December 16, 2019

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

A training aircraft, an Air North Charter & Training Ltd. Hawker Siddeley HS-748 Series 2A (C-GANA/ANT1T) from Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) to Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY), declared an emergency due to loss of engine at 2100Z. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit notified. Aircraft landed without incident at 2107Z. An Alkan Air Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-FCEY) from Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) to Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY), in the circuit on the parallel runway, was held on the ground as a precautionary measure for about 3 minutes. Otherwise, no impact to operations.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. This incident occurred during a training flight. After take-off rotation from Whitehorse, YT, the #1 engine feathered and shut down in-commanded. The crew accomplished engine failure and shut down procedures and the aircraft landed without further incident. Initial maintenance inspection of the #1 engine showed signs of significant oil loss as the wing and flaps were contaminated with engine oil. Further investigation confirmed the #1 engine had lost all system oil. It is suspected that the oil loss was through the turbine air cooling duct which normally indicates the possibility of an internal turbine air/oil seal failure. The #1 engine was replaced, tested and the aircraft was returned to service, there were no further reported incidents. Note: The Company currently has no intention of having the removed engine repaired.
UPDATE TSB Report #A19W0168: The Air North Charter and Training Ltd. Hawker Siddeley HS748, C-GANA, was operating as training flight ANT 1T, from the Whitehorse (CYXY),YK. In the initial climb at 100 feet above ground, the left engine (Rolls Royce Dart 534-2) failed and auto-feathered. The crew accomplished the engine failure and shut down procedure. The captain declared an emergency and the aircraft performed a visual circuit for an uneventful landing on Runway 14R. The aircraft was met by ARFF and inspected before taxiing in. A preliminary inspection by maintenance indicated that there was no oil in the left engine.

June 6, 2017

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

While taxiing to take position, an Air Inuit Hawker Siddley 748 2A (C-FDOX/AIE780), from Kuujjuarapik (CYGW), QC, to La Grande Rivière (CYGL), QC, declared an emergency because of an electrical fire in the cabin. The aircraft returned to the apron. Emergency services were notified. No impact on operations.
TSB #A17Q0077 UPDATE: An Air Inuit Hawker-Siddeley HS748 (C-FDOX/AIE780) was on an IFR flight from Kuujjuarapik, Québec (CYGW) to La Grande Rivière (CYGL), QC, with three crew members and no passengers on board. While the aircraft was taxiing on the ground for takeoff, an electrical fire odour appeared in the cockpit and later smoke came out of the centre console near the throttles. The crew stopped the aircraft, conducted the emergency procedures, declared an emergency and evacuated the C-FDOX. The smoke stopped immediately when the source of the electric current was shut off. No one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged.

June 5, 2017

Incident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

TSB Report#A17C0071: C-FFFS, a Hawker Siddeley HS748-2A aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways, was conducting local training flight WSG806 from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL). During a simulated approach to stall with the aircraft in approach configuration, the landing gear was selected down. The main landing gear extended and green lights were achieved; however, the nose landing gear (NLG) did not lock down. A member of the flight crew checked the visual indicator and confirmed that the NLG was not down and locked. The flight crew cycled the landing gear and the NLG took longer than normal to indicate retracted. The landing gear was selected down a second time and, after a prolonged extension cycle, the NLG locked down and indicated green. The flight crew consulted with the operator?s maintenance by radio and subsequently elected to leave the landing gear in the down position for the return to CYPL. During the final approach, the flight crew received undercarriage flags with associated warning horn, and elected to overshoot to investigate further. An emergency was declared and the subsequent landing was uneventful, although the undercarriage flags and warning horn were still active. The flight crew brought the aircraft to a stop on the runway and the aircraft was towed to the apron. The operator's maintenance personnel determined that the NLG was contacting the gear door during retraction which was interrupting the cycle. Adjustments were made to the NLG steering and the aircraft was returned to service. A similar event occurred with this aircraft two days later (TSB occurrence A17C0060).
A Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley HS 748 series 2A (C-FFFS/WSG806T) on a local flight from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) declared an emergency with a gear indication problem. The aircraft landed without incident. The runway was closed for 5 minutes while the aircraft was towed off.

June 7, 2017

Incident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Series 2 (C-FFFS/WSG806) from Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) declared an emergency because of a gear indication problem. The aircraft landed without incident. The runway was closed for 5 minutes while the aircraft was being towed off.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17C0060: C-FFFS, a Hawker Siddeley HS748-2A aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways, was conducting flight WSG806 from Red Lake, ON (CYRL) to Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ). While on approach to CZSJ, the landing gear was selected down. The nose landing gear (NLG) unsafe light remained illuminated and there was no green, down and locked indication. A member of the crew checked the mechanical indicator and confirmed that the NLG was not down and locked. The landing gear was selected up and it retracted to the fully up position. The flight crew elected to divert to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) and, approximately 15 minutes prior to arriving, declared an emergency. Additionally, the satellite tracking emergency was activated. After two additional attempts to lower the landing gear, the three down and locked green indications were confirmed by the mechanical indicator. The subsequent landing was uneventful. The aircraft was brought to a stop on the runway and subsequently towed to the apron. The aircraft was involved in a similar occurrence on 05 June, 2017 (TSB occurrence A17C0071). The operator's maintenance personnel determined that the nose oleo strut was not fully extending. Consequently, the NLG centering cam was rendered ineffective causing the NLG to contact the gear doors during retraction. The nose oleo strut was serviced and the aircraft was returned to service.

