December 3, 2019

Incident at 8NM HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A USA Jet Airlines Douglas DC9 (JUS192) from Ypsilanti/Willow Run, MI (KYIP) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported a green laser strike approximately 8 miles from CYHM.

November 11, 2017

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

Initial contact by the crew of an Aeronaves TSM Douglas DC9 (VTM462) on a flight from Laredo, TX (KLRD) to London, ON (CYXU) was made when established 9NM final for Runway 15 at CYXU. The pilot did not report arrival, and did not report clear of the active runway. VTM462 did not respond to the flight service station (FSS) radio calls requesting a report off the runway. Confirmation of VTM462 being clear of the runway was received from a Ornge Global Air Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GRXB/PUL102) on a flight from London, ON (CYXU) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT)waiting to depart.

February 27, 2017

Incident at 8NM W HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

An Aeronaves TSN, S.A. de C.V. Douglas DC93 (VTM147) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Detroit, MI (KYIP) was instructed to climb 6000 feet. The aircraft was observed on radar climbing to 7000 feet. The aircraft was observed descending to 6000 feet. No operational impact.

June 5, 2012

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

The Sierra American Corp. (US) Douglass DC9-15F aircraft (N784TW) had completed an IFR flight from Addison (US) (KADS) to Windsor (CYQG). During a post-flight inspection, a dent was noticed in the wing of the aircraft. The flight crew believed it may have been from a bird strike while landing on runway 07. Airport ground staff inspected the runway and found no bird remains, but did find two small parts that they believe originated from the wing of N784TW.

December 22, 2011

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The USA Jet Airlines, Inc. Douglas DC-9-10 aircraft (operating as flight JUS192) was departing on an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Detroit (Willow Run) Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KYIP). NAV CANADA staff reported that the flight crew aborted the aircraft's take-off from runway 30 and taxied back to the apron. The flight crew advised that the right thrust reverser was on during the departure roll. Ops. impact -- unknown.

January 22, 2011

Incident at en-route from Cincinnati, OH to Waterloo Regional Airport

The U.S.A. Jet Airlines, Inc. Douglas DC-9-81 aircraft (operating as flight JUS196) was on an IFR charter flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, OH (U.S.A.) (KCVG) to Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF). Federal Aviation Administration staff reported that the flight crew declared an emergency due to a minor mechanical problem (later reported as an engine failure) and diverted the flight to Detroit (Willow Run) Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KYIP). The flight crew subsequently declared an emergency and the aircraft landed without incident at 0117Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

September 5, 2011

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

Upon departure from Ft. McMurray, JUS196 (a USA Jet Airlines DC-9-10) was cleared to climb to FL280 and proceed direct to the Calgary VOR. The aircraft read back FL290. The incorrect level read back was not detected by the controller. No other traffic in vicinity. No loss of separation.

June 14, 2011

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (ATM - other)

CNV9221, DC9, enroute from Gander (CYQX) to Duluth (KDLH), had a filed route through Bagotville (CYA661) restricted airspace. The flight plan was corrected and the aircraft was rerouted by the controller. There was no impact on operations.

June 20, 2010

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

UPDATE from NAV CANADA AOR 120337-V1 Occurrence date 2010-06-18 1600z. Fuel spill during re-fuelling. Red notified. Aircraft N785TW, Flight AJI9148 scheduled for an IFR flight from Windsor (CYQG) to Tri-Cities Regional Airport Bristol/Johnson/Kingsport, Tennessee, USA (KTRI).
AS reported by the Windsor Airport Authority that an Ameristar DC 9, US registration N785TW was being refuelled. It is believed the outflow vent activated and caused the spill of approximately 25 litres of jet fuel. The Control Tower contacted the fire hall to respond. Operations staff were dispatched to assist with the cleanup. There was no operational impact to the airport activities.
UPDATE July 3 2010 AOR 120337-V2. Vehicle refueller call sign ESSO563.

December 7, 2010

Incident at Gander Oceanic/Domestic interface

AT 17:48Z, Gander High Level radar advised that they had a radar target at 33,000 ft. approaching 4830/50 that coincided with the CNV9774 49/50 position information. VHF contact was initiated through the Gander International Flight Service Station (IFSS) and the flight was radar identified south of course. The flight was questioned and confirmed that the avionics indicated that the aircraft was on course. The cleared route was confirmed with the flight again and the flight crew confirmed that the cleared route was correct in the navigation system. There was no traffic.

