January 15, 2018

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

UPDATE: TSB#A18Q0005: C-GKON, a Jazz de Havilland DH8-100 (JZA8705), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 3 crew members and 9 passengers on board. While the aircraft had just taken off, the flight crew noticed surging in the right engine (P&W CAN PW120A) and an unusual sound. The engine?s power was reduced and an emergency was declared. The aircraft returned and landed at CYZV without incident. The same aircraft had rejected takeoff earlier due to a fluctuation in the digital display of the left engine torque.
After takeoff, a Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GKON/JZA8705) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Quebec/Jean- Lesage, QC (CYQB) returned and landed at CYZV due to an issue with engine power. No impact on operations.

October 14, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

At 1935Z, Halifax joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) called the Halifax (HZ) tower to advise there was an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) at Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ). Nothing was heard in the tower. JRCC called back at 1940Z and advised the ELT belonged to an American registered DH8. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) Duty Manager was advised and the ELT was traced to a DH8 at the Jazz maintenance hangar.

December 3, 2016

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A privately registered Cessna 150D requested a local flight from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to the south. The aircraft was issued a Cordova departure. After departing Runway 09, the aircraft did not fly the Cordova departure, but flew a downwind right departure. When queried by the Tower Controller, pilot indicated wanting to go to Nanaimo, BC. Tower assigned the Shawnigan Lk departure and climb to 2500'. The aircraft levelled at 1500 and turned north through the approach to Runway 09 with IFR DH8 traffic on the approach to Runway 09. The pilot requested to return to the airport, but did not give a reason. Tower was concerned that the aircraft was in danger due to the erratic flying and the sound of a Crash Alarm. The pilot finally indicated that there was too much wind. The aircraft descended back to 1000'. Tower then directed the pilot to climb to 1500' and fly on a VFR heading of 030 to avoid traffic orbiting 3nm NW of the airport at 1000'. The pilot ignored the clearance and turned right at the orbiting traffic at 1000'. After another instruction to fly Heading 030 and climb to 1500' the pilot flew heading 090 and climbed to 2000'. The pilot stated being confused. The Tower cleared the aircraft to land on either Runway 09 or Runway 14. The aircraft landed on Runway 09 and then turned around to backtrack about 1000' on the runway without authorization. Several aircraft were delayed and / or moved to avoid/accommodate the aircraft.

July 19, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE: TSB#A16P0117: C-FACF, a DH8-300 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation Lp as flight JZA8165, was cleared for takeoff and departed from Runway 08R on the VANCOUVER 9 SID at Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). CGWBN, a Boeing 737-700 aircraft operated by WestJet as flight WJA1790, departed behind JZA8165 on the VANCOUVER FRS6 SID, but failed to turn right out of 1000 feet to a heading of 098 degrees. Through 3900 feet, the departure controller turned WJA1790. The required separation was not established as the two aircraft came within 2.5 nautical miles laterally and 700 feet vertically of one another, where 3 nautical miles and 1000 feet is required.
Visual Departure Procedures in effect for Runway 08R. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FACF / JZA8165) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, NC (CYLW) departed on YVR9 standard instrument departure (SID). A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWBN / WJA1790) from CYVR to Las Vegas, NV (KLAS) was issued and read back FRS6 SID. WJA1790 departed behind JZA8165 on the FRS6 SID but did not turn right out of 1000 feet to Heading 098 and continued to climb runway heading to 3900 feet until turned by Departure Controller. WJA1790 closed to within 2.5 miles and 700 feet of JZA8165 where 3 miles and 1000 feet is required.