May 26, 2017

Incident at KENORA ON FSS (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley HS748 2A (C-FFFS/WSG806) from Red Lake, ON (CYRL) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) was on a VFR Flight Plan from CYRL-CZSJ-CYPL. The Flight Plan was closed when Winnipeg Flight Information Centre (FIC) received an Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS) arrival (ARR) strip into CYRL and this was confirmed by the Kenora, ON (CYQK) Flight Service Station (FSS). Winnipeg Flight Information Centre (FIC) then received an EXCDS ARR strip into CYPL at 1950Z, at this time specialists called Wasaya Airways and Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) FSS to confirm aircraft did land in CYPL, which they both confirmed. Called CYQK FSS back and it was revealed that the specialist was trying to remove the aircraft strip from their EXCDS screen and by doing so generated an ARR strip. Alerting was not assured for the whole duration of the flight.

February 13, 2017

Incident at 4928N 8151W

An Air Creebec Hawker Siddeley HS748 Series 2 (CRQ675) on a local flight from Timmins, ON (CYTS) declared an emergency due to low oil pressure. The aircraft shut down the left engine. The aircraft returned to CYTS and landed without further incident at 1628Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17O0020: C-FLIY, a Air Creebec Hawker Siddeley HS 748 was en route to Victor Mine Aerodrome (CVM2) when the crew detected oil pressure fluctuations on the port engine. The crew shutdown the engine and declared an emergency and diverted to Timmins, ON (CYTS). The aircraft landed uneventfully in CYTS and waited for the fire trucks to arrive from Timmins. Subsequently, maintenance found a crack in the #1 engine oil cooler. The oil cooler was replaced and the aircraft returned to service. The operator filed an SDR for this event.

November 23, 2017

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

An Air North Charter & Training Hawker Siddeley HS748 series 2A (C-FCSE/ANT8402) on a flight from Minto, YT (CMN4) to Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) had landed Runway 14R and was backtracking the runway to exit Runway 01/19 when a takeoff clearance was issued to a privately registered Cessna A185F, on a flight from Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) and landing at Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY), to depart Runway 32L. The pilot of ANT8402 alerted the controller that they were still on the runway. The controller subsequently cancelled the takeoff clearance and instructed the Cessna A185F to line up and wait as they had not yet entered the runway from the taxiway. The Cessna A185F departed two minutes later. No other impact to operations.

November 3, 2016

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome - visual aids)

After landing, an Air Creebec Hawker Siddeley HS748 Series 2A (C-FLIY / CRQ675) reported what appeared to be a broken runway light on the threshold of Runway 03. Airport maintenance recovered the light. It was not determined which aircraft struck the light. No operational impact.

June 13, 2016

Incident at DAWSON CITY YT (CYDA) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air North Charter & Training Hawker Siddeley HS748 Series 2A (C-FCSE / ANT307) from Whitehorse, YT to Dawson City, YT (CYDA) struck a seagull on final approach approximately 20ft above ground level (AGL). Bird hit the windshield, and then the wing. No damage to aircraft. Bird's remains were removed from runway, no other aircraft were affected or delayed.
Dawson City, YT (CYDA) Airport Report: Airport personnel had just scared the birds away from the runway, but they came back as the Air North Charter & Training Hawker Siddeley HS748 Series 2A (C-FCSE / ANT307) came in to land. One bird bounced off the windshield, then the wing, with no damage to the aircraft. Another small aircraft was coming into land immediately after, but used the other end of the runway, so it was not affected.

October 2, 2015

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Shortly after takeoff, an Air Inuit Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Series 2A (C-FDOX/AIE780), from La Grande Rivière (CYGL), QC, to Kangiqsujuaq (CYKG), QC, declared ?PAN PAN? 20 NM north of the airport. The aircraft returned to CYGL while reporting an engine fire. It landed without incident at 1744Z. The runway was closed; it reopened at 1807Z. Impact: C-GLZR was placed in a holding pattern for several minutes and C-GUKO decided to change its destination to CYGW before returning to land at CYGL.
UPDATE: TSB Report#15Q0154: The HS748, registration C-FDOX operated by Air Inuit under flight number AIE780, was on an IFR flight from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Kangiqsujuaq, QC (CYKG). After levelling off at 9 000 feet, the crew received a left engine (Roll Royce GY-DART 534-2) fire indication. The emergency drill was completed but the fire indication stayed on after both fire bottles were discharged. An emergency was declared with La Grande radio. The crew diverted to CYGL and requested emergency vehicles on arrival. The aircraft landed safely on one engine and the crew evacuated on the runway.
Update from Maintenance: Maintenance found fire wire to be the fault. They inspect the rest of the system and they also found fire wire shaffing. Both fire wires have been replaced.

November 1, 2014

Incident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update: Follow-up information received from Airworthiness ? West [2014/11/05]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the company and was advised that the flight crew conducted a rejected take-off due to a right engine fire warning. There was no damage to the aircraft as a result of the runway excursion. Maintenance staff found a corroded wire on a relay and replaced the #2 main wiring assembly. An inspection was carried out and the aircraft was returned to service after a six (6) hour delay. The CASI was satisfied with the operator?s information and actions and advised that no further Transport Canada follow-up action was required at this time.
At approximately 1307Z, a Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Series 2A (C-GLTC/ WSG801) from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Big Trout Lake, ON (CYTL) advised they aborted takeoff and slid just off of the runway. Runway 09/27 closed until 1402Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14C0164: A Hawker Siddeley HS748, C-GLTC, operated by Wasaya Airways as flight WSG801, was accelerating for takeoff on RWY 09 when the crew received a #2 engine (Rolls Royce Dart 534) fire warning prior to V1. A rejected takeoff was initiated and the aircraft departed the end of RWY 09 at about 10 knots and came to a stop about 100 feet into the overrun area. The aircraft was not damaged and there were no injuries. One left main gear tire deflated and was replaced. Inspection by company maintenance revealed corrosion in the connection between the engine fire sensor and the wiring harness.

