March 14, 2005

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The Comair Inc. CRJ2 (COM102), IFR KBOS to CYFC, was approaching the Fredericton Airport from the south and was cleared for a visual approach. The aircraft was given the airport advisory when handed over from Moncton Centre and the pilot advised they would land VOR Runway 27. FSS asked the pilots whether they had NOTAM for VOR unserviceable to which they replied that they did not and they indicated they would now land on Runway 33. FSS asked whether they were familiar with CYR724, and they indicated yes. FSS received a call from the range control officer at 0318Z (COM102 on short final) to advise that an aircraft had flown over his building in restricted airspace and that there was no firing going on tonight. Aircraft was not observable on radar by FSS due to low altitude. The pilots of COM102 were advised of above upon landing. Follow-up investigation next morning revealed that the aircraft had been sighted and reported to the range control officer by a commissionaire working at the range control building. Nil TSB

February 25, 2005

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

COM102 CRJ2 enroute Boston (KBOS) to Fredericton (CYFC) did a missed approach in Fredericton at 0355Z due to an unsafe flap indication. After orbiting YFC, pilot opted to return to Boston. At 0411Z, just as the aircraft was about to cross the QM/BOS FIR boundary the pilot declared an emergency and this information was communicated to BOS ARTCC. At 0420Z Boston advised that the aircraft was returning to CYFC. Aircraft re-established contact with QM ACC and advised that they still had an emergency due to the flap problem but were proceeding to FC. Aircraft landed without incident at 0441Z. RCC/TSB/CACO advised. TSB Case Closed
TSB Update #A05A0026: At 2355 AST, Comair 5102, a CL-600-2B19 (CRJ), IFR from Boston to Fredericton, conducted a missed approach due to a zero flap indication on the engine indicating and crew alerting system (EICAS). The crew subsequently declared an emergency, and landed zero flaps without incident at 0041 AST. The company will comply with US AD 98201 before the aircraft is returned to service.

January 30, 2005

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The Comair CRJ (COM102) on a 5-mile final for Runway 09, reported a passenger requiring emergency medical assistance. ERS advised for immediate first aid assistance. Pilot advised a gentleman feeling nausea, and de-hydrated. Aircraft landed without further incident at 0313Z.