September 12, 2016

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

UPDATE TSB #A16A0088: C-FONH, a Beech 1900D aircraft operated by Air Labrador Ltd, was conducting flight LAL8302 from St. John?s Intl, NL (CYYT) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF). During the approach to CYDF, the flight crew selected the landing gear down; however, they did not receive a down and locked indication. The landing gear was recycled with no change. The flight crew performed an emergency landing gear extension and conducted a low pass for a visual confirmation that the gear was down. The crew declared an emergency and requested ARFF be on standby. The aircraft landed without further incident. The operator?s maintenance found that the bulbs in both main gear position indicator lights were unserviceable. The bulbs were replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
At 1337Z, while on approach for Runway 25, an Air Labrador Beech 1900D (C-FONH/LAL8302) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) advised of an issue and that they would be overflying the airport, but no assistance was required. At 1341Z, pilot advised of a gear issue and Air Traffic Control (ATC) was advised of situation at this time. At 1344Z, the pilot declared an emergency and requested emergency standby. The aircraft conducted a low pass at 1349Z with emergency standby in place, all gear was down. The aircraft joined the circuit and landed Runway25 at 1357Z with no issues and taxied off the runway.

August 22, 2008

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

Update #1: The OPI ?maintenance (Québec Region)? was changed to ?maintenance and manufacturing.?
LAL8302, a de Havilland Dash 8 operated by Labrador Airways, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Sept-Îles (CYZV) to Wabush (CYWK). After takeoff, at 5 NM north of the Sept-Îles airport, the crew contacted the flight service specialist at Sept-Îles and to report that one of the landing gear doors would not close. The pilot diverted the aircraft toward Sept-Îles.
Update #2: Aircraft registration was added. According to information collected, the amber light of the left landing gear illuminated. The crew reactivated the system, and the light extinguished. The maintenance personnel at St John's was contacted, and advised the crew to lower the landing gear should the light illuminate again and to continue to fly to the next base. The amber lights did not illuminate again.

June 26, 2008

Incident at Aux frontières des CCR de Montréal (CYUL) et Gander (CYQX) (ATS operating irregularity)

An operating irregularity occurred when Labrador Airways De Havilland Dash 8 LAL8302, which was IFR from Wabush (CYWK) to Goose Bay (CYYR), entered the airspace of the neighbouring regional control centre (RCC) without prior coordination. A Nav Canada investigation is underway. **** ** **** Une irrégularité d'exploitation s'est produite, lorsque LAL8302, un De Havilland Dash 8 exploité par Labrador Airways, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Wabush (CYWK) à destination de Goose Bay (CYYR), a pénétré l'espace aérien du centre de contrôle régional (CCR) voisin, sans coordination préalable. Une Enquête de Nav Canada est en cours.

June 29, 2007

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Weather - visibility, Overshoot/missed approach)

Missed approaches for the following aircraft: ACA627 1/8 visibility; ACA185 1/8 visibility; SPR901 1/8 visibility; SPR410 1/8 visibility; ACA1197 1/8 visibility; WJA899 1/8 visibility ACA649 0 visibility; CHI51 1/8 visibility; N830CA 1/8 visibility; SPR2959 1/8 visibility; N7022Y 1/8 visibility; CHI21 1/8 visibility; N122MP 1/8 visibility; LAL8301 1/8 visibility; C-FGWT 1/8 visibility; C-GMMA 1/8 visibility; SPR2969 1/8 visibility; BTA2357 1/8 visibility; CHI31 1/8 visibility; LAL8302. Nil TSB.

May 24, 2007

Incident at 50 Nautical Miles East of Wabush (CYWK) (Montreal ACC) (ATS operating irregularity)

An operating irregularity occurred when SPR902, DHC 8 100, enroute from Wabush (CYWK) to Goose Bay (CYYR), requested clearance to climb to 19,000 ft. while the ATC believed that it was cleared to 15,000 ft. SPR902 climbed to 19,000 ft., which was the same altitude and routing of LAL8302.