September 29, 2014

Incident at RED LAKE ON (CYRL)

UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report#13669: Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley HS748 Series 2A (C-FFFS/WSG806) struck birds on short final to runway 08 at Red Lake, ON (CYRL). Flight service station (FSS) notified CYRL Airport Staff. Found remains of 3 snow buntings in grass approximately 50-100'' before the threshold of 08.
Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley HS748 Series 2A (C-FFFS) from Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL) reported multiple bird strikes on landing on runway 08. The remains of 3 birds were recovered.

November 19, 2014

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

JRCC Trenton Report#(T2014-02622): A false alarm (emergency locator transmitter (ELT)) was activated by Calm Air Hawker Siddeley HS748 (C-GHSC) at Thompson, MB (CYTH). The flight crew was unsure how the ELT/beacon was activated.

October 19, 2014

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: a Calm Air HS748 (C-GHSC) emergency locator transmitter (ELT) transmitting while on ground in Churchill (CYYQ). Maintenance reported ELT activation was un-commanded.
Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard on 121.5 MHz. Source determined to be a Calm Air Hawker Siddeley HS 748 (C-GHSC) at the Calm Air maintenance hangar. Joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) advised. No impact to operations.

July 26, 2014

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: a Clam Air HS748 (C-GHSC) emergency locator transmitter (ELT) transmitting while on ground in Thompson (YTH). Pilot in command reported ELT activation was un-commanded, maintenance reset ELT without further issues.
Thompson, MB (CYTH) Flight Service Station (FSS) reported a two minute Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal heard on 121.5 MHz. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) was advised. Source was identified as a Calm Air aircraft on the apron at CYTH. No impact to operations.

July 13, 2014

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV7699 a Clam Air HS748 (C-GHSC) emergency locator transmitter (ELT) transmitting while on ground in Churchill(CYYQ). Pilot in command reported ELT activation was un-commanded, reset ELT without further issues.
Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) transmitting from a Calm Air Hawker Siddeley HS 748 (C-GHSC/ CAV7699) on Churchill, MB (CYYQ) apron from 1526Z-1533Z. No impact to operations.

June 22, 2013

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

After landing runway 26L, the Air North Charter and Training Hawker Siddely HS748 (ANT800) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was instructed to exit RIGHT on taxiway D2. The Aircraft exited LEFT on CLOSED taxiway A2 and was unable to clear runway. A US Airways Airbus A320 (AWE504) inbound CYVR from Phoenix (KPHX) was issued a MISSED APPROACH for runway 26L. The Vancouver Airport Authority (YVRAA) provided a " follow me" escort for ANT800 through closed and unlighted taxiway areas. AWE504 landed OK at 0625Z.

October 16, 2013

Accident at KENORA ON (CYQK)

UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13C0141: A Hawker Siddeley HS748, C-FFFS operated by Wasaya Airways as flight WSG806, was taxiing on the apron after landing. While turning right into parking the nose gear slowly collapsed with both engines running. The aircraft was substantially damaged, and the three crew members were not injured.
A Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley 748 Series 2A (C-FFFS/ WSG806) from Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ) to Kenora, ON (CYQK) nose gear collapsed as it was parking on the apron.

November 28, 2013

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: flight CAV1699 a Calm Air HS748 C-GHSC departed from Churchill to Kugaaruk and advised they were returning to Churchill due to a maintenance issue. Churchill maintenance found L/H over wing fuel cap leaking, replaced L/H fuel cap, released a/c back into service.
Shortly after departure, a Calm Air Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Series 2B (C-GHSC/ CAV1699) from Churchill, MB (CYYQ) to Kugaaruk, NU (CYBB) advised they were returning to CYYQ due to an unspecified mechanical issue. The aircraft landed safely at 1843Z. No assistance was requested and there was no operational impact.

October 3, 2013

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

One aircraft (Air North Charter And Training Ltd Hawker Siddeley HS748 Series 2A) and two vehicles (ANT79 and ANT62) were on taxiway Echo at Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) for approximately 30 minutes without radio contact.

September 29, 2013

Incident at DAWSON CITY YT (CYDA)

UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13W0148: The Air North Charter and Training Ltd. Hawker Siddeley HS748-2A, C-FYDU, was operating as flight ANT307 from Whitehorse, YT to Dawson City, YT. When the landing gear was selected down on approach into Dawson City, the flight crew did not observe a green light for the nose landing gear. The 'changeover switch' was selected and the green light did not illuminate. A fly by was performed and company personnel confirmed the nose landing gear was extended. The flight crew performed a visual observation of the mechanical nose gear down indicator and noted the nose landing gear was in the down position. An uneventful landing took place on Runway 03 and ANT307 taxied to the terminal.
Airport operator reported that the pilot of Air North Charter & Training Ltd Hawker Siddeley HS748 Series 2A (C-FYDU / ANT307) from Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) indicated possible landing gear problems on approach to Dawson City (CYDA) at 1635Z. The pilot contacted Dawson radio to request a local Air North dispatcher check that all gear was down when flying over the airport at 500ft. The Dispatcher advised the pilot that all gear appeared down and Air North proceeded to land without incident.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The nose gear down indicator failed for undetermined reasons. The light actually illuminated on landing in YDA. Maintenance cleaned the down-lock and actuator as well as cleaned and greased the lock bolt. Wiring was inspected at the terminal block. As a precaution the indicator lamps were replaced. The aircraft was test flown in YDA and the problem could not be replicated. The aircraft was returned to service. As a further precaution upon return to Whitehorse the gear was swung with no reoccurrence of the issue.

