April 4, 2016

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Update TSB#A16Q0037: A Cargair Piper PA23 (C-GXIT) took off from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC, to conduct a local IFR training flight with two pilots on board. While inbound for the St-Jean (YJN), QC, VOR, the crew heard bangs and saw flames which seemed to come from the left engine. The pilot shut off the left engine and declared an emergency. The aircraft returned to land without further incident. Examination of the aircraft revealed that the aircraft heater was defective.
UPDATE from Maintenance: a Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this incident. The plane was sent to Maintenance following the incident. The fuel vent circuits were cleaned and unplugged. The aircraft was returned to service with no further issues. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided, the maintenance actions taken and advised that no further follow-up action by Transport Canada was required at this time.
On takeoff, a Cargair Piper PA-23-250 (C-GXIT) reported a fuel leak and asked to return to CYHU. No emergency C-GXIT landed without incident. No impact.

June 12, 2015

Accident at 1 NM S KANGIRSUK QC (CYAS)

Update TSB #A15Q0079: A private Piper PA23-250 was conducting a VFR flight from La Grande Rivière (CYGL), QC, to Kangirsuk (CYAS), QC. The aircraft went missing in the evening and was found on Friday, June 12, 2015, at about 11:30 local time, 1.2 NM from the airport. The three people on board died and the aircraft was destroyed. IFR conditions prevailed at the moment when the aircraft disappeared.
UPDATE: JRCC SARSUM Trenton Report#[T2015-00842]: (600000N 0700000W - Kangirsuk, Quebec). 121.5 emergency locator transmitter (ELT) reports in the Kangirsuk, Quebec area. Kativik Regional Admin left messages with multiple airport operators to assist at their airports but their shifts only begin at 0730L. Local police checked the following airports: CYAS, CYHA, CYLA and CYTQ and CYKG. Only one aircraft at all those locations and it was confirmed not to be the source of the signal. 424 Squadron C130 R336 tasked to home. Homed signal to 1 mile south of Kangirsuk airport where they located a crashed aircraft. SAR Techs deployed and confirmed 3 persons on board (POB) in the aircraft had not survived. Case handed over to local police. No further action required.
Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton notified the area control centre (ACC) of the crash, near Kangirsuk (CYAS), QC, of a privately registered Piper PA-23-250, from La Grande Rivière (CYGL), QC, to Kangirsuk (CYAS), QC. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Air Operations and National Operations Centre (NOC) were notified. No flight plan.

May 7, 2015

Accident at JOLIETTE QC (CSG3)

The Québec flight information centre (FIC) received information that a J.M. Bussieres & Fils Piper PA-23-250 (C-GHIR), en route to Joliette (CSG3), QC, had conducted a landing without landing gear, which damaged the engines. No impact on operations. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was notified.
UPDATE: TSB#A15Q0055: A privately owned Piper Aztec PA23-250 (C-GHIR) was on a VFR flight in the Joliette area. The pilot, alone on board, had just tried a test in flight after maintenance work. During the last landing, while the aircraft was configured for a full flaps landing with engine power, the landing gear did not extend and the aircraft landed at the centre of the runway and slid on its belly. The gear not extended warning was heard for a few seconds before impact with the ground. Two propellers and the two flaps were damaged. The pilot was not injured.

February 10, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A15P0039: On approach to Boundary Bay, BC, the pilot of the Kisik Aerial Survey Inc. Piper PA23- 250 Aztec (C-FKSK) reported a rough running left engine (AVCO Lycoming TIO-540-C1A) and shut it down. The aircraft landed without further event. Company maintenance advised that the power on the left engine was surging due to inadequate rigging of the fuel selector.
A Kisik Aerial Survey Piper PA-23-250 (C-FKSK) on a local flight from Vancouver / Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported a rough running engine and shut down the left engine. Landed safely. No impact on operation.

