May 24, 2019

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A Bombardier CL60 (N20DAY) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) on a maintenance test flight to check avionics reported they initially had 3 green lights, then the lights went out. Crew declared PAN PAN, and landed Runway 05 at 1651Z without further incident. Aircraft was able to taxi to SkyCharter ramp. No operational impact.

February 16, 2018

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR)

A Gouvernement du Québec Canadair CL-600-2B16 Medevac (C-GURG/QUE10) on a flight from Québec/Jean Lesage Int'l, QC (CYQB) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR), QC, reported a gear problem to the CYGR flight service station (FSS) and decided to return to CYQB. No impact on operations. The aircraft did not declare an emergency but requested Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) on standby at destination with Montreal (YUL). The aircraft landed at 1629Z without incident. Nose gear issue.
UPDATE TSB Report #A18Q0027: a Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec (QUE10) Canadair CL60 (C-GURG) was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) Medevac flight from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR). During its approach for CYGR, a ?Weight on Wheel (WOW) input fail? indication appeared. The flight crew requested to return to CYQB, and as a precaution, they asked that aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) services be deployed. The aircraft landed without incident. The operator?s maintenance personnel replaced a proximity sensor.

February 25, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An American corporately registered Bombardier CL60 (N621QS) from Halifax / Stanfield Intl., NS (CYHZ) to Providenciales Intl., Turks and Caicos Islands (MBPV) aborted takeoff from CYHZ Runway 05 at 1450Z and 1458Z due to generator failure. The aircraft cancelled its flight plan and returned to the hangar. No operational impact.

March 11, 2016

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172N (C-GHYI) on a local flight from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) first call was crossing over the field to join downwind Runway 16. They were queried on their distance from the field and reported 2 miles to the south (DF 114). Runway 11 was offered as the aircraft was in the downwind for that runway already. The aircraft landed with no further incident. Traffic in the circuit for Runway 16 was a Bombardier CL60 and an inbound Cessna C25B that was 10 miles to the south.

September 23, 2014

Accident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While a Sky Jet Beech 200 (C-FSKQ) on a local flight from Québec, QC (CYQB), was landing on Runway 29, the right front landing gear of the aircraft collapsed. The aircraft departed the right side of the runway and came to a rest in the grass, after slightly passing the hold line of Runway 06/24. A Service aérien gouvernemental CL60 (QUE20), on a MEDEVAC flight, was approximately 3 NM final Runway 24 was informed and agreed to continue with the landing under the circumstances. The two runways were subsequently closed by NOTAM by the airport authority. Impact: many delays and cancellations for several aircraft. Runway 06/24 was reopened at 0315Z and Runway 11/29 was reopened at 0415Z. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB), Civil Aviation Contingency Operations (CACO), National Operations Centre (NOC), Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, General Manager, Flight Information Region (GMFIR) and Manager, Area Control Centre Operations (MACCO) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14Q0143: The SKYJET Beech 200 (C-FSKQ) was on a VFR night training flight at CYQB Quebec/Jean Lesage Int'l airport. On take-off, after the fifth touch & go, the gear did not retract normally and the IN TRANSIT light remained illuminated. The gear was recycled and associated circuit breakers were checked. The two main gears appeared to be in a semi-retracted position. A low pass was conducted with the tower to confirm the position of the nose gear. A manual gear extension was conducted, however, the three gear down and locked green indications did not appear; a red IN TRANSIT remained illuminated. The crew conducted a soft landing and shut down both engines. During the roll out on runway 24, the right gear slowly collapsed and the aircraft veered right, travelling approximately 250 feet before coming to rest. The aircraft remained half on the runway asphalt surface, not far from the intersection of runway 11-29. As both runways could not be used, the airport was closed until the aircraft was moved. The two crew members were not injured, however, the aircraft belly cargo pod and the underside of the outboard portion of the right wing were damaged. The left main gear remained in a semi-retracted position.
Update Jean Lesage International Airport, QC (CYQB), Aviation Incident Report OIRS #14262: Call from the tower about a Sky Jet M.G. Beech 200 (C-FSKQ) which may have left the runway at the corner of DELTA on Runway 29. The tower informed us that the aircraft was on the ground, that no one was hurt but that they needed our services. A code white was sent to the Safety Operations Coordination Centre (SOCC). When we arrived, the aircraft was on Runway 29 less than 200 ft from Runway 06/24. We immediately closed the two runways with the cooperation of the duty manager (DM). We noted that there was no fire or spill. The pilot informed us that while landing, the right landing gear may have been retracted and that the pilot may have then lost control and then gotten stuck in the grass and mud. We had the help of the Discovery mechanics who came to the site. A crane was requested to move the aircraft from its position. When the aircraft left the field, the mechanics were able to lock the landing gears and the aircraft was escorted by our service to Québec Express.
Update: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division, there was a meeting between company leadership and Transport Canada after the accident.