May 22, 2007

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The #2 low oil pressure light illuminated briefly after takeoff. After returning to Wabush the oil level was checked, then the aircraft departed again. No oil leak/consumption problem has been identified.
LAL8302, DHC 8 100, enroute from Wabush (CYWK) to Goose Bay (CYYR), moments after takeoff, reported that it would be returning to Wabush due to a master warning light. No assistance was required. LAL8302 landed without further incident. No operational impact.

May 3, 2007

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The propellers did not acheive full forward/take off position. This resulted in the take off warning horn sounding. Such an instance required all settings to be reset to cancel the indication and the aircraft was able to take off from the runway position without incidence".
LAL8302, DHC 8, enroute from Wabush (CYWK) to Goose Bay (CYYR), aborted take-off from Runway 18 because of a warning light at 14:35Z. The aircraft departed without further incident at 14:38Z. Nil TSB.

December 11, 2006

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

An ELT signal was heard on 121.5 and 243.0 @ 16:26Z , for 2 minutes in duration. LAL8302, DHC 8 100, was on the ramp at Wabush and advised that they had accidentally set off their ELT. Nil TSB.

October 19, 2005

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (Overshoot/missed approach)

ASJ268, a Cessna 402 operated by Air Satellite, was conducting a visual flight rules (VFR) flight between Rimouski (CYXK) and Sept-Îles (CYZV). When it was on final for Runway 13, the crew of ASJ268 asked the flight service specialist to confirm that LAL8302, a Dash 8 operated by Labrador Airways, was actually holding short of Runway 27. The flight service specialist confirmed with LAL8302 that it was on the threshold of Runway 27, saying, however, that from his vantage point, the aircraft seemed to be on Runway 31. At that time, ASJ268 decided to interrupt his approach for Runway 13 and join the downwind leg for Runway 31. ASJ268 landed without incident on Runway 31 and LAL8302 took off from Runway 31. The weather conditions were visual flight rules (VFR). Runway 09/27 was closed, but could be used to taxi.

October 18, 2005

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

TSB Update:A05A0140: The Air Labrador Dash 8, operating as LAL8302, was on approach to Goose Bay airport when the pilot informed the tower that the left main landing gear was not indicating down and locked. The aircraft crew conferred with company maintenance as they orbited the field. An attempt to lower the left main by the alternate means was unsuccessful. The aircraft manufacturer, through company maintenance, suggested that the crew try selecting the gear up and then immediately down in rapid succession, which was successful. The aircraft landed safely at 1308 ADT. The crew did not declare an emergency nor were AFF crews placed on standby. The aircraft was later ferried (gear down) to the company maintenance facility in St. John's, NL where numerous gear swings were carried out; however, the problem could not be duplicated. Maintenance carried out extensive trouble shooting while consulting with the aircraft manufacturer, and during the process the landing gear hydraulic lines were bled and a large volume of air was purged from the system. It is suspected that the air in the lines resulted in a hydraulic lock, which would account for the alternate gear extension method not being successful. A chafed hydraulic line was replaced several days before the occurrence.
LAL8302, DH8, enroute from Wabush (CYWK) to Goose Bay (CYYR), advised that pilot was unable to determine the status of the landing gear (no light indication). The pilot conferred with his company and resolved the problem and landed without further incident at CYYR at 1608Z. No emergency was declared, and no emergency crews were placed on standby. TSB Evaluating
Maintenance & Manufacturing Update: Aircraft C-GAAN MSN 051 arrived to Air Labrador Dispatch in Goose Bay after numerous attempts to extend the L/H Main landing Gear; the crew had noticed the 'Amber' indication of the 'L Door' out of Wabush, in working with the Goose Bay Maintenance and Bombardier Help Desk out of Toronto, the crew successfully deployed all 3 Main Landing Gear down and locked. The aircraft was brought into the hangar and put on jacks, gear swings were carried out, the sequence of door opening and gear moving was ?out? with the selection ?Down?, maintenance personnel stopped the nose gear from moving as it was going to push down on the nose door. The alternate selection was made to get the gear down. The rear debris cover plate in the L/H wheel well was removed, the gear door linkages were inspected, no damage, scuff marks were found on the L/H gear rear doors; at this point maintenance personnel cracked the Hydraulic fitting to bleed the air out of the gear door solenoid sequence valve followed by local bleeding of the gear and door actuators. 25 additional gear swings was carried out in the hangar with no other issues. The aircraft was released for a test flight. The suspect problem was the excess of air in the #2 hydraulic system. Previous to the incident on the 18th, this aircraft had a hydraulic ?Swivel Fitting? on the L/H L/G Stabilizer Stay ?Break? on the 15th and the result of the complete loss of the #2 Hydraulic system. Maintenance action involved the replacement of the ?Swivel Fitting? followed by bleeding procedure and approx. 6 gear swings in the hangar. Bombardier agrees with the additional bleeding carried out of the landing gear system, the inspection of the gear door operating linkages as well as the over center spring and the attachments points (hardware) will take care of the problem that initiated this incident

