April 25, 2001
Incident at near Sault Ste. Marie (TCAS alert, Other operational incident, Conflict - potential)
The Air Canada Regional aircraft (C-FVON, operating as ONT293), was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Sault Ste. Marie Airport (CYAM). The aircraft's flight crew were talking with Sault Ste. Marie Tower staff when they reported receiving a TCAS RA when the aircraft was approximately 12 miles final for runway 30. The aircraft descended from 3,100 feet ASL to 2,500 feet ASL and the flight crew obtained a visual for the traffic (C-FQHT, level at 3,500 feet ASL on a local VFR flight from Sault Ste. Marie Airport (CYAM) and just switching over to the Sault Ste. Marie Tower frequency). ONT293 overtook C-FQHT at 2,500 feet ASL and landed without further incident. 15 S.O.B. (ONT293) -- three (3) crew; 12 passengers.
January 19, 2001
Incident at near Sault Ste. Marie VOR (TCAS alert)
ONT293 DEHAVILLAND DHC-8 AIR ONTARIO INC. IFR from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Sault Ste. Marie Airport (CYAM) C-FVWT ZLIN Z242L THE SAULT COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY local VFR flight from Sault Ste. Marie (CYAM) The flight crew of ONT293 reported a TCAS RA in the vicinity of the Sault Ste. Marie VOR. Traffic in the area was C-FVWT at 2,000 feet ASL. Both aircraft were outside of the Sault Ste. Marie control zone. ONT293 was on descent on a visual approach to runway 30 at the time. Ops. impact -- unknown.
September 8, 1997
Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)
The aircraft (operating as ONT293) blew a tire and had the main gear ""lock"" in the middle of the holding bay for departure from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) runway 06R. Ops. impact -- the active runway configuration had to be changed until the aircraft could be removed (at 2110Z). No arrival delays but some departure delays lasting between five and ten (5-10) minutes.
August 29, 1996
Incident at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (Other operational incident, Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Conflict - potential, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction, ATS operating irregularity)
The Air Ontario aircraft (operating as ONT293) was on an IFR flight to the Sault Ste. Marie Airport (CYAM). N926MA was departing from the Sault Ste. Marie (Sanderson Field), MI (U.S.A.) (KANJ). N926MA cut through the Canadian Sault Ste. Marie control zone after departing from the American Sault Ste. Marie (Sanderson Field). The aircraft was approximately two (2) miles off the end of runway 29, southbound, while ONT293 was approximately two and one-half to three (2½-3) miles final. The first call from N926MA was on the 110 degree radial of the Sault Ste. Marie VORTAC (based on DF information). Teh flight crew of ONT293 said that they had N926MA on TCAS but not visual. The controller informed the pilot of N926MA of the rules and the pilot replied that he had ONT293 in sight. Ops. impact -- unknown. The owner/operator of N926MA is not known.
July 31, 1995
Incident at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
On landing runway 29, pilot reported a bird strike. Firehall called and found dead, but intact, seagull. Pilot was advised. Ops. Impact -- unknown.