August 20, 2014

Incident at 8 NE MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

UPDATE: TSB #A14Q0133: A Cargair Piper PA23-250 (C-GPAV) took off from St-Hubert airport to conduct a local training flight with an instructor and a pilot on board. At 4 500 ft, the instructor intentionally stopped an engine (Textron Lycoming IO-540-C4B5) in accordance with the Engine Shutdown Checklist. The instructor then tried unsuccessfully to restart the engine twice by following the Air Start Unfeathering procedure. The aircraft landed without other incident on Runway 24R. An examination of the engine by the operator did not reveal any anomalies. The aircraft was returned to service.
A Cargair Piper PA-23-250 (C-GPAV) on a local flight from St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) declared an emergency due to an engine failure. C-GPAV did not require emergency services and landed without complication at 2305Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE Joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) Trenton SARSUM August 20, 2014: [T2014-01892] (453105N 0732502W - CYHU : Montréal/St-Hubert). Montréal area control centre (ACC) reported that a Cargair Piper PA-23-250 (C-GPAV) had an engine failure and landed safely at the St-Hubert, QC (CYHU). No distress or requirement for search and rescue (SAR) services.

January 8, 2013

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

C-FCFC, a Piper PA-23 operated by Devenir Pilote inc., was on a local VFR flight in the St-Jean (CYJN) area. While the aircraft was on approach, the pilot could not confirm that the aircraft?s landing gear had deployed. The pilot therefore conducted a few low altitude approaches in front of the control tower and the controller was able to confirm that the landing gear had indeed deployed. The aircraft eventually landed without incident and emergency services were not required. No impact on ATC operations.

March 15, 2013

Incident at 10 NM N of Victoria International Airport (CYYJ)

A Godspeed Aviation Piper PA23 (C-GWVN) on a IFR local flight from Abbotsford (CYXX) experienced electrical problems 10 NM north of YYJ followed by radio failure, re-established radio contact and returned to CYXX, landed safely 2217Z.

August 29, 2013

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

A privately registered Cessna 172M on a local flight from Oshawa, ON (CYOO) reported coming into close proximity with a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Piper PA23-250 (SNAP2) on a local flight from Oshawa, ON (CYOO). SNAP2 was on base for runway 12, the Cessna 172M was on downwind runway 23.

January 25, 2013

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

The Brantford Flying Club Piper PA-23-250 aircraft (C-GBWM) was on a local IFR flight from Brantford Municipal Airport (CYFD). NAV CANADA staff at London Tower reported that the aircraft was on an ILS approach to London International Airport (CYXU) when the flight crew reported engine problems. Snow removal operations were in progress on runway 15 and the operators of the various vehicles were instructed to exit. The aircraft was flown in a missed approach and the flight crew subsequently reported the loss of one engine. The engine was re-started and the aircraft proceeded to Brantford Municipal Airport. Ops. impact -- unknown.
Update: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) advised that a satisfactory response has been received from the company. No further follow-up is required at this time.

September 13, 2013

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Piper PA23-250 (SNAP2) from Moose Jaw, SK (CYMJ) to Great Falls, MT (KGTF) intentions passed by ATC. Without establishing communications, the aircraft entered MF vertically over the aerodrome and commenced a DME arc approach from runway 03 circling runway 21. Numerous attempts to contact aircraft on 122.2, 121.5, and 132.65 (recommendation from ATC), no response. Runway and approach lighting were flashed repeatedly to attempt to alert aircraft. Aircraft did a low pass over runway 21 before commencing a missed approach. ATC advised of a missed approach time and lack of communication.

December 23, 2012

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

C-FCFC, a Devenir Pilote Piper PA-23, was IFR from Ottawa/Rockcliffe (CYRO) to St-Jean (CYJN). The aircraft was seen entering the MF area without contacting the FSS. No impact on ATC operations.
Update: According to information from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division, a discussion between TC and the company?s chief flight instructor took place.