April 27, 2016

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A precautionary standby was initiated due to a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GSTA / JZA8309) from Comox, BC (CYQQ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) inbound with a mechanical issue. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 26R at 0004Z. There was no impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB#A16P0068: C-GSTA, the Jazz Air LP DH8-300, was operating as JZA8309 between Vancouver International (CYVR) and Comox, BC (CYQQ). After takeoff the propeller auto-feather did not disarm and the associated indication light remained illuminated. The aircraft returned to CYVR and ATC initiated a precautionary standby with ARFF. The maintenance inspection determined that the auto-feather control box was unserviceable and it was replaced as per IAW AMM 61-26-00. The aircraft was returned to service.
Update AOR 199872-V2: A precautionary standby was initiated due to a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GSTA / JZA8309) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Comox, BC (CYQQ) returning to CYVR with a mechanical issue. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 26R at 0004Z. There was no impact to operations.

October 4, 2015

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

Update (Aerodrome Safety): A meeting is planned to implement permanent corrective measures.
While towing a DH8 towards the Air Canada base, SER625 reported to the ground controller that a vehicle had just crossed Taxiway ALPHA on Route 630 ahead of it while the lights were red. The ground controller immediately advised Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) via apron management so that it could communicate with airport security.

January 24, 2015

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

TSB Report A15Q0020: A Jazz DH8 (JZA8965/C-FABW) was supposed to take off from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau for Ottawa. During push back, smoke entered the cabin when the crew activated the bleed air. The aircraft returned to the gate and the passengers deplaned normally. Examination of the aircraft revealed that the air cycle machine exhaust duct and the heat exchanger were contaminated with oil. The air cycle machine and the heat exchanger were replaced. After conducting the necessary verifications, the aircraft was returned to service.

January 25, 2015

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

UPDATE TSB Report A15Q0019: A Jazz DH8 (JZA8711/C-GANS) took off from Québec airport for Montréal. During the climb, the crew noticed an intermittent smoke indication in the baggage hold. The crew declared an emergency and the aircraft returned to land without further incident. Examination of the aircraft revealed that the forward smoke detector was defective. The smoke detector was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
Shortly after takeoff, a Jazz de Havilland DHC 8 102 (JZA8711), from Québec (CYQB), QC, to Montréal (CYUL), QC, declared an emergency and asked to be diverted to CYQB. There was smoke in the cabin. JZA8711 landed without incident at 1645Z.

January 22, 2015

Incident at 4.1NM NE TALNO INTERSECTION (ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE TSB #A15Q0017: A Sky Regional DH8 (C-FSRW/SKV7512), from Billy Bishop/Toronto City Airport to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport, was authorized to descend from 21 000 ft to 14 000 ft. At 20 300 ft, a loss of separation occurred between the SKV7512 and a Cessna 560XL (N151XL) which was conducting a holding pattern at TALNO. Separation was reduced to 4.3 NM (horizontal) and 300 ft (vertical) while the required separation was 5 NM and 1 000 ft.
Separation between an American, corporately registered Cessna 560XL (N151XL), from Gastonia (KAKH), NC, to Montréal (CYUL), QC, and a Sky Regional Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRW/SKV7512), from Toronto (CYTZ), ON to Montréal (CYUL), QC, was reduced to 4.13 NM and 300 ft while the recommended separation was 5 NM or 1000 ft. No impact on operations.

Incident at 8NM NW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Bombardier Inc de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GLOZ/BBA800), from Montréal (CYUL), QC, to Downsview (CYZD), ON, took off at 1351Z and requested priority to return to the airport due to a problem with the ailerons. Emergency vehicles informed. BBA800 landed without incident at 1401Z.
UPDATE TSB #A15Q0014: A Bombardier DH8 (C-GLOZ/BBA800) took off from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (CYUL) for Toronto/Downsview. During the initial climb at about 5 500 ft, the load on the control wheel increased. The crew noted that the aileron trim started to operate on its own. The applicable checklist was completed and the problem was resolved. The crew asked for priority to return to CYUL where it landed without incident in the presence of aircraft rescue and fire fighting services. The electric aileron trim and the aileron trim?s servo-actuator were replaced.