February 18, 2014

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A14O0024: The Chartright Air Canadair CL60 (C-GXPZ) was operating on a flight from Toronto LBPIA (CYYZ) to Reno-Tahoe Intl (KNRO). Prior to departure the aircraft had been de-iced with Type 1 and 4 fluids. During the takeoff roll the cabin and cockpit filled with smoke and the flight crew received a smoke alarm indication. The takeoff was aborted and the aircraft taxied off the runway and shut down. The main exit door was opened to dissipate the smoke with ARFF on scene. Maintenance could not replicate the discrepancy and concluded that a mixture of water and de-icing fluid had vaporized and entered the cabin through the bleed air system. The aircraft was returned to service.
Update: Follow-up information received from Airworthiness ? West [2014-03-27]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator and was provided with additional information on this occurrence, which is being handled through the operator?s safety management system (SMS). The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and advised that no further Transport Canada follow-up was required at this time.
A Chartright Air Canadair CL600-2B16 (C-GXPZ) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Reno, NV (KRNO) aborted takeoff runway 24R due to smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft exited at C4 and ERS responded.

September 18, 2014

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

While a Pilatus Flugzeugwerke Pilatus PC-12 (PCH495), from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), was on a straight-in approach for Runway 34, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (FLC88), from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Thule Air Base/Pituffik, Greenland (BGTL), took off from Runway 16 in the opposite direction to PCH495. Radar separation was reduced to 3.8NM and 500 ft where 5NM or 1,000 ft is required. Impact to operations: PCH495 was instructed to climb and take evasive action by turning 360 degrees.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14Q0139: A Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG Pilatus PC-12-47 (HB-FSQ), flight PCH495, was on a direct approach to CYFB Iqaluit, NU, runway 34 arriving from Reykjavik, Iceland while a Canadair (Bombardier) CL60, flight FLC88, operated by the Federal Aviation Administration, had just taken off in the opposite direction. Radar indicated a separation of 3.8 nm horizontal and 500 feet vertical, where 5nm and 1,000 feet is required. Flight PCH495 was instructed to climb and turn 360 for avoidance.

August 14, 2013

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

Following aircraft departed CYSJ below 1/2SM Vis: Shoreland Transport Inc. Piper PA-31-350 (C-FMGC) - 1/8F RVR1400 1118Z DEP RWY23. Irving Oil Transport Inc. Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (KCE2) CL60 1/4F RVR2600 1146Z DEP RWY23.

July 12, 2012

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

MPE 444, a Canadian North B737, was taking off on Runway 02 at Edmonton and was not airborne when a U.S. registered Canadair Challenger crossed the threshold of Runway 02 during the approach to landing.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Canadian North Boeing 737-200, flight MPE 444 was cleared for takeoff on Runway 02 at Edmonton Intl (CYEG) with a U.S. corporate Canadair CL60 Challenger, on final approach for the same runway. The Challenger crossed the threshold before MPE 444 became airborne. There was no risk of collision, however a loss of separation occurred. NAV CANADA will conduct an OSI.

March 19, 2012

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

D-ARTE, a CL60 departing St. John?s (CYYT) enroute to Frankfurt (EDDF) departed at 0301Z and at 0302Z reported a generator problem during the climb out. The pilot requested to dump fuel and return to CYYT. At 0306Z, the pilot reported that their generator issue was resolved. No emergency was declared and the aircraft continued to EDDF without incident.

November 6, 2011

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Public complaint, Navigation error, Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Update #2: The event ?ATC operating irregularity (other)? was replaced by ?Navigation error?. The event ?Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction? was added. The office of primary interest (OPI) was changed to ?Commercial and Business Aviation?. According to the information received from the ANS and Airspace Division: The lead aircraft?s crew reduced its speed after taking off without notifying ATC, causing a loss of separation. ATC took immediate action to re-establish separation.
Update #1: The TSB number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report #A11Q0206: TAI8771, an A320 operated by Taca International Airlines, took off from Runway 24L to Guatemala City. When the TAI was 3.1 NM from the airport, C-FCIB, a CL60 operated by Skyservice Aviation d'Affaires, en route to Toronto, was also authorized to take off from Runway 24L. During the initial climb, the separation between TAI8771 and C-FCIB was reduced to 2.8 NM, even though 3 NM are required.
C-FCIB, un Challenger exploité par Skyservice Aviation d'Affaires, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) à destination de Toronto (CYYZ). TAI8771, un Airbus A-320 exploité par Taca International Airlines, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) à destination du Guatemala (MGGT). À 1338Z, une irrégularité d'exploitation ATC est survenue au décollage de la piste 24 gauche lorsque l'espacement de trois milles nautiques requis entre les deux appareils a été réduit à 2.8 milles nautiques. Impact : C-FCIB a dû effectuer un virage sous 3000 pieds, ne respectant pas ainsi les procédures d'atténuation de bruit en vigueur.

