November 18, 2007

Incident at Kelowna

At 2137Z the Kelowna Flightcraft Gulfstream-Israel ASTR, IFR Kelowna (CYLW) to Vancouver, departed CYLW IFR climbing through 4,500 ft turning Southwest and was passed VFR traffic, MO20 6 Southwest 8500 ft. The ASTR indicated they had them on TCAS. Twenty-nine seconds later, the ASTR indicated they received and were responding to a TCAS RA; traffic was passed again. There was no other known traffic on radar, and the flight resumed normally.

July 8, 2005

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (ATM - other)

N6820N a privately registered Mooney M20G landed runway 20 at Fort St. John NORDO without advance coordination. N6820N was on a flight plan to Dawson Creek and at 2308Z the pilot changed destination to Fort St. John through Edmonton FIC. N6820N was not noticed by other aircraft until on short final for runway 20. A Beech 100 about to enter runway 20 for IFR departure advised FSS of the MO20. FSS talked with the pilot of N6820N and he advised FSS that they had a communication equipment or electrical problem. There was Para drop activity on the east side of rwy20, however the Para drops had been on the ground for approx 2-3 minutes when N6820N was observed. There did not appear to be a conflict with the Para drops or other aircraft.

July 16, 2004

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

C-GPGW MO20 on a local flight returning to Charlottetown, the pilot reported downwind but failed to report on final for runway 21. The pilot also failed to report clear of the runway after landing. Nil TSB

March 9, 2003

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

The Private aircraft (MO20)(operating as registered C-FDDT) was a VFR local flight that departed the Waterloo Wellington Airport (CYKF) in Kitchener. Shortly after departure from runway 32 at CYKF, C-FDDT reported an engine failure and subsequently landed on runway 07.

February 10, 2003

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ATS operating irregularity, ATM - other)

The MO20 was given Taxi instructions to Runway 11 and hold short of Taxi C. The MO20 crossed runway 24 without permission while traffic was on approach to Runway 24. The Controller did not hear the MO20 identify his position as being on Apron 8. Nil TSB
Update February 13, 2003. Nav Canada will be conducting a review of the event.

December 3, 2002

Incident at near Kearney, NE (U.S.A.) (Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation)

The Federal Aviation Administration reported than an operational error occurred when N530DL (IAI WW24) came within 800 feet vertical and 1.5 miles horizontal separation of C-GKRP (Mooney MO20) at 8,000 feet in the vicinity of Kearney, NE (U.S.A.).

March 24, 2001

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Other operational incident)

An eyewitness reports that the privately operated MO20 in the private parking area was damaged by the propeller wash of the Air Nova Dash 8 DH8B doing a medium-power test on the apron at Quebec (CYQB) Airport. Un témoin oculaire rapporte que le MO20 d'exploitation privée qui se trouvait dans le stationnement privé a été endommagé par le souffle des hélices du Dash 8 DH8B d'Air Nova qui effectuait une vérification à moyen régime sur l'aire de trafic à l'aéroport de Québec (CYQB).

March 27, 2001

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

C-FVMR MO20 inbound to Charlottetown at 1617Z reported 12 miles NW at 3000 feet ETA 2 minutes. FSS asked CFVMR to confirm ETA. Pilot then reported 4 miles ETA 3 minutes. FSS asked for confirmation of position whether 4 or 12 miles. Pilot replied 4 miles. Pilot was asked to report final Rwy 21. CFVMR did not report final as per CARs and landed Rwy 21 at 1623Z.. CFVMR did not report clear of Rwy 21 as per CARs. Nil TSB

August 26, 2000

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

N80HW MO20 was given airport advisory for VFR flight to Summerside. Aircraft acknowledged and informed FSS that he was "taking runway 23". Aircraft was observed on the roll on runway 23 and lifted off at 2004. Aircraft was seen entering a left turn and proceed downwind runway 23 north-east bound. No further communication from the aircraft was received. FSS attempted communication at 2008 with no response. Moncton ACC radar observed the aircraft 15nm east ofSaint John at 2012. FSS advise possible Violation of the following CARS: 602.100 (b) and (c) for failing to call on the roll and failing to call clear of circuit. CARS 602.103 (b) for failing to call clear of the MF area. Possible violation of CARS: 602.97 (2) for failure to maintain a listening watch on the MF frequency. Nil TSB

April 11, 2000

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

CGQSE MO20 IFR Fredericton to Halifax broke SID Runway 27 and climbed on course. No conflicting traffic. Pilot reported that the FSS operator subsequent to issuing the SID advised him to depart at his discretion. He thought the SID was therefore cancelled. Nil TSB

November 21, 1998

Incident at Saint John NB

CFVWP MO20 departing Saint John reported high oil temperature and returned to airport. Nil assistance required. Aircraft landed safely 1840z. Nil TSB

September 9, 1998

Incident at Halifax Intl

N9164 MO20 landing Halifax was unable to track the Localizer for Runway 15 as gyro was unserviceable. At 0326z the aircraft attempted a second approach but was unable to hold the Localizer. Pilot advised that he had one hour fuel remaining and requested the Moncton weather (200 overcast visibility 1 1/2 miles). Greenwood was suggested as an alternative for a PAR. Pilot concurred and aircraft landed Grenwood 0410z. Nil TSB

April 30, 1998

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

C-FVMG a Mooney MO20 was flying locally VFR. After landing on RWY03 the engine stopped running. The aircraft had to be towed off the runway. No operational impact. TSB evaluating.

