January 24, 1998

Incident at Halifax Intl (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

ACA080 EA32 unable to turn on to Runway 15 due to icing conditions as a result of freezing rain. One arriving aircraft had to hold and three departing aircraft were delayed. Sand was applied and aircraft proceeded. Total delay time was 15 minutes. Nil TSB

February 25, 1997

Incident at Vancouver, B.C.

CDN686 EA32 reported wake turbulence encounter on departure from Vancouver 3 NM in trail of ACA526 another EA32.

November 8, 1997

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

ACA508 EA32 (AIRBUS A-320) AIR CANADA CDN954 (B737, IFR from Edmonton International) landed on runway 06L and stopped prior to "Golf" taxiway and requested to exit at that point. CDN954's flight crew was informed that "Golf" taxiway was closed and to proceed to taxiway "Hotel - 3" which is just past "Golf" taxiway. The tower controller then cleared ACA508 (EA32, IFR from Thunder Bay) to land on runway 06L assuming that CDN954 would exit at taxiway "Hotel - 3." The tower controller then turned his attention to his operation on runway 06R. When he looked back at runway 06L, CDN954 had taxied past taxiway "Hotel - 3" and was still on runway 06L short of runway 33R. ACA508 was touching down at this time. CDN954 was then asked if they could exit at runway 33R. ACA508 was stopped well short of CDN954 and there was no confliction on the runway between the two aircraft. At no time did either aircraft question the tower controller about what was going on. Ops. impact -- unknown. TSB Initial Notification A97O0232: No additional Information.

October 29, 1997

Incident at Toronto (15 NE of LBPIA)

N194Q BE55 (Beechcraft Baron) Operator unknown IFR from Rochester (KROC) to Toronto (CYYZ). ACA 463 Air Canada EA32 (Airbus A-320) Air Canada IFR from Ottawa (CYOW) to Toronto (CYYZ). ACA463 was established on the 24L localizer at Toronto (LBPIA). N194Q (Beech 95-B55 (T42A)) was on vectors for sequencing behind ACA463. N194Q was cleared to descend to 5,000 feet and the pilot read back 5,000 feet; however, the descent continued to 4,600 feet before the pilot was instructed to climb back to 5,000 feet. Lateral spacing was reduced to 3 NM in airspace which requires 5 NM for wake turbulence separation requirements. VMC conditions existed at the time of the occurrence. See TSB Initial Notification #A97O0221

July 24, 1997

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (TCAS alert, ATS operating irregularity)

CDN987(EA32) inbound to Toronto at FL370 had been given a profile descent to runway 15 and had been instructed to start down early in order to pass below American Airlines52 (B767) in cruise eastbound at FL330. When the sector controller realized that the plan of action was not going to be successful, an attempt to turn AAL52 behind CDN978 was initiated. This course of action was not taken in time and AAL52 passed approximately 4 miles behind CDN978 and 1000f.t. below. AAL52 reported that he had received a TCAS advisory.

July 8, 1997

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

The aircraft landed on runway 24L and exited onto a NOTAMmed closed exit (D2). The fact that the aircraft could not clear the runway required the next two arrivals for runway 24L to be issued missed approach instructions. Ops. impact -- two (2) aircraft overshot (NWA206 - EA32; NTM1027 - SW4).

January 25, 1997

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

ACA905 was inbound to Toronto at 8000' and received a TCAS RA on FDX1237 (Federal Express EA32) who was climbing to 7000' on departure from Toronto. ACA905 climbed and conflicted with CWW500 (Canair B737) who was at 9000' proceeding to Hamilton. Ops. Impact -- unknown.

December 30, 1997

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

Identification: Air Canada (ACA) 639 / Eastern Flying Service (SPR) 902 Type/Model: EA32 / SW4 Departure Point: St. John's / Deer Lake Destination: Halifax / St. John's Remarks: While taxiing to the button of runway 16 for departure , ACA 639 was unable to complete its turn-around to line up because of high winds and ice. Applying extra power caused the aircraft to slide towards the edge of the useable surface. Sand trucks were dispatched and after the area was sanded , the aircraft was able to complete the turn around. The flight departed approximately 16 minutes late. SPR 902 had to hold for about 5 minutes while ACA 639 got underway. TSB no involvement.

October 25, 1997

Incident at Halifax Intl (Incursion - runway - animal)

ACA616 EA32 was on final for runway 24 at Halifax Intl when advised of a dog on the runway. Aircraft elected to pull up and try again. Aircraft landed safely 1628z. Airport police conducting search for dog.

