August 1, 2014

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Boeing 727 200 (KFA281) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported a laser in cockpit on final runway 30. No impact to pilot or operation. Hamilton Regional Police notified.

April 3, 2014

Incident at In the vicinity of: Niagara Falls, ON

A Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Boeing 727 200 (KFA281) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported a green laser strike just west of Niagara Falls, ON at 11000ft. Pilot reported laser was from Lundy's Lane. Peel advised. No operational impact.

August 27, 2013

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Boeing 727-227 (C-GKKF/ KFA281) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported possible bird strike on approach runway 30. No remains were found.

April 13, 2012

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727-227 aircraft (C-GMKF, operating as flight KFA281) was concluding an IFR flight from Greater Moncton International Airport (CYQM) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). NAV CANADA staff at Hamilton Tower advised that the flight crew reported that a birdstrike had occurred when the aircraft was on short final for runway 30. The runway was closed for an inspection and no evidence was found. Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE from Nav Canada April 30 2012 AOR 145090-V2. KFA281 landed runway 30 and the flight crew reported a possible bird strike while short final. A FOD check was done immediately after and no trace was found. Subsequently the operator checked the airframe and there was no evidence of a strike.

December 28, 2012

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

KFA281, Boeing 727 227, landed on Runway 06 in Moncton (CYQM) at 01:13Z. While initiating a back track on Runway 06 for the taxi to the apron, the aircraft became stuck in snow. The trucks responded and the aircraft taxied to apron at 02:12Z.

February 18, 2012

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The pilot of KFA281, a Boeing 727 enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Moncton (CYQM) reported a fire indication and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed safely in CYQM at 01:03Z. There was no affect on operations.

January 21, 2012

Incident at 30 Miles West of Moncton (CYQM)

KFA281, Boeing 727-200, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to Hamilton (CYHM), reported a flap problem that might require a fuel dump and a return to Moncton. No emergency was declared and the problem was resolved. No fuel dump was required and the fight continued to destination.

August 24, 2011

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

UPDATE There was a loss of airspeed indication on the First Officers side. The Pitot Static System was purged and tested. There was no reoccurrence of the fault. The occurrence has been entered into the company Safety Management System (SMS), part of the reoccurrence mitigation has been to direct maintenance crews at all bases to ensure the pitot covers are being installed on aircraft that overnight.
KFA281, Boeing 727 227, rejected takeoff from Halifax (CYHZ) on a flight destined to Hamilton (CYHM), due to indication problems. The aircraft returned to the hangar. There was no impact on operations.

July 29, 2011

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Incursion - runway - animal)

KFA281, Boeing 727-200, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Moncton (CYQM), struck a skunk upon landing on Runway 06. There was no reported damage and no impact on operations.

June 1, 2011

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

Halifax Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) advised the tower that they were responding to a fuel spill from KFA281, Boeing 727 227 on the hangar line. After the spill was contained, KFA281 taxied and had another spill on Taxiway A. All spills were contained at 01:30Z.

March 8, 2011

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE TSB: A11A0007: The Kelowna Flightcraft flight 281, a Boeing 727-200, (registration C-GLKF), was on approach to Runway 29 and an unsafe right main gear indication was illuminated when the gear was selected down. An overshoot was conducted and an emergency was declared when the light remained after troubleshooting. An uneventful landing was conducted. Maintenance determined the right main proximity switch connector was dirty. The connector was cleaned and the system functioned checked serviceable. The aircraft was returned to service.
KFA281 B727-200 enroute Halifax (CYHZ) to Moncton (CYQM) executed a missed approach due to an unsafe gear indication. The aircraft landed safely on the second approach at 01:16Z. There was no operational impact. TSB Case Closed.

July 8, 2010

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

FLG701, Boeing 737 46B, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to Sydney (CYQY), departed at 23:28Z. MAL7054, while lined up on the runway, reported a large amount of debris. A runway inspection determined the debris was asphalt due to runway damage. Due to the displaced threshold on Runway 29 and Runway 24 being unsuitable due to length, MAL7054 was unable to depart and KFA281 was unable to land. Nil TSB.
Flight number changed from FLG701 to FLE701.

