February 2, 2012

Incident at COMOX BC (CYQQ)

At 2340z Comox Terminal Control advised they were in contact with a DND CP140 Aurora operating DMON45 who was returning to Comox (CYQQ) from an ocean patrol. Aircraft originally had declared an emergency due to an engine failure but had then changed the call to a PAN PAN PAN. Aircraft was able to return to Comox, landing without incident at 0118z. No operational impact.
UPDATE from JRCC; 022318Z. DEMON 45 MAYDAY (501910N 1430703W - PACIFIC OCEAN). CP 140 TAIL 110 REPORTS MAYDAY - ENGINE FIRE FM 19 WING OPS. AURORA CURRENTLY 500NM WEST OF SANDSPIT. CC 115 BUFFALO 462 TASKED TO PROVIDE ESCORT. DOWNGRADED TO PAN 2330Z. 110 HEADING TOWARDS PORT HARDY, BUFFALO WILL BE THERE AS WELL TO ESCORT. CASE ONGOING. BUF 462 442 - 0.0 [V2012-00164]

June 4, 2007

Incident at GREENWOOD NS (CYZX)

A CP140 HNTR24, 35 nautical miles North of Summerside declared "Pan Pan" at 1612Z due to loss of main hydraulics. Aircraft returned to Greenwood (CYZX) on back-up hydraulic system and landed safely @ 1648Z.

May 21, 2005

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

RCC Halifax called Halifax Tower to advise that they had received a report of an aircraft in distress over St. Margarets's Bay. There were 2 light aircraft in the area and a Military Aurora CP140 on a training exercise. RCC called back at 1910z to advise that the Aurora was heading back to their Greenwood base and it is suspected that this was the aircraft originally thought to be in distress. 16 ambulances were activated to respond and were stood down. No impact on airport operations. Nil TSB

August 13, 2004

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

Strong ELT signal heard on 243.0 from 1641z-1713z. Source of signal was determined to be an Aurora (CP140) in a hangar at Halifax Airport. Nil TSB

August 12, 2004

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

LC1F a Canadian Military Aurora (CP140) operating 70 nm East of Halifax declared a PAN due to fumes in the cokpit. Flight continued to Greenwood and landed without further incident 1630z. Nil TSB

July 18, 2003

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Update from TSB: A Lockheed CP140 Aurora was being operated by the DND as Demon 77 on a round robin IFR training flight from Comox to Victoria and return to Comox. The flight was in contact with the Victoria terminal controller in the Vancouver ACC and was cleared to maintain 9000 feet asl. The crew experienced some difficulties with static on their VHF communication radios and mistakenly accepted a clearance for another flight, Puget 7, to maintain 5000 feet. The clearance readback was stepped on and was not received by the ATC controller. About two minutes later, the controller queried Demon 77 regarding their altitude and reassigned the flight to maintain 7000 and subsequently 7500 feet. The flight had descended into an active Alert area; there was no conflict with other aircraft and the flight was operating in VMC conditions.
Demon 77 descended from 9000 to 5000 without clearance NW of Victoria International Airport. The aircraft descended into CYA113 (A and H), which is active cont daylight, surface to 6500.

October 14, 2001

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

TRIALS 02 CP140 on Takeoff from Halifax when pilot rejected the take-off, no assistance required. No affect on airport operations. Nil TSB

October 12, 2001

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ATM - ILS irregularity)

Hunter 06 CP140 on approach to Fredericton airport reported that Glide Path approach appears to be generating erroneous signals, site technologist verified normal operations from GP ground site. A second check from TRANS8600 FA28 indicated that GP approach appears normal to 1000 feet and then provides inaccurate readings. Technician Notamed GP U/S. Actual Log Data: 1158: Hunter 06 clrd for ILS15 reported final 1159: Hunter 06 reported GP was off. He said if acft followed GP he would have impacted 1 mile final. 1200: ACC advised.TOC Advised Techs dispatched 1234: ACC advised that HUNTER06 checked his equipment at YSJ and it was normal 1240: Techs advised GP appears normal. 1357: TRANSCAN8600 reports GP appears unreliable below 1000 feet. 1517 NOTAM issued GP U/S TIL 0110192359. METAR 12Z M7OVC 6F VFR conditions 14z. TSB Evaluating.
TSB Update : A01A0129: During an IFR approach to runway 15 at Fredericton a military Aurora aircraft reported an erroneous glide path signal. The crew reported that had the signal been followed the aircraft would have impacted the ground about one mile prior to the threshold. Technicians subsequently checked the ILS glide path equipment at the ground site, and verified normal operation. A second flight check from another aircraft indicated that glide path appeared normal down to 1000 feet, and was inaccurate below. The glide path was NOTAMED unserviceable.
Update October 18, 2001. Location corrected to read Fredericton NB instead of Saint John NB

May 16, 2001

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

SABER24 CP140 Aurora (REG CAM140113) declared an emergency at 1736z due to an engine failure and landed safely on runway 06 at 1741z. Nil TSB

May 1, 2001

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

HUNTER21 CP140 Aurora on an IFR training flight declared an Emergency due to Fire indication # 3 engine. Flight request direct to Greenwood ETA 1820. No other aircraft involved. Note Occurrence date May 1, 2001. Nil TSB