October 9, 1997

Incident at St. John's NFLD

ACA610 EA32 on short final for runway 34, executed a missed approach due to loss of flight instruments on one side of the cockpit. Aircraft landed safely 1926z. TSB awaiting more information. UPDATE: The missed approach was due to the failure of the First Officers map function on the EFIS display. This resulted in a brief loss of IAS indications and there was an engine power surge. Research indicated that there was a similar computer software problem with this aircraft on 19 September 1997. Air Canada and the vender of the software will be following up with a further investigation to determine the cause of the problem and correct it. TSB closed.

August 16, 1997

Incident at St. John's NFLD

ACA133 EA32 departing St. John's at 1719z had a PA28 as traffic inbound. The PA28 had ACA133 visual and advised Tower that they would remain North of the departure path. Tower passed ACA133 the traffic 3 miles at 1 O'clock. ACA133 reported following TCAS resolution advisory and descended from 3100 to 2800 feet before resuming climb to FL280.

August 3, 1997

Incident at St. John's NFLD

ACA622 EA32 enroute Halifax to St. John's landing runway 29 at 2349z aircraft taxied to ramp and Tower noticed white smoke bellowing from under the right wing. Pilot requested CFR to standby. The smoke was caused by a broken hydraulic line bleeding onto the hot brakes. TSB evaluating.

August 1, 1997

Incident at Halifax Intl

ACA187 EA32 enroute Halifax to Toronto reported possible bird strike on departure Halifax. Aircraft continued to Toronto.

May 7, 1997

Incident at 600 nm NE Goose Bay

SSV990, EA32, encountered moderate to severe turbulence at 6148n 4350w (aprx 600 nmn NE Goose Bay) which affected the auto pilot and resulted in an unplanned climb from FL390- to FL400. Nil traffic and no other reports of turbulence recieved. No TSB involvement.

May 27, 1996

Incident at vicinity of Dorval

The EA32 was on a course parallel to runway 24R north of the Dorval airport descending to 6000'. The Aero Commander just took off from runway 28 and was at 5400' but authorized to 5000'. The controller immediately informed the Aero Commander and passed traffic to the EA32. Separation was reduced to 600'.

January 9, 1996

Incident at near Ottawa (ATS operating irregularity)

The DC9 (ACA511) was at FL350. The EA32 (CDN951) had taken off from Montreal and was authorized to FL350. When the EA32 reached FL350, the required radar separation was not maintained and the aircraft were 4NM apart. No TCAS alert nor evasive action.

January 2, 1996

Incident at 40 miles north-west Mirabel

ACA112 from Vancouver to Dorval was descending to 8000 feet and ACA129 (another EA32), from Dorval to Vancouver, was climbing to FL280. The aircraft crossed with the required 5 miles radar separation. The 2 pilots reported TCAS warnings and advised they will make a report.

October 23, 1996

Incident at Vancouver, B.C. (Conflict - loss of separation)

A loss of separation occurred 28 KM east of Vancouver, between ACA139 EA32 Ottawa to Vancouver, and WES417 SW3 Penticton to Vancouver. The aircraft came within 600 ft and 2 1/2 miles.

September 27, 1996

Incident at Vancouver

At 2209 PCO501 BE99 departed runway 26 on heading 260 and was subsequently turned left by the departure controller. Tower released ACA138 EA32 on heading 230 resulting in less than required separation. At 2212 ABL749 DH8 departed runway 26 on runway heading and was instructed by the departure controller to turn left at 3000 feet. Aircraft apparently commenced turn before reaching 3000. Tower released DAL368 B757 on heading 230 resulting in less than required separation. ACC and Tower are examining interunit coordiantion procedures and investigating both occurrences.

September 9, 1996

Incident at Vancouver

The pilot of ACA194 EA32 reported right engine failure shortly after taking off from Vancouver at 1606Z. Aircraft returned to Vancouver, landed safely at 1626Z with ERS on standby.

September 13, 1996

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

ACA109 was inbound to Toronto, IFR from Montreal. ACA109 was cleared for descent to 9000' by the Toronto arrival controller. ACA733 (Air Canada EA32) was inbound to Toronto, IFR from Newark and was cleared to descend to 9000'. As ACA109 was nearing 9000', the controller cleared the flight to 8000'. ACA109 levelled momentarily at 9000' while the controller was occupied with a radio transmission from another flight, which delayed his transmission of instructions to ACA109 to expedite the descent. IFR separation was reduced to a mile and three quarters laterally and 500' vertically where three miles or 1000' is required. Ops. Impact -- unknown. From a TSB Initial Notification.

