October 16, 2019

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL)

A Centennial Flight Centre Cessna 172M (C-FCZA) from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) was instructed by the ground controller to give way to a Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche (PA30) before continuing on Taxiway B, and was later instructed to hold short of Bravo but C-FCZA continued through intersection without stopping.

September 5, 2016

Accident at POWELL RIVER BC (CYPW)

UPDATE TSB #A16P0160: A privately operated Piper PA30 (Twin Comanche) aircraft, was on approach to Powell River, BC (CYPW) over the city when the pilot lost control. The aircraft descended in a tight spiral and collided with terrain in a clearing between an apartment building and a shopping complex. The pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed by the deceleration forces. There was no fire.
A Piper PA-30 from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Powell River, BC (CYPW) crashed 1/2 west of runway to CYPW. Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) associated with crash. No operational impact. (Duplicate of AOR 205628-V1)

July 6, 2016

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Piper PA-30 (C-FADS) on a local flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a fuel leak from the right side and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed safely with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) standing by. Minimal impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB #A16P0107: C-FADS, a Piper PA30 Twin Commanche, operated by Coastal Pacific Aviation departed Abbotsford (CYXX) under VFR for a local training flight. About 10 minutes after takeoff, the crew noticed a stream of fuel coming out of the right inboard main fuel tank filler cap. The crew switched the fuel source for the #2 engine to the outboard tank, declared an emergency and returned to Abbotsford with ARFF on standby. The fuel filler cap on the PA30 is recessed and covered by a hinged cover plate which is flush with the top wing surface. The aircraft had been refueled before the flight. After landing, it was found that the cover was open and the filler cap was missing.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator involved for more information and was provided with additional details of this occurrence. Aircraft was operating as a Flight Training Unit (FTU). The crew was a student and an Instructor. The aircraft was refueled after the walk around had been completed. Security of the fuel caps was not done prior to boarding the aircraft, contrary to the operator?s procedures. In flight, the fuel door opened, the fuel cap flew off and fuel was being siphoned out. An emergency was declared and the flight terminated. Post flight the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) reviewed the incident with the instructor and student and an internal incident report was written up to be dealt with by the company. A defect was entered and maintenance replaced the missing cap. Checked the integrity and security of all fuel caps. Aircraft returned to service. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and advised that no further follow-up action by Transport Canada was required at this time.

April 25, 2016

Incident at 5NM SW ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Piper PA-30 (C-GIFB) on a local flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was given 4000 feet due to traffic, an RDG Aviation Piper PA-34-200T (C-GRDG) from Vernon, BC (CYVK) to Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) cleared to 5000 feet. C-GIFB was turned towards C-GRDG and traffic was passed to both aircraft. C-GIFB climbed to 4100 then returned back to 4000 before continuing to climb out of their cleared altitude. The Controller instructed C-GIFB to return to and maintain 4000. By the time that C-GIFB read back the instruction they were at 4600 feet and tail-to-tail had been established. Separation was reduced to 600 feet and less than a mile. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB#A16P0557: A Piper PA30, C-GIFB, operated by Coastal Pacific Aviation departed CYXX under IFR was cleared to 4000 feet due to traffic. This traffic was a privately registered Piper Seneca, C-GRDG, operating as Hope Air 020 (HH020) which was cleared to 5000 feet. C-GIFB was turned towards HH020 and the traffic information was passed to both aircraft by ATS. C-GIFB climbed above 4000 feet and the two aircraft passed in opposite directions by the time that C-GIFB read back the instruction to return to 4000 feet. Separation was reduced to 600 feet and less than a mile where 1000 feet and/or 3 nm is required.

January 14, 2014

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A14C0012: The Piper PA30 aircraft, registration C-FBFM was returning from a local training flight at the Regina airport. While on final, the pilot selected the landing gear down and did not get a gear down and locked indication. A fly-by the tower revealed that the landing gear was still retracted. The aircraft flew out of the control zone to assess the situation and the pilot extended the landing gear using the emergency extension. ERS was notified and the aircraft then landed without incident. The operator will advise of their findings.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The landing gear motor circuit breaker popped. The pilot could not reset the breaker, so elected to extend the landing gear manually and landed without incident. Maintenance replaced the circuit breaker, checked the electrical gear motor system for current draws, lubricated the gear push pull cables and swung the gear. Aircraft then release for return to service.
At about 1732Z, a Regina Flying Club Piper PA-30 (C-FBFM) (flight school trainer) on a local flight from Regina, SK (CYQR) on final to land runway 31 reported no gear-down indication and requested a low approach and for Tower staff to visually observe if any landing gear were down. No gear down were observed. The aircraft requested to fly out of control zone, and returned about twenty minutes later to land, reporting gear indicators 'green' but they could not visually confirm gear were down. The aircraft landed runway 31 at 1757Z without incident. ERS notified as a precaution. No aircraft delayed.