November 19, 2015

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

Tower advised by the Terminal Unit that a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOY/ JZA8209) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) was returning due to cracked windshield. Airport Operations advised for precautionary standby initiated by the Tower. Shortly after, Vancouver Airport Authority (YVRAA) advised that this would be a full emergency standby and Jazz operations agreed. The aircraft landed safely at 0136Z. Runway returned to service at 0138Z, numerous departure delays.
UPDATE: TSB#A15P0218: C-GGOY, a de Havilland DH8-400 operated by Jazz as flight JZA8209, was on an IFR flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS). While in cruise flight at FL240, the first officer's windshield cracked. The crew elected to return to CYVR while ATC alerted ARFF. The aircraft landed without further event at 0136Z.

May 26, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE: TSB#A15P0115: The Jazz DH8-300, C-FMDW, was operating as JZA8074 from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) with 3 crew members and 48 passengers on board. While en route, a trace of smoke was observed in the flight deck. The aircraft landed at CYVR with ARFF standing by. After landing, the aircraft taxied clear of the runway and passengers and crew deplaned through the main cabin door. The operator?s maintenance determined that the source of the smoke was from chafed wiring in the cabin area immediately behind the flight deck.
As a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FMDW/ JZA8074) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was rolling out after landing Runway 08R, the pilot reported smoke in cockpit. The aircraft exited the runway onto Taxiway D1 and stopped when clear of the runway. Emergency Response Services (ERS) responded, passengers deplaned passengers and were transported to terminal. The aircraft was towed to the gate and normal operations resumed at 0045Z. No impact to operation.

May 24, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GLTA/ JZA8220) from Cranbrook, BC (CYXC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) requested Emergency Response Services (ERS) to follow the aircraft to the gate while 2 miles final Runway 08L due to an unspecified warning light. Tower initiated an emergency standby. The Aircraft landed safely at 0449Z. One aircraft, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (JZA8281) from Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) overshot for runway inspection.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A15P0114: The Jazz Aviation LP DH8-300 (C-GLTA) was operating as JZA8220 from Cranbrook (CYXC) to Vancouver International (CYVR). On approach to Vancouver the flight crew received an intermittent baggage compartment smoke warning indication. There was no observed smoke or smell of smoke in the cabin or flight deck. The flight crew requested ARFF standby for landing. The aircraft landed uneventfully in Vancouver. There was no indication of fire or smoke upon ground inspection. Company maintenance is investigating the cause of the false warning.

February 17, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GETA / JZA8215) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Cranbrook, BC (CYXC) returned to CYVR after departure due to a nose wheel issue. Tower initiated precautionary standby. The aircraft landed Runway 26L without incident at 1721Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A15P0035: Shortly after departure the deHavilland DH8-300, C-GETA, operated by JAZZ as Flight JZA215 to Cranbrook returned to CYVR due to a nose wheel issue. The tower controller initiated a precautionary standby of ARFF. The aircraft landed on Runway 26L uneventfully at 1721Z.

January 15, 2014

Incident at 28 W BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

Update #4: The necessary repairs were made to the aircraft and it was returned to service.
Update #2 Baie-Comeau Airport Aviation Incident Report: The company?s counter attendant notified the screener that the pilot had just reported smoke in the passenger cabin. At the same moment, the Mont-Joli FSS declared a code yellow: flight 331, which had just taken off from Baie-Comeau, turned around because of smoke in the passenger cabin. The Mont-Joli FSS cancelled the code yellow. The aircraft was on the ground at 2128Z.
A Hydro-Québec de Havilland DHC 8-311 (C-GJNL/ HYD331), from Baie-Comeau (CYBC) to Québec (CYQB), declared an emergency at 2116Z due to smoke in the cockpit. HYD331 landed without incident at 2124Z. No impact on operations. YHZ RCC, NOC and CACO were notified.
UPDATE A14Q0007: C-GJNL, a Hydro-Québec DH8 (HYD331), took off from Baie-Comeau for Québec. Shortly after takeoff, a fluorescent tube burned out and let off a bit of smoke. The crew declared an emergency and the aircraft landed without incident 8 minutes later. After consulting with the maintenance team and flight operations management, the lighting system was disabled and the aircraft continued its flight in accordance with MEL restrictions and procedures.
UPDATE JRCC Halifax Daily SAR for January 15 [S2014-00077]: (490795N 0681227W - CYBC, BAIE COMEAU). Montreal Center reported a Dash 8 aircraft, call sign Hydro 331, had declared an emergency for smoke in the cockpit, and that they were at 7000 ft and 28 Nm West of Baie Comeau, QC. The standby Hercules aircraft commander was notified and requested to start calling the crew in. Because the aircraft landed safely at Baie Comeau the crew was stood down. Case closed HERC 336 413 - 0.0