June 2, 1997

Accident at Stone Mountain Lodge (Near Ft. Nelson BC)

Aircraft data Revised.
The German registered (DEHCT) MO20 departed Fort Nelson BC on a VFR flight to Stone Mountain Lodge, where a film crew was waiting to record the arrival and landing. The 1200 foot long Stone Mountain strip is located in a mountain valley at approximately 2250 feet ASL and is oriented east-west with rising terrain to the east. The pilot approached the runway from the west, with a 12 to 15 MPH tail wind, and commenced an overshoot at approxiamately five feet above the ground. The aircraft struck trees during the climbout, descended, and crashed onto a mountain slope approximately 1/4 mils to the east of the strip. The aircraft was destroyed by impact and the severe post-crash fire. The pilot an passenger sustaned serious injuries, and were Medivaced to the University Hospital in Edmontoan AB. Update Received 97.12.12 On July 4, 1997 the pilot died from the effects of his burns. The passenger was later released from hospital and returned to germany.

August 20, 1997

Incident at Vicinity of Kenora Airport (ATS operating irregularity)

CGBJI -- MO20 CYQT to CYDN SNOWBIRD13 -- T114 CYQK to CYQT GBJI was on an IFR flight from CYQT direct to CYDN at 6000 feet and was radar identified. SNOWBIRD13 was requesting Flight Level(FL)210. GBJI was radar observed to be abeam CYQK westbound at 1744Z. At approximately the same time a clearance was issued to CYQK FSS for SNOWBIRD13 to CYQT to "maintain FL210 not above 5000 feet till VBI eastbound". The controller's intent was to maintain procedural geographic separation until he could establish radar separation. On initial contact with YWG ACC SNOWBIRD13 reported leaving 5500 feet. The controller advised the pilot that he had been given a 5000 feet restriction. The pilot acknowledged and made descent to 5000 feet. Shortly thereafter SNOWBIRD13 was radar identified and recleared to FL210. Separation was compromised when the pilot of SNOWBIRD13 did not adhere to his departure restriction. There was no risk of collision as radar data indicates that the two aircraft were on recipricol tracks and 15NM apart when verticle separation was lost. The investigation continues.

July 13, 1997

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (ATS operating irregularity)

C-FQKM Mooney MO20 PRIVATE CDR1917 departed runway 25 at Ottawa (McDonald-Cartier International Airport), climbing to 5,000 feet on the runway heading on a standard instrument departure. The departure controller passed traffic of a Mooney at 2,500 feet and issued departure instructions. The pilot of CDR1917 advised he had received a TCAS RA and had taken evasive action. C-FQKM was two miles southwest of Ottawa converging. The tower had not advised CDR1917 of the traffic. Ops. impact -- unknown. The weather (1800Z) was: FEW 40 FEW 85 BKN 120 12 miles vis. REMARKS HAZY. Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A97O0125): The departure controller passed traffic of a Mooney at 2,500 feet and issued departure instructions. As the F28 flight crew received information on their traffic, their TCAS activated an alert and then followed with a resolution advisory to monitor the vertical speed. The Mooney was two miles southwest of Ottawa (M-CIA) and was converging with CDR1917. TCAS indicated the traffic to be 1.5 NM range with 300 feet vertical spacing. The tower controller had previously cleared C-FQKM to the left downwind for runway 25 and did not consider it to be a traffic conflict for CDR1917. The controller therefore did not advise CDR1917 of the traffic. The weather at 1800Z was few clouds 4,000 feet, few clouds 8,500 feet, broken conditions 20,000 feet, visibility 12 miles with haze.

February 8, 1997

Incident at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The pilot of C-FRNU, a MO20 Mooney, aborted the take off due to the engine not sounding right.

October 19, 1997

Incident at Saint John NB

C-GQSA MO20 departed Saint John on a local VFR flight. Shortly after take-off the pilot reported a problem with it's landing gear. The flight conducted 3 fly-bys of the Tower and the FSS reported seeing the gear partly down. CFR was called out C-GQSA landed safely on runway 23. TSB no involvement Interested parties MAR-YHZ

July 16, 1997

Accident at Charlottetown P.E. I.

