July 14, 2009

Incident at CNB9 (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - other)

The American, corporately-registered Maule M-7-260 aircraft (N309MA) was concluding a VFR flight from [origin not reported] to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). NAV CANADA staff at London F.I.C. reported that the aircraft arrived on a transborder flight without an active VFR flight plan. Ops. impact -- unknown.

May 19, 2009

Incident at 15NM north of Peterborough (TCAS alert)

The Air Canada Boeing 767-300 series aircraft (operating as flight ACA613) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Halifax (Stanfield) International Airport (CYHZ) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC-12/45 aircraft (C-FMPB) was on an IFR flight from Orillia-Barrie (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). ACA613 was descending into Toronto, cleared to maintain FL200. C-FMPB was climbing and cleared to maintain FL190. ACA613 was level at FL200 with C-FMPB still in the climb when the flight crew of ACA613 reported a TCAS RA. Traffic information had been passed to the aircraft. Ops. impact -- none.

April 17, 2009

Incident at CNB9

It was reported to the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport Assistant Airport Manager by a witness that the privately-registered, amateur-built Vans RV-6A aircraft landed at the Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe) Regional Airport (CNB9) at 9:05p.m. local time (on 2009-04-16) when the runway lights off (and had not been activated by the pilot). During a runway check the following morning (2009-04-17), a damaged runway light was discovered. The aircraft was then checked and it was found to have damage (paint scrapes, scratches and indentations) to the wing consistent with the damaged runway light. The owner/pilot was not aware of having hit anything until he saw the damage to the aircraft. The owner/pilot later departed in the damaged aircraft to return to his home airport. Ops. impact -- unknown.

January 26, 2009

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

The privately-operated 1174578 Ontario Inc. Piper PA-46-350P Malibu aircraft (C-GLMO) was concluding a VFR flight from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) to Windsor International Airport (CYQG). After landing, the pilot reported a flat tire. Ops. impact -- none.

September 17, 2008

Incident at CNB9 (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The American, government (state)-registered Eagle County Sheriff's Office Piper PA-31-325 aircraft was on a VFR flight from Minneapolis (Flying Cloud) Airport, MN (U.S.A.) (KFCM) to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). The aircraft was flown on a transborder flight and landed in Canada without a VFR flight plan. Washington HUB (Lockheed Martin) staff advised that a flight plan was filed but that it was never activated. Ops. impact -- unknown.

September 8, 2008

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

The privately registered Piper PA46 was on a VFR flight from Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (CNB9) to Windsor (CYQG). At 2025z the Piper reported a stuck throttle to London FIC (Stuck at 35 inch manifold pressure). London FIC coordinated with aircraft's maintenance for assistance. ACC provided flight following. RCC advised and tasked an aircraft that was in the area. Aircraft landed Windsor safely at 2115z. No emergency declared. Update from Trenton JRCC A3 - 082027Z. A Piper PA46 in Distress (433619N 0814665W - 95 north east of WINSOR). R324 conducting a visual search over Lake Ontario south of Toronto overheard a PA 46 having engine difficulty. R324 re-tasked to monitor and follow the aircraft into Windsor where he landed WFI. No further action required, case closed. HERC 324 424 - 0.9 [T2008-02398] Update from the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. The initial information was that the cooling shroud for a vacuum pump, although not loose to the touch, was able to rotate with a light to moderate push. This rotation allowed the air inlet duct and clamp to contact the linkage on the controller. If the shroud rotation occurred during full power, it could trap the linkage in this position. A Service Difficulty Report has been filed.

July 17, 2008

Accident at CNB9

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A08O0179]: The twin engine Beech 58 Baron touched down at the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport with the landing gear retracted. The aircraft was being utilized for single-engine flight training. On the third single-engine approach, engine power on the operating engine remained above idle until immediately before touchdown. Both the student and the instructor missed the fact that the landing gear had not been selected down during the approach to the runway. The landing gear warning horn did not sound until the engine power lever was brought all the way back to idle just before touchdown. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the propellers, engines, flaps and belly. There were no injuries.
The Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology Beech 58 Baron aircraft was concluding a VFR flight from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ) to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). NAV CANADA staff at London F.I.C. received a report that an aircraft had landed on runway 28 at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport with the landing gear retracted. The two (2) persons on board were not injured. Ops. impact -- unknown.