October 28, 2014

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC 8-402 (C-FENU/ WEN3201) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) returned to CYVR due to nose wheel issues. Tower initiated a precautionary standby and WEN3201 landed Runway 08R without incident. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14P0182: The Westjet Encore DH8 400 C-FENU was operating as flight 3201 from Fort Saint John BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). Following gear retraction after take-off from Fort Saint John, the nose gear door caution light illuminiated. The flight crew actioned the checklist and continued to Vancouver. On approach the landing gear alternate deployment procedure was completed and the aircraft landed safely with aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) on standby.

March 3, 2014

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A14P0028: A Jazz DH8-300 (C-GUON) flight JZA8424 was taking-off from Vancouver, CYVR, upon selection of landing gear up; the main and nose gear door amber lights and the right main gear unsafe light remained illuminated. Additionally, the gear handle in transit light remained lit. Flight crew proceeded with the alternate gear extension checklist, declared an emergency and returned for landing at CYVR.
A Jazz de Havilland DHC 8 300 (JZA8424) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) returned to CYVR and advised of a possible gear problem. CFR called out on precautionary standby. Aircraft landed runway 08R without incident. No operational impact.

March 27, 2014

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737 400 (FLE505) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort MacKay, AB (CAL4) departed runway 35L at CYYC restricted to 9000'. A Jazz de Havilland DHC 8 300 (JZA8478) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) inbound from runway 29 at CYYC was restricted to descend to 10000'. Air traffic control (ATC) observed FLE505 climbing through 9000' to 9500'. Traffic information given to FLE505 regarding JZA8478 1000' above cleared altitude. JZA8478 given traffic information regarding FLE505 cleared 1000' below cleared altitude. FLE505 reported responding to traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA). JZA8478 advised ATC responding to TCAS RA climbing to 11000'. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14W0044: The Flair Airlines Boeing 737-400 (C-FLER) was operating as flight FLE505 from Calgary AB (CYYC) to Fort MacKay/Albian (CAL4). On departure FLE505 was restricted to an altitude of 9000 ft. The Jazz Airlines de Havilland DH8-300 operating as flight JZA8478 from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) was inbound to CYYC and was restricted to an altitude of 10 000 ft. The NAV CANADA terminal controller observed FLE505 climbing through 9000 ft to 9500 ft. and advised both aircraft. Both aircraft advised ATC they were responding to TCAS RA commands. Separation was reduced to 1 nm and 300 ft where 3 nm or 1000 feet is required.

January 27, 2014

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At 0104Z, Ground observed a DH8 under tow on Taxiway Alpha, had not spoken to Ground. Two attempts made to contact aircraft without success. HIAA advised. HIAA later advised Ground it was Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC 8-311 (C-GEWQ).

November 2, 2013

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

Update: TSB #A13Q0188: A Jazz Aviation de Havilland DH8-Q400 (JZA8917), backtracked on Runway 30 at Québec airport for takeoff from Runway 30. While turning around to the right, a left gear wheel struck a runway light at the intersection of Taxiway Charlie and Runway 30. The runway light was destroyed and a left landing gear wheel was damaged. The aircraft returned to the gate. The tire was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
While taxiing for take off, a Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC 8 400 (JZA8917) from Quebec, QC (CYQB) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) ran over and destroyed a runway light. JZA8917 elected to return to the gate. No impact on operations.