September 6, 1996

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

CKS338 proceeded past the hold short clearance limit (overshoot hold point runway 06L at 33 intersection). ACA164 (EA32) was 0.5 mile final for runway 06L. ACA164 was instructed to and carried out an overshoot. Ops. Impact -- overshoot. This report based on preliminary investigation without benefit of audio playback.

January 2, 1996

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

Aircraft were landing and departing from runway 06R. The EA32 was taxiing from the terminal to the south hangar. The pilot had been cleared to taxi via Delta and D3, to hold short of runway 06R. The ground controller (GC) contacted the south tower controller (SC) and made the request to taxi SSU845 across runway 06R. The SC acknowledged the request. CMM530 was cleared to land 06R by the tower controller (TC) and given permission to backtrack and clear at Charlie taxiway. When CMM530 exited 06R, the TC cleared ACA194 for takeoff 06R. The GC, seeing CMM530 backtrack on 06R, assumed the TC had cleared CMM530 to taxi off Charlie so that the GC could taxi SSU845 across 06R. Without coordinating or getting approval, the GC cleared SSU845 across 06R. The TC was unaware that the GC had cleared SSU845 across 06R, and by the time the TC noticed the EA32 was moving, the aircraft had already crossed and was clear of runway 06R. Ops. Impact -- unknown. From a TSB Initial Notification.

August 8, 1996

Incident at Brandon, Manitoba (ATS operating irregularity)

The pilot of Air Canada ACA194, an Airbus EA32, flight plan Calgary-Winnipeg at FL370, was on descent to 11000 proceeding direct to BEFAN for the BEFANS arrival into Winnipeg. Canada 3000 CMM543, a Boeing B757, flight plan Toronto-Vancouver at FL350 was proceeding Winnipeg direct Medicine Hat then flight plan route. The track of ACA194 brought him to 3.69 miles from CMM543. The required separation is 5 miles. CMM543 reported a TCAS warning. Unit management is investigating.

Incident at REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN

Air Canada ACA103, an Airbus EA32 received a bird strike. Three bird carcasses were found, two sparrows and one barn swallow.

June 2, 1996

Incident at 20 miles SW of Moose Jaw, SK

The pilot of CDN996, an EA32, was enroute from Vancouver to Toronto when a medical emergency was declared. The aircraft was diverted into Regina due to a comatose passenger. The flight landed at 0256Z and was directed to a gate, originally intended for NWA1515, in order to facilitate removal of the sick passenger. NWA1515, a DC9, inbound from Minneapolis, was given a short air delay and ended up disembarking passengers on the ramp.

May 31, 1996

Incident at Thunder Bay, Ontario (ATS operating irregularity)

Attempting to assist the aircraft involved to find a smoother ride, the controller cleared NWA55 (B747), ACA126 (EA32), and CDN968 (EA32) down to FL290. He failed to recognize that the underlying sector's cap had been raised to FL330 and therefore the descending aircraft came into potential conflict with CDN954 (B737) and NWA17 (B747). Shortly after issuing the descent clearance the controller recognized the error and took immediate steps to correct the situation. Although separation between the involved aircraft was never actually less than the required minima, the initial descent clearances did not ensure that separation would be maintained. The occurrence is being investigated by local management.

October 14, 1995

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

EA32 from Vancouver to Dorval was authorized to descend from FL290 to 8000ft while B747 from Mirabel to Los Angeles was 15 miles away climbing to FL280. Evasive measures were ordered by the TCAS in each aircraft and they crossed with 4.3 miles and 2400 ft separation.

July 22, 1995

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

Shortly after departing runway 24R, the crew received a TCAS TA at 1600'. At 2200' they received a TCAS RA to descend. The crew started an immediate descent and levelled off at 1300'. Two reviews of the radar tape showed the closest aircraft to the EA32 was oribiting counter-clockwise at 2800' approximately four miles to the northeast of the westbound EA32. Ops. Impact -- unknown. From a TSB Initial Notification.

March 18, 1995

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The aircraft take-off from runway 33 was aborted when a coyote crossed the runway. Ops. impact -- CMM6565 had to taxi for take-off again. CDN386 (EA32) was also delayed until the bird van responded. At 1142Z, the coyote was observed crossing runway 06R while an aircraft was waiting to depart and cut off PDT3391 (DH8) taxiing on Delta taxiway at D4.