September 27, 2013

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Calm Air Hawker Siddeley HS748 Series 2B (CAV7699) from Island Lake, MB (CYIV) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) reported a bird strike near the threshold of runway 24 on landing. A Field check was done with no remains found. No impact on operations.
Update Aerodrome Safety: Thompson airport responds to all wildlife incidents in accordance with the approved Wildlife Management Plan.

January 31, 2013

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH) (TCAS alert)

A Calm Air Hawker Siddeley HS748 2B (operating as CAV7699) on a IFR flight on 3 mile final for runway 24 reported in the left turn, performing a 360 on final due to a "RA" resolution advisory. Traffic, a Custom Helicopters Inc Bell Textron 206B (C-GKBU) from the east-north-east was final for the north apron, VFR, low level. Additional traffic was a Sweeny Enterprises Piper PA31 (C-GMOB) on a VFR flight departing runway 33 northwest bound, and a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA226TC (operating as PAG792) inbound from the north for runway 24, second to the CAV7699. All traffic landed or departed without further incident.

Incident at 300NM ERIK NIELSEN WHITEHORSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CYXY)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The hydraulic pump was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service. The hydraulic pump will be sent out for a tear down inspection to determine what caused the housing to crack.
An Air North Charter and Training Hawker Siddeley HS748 2A (C-FAGI/ operating as ANT317) on a IFR flight declared emergency due to partial hydraulic failure. Dangerous goods reported on board. ARFF on standby. Aircraft landed without incident at 19:21Z and taxied off under own power. One aircraft (CGMOC) delayed landing. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB A13W0013: The Air North Charter and Training Ltd Hawker Siddeley HS 748-2A (C-FAGI) was operating as flight ANT317 from Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) to Old Crow, YT (CYOC). The aircraft was in a freighter configuration with only two crew on board. En route at 16,000 feet, approximately 70 nautical miles southeast of CYOC, the crew experienced an increase in cycling of the hydraulic main system coupled with a flickering of the port hydraulic flow pump indicator light. The starboard hydraulic flow indicator flickered momentarily followed by the steady illumination of both flow indicators with system pressure below normal at 1300 PSI. The crew elected to return to CYXY and informed company. Approximately 300 nautical miles northwest of CYXY, an emergency was declared with CYXY FSS. During approach to CYXY, when landing gear down selection was made, hydraulic pressure decreased to zero. The starboard hydraulic pump activated and system pressure quickly rose and cycled rapidly between 1900 and 2200 PSI. The nose gear deployed normally but the main gear extension time was approximately 15 seconds when 5 seconds is considered normal. The port hydraulic flow indicator remained illuminated while the starboard light extinguished. The crew reviewed emergency procedures for post touchdown hydraulic loss with concerns to steering and brakes. An uneventful landing was completed at CYXY with ARFF standing by. Inspection by maintenance personnel revealed a cracked housing on the port engine driven hydraulic pump (AIR150700-14) caused the loss of hydraulic fluid.

January 21, 2013

Incident at INUVIK / MIKE ZUBKO NT (CYEV) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air North Charter Hawker Siddeley HS748 (operating as ANT208) on a IFR flight lost both hydraulic pumps enroute to CYOC (OLD CROW) and decided to return to CYEV. Declared an emergency 25 miles east of CYEV. Aircraft landed safely at 2146Z. Runway was closed from 2146Z until 2200Z for inspection. No impact to operation.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: HS748 C-FCSE, operating as Air North flight 208, was enroute from Inuvik, NT to Old Crow, YT. About 80 NM southwest of Inuvik at 14,000 feet the port ?low flow? hydraulic light illuminated followed within 60 seconds by the starboard ?low flow? hydraulic light. Approximately five minutes later the port generator failed. The flight crew decided to return to Inuvik and declared an emergency with the Edmonton Area control Centre approximately 50 NM from Inuvik. The aircraft landed and came to a full stop on the runway in Inuvik with ARFF standing by. The crew elected to taxi back to the terminal cautiously as the brakes and steering were still working. It was found that the hydraulic system lost fluid due to a failure of the inverted flare at one end of the Pressure Delivery Line. It is strongly suspected that the failure of this part of the hydraulic line caused a mist or spray of fluid within the accessory gearbox compartment that entered the generator, causing it to arc and heat up. This in turn caused an internal failure of the generator and the shearing of the generator?s drive shaft. An SDR will be filed. The hydraulic line was replaced as was the generator and the aircraft was returned to service. The HS748 Planning Manager will create a task card to ensure inspection of the remaining company aircraft for similar potential problems.
UPDATE TSB A13W0005: The Air North Hawker Siddeley HS 748-2A, registration C-FCSE, operating as flight ANT208, was en route Inuvik, NWT to Old Crow, YT at 14000 feet when the left "Low Flow" hydraulic light illuminated, followed within 60 seconds by the right "Low Flow' hydraulic light. Approximately 5 minutes later the left generator failed. The flight diverted back to Inuvik, declared an emergency and landed without further incident in Inuvik, with ARFF standing by. Maintenance examination determined that the hydraulic system had lost fluid due to the failure of the inverted flare on one end of the pressure delivery line, where the line connects to the left engine driven hydraulic pump. Failure of the flare resulted in a mist or spray of Mil-H-5606 hydraulic fluid within the accessory gearbox section of the left engine (Rolls-Royce-GY Dart 534-2). Hydraulic fluid is believed to have entered the generator, resulting in an internal failure of the generator and shearing of the generator drive shaft. An SDR will be filed.