July 6, 2008

Accident at CNB9

The privately-registered, amateur-built Van's RV-3B aircraft was on a local VFR flight from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC received a report from the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) of a fatality resulting from an aircraft accident on the airport. Further details of the flight are unknown at this time. T.S.B. staff have deployed to the scene. The Class of Investigation has been set as Class 3. A Minister's Observer will be appointed.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from J.R.C.C. Trenton staff [2008/07/08]: Toronto ACC staff reported a crash at Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport. The aircraft crashed on the airport and no response was required from J.R.C.C. Trenton. The lone occupant was deceased. Case closed.

June 12, 2008

Incident at CNB9 (Incursion - runway - animal)

During the 7:00 AM (June 12, 2008) runway inspection of runway 28/10 it was found that two runway lights had been hit/missing approximately 800-1000 feet from threshold of 28. There were three skid marks off the side of the runway and about 400 feet later three skid marks back on the runway. There were a few pieces of broken fairing-like material found in the area. Pictures of runway excursion were taken. The prior inspection of the runway was completed at 9:00 PM June 11, 2008 with all runway lights functioning. During a walk around of local aircraft an amateur built aircraft was found with slight damage. The owner of the aircraft was contacted. The occurrence happened between 10:00 - 1030 PM during landing. The pilot stated that he landed successfully and then felt he contacted a small object (animal?) and the airplane veered left causing the aircraft to leave the asphalt runway surface and contacting a runway light. Upon regaining directional control he steered the aircraft back towards the runway surface and contacted a second runway light. The pilot then returned to his normal tie-down location on the South Apron and inspected his aircraft but no damaged was noticed at the time. The next morning a blood smear was noticed on the cowling.

May 30, 2008

Incident at 50NM west of Goderich (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

The American, corporately-registered Aviation Inc. British Aerospace BAE 125 Series 800A aircraft was on an IFR flight from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) to Grand Rapids (Gerald R. Ford) International Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KGRR). The flight crew were cleared to FL240 but read back FL250 and the Controller did not correct it. The aircraft was observed climbing through FL240 and the flight crew were queried before the aircraft descended back down to FL240. Ops. impact -- no other aircraft involved.

February 23, 2008

Accident at CNB9 (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2008/02/27]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) advised that the aircraft owner had been called and reminded to record this occurrence in the aircraft's Journey Log book and ensure that an abnormal occurrence inspection was completed by an appropriately-licenced AME.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A08O0046]: The pilot of the Piper PA-32-300 aircraft was practicing a short field landing at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport when the aircraft's main wheels contacted a snow bank at the threshold of runway 28. There was substantial damage to the landing gear and propeller. There were no injuries.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from J.R.C.C. Trenton [2008/02/25]: The Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) reported that a Piper PA-32 aircraft landed short at Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe) Regional Airport (CNB9). The aircraft came to rest on the button of the runway with only minor damage. Local police and fire responded. There was no apparent injury to the lone pilot. No assistance required from J.R.C.C. Trenton staff. Case closed.
The privately-owned Piper PA-32-300 aircraft was concluding a VFR flight from [origin unknown] to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe) Regional Airport (CNB9). NAV CANADA staff at London F.I.C. were advised that the aircraft made a hard landing and was disabled on the runway. No reported injuries. Ops. impact -- unknown.

December 14, 2007

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Province of Ontario, The Solicitor General (Ontario Provincial Police) Pilatus PC-12/45 aircraft was on an IFR flight from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). The pilot was cleared to descend to 3,100 feet and the pilot read back the correct altitude. However, the aircraft was observed on radar at 2,600 feet. The controller advised the pilot and the aircraft climbed back up to 3,100 feet. Ops. impact -- none (no other aircraft affected).

