May 22, 2015

Accident at 26NM NW COLD LAKE (GROUP CPT. R.W. MCNAIR) CFB (CYOD)

UPDATE According to the TSB Final Report A15W0069 authorized for release on 8 June 2016: The Conair amphibious float-equipped Air Tractor AT-802A Fire Boss, C-FDHV, serial number 802A-0348, was operating as Tanker 692 in support of wildfire management operations 25 nautical miles northwest of Cold Lake, Alberta. Tanker 692 was the last in a formation of 4 AT-802A Fire Boss aircraft followed by 2 CL-215T aircraft being operated by Conair Group Inc. Tanker 692 had completed 2 drops on the fire, from west to east, with a turnout to the north. When exiting its third drop, Tanker 692 encountered severe turbulence and then pitched to a nose-up attitude. The aircraft climbed to approximately 400?500 feet above ground level, where it rolled to the left and entered a nose-down attitude. It struck the ground right-wing low and close to nose-level at 1630 Mountain Daylight Time. The pilot was fatally injured as a result of non-survivable impact forces. There was no post-impact fire.
Follow-up information received from Enforcement: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) has reviewed this occurrence and the appropriate action has been taken.
TSB Report#A15W0069: The Conair Group Inc. Air Tractor AT 802A, C-FDHV, was conducting fire suppression operations 26 nm NW of Cold Lake, AB (CYOD). The aircraft collided with terrain and the pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report#13917: On May 22, 2015 at approximately 2230Z, an Air Tanker T692, an AirTractor 802A "Fireboss" amphibious fixed wing aircraft engaged in aerial forest fire fighting was tasked with dropping suppressant on a forest fire located north of Cold Lake, Alberta. T692 was part of a group of four Fireboss', two CL215 amphibious air tankers, and two bird dog aircraft. The group had departed Lac La Biche and had completed several cycles of dumping suppressant at the fire and taking on water from Burnt Lake, approximately 2NM away. T692 was the fourth Fireboss in line, followed by the two CL215's and had just completed a drop of suppressant at approximately 100 to 150 feet above treetop level when the aircraft apparently lost control and subsequently impacted the ground. There was no post-crash fire and medical response was initiated and provided by military Search and Rescue personnel via helicopter from CFB Cold Lake. The pilot was not able to be resuscitated.

June 10, 2015

Incident at 21 NM W ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

The pilot of a Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-FYWP/ TKR285) on a local flight from St John's, NL (CYYT) reported an electrical problem and shut down the radio to save battery power. The flight was cleared #1 for an approach to Runway 16. Coordinated with Area Control Centre (ACC) to move an IFR aircraft, Cougar Helicopters (CHI72E) for a longer final to accommodate TKR285. TKR285 was able to turn the radio back on briefly to report final and coordinate taxi exit point. TKR285 landed safely at 2105Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A15A0034: The Newfoundland and Labrador Government CL215 water bomber (registration C-FYWP) aeroplane had lifted off Bay Roberts (21 NM west of the airport) with a scoop of water to fight a fire when the crew noted a double generator failure. The crew returned to St John's airport using battery power only for radio transmissions and landed safely. Maintenance determined the R/H generator failed and the L/H generator failed after taking the whole load. The L/H generator circuit breaker was determined to be faulty and is being replaced.

April 10, 2014

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

UPDATE A14Q0042: A Service aérien du Québec CL215 (GAROFEU08) was authorized to take off from Runway 24 at Québec Airport by the airport controller and then to turn on a heading of 180° and climb to 3000 ft. C-GFSF, a CEGEP de Chicoutimi Piper PA 31 on final for Runway 24, was authorized to conduct a low approach, turn on a heading of 210° and climb to 3000 ft. During its climb, the PA 31 came within 1.8 NM of the CL215. The required separation between light and medium aircraft is 4 NM. NAV CANADA is investigating the incident.
Wake turbulence separation was not respected when C-GFSF, a CEGEP de Chicoutimi Piper PA-31 (light aircraft) from Chicoutimi, QC (CYRC) to Québec, QC (CYQB), came within 1.3 NM behind a Service aérien gouvernemental. Government of Quebec aircraft (GAROFEU08) (medium aircraft) on a local flight in the Québec (CYQB) area.