C-GVMR MO20 returning from a local flight landed on runway 21 at Charlottetown with gear retracted. No injuries. TSB evaluating.

January 16, 1994

Accident at NIAGARA FALLS

MO20 MOONEY EXECUJET CORP C-GEYO ENGINE STOPPED. PILOT FORCED LANDED THE A/C IN A FIELD. NO REPORTED INJURIES. EXTENT OF DAMAGE UNKNOWN. OPS IMPACT NONE. TIME = 2332Z. ACTION = PAX PAH. Air1: Air2: Air3: Occurrence: Class: EECategory: 203 217

January 26, 1994

Incident at MONCTON

MO20 MOONEY C-GTPT FOLLOWING DEPARTURE THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE GEAR INDICATED NOT FULLY RETRACTED. THE A/C DID A FLY BY AND THE TOWER CONFIRMED THAT THE GEAR DOORS WERE NOT FULLY CLOSED. THE A/C EXECUTED MANOEUVERS TO ASSIST THE GEAR IN LOCKING DOWN. GEAR LOCKED DOWN SUCCESSFULLY AND THE A/C LANDED WITH ERS ON STANDBY. TIME = 1704Z. ACTION = MAH.Air1: Air2: Air3: Occurrence: Class: EECategory: 213 290

May 22, 1993

Incident at KAMLOOPS

MO20 C-GJNJ - ON FLIGHT FROM YQZ-YKA THE PILOT BECAME UNSURE OF HIS POSITION. A DF STEER WAS PROVIDED & AT 0147Z PILOT REPORTED VISUAL CONTACT WITH THOMPSON RIVER & DF SERVICE WAS TERMINATED. A/C LANDED SAFELY AT KAMLOOPS. TIME - 0147Z. ACTION - TAE.

October 21, 1993

Incident at QUEBEC

MO20 MARK 20 C-FSVK - PILOT, ENROUTE VFR RIMOUSKI TO LAC A LA TORTUE, WAS 25 MILES NW QUEBEC WHEN HE CONTACTED YQB TCU REPORTING THAT HE WAS IN IFR CONDITIONS AND THAT NEITHER HE NOR A/C WERE IFR CERTIFIED. AFTER 20 MIN OF RADAR GUIDANCE, A/C LANDED YQB. 2 IFR DEPARTURES DELAYED 15 MINS. WX: 7 SCT 15 SCT M20 OVC, VIZ: 4 MILES DENSE FOG. TIME = 1437Z. ACTION = NAP.

September 16, 1993

Incident at GATINEAU

MO20 MARK 20 C-GRIL - WHEN LANDING DURING A TOUCH-&-GO, PILOT WHILE DOING CIRCUITS FORGOT TO LOWER LANDING GEAR AND LANDED GEAR UP. SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. TIME = 2345Z. ACTION = NAH.

August 29, 1993

Incident at BROMONT

MO20 MARK 20 C-FDWR - WHILE DOING ROLL OUT AFTER LANDING, THE PILOT, VFR FROM VALLEYFIELD, RETRACTED THE GEAR & THE A/C BECAME IMMOBILIZED ON THE RWY. MINOR INJURIES. MINOR DAMAGE. TIME = 1540Z. ACTION = NAH.

February 20, 1993

Accident at BAIE COMEAU

MO20 MOONEY MARK 20 C-FQDE - THE PILOT, VFR ENROUTE TORONTO TO BAIE COMEAU HAD TO FORCE LAND WITH NO ENGINE ON A FROZEN RIVER 10 MILES SW OF BAIE COMEAU. A/C WAS SPOTTED BY AN OVERFLYING C130 HERCULES AND ALERTED THE COAST GUARD OF THE SITUATION. NO INJURIES. DAMAGE TO THE A/C. TIME = 1836Z. ACTION NAH.

September 26, 1993

Incident at ABBOTSFORD

MO20 MARK 20 C-GGBY - A/C WAS ENROUTE ABBOTSFORD TO BOUNDARY BAY. PILOT DECLARED EMERGENCY WHEN EXHAUST PIPE CAME LOOSE AND FUMES ENTERED COCKPIT. A/C RETURNED AND LANDED SAFELY AT ABBOTSFORD. TIME = 1808Z. ACTION = TAH.

July 22, 1993

Incident at PRINCE RUPERT

MO20 N252KM - PILOT HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE APPROACH INTO KETCHICAN SO ATC VECTORED THE A/C TO PRINCE RUPERT & NOTIFIED THEM OF A POSSIBLE FUEL SHORTAGE. FUEL EXHAUSTION TIME CALCULATED TO BE 2350. A/C LANDED SAFELY AT 2332Z. ERS STOOD DOWN. TIME - 2332Z. ACTION - NIL.