July 10, 1995

Incident at 35NM West of Brandon, Manitoba

ACA166, a EA32 Airbus A320 (Air Canada), 35NM west of Brandon at FL370, requested descent and rerouting to Winnipeg due to a cracked windscreen. The aircraft landed Rwy 36 safely at 1734Z. Update: Investigation revealed that the windshield maintained its structural integrity and the lattice type fracture was restricted to the inner laminations of the shield assembly.

September 6, 1994

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

ACA196, Airbus EA32 After landing runway 24L, PR0270 from Quebec reported a 35 degree roll on final approach. The preceeding Airbus was 2 min ahead of PR0270. The first contact between the airtower and PRO270 occurred when PRO270 was 2 miles on final at which point the terminal controller informed the tower that PRO270 was on a visual approach behind the ACA196.

January 27, 1994

Incident at DORVAL

EA32 CDN876 OVERSHOT ON FINAL FOR RWY 06R BECAUSE OF A PROBLEM WITH THEIR ON BOARD COMPUTER. TIME = 2106Z. ACTION = NAH. Air1: Air2: Air3: Occurrence: Class: IICategory: 211 334

January 5, 1994

Incident at MONTREAL ACC

B767 SAS911 FROM COPENHAGEN TO NEWARK. ROUTE WAS NOT CHANGED AT THE RIGHT TIME RESULTING IN A LOSS OF HORIZONTAL SEPARATION WITH EA32 VKG1063 FROM KEFLAVIK TO TORONTO. TIME = 1836Z. ACTION = NAE.Air1: Air2: Air3: Occurrence: Class: IZCategory: 310

December 2, 1994

Incident at Mazatlan, Mexico

During the climbout from Mazatlan, the crew of C-GVXC had been cleared to FL350. As they were passing FL330, they received first a TCAS "TA" followed shortly by an "RA" with instruction to climb. As the crew were following the company SOP's, they were able to make visual contact with the traffic, an opposite direction B727 approx. four miles ahead. When ATC was queried by the crew, they responded that radar separation was being maintained and to expedite the climb through FL330. Traffic was 80 nm at FL330. The two aircraft passed each other with an estimated spacing between them of 1,000' vertical and two miles horizontal. The other aircraft also reported a TCAS warning. Ops. Impact -- unknown. From a TSB Initial Notification.Air1: C-GVXC / UnknownAir2: EA32 / B727Air3: Canada 3000 / UnknownOccurrence: Operating Irregularity (Foreign Airspace)Class: IICategory: 310 315

March 15, 1994

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

USA1230 CONFLICTED WITH ACA907 (EA32) APPROXIMATELY 12 MILES EAST OF TORONTO (LBPIA) WHILE ON VECTORS FOR THE APPROACH. TCAS RESOLUTION ADVISORIES WERE REPORTED BY BOTH AIRCRAFT. OPS. IMPACT -- NONE.

January 26, 1994

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

EA32 ACA C-FDRK ON DESCENT APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES FROM TOUCH DOWN A 29 YEAR OLD FLIGHT ATTENDANT WAS INCAPACITATED BY A SUSPECTED STROKE. PRIORITY HANDLING WAS REQUESTED AND GIVEN FOR RWY 06R AND THE A/C LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE WAS STANDING BY THE GATE AND THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR OBSERVATION. A PHYSICIAN ON BOARD THE A/C SUSPECTED THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT HAD SUFFERED A STROKE. FROM A TSB INITIAL NOTIFICATION. OPS IMPACT UNKNOWN. TIME = 2120Z. ACTION = PAX.Air1: Air2: Air3: Occurrence: Class: IICategory: 219 220 280

January 20, 1994

Incident at TORONTO

EA32 DAL1919 DEPARTED TORONTO AND COULD NOT RETRACT GEAR. A/C RETURNED FOR AN UNEVENTFUL LANDING ON RWY 24L. NO EQUIPMENT. OPS IMPACT NONE. TIME = 1950Z. ACTION = PAX PAH. Air1: Air2: Air3: Occurrence: Class: IZCategory: 213

September 8, 1994

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

A PA3T Piper Aircraft Cheyenne I/II had just taken off when the door became ajar. An Airbus (EA32), Air Canada Flight 196 (ACA196) was delayed 10 minutes and was held in threshold on runway 15.