July 20, 2014

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Province of Saskatchewan, Ministry of the Environment BRDG144 +2 (Beech 95-B55 (C-GSPG/ BRDG144), Canadair CL-215-6B11 (C-FAFN/ TKR216) and Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-FAFO/ TKR217)) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) departed runway 16 with a right turn westbound with a restriction not above 2000 feet. A First Air Aerospatiale ATR 72-212 (C-GLHR/ FAB123) from Hay River, NT (CYHY) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) inbound cancelled IFR and was cleared right downwind for runway 16 not below 2500 feet. BRDG144 + 2 were all observed climbing through 2200' below FAB123. BRDG144 + 2 were asked to confirm altitude restriction and FAB123 responded that they were in the climb responding to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) Resolution advisory. BRDG144, a light category aircraft, passed behind FAB123. Visual separation or wake turbulence separation had not been established, and a wake turbulence cautionary had not been provided to BRDG144.

September 26, 2013

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

AIRPORT UPDATE: Call from the tower mentioned that C-GQBQ, a Challenger aircraft with 4 people on board, had a wheel problem. Runway 06 was used; there was no incident to report. Runway inspection was conducted by ground crew.
Due to a landing gear problem, a Quebec government Service aérien gouvernemental Canadair CL215 6B11 (QUE20), from Baie-Comeau (CYBC) to Québec (CYQB), declared an emergency, asked that aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) services be deployed and asked for landing priority at CYQB. The aircraft landed at 1507Z. No impact on operations. TSB, NOC and CACO were notified.
UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13Q0167: The CL-600-2B16, registration C-GQBQ, was operating IFR as QUE20 medevac flight, from CYBC Baie Comeau, QC to CYQB Quebec/Jean Lesage Int'l, QC. While on final approach to land at CYQB, gear down was selected. Only the nose gear down and locked green light illuminated. The main gear indicator lights showed red as well as the red flashing gear selector handle. A go-around was executed and an emergency was declared. While in level flight, after selecting flaps 20 degrees, all gear down and locked green lights illuminated. The aircraft proceeded to land normally. Maintenance replaced the landing gear control unit as per the maintenance manual.

September 22, 2013

Incident at E QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A few moments after takeoff from Québec (CYQB), a Canadair CL215-6B11 (QUE10 MEDEVAC), from Québec to Baie-Comeau (CYBC), reported a cracked cabin window and asked to return to CYQB. No emergency. QUE10 landed on Runway 24 at CYQB at 0251Z. No impact.
UPDATE: Aircraft model corrected to be CL600 2B16.

August 16, 2013

Incident at 15 NM E QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Quebec government Service aérien gouvernemental Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-FTXG/ GRFEU01), on a local flight in the Québec (CYQB) area, declared an emergency because of an engine failure and asked to return to CYQB. The aircraft landed at 1513Z. ARFF was deployed. The TSB, RCC, CACO and NOC were notified.
UPDATE - JRCC TRENTON SARSUM REPORT A1P - 161516Z [T2013-01460]: C-FTXG One engine (464794N 0710402W - 15 NM east of Quebec City). CL215 Water Bomber declared an emergency 15 NM East of Quebec city with an engine failure. Aircraft landed safely at the Quebec City airport. JRCC was notified after landing was complete. Case closed. [T2013-01460]
Aviation Incident Report Jean-Lesage Airport OIRS# 13189: C-FTXG declared an emergency because of an engine outage. Landing took place without incident on Runway 24. Rescuers escorted the aircraft to the Air Service hangar.
Update: TSB #:A13Q0146: C-FTXG, a Quebec government CL 215 (GRFEU01), was conducting an IFR training flight from Québec /Jean-Lesage (CYQB). During the climb, the right engine (Pratt & Whitney, WASP CA3 R2800) backfired. The engine was secured and the propeller was feathered. The crew declared an emergency and returned to land at CYQB with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on alert. The aircraft was not damaged and there were no injuries.