October 20, 2007

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Aviation Enforcement [2007/12/13]: Aviation Enforcement staff investigated this occurrence and concluded that the pilot had an alternator failure resulting in the aircraft's fuel tanks indicating low fuel. The pilot diverted the aircraft to Muskoka Airport (CYQA) due to the low fuel indication and, although the pilot did make the mandatory frequency (MF) calls inbound, F.S.S. staff were unable to hear them. Aviation Enforcement staff determined that the pilot landed the aircraft at Muskoka Airport out of necessity and therefore no violation of the CARs occurred in this case. Case closed.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from General Aviation [2007/11/26]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with both the pilot and the C.F.I. about this occurrence. The CASI was advised that the ATPL-rated pilot had rented the aircraft from Future Air for a sightseeing flight with passengers out of Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). The aircraft was east of the Honey Harbour area, approximately 15NM west of Muskoka, when the pilot noticed that the aircraft's fuel gauges were reading low and decreasing rapidly. The pilot decided to divert to Muskoka Airport (CYQA). He tried to contact Timmins Radio on both frequencies 122.3MHz and 126.7MHz but was unsuccessful in doing so. As his passengers were becoming increasingly nervous and he wasn't sure what was happening, the pilot opted to enter the control zone and proceeded to broadcast all the appropriate calls. When he was on final, the radio lights flickered and then went out. At this point, the pilot realised that he had an electrical problem and continued to land. Upon taxiing in, he noticed that the alternator circuit breaker had popped, so he re-set it successfully. He shut down and called Future Air. He got the aircraft started (about 20 minutes later) and departed without a problem, returning to Lake Simcoe Airport. The CASI interviewed the pilot and the mandatory procedures for an uncontrolled aerodrome were reviewed. No further action required.
The Midland Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 172M aircraft was on a VFR flight from [origin unknown] to Muskoka Airport (CYQA). ST22 at Muskoka Airport called to see if Timmins F.S.S. staff were talking to the pilot of the Cessna 172M aircraft. ST22 said they had landed without making any calls. ST22 spoke to the pilot who said they had tried to broadcast but they were having alternator problems. The aircraft departed about 20 minutes later without a problem. Ops. impact -- unknown.

September 1, 2007

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA)

The privately-registered Cessna C-150F aircraft was concluding a VFR flight from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) to Muskoka Airport (CYQA). The pilot reported that a birdstrike occurred just prior to landing at Muskoka Airport. The aircraft landed without incident and the pilot reported that there was no damage to side of aircraft. Ops. impact -- unknown.

June 30, 2007

Incident at CNB9 (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - other)

The American, corporately-registered RPKJ LLC Cessna C-185 aircraft was on a [type of flight not reported] flight from Marine City Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (76G) to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). The aircraft landed without a transborder flight plan. Ops. impact -- unknown.

May 7, 2007

Incident at CNB9 (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - other)

The 846231 Ontario Limited - Rama Marine Piper PA-30 aircraft was on a VFR flight from White Plain (Westchester County) Airport, NY (U.S.A.) (KHPN) to Orillia-Barrie (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). The aircraft arrived from the U.S. without a flight plan in the system. Ops. impact -- alerting service was not provided.

March 14, 2007

Incident at SAULT STE. MARIE ON (CYAM)

The privately-registered Piper PA-18-150 aircraft was on a VFR flight from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) to Chapleau Airport (CYLD). The aircraft was approximately 15NM east-northeast of Sault Ste. Marie when the pilot set the aircraft's transponder to squawk code 7600 (indicating a communications failure). The aircraft landed at Sault Ste. Marie Airport (CYAM) at 2137Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

February 21, 2007

Incident at CNB9

The Terraquest Ltd. Cessna C-206 aircraft (C-GGLS) was departing on a VFR flight from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) to [destination unknown]. The pilot contacted the Shift Manager 24 hours later to report that the aircraft had suffered a power loss after take-off. The pilot declared a MAYDAY and landed without incident. Ops. impact -- unknown.

January 16, 2007

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Skylink Express Inc. Beech B-1900C aircraft (C-GSKU, operating as SKK726) was departing on an IFR flight from Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport (CYHM) to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). The flight crew aborted the take-off when the aircraft was approximately 1,500 feet down the runway after observing an incorrect power reading on the starboard engine. The aircraft returned to the ramp. Ops. impact -- unknown.