July 23, 2008

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

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A08O0189]: The Class of Investigation was set as Class 3. A Minister's Observer has been assigned.
The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727-200 series cargo aircraft (operating as flight KFA281) was concluding an IFR flight from Moncton (Greater Moncton) International Airport (CYQM) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). At 0215Z, KFA281 attempted an approach to runway 06 while there was thunderstorm activity and heavy rain in the vicinity of the airport. The aircraft touched down at CHARLIE intersection and rolled to approximately to the intersection of runway 30 before the flight crew initiated a go-around. The aircraft returned to land without incident on runway 12 at 0230Z. A subsequent runway inspection reported "five (5) foot ruts" in the grass off the end of runway 06 as well as extensive grass and mud debris on the threshold of runway 24. The threshold of runway 24 was swept by Field Maintenance staff.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A08O0189]: The Class of Investigation was upgraded to Class 2.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A08O0189]: The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727-200 aircraft (operating as flight KFA281) was landing on runway 06 at Hamilton (JCMIA) after a flight from Moncton, NB. On touchdown, the aircraft bounced twice and, after the second bounce, a go-around was initiated. ,During the lift-off, the tailskid and number 2 engine tailpipe contacted the surface resulting in minor damage. The aircraft also overran the end of runway 06 as evidenced by a 5-foot long rut in the grass and a considerable amount of grass and mud debris covering the threshold of runway 24. The aircraft went around and landed uneventfully on runway 12 at Hamilton.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Commercial & Business Aviation [2008/07/24]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with the operator's Chief Pilot about this occurrence. The CASI was advised that the aircraft bounced twice on touchdown on runway 06 and a go-around was called for after the second bounce (as the Captain was unsure that the remaining runway would be sufficient to stop the aircraft). During the go-around, the tailskid and number 2 engine tailpipe contacted the runway, causing minor damage. The aircraft returned to land uneventfully on runway 12. A preliminary (internal) investigation determined that the speed brakes had been deployed on the second touchdown and the go-around was initiated with the speed brakes deployed. The flight crew did not realize that the speed brakes were extended until after the aircraft was airborne. The aircraft is undergoing repair and is expected to be returned to service on 2008/07/24. The company is looking into this occurrence via SMS. The T.S.B. has deployed two (2) investigators to the scene and is evaluating the level of investigation to conduct. More information to follow.

July 5, 2008

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (TCAS alert)

KFA281, Boeing 727 227, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to Hamilton (CYHM), descended from 4,500 ft. to 3,800 ft. due to a Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System Resolution Advisory (TCAS RA) with a C-FJXI, Diamond DA 20 C1, at 4,500 ft. approximately 10 nautical miles west of the Moncton Airport. Nil TSB.

March 28, 2008

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE TSB: The Kelowna Flightcraft Boeing 727-200, operating as KFA281, departed Moncton International enroute to Hamilton International Airport. During the climb phase, the crew contacted Moncton Tower and declared an emergency due to a #2 engine fire indication. The crew completed the engine fire checklist and the fire warning light extinguished when the thrust lever was reduced to the idle position. The engine was secured and the aircraft was cleared to return to the airfield. KFA281 landed uneventfully on RWY 29 at 21:35 ADT while ARFF were standing by. Maintenance located a leak in the fuel bleed fuel eat bleed air duct which resulted in the fire warning. No fire or damage to the aircraft occurred.
KFA281, A Boeing 727 operating IFR from Moncton NB to Hamilton ON, declared an emergency shortly after departure due to #2 engine fire indication. The aircraft returned Moncton and landed at 0035Z on Rwy 29. Red Leader advised emergency secured at 0041Z. TSB Class 5.

February 26, 2008

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

C-GMFB, Diamond DA 20 C1, was taxied to position on Runway 29 for departure into the circuit. KFA281 reported that there appeared to be an engine cowling blanket on the Diamond. C-GMFB was advised and taxied down the runway to exit in Taxiway Bravo. The DV20's engine failed as it was exiting the runway. The student pilot pushed the aircraft off the runway before assistance arrived. KFA281 was able to depart at 01:28Z, delayed approximately six minutes. Nil TSB.