July 29, 2011

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Navigation error, Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Update #1: The TSB number and class of investigation have been added. According to the TSB report #A11Q0147: The CL60, operated by Bombardier/Canadair as flight number CDR678, was on an IFR flight from Montréal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (CYUL) to Montréal-Mirabel International Airport (CYMX). The Boeing 737-200, operated by Nolinor as flight number NRL11, was on an IFR flight from Montréal-Mirabel International Airport (CYMX) to Montréal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (CYUL). While CDR678 was inbound for Runway 24 at Montréal-Mirabel, it had been authorized to fly at 4,000 ft. Although the pilot read back the altitude, CDR678 was observed at 3,500 ft, which caused a loss of separation with flight NRL11 as it took off from Runway 6 at Montréal-Mirabel (CYMX) to climb to 3,000 ft. Separation was reduced to 2.5 NM and 800 ft (the norm is 3 NM and 1,000 ft).
CDR678, a Challenger operated by Canadair, was on a local IFR flight in the Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) region. While the aircraft was on approach for Runway 24 at Mirabel (CYMX), the crew had been authorized for 4 000 ft. Even though the altitude was read back correctly, CDR678 was observed descending to 3 500 ft, causing a loss of separation with NRL11, a Boeing 737-200 operated by Nolinor Aviation that was climbing to 3 000 ft upon takeoff from Runway 06 at Mirabel for a flight to Montréal/Trudeau. Separation between the two aircraft was reduced to 2.5 NM and 800 ft.

July 2, 2011

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

QUE20 MEDEVAC, a Gouvernement du Québec Challenger registered C-GQBQ, was on an IFR flight from Chibougamau (CYMT) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 75 NM north of CYUL, the crew declared an emergency due to a flap problem and diverted to Québec/Jean Lesage (CYQB). The aircraft landed at Québec/Jean Lesage (CYQB) without incident at 1805Z, with emergency services waiting. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: The TSB investigation class and number were added. According to TSB report #A11Q0122: The CL60 Challenger, registration C-GQBQ, was operating as medevac flight QUE20 from CYMT Chibougamau airport to CYUL Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Int'l airport. While in cruise flight 75 NM north of CYUL, the Flaps Fail light illuminated without the crew having engaged the flaps. The crew declared an emergency, the flight was diverted to CYQB Quebec City/Jean Lesage airport and landed flapless without incident. ARFF was on standby for the landing. Maintenance interchanged the electronic control box with that of another aircraft in order to troubleshoot the failure and another control box was ordered. There were no further difficulties and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 6, 2011

Incident at BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

C-GQBQ, a Challenger operated by Service aérien gouvernemental as flight number QUE21, was on an IFR flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Bagotville (CYBG). The crew had to conduct an overshoot on landing at Bagotville due to a problem with the flaps and requested a diversion to Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB). An emergency was declared and the emergency equipment was deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at 0432Z. BTA2571, an Embraer operated by Continental Express, was delayed a few minutes because it was waiting for the runway inspection to be completed.
Update #1: The TSB investigation class and number were added. The event location was changed to Bagotville (CYBG). According to TSB report #A11Q0003: Quebec Government Air Services QUE21, a CL60 registration C-GQBQ, took off from Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport in Montreal headed for Bagotville. The aircraft pulled up at the Bagotville airport due to a 'flaps fail' indication. The crew declared an emergency and were diverted to Quebec City, where the aircraft landed without further incident. The right hand inboard flap actuator was replaced. The aircraft was returned to service. Service difficulty report (SDR) #20110106010 was submitted to Transport Canada.

May 13, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Government of Canada, Department of Defence Canadair CL60 Flight CFC3773 IFR from Vancouver (CYVR) to Ottawa (CYOW) departed runway RWY08R, and reported to Tower that they were unable to retract gear. They cancelled IFR and landed RWY08R safely at 0057z.

June 5, 2011

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Weather - visibility, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The following flights departed runway 13: N70CR CL30 RVR1400 GROUND VIS 1/8SM AT 0123; N497EC CL30 GROUND VIS 1/8 SM AT 0128Z VIR74 B744 RVR 2600 REPORTED VIS 1/4SM AT 00234Z; N855PT LJ55 RVR 1600 REPORTED VIS 1/4SM AT 0254Z; LXJ336 CL60 RVR 1600 REPORTED VIS 1/4 SM AT 0358Z.