September 26, 2006

Accident at CNB9

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A06O0255): The Cessna 172M airplane, registration C-GGUJ, operated by Midland Flight Centre and flown by a private rental pilot, is reported to have bounced and porpoised through 2-3 oscillations on landing. Subsequent inspection revealed damage to the firewall, the tail tiedown and the nose wheel tire. There was no propeller damage and the ELT did not activate.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from General Aviation [2006/10/16]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI learned that the accident occurred when a rental pilot flying a C-172 (C-GGUJ) came in to land at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (CNB9) after a local flight. According to both the Chief Flight Instructor and the Instructor who authorized the flight, the occurrence flight took place in good VFR weather (with a forecast for continued good weather) and the pilot was current as per the rental company's currency policy (30 days). The rental pilot was familiar with the aircraft and the airport. He was dispatched according to the rental company's operational control procedures. After an hour-long local flight, the aircraft returned to the airport where the wind had picked up and was gusting but was still within the limits of the aircraft. During the approach to land on runway 28, the aircraft touched down flat and started to porpoise. It was controlled and the aircraft came to a full stop. After the aircraft had been taxied in and shut down, the rental pilot inspected the aircraft and noticed some damage to the front tire. The pilot immediately notified the authorizing instructor and the aircraft was snagged at this time. Upon further inspection by the PRM and the Mechanic, it was determined that more damage than was initially visible had been sustained. After speaking with the authorizing instructor, it seemed that all proper operational control procedures were followed. The instructor was insistent that the change in the winds was not forecast. The authorizing instructor dispatched the airplane properly and the follow-up procedures were in accordance with the CARs. The CASI and the C.F.I. discussed all of the elements involved, especially operational control. I have further assurance from the C.F.I. that the weather requirements and rental pilot currency policy are reviewed to ensure that this is an isolated incident. The rental pilot was properly de-briefed as to how to properly recover from a bad approach to landing (including overshoot procedures).

February 9, 2006

Incident at CNB9

J.R.C.C. Trenton staff were advised by the flight crew of TIGER305 (a Hercules aircraft) that they had picked up an ELT signal while airborne and, combined with SARSAT hits, was tasked to home to source . The signal was finally tracked by RESCUE305 to a light aircraft (C-FCEC) at the Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). Time -- RESCUE305 - 2.0 hours.

December 8, 2005

Accident at CNB9

UPDATE Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A05O0271): The Cessna 172M aircraft, registration C-GCMQ, with 2 pilots (instructor providing training for night rating) on board was on the downwind leg ready to turn base leg when a goose was struck. The goose came through the windshield and struck the instructor pilot (seated in right seat) in the face. The instructor was able to land the aircraft without further incident. The instructor was taken by ambulance to the hospital. The pilot seated in the left seat received a minor injury. The aircraft nose cowling and windshield were damaged.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from General Aviation [2005/12/19]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) advised that a licenced private pilot was receiving freelance instruction towards a night rating at the time of the bird strike.
The privately-registered Borden Flying Club Cessna C-172M aircraft (C-GCMQ) was in the downwind circuit at the Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) when a bird shattered the windshield and hit the pilot in the head. The pilot and student landed the aircraft safely and pilot was taken to hospital with face lacerations. Feathers were found on the cowling. Incident reported to T.S.B.

November 25, 2005

Incident at 10NM west of Ottawa (Carp) Airport

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2005/11/30]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) received a preliminary SDR which begins the investigation as to the cause of this engine shutdown. The autofeather system was armed for take-off. Shortly after take-off, the pilot disarmed the autofeather system. The aircraft continued to climb out. The pilot noticed propeller RPM slowly dropping off (such as propellers out of sync). The pilot advanced the power lever for the #1 engine (left). There was no noticeable change to engine output. The pilot proceeded to feather the propeller and shut down the engine. ATC was contacted. The aircraft returned to point of departure without incident. Maintenance staff are currently investigating the issue. More information to follow.
The Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc. Piper PA-42-720 aircraft (C-GZRP) was on an IFR flight from Ottawa (Carp) Airport (CYRP) to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe) Regional Airport (CNB9). The flight crew reported losing an engine when the aircraft was about 10NM west of Carp and requested to return to Ottawa (Carp) Airport. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident at 1328Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

November 4, 2005

Incident at northwest of Hamilton (ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Aviation Enforcement [2007/04/05]: Aviation Enforcement staff have reviewed this occurrence.
The Air Georgian Limited Beech 1900D aircraft (C-GKGA, operating as GGN734) had just departed on an IFR cargo flight from Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport (CYHM) to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). After take-off (when the aircraft was northwest of Hamilton), the controller trainee issued a climb to 6,000 feet to the flight crew but did not get a readback. When GGN734 was observed climbing through 6,300 feet, they were advised to descend back to 6,000 feet and contact the next Specialty Controller on frequency 135.62MHz. The aircraft went through the cleared altitude of 6,000 feet with the intent of climbing to 9,000 feet and thus violated the Hamilton Sector airspace. There was no loss of separation but safety was not assured.