February 27, 2012

Incident at MOOSONEE ON (CYMO)

UPDATE from TSB Daily Notification Log 06-03-2012 Occurrence Summary A12O0027: The Air Creebec HS748 (C-FPJR), operating as flight 649, was on approach into CZKE Kashechewan from CYCN Cochrane. When gear down was selected the aircraft lost all hydraulic pressure. The crew completed the emergency checklist, declared an emergency with ATC, and diverted to CYMO Moosonee, where an uneventful landing was accomplished. Maintenance determined that the pressure loss was due to an internal leak (pressure bypass) in the hydraulic cut out valve. The valve was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
The Air Creebec Inc. Hawker-Siddeley HS-748 aircraft (operating as flight CRQ649) was on an IFR flight from Cochrane Airport (CYCN) to Moosonee Airport (CYMO). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC reported that while en-route, the flight crew advised the Sector Controller of a hydraulic problem and subsequently declared an emergency. The aircraft landed on runway 06 at 1943Z with ARFF services equipment standing by. Ops. impact -- none.

October 13, 2012

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

CAV 7699, a Calm Air HS748, departed Thompson and the crew advised FSS that they had multiple bird strikes and were returning. No assistance was required and the aircraft landed safely. The airport operator was informed and several carcasses were removed from the runway. There was no reported damage to the aircraft.
UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that Thompson airport personnel put grass seed on the ground beside the runways. The airport maintenance department has now increased their runway inspections. Weekends will be staffed to assist in controlling the birds along the shoulders of the runways and thresholds. Propane bangers have been purchased and are being used.

June 12, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air North Hawker-Sidley HS748 operating flight ANT8009, IFR Bella Bella (CBBC) to Vancouver (CYVR), on arrival into Vancouver was given descent to 6000 feet. The aircraft was observed descending through 5700 feet in a 5500 foot vectoring area. The aircraft was climbed back to 6000 feet. The aircraft got as low as 5300 feet before the climb was initiated. No impact to operations

January 20, 2011

Incident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

The Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley HS748 aircraft was parked in the hangar at Pickle Lake Airport (CYPL). A backhaul shipment of drill equipment was loaded onto the aircraft by the flight crew at the end of the flight day. The flight crew were unaware that jerry cans of fuel were underneath the hoses stored in the bin. The shipment was left on the aircraft overnight and two hours later, maintenance staff noticed fuel leaking in the aircraft. Maintenance staff cleaned the fuel leak without further incident. The reporting of this incident was delayed while the operator gathered information to complete the report.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from Wasaya Airways via CANUTEC: The aircraft contained undeclared dangerous goods: a 5-litre jerry can covered in a bin filled with drilling equipment. A one-litre spill was discovered in the cargo area of the aircraft by maintenance personnel. The spill did not occur during flight. The spill has been cleaned up. The Ontario Spills Action Centre (SAC) and CACO were notified. The CADORS report was updated with the correct Air Operator name and aircraft model.

April 2, 2010

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Alors qu'AIE780, un Hawker Siddeley HS748 exploité par Air Inuit, circulait pour un départ sur la piste 31 à La Grande Rivière (CYGL). Au même moment, des caribous se trouvaient sur la piste. Un véhicule aéroportuaire a été dépêché sur les lieux afin de les éloigner. L'aéronef a décollé à 1216Z.*** ** *** Some caribou were on the runway while AIE780, a Hawker Siddeley HS748 operated by Air Inuit, was taxiing for takeoff from Runway 31 at La Grande Rivière (CYGL). An airport vehicle was sent to chase the animals away. The aircraft took off at 1216Z.

March 30, 2010

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The La Grande Rivière (CYGL) flight service specialist informed the pilot of AIE751, a Hawker Siddeley HS748 operated by Air Inuit, on final approach for Runway 13, that caribou were approaching the runway. The crew chose to execute a low fly-by over the runway and to do another circuit before landing a few minutes later. No impact on ATC operations.

February 18, 2010

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Un caribou a traversé la piste 31 de La Grande Rivière (CYGL) alors qu'AIE782, un Hawker Siddeley HS748 exploité par Air Inuit, était en courte finale. Le pilote a avisé le spécialiste d'information de vol (FSS) de la situation et l'appareil s'est posé sans encombre.*** ** *** A caribou crossed runway 31 at La Grande Rivière (CYGL) while AIE782, a Hawker Siddeley HS748 operated by Air Inuit, was on short final. The pilot advised the FSS of the situation and the aircraft landed without incident.