March 28, 2005

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK) (Other operational incident)

SPR902 entered the taxiway Alpha before establishing radio contact with the FSS. The pilot of LAL8302 phoned the station and informed that LAL8302 was cut off by SPR902 in the process and referred to the event as poor airmanship. No delay on the operations. TSB Evaluating

January 6, 2005

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF) (ELT)

Activation of an ELT for approximately 3 seconds. Aircraft in area: LAL8302 DH8A taxiing for departure Runway 07; CGOFL B407 doing training button Runway 25; CGVKT C172 started on ramp. Source undetermined.

Incident at CHURCHILL FALLS NL (CZUM) (ATM - other)

LAL8302 reported that the Churchill Falls DRCO was unserviceable at 051231z. Halifax tech reprogrammed the DRCO at approximately 1847z but serviceability was not confirmed until 061459z.

September 6, 2004


LAL8302, a Labrador Airways DH8A, reported a landing gear problem shortly after takeoff from Québec (CYQB). The crew requested to remain VFR at 1 500 ft in order to conduct some checks. The aircraft returned to land at Québec without declaring an emergency or requesting priority.

December 30, 2004

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

The Labrador Airways Dash-8 (LAL8302) rejected take-off at Deer Lake at 1905z. Pilot advised the problem had been fixed, the aircraft backtracked and departed without further incident at 1907z.

September 9, 2004

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

LAL8302, Dash-8, departed runway 07 in Deer Lake at 1702Z and reported possible bird strike. Aircraft performance was normal and pilot continued to destination. Runway inspection revealed a dead gull. Pilot was advised. No damage reported on inspection of aircraft at St-John's. Nil TSB

January 21, 2004

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

LAL8302 CGAAN a DH8-100 from Goose Bay to Deer Lake cancelled IFR at 1757Z while on the Approach to Deer Lake Airport. At 1801Z on final for Runway 25 advised the aircraft was breaking off the approach to the southeast to check a landing gear light. The Aircraft then rejoined final and landed without incident at 1807Z.
The crew had the #1 Hyd. Isolation Valve indication. Maintenance found it to be a faulty switch. The switch was replaced the next day in Deer Lake. The aircraft was returned to service.

December 8, 2003

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

LAL8302, a Dash8 aircraft departing Wabush for Goose bay aborted take off due to cabin indications. After verification, the aircraft then departed for Goose Bay without further incident.

August 6, 2003

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

LAL8302 a Beech 1900 Departed Goose Bay at 1228Z. At a position 87 miles from Goose Bay the aircraft advised it was experiencing generator problems. The flight requested and was cleared to return to Goose Bay.