July 23, 2012

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Aerodrome - power failure)

Yellowknife Tower reported that the power failed and normal radio transmitters for 118.5, 121.9 and CZEG PAL 135.8 all failed. Controllers worked a number of aircraft on tuneable radios. Power bumps continued for 13 minutes with outages to main transmitter sites. PLR 509, JS31 IFR inbound from CYSM delayed in getting approach. AT 508 medevac delayed descent for approach. FAB 124 IFR to CYHY delayed at least 10 minutes waiting to depart.

April 14, 2011


Air Canada, ACA193, was pulled up due to spacing getting too close with a leading JS31. ACA193 landed after the go around with no operational impact.

March 25, 2010

Incident at DAWSON CREEK BC (CYDQ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Swanberg Air Flight SB624, a British Aerospace Jetstream JS31 IFR Dawson Creek to Fort St. John, rejected take-off Runway 06 at 1558Z due to a fox crossing mid-field. SB624 departed Runway 06 at 1607Z. Ground Maintenance were advised at 1615Z.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Dawson Creek Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

March 3, 2010


Swanberg Air Flight SB614, a British Aerospace Jetstream JS31 IFR Grand Prairie AB to Dawson Creek BC, failed to maintain radio contact with Edmonton ACC during its flight.

January 27, 2010


Swanberg Air Flight SB625, a British Aerospace Jetstream JS31 IFR Dawson Creek to Grand Prairie AB, aborted take-off due to a door light indicator. The aircraft departed safely at 2255Z.

November 4, 2009


TLK711, un Jetstream 31 exploité par Aviation Starlink, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) à destination de Bagotville (CYBG). Suite au décollage, l'équipage a indiqué avoir de la fumée dans la cabine et a demandé à revenir atterrir Montréal/Trudeau. Aucune urgence n'a été déclarée ni priorité demandée. L'appareil a atterri sans encombre à 2204Z.*** ** *** TLK711, a Jetstream 31 operated by Aviation Starlink, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Bagotville (CYBG). After takeoff, the crew reported smoke in the cabin and requested to return to land at Montréal/Trudeau. No emergency was declared or priority requested. The aircraft landed without incident at 2204Z.
Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. The aircraft registration was added. According to the TSB #A09Q0188: The Jetstream JS31, registration C-GDFW, operating IFR as flight number TLK711, was on the climb out of CYUL Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Int'l for CYBG Bagotville at 3,000 ft, when the right 'OVERTEMP' light illuminated and a burning odor was detected. The appropriate QRH checks were completed and a return to CYUL was requested. The temperature control valve was switched from 'AUTO' to 'Manual' and the burning smell dissipated. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident. Maintenance replaced the temperature control valve (P/N 7252C000) and the aircraft was returned to service.

November 25, 2009

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE) (Overshoot/missed approach, Diversion, ATM - ILS irregularity)

UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: No further action required.
Swanberg Air Flight SB606, a British Aerospace JS31 IFR Fort St. John (CYXJ) to Fort Nelson (CYYE), conducted a missed approach at 1923Z and 1953Z, and then returned to CYXJ. Central Mountain Air Flight GLR743, a Beech B190 IFR CYXJ to CYYE, conducted a missed approach at 1936Z then held for a while and finally returned to CYXJ at 2035Z. SB606 returned from CYXJ cleared for an unrestricted approach for Runway 03 and landed at 2341Z. Throughout these events ILS Glidepath 03 was NOTAM out of service.

October 27, 2009

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Bird strike)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Fort St. John Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
Swanberg Air Flight SB606, a British Aerospace Jetstream JS31 IFR Fort St. John (CYXJ) to Fort Nelson, reported a flock of birds in the intersection on departure. Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA181, a Canadair CRJ1 IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to CYXJ, and Central Mountain Air Flight GLR743, a Beech B190 IFR CYVR to CYXJ, arrived. The Airport Manager recovered the remains of four snow buntings.

October 21, 2009


Swanberg Air Inc. Flight SB756, a British Aerospace Jetstream JS31 IFR Grand Prairie AB to Dawson Creek BC (CYDQ), conducted a missed approach in CYDQ at 1337Z. The Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) reported ceiling 009OVC. SB756 was not sure if the runway lights were on, and were able to activate landing safely at 1356Z. ST20 said there was no trouble with the lights, having started on first try at 1527Z.

October 19, 2009


Swanberg Air Inc. Flight SB606, a British Aerospace Jetstream JS31 IFR Fort St. John to Fort Nelson, did a missed approach due to weather. Visibility was 3/8 SM.

March 20, 2009

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

Swanberg Air Fight SB604, a British Aerospace Jetstream JS31 IFR Dawson Creek to Fort St. John (CYXJ), first call to the CYXJ FSS was at 1613Z with ETA in 3 minutes. The JS31 landed at 1617Z without further incident.

February 27, 2009

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

First contact with Swanberg Air Flight SB604, a British Aerospace JS31 IFR Grand Prairie AB to Fort St. John, was 7 miles final for Fort St. John Runway 29 estimating in 3 minutes. The aircraft did not report at least 5 minutes to commencing the approach.

