August 27, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Federal Express Corporation McDonnell Douglas DC10 (FDX130) from Memphis, TN (KMEM) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) initiated a missed approach at 1106Z. FDX130 indicated that the reason was an unstable approach. Aircraft landed at 1118Z, no impact on operations.

July 17, 2019

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

A Air Canada Boeing 777-200 (ACA788) from Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported wake turbulence on the approach following a Federal Express Douglas DC10 (FDX150) from Indianapolis, IN (KIND) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ).

September 14, 2018

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

A Federal Express Corporation Douglas DC10 (FDX150) from Indianapolis Int'l Airport, IN (KIND) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) initiated a missed approach due to an unstable approach. No operational impact.

June 24, 2018

Incident at CUDDY intersection

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence and changed the destination location in the narrative: Changed the narrative from "A United States Air Force Douglas DC10 (RCH730) from Bodo, Norway (ENBO) to Newark Liberty Int'l, NJ (KWRI)..." to "A United States Air Force Douglas DC10 (RCH730) from Bodo, Norway (ENBO) to McGuire Air Force Base, NJ (KWRI)..."
A United States Air Force Douglas DC10 (RCH730) from Bodo, Norway (ENBO) to Newark Liberty Int'l, NJ (KWRI) planned CUDDY DCT YBC as domestic route, the flight was observed on radar proceeding south of protected route. RCH730 was issued clearance direct to YBC. No traffic for the flight.

February 11, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: Maintenance replaced a faulty lamp dimmer module and followed company procedures to initiate a Service Difficulty Report.
Toronto area control centre (ACC) advised Hamilton Tower that a Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Douglas DC-10-30F (C-GKFT / KFA309) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was returning due smoke in the cockpit. Airport fire hall was advised. ACC later advised that pilot was not requesting equipment however airport fire hall had already called dispatch for backup and was standing by. Aircraft landed safely and an inspection was carried out on runway before aircraft taxied back to ramp. Impact: 5 minute delay to a Canadian North Boeing 737 300 departure.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A15O0019: On February 11, 2015 a McDonnell Douglas DC10-30EF registered as C-GKFT and operated by Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charters was flying as KFA309 from CYHM to CYYC. At 17h10 EST, while climbing, smoke coming out of overhead panel was noted. Electrical smoke procedures were carried out and the smoke ceased. An emergency was declared. A fuel dump was completed and the aircraft diverted to CYHM with an uneventful landing. Maintenance found and repaired a burnt ring terminal connector on a lamp dimmer.

September 29, 2015

Incident at 6038N / 06608W

A United States Air Force Douglas DC10 (RCH730) from Travis Air Force Base, CA (KSUU) to Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE (OMAM) reported pressurization issues and requested to be redirected to McGuire Air Force Base, NJ (KWRI) but at a lower altitude. No emergency services performed.

November 25, 2014

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Federal Express Corporation Douglas DC10 (FDX131), from Montréal (CYUL), QC, to Memphis (KMEM), TN, aborted its takeoff run because of a wind shear indication. After several minutes, FDX131 tried again to depart and aborted for the same reason. On the third try, FDX131 took off without incident at 0353Z.

June 18, 2014

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

UPDATE: TSB Report#A14O0096: The Fedex McDonnell Douglas DC10-10F aircraft (FDX150, N372FE) was inbound for Toronto when the First Officer's airspeed indication became unreliable. The crew declared an emergency and landed uneventfully with ARFF standing by. Maintenance determined that the First Officer's Air Data Module was unserviceable, and replaced it. As a precaution, maintenance also replaced the #2 ADIRU. A full system check revealed no faults and the aircraft was returned to service.
A Federal Express Douglas DC10 (FDX150) from Indianapolis, IN (KIND) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) declared an emergency with the arrival controller due to erratic speed fluctuations. The aircraft landed runway 23 at 1113Z.

June 11, 2014

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

A Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Douglas DC10 (KFA309) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) overshot on his own from 5nm final runway 29 due unable to land on a wet runway. Several aircraft delayed departure.