January 16, 2010

Incident at Vicinity of TAGRA intersection (ATS operating irregularity)

COA60, Boeing 767-400, enroute from Newark (KEWR) to Brussels (EBBR), was on the routing TUSKY to VIXUN at 33,000 ft. In the vicinity of TAGRA Intersection, Air Traffic Control (ATC) issued a climb to 35,000 ft., which resulted in a less than required radar separation with AJI9564, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to St. John?s (CYYT) at 35,000 ft.
UPDATE TSB A10A0008: COA60, a Continental Airlines Boeing 767-400, was en route from Newark to Brussels at FL330. AJI9564, an Ameristar Douglas DC9, was en route from Toronto to St. John's NL at FL350. Gander ACC issued a clearance to the flight crew of COA60 to climb to F350 which resulted in separation between the aircraft eroding to 4.7 nm laterally and 700 feet vertically where 5 nm lateral or 1000 foot vertical separation is required. NAV CANADA is convening an OSI Level I into the incident.

January 28, 2009

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Northwest Airlines, Inc. Douglas DC-9-40 aircraft (operating as flight NWA1501) had just departed on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Detroit Metropolitan (Wayne County) International Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KDTW). During the initial climb after take-off, the flight crew turned the aircraft to a heading of 005º when they had been issued the LESTER7 SID. The Departure Controller issued a corrective heading of 310º while in the control zone. Ops. impact -- unknown.

June 8, 2009

Incident at 5608N/11054W

JUS 934, a DC-9 operated by USA Jet Airways was en route to Edmonton when the aircraft entered civil controlled airspace from CYR 222 without an ATC clearance. Communications with the crew were established at 1550z and Edmonton Centre issued them a clearance to destination. No other aircraft were in the vicinity so there was no loss of separation.

October 14, 2009

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

An ELT signal was reported by the St. John's (CYYT) Control Tower and confirmed by an inbound aircraft. The signal was later confirmed to be from a DC9 aircraft parked on the airfield.

September 11, 2008

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

BTA3071, an Embraer 145 operated by Britt Airways/Continental Express that was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Newark (KEWR), was in climb to FL230. The crew had been authorized to the HANAA fix, but entered HANNA in the navigation system instead. This brought the BTA3071 within 2.2 NM of NWA1102, a DC-9 operated by Northwest Airlines inbound from Detroit (KDTW) that was in descent on a converging track. The controller immediately had BTA3071 interrupt its climb. When asked, the pilot admitted that he had entered the wrong fix by accident.
Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to the TSB report A08Q0182: The Embraer E145, operated by ExpressJet Airlines Inc. as flight BTA3071, was in climb to FL230 and authorized to the HANAA fix. The crew accidentally entered HANNA in the navigation system, which brought it within 2.2 NM of flight NWA1102, a Northwest Airlines DC9 that was in descent on a converging track. Standard separation was 3 NM horizontally or 1 000 ft vertically. The controller immediately had BTA3071 interrupt its climb.

March 3, 2008

Incident at 120NM à l'ouest - sud-ouest du VOR de Montréal (YUL)

NWA1098, a DC-9 operated by Northwest Airlines, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Detroit (KDTW) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). When it was at 120 NM west-southwest of the Montréal (YUL) VOR, at FL 350, and was being transferred from the Toronto area control centre (CYYZ ACC), the Montréal ACC was notified that the aircraft was flying without radio communication (NORDO). Several attempts were made to reach the crew. However, there was no response. The crew established contact when it was at 60 NM west-southwest of the Montréal VOR. The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were notified. ATC operations were not affected. **** ** **** NWA1098, un DC-9 exploité par Northwest Airlines, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Detroit (KDTW) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). À 120 milles nautiques à l'ouest - sud-ouest du VOR de Montréal (YUL), niveau de vol 350, au transfert du centre de contrôle de Toronto (CCR CYYZ), le centre de contrôle de Montréal a été avisé que l'aéronef volait sans communication radio (NORDO). Plusieurs tentatives ont été effectuées pour rejoindre l'équipage mais ces dernières demeuraient sans réponse. À 60 milles nautiques à l'ouest - sud-ouest du VOR de Montréal, l'équipage a établi le contact. Le Commandement de la défense aérospatiale de l'Amérique du Nord (NORAD) et le Centre national de l'exploitation (NOC) ont été avisés. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.