April 19, 2005

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727-227 aircraft (C-GNKF, operating as KFA281) was on an IFR flight from Moncton Airport (CYQM) to Hamilton (John Munro) International Airport (CYHM). The flight crew reported that a bird strike occurred at 2,500 feet when the aircraft was approximately two (2) miles final for runway 30. The flight crew saw between 2-10 duck-sized birds and one (1) duck-sized bird impacted the aircraft's radome. The aircraft landed without incident. No assistance required; no reported damage. Ops. impact -- none.

May 12, 2004

Incident at vicinity of Hamilton

The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 737-200 series cargo aircraft (operating as KFA281) was on an IFR flight from Moncton Airport (CYQM) to Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport (CYHM). The flight crew reported numerous bird strikes between the Binbrook NDB (ZHM) and the threshold of runway 30. Damage -- unknown. Ops. impact -- unknown.

May 2, 2003

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Kelowna Flightcraft B727 departed Halifax at 2316Z enroute to Moncton. The aircraft was unable to retract the landing gear and returned to Halifax. No assistance was required. The aircraft landed safely at 2328Z.

June 13, 2001

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

BOSTON BACKUP RADAR FAILED AT 0020. BOSTON WAS ACCEPTING NO AIRCRAFT OTHER THAN THOSE ALREADY IN THE AIR. MONTREAL REROUTED EASTBOUND DEPARTURES TO REMAIN IN CANADIAN AIRSPACE. THREE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE MARITIMES WESTBOUND AND WERE REROUTED SLIGHTLY (ACA639, KFA289 AND KFA281). NO DELAYS TO AIRBORNE AIRCRAFT. BOSTON RETURNED TO FULL RADAR SERVICE AND AT 0053 OPERATIONS WERE RETURNED TO NORMAL. NIL TSB

January 15, 2001

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

KFA281 B727 was cleared for takeoff on Runway 06. Aircraft did low speed, rejected takeoff and requested to exit runway in to Taxi ¿C¿ to check an instrument. Aircraft taxied back and departed without incident at 0051Z. TSB Evaluating.
TSB advised no further action.

September 14, 1999

Incident at Halifax

KFA281 B727-100 enroute Halifax to Moncton reported pressurization problem at 00:00Z. Aircraft returned to Halifax and landed safely. TSB Case Closed

January 7, 1999

Incident at Abeam Saint John NB

KFA281 B727 enroute Halifax to Hamilton reported Pressurization problem abeam Saint John and returned Halifax. No assistance requested. Nil TSB

October 22, 1996

Incident at Hamilton, Ontario

Aircraft struck several birds while on final for runway 30R. No damage or debris reported. Ops. Impact -- C-GQFP (PA28), VFR circuits, was overshot runway 06 as a precaution.

September 25, 1996

Incident at en-route to Hamilton (Mount Hope) Municipal Airport (CYHM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The aircraft was en-route from Halifax International Airport (CYHZ) to Hamilton (Mount Hope) Municipal Airport (CYHM). At 0435Z, the flight crew indicated a hydraulic problem but stated it was not an emergency and that they did not require ERS. KFA281 landed at Hamilton at 0452Z and had to be towed off the runway. The runway clear at 0457Z. Ops. impact -- none.

November 8, 1995

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

KFA281 was taxiing to the apron. Bursts of flame were visible on the starboard side at the wing (two - 2 second intervals). ERS was called out and followed aircraft to the hangar. Maintenance investigation determines that it was an APU problem of igniting gas build-ups. Ops. impact -- minimal.

August 8, 1995

Incident at Halifax

KFA281 departed Halifax for Moncton. At 20nm North of Halifax pilot requested return to Halifax with ERS. Aircraft landed safely at 2340Z. Problem was a fluid leak in starboard gear. Nosewheel steering was not available and pilot requested a tow from runway. No diversion of traffic reported.

August 5, 1994

Incident at Moncton

The brakes were observed to be smoking following landing. ERS dispatched. No further action required as smoking lasted a very short time. TSB evaluating.