March 7, 2013

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

N372FE, a DC-10 operated by Federal Express as flight number FDX131, was on an IFR flight from Mirabel (CYMX) to Memphis (KMEM). At 0253Z, the aircraft taxied on Taxiway FOXTROT without making contact with the flight service specialist. Contact was unsuccessfully attempted over mandatory frequency (MF). The crew eventually contacted the flight service specialist over MF prior to intersection HOTEL. No impact on ATC operations.

November 1, 2013

Incident at STAVE INTXN

A Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Douglas DC10 (KFA309) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), inbound on the CANUCK 4 ARR commenced a left turn off course at STAVE INTXN. Arrival Controller issued vectors to correct course, no impact to operations.

December 29, 2013

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYY

UPDATE: TSB Report#A13O0238: The Federal Express Inc. McDonnell Douglas MD-10-30F aircraft (FDX 132, N321FE) was at FL350 when the crew felt a vibration on the left side of the aircraft. Engine gauges indicated the number one engine N1 reducing with EGT rising. Reducing engine power eliminated the vibration but once power was increased the vibration returned. The number one engine power was reduced to idle and following the Engine Severe Damage Checklist the engine was shut down (GE CF6-50C2) followed by the discharge of the fire bottles. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed uneventfully with ARFF standing by. Maintenance performed an engine stall inspection, a visual inspection of the Low Pressure Compressor and replaced the Pneumatic Engine Bleed Valve iaw AMM 36-11-03-2. Subsequent ground runs revealed no further faults and the aircraft was returned to service.
A Federal Express Douglas DC10 (FDX132) from Memphis, TN (KMEM) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) declared an emergency about 60 miles West of Toronto, ON with #1 engine shut down. Emergency equipment called out for runway 23 but the front went through as FDX132 was about 3 miles final. Wind shift to 010/15, aircraft overshot for runway 33R. The aircraft landed safely at 0000Z with no incident. Runways switched from runway 23 24L/R to runway 05 06L/R during emergency.

February 19, 2013

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Pacific Region Flight Operations [2013/02/26]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) reviewed this occurrence. The CASI advised that Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. has a Safety Management System in place. The incident was reported and investigated. No further action required.
The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Douglas DC-10-30F aircraft (operating as KFA310) was concluding an IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). NAV CANADA staff at Hamilton Tower reported that the flight crew elected to fly the aircraft in an overshoot at 1135Z, as the ambient winds exceeded the crosswind limitation of the aircraft. Ops. impact -- unknown.

October 29, 2013

Incident at 30 miles SE ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A United States Air Force Douglas DC10 (RCH935) from Fairfield, CA (KSUU) and a United States Air Force Boeing C135 (UPSET61) on a local flight from Milwaukee, WI (KMKE) were conducting an altitude reservation (ALTRV) in northern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. The ALTRV was approximately two hours late. The North controller did not clear the aircraft to the ALTRV which blocked altitudes between FL220 and FL240, although the aircraft did indicate that these were the altitudes they were flying. The East Low controller had only one flight-progress strip for RCH935 which indicated an altitude of FL230. When the ALTRV contacted the East Low controller, they indicated that they were in the ALTRV blocking FL220-240. Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) was not updated by the North controller. No operational impact.

March 22, 2013

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Overshoot/missed approach)

A Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Douglas DC10 (operating as KFA309) on a IFR flight from Winnipeg (CYWG) to Calgary (CYYC) was overshot runway 34 due to a Canadian North Boeing 737 (operating as MPE1859) on a IFR flight from Edmonton (CYEG) to Calgary (CYYC) landing runway 28 at the same time. Runway separation would not be ensured

October 3, 2013

Incident at 4857N4641W

An eastbound Military Airlift Command, United States Armed Forces Douglas DC10 (RCH603) from Wrightstown, NJ (KWRI) to Abu Dhabi-Al Dhafra (OMAM) declared an emergency at 2247Z because of a burning smell on board. The aircraft was issued clearance to return and land at Gander, NL (CYQX). No traffic. Landed at 2348Z.

