April 1, 2014

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome noise)

On departure from Runway 06, a Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Boeing 727 200 (KFA288), from Montréal, QC (CYUL) to Moncton, NB (CYQM), was seen turning right without authorization. Impact: The noise abatement procedure was not followed.

August 9, 2014

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

On arrival Runway 11, a Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Boeing 727-243 (C-GXKF/ KFA288) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to St John's, NL (CYYT) reported blown tire, no assistance required. Runway was closed until 1235Z for debris removal. The intersection of Runway 16/34 was also closed until 1135Z to clean up the intersection.

December 19, 2013

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Lost all communication with the Toronto, ON (CYYZ) Satellite sector : Hotline + 601 line. Bell telephone line speed dial "hang-up and try your call again", Landline to SAT supervisor no answer. Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter (KFA288) (B722) was delayed for 10 minutes in position runway 24. Eventually obtained clearance validation by reaching out directly to PAL frequency 119.7. Communication restored at 0430Z. No obvious cause.

May 18, 2013

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Boeing 727 200 (KFA288) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Montreal/ Mirabel, QC (CYMX) reported a bird strike on climb out at 1400 ASL.

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.

August 28, 2013

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (FOD (foreign object debris))

The pilot of a Kelowna Flightcraft Boeing 727-227 (KFA288) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported a bird strike on short final. The foreman found 4 dead plovers at the intersection of runways 02 and 29.

December 27, 2012

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

KFA288, Boeing 727 281, taxied in Bravo Taxiway in St. John?s (CYYT). The flight was advised upon entering the taxiway that it was closed. The aircraft was unable to execute a 180 degree turn. The tower advised that there was a significant degree of ice on the taxiway and that a tug would be required. The flight advised that their handling agency was going to guide them through. The tower advised to proceed at their discretion. The aircraft proceeded through the taxiway without difficulties.

June 2, 2012

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

KFA288, Boeing 727-227, taxied past the hold line in Halifax (CYHZ) within 200 feet of Runway 05 on Alpha Taxiway. The flight was instructed to taxi via Runway 05 to Taxiway Charlie. WJA659 delayed approximately two minutes in position for Runway 23 (the flight had not been cleared for takeoff).

January 25, 2012

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

KFA288, Boeing 727-243, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to St. John?s (CYYT), landed on the runway and declared the braking action as being nil. The aircraft blew two tires on landing but taxied off the runway. The runway was closed for approximately 30 minutes while it was swept for debris. WJA699 was delayed several minutes as operations moved to another runway. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A12A0009: The Kelowna Flightcraft B727-200 (registration C-GXKF) aircraft operating as KFA288 was en route from Greater Moncton International Airport (CYQM) to St John's International (CYYT). The aircraft landed on Rwy 16, declared braking to be nil and blew two tires on stopping. The aircraft taxied clear under its own power. The runway was closed while it was swept for debris. The aircraft CVR and FDR were removed by maintenance, blown tires replaced and aircraft returned to service. TSB Engineering Branch is reviewing the CVR and FDR.

September 2, 2011

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Overshoot/missed approach, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - other)

The Castle Aviation, Inc. Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft (operating as flight CSJ672) was concluding an IFR flight from Akron-Canton Regional Airport, OH (U.S.A.) (KCAK) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727-200 series aircraft (operating as flight KFA288) was taxiing in preparation for departure on an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Montréal International (Mirabel) Airport (CYMX). NAV CANADA staff at Hamilton Tower reported that CSJ672 was cleared to land on runway 06. Subsequently, KFA288 was given taxi authorization onto runway 06 (routing to runway 12). CSJ672 was instructed to break off of the approach and join a left base for runway 30 then cleared to land on runway 30. KFA288 continued with the taxi authorization onto runway 06. Ops. impact -- unknown.