June 16, 2013

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

A GoJet Airlines Bombardier CL600 2C10 (GJS3693), from Washington (KIAD) to Montréal (CYUL), was instructed to conduct a missed approach for Runway 06R near the tower due to a Skydive Toronto aircraft (SKY7522) which was trying to leave Runway A2 but was being blocked by a DH8 which was repositioning.

December 16, 2013

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GSDZ) on a local flight from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported rough running engine and returned to CYYJ. The aircraft landed safely. ARFF called out. Jazz Aviation (JZA8069) DH8 was held for 5 minutes until C-GSDZ landed.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: All intake gaskets replaced. Actions required by AD 2001-06-14 carried out. PRM suspects engine operation in flight school environment contributed to rough running engine. This is a known issue; Lycoming service instruction 1497A pertains. Engine performance was within manufacturers limits during ground run.

August 11, 2013

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

TSB A13O0153: The Jazz Aviation LP de Havilland Dash-8-100 aircraft (C-GCTC, JZA7708) was at the gate and both engines were started. After ground power was disconnected the flight crew received a DC Bus Fault caution light, a #1 DC Generator caution light, and a Auxiliary Inverter caution light. While the crew actioned the QRH procedures smoke was observed coming from the glareshield in the area of the captain's clock. The engines were shut down and the crew and all passengers were deplaned. Maintenance replaced the LH feeder contactor 2431-K1, and after engine ground runs DC power system checked and found to be serviceable with no smoke present. The contactor was installed IAW EVRA DH8-2431-A11322. The aircraft was returned to service.

October 8, 2012

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Incursion - runway - aircraft)

A Jazz Aviation Dehavilland Dash 8 (operating as JZA8067) was cleared to land on short final runway 13. The Vital Aviation Cessna 172 (C-GTXA) was instructed to "Line-up threshold of Rwy 09". The Cessna 172 started to roll down runway 09 without a take-off clearance. Tower controller intervened and instructed the aircraft to stop due to a DH8 landing on runway 13. JZA8067 landed safely and the Cessna was subsequently cleared for take off without further incident.
UPDATE - No further action required.

July 29, 2012

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A privately registered Aero Commander on a VFR flight from Victoria International (CYYJ) to Abbotsford (CYXX). The aircraft was given taxi instructions for R-09 via Sierra and Echo to hold short of R-03. Pilot read back "Hold short of R-13". As the aircraft taxied across the hold line of R-03 the ground controller noticed and stopped the aircraft just across the hold line of R-03. Traffic using R-03 was a DH8 in position, but no take off clearance

February 17, 2012

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

ACA272 reported prop wash, while departing, from a DH8 doing a run up on Apron 6. No other aircraft inconvenienced.

March 30, 2012

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

Aircraft given airport advisory indicating a Runway 19 departure. Flight radar observed departing runway 25. One inbound DH8 but no impact on operations.

March 30, 2011

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

JZA982, a De Havilland Dash 8 operated by Air Canada Jazz, was on an IFR flight from Ottawa (CYOW) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). FLG3971, a Regional Jet operated by Pinnacle Airlines, was on an IFR flight from Montréal/Trudeau to Detroit (KDTW). While JZA982 was flying the standard terminal arrival (STAR) procedure CEDAR 7 for Runway 24R, the aircraft was observed under the authorized 6 000 ft that was correctly readback by the crew. The controller detected the navigation error and immediately reauthorized the aircraft to 6 000 ft. JAZ892 had descended to 5 600 ft, before coming back up to 6 000 ft. As a result of this situation, there was a loss of separation with FLG3971 that had just taken off from Runway 28 and was climbing to 5 000 ft. The separation between the two aircraft was reduced to less than 3 NM and 1 000 ft. No other impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report #A11Q0063: JZA982, DH8-100 operated by Air Canada Jazz, flying from Ottawa to Montréal/Trudeau was authorized by the Montréal terminal to descend to 6 000 ft. The crew readback the authorization correctly. At 6 000 ft, the aircraft continued its descent to 5 600 ft, though the controller had instructed the crew to climb to 6 000 ft. A loss of separation occurred between the DH8-100 and FLG3971, a CRJ operated by Pinnacle Airlines, on level ground at 5 000 ft, that took off from Montréal/Trudeau airport for Detroit. The separation required was 1 000 ft vertically and 3 NM horizontally.