August 12, 2013

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Quebec government Service aérien gouvernemental Canadair CL215 6B11 (CL215T) (QUE242) took off from Québec (CYQB) for Saginaw, MI (KMBS); it turned towards the VOR at YQB upon departure from Runway 24 rather than climb on the runway heading as set out in the SID. No impact on operations.
Update #1: According to information from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division, the crew made an error after a new GPS point was provided to them shortly before takeoff. This subject will be dealt with in greater detail during future training.

May 8, 2013

Incident at Dans les environs de: QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

The tower controller authorized a Québec government Service aérien gouvernemental Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-FTXG/GRFEU05), on a local flight in the Québec (CYQB) area, to climb to 4 000 ft. An arrangement between the tower and the TCU permitted the controller to authorize a maximum of 3 000 ft. No impact on operations.

August 21, 2013

Incident at THE PAS MB (CYQD)

TSB Report#A13C0106: The Canadair CL215, registration C-GMAK was enroute to The Pas, Manitoba following a fire suppression flight. While enroute, the right engine (PW R2800) began to backfire and run rough. The engine power was reduced but the engine continued to run rough. The crew elected to do a precautionary shut down and continue to The Pas where the aircraft landed without further incident.

July 7, 2013

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Province of Manitoba Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-GMAK/ TKR254) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Kelsey, MB (CZEE) reported returning to CYTH from approximately 15 miles east of CYTH due to a mechanical issue. No emergency declared, no impact on operations. Landed runway 06 without further incident.

May 21, 2013

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

While on short final for runway 36, a Province of Saskatchewan, Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-FYWO/ TKR214) on a local flight from La Ronge, SK (CYVC) reported a hydraulic failure. No assistance requested or required. TKR214 was able to exit the runway under own power, but had to be towed off taxiway C. No impact to operations.

May 17, 2013

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Province of Manitoba Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-GBOW/ TKR253) on a local flight from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) rejected take-off on runway 13 due to an engine indication. No impact to operations.

May 3, 2013

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A13C0044: The Manitoba Government Air Services CL215, C-GBOW, operating as TKR253 was conducting touch and go exercises at the Gimili airport when the crew got a right main landing gear unsafe indication during the second landing. The crew returned to Winnipeg and carried out an uneventful landing with ARFF on standby. Maintenance personnel replaced the right main landing gear uplock and the aircraft was returned to service.
A Province of Manitoba Canadair CL215 1A10 (C-GBOW/ TKR253) on a local flight from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) informed Tower that they had a right main gear indication at approximately 15 miles final runway 18. Airport Duty Manager was notified and ARFF were put on standby. Aircraft landed safely at 1723Z. No other impact.

June 28, 2013

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

A Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Canadair CL215 6B11(CL415) (TKR286) landed runway 36 with no radio contact with the Flight Service Specialist (FSS). TKR286 advised they had the wrong frequency. No impact on operations.

February 15, 2013

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

A Radar Target appeared to be stationary on hanger ramp squawking 7500. The Duty Manager confirmed that it was an aircraft at Hanger #1 that had the code selected by mistake.

August 6, 2012

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

QUE231, a CL-215 operated by Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec, was on a VFR flight from Matagami (CYNM) to Val-d'Or (CYVO). At 1522Z, while the aircraft was on approach for Runway 18, the crew conducted a go-around due to a landing gear indication. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was sent to the scene and the aircraft eventually landed without incident at 1539Z. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. The event name "landing gear" was added. The aircraft registration was added. According to TSB report #A12Q0134: The CL-25 (QUE231), registered C-FTXK, belonging to Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec, was on an IFR flight between the Matagami Airport (CYNM), Que., and the Québec/Jean-Lesage Intl Airport (CYQB), Que. During the flight, an electrical problem with the shunt-fed coupling connected to the two generators occurred. As a precaution, the crew requested a diversion to the Val-d'Or Airport (CYVO), Que. During the final approach, the landing gear deployed and locked indication did not appear. A visual check was done and, in order to make sure the landing gear was in fact deployed and locked, the crew used the emergency landing gear deployment system. The aircraft landed without incident. A down lock switch on the left main landing gear was replaced. A ferry flight permit was issued with the landing gear deployed all the way to Québec/Jean-Lesage Intl (CYQB), Que., to allow the maintenance crew to conduct retraction tests on the ground.