October 17, 2010

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

CAV 7699, a HS 748 operated by Calm Air, was on approach to Runway 24 at Thompson when the crew advised FSS they had a nose wheel steering indication and may need to be towed after landing. No assistance was required and the aircraft landed safely at 2332z. The crew shut down on the runway and the aircraft was later towed off at 2346z. Runway 24 was closed for about 15 minutes. One other aircraft used Runway 33 for departure.
UPDATE CADOR# 2010C3577 RECORD#1 . Flight CAV 7699 A HS748 landed at Thompson Airport oct17/2010 at 2332z, nose wheel steering was unserviceable. Maintenance towed aircraft off the runway and investigated. Bled nose wheel steering actuator and taxied aircraft around with no problems on T/C 100296-226. Upon further investigation water was found in the steering spring strut assembly water removed. Released aircraft back into service without further problems. This incident was entered into the SMS System RMR #000857.

May 27, 2010

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

UPDATE TSB reported that the Air North Hawker Siddeley HS748-2A, C-FCSE, was operating as flight ANT 207 from Dawson City, YT to Inuvik, NT. During landing gear retraction on departure, the flight crew observed that the landing gear retracted only part way and that the hydraulic pump lights were on. The aircraft diverted to Whitehorse, YT and the emergency gear extension checklist was actioned. The aircraft arrived without further incident with ARFF standing by.
ANT 207, an Air North HS 748, was en route VFR from Dawson City to Inuvik when the crew declared an emergency due to hydraulic failure. They elected to divert to Whitehorse, where the aircraft landed safely at 1846z. TSB report to follow.

April 14, 2010

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

UPDATE TSB reported that the Calm Air British Aerospace HS748 2B, registration C-GHSC operating as CAV 7699, was departing from Thompson, MB. At 1400 feet asl, the fire bell and light illuminated for the #1 engine. An emergency was declared and CAV 7699 returned to Thompson. Fire services responded and no indication of fire was found when the aircraft was inspected on the runway. The alarm system was determined to have malfunctioned.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that following a detailed inspection of the #1 engine there was no evidence of a fire. Maintenance found that the fire wire mounted on the lower part of the fire wall was chafed, causing a false warning. The fire wire was replaced, ground tested serviceable and the aircraft was returned to service.
CAV 7699, a Calm Air HS 748 freighter with 2 crew, departed Thompson for Churchill and when 5 miles north of YTH, the crew reported an engine fire indication, declared an emergency, and returned. The Thompson fire department, RCMP and airport personnel responded. It was later reported that it was a false fire indication. TSB report to follow.

March 26, 2009

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

AIE785, a Hawker Siddeley HS748 registered as C-FGET and operated by Air Inuit, was conducting an IFR flight from La Grande Rivière (CYGL) to Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). The crew did not make contact once the aircraft had left the runway.

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

At 0225Z, when the lighting was turned on for the arrival of AIE785, a Hawker Siddeley HS748 registered as C-FGET and operated by Air Inuit, on approach to La Grande Rivière (CYGL), the lights at the edges and at the end of the runway did not turn on. Several unsuccessful attempts were made to turn the lights on. The AIE785 crew executed a low approach at 0240Z, then proceeded to Kuujjuarapik (CYGW).

January 21, 2009

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

Mise à jour #1 : Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Ajout de la catégorie "problème d'huile moteur". Selon le rapport du BST #A09Q0013: Le Hawker Siddeley HS748, exploité par Air Inuit sous l'indicatif de vol AIE783 a décollé de La Grande Rivière (CYGL) à destination d'Inukjuak (CYPH) et a subi une panne du moteur droit (Rolls-Royce, Dart 534-2) immédiatement après le décollage. L'équipage a déclaré une urgence et a effectué un circuit à vue (VFR). L'appareil s'est posé sans encombre. Une inspection de l'appareil a révélé des dommages au filtre du système de récupération d'huile.
C-GEGJ, un Hawker Siddeley 748 exploité par Air Inuit sous l'indicatif de vol AIE783, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis La Grande Rivière (CYGL) à destination d'Inukjuak (CYPH). L'appareil avait décollé à 1424Z de la piste 31 et à 1426Z, l'équipage a déclaré une urgence en raison d'une panne du moteur droit. Le centre de contrôle (CCR), le service de sauvetage et lutte contre les incendies d'aéronefs (SLIA) ainsi que les services d'urgence de la ville de Radisson ont été avisés. L'appareil a atterri sans encombre sur la piste 31 de La Grande Rivière à 1432Z.

September 11, 2008

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

AIE783, a Hawker Siddeley HS748 operated by Air Inuit, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Salluit (CYZG) to La Grande Rivière (CYGL). At 1949Z, the crew conducted a missed approach at La Grande Rivière due to the weather conditions (SPECI CYGL 111924Z 24009G15KT 12SM -RA OVC004 RMK SF8 CIG RAG=). At 1951Z, the aircraft landed on Runway 31.

July 26, 2008

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

AIE753, a Hawker Siddeley operated by Air Inuit, was IFR from La Grande Rivière (CYGL) to Kangiqsujuaq (CYKG). The crew made an aborted take-off because of a warning of fire in the right engine. The aircraft left the rwy and came to a stop on taxiway BRAVO, and the passengers were evacuated. No emergency was declared, but assistance was requested. The aircraft was towed at 1602Z.
Update #1: The TSB investigation class and number were added. According to TSB report #A08Q0137: HS748, operating as Air Inuit 753, was on its take-off run on rwy 31 at the airport in La Grande (Quebec) for a flight to Kangiqsujuaq (Quebec) under Instrument Flight Rules. When it reached a speed of 40 knots, the crew received a warning of fire in the right engine (Rolls Royce, Dart 534-2). The emergency shut-off procedure was applied. Since no smoke could be seen, the crew moved toward taxiway Bravo, out of the wind. The three members of the crew then evacuated the aircraft. The airport?s firefighters were called but they discovered nothing abnormal. The maintenance workers discovered that a cable (part number D890N) serving to activate the fire detection system was defective. It was replaced and the aircraft was put back in service.