December 8, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Overshoot/missed approach)

An Air Canada Jazz Dehavilland DH8-300, operating as JZA8072, IFR Kelowna (CYYJ) to Vancouver (CYVR), was instructed to pull up by the tower north controller because the previous aircraft, operating as CNK451, missed the first exit and the spacing was not sufficient for JZA8072 to land safely.

January 1, 2011

Incident at 5NM NE of Pitt Meadows Airport (CYPK) (ELT)

ELT report by a Dehavilland DH8 inbound to CYVR. RCC advised. RCC reports ELT on field at Langley

August 28, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Jazz Canadair CRJ100 operating Flight JZA 210, IFR origin unknown to Vancouver, reported laser interference at 8 nm final Rwy 26R at 0337Z. An Air Canada Jazz Dehavilland DH8 operating Flight JZA 98, IFR Seattle to Vancouver, reported same at 0341Z on final 26R.

March 18, 2010

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ) (TCAS alert, Conflict - potential)

The Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8, operating as POE8568 was on a scheduled Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight from Sudbury (CYSB) to Toronto Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, The Canadian Flyers International Inc. Cessna 172R aircraft (C-GGPQ) was on a local VFR flight from Toronto (City Centre) Airport (CYTZ). POE8568 was joining five mile final runway 26. C-GGPQ in left downwind runway 26 was told to extend downwind to follow DH8 traffic 5 mile final. C-GGPQ was then told to widen to the right and not follow the shore line because its not square to the circuit. POE8568 was three miles final at 1500 feet and C-GGPQ was observed turning left base toward POE8568. C-GGPQ was told again to widen out and follow the DH8. POE8568 was observed in a climb to 1700 feet and reported a TCAS RA. POE8568 then descended and landed runway 26 safely.

February 18, 2010

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

JZA790 DH8 301, enroute from Montreal (CYUL) to Saint John (CYSJ), was coordinated with the Flight Service Station (FSS) for an approach on Runway 05. The aircraft proceeded in a missed approach at 20:41Z and was vectored for a second approach. The aircraft landed at 20:56SZ.

January 18, 2010

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

JZA996, DHC 8 301, enroute from Montreal (CYUL) to Moncton (CYQM), declared an emergency due to a hydraulic problem. Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) responded. The aircraft landed safely at 03:50Z.
UPDATE TSB A10A0010: JZA 8996, an Air Canada Jazz De Havilland DH8-300, registration C-FJVV, was en route from Montreal to Moncton when the flight crew noticed that the number one hydraulic system pressure was decreasing. The crew elected to continue to Moncton and approximately 10 minutes prior to landing noted that the hydraulic pressure was at 800 pounds where normal pressure is 3000 pounds. They then declared an emergency, carried out the appropriate checklist, and carried out a flapless landing without further incident. Further information is forthcoming from the operator.