October 27, 2012

Accident at RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC (CYRI)

C-GNZQ, a Piper PA-23 operated by Aéro-Photo, was on a VFR flight in the Rivière-du-Loup (CYRI) area. At 1811Z, the aircraft accidentally exited the runway upon landing on Runway 05. The aircraft was slightly damaged and both passengers on board were uninjured. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. The type of event was changed to "accident". According to TSB report #A12Q0188: The Piper Aztec PA23-250 registered C-GNZQ and belonging to Aéro Photo (1961) inc., was on a VFR flight in the vicinity of Rivière du Loup, Que. Upon landing on Runway 05, the aircraft veered to the left of the runway and stopped approximately 150 ft from the edge of the runway, in a small ditch. The pilot and the passenger were not injured. The aircraft?s two propellers, the left wing tip and the nose were damaged. The investigation found that during the pre-flight inspection, the nose wheel chisel had not been reconnected.
Update #3: According to information from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division: The accident was caused by human error. As a result of the incident, the company will meet with all the pilots to review pre-flight checklist procedures. An item regarding checking the chisel before starting the engine will be added to the checklists. An assessment is also under way in order to determine the possibility of introducing a visual reminder in the case where the chisel is not locked.

October 22, 2012

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Rejected take-off, ATS operating irregularity)

PSC112, a Pilatus PC12 operated by Pascan Aviation had been authorized to take off from the runway while C-GXIT, un Piper PA23 operated by Cargair Ltd., was approximately 3 NM on final for Runway 30 on a planned IFR pull-up. The Quebec terminal control unit (TCU) had not given the tower permission to apply visual separation while PSC112 had been authorized to take off and had initiated the takeoff run on Runway 30. The tower controller ordered PSC112 to abort takeoff. There was no other impact on ATC operations.

October 7, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Update #1: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division, the aircraft was repaired and returned to service.
C-GHVG, a privately owned Piper PA-23 belonging to Columbus Carrier inc., was on a local VFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. At 1527Z, the pilot reported that he was returning to the airport due to a mechanical problem. No emergency was declared but the pilot shut down the engine as a precaution. The aircraft eventually landed without incident at 1532Z. There was no impact on ATC operations.

September 6, 2012

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

C-GXGD, a privately owned Piper PA23 operated by Construction de l'Avenir, was on a VFR flight from Chisasibi (CSU2) to La Grande Rivière (CYGL). The crew established communication with the flight service specialist when the aircraft was 10 NM from the aerodrome, even though the mandatory frequency (MF) area is 15 NM. There was no impact on ATC operations.

July 19, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

C-GXIT, an Aztec operated by Cargair Ltd., was on a local VFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. At 0323Z, the pilot declared an emergency due to an indication that the landing gear was not deployed. Municipal emergency services were dispatched. The aircraft landed without incident at 0357Z. There was no impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: Upon takeoff, the crew received an indication that the left wheel was not deployed. They recycled the wheels three times and eventually got three green lights. The aircraft landed without incident. The switch wiring was checked and everything seemed normal. The microswitch was replaced anyway as a precaution.

July 10, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

C-GXIT, a Piper PA23 operated by Cargair Ltd., was preparing for a local VFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. Upon takeoff from Runway 24L, the aircraft struck a bird, aborted takeoff and left the runway. The runway was inspected and the bird was removed. After a few checks, C-GXIT took off without incident. No impact on ATC operations.

June 18, 2012

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

C-GHVG, a privately owned Piper PA-23 belonging to Columbus Carrier inc., had just conducted an IFR flight from St-Hubert (CYHU) to Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB). After landing, the crew had been instructed to taxi on taxiways DELTA and ECHO; however, the aircraft entered Taxiway ALPHA?which was closed?and struck several cones that marked the taxiway.

June 16, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

C -GHVG, a Piper PA23 operated by Columbus Carrier, was conducting a local IFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. Even though the pilot had received and read back an instruction to maintain 3 000 ft, the aircraft was seen descending to 2 500 ft. There was no impact on ATC operations.

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

C -GHVG, a Piper PA23 operated by Columbus Carrier, was conducting a local IFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. Even though the pilot had received and read back an authorization to turn northwest to line up with Runway 24, the aircraft was seen turning southeast. There was no impact on ATC operations.

June 14, 2012

Incident at 30 NM au sud-est de Montreal/St-Hubert (CYHU)

C-GSYH, a Piper Aztec operated by Cargair, was on a local VFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. The aircraft reported having communication problems and wanted to return to CYHU; it landed at 1926Z. No emergency was declared, no priority was requested, and there was no impact on operations.
Update #1: According to information from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division: The maintenance team inspected the aircraft?s electrical system and certified the aircraft operational. The event name "aircraft navigation/communication equipment" was replaced by "electrical problem".