September 28, 2005

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2005/09/30]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) contacted the operator's Quality Assurance staff for more information on this occurrence. The CASI was advised that a bird strike did occur and an inspection was carried out as per CRJ 700 AMM05-51-25, reference Journey Log P2 page #472112.
The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership Bombardier Regional Jet aircraft (C-FUJZ, operating as JZA8483) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). The aircraft was on approach for landing on runway 25 when a snipe struck the left side of the aircraft's nose. There was no reported damage to the aircraft. Ops. impact -- a subsequent arrival (C-FOPD, PC-12/45, IFR from CNB9 to CYQT) diverted to land on runway 30 while the remains of the snipe were recovered.

September 12, 2005

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The Canadian Flyers International Inc. Cessna C-172R aircraft (C-GHTN) was departing on a VFR flight from Muskoka Airport (CYQA) to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). The aircraft had begun the take-off roll on runway 36 when the pilot had to expedite the rotation to avoid a deer that had run onto the runway. The aircraft took off without incident.

August 27, 2005

Incident at en-route between Goderich and Wingham

The Island Air Flight School and Charters Inc. Cessna C-172N aircraft (C-GKWM) was rented by a licenced pilot for a VFR flight from Toronto (City Centre) Airport (CYTZ) to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) to Goderich Airport (CYGD) and then back to Toronto (City Centre) Airport (CYTZ). The aircraft was on the second leg of the planned flight when the pilot encountered deteriorating weather (lowering ceilings and decreasing visiblity). The pilot ultimately performed a precautionary landing in a farmer's soybean field near Wingham Airport (CPR7). No damage to the aircraft.

August 24, 2005

Incident at 35NM west of Midland (ELT)

NAV CANADA staff at London F.I.C. were advised by the pilot of an Ontario Provincial Police Aerospatiale AS-355F2 helicopter (C-FOPP) on a VFR flight from Markdale (Centre Grey General Hospital) heliport (CPD9) to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) of a weak ELT signal heard for five (5) minutes. J.R.C.C. Trenton staff advised.

August 15, 2005

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Conflict - loss of separation)

The Kalitta Flying Services LJ25, operated as KFS33 was cleared to FL170. Traffic information as to position and altitude was bassed to both the Government of Canada's Beech C90A, operated as TGO984 and KFS3. The controller observed the KFS33/LJ25 to descend below FL170 and confirmed the altitude with the pilot. The aircraft imediately climbed to assigned altitude. The aircraft came within approximately 2 miles horizontally and 400 feet vertically. >KFS33 was enroute from KYIP to CNB9(Barrie-Orillia/Lake Simcoe Regional). >TGO984 was enroute from CYHM (Hamilton) to CYYB(North Bay).

July 9, 2005

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD) (ATS operating irregularity)

The Province of Ontario The Solicitor General Pilatus PC-12/45 aircraft (C-FOPD) was departing on an IFR flight from Dryden Regional Airport (CYHD) to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). The aircraft departed at 1417Z, en-route to CNB9 and cleared to 5,000 feet, requesting FL250. At 1421Z, the flight crew reported on frequency climbing out of 5,600 feet. The Winnipeg ACC controller then radar identified the aircraft and confirmed the aircraft had been cleared to 5,000 feet. The flight crew (now at 5,800 feet) confirmed that they had been cleared to 5,000 feet and advised that they were in the decent. The Winnipeg ACC controller then cleared the aircraft to FL250. There were no conflicting aircraft in the vicinity.

March 27, 2005

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA)

The privately-registered Lake Amphibian 250 aircraft (C-GFQK) was on a VFR flight from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) to Muskoka Airport (CYQA). The pilot reported that the landing gear indicator light was not coming on. A visual check by ground observers confirmed that the landing gear appeared to be fully extended. No emergency equipment was requested. The aircraft landed without further incident at 1719Z.

November 25, 2004

Incident at KINGSTON ON (CYGK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The Air Bravo Corp. Rockwell Commander 700 (C-GVWX, operating as AB702) was departing on a medevac flight from Kingston Airport (CYGK) to Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). At rotation, the flight crew noticed a bad vibration develop and the aircraft pulled to the left. Suspecting that the left main landing gear tire had gone flat, the flight crew circled the airport to permit F.S.S. staff to observe the landing gear. Everything appeared normal so the flight crew elected to land at Kingston Airport. The aircraft landed on runway 01 without incident. The runway was closed for 70 minutes while the aircraft was jacked up onto a dolly and removed from the runway. The operator flew down in another company aircraft with a spare tire, inner tube and wheel assembly, changed the flat tire and subsequently departed. However, a SDR will be filed on this particular tire as the belts had let loose on the sidewall. This tire had only about 100 hours on it since it had been installed and is the third similar failure that this operator has experienced with this brand of tire over the past month or so. Ops. impact -- one (1) arriving aircraft diverted to another runway.