August 16, 2009

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

BTA3058, un Embraer 145 exploité par Continental Express, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Newark (KEWR) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). JZA7671, un De Havilland Dash 8 exploité par Air Canada Jazz, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments depuis Fredericton (CYFC) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau. L'équipage de BTA3058 ne s'est pas conformé aux instructions du contrôleur et l'appareil est entré en conflit avec JZA7671 établi en finale pour la piste 24 droite. La séparation a été réduite à 2.2 milles nautiques à la même altitude avant d'augmenter.*** ** *** BTA3058, a Continental Express Embraer 145, was IFR from Newark (KEWR) to Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL). JZA7671, an Air Canada Jazz De Havilland Dash 8, was IFR from Fredericton (CYFC) to Montreal/Trudeau. The crew of BTA3058 did not comply with the controller's instructions and the aircraft came into conflict with JZA7671, which was in final for rwy 24R. Separation was reduced to 2.2 NM at the same altitude before it increased.
Mise à jour #1 : Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Selon le rapport du BST #A09Q0143: L'Embraer 145, BTA3058 exploité par Jet Link (Continental Express), a effectué une remontée à la suite d'une approche visuelle piste 24D à l'aéroport Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). Le contrôleur de l'aéroport a placé l'appareil en vent arrière serré piste 24D afin de le faire revenir en finale devant un DH8, JZA7671, qui était en longue finale. Parce que BAT3058 n'a pas immédiatement viré en base lorsque le contrôleur lui a demandé, il a dû prolonger son vent arrière. L'espacement entre le BTA3058 et JZA7671 a été réduit à 2,2 milles nautiques alors qu'ils étaient sur une trajectoire opposée et parallèle.*** ** *** Update#1: The TSB number and class of investigation were added.According to TSB report #A09Q0143: BTA3058, a Jet Link (Continental Express) Embraer 145, pulled up after making a visual approach to runway 24R at the Montreal/Trudeau airport (CYUL). The airport traffic controller placed the aircraft on a tight downwind leg for runway 24R in order to have it come back in final ahead of JZA671, a DH8, which was on a long approach. Because BTA3058 did not immediately turn when the controller asked it to, the controller had to extend its downwind leg. The separation between BTA3058 and JZA7671 was reduced to 2.2 NM while they were in opposing and parallel trajectories.

October 25, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Overshoot/missed approach, Brakes - other)

Tower initiated a Missed Approach to the Air Canada Jazz Dehavilland DH8 operating Flight JZA 262, IFR Nanaimo to Vancouver, due to an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 operating Flight AAL 1379, IFR Dallas Fort Worth to Vancouver, stopped on runway at M3 after landing Rwy 08L with "Auto-brakes locked up, unable to release". JZA 262 issued RH circuit to downwind 08R. Landed OK at 2005z. AAL1379 released brakes after approximately one minute, taxied to gate. No other delays.

June 29, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada Jazz DH8 operating Flt. JZA72 was on an IFR flight from Victoria to Vancouver at 3,000'. As JZA72 was flying over the Boundary Bay Control Zone the controller cleared the aircraft for a visual approach not below 3000' until on final Runway 26L. This was read back by the pilot however the aircraft commenced descent prior to the final approach course. No operational impact.

June 26, 2009

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Air Canada Jazz Dehavilland DH8 operating Flight JZA64, IFR Victoria to Vancouver, reported a TCAS Resolution Advisory (RA). The Traffic was passed prior to the RA and the VFR aircraft was on vectors for the IFR aircraft. No conflict.

March 16, 2009

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (TCAS alert)

UPDATE from System Safety: Change OPI to ANS & Airspace. No further action required.
A Jazz Air DH8, flight JZA78 was on a IFR flight from CYYJ (Victoria) to CYVR (Vancouver) at 3000 feet reported a TCAS RA with a privately operated twin engine Cessna VFR to CYYJ at 3500 feet, North East of CYYJ.

February 5, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Other operational incident, Incursion - runway - animal, Aerodrome - other)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: Wildlife Officer response was in accordance with the Wildlife Management Plan. Runway restriction was due to the disabled vehicle in accordance with the CARs/TP312. No further action required.
At approximately 1725Z, a coyote was observed on Runway 08R. The Wildlife vehicle was dispatched. During chase, the Wildlife vehicle became disabled and traffic on Runway 08R became restricted to DH8 and smaller traffic. At 1852Z, the vehicle was removed from Runway 08R along with the remains of the coyote. Some minor departure delays were incurred.

January 3, 2009

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

ELT 0345Z to 0534Z located on Winnipeg airport - DH8 - RCC advised.