May 24, 2012

Incident at CHIBOUGAMAU / CHAPAIS QC (CYMT)

Update: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division, the necessary repairs were made.
Update #1: The TSB investigation class and number were added. The aircraft registration was added. According to TSB report #A12Q0080: The CL215T, registration C-FAWQ, owned by the Service Aérien Gouvernemental du Québec, was coming from Chibougamau/Chapais (CYMT) on a forest fire fighting mission. During the initial climb, the crew saw an indication that the nose wheel was not centred. They went through the checklist and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed without incident. The maintenance crew replaced the centering switch and put the aircraft back in service.
A Canadair CL215, operated by Service aérien gouvernementaux du Québec under flight number QUE239, was VFR in the Chapais (CYMT) area. After take-off, the crew declared an emergency due to a problem with the landing gear. Emergency services were notified but forgot to send an ambulance. QUE239 waited about an hour in the circuit for the ambulance to arrive. The aircraft landed without incident at 2315Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Civil Aviation Contingency Operations Division (CACO) and the TR RCC were notified.

May 21, 2012

Incident at Zone réglementée de Valcartier (CYR603)

Update: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division, this type of aircraft will soon be equipped with GPS.
Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec CL-215 QUE228 was VFR from Québec City/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) to Roberval (CYRJ). Despite the notice received from air traffic control (ATC), the aircraft entered the Valcartier (CYR603) restricted area. No impact on ATC operations.

May 11, 2012

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Canadair CL-215, operated by Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec under flight number GAROFEU01, was IFR in the Quebec City/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) area. At 1750Z, the crew aborted take-off on rwy 24 without indicating a reason and then asked to taxi in order to conduct an engine test. No impact on ATC operations.

April 16, 2012

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Update #1: The time of the event was changed and the type of event was changed to "Incident". The TSB investigation class and number were added. According to TSB report #A12Q0053: A CL215 being operated by the Government of Quebec under flight number QUE228 was on a training flight under visual flight rules out of Quebec City/Jean Lesage (CYQB) with two pilots on board. During their landing approach, an abnormal indication concerning the nose wheel appeared. The crew declared an emergency and used the emergency system to extend the nose wheel. The aircraft landed without incident. There was no damage and no one was injured.
C-FTXG, a CL215 operated by the Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec under flight number QUE228, was VFR in the vicinity of Quebec City/Jean-Lesage (CYQB). At 2028Z, the crew declared an emergency as a result of a false warning concerning the nose landing gear. The aircraft landed on rwy 24 and was towed to the hangar. Impact: Two aircraft were delayed by approximately five minutes while the rwy was cleared.

March 21, 2012

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Navigation error, Conflict - potential)

A Highland Helicopters Bell Textron 206B (C-GHHX), VFR Abbotsford (CYXX) to CYXX, was instructed to cross north of the threshold of runway 19 due to a Conair Group Canadair CL215 (C-GFSL), flight CRA202T, VFR CYXX to CYXX, in position on the threshold of runway 19 with a valid takeoff clearance. C-GHHX was observed lifting off proceeded as instructed but drifted south of C-GFSL. There was no operational impact.

July 20, 2012

Incident at RED LAKE ON (CYRL)

The Province of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Canadair CL-215-6B211 (CL415) amphibious water bomber aircraft (C-GOGD, operating as TANKER270) was departing on a VFR flight from Red Lake Airport (CYRL) to Sandy Lake Airport (CZSJ). NAV CANADA staff at Kenora F.S.S. reported that the flight crew rejected the aircraft's take-off due to lack of any airspeed indication on the aircraft's right side. The aircraft subsequently departed at 2340Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

June 7, 2012

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

The Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources Canadair CL-215-6B11 (CL415) water bomber aircraft (C-GOGY, operating as TANKER277) was departing on a VFR flight from Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD) for [destination not reported]. NAV CANADA staff at Sioux Lookout F.S.S. reported that the flight crew advised of an erroneous airspeed indication at the First Officer position. The aircraft returned to Dryden Regional Airport where it landed without further incident. The faulty airspeed indication was determined to be due to wasp mud in a pitot tube. Ops. impact -- none.