November 23, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

N386FE, a Federal Express DC10 under flight number FDX130, was IFR from Memphis (KMEM) to Mirabel (CYMX). At 1154Z, while the aircraft was 2 NM on final for runway 06, the crew missed its approach without specifying a reason. FDX130 finally landed without incident at 1208Z. No impact on ATC operations.

June 11, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A DC10 operated by Federal Express as flight number FDX130 was conducting an IFR flight from Memphis (KMEM) to Mirabel (CYMX). At 0743Z, the crew conducted a go-around on Runway 06 due to a configuration problem. The aircraft landed without incident at 0757Z. There was no impact on ATC operations.

December 2, 2012

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

The FedEx DC10 aircraft (operating as flight # FDX132) was concluding an IFR flight from Memphis International Airport (KMEM) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Latitude Air Ambulance Learjet 35 aircraft (registration C-GAJS) was initiating an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Hamilton (CYHM). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto Tower reported that FDX132 was overshot rwy 23 by Tower due to C-GAJS being slow to roll.

September 19, 2012

Incident at 70NM west of Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A12O0153]: The Federal Express McDonnell Douglas MD-10-30F (N304FE, operating as flight FDX151) departed Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). While climbing through FL250, the flight crew received a BRAKE DIFF TEMP followed by a BRAKE OVERHEAT warning. The flight crew slowed the aircraft and lowered the landing gear, allowing the brakes to cool. Afterwards, the landing gear was raised, but indicated an unsafe condition. An emergency was declared and the aircraft returned to Toronto (LBPIA) where it landed without further incident.
The Federal Express Corporation Douglas DC-10-30F aircraft (operating as flight FDX151) had departed on an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Indianapolis International Airport, IN (U.S.A.) (KIND). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC advised that at 0240Z, when the aircraft was 70 miles west of Toronto (LBPIA), the FDX151 flight crew declared an emergency and requested return to Toronto (LBPIA) due to overheated brakes. ARFF services was notified. FDX151 landed on runway 23 without incident at 0258Z. Ops. impact -- none.

July 10, 2012

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Douglass DC10 aircraft (operating as KFA310) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver (CYVR) to Hamilton (CYHM). The United Parcel Service (US) Boeing 757 200 aircraft (operating as UPS476) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Louisville (US) (KSDF) to Hamilton. Both flight crews reported seeing various animal types crossing the runways as they taxied into the apron.

August 20, 2012

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

Winnipeg Tower reported that while taxiing for departure at 2310 Z, KFA309, a DC-10, operated by Kelowna Flightcraft, advised they hit a seagull while on arrival on runway 31. No remains were found.

July 6, 2012

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

The crew of KFA 309, a Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10, conducted a missed approach at 2 miles final to Runway 16 at Calgary then elected to divert to Vancouver. No reason was provided to ATC.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the weather was deteriorating with crosswinds and gusts in heavy rain/hail. Braking action was reported as poor, so the Captain elected to use the alternate (YVR) to maintain operational schedule.

April 30, 2012

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

KFA 310, a Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10, departed Calgary for Hamilton and was approximately 70 NM east of YYC when the crew reported that they were shutting down an engine and returning. They did not request ARFF or priority and landed on Runway 34 at 0255z. TSB report to follow.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10F, registration C-GKFB, operating as flight 310, had just levelled at FL 390, en route from Calgary to Hamilton, when the No. 2 engine REVERSE PRESSURE light illuminated. The flight crew performed a precautionary shutdown on the No. 2 engine (General Electric CF6-50C2) and returned to Calgary without further incident. Maintenance changed the thrust reverser control valve and switch assembly on the No. 2 engine and returned the aircraft to service.