September 3, 2009

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ) (ATS operating irregularity)

Aircraft issued clearance in accordance with 1+45 initial separation. Type of preceding aircraft mistaken (CRJ for DH8) and 1 minute applied to departure instead of to the turn of preceding aircraft. Second aircraft did not in fact depart in accordance with the clearance so no loss of separation, but separation not assured for a period of time. Nil TSB

March 1, 2009

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

SPR999 (C-FYDH), DHC 8 102, enroute from Montreal (CYUL) to St. John?s (CYYT), while in descent passing 15,000 ft., approximately 35 nautical miles west of St. John's, advised that they had lost cabin pressure. No emergency was declared and the aircraft descended below 10,000 ft. approximately two minutes later. The aircraft landed safely at 01:47Z without further incident. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A09A0014: The flight crew of SPR999, a Provincial Airlines De Havilland DH8 ferry flight from Montreal to St. John's NL, were in descent when they advised ATC that the aircraft had lost pressurization. The crew did not declare an emergency and the aircraft landed safely at St. John's without further incident. Maintenance inspection revealed that the cabin door seal had deflated due to incorrect rigging of the door seal mechanism. The mechanism was re-rigged, the system was tested and the aircraft has since been returned to service.

September 10, 2008

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Penticton airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
Air Canada Jazz Flt 351, a deHavilland DH8 IFR Penticton to Vancouver, struck several small birds on departure RUNWAY 34.

August 16, 2008

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA57 a Dehavilland DH8, IFR Vancouver to Victoria, reported remains from a bird strike found on their wing. Extensive search or RWY's found no remains.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Victoria and Vancouver Airports have wildlife programs in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

June 18, 2008

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

Air Canada Jazz flight JZA8351, a DeHavilland DH8 IFR Penticton to Vancouver, reported a bird strike on departure.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Penticton Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

May 11, 2008

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (TCAS alert)

Jazz Flight JZA8065, IFR Vancouver to Victoria, reported a TCAS RA 4 miles final RWY27. Aircraft in the vicinity at the time were a DeHavilland DH8 in position for departure on RWY27 and a Victoria Flying Club Cessna C172 2 mile off his left wing on the downwind doing circuits RWY27.

April 15, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Overshoot/missed approach, Aircraft navigation/communication equipment)

Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA8190, a DeHavilland DH8C IFR Vancouver to Kamloops, was in position for departure on RWY 08R. A privately registered Dassault Falcon 2000 IFR Calgary to Vancouver, was on approach to RWY 08R. Missed Approach issued to the Falcon 2000 (not acknowledged, but visually confirmed) due to continuous stuck mic in Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA8588 IFR Vancouver to Smithers, a DeHavilland DH8-300 in departure lineup. JZA8190 (in position) unable to receive departure or exiting instructions. Stuck mic stopped 1455z. JZA8190 departed. The Falcon 2000 landed OK at 1501z.

March 7, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Security acts, Other operational incident)

Vancouver (CYVR) Operations reported a security breach at the Trans-Border Gates (77-96). All departure push backs were stopped until 2200Z. Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA8095, a Dehavilland DH8 CYVR to Seattle (KSEA), was delayed approximately 10 minutes. There were several other delays less than 5 minutes. There was no restrictions to arrivals. The Airport Authority reported 1 person was detained.

March 30, 2008

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ) (TCAS alert)

A Porter Airlines flight POE255 a Dash 8-400 was departing runway 08 eastbound at Toronto Island airport (CYTZ) on a VFR departure procedure enroute to Ottawa (CYOW) was instructed to contact the terminal unit airborne. Leaving 1300 feet above sea level POE255 advised of a TCAS RA respect VFR traffic descending opposite direction. A private Mooney on a VFR flight from Kitchener (CYKF) was transiting the CYTZ zone westbound and contacted the tower 6 mile east descending to 2500asl. The Mooney pilot advised he had the DH8 -400 in sight and was instructed to remain north of the departure path.

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