January 14, 1994

Incident at HALIFAX

EA32 ACA301 WHILE ON RAMP THE PILOT ADVISED SMOKE AROUND THE A/C. REQUESTED ERS. CAUSE SUSPECTED TO BE FLUID IN VENTILATION SYSTEM. TSB EVALUATING. TIME = 1113Z. ACTION = MAB. UPDATED 94/01/26: TSB INFORMATION A/C WAS DEICED WITH APU RUNNING ALLOWING FOR INGESTION OF FLUID INTO SYSTEM. ENGINES WERE NOT RUNNING. PASSENGERS DEPLANED AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE ONLY.Air1: Air2: Air3: Occurrence: Class: IICategory: 210 290

December 15, 1993

Incident at EDMONTON (ATS operating irregularity)

EA32 A320 CDN951 & BE10 KING AIR TGO967. CDN951 LANDING IFR RWY 30 MISSED THE APPROACH & CLIMBED STRAIGHT AHEAD. TGO967 ON ILS RWY 02 TURNED 180 DEG. TO AVOID CONFLICT. A/C PASSED WITHIN 1.5 NM. WX- M3OVC 1F. TSB ADVISED. TIME = 1735Z. ACTION = SAE.

May 29, 1993

Incident at CALGARY

EA32 CANADIAN CDN964 - A/C RETURNED TO RAMP DUE TO MECHANICAL PROBLEM (SMOKE INSIDE A/C). ERS. TIME - 1645Z. ACTION - SAH.

May 9, 1993

Incident at CALGARY

EA32 ACA 760 - A/C REPORTED NEAR MISS WITH UNKNOWN GLIDER AT 10,000' ASL. PARTICULAR GLIDER DID NOT SHOW ON RADAR. SOARING ACTIVITY DEPICTED ON VNC CHARTS FOR THIS AREA. TIME - 2037Z. ACTION - SAE.

July 18, 1993

Incident at DORVAL

EA32 ACA155 - A/C IFR FROM HALIFAX CANCELLED FINAL APPROACH FOR RWY 24D DUE TO A PARACHUTISTE IN AREA. LANDED SAFELY AT 2200Z. TIME - 2157Z. ACTION - NAR.

May 19, 1993

Incident at DORVAL

B727 NWA480 IFR DORVAL-DETROIT CLIMBING TO FL230 CAME WITHIN 2 MILE HORIZONTAL SEPARATION & 900' VERTICLE SEPARATION FROM EA32 ACA404. ACA404 DESCENDING AT 6000' FOR DORVAL. NWA480 PILOT RESOLVED SITUATION. ATC INSTRUCTED PILOT TO TURN BUT PILOT DID NOT RESPOND. TIME - 1352Z. ACTION - NAE.

August 1, 1993

Incident at KELOWNA (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

CDN95 B767 + CDN989 EA32 - CDN95 WAS BEING RADAR SEQUENCED BEHIND CDN989. THE A/C CAME WITHIN 8.68 NM & 900' VERTICALLY. THE SITUATION WAS MONITORED & CORRECTIVE ACTION TAKEN. RADAR TRAFFIC WAS FAIRLY HEAVY & COMPLEX. AT 2050Z THE INDICATOR MODULE FAILED & WAS RELOCATED. TIME - 2103Z. ACTION - TAE.

May 5, 1993

Incident at VANCOUVER ACC

EA32 ACA205 - LOSS OF SEPARATION OCCURED ON THE EDMONTON/VANCOUVER FIR BOUNDARY AT 16000'. PA31 WAS PROCEEDING FROM CALGARY TO A PHOTO BLOCK WHEN ACA205 WHO HAD REQUESTED 16000' FOR SIGHT SEEING, PASSED WITHIN 27NM. TIME - 1530Z. ACTION - TAP.

April 28, 1993

Incident at VANCOUVER

EA32 AIRBUS A320 ACA037 - REPORTED BIRD STRIKE ON LANDING RWY 08. REMAINS ON ONE BARN SWALLOW FOUND. TIME - 1542Z. ACTION - TAH TAX.

December 28, 1993

Incident at TORONTO (ATM - ILS irregularity)

EA32 ACA106 WAS VECTORED ONTO A RIGHT BASE FOR RUNWAY 24L WHEN THE AIRCRAFT CAPTURED THE LOCALIZER FOR RUNWAY 24R. OPS IMPACT NONE. TIME = 1839Z. ACTION = PAX PAD PAE PAT IKO PIA.

December 13, 1993

Incident at TORONTO

EA32 CDN861 - LANDED RWY 24L. TOWER NOTICED SMOKE FROM LEFT WHEEL. CFR NOTIFIED & FOLLOWED A/C TO THE GATE. OPS IMPACT UNKNOWN. TIME - 1349Z. ACTION - PAX PAH.

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