June 16, 1993

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE

MO20 PVT N231QL - A/C VFR ENROUTE KETCHIKAN ALASKA-MONTANA REPORTED 65 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WILLIAMS LAKE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTY MAINTAINING VFR. ATC ADVISED A/C NOT ON RADAR. A/C DIVERTED TO WILLIAMS LAKE & LANDED SAFELY. TIME - 0620Z. ACTION - NIL.

December 18, 1993

Incident at HAMILTON

MO20 MOONEY 20 C-GMRK - EXPERIENCED GYRO PROBLEMS WHILE IFR ABOVE CLOUDS. WHILE ON VECTORS A/C ALTERED COURSE & DESCENDED WITHOUT WARNING. ALTITUDE ALERT GROUND PROXIMITY WARNING ISSUED. A/C ESTABLISHED VISUAL CONTACT WITH GROUND, BUT COULD NOT LOWER LANDING GEAR. GEAR LOWERED MANUALLY & A/C LANDED SAFELY AT 0125Z. OPS IMPACT- 1 A/C DIVERTED TO SECONDARY RWY. TIME = 0110Z. ACTION = PAH.

October 12, 1993

Incident at TORONTO

MO20 MARK 20 C-GMMM - CONTROL TOWER ADVISED OF AN A/C WITH ELECTRICAL FAILURE N OF OSHAWA, TALKING TO FSS AT BUTTONVILLE, HEADING TOWARDS TORONTO FOR LANDING. UNIDENTIFIED TARGET WAS OBSERVED ON RADAR AND A/P WAS STERILIZED. A/C LANDED RWY 24R AT 0125Z. STOPPED BETWEEN RWY 15 AND TXY "GOLF", AND WAS PUSHED OFF RWY ONTO GOLF. 24R WAS REOPENED AT 0139Z. OPS IMPACT - UNKNOWN. TIME = 0100Z. ACTION = PAH.

October 3, 1993

Incident at WATERLOO

MO20 MARK 20 C-GMMM - WHILE LANDING RWY 32, A/C VEERED FROM RWY. NO REPORTED DAMAGE. 1 RWY LIGHT BROKEN. NO INJURIES. OPS IMPACT - UNKNOWN. TIME = 0135Z. ACTION = PAH, PAR.

April 30, 1993

Incident at TIMMINS

MO20 MOONEY MARK 20 C-FLAF - REPORTED SMOKE IN COCKPIT ON DEPARTURE. A/C RETURNED & LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. NIL OPS IMPACT. TIME - 2131Z. ACTION - PAX PAH TSB.

April 25, 1993

Incident at KINGSTON

MO20 MARK 20 C-FQQT - THE PILOT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AFTER BECOMING DISORIENTED DUE TO WX. TORONTO ACC HAD HIM ON RADAR AND THE PILOT WAS TALKING TO YGK FSS. THE A/D WAS TURNED OVER TO THE MILITARY WHO VECTORED HIM IN FOR A SAFE LANDING AT WATERTOWN. OPS IMPACT - NO DELAYS. TIME = 1800Z. ACTION = PAR, TSB.

June 4, 1993

Incident at FLIN FLON

MO20 C-FGOS - PILOT OF AIRCRAFT APPROX. 30 MILES SOUTH WEST OF FLIN FLON DECLARED AN EMERGENCY DUE TO LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. A/C LANDED SAFELY AT FLIN FLON AIRPORT. FUEL INJECTOR WAS PLUGGED. TIME - 1426Z. ACTION - NIL.

May 26, 1993

Incident at SASKATOON

MO20 N201LG - A/C EXPERIENCED ROUGH RUNNING ENGINE & DIVERTED TO SASKATOON FROM 50 MILES NORTH EAST. A/C LANDED SAFELY AT SASKATOON 2148Z. NO OTHER A/C INCONVENIENCED. TIME - 2150Z. ACTION - NIL.

May 3, 1993

Incident at ST ANDREWS

MO20 MARK 20 C-GEZM - WINNIPEG-RED LAKE REPORTED ENGINE FAILURE OVER THE NORTH PERIMETER HIGHWAY. TCU CONTROLLERS VECTORED A/C TO ST ANDREWS WHERE IT LANDED SAFELY AT 1826Z. NO OTHER A/C INCONVENIENCED. TIME - 1823Z.

April 30, 1993

Incident at SASKATOON

MO20 MOONEY MARK 20 C-GXMV - PILOT REPORTED AN UNSAFE GEAR INDICATION. LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. TIME - 0110Z.

January 29, 1993

Incident at SASKATOON

MO20 MOONEY MARK 20 C-GHXZ - ON LOCAL FLIGHT REQUESTED IMMEDIATE RETURN TO A/P DUE TO SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT. A/C VISIBLE TO THE SOUTH-WEST TRAILING SMOKE ON APPROACH TO RWY 33. LANDED SAFELY. TIME = 1952Z.