April 28, 2012

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

UPDATE TSB reported that the Kelowna Flightcraft Douglas DC-10F, registration C-GKFB, operating as flight 3310, experienced an electrical problem which resulted in a momentary loss of electrical power to some systems, and bus transfers, which were not explainable, en route Vancouver to Hamilton. The flight diverted to Calgary and landed without further incident. Maintenance examination found a loose single phase wire on an AC generator. The wire connection was tightened and there has been no recurrence of the problem.
KFA 3310, a DC-10 operated by Kelowna Flightcraft, was en route from Vancouver to Hamilton and southwest of Calgary when the crew advised they had an electrical problem and would divert to Calgary. The aircraft landed uneventfully at 0635z.

July 16, 2011

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

DC-10 TSC522 operated by Air Transat was IFR from Toronto (CYYZ) to London/Gatwick (EGKK). At 0345Z, near the CEFOU compulsory reporting point, the crew declared a medical emergency due to the state of a passenger?s health and asked to be rerouted Quebec City/Jean-Lesage Airport (CYQB). The aircraft dumped fuel before landing without incident at 0410Z. Civil Aviation Contingency Operations (CACO) were notified. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: TSB investigation number and class were added. According to TSB report #A11Q0133: The Boeing-McDonnell Douglas DC-10, flight TSC522, operated by Air Transat, was in flight from Toronto to Gatwick UK, when the crew declared a medical emergency due to a passenger health condition. The aircraft was re-routed towards Quebec airport (YQB), dumped fuel and landed without problem.

March 8, 2011

Incident at Coordonnées 4529N/07258W

GOLD70, a DC10 operated by the U.S. Armed Forces, was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Grand Forks (KRDR) to Bangor (KBGR). At 1003Z, the pilot requested to jettison fuel before reaching his destination. Jettisoning of the fuel started at 1003Z as the aircraft was flying over coordinates 4529N/07258W, and ended at 1016Z, at coordinates 4501N/07006W. No emergency was declared.

July 13, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome - other)

UPDATE from Vancouver Airport authority: Vancouver (CYVR) Airport authority advises of a DC10 aircraft on private apron adjacent to the west edge of Apron 1, sinking through the asphalt surface in an uncontrolled manoeuvring area. Emergency vehicles responding.
Vancouver (CYVR) Airport authority advises of a DC10 aircraft on the west edge of Apron 2, sinking through the concrete surface in an uncontrolled manoeuvring area. Emergency vehicles responding.

June 25, 2011

Incident at ANN VOR (ATM - other)

A Douglas DC10, IFR Fairbanks, AK (PAEI) to Lemoore NAS, CA (KNLC), flew through 2 sectors, (HD and AB) with Block Altitude and Formation Flight information not placed in CAATS. Proper electronic and verbal coordination were not affected between Airports Complex and Vancouver High 1 Complex. There was no other impact to operations.

February 11, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Laser interference)

Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Douglas DC10-30 Flight KFA309 IFR Calgary (CYYC) to Vancouver (CYVR) reported blue laser light shone from the vicinity of Simon Fraser University when on final approach to runway 26L. Airport Ops received the same report and advised RCMP. Pilots were not adversely affected.

September 7, 2011

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Douglas DC-10-30 aircraft (operating as flight KFA309) was departing on an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Winnipeg (JARIA) (CYWG). NAV CANADA staff at Hamilton Tower reported that the flight crew rejected the take-off due to an engine indication. The aircraft subsequently departed at 2030Z without further incident. Ops. impact -- none.

August 18, 2011

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Douglas DC-10-30 aircraft (C-GKFA, operating as flight KFA309) was departing on an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Winnipeg (JARIA) (CYWG). NAV CANADA staff at Hamilton control tower advised that the flight crew rejected the aircraft's take-off from runway 30 due to airspeed indicator issues. Ops. impact -- unknown. CADOR 2011O2440 details a similar occurrence the previous day.

August 17, 2011

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Douglas DC-10-30 aircraft (C-GKFD, operating as flight KFA309) was departing on an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Winnipeg (JARIA) (CYWG). NAV CANADA staff at Hamilton control tower advised that the flight crew rejected the aircraft's take-off when it was approximately 2,000 feet down the runway due to a "stuck airspeed indicator." The aircraft returned to the ramp for maintenance work. Ops. impact -- unknown.