January 14, 2013

Accident at LACHUTE QC (CSE4) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

C-GZMV, a Lachute Aviation Piper PA30 was IFR in the Lachute (CSE4) area. The crew declared an emergency because the landing gear would not deploy. The crew carried out checks, but the right landing gear would not deploy and the left landing gear would only partially deploy. The crew shutdown both engines before landing on the runway with emergency services present. During the landing, the front and left landing gears retracted, the aircraft landed on its underside and incurred substantial damage. There were no injuries. Impact: Runway 10/28 was closed until the aircraft was moved. MACCO, TSB, NOC, TR RCC and CACO were notified.
Update #1: According to TSB report #A13Q0009, the Lachute Aviation PA30, registration C-GZMV, with an instructor aboard and a student pilot being trained in instrument flight, was making an ILS approach on rwy 24 at Montreal/Mirabel. They noticed that the landing gear had failed to extend when the handle was lowered. The gear motor circuit breaker had popped; it was reset, but the green light indicating that the landing gear is extended and locked remained off. The aircraft pulled up and flew to Lachute airport, where it is based. The manual extension procedure was tried, without success. The aircraft flew low and personnel on the ground saw that the right wheel was not properly extended. The aircraft continued to fly until fire and ambulance service arrived on the scene, and then it made a visual approach on rwy 28. About 3 miles away on final, the right engine propeller was feathered and placed in horizontal position to limit damage to the right engine. The left engine was cut just before impact. Upon touchdown, the landing gear collapsed completely and the aircraft came to a standstill about 1100 feet from the threshold of rwy 28, slightly to the left of the runway centreline. The two occupants exited the aircraft and were not injured. The aircraft sustained damage to the skin panels of the belly and to the left engine propeller. An inspection will be carried out to determine the precise extent of the damage and identify the problem that prevented the landing gear from extending properly. The TSB will be informed of the results once the inspection has been completed.

July 26, 2013

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

An American privately-registered Piper PA30 from Bonners Ferry, Idaho, (K65S) to Cranbrook, BC (CYXC) flew transborder without an active flight plan. Pilot filed with AFSS Prescott but failed to activate.
Update from Aviation Enforcement: This incident has been reviewed by Civil Aviation Enforcement and the appropriate action has been taken. This matter is now closed.

February 10, 2013

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A Pacific Coastal Aviation Piper PA30 (C-FADS) on a VFR flight from Nanaimo (CYCD) to Abbotsford (CYXX) rejected take off 2100Z. Departed at 2110Z.

March 30, 2013

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Keewatin Air Beech B200 (C-FZPW) medevac from CYXP to CYFB and a First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42 300 (FAB809) from CYTE to CYFB were both delayed 20 minutes because the landing runway was unavailable due to an accident that occurred earlier with a privately registered Piper PA30 (CADORS #2013C1193).

Accident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

On landing runway 35, an American privately registered Piper PA30 on a IFR flight from Kuujjuaq (CYVP) to Iqaluit (CYFB) right gear collapse. Aircraft fell on belly and skidded to a halt on the west side of runway between the GP and Taxiway E. No injuries. Emergency services advised no fire or fuel spill. First 4000ft of runway 35 closed 1303302240Z until 1303312240Z. TSB, NOC, CACO and RCC HZ advised.

November 8, 2012

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

C-GZMV, a Piper PA-30 operated by Lachute Aviation, was on a local IFR flight in the Lachute (CSE4) area. At 0255Z, the aircraft was seen flying route PENTU T616 CATOG even though the route ATC had was PENTU OMBRE. After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that the route the pilot of C-GZMV had had been modified by ATC; ATC had not advised the pilot of the change. No impact on ATC operations.

May 23, 2012

Incident at VOR de Montréal (YUL)

C-GZMV, a Piper PA-30 operated by Lachute Aviation, was making a local flight under instrument flight rules in the vicinity of Lachute (CSE4). The crew had received and read back an instruction to maintain an altitude of 4000 feet; however the aircraft was seen at an altitude of 4500 feet. No impact on ATC operations.