March 11, 2010

Incident at 15 ESE SARASOTA, FL (ATS operating irregularity)

An operational error was reported when when C-GRPF, a Canadair CL60, was vectored within 400 feet vertical and 2 miles lateral separation of an obstruction at 2100 feet.*** ** *** An operational error was reported when when C-GRPF, a Canadair CL60, was vectored within 400 feet vertical and 2 miles lateral separation of an obstruction at 2100 feet.
Mise à jour #1: Le BPR a été ajouté.*** ** *** Update #1: OPI added.

January 26, 2010

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Navigation error, Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Mise à jour #1: Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Selon le rapport du BST #A10Q0010: L'Airbus A321 exploité par Air Canada sous l'indicatif ACA111 était en palier à 3000 pieds suite au décollage de la piste 24G à l'aéroport Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (CYUL) lorsqu'il a été rattrapé par un CL60 (CL604), immatriculé C-GMRL, qui avait aussi décollé de la piste 24G. L'espacement entre les deux appareils a été réduit à 2,8 miles pendant environ 10 secondes alors que 3 miles était requis.*** ** *** Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to the TSB report #A10Q0010: The Airbus A321 operated by Air Canada as flight number ACA111 was in level flight at 3 000 ft after taking off from Runway 24L at Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (CYUL) when a CL60 (CL604), registered C-GMRL that had also taken off from Runway 24L caught up to it. The separation between the two aircraft was reduced to 2.8 miles for approximately 10 seconds. A separation of three miles was required.
Une perte de séparation s'est produite entre ACA111, un Airbus 321 exploité par Air Canada, effectuant un décollage de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) et C-GMRL, un Challenger exploité par Execair qui effectuait également un décollage de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). ACA111, a effectué le décollage avec un taux de montée anormal et une mise en pallier à 3000 pieds causant une perte d'espacement à 2.8 milles nautiques pendant environ 10 secondes avec C-GMRL alors que trois milles nautiques était requis.*** ** *** There was a loss of separation between ACA111, an Airbus 321 operated by Air Canada that was taking off from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL), and C-GMRL, a Challenger operated by Execair that was also taking off from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). ACA111 took off with an abnormal climb rate and levelled off at 3 000 ft, which caused the separation from C-GMRL to be reduced to 2.8 NM for approximately 10 seconds. A separation of 3 NM is required.

June 14, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0172 - The privately-registered Omni Airways Ltd. corporate Canadair CL60 aircraft took off from Brownsville, Texas for Vancouver. When the flaps were selected up, the flap fail light illuminated. The crew checked the Quick Reference Handbook which advised that the flap selector lever was not to be operated and a flapless landing was to be accomplished. There were no other restrictions. The crew continued to Vancouver where a flapless landing was accomplished on Runway 26L with Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting standing by. The system was reset and the aircraft was returned to service.
The privately-registered Omni Airways Ltd. Canadair CL600 2816(601 3A), IFR Brownsville TX to Vancouver, inbound advised they were experiencing difficulties with their flaps. They requested emergency vehicles to be standing by. The aircraft landed without incident at 0220Z. There was no impact to operations.

February 15, 2010

Incident at Kelowna

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0050 - The Image Air Charter Canadair CL600 aircraft (C-GMGB) took off from Kelowna, BC for Toronto, ON. When the crew selected the landing gear up, the gear handle light was flashing red, the nose gear showed a green down and locked indication, and the weight on wheels input fail light illuminated. The crew climbed the aircraft to the minimum safe altitude, completed the QRH checklist for "gear up disagree", and completed a manual gear extension. They then completed the checklist for a weight on wheels input fail light. The captain took control of the aircraft and decided to divert to Abbotsford, where the aircraft landed without further difficulty. No emergency was declared but Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting was on standby for the landing.
The Image Air Charter Ltd. Canadair CL60 (C-GMGB), IFR Kelowna to Toronto, reported a landing gear issue on departure. The aircraft diverted to Abbotsford and landed safely at 0142Z.