October 13, 2008

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

The Northwest Airlines, Inc. Douglas DC-9-30 aircraft (operating as flight NWA6060) was nearing the conclusion of a scheduled IFR flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul (Wold Chamberlain) International Airport, MN (U.S.A.) (KMSP) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The flight crew reported that a bright green and then white light was being aimed at the aircraft while in the downwind for runway 24R. Peel Regional Police were advised.

October 7, 2008

Incident at 15NM northwest of Waterloo

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A08O0280]: The Northwest Airlines DC-9-31, N8923E, operating as flight NWA1506, was inbound to Toronto from Detroit. On initial approach, the flight crew received a slat disagree warning light. The procedures outlined in the Operations Manual were followed. The flight crew returned the slats to the up position, declared an emergency with ATC and continued to Toronto, where they landed without further incident. Maintenance staff replaced the left hand Telescoping Duct and the system ground tested satisfactorily.
The Northwest Airlines Inc. Douglas DC-9-31 aircraft (operating as flight NWA1506) was on descent after a scheduled IFR flight from Detroit Metropolitan (Wayne County) Airport, MI (U.S.A.) KDTW) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The flight crew declared an emergency when the aircraft was about 15NM northwest of Waterloo due to a wing slat problem. The aircraft continued to destination, landing on runway 05 at 2247Z. The aircraft exited the runway without incident. Ops. impact -- unknown.

May 29, 2008

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - other)

UPDATE AOR 94335-V3 changed date from 30th to 29th May 2008
The USA Jet Airlines, Inc. (Belleville, MI) Douglas DC-9-32 aircraft (operating as flight JUS327) had departed on an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Detroit (Willow Run) Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KYIP). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC reported that the Airports Specialty controller cleared and departed JUS327 to Ypsilanti via the flight plan route. Upon control transfer to the West Low Specialty controller, the flight was cleared to Buffalo. Two (2) different flight plans existed for JUS327 (Airports had FL220 to KYIP and West Low had 9,000 feet to KBUF). The flight crew informed ATC of the error and the aircraft was put on the intended course to KYIP with no conflict. The flight planning issue is being investigated by NAV CANADA staff.

May 28, 2008

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

The Northwest Airlines, Inc. Douglas DC-9 aircraft (operating as flight NWA607) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Minneapolis-St. Paul (Wold Chamberlain) International Airport, MN (U.S.A.) (KMSP). The flight crew reported engine problems on departure that they had worked out but when the aircraft was approximately 90NM west Toronto (at FL280), the flight crew elected to divert the aircraft to Detroit Metropolitan (Wayne County) International Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KMSP).

May 19, 2008

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

The Northwest Airlines, Inc. Douglas DC-9 aircraft (operating as flight NWA1497) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Detroit Metropolitan (Wayne County) Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KDTW). The flight crew reported an electrical problem and the aircraft returned to land on runway 23 with no emergency or incident. Ops. impact -- unknown.

January 3, 2008

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Runway excursion, Conflict - potential)

The Northwest Airlines Inc Douglas DC9 aircraft (operating as NWA1506) on a scheduled IFR flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (KDTW) landed Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (LBPIA) (CYYZ) Airport Runway 24L at 2312 exiting at Taxiway D4 and was instructed to hold short Runway 24R. The holdshort instruction was read-back by NWA1506. The Air Canada Embraer ERJ 170-200 (operating as ACA770) on a scheduled IFR flight from (CYYZ) Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR) was just starting their takeoff roll on runway 24R when the monitor observed NWA1506 fail to stop. Tower told NWA1506 to stop, NWA1506 came to stop at the edge of RWY24R.

October 30, 2008

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

NWA 1149, a Northwest Airlines DC-9, departed from Runway 27 at Saskatoon and checked in with the Winnipeg ACC controller climbing through 3,200 feet. The aircraft had been cleared for the YXE SID7 departure and at the time of check in, the aircraft was in a left turn 1 mile south of the extended runway centerline. No other aircraft were in the airspace.

March 2, 2008

Incident at South of Moncton

VVJU690, DC9, enroute from Brunswick Naval Air Station (KNHZ) to the Azores (LPLA), south of Moncton, advised of pressurization problems and requested to return to destination. No assistance was required or emergency declared. The aircraft exited Moncton?s airspace at 16:30Z. Nil TSB.