August 14, 2012

Accident at 4952N 11957W

At approximately 17:15 PDT on 13 Aug 2012 (00:15Z 14 Aug), a privately-registered Piper Twin Comanche on a flight plan from Penticton to Boundary Bay, was located after a search was initiated when the aircraft was overdue at its destination. A rescue team is currently on the scene and additional emergency response personnel is expected to arrive shortly. The four occupants who were aboard the aircraft have been located; three are reportedly injured and one is deceased. The TSB has been notified.
UPDATE A12P0136: The Piper Twin Comanche PA-30 aircraft was on a VFR flight plan from Penticton to Boundary Bay, BC. An overflying airliner received an ELT signal. This information was transmitted to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and a search was commenced. The aircraft was located; it had crashed in a wooded area near the Brenda Lake mine site, approximately 18 nm west of Kelowna, BC. One of the occupants was found deceased at the site. The other three were transported to hospital with critical injuries. A second person died in hospital 2 days later. There was no fire.
Update According to the TSB Final Report A12P0136 authorized for release on 27 November 2013. The privately operated Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche (serial number 30-300, registration C-GLGJ) departed Penticton Airport, British Columbia, at 1432 Pacific Daylight Time on a visual flight rules flight plan during daylight hours, to Boundary Bay; 1 pilot and 3 passengers were on board. The aircraft flew northbound over Okanagan Lake for approximately 20 nautical miles, before turning west into a valley; this was about 14 nautical miles further than planned, due to a lower-than-expected rate of climb. At 1454, an overflying airliner received an emergency locator transmitter signal, which the airliner pilot relayed to the area control centre, and the area control centre relayed to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre. The aircraft wreckage was located about 2½ hours later, in a wooded area near the Brenda Mines site, approximately 18 nautical miles west of Kelowna. There was no fire. All 4 occupants were critically injured; 1 occupant died at the site, and a second died in hospital 2 days later.

May 23, 2012

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Conflict - IFR & VFR, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

An American privately registered Aerospatiale AS 332L, VFR Langley to Abbotsford entered the Abbotsford control zone with out a clearance (no radio contact) and crossed the localizer in the vicinity of the Abbotsford Non-Directional Beacon, approx one mile and 500 feet above Coastal Pacific Aviation Piper PA30 (C-GIFB), IFR Abbotsford to Abbotsford who was on an IFR approach into Abbotsford. Traffic was passed and the Piper sighted the helicopter immediately.

May 1, 2012

Accident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE / Add info from TSB: A12P0066: The student and instructor were conducting multi-engine flight training in a PA-30 Twin Comanche, at Cranbrook Airport (CYXC), B.C. During a touch and go the student unintentionally retracted the gear instead of the flaps. The aircraft was already beginning to lift off and the weight on wheels switch was ineffective in preventing gear retraction prior to lift off. The aircraft settled onto the runway sustaining significant damage to both propellers and the belly of the aircraft. There were no injuries.
At 1539z A privately registered Piper PA30, VFR Cranbrook to Cranbrook landed runway 16 for circuits. Shortly after touchdown gear collapsed causing aircraft to be disabled on the runway. Airport removed aircraft and performed FOD check. Runway closed from 1539-1627z. 2 occupants walked away from the aircraft. PCO603 IFR inbound was delayed approx 20 mins.

April 8, 2012

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE from Commercial & Business Aviation: During a standard missed approach ATC issued an amendment to the missed approach for a heading change but while doing so stated " through 3000' turn to heading.......", with that term "through" which generally is used when passing through an altitude and not levelling off, it set off an expectancy scenario and the result was a continued climb. Pilot in command is and was aware of the clearance limit.
A Coastal Pacific Piper PA30 (C-GIFB), on an IFR training flight round robin from Abbotsford (CYXX) to CYXX, was issued a climb to 3000 feet after completion of a missed approach in Victoria (CYYJ). The aircraft climbed through the assigned altitude. The controller queried the aircraft. The aircraft subsequently requested 5000' and was issued a climb to altitude. No other aircraft were affected, no impact to operations.

May 21, 2012

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

*** NOTE: *** NAV CANADA did not provide a reason for the five and a half month delay in reporting this occurrence. The privately-registered Piper PA-30 aircraft was departing on a VFR flight from Toronto (Oshawa) Municipal Airport (CYOO) to [destination not reported]. NAV CANADA staff at Oshawa Tower reported that the aircraft departed off of runway 30 with a loose fuel cap. The Airport Manager was called and a runway inspection was performed. Ops. impact -- runway 23 was closed for a short duration.

October 8, 2012

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

The privately-operated Hogan & Greenfield Design-Build Ltd. Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche aircraft (C-FROL) was taxiing at Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF) when a blue taxiway edge light (near Hangar 41) was clipped. The pilot advised Ground Control and the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer who looks after the aircraft. Damage -- unknown.