November 1, 2010

Incident at 4536/06120 (TCAS alert, Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

UPDATE TSB: A10A0117: WJA398, a Westjet Boeing 737-700 was en route from Halifax to St. John's NL and had been cleared to FL340. TGM081, a TAG Aviation Canadair CL60, was en route from Montreal to Madrid at FL350. WJA398 climbed to FL344 before returning to FL340 during which time the flight crew received a TCAS RA. The crew of TGM081 did not receive any TCAS advisory. Separation between the aircraft eroded to 1.5 miles laterally and less that 1000 feet vertically in an area where 5 miles lateral or 1000 foot vertical are required.
WJA398, Boeing 737 7CT, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Toronto (CYYZ), was cleared to 34,000 ft. due to crossing traffic at 35,000 ft. WJA398 received a Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) resolution advisory. Radar data showed that the WJA398 actually climbed above 34,000 ft. to 34,400 ft. at a distance of 1.5 miles from the crossing traffic at 35,000 ft. before descending down to 34,000 ft. The aircraft at 35,000 ft. (TGM081, CL600) did not report any advisory.

February 13, 2009

Incident at À l'est de Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB)

Update#3: Modification of the event information. Removed "Blown tire/wheel failure" and added "Landing gear".
QUE10, un Challenger du service aérien gouvernemental du Québec, immatriculé C-FURG, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) à destination de Gaspé (CYGP). À 1610Z, pour une raison inconnue, l'équipage a déclaré une urgence et a demandé à être réacheminé vers Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB). L'aéronef a atterri à 1619Z sans encombre. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.
Mise à jour #2: Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. La catégorie "Autre incident d'exploitation" a été enlevée. Selon le rapport du BST #A09Q0024: The CL60 Challenger, registration C-FURG, operating as medivac flight QUE10 from Québec/Jean Lesage Int'l airport (CYQB) to Gaspé airport (CYGP), was on the take-off climb when the crew received a right main gear unsafe indication after gear retraction. The crew declared an emergency and returned to land runway 24 CYQB. A maintenance inspection revealed that the right gear proximity switch stuck in the gear down position giving a false gear position indication. The switch was replaced and the aircraft checked serviceable.
Mise à jour #1: Selon les responsables de l'aéroport de Québec/Jean-Lesage, l'équipage a communiqué avec le contrôleur de la tour de Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB), mentionnant qu'il revenait atterrir en raison d'un problème avec la roue de droite. L'appareil a atterri sur la piste 24 sans encombre. Le problème a été causé par un microcontact qui a mal fonctionné.

November 2, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE from RCC Victoria: Challenger CYVR (491141N 1231107W ). Vancouver Tower informed the Rescue Coordination Centre of a Challenger aircraft inbound to Vancouver with one engine shut down. The aircraft landed without further incident.
Canadian Armed Forces Flight CFC3034, a Canadair CL60 IFR Ottawa to Vancouver, declared an emergency due to an engine problem, possibly a thruster problem on the left engine which was shut down. Emergency Response Services responded and the aircraft landed without further problems at 0119Z.
UPDATE from TSB A09P0370: The Canadian Forces CL600-2B16 (Challenger 604) aircraft, military registration 144618, operating as CFC3034, was on descent into Vancouver, after a flight from Ottawa, when the crew declared an emergency due to a problem with the no. 1 engine (GE CF34-3B). The engine was shut down. The aircraft landed at Vancouver without further event, with ARFF in attendance.

August 21, 2009

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The private American-registered Flight Management LLC Canadair CL60, IFR Shenandoah IA to Victoria, elected to go around due to gusty winds. The aircraft flew the VFR circuit and landed without further incident.

July 28, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A09P0220 - The Sunwest Aviation CL60 aircraft (C-GGWH), operating as CNK800, took off from Vancouver for Calgary. Climbing through 14,000 feet the right engine (GE CF34-3B) fire warning illuminated. The crew carried out the appropriate drill and when the thrust lever was reduced to idle the warning disappeared, indicating a possible bleed air problem. The QRH checklist was completed and the engine was shut down and secured. The crew decided to return to Vancouver, where the aircraft landed without further difficulty, with Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting in attendance. Maintenance inspection found a faulty fire loop which was repaired and the aircraft was returned to service.
Sunwest Aviation Flight CNK800, a Canadair Challenger CL60, IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Calgary, reported a starboard engine fire and returning to base (RTB) CYVR. The aircraft landed safety at 0135Z.

March 7, 2008

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

QUE10, a Challenger CL60 operated by Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec (Quebec government air services) was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Sept-Îles (CYZV) to Chibougamau/Chapais (CYMT). Upon takeoff from Runway 27 at Sept-Îles, the crew turned to the left instead of executing an assigned standard instrument departure (SID). There was no loss of IFR separation. However, separation was not ensured. **** ** **** QUE10, un Challenger CL60 exploité par le Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Sept-Îles (CYZV) à destination de Chibougamau/Chapais (CYMT). Au décollage de la piste 27 à Sept-Îles, l'équipage a effectué un virage vers la gauche au lieu de suivre le départ normalisé aux instruments (SID) assigné. Il n'y a eu aucune perte d'espacement IFR mais ce dernier n'a pas été assuré.

