November 20, 2014

Incident at 29 N HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (ELT)

A Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Boeing 727 200 (KFA280) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) reported emergency locator transmitter (ELT) at above position. Joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) Halifax advised and they believe it was a private aircraft. They contacted the owner and he was enroute to disable ELT.

March 13, 2014

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Boeing 727 100 (KFA280) departed with visibility 3/8SM, runway visual range (RVR) 60.

August 27, 2013

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The following aircraft departing runway 12 with VSBY 1/8 to 1/4 SM faxed to CACO: VIS 1/8 RVR 1200 : KFA275, KFA280, CJT575, KFA273. VIS 1/8 RVR 1000: KFA271. VIS 1/8 RVR 1100: CJT571. VIS 1/8 RVR 1800: CJT573, SLQ726 VIS 1/4 RVR 2400: SLQ734. VIS 1/8 RVR 900: C-GLNL.

November 7, 2013

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Three aircraft, a Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Boeing 727-223 (C-GGKF/ KFA288) from Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Moncton, NB (CYMX), a Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Boeing 727-243 (C-GXKF/ KFA280) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Moncton, NB (CYQM), and an Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GERI/ EV174) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) reported receiving terrain warning while on final approach for runway 24. The aircraft reported having proper precision approach path indicator (PAPI) readings and continuing the approach without issues.

May 24, 2013

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Kelowna Flightcraft Air Boeing 727-227 (C-GNKF/ KFA280) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) reported flap problems on approach of runway 11. The crew overshot, went around and landed on runway 29 at 0715Z.

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

AOR 161042-V1: The crew on a Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Boeing 727 227 (C-GNKF/ KFA280) reported flap problem on approach to runway 11. The crew overshot, went around and landed on runway 29 at 0715Z.
A Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Boeing 727 227 (C-GNKF/ KFA280) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) was inbound to CYQM and discontinued the approach on runway 11 due to a flap issue. The aircraft requested runway 29 and landed without further issue. No emergency declared and no impact on the operation.

April 6, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

KFA280, a Boeing 727 operated by Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter, had been IFR from Hamilton (CYHM) to Mirabel (CYMX). After the aircraft taxied at Mirabel, traces of oil were seen on taxiways BRAVO5, BRAVO, JULIET, FOXTROT as well as on the cargo apron.

July 4, 2012

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Nav Canada staff at Hamilton Tower advised that the flight crew of KFA280 reported coyotes on the threshold for runway 12 prior to departing. Airport maintenance staff inspected the runway between departures. No operational impact.

April 12, 2011

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727-227 aircraft (C-GKKF, operating as flight KFA280) was preparing to depart on an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Greater Moncton International Airport (CYQM). NAV CANADA staff at Hamilton Tower reported that the aircraft was on the threshold of runway 30 when the flight crew advised that the aircraft could not depart due to a hydraulic fluid leak. The aircraft taxied onto runway 24 and was then towed to the apron. Large amounts of fluid were found on the threshold of runway 30 and on runway 24 north of taxiway CHARLIE, with a leak trail all the way from the runway 30 threshold to the Kelowna Flightcraft apron. Ops. impact -- a few aircraft were delayed and detoured around KFA280 while it was immobilized on runway 24.

July 28, 2011

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

At 07:04Z KFA280, Boeing 727-227, enroute from Hamilton (CYHM) to Moncton (CYQM) requested clearance to proceed to Halifax (CYHZ). When queried, the pilot indicated no assistance was required then advised that the aircraft may become disabled on the runway. The pilot reported that the aircraft had experienced a hydraulic leak and no assistance was required. The airport duty manager was advised that a runway check would be required. The aircraft landed on Runway 23 at 07:14Z and became disabled on Taxiway ALPHA. Small amounts of fluid were found on the runway but it was deemed serviceable. The aircraft was towed to the hanger at 07:42Z and Crash Fire Rescue (CFR) cleaned up the hydraulic oil spill on the taxiway until 08:06Z. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A11A0041: At 0704Z the Kelowna Flightcraft KFA280, a Boeing 727,(registration C-GKKF) enroute to CYQM asked to proceed to CYHZ. Pilot indicated he had a hydraulic leak and no assistance required. Aircraft landed runway 23 at 0714Z and became disabled on taxiway ALPHA. Small amounts of fluid were found on the runway but it was deemed serviceable. Aircraft was towed to hanger at 0742Z and CFR cleaned up hydraulic oil spill on taxiway til 0806Z. Maintenance replaced the left hand main gear bifold door actuator which had a small crack and was leaking. The depletion of this actuator disabled the nose wheel steering. The actuator was replaced, the system replenished with fluid and the aircraft released to service.