July 16, 2011

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

UPDATE TSB: A11A0035: A Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Boeing 727-200 (registration C-GKFJ), on a flight (KFA 288) from Moncton International Airport (YQM) to St. John's International (CYYT) landed on runway 11 and overran the end of the runway by approximately 400 feet. It was raining at the time. The aircraft contacted the approach lighting system as it left the runway surface. Two main wheel tires were shredded and the underside of the fuselage sustained minor damage. There were no injuries to the three crew members. Both runways at St John's were closed for about one hour. Runway 11 remained closed until the aircraft was removed the following day.
Update According to the TSB Final Report A11A0035 authorized for release on 23 January 2013. On 16 July 2011, at 0645 Newfoundland Daylight Time, a Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727-281 (registration C-GKFJ, serial number 21455) operating as KFA228 departed Moncton International Airport, New Brunswick, for St. John?s International Airport, Newfoundland and Labrador, on a scheduled cargo flight with 3 crew members on board. An instrument landing system approach was carried out and at 0809 Newfoundland Daylight Time the aircraft touched down on Runway 11. Following touchdown, the crew was unable to stop the aircraft before the end of the runway. The aircraft came to rest in the grass, with the nose wheel approximately 350 feet beyond the end of the pavement. There were no injuries and the aircraft had minor damage.
KFA288, Boeing 727 281, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to St. John?s (CYYT) landed on Runway 11 and overran the end of Runway 29. There were no injuries. The Airport Authority closed the airport in order to proceed with an all runway inspection. Runway 16/34 was later reopened. TSB investigating.

July 13, 2011

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

KFA288, Boeing 727-200, reported a blown tire after touchdown in Moncton (CYQM). No assistance was required. The runway was inspected and no debris was found.

June 30, 2011

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

KFA288, Boeing 727-227, was enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to St. John's (CYYT). When the landing gear was selected down during the approach to St. John's the right hand main gear warning illuminated. The landing gear was cycled again with the same result so the flight crew conducted a missed approach. The crew accomplished the manual gear extension procedure and the right main gear extended to the down and locked position. The aircraft landed on the subsequent approach without incident and with Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) standing by. Company maintenance later determined that the right main gear up-lock release torque tube was sheared. The failed component was replaced, a Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted and the aircraft returned to service. TSB Case Closed.

October 6, 2010

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: Maintenance inspected and identified several burnt pins located in an electrical connector in the left wheel well. The connector contained wiring for multiple systems including flap indication. The electrical connector was replaced, systems tested and the aircraft was returned to service.
KFA288, Boeing 727 227, enroute from Montréal (CYMX) to Moncton (CYQM), diverted to Halifax after declaring an emergency with the Moncton Centre due to a flaps and anti-skids failure. The flight crew later advised that it was not an emergency but requested that Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) be standing by. The aircraft landed safely at 08:00Z. There was no impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB: A10A0107: KFA288, a Kelowna Flightcraft Boeing 727-200, was en route from Montreal to Moncton when the flight crew noted erratic flap system indications. The ABS brakes were inoperative in accordance with the operator's MEL. The crew declared an emergency elected to divert the flight to Halifax and conduct a flapless landing. The aircraft landed safely without further incident. Maintenance inspection revealed a damaged electrical connector which controlled both anti-skid braking and flap indication. The connector was replaced, the affected systems function checked serviceable, and the aircraft was returned to service.

August 18, 2010

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

KFA288, Boeing 727-227, enroute from Montreal (CYMX) to Moncton (CYQM), reported possibly striking a coyote during the landing on Runway 11. No remains were found.

May 17, 2008

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

KFA288, Boeing 727-200, departed Runway 11 at 09:06Z with visibility of 1/8 mile. Nil TSB.