May 20, 2012

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK)

The Province of Manitoba Canadair CL-215-1A10 amphibious water bomber aircraft (C-GMAK, operating as TANKER254) was departing on a VFR flight from Kenora Airport (CYQK) to Gimli Industrial Park Airport (CYGM). NAV CANADA staff at Kenora F.S.S. reported that the flight crew aborted the aircraft's take-off roll, declined assistance offered from the F.S.S. Specialist, citing "engine problems." The aircraft subsequently departed off of runway 26 without incident at 1509Z. Ops. impact -- none.

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK)

The Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources Canadair CL215 6B11 aircraft (operating as TKR254) was on a VFR flight from Kenora (CYQK) to Gimli (CYGM). While on the take-off roll at Kenora, the flight crew elected to reject the take-off. The flight crew cited engine problems and declined assistance. After a period of troubleshooting, the flight crew departed runway 26 without incident.

June 23, 2012

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

TKR 214 reported inbound to La Ronge with one engine secured. The aircraft landed without incident at 2128z.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Province of Saskatchewan flight TKR 214, a Canadair CL215-1A10 aircraft, registration C-FYWO, was on a fire suppression flight with a crew of two on board. After dropping a load of water, the crew noticed the right engine (P&W R2800) was leaking oil. The crew decided to do a precautionary shutdown and return to the La Ronge airport. Emergency services was put on standby and the aircraft then landed without further incident. It was reported that an oil inhibiting fitting cap had come loose resulting in the oil leak

June 9, 2012

Incident at GIMLI INDUSTRIAL PARK AIRPORT MB (CYGM)

The Province of Manitoba Bombardier CL-215-6B11, registration C-GMFW, was departing Gimli, MB, when smoke was observed in the cabin. An immediate overweight landing was done at Gimli. The smoke dissipated on landing and appeared to have been water vapour. There was no evidence of smoke or fire. C-GMFW was ferried to Winnipeg for an overweight landing inspection.

September 22, 2012

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

CL 215 TKR284 called 30 NM South of Gander (CYQX ) and reported one engine out. Emergency Response Services (ERS) were put on standby. TKR284 landed without incident at 1810Z. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A12A0095: The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Canadair CL-215, registration C-FTXA, was operating on a local training flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) when, while about 70 nm south of the airport, the aircraft lost power in the number one engine. Following the engine (Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83AM) power loss, the aircraft also lost electrical power to navigation equipment and engine instruments. The crew secured the failed engine, contacted CYQX tower and returned to the airport with ARFF standing by. The flight landed without further incident 20 min later. Maintenance personnel inspected the aircraft and determined that fuel supply to number one became interrupted when the engine driven fuel pump drive spline became disengaged from the engine. Three electrical current limiters were found to have failed - believed to have failed when the LH generator came off line and the additional electrical load of the propeller feathering pump was added to number two generator. The current limiters were replaced, the electrical system inspected and tested, and the aircraft was released for service.

September 6, 2011

Incident at VOR de Québec (YQB)

GRFEU08, a CL-215 operated by Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec, was on a local IFR flight in the Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) region. After it received and read back a clearance to climb to 6 000 ft, the aircraft was observed climbing at 6 400 ft. No impact on ATC operations.
Mise à jour #1 : Selon les informations obtenues de la division Aviation commerciale et d'affaires : Les pilotes ont été rencontrés à ce sujet.

May 6, 2011

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

At takeoff, the pilot of QUE228, a Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec CL-215 that was on a local IFR flight at Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB), reported landing gear difficulties and requested to return to the airport. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24 at 1813Z. No impact on ATC operations.

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