October 19, 2007

Incident at Aux environs du VOR de Massena (MSS) (Wake turbulence/vortices, ATS operating irregularity)

An operating irregularity occurred when wake turbulence separation was not applied between a Northwest Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC9, which was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Detroit (KDTW) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL), and a privately-owned PA-28-180 Archer, which was conducting a visual flight rules (VFR) flight to St-Hubert (CYHU). The two aircraft were seen within 200 ft vertical and 3.7 NM horizontal of each other, even though 1 000 ft and 4 NM are required. *** *** *** Une irrégularité d'exploitation s'est produite lorsque l'espacement requis pour la turbulence de sillage n'a pas été appliqué entre un McDonnell Douglas DC9 de la compagnie Northwest Airlines qui effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Detroit (KDTW) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) et un PA-28-180 Archer de propriété privée qui effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) à destination de St-Hubert (CYHU). Les deux appareils ont été observés à 200 pieds verticalement et 3.7 milles l'un de l'autre alors que 1000 pieds et 4 milles étaient requis.

July 1, 2007

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

Au départ de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) à destination de Detroit (KDET), l'équipage de NWA1101, un DC9 exploité par Northwest Airlines, a dévié de la procédure de départ normalisé aux instruments (SID) assignée en raison des conditions météorologiques, sans coordination. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.*** ** *** On departure from Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL) for Detroit (KDET), the crew of Northwest Airlines CD9 NWA1101 deviated from the assigned standard instrument departure (SID) procedure due to weather conditions, without coordination. No impact on ATC operations.

May 19, 2007

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

Northwest Airlines DC-9 NWA1102 was IFR from Detroit (KDTW) to Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL). About 30 nautical miles west of the Massena (MSS) VOR, the crew declared a medical emergency and requested paramedics at the gate for when the aircraft arrived. The aircraft landed at 1509Z. No impact on ATC operations. ** *** ** NWA1102, un DC-9 exploité par Northwest Airlines, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Detroit (KDTW) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). À environ 30 milles nautiques à l'ouest du VOR de Massena (MSS), l'équipage a déclaré une urgence médicale et a demandé la présence des ambulanciers à la barrière pour l'arrivée de l'appareil. L'appareil a atterri à 1509Z. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.

July 21, 2007

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

TSB Occurrence Summary A07O0194: The Northwest Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 aircraft, (operating as NWA1097), was enroute at FL 340 when the captain in the left seat became unresponsive for a period of approximately 5 minutes. The second captain sitting in the right seat, took control of the aircraft, contacted Toronto ATC and declared an emergency. The aircraft diverted to Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (LBPIA) (CYYZ) Airport and performed an uneventful landing with ARFF standing by. The ill captain was removed and taken to a local hospital.

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

A Northwest Orient flight (NWA1097) , a DC9, on a IFR flight from Montreal Pierre Trudeau International Airport (CYUL) to Detroit Airport (KDTW) declared a medical emergency west of Ottawa due to the Captain becoming incapacitated. The flight requested to land at Toronto and that paramedical assistance meet the aircraft at a gate. These arrangements were made and at the company's request, full emergency equipment to be and was standing by. The aircraft landed at 1400z and expedited to gate B15.

June 17, 2007

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The Northwest Airlines Douglas DC-9-32 aircraft (operating as NWA1500) had just completed a scheduled IFR flight from Detroit Metropolitan (Wayne County) Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KDTW) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). After taxiing to gate, the flight crew advised that they hit a bird on landing on runway 05. Ops. impact -- an arriving aircraft (BTA2310) conducted a missed approach while the runway was closed for an inspection and the remains of one (1) intact bird [species information not provided] was recovered.

April 25, 2007

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

South of YOW, a Northwest Orient NWA1101 enroute from CYUL to KDTW encountered navigation difficulties which led it to deviate from its authorized route. No impact and no loss of IFR spacing.

February 16, 2007

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG) (Overshoot/missed approach, Other operational incident)