April 17, 2011

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

The Federal Express Corporation Douglas DC-10 aircraft (operating as FDX128) was concluding an IFR flight from Memphis International Airport, TN (USA) (KMEM) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The flight crew initiated an overshoot to runway 23 due to winds. Ops. impact - none.

March 4, 2011

Incident at top of descent for Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM)

*** NOTE: *** this occurrence does not appear to have been reported by NAV CANADA (in spite of the declared emergency, the engine shut down in flight and ARFF service call-out). Initial information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A11O0026]: The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Douglas DC-10-30F aircraft (C-GKFD, operating as flight KFA310) was at the top of descent when the flight crew received an oil strainer clog light for the number 3 engine. The flight crew followed and completed the QRH procedures and shut down the engine as a precaution. An emergency was declared and the aircraft proceeded to perform an uneventful landing with ARFF standing by. Maintenance staff checked the engine's oil strainer but found no contamination. The strainer was replaced as a precaution. Maintenance staff also replaced the related pressure switch and following uneventful engine ground runs the aircraft was returned to service.

February 28, 2011

Incident at 55 miles northeast of ERI

*** Please refer to CADOR 2011O0422 for a potentially related incident 16 minutes earlier. *** The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Douglas DC-10-30 aircraft (operating as flight KFA309) had just departed on an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Winnipeg (JARIA) (CYWG). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC were advised by the flight crew that they had an unknown vibration and requested to return to Hamilton (JCMIA). The flight crew also advised that they would need to dump fuel. KFA309 dumped fuel approximately 55 miles northeast of ERI (or the Aylmer (St. Thomas Municipal Airport) VOR/DME (YQO) 105º radial, 35 miles out) for six (6) minutes. No emergency. The aircraft landed at Hamilton (JCMIA) at 2203Z without further incident. Ops. impact -- none. T.S.B. advised.

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Douglas DC-10-30 aircraft (operating as flight KFA309) was departing on an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Winnipeg (JARIA) (CYWG). NAV CANADA staff reported that the flight crew initiated a rejected take-off on runway 30 for unknown reasons. The aircraft subsequently departed without incident. Ops. impact -- none.

January 13, 2011

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

The Federal Express Corporation Douglas DC-10 aircraft (operating as FDX232) was concluding an IFR flight from Memphis International Airport, TN, USA (KMEM) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The flight crew were instructed to overshoot the approach to runway 33L due to decreasing spacing behind the preceding arrival traffic. Ops. impact - none.

November 24, 2011

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

KFA 309, a Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10, executed a missed approach at 3 miles final to Runway 16 at Calgary due to wind shear. (This report was late being received; occurrence date November 24, 2011.)

February 8, 2011

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

KFA309 DC10 30 reported landing gear stuck down on departure and advised returning to Winnipeg. Aircraft required to dump fuel 45-35 nm SW of Winnipg for 3 minutes (0043-0046z). Aircraft landed safely at 0057z. No operational impact.
UPDATE TSB reported that Kelowna Flightcraft KFA309, a Douglas DC-10-30, registration C-GKFA, departed Winnipeg en route to Calgary. During the initial climb, the crew selected the landing gear up but the landing gear lever would not move and the gear would not retract. The crew decided to return to Winn ipeg and dumped fuel to reduce their landing weight. The aircraft then landed without further incident. Maintenance determined that the left auxiliary nose gear steering pulley was binding.

February 2, 2011

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

KFA309 DC10 rejected takeoff runway 28. No reason provided. Aircraft taxied back for departure again. No impact on operation.

January 21, 2011

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

KFA309 instigated an overshoot at a 4NM final runway 28 due to the conditions of the runway. The runway surface condition report was over 4 hours old, with the previous arrival reporting braking as good. No operational impact.
UPDATE The investigation regarding the above CADOR determined that the root causes and other factors were beyond the airport authorities control - it was more of a NAV CANADA internal communication and situational awareness issue. consider the matter closed.