May 20, 2012

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

C-GPQM, a privately owned Piper operated by Cagayan Air, was VFR from Rockcliffe (CYRO) to Mont-Tremblant (CYFJ). The aircraft was observed on NARDS crossing the area from west to east without making contact. No impact on ATC operations.

May 12, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A privately-owned Piper PA-23 was VFR in the St-Hubert area (CYHU). Upon take-off from rwy 24R, the pilot was instructed to maintain runway heading up to 1600 feet before left turn to avoid the aircraft in the circuit for rwy 24L. At 1539Z, the aircraft was observed turning at 600 feet, thus cutting across the other aircraft in the circuit.

May 4, 2012

Incident at MANIWAKI QC (CYMW)

C-GGPR, a Piper PA-23 operated by Cargair, was IFR from St-Jean (CYJN) to Mascouche (CSK3). The crew had received and read back clearance to intercept the localizer at 3000 feet but the aircraft was seen descending to 1800 feet. C-GGPR was therefore instructed to abort its approach. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: According to information received from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division: The pilot conducted the manoeuvre because he thought he had been authorized by the controller to do so.

April 6, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

C-GPQM, a privately owned Piper PA-23 belonging to Cagayan Air Inc., was VFR from Mirabel (CYMX) to St-Hubert (CYHU). At 1223Z, the aircraft was seen entering Class C airspace at 2500 feet as it climbed to 3000 feet, without having requested clearance to do so. When questioned, the pilot said he had been distracted by a transponder problem. No impact on ATC operations.

April 4, 2012

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A very loud ELT signal was heard at the tower in St-Jean (CYJN) from 2030Z to 2041Z. The source was C-FCFC, a Piper PA23 operated by Devenir pilote Inc., which was on the ground at CYJN. Trenton RCC was notified.

March 30, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

C-GXIT, a Cargair Piper PA23, was making a local flight under instrument flight rules in the vicinity of St-Hubert airport (CYHU). At 1911Z, the pilot advised Montreal ACC that he was returning to St-Hubert because of a technical problem. The aircraft touched down without incident on rwy 24R at 1917Z. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: The OPI was changed to Commercial and Business Aviation and further action is required. According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division: After takeoff, the crew noticed that the fuel cap cover was open and requested to return to St-Hubert (CYHU).

February 12, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

C-GPAV, a Piper PA-23 operated by Cargair, was on a local VFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) region. While the aircraft was pulling up in the circuit at 2100Z, the pilot squawked the communications failure transponder code. Afterwards, the tower controller was able to establish radio communication with the pilot, and the aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24R at 2103Z. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: The event name ?electrical problem? was added. According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division: The voltage regulator was replaced. A test was carried out, and was successful.

January 31, 2012

Incident at 20NM au nord du VOR de Sherbrooke (YSC)

Cargain Piper PA-23 C-GPAV was IFR in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. During a pull-up at Sherbrooke (CYSC), the pilot had received an altitude clearance of 6000 feet and despite the correct readback, the aircraft was observed climbing above 6500 feet. No impact on ATC operations.

January 30, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update #1: According to information received from the Aircraft Maintenance Division: The tires and tubing were replaced.
Cargair Piper PA-23 C-GGPR was on a local IFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. At 1550Z, the aircraft experienced a puncture during the landing on runway 28. A runway inspection was conducted and reopened at 1630Z.

January 26, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Update #1: According to information received from the Aircraft Maintenance Division: The four spark plugs were replaced. An engine test was conducted and found to be satisfactory.
C-GPAV, a Piper PA-23 operated by Cargair, was on a local VFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) region. At 2102Z, the pilot reported to the Montréal area control centre (ACC) that he felt abnormal vibrations coming from the aircraft and that he wanted to return to St-Hubert (CYHU). No emergency was declared and no assistance was requested. No impact on ATC operations.

January 14, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

C-GDUL, a Piper PA-23 operated by Cargair, was on a local IFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) region. While the aircraft was north-northeast of Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) at 2046Z, the pilot reported a fuel leak and requested to return to St-Hubert. No emergency was declared, and the aircraft landed without incident at 2057Z. No impact on ATC operations.