January 18, 2008

Incident at Visalia (KVIS)

A Challenger CL60 operated by Acass Canada was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Visalia (KVIS) to Daugherty Field (KLGB). The pilot took off from the Visalia airport and entered class E controlled airspace without clearance. No conflict was reported. (AWP ROC 1/18 Kubiak). **** ** **** Un Challenger CL60 exploité par Acass Canada, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Visalia(KVIS) à destination de Daugherty Field (KLGB). Le pilote a effectué le décollage de l'aéroport de Visalia et est entré dans l'espace aérien contrôlé de classe "E" sans avoir reçu d'autorisation. Aucun conflit n'a été rapporté. (AWP ROC 1/18 Kubiak).

August 6, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0258: The corporate CL-600 aircraft took off from Vancouver for Edmonton. Shortly after take-off the hydraulic pressure caution light illuminated and the #2 hydraulic system pressure fell to zero. The crew completed the appropriate QRH checklist and returned to Vancouver, where the aircraft landed without further difficulty. A rupture was found in the #2 hydraulic line. The line was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
The pilot of the privately-registered Futura Corporation Canadair CL60, IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to CYVR, reported a hydraulic issue and returned to CYVR.

June 17, 2008

Incident at 50 NM Northeast of Vancouver

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0185: The Chartright Air Canadair CL600-2A12 aircraft took off from Vancouver for Kelowna. At about 50 NM Northeast of Vancouver the crew received a master caution light, accompanied by a channel 1 and 2 stab trim system fail, and mach trim fail messages. The crew attempted a reset IAW the AFM abnormal procedures but with no success. Due to the resulting increase in landing distance required at Kelowna, they decided to return to Vancouver. Aircraft Fire Fighting was requested to be on standby for the landing. The aircraft landed at Vancouver without further difficulty.
UPDATE from SAR; 171916Z. CHALLENGER EMERGENCY (491112N 1231110W - VANCOUVER INT'L AIRPORT). COMMERCIAL JET REPORTED CONTROLLABILITY DIFFICULTY EN ROUTE TO VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. CG HOVERCRAFT PENAC TASKED TO STANDBY. AIRCRAFT LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.
Chartright Air Inc Canadair CL60, IFR Vancouver to destination unknown 50 NE of CYVR reported stabilizers inoperable. Did not declare an emergency.

May 8, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0118: The London Air Services CL600 aircraft was en route from Toronto to Victoria, descending in the vicinity of Vancouver, when the left forward windshield outer pane cracked. The crew completed the appropriate QRH checklist and diverted to Vancouver, where the aircraft landed without further difficulty. The windshield panel was changed and the aircraft returned to service.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The outer ply on the right hand windshield of the CL60 aircraft had cracked. There was no separation of material from the aircraft.
The London Air Services Canadair CL60, IFR Toronto to Victoria, reported a cracked windshield and diverted into Vancouver.

January 25, 2008

Incident at 100 NM NW Fort Nelson (CYYE)

The pilot of Nav Canada Flight NVC1, a Canadair CL60 IFR Yellowknife(CYZF) to Whitehorse (CYXY), advised that they had a problem with the outer layer of the windshield and needed to divert from CYXY to Calgary (CYYC). Aircraft arrived CYYC without incident. No operational impact.

October 14, 2008

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Aerodrome property - death/injury)

NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC were advised by G.T.A.A. Airport Operations staff who called to report an accident involving a tow vehicle and JZA8944. The tow vehicle was reported to have bumped the aircraft and snapped the tow bar. Significant damage occurred to the aircraft's nose landing gear and one (1) crew member was injured. Passengers had not yet started to board the aircraft. Peel Regional Police attended the scene.
UPDATE from TSB Daily Notification Log 16-10-2008 Occurrence Summary A08O0288: The Air Canada Jazz CL60, operating as Jazz 8944, was parked at the gate in Toronto preparing for a departure to Moncton. During boarding, after two passengers had taken their seats, the aircraft received a sudden and heavy jolt. The flight attendant was thrown against the wall and received minor injuries. The captain exited the aircraft and discovered damage to the tow bar, nose gear, tires, and passenger door, caused by the Aircraft Tug.

September 2, 2008

Incident at 30 South of Greenwood (YZX)

CL60, Bombardier enroute Teterboro (KTEB) to St. John's (CYYT) advised of slight mechanical problem and request re-route to Hartford (KHFD). Nil TSB

November 19, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The Execaire, A Division of I.M.P. Group Ltd. Canadair CL60, IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Toronto (CYYZ), reported a gear problem on departure and asked to return to CYVR. At 2250Z the pilot advised the issue was solved and proceeded as filed to CYYZ.