UPDATE;AOR 77320-V2 C-GQFY, a Cessna 150 operated by Sontair Ltd. was cleared to land on rwy 25 Windsor (CYQG) and exit into the holding bay due faster traffic approaching to land runway 25. Ameristar Jet Charters Inc flightAJI9205 was informed of the traffic exiting and was cleared to land on rwy 25. GQFY did not exit into the holding bay and remained on runway 25. AJI9205 elected to overshoot and did a left pattern for rwy 25, landing no incident. AJI9205 had departed from Miami International Airport Miami, Florida, USA (KMIA)
UPDATE Follow-up information received from General Aviation [2007/03/26]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with the operator's C.F.I. about this occurrence. The CASI was informed that the aircraft involved is leased to Journey Air Ltd. The student pilot was on his third solo flight (having flown 0.7 hours in two (2) previous flights) in the circuit when the incident occurred. Upon landing, the student requested repetition of the instruction but had already rolled past the holding bay (which is about 2,000-2,500 feet past the runway threshold). Further instruction was to turn off onto taxiway FOXTROT but, by the time the Cessna C-150M aircraft reached the taxiway, the following traffic had commenced an overshoot. The C.F.I. indicated that he will co-ordinate with Windsor ATC to provide all Journey Air students with practical training in the use of the runway 25 holding bay. This training will be recorded in the pilot training record (PTR). This training should prevent similar incidents occurring. The student pilot has received additional dual flight training and has acquired 9.1 hours of solo practice since this incident. Further training should prevent a re-occurrence. No further action recommended.
C-GQFY, a Cessna 150 operated by Sontair Ltd. was cleared to land on runway 25 Windsor (CYQG) and to exit into the holding bay due faster traffic approaching to land runway 25. Ameristar Jet Charters Inc flight AJI9205, a Douglas DC9, was informed of the traffic exiting and was cleared to land on runway 25. C-GQFY did not exit into the holding bay and remained on runway 25. AJI9205 elected to overshoot and did a left pattern for runway 25, landing without incident. AJI9205 had departed from Miami International Airport Miami, Florida, USA (KMIA)

February 1, 2007

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Conflict - loss of separation)

North West Airlines flight NWA1506, a Douglas DC9 inbound from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (KDTW) slowed below an assigned speed outside the outer fix for runway 23 Toronto (CYYZ) and a separation loss occurred with the subsequent aircraft C-FMJM, a Cessna 550 landing CYYZ from Nassau International Airport, Bahamas (MYNN).
UPDATE From TSB Occurrence Summary A07O0026: The Northwest Airlines Douglas DC-9 (Flight #NWA1506) aircraft slowed below an assigned speed outside the outer fix for runway 23 at Toronto/LBPIA, Ontario and a separation loss occurred with the subsequent aircraft, a Cessna C550 Citation, registration C-FMJM. The spacing was reduced to 2 nautical miles in an area where 3 nautical miles is required. The wake turbulence separation between these two aircraft is 4 nautical miles.

January 26, 2007

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

UPDATE From TSB Occurrence Summary A07O0017: Northwest 1501, a DC-9-31, registration N8945E, was struck by a belt loader during the loading/boarding process while parked at Toronto/LBPIA. The aircraft was pushed 6 inches from its original position and sustained substantial damage to the port side cargo area. The aircraft was deplaned and there were no injuries.
Beltloader ran into and puntured the skin of Northwest Airlines, Douglas DC9-30 aircraft (operating as NWA1501). Both beltloader and aircraft unservicible. No injuries.

October 6, 2007

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE) (Incursion - runway - animal)

UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that airport personnel recovered and removed the remains of one Jack rabbit midway down runway 09 at Saskatoon. This event did not cause any interruption of air traffic although two aircraft were delayed while the runway was cleared of FOD. There was no reported aircraft damage. Bird and wildlife staff at Saskatoon reported that they have culled over 50 rabbits since late summer; there does not seem to be an explanation for their numbers, last year at about the same time close to 70 rabbits had been disposed of.
The crew of NWA 1148, a DC-9, advised that they may have struck a rabbit on departure from Runway 09 at Saskatoon. The crew of WJA720 confirmed remains during their backtrack. Airport maintenance was dispatched to retrieve remains. WJA 720 was delayed 10 minutes on departure and JZA 8832 was delayed 3 minutes on departure while the runway was cleaned up.

March 9, 2007

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

UPDATE TSB reported that Northwest Airlines flight NWA 1165, a Douglas DC-9-32, registration N984US was en route Saskatoon to Regina. Shortly after departure the crew advised of a right side hydraulic problem. The aircraft continued to Regina and ERS was put on standby. The aircraft then landed safely. The operator advised that a flex line under the ADF panel was leaking.
Shortly after departing Saskatoon, the crew of NWA 1165 advised that they had a right side hydraulic problem. They elected to continue to Regina, where ERS responded. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 13 at 2041z.

September 28, 2007

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

VVJU200, enroute from Oceana Soucek Field (KNTU) to St. John?s (CYYT) was too high on approach. The aircraft carried out a missed approach. Nil TSB.

