May 15, 2015

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

Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The crew determined that the light bulbs were burnt out (lost 5 of the 6 bulbs). The crew replaced the light bulbs, got 3 green and told the Tower the issue was resolved. The aircraft continued with the remainder of the scheduled run without incident.
An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (EV7624) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to St John's, NL (CYYT) requested an extended downwind due to a gear issue and cancelled IFR. The aircraft did not declare an emergency. No assistance required. The aircraft landed without further incident. No operational impact.

May 4, 2015

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A15A0023: The Cougar Helicopter Sikorsky-92A (registration C-GMCH) was in the hover preparing to depart runway 29 in St John's (CYYT) when the crew noted a rise in the TGT temperature and heard two rapid "pops". The number 2 engine, a GE CT7-8A had failed, the aircraft was landed and taxied back to the hangar. The deswirl exhaust duct P/N 6043T2G05 separated from the aircraft and was recovered showing ground impact damage. There was no damage to the airframe and the engine will be replaced.
A Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (C-GMCH / CH181) on a local flight from St. John's, NL (CYYT) was given takeoff clearance from Runway 29. Shortly after, the pilot advised of an engine failure before the aircraft had lifted off. Pilot requested a taxi clearance back to the ramp with no assistance required. Pilot asked tower to watch for possible smoke as a precautionary. Nothing unusual was noticed on the taxi. Shortly after, the tower learned that a part of the airframe was missing from aircraft. A field search found missing part just north of Runway 29 on the grass. Tower was not informed which part it was. An Exploits Valley Air Services aircraft (EV7624) was delayed landing by about 7 minutes due to search for the missing aircraft part on the runway.

April 29, 2014

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC 8 402 (C-GKQF/ POE247) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to St John's, NL (CYYT) advised of a medical emergency while on a short final for runway 11. 911 and Emergency services were notified. Aircraft shutdown on runway 11 holding short of runway 16/34. Runway 11/29 was unavailable from 1823Z until 1903Z. Traffic was moved to runway 34. Exploit Valley (EV7624) was unable to do the area navigation (RNAV) 34 and was delayed for approximately 5 minutes while waiting for the instrument landing system (ILS) 11.

March 23, 2014

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A British Royal Air Force McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster II heavy (RRR6614) from Oxfordshire (EGVN) to St John's, NL (CYYT) landed runway 29 at 1851Z. As per agreement with the airport authority all runways were closed until a foreign object debris (FOD) inspection was completed. An Exploits Valley Air Service Beech 1900 (EV7624) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to St John's, NL (CYYT) was delayed as he had to reduce approach speeds approximately 20 miles north of the field to make time for the arrival. A Jazz Bombardier CL600 2D24 (JZA8997) from St John's, NL (CYYT) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) departure was delayed approximately 8 minutes on ground as well.

March 8, 2014

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A United States Air Force McDonnell Douglas C-17 (RCH438) from Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) to St John's, NL (CYYT) landed on runway 29. After inspection by the field foreman the runway was closed until 2000Z due to foreign object debris (FOD). Exploits Valley (EV7624), Jazz (JZA8997) and Department of Transport (TGO922) delayed due to closure.

April 17, 2013

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

At 1852Z, an Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GLXV/ EV7624) from CYQX to CYYT rejected take off runway 21 due to a cockpit indication. Taxied to apron. No assistance required. Enroute to the apron crew advised they had contacted maintenance, resolved the issue and were ready for departure. Aircraft departed without incident at 1858Z.

June 18, 2010

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

CME602, Beech 1900C, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Gander (CYQX), was instructed to cross Runway 34. The aircraft lined up for departure on Runway 34 instead. EV7624, Beech 1900D, enroute from Gander to St. John?s was on final approach and was instructed to execute a missed approach. No other aircraft were affected. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A10A0068: CME602, a Prince Edward Air Ltd Beech 1900C (Registration C-FKAX) departing St John's for Gander at 1635 NDT was instructed to cross runway 34 but lined up for departure Runway 34 instead. EV7624, an Exploits Valley Air Service Beech 1900D (Registration C-GAAT) arriving in St John's from Gander was on final and was instructed to execute a missed approach.

August 25, 2008

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Incursion - runway - animal)

EV7624, Beech 1900D, enroute from Gander (CYQX) to St. John?s (CYYT), aborted takeoff due to birds on the runway. The crew backtracked and departed safely at 18:43Z.

June 15, 2008

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

C2304, enroute from Narsarsuaq (BGBW) to St. John?s (CYYT) landed on Runway 11 at 19:08Z and was instructed to exit the runway at the intersection of Runway 11 and 20. The aircraft continued past Runway 20 and entered a closed section of runway from which the taxi was made to Taxiway B. EV7633 was on approach behind C2304 and was instructed to pull up so the runway could be checked for debris. The runway was reopened at 19:21Z resulting in approach delays to EV7624 and ACA630. No damage to C2304 was reported.

March 19, 2008

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

EV7624, Beech 1900D, enroute from Gander (CYQX) to St. John?s (CYYT), executed a missed approach due to a nose gear indication light. The aircraft landed without further incident at 20:32Z. Nil TSB.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: On an ILS approach to RWY 16 when intercepting the glide slope the Captain requested gear down. The green "nose" light didn't come on. He elected to conduct a go around and requested a hold to assess the situation. He replaced the bulbs and did a gear swing and the problem was remedied. They requested a second approach and landed without further incident