November 4, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Conflict - potential, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: No further action required.
Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA8051, a Dehavilland DH8A IFR Vancouver to Victoria, leaving Apron 6 at Taxiway E was cleared to taxi to position for Runway 26L and also issued a change to his SID heading. The pilot reported that he had traffic on approach to Runway 26L in sight (a privately-registered Bank of Nova Scotia Canadair CL60 IFR Toronto to Vancouver), acknowledged the heading change, and reported he was electing not to taxi to position. The controller instructed JZA8051 to hold short of Runway 26L.
UPDATE/ add info TSB: A07P0373: The Canadair CL-600 aircraft was on approach to runway 26L at Vancouver International and cleared to land by the tower controller. At the same time, the Air Canada Regional (Jazz) DHC-8 aircraft (JZA8051) was taxiing out for runway 26L for a flight to Victoria. When JZA8051 checked in on the tower frequency, a loss of separation occurred when the tower controller cleared JZA8051 to position on runway 26L with Canadair on final approach. The DHC-8 pilots observed Canadair on short final and advised the tower controller that they would hold short. There was no runway incursion. Navcanada will conduct a level 2 OSI and provide the results to the TSB.

April 17, 2007

Incident at 6 E LOS ANGELES, CA (Other operational incident, Conflict - loss of separation)

A Canadian-registered corporate Canadair CL60 failed to fly the assigned heading in a timely manner conflicting with SkyWest Flight SKW649, a Canadair CRJ2, at 2,500 feet 6 E of Los Angeles, CA. Closest proximity 0 vertical, 1.24 miles lateral.

April 28, 2007

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

A CL60 was on an IFR flight plan from Saint John (CYSJ) to Montreal (CYUL). The aircraft was cleared (in part) via Saint John THREE DEP. This SID is climb runway heading for vectors on Runway 05. After departure the aircraft turned left before contacting ATC, thereby deviating from ATC clearance. The pilot acknowledged receipt of the SID.

March 10, 2007

Incident at STEPHENVILLE NL (CYJT)

A CL60 N289K enroute from Cleveland (KCGF) to Stephenville (CYJT) was forced to divert to Gander (CYQX) due to the failure of the fuel pump on the Aviation Fuel Truck in Stephenville. Nil TSB

February 6, 2007

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

UPDATE TSB: A07A0017: The Comair Canadair CL60 Regional Jet, operating as, COM331, was approx. 100NM Northwest of Halifax Intl. when the crew contacted Moncton ACC and declared an emergency. The crew requested that AFF be on standby at Halifax due to the aircraft flaps being stuck at the zero (0) position. Halifax airport was notified and the aircraft landed safely at 1844 UTC.
COM331, RJ100, enroute from Boston (KBOS) to Halifax (CYHZ), at 30 nautical miles southwest of Saint John contacted the Moncton ACC and declared an emergency. The flaps were stuck in the zero position and they requested CFR on standby at Halifax. Halifax airport was notified. The aircraft landed safely at 18:44Z. TSB Case Closed

January 29, 2007

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

N331TH, CL60, enroute from Gander CYQX to Zurich (LSZH), at 03:30Z, aborted take-off from Gander due to an external door warning. Nil TSB.

July 11, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: No further action required as NAVCANADA has an acceptable corrective action plan.
Morningstar Air Flight MAL604 a Canadiar CL60 failed to observe VNAP A on departure from Vancouver, which resulted in an excessively fast ground speed immediately after take off (following Air Canada Regional Flight JZA8225 a Canadair CRJ1). MAL604 had not input the correct SSR code as issued by clearance delivery, which prevented the departure controller from noting the ground speed until the controller issued the proper code. Corrective action was taken; however, the two aircraft came to within approximately 2NM and 700 ft.
UPDATE: Change OPI to ANS & Airspace.

April 7, 2006

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

C-GYPS a privately-registered Piper P28A called ready for takeoff at Victoria . He was told to hold short of the active for Nav Canada Flight NVC2 a Canadair CL60 doing a low approach to flight check the ILS. C-GYPS acknowledged the instruction, and was then observed to have taxied onto Runway 09 without a clearance. No operational effect to NVC2.
UPDATE from General Aviation: The pilot is out of Canada for an extended period with no estimate when he will return. No further action at this time.

February 24, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Canadian Armed Forces Flight CFC3084 a Canadair CL60 departed Comox and circled northwest of Comox attempting to resolve a gear problem. The aircraft diverted to Vancouver International requesting emergency services to standby. The gear was manually extended and the aircraft landed safely.