August 24, 2010

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727-200 aircraft (operating as KFA280) was commencing an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Greater Moncton International Airport (CYQM). The flight crew reported striking a small bird on departure from runway 12. The runway inspected but nothing was found. Ops. impact - unknown.

August 7, 2010

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Aerodrome - operations)

Power failure at the Hamilton International Airport, Hamilton, ON (CYHM) caused the Hamilton Control Tower diesel generator to turn on, however there was a lack of power for at least 5 seconds. Due to this all of the airport lighting failed while one aircraft a Prince Edward Air BEECH 1900C aircraft operating as CME9742 was about to begin his take off roll on Runway 12, for a scheduled Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight to New York (JFKIA) Airport, New York, NY (U.S.A.) (KJFK) and another aircraft Kelowna Flightcraft BOEING 727 aircraft, operating as KFA280 was taxiing on Runway 6. At 05:32Z there was a power bump from the diesel causing the lighting to go out again, but only for a few seconds. One flight delayed several seconds and no other impact on flights.

January 29, 2010

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727-200 aircraft (operating as flight KFA280) was on an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Moncton/Greater Moncton Intl (CYQM). KFA280 departed at 0629Z normally but returned 28 minutes later with a flap problem. No priority or assistance was requested. KFA280 landed runway 12 at 0657Z, without an incident. The aircraft taxied to the Flightcraft apron.

November 25, 2009

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Weather - visibility, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The following aircrafts departed with a visibility of 1/8 mile in fog: CJT916, CJT575, CJT620, CJT701, CME9742, KFA175, KFA280, CJT573, CJT571, KFA273, KFA271 and CJT577.

July 29, 2009

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Castle Aviation, Inc. Cessna C-208 aircraft (registration N24MG, operating as CSJ405) was about to depart on an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Montréal Intl (Mirabel) (CYMX). CSJ405 was instructed to backtrack runway 24 and hold short of runway 30. KFA280 was holding in position on runway 30 waiting to depart when CSJ405 was seen crossing the hold line for runway 30. CSJ405 was asked if he crossed the hold short line, then was instructed to advise when he was holding short of runway 30. There was no operational impact as KFA280 was still reviewing weather radar information before departure and no take-off clearance was issued.

January 28, 2009

Incident at STEPHENVILLE NL (CYJT)

UPDATE TSB: A09A0007: The flight crew of KFA280, a Kelowna Flightcraft Boeing 727-200 on a flight from Hamilton to Moncton, had completed a missed approach at Moncton and continued to Stephenville, NL which was the flight-planned alternate airport. The crew conducted a missed approach at Stephenville due to weather after which they declared an emergency due to minimum fuel. The crew elected to attempt another approach at Stephenville and landed safely without further incident.
KFA280, enroute from Hamilton (CYHM) to Stephenville (CYJT), had previously completed a missed approach at Moncton (CYQM) and continued to Stephenville. On the first attempt to land at Stephenville, the aircraft missed the approach due to weather and subsequently declared an emergency due to minimum fuel. The crew chose to attempt another approach and landed successfully at 09:14Z without further incident. TSB Case Closed.

November 20, 2008

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727-200 series cargo aircraft (operating as flight KFA280) was departing on an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Moncton International General Airport (CYQM). The aircraft departed Rwy 12 and had to return for landing due to the gear was unable to retract. The aircraft landed without incident. The aircraft was vectored slightly wide to accommodate two IFR departures that might have time expired on de-ice.