September 10, 2004

Incident at vicinity of Toronto

Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A04O0248): The British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3112 airplane, registration C-GEMQ, operated by Advanced Air Ambulance, experienced a power loss in the number two engine (Garrett TPE331-10UGR) in level flight at 6,000 feet shortly after departing Toronto (City Centre) Airport (CYTZ) on an IFR flight to Barrie-Orillia/Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (CNB9). The torque decayed from 60% to 30% with accompanying EGT decay over a period of about 15 seconds. Flight conditions were between layers, OAT +13 degrees C, no visible ice, ignition on. The engine recovered to set power about a minute later. There were three further similar decay-recovery cycles with torque decaying to 10%. The crew declared an emergency and diverted to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) where they landed without further incident. Troubleshooting found no specific fault, but an intermittent signal conditoning unit in the wing root is suspect. The aircraft has been returned to service and has since flown several flights without recurrence.
C-GEMQ departed Toronto City Centre and lost an engine. Aircraft declared an emergency and elected to land at Toronto LBP. Aircraft landed 33R without incident.

July 3, 2004

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

The Canadian Flyers International Inc. Cessna 172M aircraft (C-GHZK) was on a VFR flight from Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (CNB9) to Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). The pilot reported over Newmarket with a rough-running engine. The Markham Fire Department was called and the aircraft landed without further incident.

May 6, 2004

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Georgian Express Ltd. Cessna C-208B Caravan aircraft was departing on a VFR flight from Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport (CYHM) to Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (CNB9). The take-off was rejected due to a door warning indication. Ops. impact -- unknown.

August 18, 2003

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

C-GMWI (Cessna 172) called for clearence into the Buttonville control zone for arrival at the airport. The aircraft experienced a ""stuck mike"" resulting in the need of a green light for landing clearance. The origin of the flight was Lake Simcoe Regional airport (CNB9)

November 21, 2002

Incident at MIDLAND / HURONIA ON (CYEE)

The Brock Air Service Ltd. Cessna 421 aircraft (C-GJGJ, operating as BRD911) was on an IFR flight from Toronto (City Centre) Airport (CYTZ) to Midland (Huronia) Airport (CYEE). The pilot of BRD911 advised ATC of a ""near miss"" on his approach into the Midland (Huronia) Aiport. The pilot reported that they sighted a twin engine aircraft within one-half (½) of a mile in IFR conditions. The pilot suspected traffic may have departed Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) into IFR conditions as similar situations had previously occurred). An initial investigation discovered that there was no known traffic in vicnity of Midland (Huronia) Airport when BRD911 was issued the approach clearance. However, an Enterprise Air Inc. Douglas DC-3 aircraft (C-FOOW) departed Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) for Port Huron (St. Clair County) Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KPHN) and called the Sector Controller shortly after BRD911 departed the frequency and descended below radar coverage. C-FOOW had departed Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport and was requesting IFR clearance which was withheld due to the proximity to BRD911. The flight crew of C-FOOW did not observe any traffic. The pilot of BRD911 was queried on departure from Midland (Huronia) Airport and indicated that the observed traffic was definitely not a DC-3. The aircraft they had observed was smaller and had tip tanks. Radar Data Analysis data showed only C-FOOW in the vicinity at low altitude within 30 minutes before/after the reported time (coverage approximately 3,000 feet). Ops. impact -- unknown.

November 2, 2002

Incident at CNB9

The Ministry of the Solicitor General aircraft (C-FOPD) was departing on an IFR flight from the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (CNB9) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). During the take-off roll, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled yaw (due to slippery runway conditions) and struck a runway edge light. The runway edge light broke off, flew up and hit part of the aircraft's tail empennage, resulting in minor damage. Ops. impact -- unknown.