January 9, 2012

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

C-GGPR, a Piper PA23 operated by Cargair, was on a local VFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) region. While the aircraft was climbing after a touch-and-go, it was observed climbing to 3 700 ft even though the pilot had received and read back an authorization for an altitude of 3 000 ft. No loss of separation occurred. No impact on ATC operations.

May 24, 2012

Incident at North of Terrace-Kitimat (Nothwest Regional) Airport (CYXT)

A12P0155: An Apache PA-23-235, C-GQSX (Ser #27-600) operated by Global Remote Sensing Inc, was conducting aerial surveying north of Terrace, BC when the onboard Leica EH62 camera short-circuited giving off fumes and smoke. The pilot isolated the camera system from the aircraft's electrical source and the fumes and smoke dissipated rapidly. The aircraft returned to Terrace and landed without further incident. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft. The camera was removed from the aircraft for service.

August 31, 2012

Incident at Vicinity of Vancouver International Airport (CYVR)

At 0134Z, a privately registered Piper PA23 250 contacted Vancouver Tower (125.65) in the vicinity of Point Grey at 2,500'ASL requesting clearance through the control zone enroute Tofino (CYAZ). Upon exiting the control zone, the aircraft was advised radar service terminated and was cleared enroute. The pilot requested to remain on the frequency for flight following. Shortly thereafter, the aircraft was observed climbing into Vancouver Terminal's airspace without authorization.

August 19, 2012

Incident at Vicinity of Chilliwack (CYCW)

UPDATE OPI changed to Enforcement.
A privately registered Piper PA 23 250 aircraft was on a VFR flight from Prince George (CYXS) to Abbotsford (CYXX). The aircraft encountered IFR weather in the vicinity of Abbotsford and became stuck on top at 5500'. Pilot made Initial contact made with Abbotsford tower and was changed to Abbotsford RADAR, assistance provided. CYCW air show was occurring at the time and it was requested that air show activity cease until situation resolved. Aircraft descended through a hole vicinity of CYCW airport to around 600' and landed CYXX.

August 18, 2012

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A privately registered Piper PA23 aircraft advised of possible unsafe gear, firehall notified. Circled and landed. No operational impact.

July 7, 2012

Accident at Vicinity of Vernon (CYVK)

UPDATE from JRCC Victoria - 072003Z. Piper PA23 crash Vernon (501458N 1192024W - VERNON). Unregistered unlocated 406 ELT picked up by CMCC belonging to the Piper PA23. Investigation revealed that a Piper PA23 was flying from Kelowna to Vernon without a flight plan. Eyewitness reports of a crash near the Vernon Airport soon emerged. RCMP were contacted and confirmed. Police, EHS and fire attended the scene and confirmed two fatalities. TSB notified.
UPDATE TSB A12P0097: During departure from Vernon airport, the 1958 Piper PA-23-160, C-GJLL, took-off on RWY 23. The pilot retracted the landing gear and stayed in ground effect prior to climbing steeply at the end of the runway. The aircraft reached about 400 feet then banked steeply left and after about a 120 degree turn descended with a steep nose down and bank attitude until it collided with the ground. It impacted the ground hard, bounced, and skidded to a stop on its belly facing 180 degrees from the take-off heading. An explosion occurred and the aircraft was engulfed by fire and black smoke. The two occupants died and the fire destroyed the aircraft. One person sitting on a bench that was hit by the aircraft escaped without physical injury, and a person attempted to put out the fire with a hand held fire extinguisher to no avail. The aircraft had fuelled up at Vernon airport prior to departure. Class of investigation is being assessed.
A privately registered Piper PA 23 crashed on departure from runway 23 on a ballfield beside the airport. At 2036z the JRCC advised that a privately registered Piper PA 23 had an activated ELT and that Vernon Tower had provided information that the aircraft had departed Vernon. The FIC had no active flight plan on this aircraft. Two occupants suffered fatal injuries. The runway remained open. The Shift Manager was advised as well.