January 16, 2008

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

KFA288, Boeing 727-227, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to St. John?s (CYYT), was cleared for landing on Runway 29 with less than minimum separation with a departing aircraft, SPR410, DHC 8 102, enroute from St. John?s to Deer Lake (CYDF). TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE Nav Canada: After further investigation, there was no loss of separation.
UPDATE TSB: A08A0011: The Kelowna Flightcraft Boeing 727-200, operating as KFA288, was on a second approach to RWY 29 at St. John's Intl. after being instructed to carry out a missed approach previously; (ASIS# A08A0010). The tower controller cleared KFA288 for landing RWY 29 which evolved into less than minimum separation with a departing Dash 8. The Provincial Airlines de Havilland Dash 8, operating as SPR410, was taxiing for departure on Rwy 29 - IFR St. John's to Deer Lake. The departure was delayed to allow a military C130 to land and clear the runway. Once the C-130 landed the tower controller issued clearance for SPR410 to taxi to position on Rwy 29 and requested that the aircraft be ready for an immediate departure. However the C130 was very slow to exit RWY 29. SPR410 was then cleared for take-off after the C130 was finally clear of Rwy 29. KFA288 was approximately 4 miles final but SPR410 was slower to commence take-off than the controller had expected. By the time SPR410 departed KFA288 was approximately two miles from SPR410. The required IFR separation standard is three miles. The weather at the time indicated a 600 foot ceiling, one mile visibility.

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Overshoot/missed approach, Incursion - runway - aircraft, Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

UPDATE TSB: A08A0010: The West Jet Boeing 737-500, operating as WJA425, was to depart St. John's Intl airport on an IFR flight plan to Toronto. The tower controller instructed the aircraft to hold short of runway 29. The controller then observed WJA425 crossing the hold short line of RWY 29. A Kelowna Flightcraft Boeing 727-200, operating as KFA288, was on a three mile final for landing on RWY 29 at the same time. The tower controller issued instructions for KFA288 to carry out a missed approach. KFA288 complied while remaining IFR and was provided vectors for a second approach. WJA425 then departed RWY 29 uneventfully. This event was combined with several others that occurred at the same time.
WJA25, Boeing 737-7CT, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Toronto (CYYZ), was issued instructions to hold short of Runway 29, but failed to comply thereby causing KFA288, Boeing 727-227, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to St. John?s (CYYT), on three mile final to overshoot. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE Aerodrome Safety: When the St. John's Airport Authority was notified of the incident the runway was inspected by Field Maintenance personnel to ensure that the ?Hold? signs and lines were visible. All were clearly visible at the time of the inspection.

September 1, 2007

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

KFA288, a Kelowna Flightcraft 727 operating IFR from Moncton to St. John's, reported a possible birdstrike after roll out from landing on runway 29 in St. John's. Runway inspection resulted in retrieval of one dead sparrow. Aircrew advised.

August 1, 2007

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

KFA288, Boeing 727-200, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to St. John?s (CYYT), missed the approach to Runway 29 at 09:13Z due to weather conditions. Nil TSB.

July 18, 2007

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

KFA288, Boeing 727 227, enroute from Moncton (CYQM) to St. John's (CYYT) missed the approach to Runway 29 due to weather. Nil TSB.

June 21, 2007

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

KFA288, Boeing 727-227, enroute from Gander (CYQY) to St. John?s (CYYT) missed two approaches, visibility 0 in fog. Nil TSB.

June 20, 2006

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

After takeoff from Mirabel (CYMX) bound for Moncton (CYQM), flight KFA288 asked to return to the airport because of a flap problem. No emergency declared. Touched down without incident at 0544Z.

March 28, 2006

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

Kelowna Flightcraft Boeing 727-200 Cargo C-GACU, flight number KFA288, was flying under instrument flight rules (IFR) with a crew of three between Hamilton (CYHM) and Mirabel (CYMX). The crew reported to the control centre that they had an indication of smoke in a cargo compartment. The pilot requested that emergency vehicles be deployed. The aircraft landed without further difficulties on rwy 06. The emergency ended at 0540Z. There was no impact on ATC operations. The National Operations Centre (NOC) was informed. An inspection of the cargo compartment did not show any anomalies. The technicians suspect that the cargo was too close to the smoke detector and was hindering adequate air circulation.