October 23, 2007

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727-200 series aircraft was departing on an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Moncton (Greater Moncton) International Airport (CYQM). The aircraft departed Hamilton (JCMIA) and had to return due to an airstair door warning light. A fuel dump was required and took place on the designated track. The aircraft landed without incident at 0608Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

June 28, 2007

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Limited Boeing B-727-200 series cargo aircraft (operating as KFA280) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport (CYJM) to Moncton (Greater Moncton) International Airport (CYQM). The take-off from runway 12 was rejected for unknown reasons. The aircraft taxied back to the apron. Ops. impact -- unknown.

December 1, 2007

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

KFA280, Boeing 727-200, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to Halifax (CYHZ), reported being hit by lightning about five minutes from destination. The aircraft landed without incident at 10:39Z. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was advised.

June 20, 2007

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

KFA280, Boeing 727, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to St. John?s (CYYT), missed the approach due to weather. Nil TSB.

November 1, 2006

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Incursion - runway - animal, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727-200 series aircraft (operating as KFA280) was departing on an IFR flight from Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport (CYHM) to Moncton (Greater Moncton) International Airport (CYQM). The flight crew reported that a possible coyote strike occurred during the departure off of runway 12. The runway was closed for an inspection but nothing was found. Ops. impact -- none.

October 17, 2006

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

UPDATE Aerodrome Safety: Since this incident, a procedure has been implemented in conjuction with Nav Canada that controllers will always clear the Duty Manager across the intersection once, requiring further clearance requests before proceeding onto the second runway.
Staff 52 was performing a runway inspection and was instructed to hold short of Runway 23 when on Taxiway D. Staff 52 did read back the restriction. KFA280 was cleared to land on Runway 23. Immediately after landing clearance was issued, the controller observed Staff 52 on Taxiway Delta crossing the hold short line. The Controller called Staff 52 and the vehicle did an immediate 180-degree turn at the runway edge and proceeded back to the hold short line. The aircraft was still approximately 4 miles final when the incursion occurred and the aircraft landed without incident. TSB Case Closed
UPDATE TSB: A06A0106: Halifax Airport Staff 52, a vehicle, was performing a runway inspection and instructed to hold short of Runway 23 when on Taxi D. Staff 52 correctly read back the restriction. A Kelowna Flightcraft airplane operating as, KFA280 was cleared to land on Runway 23. Immediately after the tower issued the landing clearance the controller observed Staff 52 on taxiway Delta proceeding beyond the hold short line. The Tower Controller called Staff 52 and vehicle completed an immediate 180 degree turn at the runway edge, and then proceeded back to the hold short line. KFA280 was still approximately 4 miles final when incursion took place; the aircraft landed without incident. Weather at the time was CAVOK.

June 29, 2005

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

Pilot rejected take-off due to loss of generator power. Aircraft (Boeing 727)

November 14, 2003

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

KFA280 departed CYHM, could not retract landing gear. Dumped fuel for three minutes. Landed at CYHM without incident.

December 1, 2001

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

The aircraft using call-sign KFA280 took off from Mirabel Airport (CYMX) rwy 06 at 0834Z. The weather at 0800Z was: no wind, visibility 1/8 statute mile (SM) in light drizzle and fog, vertical visibility 100 feet, temperature 1 degree C and dew point 0 degrees C. The altimeter setting was 29.79 inches of mercury. Runway visual range (RVR) was 800 feet at point A and 900 feet at point B. L'aéronef portant l'indicatif d'appel KFA280 a décollé de l'aéroport de Mirabel (CYMX) sur la piste 06 à 0834Z alors que la météo de 0800Z indiquait: un vent nul, une visibilité de 1/8 de mille terrestre (SM) dans de la bruine légère et du brouillard, la visibilité verticale était de 100 pieds, la température de 1 degré C avec un point de rosée de 0 degré C. Le calage altimétrique était de 29,79 pouces de mercure. La portée visuelle de piste (RVR) était au point A de 800 pieds et au point B de 900 pieds.