July 6, 2008

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

Air Inuit Hawker Siddeley HS748 AIE750 was on an IFR from Kuujjuaq (CYVP) to Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). At 2320Z, the crew performed a missed approach at Kuujjuarapik because of the inclement weather conditions. The pilot proceeded toward La Grande Rivière (CYGL).(METAR 2300Z 25010G15KT 4SM -SHRABR FEW010 IVC020)(SPECI 2312Z 25011KT 11/2SM -SHRA BR BKN003 OVC020) (SPECI 2315Z 25011KT 11/4SM -SHRA BR OVC002) **** *** **** AIE750, un Hawker Siddeley HS748 exploité par Air Inuit, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Kuujjuaq (CYVP) à destination de Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). À 2320Z, l'équipage a effectué une approche interrompue à Kuujjuarapik, en raison des conditions météorologiques. Le pilote a par la suite procédé vers La Grande Rivière (CYGL). (METAR 2300Z 25010G15KT 4SM -SHRABR FEW010 IVC020) (SPECI 2312Z 25011KT 11/2SM -SHRA BR BKN003 OVC020) (SPECI 2315Z 25011KT 11/4SM -SHRA BR OVC002)

May 27, 2008

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

AIE755, a Hawker Siddeley HS748 operated by Air Inuit, was conducting a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from La Grande Rivière (CYGL) to Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). The crew executed a missed approach for Runway 04 at Kuujjuarapik at 0017Z, and another for Runway 22 at 0029Z, due to meteorological conditions (SPECI CYGW 270010 34010KT 5SM -DZ BR OVC003 RMK ST8 BLN DSAPRD 400 FT). At 0030Z, the crew reported that they were returning to La Grande Rivière. **** ** **** AIE755, un Hawker Siddeley HS748 exploité par Air Inuit, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) depuis La Grande Rivière (CYGL) à destination de Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). L'équipage a effectué une approche interrompue pour la piste 04 à 0017Z à Kuujjuarapik et un autres pour la piste 22 à 0029Z, en raison des conditions météorologiques (SPECI CYGW 270010 34010KT 5SM -DZ BR OVC003 RMK ST8 BLN DSAPRD 400 FT). À 0030Z, l'équipage a avisé qu'il retournait à La Grande Rivière.

May 26, 2008

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

AIE751, a Hawker Siddeley HS748 operated by Air Inuit, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Kuujjuq (CYVP) to Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). The crew executed a missed approach due to meteorological conditions (SPECI CYGW 262135 25009KT 1 1/4SM -DZ BR OVC001 RMK ST8). The pilot indicated that he was continuing his flight to La Grande Rivière (CYGL). **** ** **** AIE751, un Hawker Siddeley HS748 exploité par Air Inuit, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Kuujjuq (CYVP) à destination de Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). L'équipage a effectué une approche interrompue en raison des conditions météorologiques (SPECI CYGW 262135 25009KT 1 1/4SM -DZ BR OVC001 RMK ST8). Le pilote a avisé qu'il poursuivait le vol vers La Grande Rivière (CYGL).

March 27, 2008

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

AIE 753, an Air Inuit Hawker Siddeley HS748, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from La Grande Rivière (CYGL) to Lac Bombardier. At 60 NM north of La Grande Rivière, the crew reported an unspecified mechanical problem and indicated that it was returning to La Grande Rivière. After burning off fuel for 45 minutes, the aircraft landed at La Grande Rivière at 0017Z without incident. **** ** **** AIE 753, un Hawker Siddeley HS748 exploité par Air Inuit, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis La Grande Rivière (CYGL) à destination du Lac Bombardier. À 60 milles nautiques au nord de La Grande Rivière, l'équipage a mentionné qu'il revenait à La Grande Rivière en raison d'un problème mécanique non spécifié. Après avoir brûlé du carburant durant 45 minutes, l'aéronef a atterri à La Grande Rivière à 0017Z sans encombre.

March 28, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A08P0076: The Air North HS748 aircraft, operating as ANT800, was on approach to Vancouver Runway 08R, after a flight from Whitehorse. When the captain, who was the pilot not flying, attempted to move the landing gear lever to the down position, it would not move. The captain called for a missed approach and took control of the aircraft. The first officer carried out the Emergency Gear Extension checklist, and the gear extended with normal down and locked indications. The crew executed a second approach to Runway 08L, and the aircraft landed without further difficulty. No emergency was declared and Airport Fire Fighting was not activated. Maintenance found no mechanical or hydraulic defects. Water or ice contamination of the cables and uplocks is suspected.

March 11, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air North Charter Flight ANT800, a Hawker Siddeley A748 IFR Fort McMurray AB to Vancouver, reported an engine problem and requested the standby equipment.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0057: The Air North HS748 aircraft, operating as ANT800, was being vectored downwind for landing at Vancouver, after a flight from Fort McMurray, when the right engine (RR Dart 534-2) flamed out. The aircraft was in icing conditions, operating at low power with the propellor and cowl anti-ice ON in the fast position and descending into warmer air. The crew completed the appropriate QRH checklist, secured the engine, and feathered the propellor. They declared an emergency and the aircraft completed a one-engine inoperative landing at Vancouver, with Airport Fire Fighting on standby.