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

The Primac Air Courier Cessna 208 aircraft (C-GIKN) was on an IFR flight from Sault Ste. Marie Airport (CYAM) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). The Ministry of the Solicitor General Pilatus PC-12 aircraft (C-FOPD) was departing on an IFR flight from Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT) to Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (CNB9). C-GIKN was inbound and the pilot received a clearance to descend to 4,400 feet, estimated to arrive at 1155Z. The flight crew of C-FOPD were cleared to depart and initially maintain 3,400 feet. Once C-FOPD was radar identified with sufficient radar separation (five (5) miles), the aircraft was cleared to maintain FL250. However, radar separation began to deteriorate at 11:51:48Z to 3.52 miles and was re-established to the required separation standard of five (5) miles at 11:53:44Z. Ops. impact -- unknown. The 1100Z weather at Thunder Bay Airport was: ceiling broken at 2,600 feet AGL with visibility 15 SM in light snow. The 1200Z weather observation at Thunder Bay Airport was: few clouds at 2,600 feet; visibility of 15 SM.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A02C0239): The PRIMAC AIR Cessna Caravan C-GIKN was inbound to Thunder Bay (estimating at 0655 EST) from Sault Ste. Marie and was cleared to descend to 4,400 feet. The ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE Pilatus PC-12 C-FOPD departed Thunder Bay at 0651 EST for Lake Simcoe Regional Airport. On initial contact (0651 EST) with air traffic control, C-FOPD was cleared to maintain 3,400 feet. C-FOPD was subsequently radar identified and, as the required separation (between C-FOPD and C-GIKN) of 5 NM existed, C-FOPD was further cleared to maintain FL250. During the climb, separation between the two aircraft decreased to 3.4 nautical miles. It was reported that the En-route Controller momentarily confused the terminal separation requirement of 3 NM with the en-route requirement of 5 NM.

September 7, 2002

Incident at PETERBOROUGH ON (CYPQ)

Pilot declared emergency due to fuel problem, unable to maintain altitude. Landed safely at Peterborough (CYPQ) at 1555Z. Flight was from Lake Simcoe Regional (CNB9) to Smith Falls-Montague (Russ Beach -CYSH)

June 23, 2002

Incident at CNE2

N8598F flight planned from Hamilton (CYHM) to Simcoe Regional (CNB9) with an ETA of 1851z failed to arrive. Aircraft was deemed overdue and eventually located at Orillia. Pilot failed to close VFR flight plan and landed on a runway that was notamed closed. See also CADORS 2002O0734.

April 16, 2002

Incident at BURLINGTON EXECUTIVE ON (CZBA) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

PSC277 was filed IFR from Burlington (CZBA) to Barrie (CNB9) at 13,000 feet. PSC277 departed CZBA VFR at 2140Z and proceeded to climb VFR Northeast through the departure path of Air Canada Regional flight 7970 (JZA7970). The flights came within 2NM laterally at 5500 feet. PSC277 then called TCU and was issued an IFR clearance to CNB9. Spoke to pilot and advised of procedures in Toronto area and to review CFS, etc. prior to departure. The pilot appeared completely unfamiliar with the Toronto area, and did not have a frequency to call for the clearance.

April 2, 2002

Incident at CNB9

C-FRON departed Lake Simcoe Regional (CNB9) for Cleveland at 0012Z. At 0019Z, out of 8000', the pilot advised of an emergency as the door had opened, and requested a return to Lake Simcoe Regional. Emergency equipment not required. C-FRON landed without further incident at 0040Z.

December 27, 2001

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

Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A01O0341): The Skyservice Learjet 35 aircraft was on final approach to Toronto (LBPIA). When the flight crew selected the landing gear lever to the down position, the nose gear safe light did not illuminate. The Captain notified ATC and performed a precautionary fly-by of the control tower to facilitate a visual inspection from the ground. The flight crew was informed that the nose landing gear looked down but it could not be ascertained whether or not it was locked. The Captain requested AFF be placed on standby and the flight landed uneventfully. Company maintenance personnel discovered that the light bulb in the landing gear indication system had burnt out. The bulb was replaced and the aircraft returned to service without further incident. Five (5) S.O.B.
The aircraft (C-GIRE) was operating a Medevac flight under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) from Barrie-Lake Simcoe Regional (CNB9) to Toronto (CYYZ). The crew of C-GIRE reported a possible nose gear problem when 3 miles final runway 23 at CYYZ. Airport Fire Fighting (AFF) was dispatched, the aircraft commenced a fly-by the tower and subsequently landed without incident at 0335Z.

