April 7, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRW/JZA8073) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) returned to CYVR due to a gear issue. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 08L at 2346Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. After Landing Gear retraction the R/H Gear Door advisory light remained illuminated. The Cabin Crew confirmed that the door remained open. The flight returned to CYVR. Maintenance performed Gear Swings and found that the L/H and R/H Main Gear aft doors failed to close. The Built-In-Test for the (PSEU) Proximity Sensor Electronic Unit did not identify any faults. The PSEU was replaced and a satisfactory Landing Gear Operational Test completed. The aircraft was returned to service. SDR NO. 20190410012 has been submitted.

January 23, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRN/JZA8073) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) climbed 500 feet above the standard instrument departure (SID) altitude. When queried by the departure controller, the pilot responded that they were correcting back down to 2000 feet. No operational impact.

December 5, 2018

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8073) from Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) to Victoria International, BC (CYYJ) was given taxi clearance to cross the threshold of Runway 32 while Runway 32 was active with an arrival. The ground controller issued a hold short prior to JZA8073 crossing the hold short line. No impact on operations.

August 12, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRW/JZA8073) from Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) to Victoria Int'l, BC (CYYJ) rejected take off and returned to the gate. No impact on operations.

June 6, 2017

Incident at 19NM VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GVJZ/ JZA8073) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) was vectored at 4000' over CYA145 which was active to 2500'. JZA8073 reported seeing two paragliders at the "same altitude" at approximately 1 mile off the left wing.

July 27, 2016

Incident at 10NM N VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

TSB#A16P0125: C-GMON, a de Havilland DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation Lp, was conducting flight JZA8073 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ). During cruise, the flight crew received repetitive master caution and warning annunciations regarding smoke alarms in the baggage compartment. The cabin crew also reported smoke or mist coming out of vents near the aft service door. As the flight was nearing destination, the flight crew completed the approach and landing. No emergency was declared. After landing, the flight crew confirmed that no signs of smoke were present and the aircraft was taxied to the gate. The operator?s maintenance examined multiple possibilities with no faults found. Smoke detectors were checked and found to be operating within limitations, despite the fact that the forward smoke detector was found to be more sensitive than the aft one. The forward unit was replaced and a satisfactory test flight was completed. The aircraft was returned to service.

October 9, 2014

Incident at 10NM W Active Pass, BC NDB (AP)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC 8-311 (C-GABP/ JZA8073) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported receiving a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) and descended 200ft from assigned altitude. No traffic conflict existed. No operational impact.

September 24, 2014

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC 8 300 (JZA8073) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ), while on vectors at 4000 feet for Runway 09 at CYYJ entered an area where the Minimum Vectoring Altitude is 4200 feet. No operational impact.

June 19, 2014

Incident at 3 SW Active Pass, BC NDB (AP)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC 8 311 (C-FADF/ JZA8073) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) (VFR) checked in with Victoria Tower and reported responding to an resolution advisory (RA). JZA8073 passed behind a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900C (C-FPCV/ PCO114) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) (IFR) with 1.7 mile spacing and 300 feet. JZA8073 climbed and appeared to turn toward PCO114. No other aircraft in the vicinity. No operational impact.

October 25, 2013

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Shortly after departure, a Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC 8 311 (C-GABO/ JZA8073) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) announced an elevator trim problem and requested a return to CYVR. This was initiated and then the crew declared the problem was resolved and elected to continue on to destination. No impact to operations.

October 14, 2013

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A13P0277: Approximately 4 miles south of Vancouver International Airport, the crew of Jazz flight JZA8073, a DHC-8-311 flying from Vancouver to Victoria, reported "alarms going off." The crew were unsure of which horn was going off and elected to return to Vancouver. No emergency was declared and seconds prior to landing the horn stopped sounding. The aircraft landed without further event. Company maintenance determined that the reverse beta warning horn had sounded (MOD 8/2852). Maintenance initially deactivated the system per MEL 61-4, deferred the snag, and returned the aircraft to service. Maintenance later inspected the area near a power lever microswitch and found no mechanical problem. The microswitch was cleaned and the circuit breakers for the system were reset. The aircraft has not had any recurrence of the problem since. On 12 June 2013 Jazz DHC-8 C-GHTA also had the reverse beta warning horn activate falsely (TSB Occurrence # A13P0113). In that occurrence company maintenance found the #2 power binding on beta rev. gate and a missing washer on the beta rev. gate attachment point.
The pilot of a Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC 8 311 (C-FRUZ/ JZA8073) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported approximately 4 miles south of Vancouver, BC "Alarms going off" and requested return to Vancouver, BC. The aircraft declared an emergency, precautionary standby by CYVR ERS, landed safely.

April 10, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Conflict - loss of separation, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: Follow up by Air Traffic Control is ongoing
Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA8073, a Dehavilland DH8A IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Victoria, departed Runway 26L at 2309Z. Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO340, a Saab SF34 IFR CYVR to Terrace, departed Runway 26L at 2310Z. Radar recording revealed approximately 1 NM separating the two aircraft.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0090: The Air Canada (Jazz) DHC-8-100 aircraft, operating as JZA8073, took off from Vancouver Runway 26L for Victoria. One minute later the tower controller cleared a Pacific Coastal Saab 340, operating as PCO340, for take-off to Terrace from Runway 26L. An operating irregularity occurred when PCO340 became airborne and appeared on radar. The two aircraft were separated by only 1.7 NM, where 3 NM is required.

May 15, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Incursion - runway - aircraft, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A07P0147: JZA8207 (CL-600-2B19) was taxied to position on Runway 26L at Vancouver. The tower controller subsequently cleared JZA8207 for take off, and JZA8073 (DHC8) was observed taxiing to position at ECHO without clearance. The tower controller instructed JZA8207 to hold position. JZA8073 exited the runway and JZA8207 departed without further incident. (Class of investigation being assessed.)
UPDATE from TSB: Add Air Canada Jazz Dehavilland DHC-8-100 registration.
UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: Follow up on this occurrence by Air Traffic Control is ongoing.
UPDATE from TSB: Class of Investigation assessed at a "5".
Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA8207, a Bombardier CRJ1 IFR Vancouver to Prince George, was taxied to position on Runway 26L. As the Tower subsequently cleared JZA8207 for take off, Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA8073, a Dehavilland DH8A IFR Vancouver to Victoria, was observed taxiing to position at ECHO without clearance. The Tower Controller instructed JZA8207 to hold position. JZA8073 exited the Runway and JZA8207 departed without further incident.

January 12, 2003

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Jazz 8073 executed a missed approach and climbed to 3800' after receiving a Ground Proximity Warning (GPWS) while established on the localizer at 3000' for RWY 09, 7NM west of the CYYJ. Pilot stated that they thought it was a problem with their equipment. A radar review confirms A/C track as being established on localizer at 3000'. No operaational impact A/C circled and landed RWY 27.