May 16, 2000

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

HNTR20 CP140 VFR curcuits runway 03 declared an emergency due # 1 engine Shutdown due engine fire warning light. Aircraft did an overshoot to assess problem. ERS on Standby. Flight landed safely. ERS stood down. Nil TSB

April 21, 2000

Incident at Near Charlo NB (CYCL)

KN5H CP140 on an Operational Patrol reported Shut Down one engine and Declared an Emergency. Flight cleared back to Greenwood. Landed without further incident. NIL TSB

April 14, 2000

Incident at Operational Patrol

BY54 CP140 Aurora on Operational Patrol south of Nova Scotia when pilot advised that the flight was having flight control problems or a fuel inbalance. Returned to Greenwood. No assistance required. NIL TSB

March 4, 2000

Incident at Oceanic

VG7V CP140 on Operational Patrol pilot advised of the #1 engine being shut down and declared an emergency. The flight was cleared to Greenwood NS. Landed without further incident at approx. 2213z. Nil TSB

February 26, 2000

Incident at Greenwood NS

NB76 CP140 pilot advised that he had shut down the #3 engine and was declaring a "pan emergency"; requesting clearance to Greenwood. Landed without further incident. Nil TSB

February 4, 2000

Incident at 140 SW Halifax

BY54 CP140 Aurora on patrol when the aircraft was in the vicinity of Cudas pilot reported a Lightening Strike and declared an emergency. Requested clearance back to Greenwood. No assistance required. Arrived safely at 1607z. Nil TSB.

February 2, 2000

Incident at Halifax Intl

TRAILS 11 CP140 30 miles SE of Halifax pilot shut down #3 engine and declared an emergency. Requested clearance direct Halifax and CFR equipment to be standing by. A/C landed safely at 2146z. NIL TSB

September 29, 1999

Incident at St. John's

V19J CP140 Aurora patrol aircraft landed runway 16 and after landing pilot reported the brakes were "Grabbing". As pilot turned in Taxi Golf pilot applied brakes and at that time brakes locked, overheated and caused a tire to blow. Aircraft was disabled in Taxi Golf. ERS responded. Taxi Golf closed until aircraft towed to hangar. No impact on other traffic. Nil TSB

September 24, 1999

Incident at Greenwood NS

CV1T CP140 Aurora shortly after departure from Greenwood declared an Emergency and request return to Greenwood. Nature of Emergency not known. Flight landed safely 1835z. Nil TSB

March 29, 1999

Incident at 40 Miles West Stephenville

CGFZF an operational Military CP140 Aurora advised Gander ACC of an Emergency due to Shut Down of # 1 engine. Flight cleared to Greenwood and exited Gander FIR 1545z. Nil TSB

March 25, 1999

Incident at Greenwood NS

QK21 a Military CP140 Aurora reported fumes in the cockpit and declared an emergency. Flight landed safely at Greenwood. Nil TSB

June 24, 1997

Incident at Vicinity of Truro NS

ARN842 DH8 enroute Charlottetown to Halifax as aircraft entered Halifax Terminal Control Area started a descent through 11,000 feet. A conflict occurred when a Canadian Forces CP140 Aurora was observed transiting the area at 10,500 feet under Visual Flight Rules. The Aurora spotted the DH8 and took avoiding action. The DH8 crew advised that they saw the Aurora only at the last minute and were unable to take avoiding action. Initial indications are that the Aurora did not have their transponder turned on. This is possibly why ARN842 did not get the TCAS warning. TSB case closed. Action by Enforcement

February 2, 1997

Incident at 70nm SE of Halifax

Z76K a CP140 departed from Greenwood, N.S. and declared a "PAN" call due to a burning smell in the cockpit. The crew requested to return to Greenwood and dumped fuel from 1255z to 1310z. The crew later advised that the problem was secure at 1315z and that they would continue to work locally in the TCA. The aircraft landed safely at 1357z. TSB no involvement.

November 25, 1996

Incident at Vicinity of Halifax (Other operational incident)

ARN 842 was enroute from Charlottetown to Halifax and was passed traffic at its 12:30 position southeast bound, intermittent target, type and altitude unknown. ARN 842 reported visual contact with target at 5000 feet. Pilot initially thought the aircraft was a CP140 but a check with Greenwood confirmed no CP140's airborne in that area and Northbay confirmed no military aircraft in the area. Pilot again confirmed visual contact at 7 miles but couldn't confirm the type but said that it was a medium sized multi engined aircraft. Matter was reported to the Enfield RCMP Detachment as a possible drug aircraft.

November 4, 1996

Incident at Greenwood MTCA

Aircraft was flying in the Greenwood MTCA and was experiencing problems with the elevator trim control. It landed safely at 1438Z

February 12, 1993

Incident at GANDER ACC (ATS operating irregularity)

C130 HERCULES RRR5061 & CP140 AURORA CAF112 - RRR5061 CLEARED GANDER 49/50 50/40 ESTIMATED 1127Z 52/30 AT FL260 FROM LYNEHAM ENGLAND. CAF112 CLEARED 50/50 51/40 AT 1131Z 52/35 THEN OPERATIONAL AT FL270. A/C ONLY HAD 1 DEGREE SEPERATION, 2 DEGREES NEEDED. ERROR WAS NOTED AT 1143Z BY ANOTHER CONTROLLER AND A/C WAS CLEARED BACK TO FL260. TIME = 1135Z. ACTION = MAE.