October 27, 2001

Incident at vicinity of Peterborough

The aircraft (N788DM) was on an IFR flight from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) to Saint John Airport (CYSJ). En-route, the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit and diverted to Peterborough Airport (CYPQ). Emergency crews were called out. The aircraft landed without further incident at 1517Z. No indication of fire was found. The corporately-registered aircraft is owned by Cook Sound Studios Inc. of Fort Payne, AB (U.S.A.).

October 11, 2001

Accident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A01O02870: The Beech A100 aircraft departed Barrie-Orillia destined to Windsor, Ontario. On departure, when the landing gear was raised, the red light in the handle remained on. The flight crew lowered the landing gear but the red light in the handle remained on and the right main gear green light did not illuminate. The flight crew elected to divert to North Bay where maintenance was available. The crew used the alternate gear lowering but the right main gear still did not indicate down and locked. A fly-by before landing in North Bay confirmed that the gear appeared to be down. The flight crew landed on runway 26 and the aircraft decelerated normally until approximately 50 knots when the right main gear slowly collapsed. The right propeller struck the runway followed by the right flap and gear doors. After the aircraft stopped, passengers were evacuated without incident. There were no injuries. Company maintenance is examining the aircraft to determine the cause of the landing gear failure.
Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2001/10/17]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector spoke with company staff, who advised that the initial investigation indicates an actuator failure. The actuator is being sent to the repair/overhaul vendor for tear down and investigation. An open SDR has been sent on this matter and will be updated it once the findings are known.
The aircraft (C-GJBV) was on an IFR flight from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional Airport) (CNB9) to Windsor Airport (CYQG). On departure from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport, the flight crew were unable to retract the aircraft's right main landing gear. The flight crew decided to divert to North Bay Airport (CYYB) where they did not get a landing gear down indication. AFF services were placed on standby. The aircraft made a low pass and all three landing gear appeared to be down. The aircraft landed on runway and the right main landing gear collapsed. Ops. impact -- runway 08/26 was closed until the aircraft could be removed. Eight (8) S.O.B. -- two (2) crew; six (6) passengers. No reported injuries.

September 21, 2001

Accident at CNB9

Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A01O0268): The student pilot of C-GODS, a Piper PA 28-140 aircraft, was practising forced approaches at the practice area by Lake Simcoe Regional Airport. After the first forced approach, the pilot noted that the weather was deteriorating and decided to return to the airport. The pilot attempted to land on runway 10, but on approach thought the winds had changed and executed a go-around. On the second landing attempt for runway 10 at about 40 feet AGL, with flaps at 25 degrees, the pilot executed another go-around; however, a gust of wind lifted the right wing and the pilot lost control of the aircraft. The aircraft struck bushes on the north side of the runway at the midpoint. The aircraft was substantially damaged. The pilot sustained minor injuries.
The aircraft (C-GODS) was being flown in VFR circuits at the Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9). On one approach, the aircraft encountered a gust of wind which caused the aircraft to be lifted up. The pilot lost control of the aircraft and it ended up in a stand of trees off the north side of runway 10. Damage -- substantial (one wing was torn off and there was a considerable fuel leak). One (1) S.O.B. -- minor injuries. AFF and local police responded to the scene. The ELT activated and was heard by the operators of numerous aircraft (until it was shut off).

July 7, 2001

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

The aircraft (C-GOPO) was on a VFR flight from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) to Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). The aircraft landed on runway 21, failed to stop on the runway and overran into the grass at the end. The aircraft then taxied onto the nearby taxiway and proceeded to its tiedown area. The Tower Controller observed no visible damage to the aircraft. The wind was 240º at one (1) to 10 knots. The runway was wet.

December 21, 2000

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome - operations)

The aircraft was on an IFR flight from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). During the landing on runway 07, one of the aircraft´s tires went flat. Ops. impact -- the runway was closed and unavailable from 2301Z-2318Z. Three (3) aircraft were delayed between eight (8) and 15 minutes. No reported damage or injuries.

August 30, 2000

Incident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

The aircraft was on an IFR cargo flight from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CNB9) to North Bay Airport (CYYB). Immediately after landing, the flight crew reported a blown right main tire and unable to taxi off runway 08/26. ATC was advised at 1305Z that runway 08/26 was closed due to a disabled aircraft. Field Maintenance staff were contacted to arrange a tow and the aircraft was clear of the runway at 1520Z. The NOTAM was cancelled and ATC was advised. Ops. impact -- unknown. Two (2) S.O.B. -- both crew.

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