August 8, 2011

Incident at 60 Miles North of Moncton (CYQM)

UPDATE TSB:A11A0044: The Omni Air Express McDonnell Douglas DC10, N603AX, was operating as OAE521 from Bangor, ME to Shannon, Ireland. At 03:45 ADT, about 60 nm N of Moncton, NB, the crew received a number one engine EGT (exhaust gas temperature) warning indication. An emergency was declared and the in-flight shutdown of the number one engine (General Electric CF6-50C2) completed. The crew requested and received clearance to descend to FL 200 and began dumping fuel in preparation for landing at its departure airport. The aircraft exited the Moncton Flight Information Region (FIR) at 04:06 ADT and landed without further incident at Bangor International airport at 04:26 ADT. Post flight inspection revealed metallic debris in the exhaust plenum and the engine was replaced.
OAE521, DC10, enroute from Bangor (KBGR) to Shannon (EINN), declared an emergency while in Moncton airspace at 06:45Z. The aircraft returned to Bangor. The number-one engine was shut down and the aircraft dumped fuel at 20,000 ft. starting at 07:04Z. The aircraft exited Moncton airspace at 07:06Z. TSB Case Closed.

February 14, 2011

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

RCH389, DC10, enroute from Shaw Air Force Base (KSSC) to Aviano (LIPA), requested clearance to divert to Gander (CYQX) (no reason given) and dumped fuel on a track from 4537/05903 to 4708/05704. There was no impact on operations and no emergency was declared.

February 26, 2010

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

FDX131, un DC-10 de Federal Express, s'apprêtait à effectuer un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Mirabel (CYMX) à destination de Memphis (KMEM). Le pilote a effectué un décollage interrompu à Mirabel, en raison des vents. L'aéronef a décollé à 0417Z, sans encombre.*** ** *** Federal Express DC-10 FDX131 was preparing to perform an IFR flight from Mirabel (CYMX) to Memphis (KMEM). The pilot aborted the take-off at Mirabel due to wind. The aircraft took off at 0417Z without incident.

May 3, 2010

Incident at 45 NM West of Comox (CYQQ) (Other operational incident, Diversion, Declared emergency/priority)

U.S. Military Flight CLEAN81, a Douglas DC10 tanker with 2 U.S. Military British Aerospace AV8B Sea Harriers Flights TABOR33 and TABOR34, all IFR Fairbanks AK to Fairfield CA (KSUU), declared an emergency 45 NM west of Comox (CYQQ). The re-fueling basket had broken on probe of TABOR33. The Sea Harriers diverted to CYQQ and landed safely by 2020Z. The tanker continued to destination KSUU. There was no impact to operations.

April 13, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 100 ft AGL on the approach to Vancouver (CYVR) Runway 08R Kelowna Flightcraft Flight KFA310, a Douglas DC10 IFR Calgary to CYVR, reported a bird strike. Runway inspection revealed nothing. Runway 08R was re-opened at 0422Z with minimal delays.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

February 3, 2010

Incident at Abeam Tofino

U.S. Military Flight GUCCI70, a McDonnell Douglas DC10 IFR Anchorage AK to Fairfield CA (KSUU), reported an engine out and diverted to Tacoma WA (KTCM).

December 8, 2010

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing [2011/01/18]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) contacted the operator for more information on this occurrence. The CASI advised that the flight crew had rejected the take-off at a speed of 80 knots due to an engine N1 discrepancy. A verification power run was carried out and the instrumentation checked okay. The flight was resumed and the take-off was monitored with no repeat. A report filed in the company's RMS (SMS) system.
The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft (operating as KFA311) was commencing an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Calgary International Airport (CYYC). The flight crew aborted the take-off while the aircraft was on the roll. They did a static run-up on the threshold and subsequently departed at 2305Z. Ops. impact - unknown.

August 17, 2010

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Douglas DC10-30 aircraft (C-GKFA, operating as KFA310) was on an IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). The flight crew reported a bird strike on touchdown on runway 12. There was no reported damage to the aircraft and no bird remains were found during a subsequent runway inspection. Ops. impact - unknown.

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