November 9, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A07P0379: The Air North HS748 aircraft, operating as ANT700, took off from Vancouver, BC for a flight to Ketchican, Alaska. Shortly after take-off the crew received a fire warning in the no. 1 engine (RR Dart 534-2 MOD1860). They shut down and secured the engine and the fire warning extinguished. They returned to Vancouver where the aircraft landed without further event. AFF met the aircraft on arrival and conducted an inspection on the runway which revealed no evidence of fire. Maintenance investigation determined that a false fire warning had occurred because of a chaffing bleed air duct. OPI changed to Maintenance and Manufacturing.
Air North Charters Hawker Siddeley A748 flight ANT700, IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Ketchikan Alaska reported a possible engine fire in the port side engine after departing Runway 08R at CYVR. The pilot suggested it may be a false alarm however after going through their checks requested Emergency Response Services (ERS) equipment for landing on Runway 08L. The aircraft landed safely and no indication of fire was found. Approximately 3 arrivals were diverted to Runway 08R while the north runway was closed for approximately 5 minutes to deal with the emergency

July 30, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A07P0260: The Air North HS748 aircraft, operating as ANT706, was at 4,000 feet, 16 nm final for Runway 26R at Vancouver, arriving from Masset. The Pacific Coastal Saab 340A aircraft, operating as PCO802, was downwind for Runway 26R at 4,000 feet, arriving from Port Hardy. The terminal controller issued heading 095 degrees to PCO802, which was read back correctly. An operating irregularity occurred when PCO802 turned to 195 degrees and the separation with ANT706 reduced to 1.9 nm where 3 nm is required, and safety was not assured. (Change OPI to ANS & Airspace)
Air North Charter Hawker Siddeley A748 flight ANT706, IFR Masset to Vancouver was 4,000 ft on 16 mile final Runway 26R as Pacific Coastal SAAB SF34 flight PCO802, IFR Port Hardy to Vancouver was downwind at 4,000 ft for an IFR arrival Runway 26R (6 miles apart). The terminal controller issued a heading to PCO802 of 095, which was read back correctly by the pilot. However, the aircraft turned to 195 directly towards the Runway 26R approach. The controller again instructed PCO802 to turn to 095, climb to 050 and passed ANT706 as traffic. Separation closed to 1.9 nm laterally and a loss of separation occurred.

January 27, 2007

Incident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Wasaya Airways Limited Partnership, Hawker Siddleley HS 748 aircraft ( operating as WSG801) advised YQT FSS that they had a hydraulic problem with their brakes and may require assistance to clear the runway after landing. WSG801 landed YPL safely at 1404. Brakes locked after landing and they had to shutdown on runway. Aircraft was towed clear of runway at 1410.
UPDATE From TSB Occurrence Summary A07C0018: The Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley HS748, C-GLTC, was on a freight flight from Angling Lake to Pickle Lake, Ontario. Prior to landing at Pickle Lake, the flight advised of a hydraulic problem and that they might require assistance to clear the runway after landing. The aircraft landed without incident and remained on the runway for approximately six minutes until it could be towed clear. The hydraulic pressure gauge had failed and the crew were unsure if hydraulic pressure would be available for braking during taxi. Company maintenance personnel changed the hydraulic pressure gauge and after ensuring that the hydraulic system was operational, returned the aircraft to service.

March 3, 2007

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

UPDATE TSB reported that the Air North Ltd. Hawker Siddeley HS748, C-FAGI, was operating as flight ANT 600 from Whitehorse, YT to Calgary, AB. In the vicinity of Ft. St. John, BC, the flight crew noticed a fuel imbalance and decided to cross-feed. When cross-feed was selected, with the boost pumps off, the no. 1 engine (Rolls Royce Dart 534-2) flamed out. The flight crew planned a diversion to Ft. St. John and attempted to start the no. 1 engine. The cross-feed was closed and the boost pump turned on for the relight which was successful. The flight crew decided to continue to Calgary and the flight arrived without further difficulties. Maintenance in Calgary bled the fuel lines to check the system for water and contamination; none were observed. The engine was run extensively but the problem could not be duplicated. The company will be submitting an SDR to TC.
ANT 600, a HS 748, was en route from Whitehorse to Calgary and was 50 NM southwest of Fort St. John (YXJ) when the crew reported to Edmonon ACC that they had lost an engine and requested to divert to YXJ. The engine was re-started a few minutes later and the crew advised that they were continuing to destination YYC.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the aircraft was on a freight haul, moving baggage from Whitehorse to Calgary due to Canada Winter Games activities. During the flight, the crew noted a slight fuel imbalance and decided to crossfeed. Apparently the boost pumps were off. Upon selection of crossfeed, number one engine flamed out without any warning. Initially, the crew intended to simply secure the engine and divert to Fort St. John. However, when the crossfeed was selected off, the boost pump turned on and a relight attempted, the engine started and ran without further problems. The crew elected to continue on to Calgary and no further difficulties were encountered. The company dispatched an AME to Calgary. The aircraft was checked for water, contamination, and the fuel lines were bled. No deficiencies were noted. The engine was run extensively but the problem could not be duplicated. At this time, no one is sure what happened but it is suspected that some air may have became trapped in the crossfeed line during maintenance. The company will be submitting an SDR.

More...