June 29, 2012

Incident at South of Kelowna

A privately registered Piper PA23 160 on a local VFR flight indicated a problem with gear indicator light while south of Kelowna. Indicated positive geardown indication before landing. Landed without incident.

June 18, 2012

Incident at Bellingham Intl (KBLI)

Bellingham (KBLI) tower inquired with Abbotsford (CYXX) controller on the position of an aircraft they had instructed to squawk identification. An American privately registered Piper PA23 was identified 2.0 NM southeast of Boundary Bay (CZBB) and subsequently contacted the CYXX controller and received assistance to KBLI their destination.

March 26, 2012

Incident at BELLINGHAM INTL (KBLI)

An American privately registered Piper PA23, IFR Bellingham (KBLI) to Everett (KPAE), departed off runway 16 at KBLI and was issued the KIENO4 departure. The Piper turned towards the HUH VOR (very high frequency omnidirectional radio range). Controller turned aircraft south westbound and subsequently direct to CVV. No operational impact.

March 7, 2012

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

UPDATE from Maintenance and Manufacturing: The landing gear down and locked indication for the left hand main gear was not illuminated after the gear was selected down. After landing the left hand main gear indication light bulb was replaced and the wiring on the gear leg was visually inspected and found serviceable. The landing gear indication functioned normally.
A privately registered Piper PA23, VFR Abbotsford (CYXX) to CYXX, reported gear problems. The pilot was requested to fly by and visual inspection confirmed the gear appeared down. Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) was called out for standby. The aircraft landed without incident.

October 8, 2012

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The American, individually-registered Piper PA-23-250 aircraft was on a VFR flight from Greater Buffalo International Airport, NY (U.S.A.) (KBUF) to Toronto (BB/TCA) (CYTZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto (City Centre) Airport reported that the pilot was cleared to land on runway 24 but landed on runway 26 instead. The aircraft then proceeded to the ramp without clearance of contacting Ground Control. Ops. impact -- none.

September 2, 2012

Incident at ST. CATHARINES / NIAGARA DISTRICT ON (CYSN)

The privately-registered Piper PA-23 aircraft had just departed on a VFR flight from St. Catharines (Niagara District) Airport (CYSN) to Goderich Airport (CYGD). NAV CANADA staff at St. Catharines F.S.S. reported that the aircraft departed off of runway 06. On crosswind, the pilot advised that there was a cargo door ajar. The aircraft returned to land without incident, the door was closed correctly and the aircraft departed again. Ops. impact -- unknown.

August 12, 2012

Accident at MIMINISKA ON (CPS5)

Initial information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A12C0107]: The American, individually-registered Piper PA-23-250 Aztec aircraft was departing on a [type of flight rules flight unknown] flight from Miminiski Lodge Airstrip (CPS5) to [destination unknown]. During the take-off run, a tire blew and the aircraft departed the side of the runway. The aircraft struck trees and sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries.

June 1, 2012

Incident at KINGSTON ON (CYGK)

The privately-registered Piper PA-23-250 aircraft was concluding an IFR flight from a private strip near Delhi, ON to Kingston Municipal Airport (CYGK). NAV CANADA staff at Kingston F.S.S. advised that the aircraft struck two (2) birds [no species data provided] while crossing over the runway 07 threshold. Ops. impact -- unknown.

December 20, 2012

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A privately registered Piper PA23 on a VFR flight, departed runway 34 during the restricted time.

July 1, 2012

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

A U.S. registered PA-23 was en route from Fairbanks, AK to Whitehorse when the pilot airfiled a VFR flight plan with Whitehorse FIC flying into an area of known IFR weather conditions and forecast icing conditions, of which the pilot was repeatedly advised.

June 17, 2012

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A U.S. registered Piper PA-23 departed Calgary with a malfunctioning transponder; the Mode C was indicating 004, when the aircraft was at 4,500 feet.

May 7, 2012

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH) (ATS operating irregularity, ATM - other)

The occupants of a vehicle painting hold lines on the closed Runway 09/27 at Medicine Hat were authorized onto Runway 03/21 to paint the intersection hold lines. An aircraft then departed from Runway 21. The vehicle drivers were not told to hold short. The vehicles were parked outside the hold lines on Runway 09/27.

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