July 27, 2001

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

KFA280 B727 landing Moncton reported a Bird Strike. Airport personnel found the remains of a Plover on runway 11. No evidence of damage to aircraft. Nil TSB

July 24, 2001

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

At 0636Z a Purolator B727 enroute from Hamilton to Moncton discovered high oil pressure on one of it's engines and carried out an engine shutdown. The crew also declared an emergency and landed at 0705Z without incident. Dieppe/Riverview/Moncton and Greater Moncton Airport Fire Departments responded.
TSB update: The Kelowna Flightcraft Boeing 727, callsign KFA280 was abeam Fredericton, NB on a cargo flight from Hamilton, ON to Moncton, NB when the crew informed Moncton ACC that they were shutting down the #1 engine (P&W JT8D-9A(HK3)) due to an oil related problem. A check fire was requested in CYR724 enabling the aircraft to transit the area direct at FL210. At 04:04 ADT the aircraft landed safely in Moncton with the Dieppe fire department standing by. Maintenance inspection revealed that the fuel heater valve had failed to the open position causing an oil temperature/pressure problem. Maintenance secured the valve in the closed position as per the minimum equipment list and returned the aircraft to service.

March 29, 2000

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

KFA280 B727 was on an 8 mile final for Halifax runway 24 when they declared an emergency with the Tower. Crew advised they just experienced a hydraulic failure and may not be able to stop after landing. CFR vehicles on standby. Aircraft landed safely at 0843Z and taxied to the ramp. Corrected copy to show Halifax as the destination. TSB Evaluating.

November 26, 1999

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The aircraft KFA280 was on an IFR flight from Hamilton (CYHM) to Winnipeg (CYWG). The aircraft departed Hamilton Airport and the pilot requested priority to return due to a "vibration in the right engine". The aircraft was cleared as requested and landed safely at 0630Z. S.O.B. - Three (3) Crew. Ops. Impact - unknown. Supplemental TSB Information (A99O0279): During climb out after take off from Hamilton, the Boeing 727-227 aircraft flight crew noted a vibration from the #2 aircraft engine (Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A). The crew requested priority handling and returned to Hamilton for an uneventful landing. Company maintenance reported finding internal damage to the #2 aircraft engine and the engine was removed from the aircraft.

January 5, 1999

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Kelowna Flight Craft flight KFA280 was requesting a different runway for take-off while taxiing. The aircraft entered Charlie taxiway without authorization, causing a nose-to-nose situation with another aircraft (SKK571) already on Charlie taxiway. The flight crew of KFA280 were instructed to turn their aircraft immediately left onto runway 30L. In addition, airport security reported that KFA280 ""jet blasted"" passengers boarding a US Airways flight when leaving the ramp. Ops. impact -- unknown. SOB -- unknown.

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The aircraft (operating as KFA280) was departing on an IFR flight from Hamilton (Mount Hope) Municipal Airport (CYHM) to Moncton Airport (CYQM). During the departure, the flight crew advised that the aircraft had hydraulic problems and elected to return to Hamilton. The aircraft landed without further incident at 0741Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

December 22, 1998

Incident at Moncton

KFA280 B727 lost pressurization in Boston airspace.Crew of three proceeded to Moncton,New-Brunswick with oxygen mask donned at FL210. Landed safely at 0922Z with no asssistance required. TSB case closed. Note: This information was misfiled/placed and only came to light on this date. Original occurrence had not been actioned.

February 22, 1997

Incident at Québec

The aircraft departed Mirabel for Moncton. It could not land at Moncton due weather. The weather at Burlington, his alternate, was not favourable so the pilot decided to return to Mirabel. At about St-Georges de Beauce, the pilot declared an emergency due to low fuel and asked for an authorization for Quebec and requested ERS. He landed without problem runway 06 at 1046Z.

July 1, 1997

Incident at near Trenton, Ontario

The aircraft was eastbound, approximately 20 NM south of Trenton, leaving FL310 for FL330, when the pilot reported that he saw "the whole sky light up." The pilot suspected a meteor breakup in the atmosphere. Ops. impact -- unknown.

April 3, 1996

Incident at Moncton, N.B.

During the landing the crew was unable to stop the aircraft on the runway and it overran the end of the runway by 154 feet. The first 130 feet of the overrun area is paved, the nose gear was 24 feet beyond the paved surface. No damage to the aircraft. TSB case closed.