January 29, 2005

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Aerodrome Safety Update: The vehicle in question was from NAVCAN, which was out there to check and see if their instruments required snow clearance. Apparently his vehicle became so buried it required 30-45 minutes to be removed. The 727 decided to go elsewhere.
The Kelowna Flightcraft Boeing 727 (KFA288) was unable to land on the active runway at St. John's due to a truck stuck on the runway. Aircraft diverted to Halifax. Runway closed from 1520Z to 1610Z.

June 27, 2003

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

At 0747Z in Moncton a Kelowna Flightcraft Boeing 727 KFA288 aborted take off due to a hydraulic indication. The aircraft was bound for St. John's. The aircraft had to be towed from Runway 11. Airport Fire Fighters cleaned the runway.
Narrative #2: The #6 slat actuator on the Boeing 727-200 failed during the takeoff role on Runway 11 in Moncton, resulting in depletion of system 'A'hydraulic fluid. The crew rejected the takeoff and the aircraft was towed off the runway. The actuator was replaced, and the aircraft returned to service.
TSB update 2003-06-30: The #6 slat actuator on the Boeing 727-200 failed during the takeoff role on Runway 11 in Moncton, resulting in depletion of system 'A'hydraulic fluid. The crew rejected the takeoff and the aircraft was towed off the runway. The actuator was replaced, and the aircraft returned to service.

April 25, 2002

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

Kelowna Flightcraft flight 288 (KFA288), C-GKFN, reported oil pressure problem after departure, returned to Hamilton (CYHM), did not request AFF. Aircraft landed without further incident. Note from System Safety: company maintenance advised the oil pressure regulator failed. SDR to be submitted.

October 10, 2001

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The pilot of NWA9804, a B721 bound for Detroit (KDTW), was taking off from Rwy 06 at Mirabel (CYMX) at 0438Z. A few minutes after takeoff, the pilot informed the control tower that he thought he had struck a fox. A runway inspection was carried out, but nothing was found. Another flight, FA288, suffered a 15-minute delay due to the runway inspection. Le pilote de NWA9804, un B721 en direction de Détroit (KDTW, décollait de la piste 06 à Mirabel (CYMX) à 0438Z. Quelques minutes après le décollage le pilote a informé la tour de contrôle qu'il croyait avoir frappé un renard. Une inspection de la piste a alors été effectuée et rien n'a été retrouvé. Un autre vol KFA288 a subi un délai de 15 minutes dû à l'inspection de la piste.

July 10, 2001

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

TSB Update July 11, 2001 A01A0074: While being marshalled on the ramp at St. John's, NF, the Kelowna Flight Craft Boeing 727 struck a loading truck, damaging the aircraft's left wing tip. The aircraft has been ferried to Hamilton for repair.
KFA288 B727 while being marshalled on the ramp, the aircraft struck a loading truck. Damage sustained by both the aircraft and truck. TSB Case closed with more info to follow.

July 27, 2000

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

KFA288 B727 on Approach to runway 11 at St. John's crew Declared an Emergency due to a Landing Gear unsafe indication. Flight was given radar vectors while crew resolved problem. Aircraft landed 0941z without further incident. TSB Case Closed TSB file # A00A0015

May 11, 1999

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The aircraft was departing on an IFR flight from Hamilton to Calgary International Airport. The aircraft departed runway 30R and the flight crew reported a landing gear problem (unable to retract the landing gear). The aircraft made two low passes over runway 30R to permit visual confirmation that the landing gear was down. The aircraft landed on runway 30R at 0355Z. Ops. impact -- none. Three (3) S.O.B. -- all crew. Kelowna Flightcraft's Chief Pilot advised that the air/ground safety sensor switch failed, which prevented the gear lever from being raised. O.P.I.: PAH