July 17, 2007

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

VVJT570, DC9, enroute from Willow Grove (KNXX) to St. John?s (CYYT), executed a missed approach for Runway 16. The pilot indicated that he did not have field visual. Weather 5sm -TRSA BR BKN007 OVE040 CB. Nil TSB.

July 14, 2007

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

VVRS, DC9, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Mildenhall (EGUN), reported a generator failure at position CARPE and requested to divert to St. John?s (CYYT). No emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without incident 02:00Z. Nil TSB.

December 1, 2006

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

NWA1101, a Douglas DC9-32 operated by Northwest Airlines, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Dorval (CYUL) to Detroit (KDTW). On departure from Runway 06R, the aircraft deviated south of the runway centreline, below the expected altitude, thus not complying with the airport's noise abatement procedures. The pilot reported that the aircraft had been carried off course by the wind. There was no impact on ATC operations.

April 30, 2006

Incident at 5NM au sud-est de Harrisburg, PA (KMDT) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

An operating irregularity occurred when the separation between NWA1786, a DC9-50 operated by Northwest, and JZA7933, a Dash 8 operated by Air Canada Jazz, was reduced to 900 ft vertical and 2.3 NM lateral at an altitude of 16 000 ft, when they were 5 NM southeast of Harrisburg, PA (KMDT).

March 18, 2006

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

The Northwest Airlines, Inc. Douglas DC-9 aircraft (operating as NWA607) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Minneapolis-St. Paul (Wold Chamberlain) International Airport, MN (U.S.A.) (KMSP). The flight crew reported a TCAS RA just after take-off. No other traffic was in the vicinity of the aircraft at the time. Ops. impact -- unknown.

Incident at en-route Detroit to Montréal (PETIA)

The Northwest Airlines Inc. Douglas DC-9 aircraft (operating as NWA1104) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Detroit Metropolitan (Wayne County) International Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KDTW) to Montréal (PETIA) (CYUL). At 1920Z, information was received from Cleveland ARTCC that NWA1104 had lost a wheel departing Detroit. At 1925Z, the flight crew of NWA1104 elected to return to Detroit. At 1947Z, it was determined that the wheel found at Detroit did not come from NWA1104 and the aircraft then proceeded to Montréal (PETIA) without further incident. Ops. impact -- unknown.

November 27, 2006

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

NWA 446, a DC-9, was departing from Runway 09 at Saskatoon when the crew rejected their take-off due to an engine gauge malfunction.

October 22, 2006

Incident at HUMBOLDT SK (CJU4)

NWA 1841, a DC-9, was en route from Minneapolis to Saskatoon and was about 20 miles south of Humboldt, SK when the crew descended from FL 340 to FL 280 at their request due to the loss of RVSM certification resulting from auto pilot failure. NWA 1841 continued to YXE.

September 13, 2006

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

The Douglas DC-9-30, N922RW, operating as NWA 1842 was starting engines at Saskatoon for a scheduled flight to Minneapolis. While starting the right engine (Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15), smoke and flames were observed near the rear and exiting the inboard side of the engine cowling. The crew aborted the start. An inspection revealed an uncontained failure of the right engine bleed air starter. The starter tore a hole (approximately 2 square-feet) through the inboard side of the right engine cowling. The starter was replaced and the aircraft will be ferried to Minneapolis for cowling repairs.

June 22, 2006

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

NWA 1841 was 45 NM southwest of Winnipeg on a flight from Minneapolis to Saskatoon when the crew reported a medical emergency. The flight diverted to Winnipeg, where it arrived at 1806z.

June 16, 2006

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

A flight dispatcher for Airborne Express phoned the Winnipeg ACC Shift Manager in order to have the crew of one of his flights, (ABX 943, a DC-9 en route from Calgary to Fargo), contact the flight dispatcher. The individual explained that the company had recieved a "suspicious phone call about a package on board the aircraft" and that they intended to search the aircraft at destination.

May 24, 2006

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

NWA 792, a DC-9-32, was departing from Runway 18 at Winnipeg when the crew rejected the takeoff due to engine power problems. They taxied off the runway and no assistance was required.

May 17, 2006

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

The crew of NWA 687, a DC-9-32, received and acted upon a windshear alert when on short final for Runway 36 at Winnipeg. The crew stayed with Tower frequency, circled and landed uneventfully on Runway 36 at 2047z.

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