May 3, 2009

Incident at BRANTFORD ON (CYFD) (Other operational incident, Conflict - potential, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The Aviation Starlink Inc. British Aerospace 3112 Jetstream aircraft (C-GDFW) was nearing the conclusion of an IFR flight from C.F.B. Trenton (CYTR) to Brantford Municipal Airport (CYFD). The Air Georgian Limited beech 1900D aircraft (operating as flight GGN2803) was concluding an IFR flight from North Bay Airport (CYYB) to Brantford Municipal Airport (CYFD). The flight crew of the Jetstream aircraft reported that they closed their IFR flight plan/clearance as they approached Brantford to help the Georgian flight who was arriving #2 to the airport. The Jetstream aircraft crossed overhead of the airport and came back to join a mid-left downwind at the uncontrolled ATF aerodrome. When the Jetstream aircraft was about to turn base, the Air Georgian flight crew reported being on a seven (7) mile final and was argumentative about the Jetstream aircraft turning base in front of them, "if the JS31 turned base, they would have to overshoot." The Jetstream flight crew elected to give way and extended their downwind in order for the Air Georgian aircraft to land straight-in on runway 23. Ops impact - the Jetstream aircraft was delayed in landing by three to five (3-5) minutes as they extended their circuit.

April 4, 2007


UPDATE TSB reported that the Swanberg Air Inc. Jetstream JS31 (C-GPSW) was landing at Grande Prairie, AB with a left crosswind. A correction was being made at touchdown, slightly off the centreline of the runway, when the crew noticed an excessive vibration and a pull to the right. The aircraft was brought to a stop on the runway, and FSS advised the crew that the RH tire was flat. Maintenance was contacted, and the crew were advised to try to taxi the aircraft to the terminal. On the taxiway the crew decided to taxi to the hangar, which was about the same distance away. Apparently, the right brake may have been applied when the right rudder was applied at touchdown.
SB 608, a BAe 31, blew a main tire on landing at Grande Prairie. After consultation with maintenance, the aircraft taxied off the runway. Staff from the Airport Authority inspected the runway and removed tire pieces. One departing aircraft was slightly delayed.

November 16, 2006

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Albert Inc. British Aerospace Jetstream T.Mk.3 (twin-turboprop) (JS31) aircraft blew the main gear upon landing on runway 03 at Fort Nelson. The aircraft was disabled and the runway was closed until approximately 2120z.

August 21, 2005

Incident at Kelowna

Northwestern Air Lease Ltd. flight PLR528 a British Aerospace JS31 reported a birdstrike at Kelowna. Runway checked, nothing found.

November 7, 2005

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (Conflict - loss of separation, Communication error, ATS operating irregularity)

KLO 712, a BAe 31 and CNK 202, a Metro III, were both inbound to Edmonton from Calgary and when the Edmonton Arrival Controller issued descent clearance to KLO 712, the crew of CNK 202 responded. The Arrival Controller did not notice the discrepancy and inadvertently allowed CNK 202 to descend to an altitude of less than 1,000 feet vertical separation, while lateral separation diminished to 2.5 NM.
UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that Nav Canada is doing a Level 1 Operational Safety Investigation concerning this event.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Edmonton Arrival Controller issued a descent clearance to KLO 712, a British Aerospace JS31. A Swearingen SA226-TC (SW4) registration C-GFEW, designated CNK 202, responded and descended. The Controller did not notice the discrepancy until the aircraft separation eroded to less than 1,000 feet and 2.5 NM where 1,000 feet or 3 NM is specified.

May 26, 2005

Incident at 50 W of Charlo NB

CGJPX JS31 eneroute Montréal (CYUL) to Charlo (CYCL) when the pilot declared emergency due to smoke in the cockpit 40nm west of Charlo. Emergency services responded and aircraft landed safely at 1330Z. Nil TSB
TSB Update: A05A0060: The Skyservice Jetstream 31, C-GJPX, was in cruise flight when a baggage pod smoke detector light began to illuminate intermittently. The crew declared an emergency and continued to destination and landed the aircraft uneventfully. After landing the passengers were evacuated in an orderly fashion. Inspection of the aircraft by the crew and the airport fire fighters did not reveal an evidence of smoke or fire having been present. The aircraft smoke detector system was temporally disabled and the aircraft returned to service under the provisions of the minimum equipment list. Company maintenance later determined that the smoke detector unit was faulty

April 12, 2005

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

C-GEOC, JS31 landed Runway 36 at Wabush at 1327z. Pilot reported birdstrike in vicinity threshold Runway 36. Maintenance foreman (Staff22) retrieved 1 small snowbird carcass at threshold. Pilot informed of this and advised nil damage to aircraft (bird bounced off fuselage). Pilot was informed of bird activity. UL ACC Shift Manager advised at 1342Z.Wx SA 13Z 02010G15KTS 15SM SCT260 M04/M12 A3036