February 18, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
The pilot of Nav Canada Flight NVC1 a Canadair CL60 advised of a possible bird strike while doing a flight check ILS Vancouver Runway 26L. The aircraft completed the flight check and landed without incident. At 2340Z the tower advised flight check on Runway 26R cancelled due to unavailability of the aircraft. The aircraft was damaged due to an eagle bird strike.

May 19, 2006

Incident at VOR YOW FL200 (Conflict - loss of separation)

Conflict occurred when SL211, a BAE Jetstream 31, was level at FL200 and crossed the path of CHAL01, Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, Canadair CL60, that was climbing to FL190. CHAL01 was observed at FL193, 2.5 nm behind SL211. The flights were in the opposite direction. SL211 was flying from CYSC to CYYZ. CHAL01 was flying from CYOW to CYYT. (Une alerte de conflit est survenue lorsque SL211 au FL200 a croisé CHAL01 qui était en monté pour le FL190. Ce dernier a été observé au FL193 à 2.5 nm derrière SL211 en direction opposée.)

February 13, 2006

Incident at 55N 35W

N127SR a CL60 enroute from Goose Bay to Berlin reported Moderate/Severe turbulence at FL380 and requested FL280. Pilot reported in descent before ATC clearance could be issued. Pilot reported out of FL342 when clearance issued to maintain FL330. No traffic. Pilot advised that an offset of 5nm north was achieved before descent.

February 6, 2006

Incident at Vicinity of Charlo

QUE11 CL60 Medevac was cleared from Bonaventure (CYVB) to Québec (CYQB) with a clearance to maintain 12,000 feet. On initial radar identification the aircraft was observed climbing through 12,300 feet. A review of audio recordings confirmed the pilot had received and read back the initial altitude clearance as 12,000 correctly. Nil TSB

May 25, 2005

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

The MEDEVAC flight QUE14, inbound from Puvirnituq (CYPX), had to lower its landing gear manually upon arrival at Montréal (CYUL), and requested to have equipment at the airport. It landed safely at 0647Z on Runway 06L. There was no impact.
Mise à jour #1: Ajout du numéro et de la classe d'enquête du BST. Ajout de l'immatriculation de l'aéronef. Selon le rapport du BST no: A05Q0082. En approche pour l'aéroport de Pierre Elliot Trudeau, le voyant vert pour le train d'atterrissage avant du Bombardier Challenger CL60 immatriculé C-FURG ne s'est pas allumé. Le voyant rouge indiquant ""portes du train avant"" ouvertes était allumé. L'équipage a effectué la liste de vérification ""Gear Disagree"" et a obtenu une indication correcte des voyants confirmant toutes les roues baissées et verrouillées. L'équipement d'urgence a été requis. L'avion a atterri sans aucun problème. Au sol, aucune anomalie opérationnelle n'était détectable. Cependant, l'enveloppe de protection du contact de proximité était déchirée et peut avoir affecté l'opération en vol. L'extension de l'oléo a également été trouvé à la norme minimale et la pression a été ajustée près de la norme maximale. L'appareil a été remis en service sans autre difficulté.According to the TSB report A05Q0082: While on approach to the Pierre Elliot Trudeau airport, the green light for the front landing gear on the Bombardier Challenger CL60 registered C-FURG did not go on. The red light indicating "front landing gear doors" open was lit. The crew performed the "gear disagree" checklist and got a correct indication, confirming that all the wheels were lowered and locked. Emergency equipment was required. The aircraft landed without incident. Once on the ground, no operational anomaly was found. However, the proximity contact switch's protective casing was damaged and may have affected in-flight operations. The oleo extension was also found to be at the minimum standard and the pressure was adjusted to near the maximum standard. The aircraft was returned to service without further incident.

December 28, 2005

Incident at SARNIA (CHRIS HADFIELD) ON (CYZR)

The Canadair CL60 registered to 4KS Aviation III INC (4835 Lyndon B Johnson FWY, Dallas Texas), was cleared for an approach to Sarnia (Chris Hadfield) (CYZR) airport to descend at pilots discretion. The aircraft was observed to descend below the minimum safe altitude of 3000 feet ASL. The controller issued a safety alert to climb to 3000 feet ASL. The pilot responded by canceling IFR and preceded VFR. The aircraft at the time of the safety alert was observed to have descended as low as 1500 feet ASL.

November 15, 2005

Incident at 60 north west of Ottawa

While on approach to Ottawa (CYOW), C-GIOH (CL60) owned by Imperial Oil Ltd. reported a landing gear problem. The pilot did not declare an emerency nor requested a priority. C-GIOH landed safely on runway 07 at 0454z. Nil ops impact.

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