February 3, 2004

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

PAA3539 a JS31 from Pease Intl. to Saint John executed a missed approach in VMC at Saint John NB at 1950Z, due to a backtracking aircraft that had not cleared the runway. PAA3539 was on a visual approach clearance and completed the approach and landing under visual flight rules. The preceding aircraft was a M20P which arrived VFR. SJ 1900 METAR 23011G16 15SM FEW025 SCT280 02/M04

January 12, 2004

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ) (Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

PAA3539, JS31, was on a 3-4 mile final for runway 14 in St-John when GGN7483,B-1900, which was holding in taxiway ""A"" announced he was taxing runway 32, taxiway ""C"" to the ramp. Aircraft was informed of the PAA 3539 on final runway 14,but was already on the threshold of runway 32. Taxiway ""B"" was occupied by two other aircraft including PA31 CGILV. PAA3539 executed a 360 turn and Moncton ACC was informed. PAA3539 landed without further incident at 1941. TSB Nil

September 16, 2003

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The company filed IFR flight plan indicated the A/C type as JS31 (Jetstream 31). The ground controller observed A/C type as C401, when A/C was taxiing. The pilot of CWA812 elected to proceed VFR to Nanaimo, rather than return and refile IFR.
Update from CB&A: The occurrence has been discussed with the company and a corrective action plan is now in place.

August 12, 2003


PE56, a British Aerospace Jetstream 31 (JS31), reported a possible bird strike on departure from Fort Nelson (CYYE).
No remains were found nor was there evidence of a bird strike on the aircraft. Fort Nelson exercises a proactive bird and wildlife program. No further action required.

February 11, 2003


The Advanced Air Ambulance Inc. aircraft (JS31) (operating as C-GNRG) was an IFR medivac flight which departed the Toronto City Centre Airport (CYTZ) for the Sudbury Airport (CYSB). C-GNRG Medivac was instructed by the Air Traffic Control tower to taxi to position on runway 26 at CYTZ behind an arriving aircraft. The arriving aircraft (C-FVPC) exited runway 26. C-GNRG Medivac then departed on runway 26 without having received a take-off clearance. The Control tower obtained an IFR release from the Area Control Centre while C-GNRG Medivac was on the take-off roll.

Incident at FORT SMITH NT (CYSM)

PLR509 a JS31 entered Runway 29 without calling or broadcasting intentions on the MF. The aircraft contacted the CARS Operator approaching the button of Runway 29. There was no operational impact.

January 4, 2003

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC) (Aerodrome - power failure)

TW602 a JS31 was on a three mile final for Runway 36. A power surge occurred and ODALS (approach lights) on Runway 36 were turned off. The FSS was unable to turn them back on. TW602 advised and landed safely on runway 36 at 00:23Z.

April 25, 2003

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar, ATM - ILS irregularity)

PAA 3493 a JS31 was on a 6 mile final to Runway 23 Saint John when the ILS for Runway 23 Failed. The ILS was pulsed back on within approximately 20 seconds.

April 21, 2003

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

PAA3871, a JS31 cleared for IFR departure from Saint John to Portsmouth via SID departure (climb runway heading for vectors, maintain 5000). After departure, the aircraft made a right turn without clearance. Inbound traffic was re-cleared to 6000 feet to ensure separation.

November 13, 2001


PLR609 a JS31 was on final approach for Runway 33 at Yellowknife when the crew advised that they had an unsafe gear indication and requested that they do a flyby of the tower so that ground personnel could ascertain whether the gear appeared to be down or normal. The crew were advised that the landing gear appeared down and locked. The aircraft was landed without further incident. The aircraft had been on a routine scheduled flight from Fort Smith to Yellowknife.

December 31, 1999

Incident at 25nm Ouest de CYQB

L'équipage de N646VN (JS31), IFR en provenance de Erie Int'l, PA (USA) à destination de Québec (CYQB), a déclaré une urgence suite à une panne de moteur. L'appareil s'est posé à 1624Z, sans encombre, sur la piste 06 à CYQB. Mise à jour (2000-01-11) : Le BST nous rapporte (A99Q0223) que durant sa descente à Québec (CYQB), la manette des gaz du moteur gauche du Jetsream 31 immatriculé N646NV est restée coincée. Comme il ne pouvait réduire la puissance, le pilote a décidé de couper le moteur. L'appareil a atterri sans problème. L'équipe de maintenance a trouvé que le câble de la manette des gaz a gelé en vol, dû a une combinaison de condensation et froide température. L'appareil avait été lavé avant son vol. Le câble a été séché et du lubrifiant a été appliqué. L'appareil a été remis en service. The crew of N646VN (JS31), IFR between Erie Int'l, PA, USA and Quebec City (CYQB), declared an emergency due to an engine failure. The aircraft touched down at 1624Z without incident on Rwy 06 at CYQB. Update (2000-01-11): TSB reports (A99Q0223) that during the descent to Quebec City (CYQB), the left engine throttle stuck on the Jetstream 31, Registration N646NV. Since he could not reduce power, the pilot elected to shut down the engine. The aircraft landed without incident. The maintenance crew found that the throttle cable seized in flight due to a combination of condensation and low temperature. The aircraft had been washed before the flight. The cable was dried and lubricated. The aircraft was returned to service.