May 16, 2012

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - other)

The privately owned and operated Piper PA30 aircraft was on a VFR trans-border flight from Canandaigua (US) (KD38) to Toronto/Buttonville (CYKZ). After landing, the pilot requested the closure of his flight plan through flight services, but there was nothing on file. US Flight Service reported that there was a flight plan on file but it had not been activated.

January 21, 2012

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

The privately-operated Phoenix Lease-All Ltd. Piper PA-30 aircraft (C-FMCV) was concluding a VFR flight from Montréal (St-Hubert) Airport (CYHU) to Toronto (Oshawa) Municipal Airport (CYOO). NAV CANADA staff at Oshawa Tower advised that the pilot had reported that the aircraft had no landing gear down indication. A manual landing gear extension was completed and the pilot confirmed that the landing gear was down and locked. The aircraft landed without incident at 0020Z. Ops. impact -- none.

December 14, 2012

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL) (ATM - operations)

Edmonton Terminal advised ZVL tower that A Namao Flying Club Piper PA30 (C-GNFC) on a IFR flight was inbound to CZVL with some engine problems. Pilot informed the tower that the right engine was a bit rough. Aircraft landed safely. As a result CZVL tower extended the hours of operations until 0410z.

September 30, 2012

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL)

The pilot of C-GNFC, a PA-30 operated by the Namao Flying Club, reported an engine failure on arrival at Villeneuve.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that this was a dual flight with an instructor and the on landing roll an engine quit due to fuel mismanagement.

August 21, 2012

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the instrument lights circuit breaker was popped; the breaker was re-set and the aircraft returned to service
Saskatoon tower reported that C-FMIR, a PA 30, operated by Millennium Aviation reported a gear indication problem. The firehall was on standby and the aircraft landed safely at 1549 z.

September 29, 2012

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

While taxiing off Runway 03 in Charlottetown (CYYG), a Canadian registered Piper PA30 reported Foreign Object Debris (FOD) on the runway. A runway inspection was completed and a rod of unknown origin was found. The runway was inspected and found to be clear of any other obstructions.

May 1, 2012

Incident at 62 00 North 040 00 West

The PA-30 Twin Comanche enroute from Narsarsuaq (BGBW) to Reykjavik (BIRK) was issued clearance out of BGBW to BIRK at Flight Level (FL) 100. The aircraft progressed to the first waypoint 62 North 040 West at FL130.

May 25, 2011

Incident at LACHUTE QC (CSE4) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

C-GZMV, a Lachute Aviation Piper PA30 that was on a VFR flight to Lachute (CSE4), got a flat tire on the runway. The runway was closed via NOTAM until 2134Z.

March 31, 2011

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

C-GZMV, a Piper PA30 operated by Lachute Aviation, was on a local VFR flight at Lachute (CSE4) with a stop at Mirabel (CYMX). On a downwind leg for Mirabel airport, the pilot reported not having any confirmation that the landing gear had extended and requested that a vehicle be in position for confirmation. The driver of the vehicle reported that all the wheels seemed to be out. The aircraft landed without incident; emergency vehicles were present. The aircraft took off for Lachute a few minutes later. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division: The green landing gear bulb had burned out and was replaced. The aircraft was returned to service.

November 20, 2011

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The pilot of the Coastal Pacific Aviation Piper PA30 (C-GRCG), VFR Abbotsford (CYXX) to CYXX, reported a problem with the landing gear. The landing gear was extended manually, green light showing. Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting was advised and the aircraft landed safely.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing: The aircraft was inspected by the AMO after the alternate landing gear extension. The landing gear was cycled several times with no fault found. The landing gear motor breaker and solenoid were changed as a precautionary measure. The aircraft has since logged four hours with no landing gear faults.

June 14, 2011

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The pilot and instructor left the pitot cover on the pitot head. The PRM will write up the incident in their QA system and look at their procedures regarding walk-arounds. A root cause analysis will be conducted. OPI changed to Commercial & Business Aviation
UPDATE from C&BA; A root cause analysis of this event was conducted by the FTU. Policies and Procedures have been developed and implemented to prevent re-occurrence.
At approximately 2130z Victoria Terminal advised Abbotsford (CYXX) Tower that a Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Piper PA30 C-GIFB, IFR CYXX return, had an airspeed indicator failure, had cancelled and was returning to CYXX VFR. At 2135z, C-GIFB called the tower and was cleared inbound, and requested equipment be standing by. With Red 2 and Red 3 standing by near the runway the aircraft landed runway 19 without incident at 2142z. No operational impact.

May 12, 2011

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The pilot of Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Piper PA30 C-GIFB, VFR Abbotsford local, had to manually extend landing gear. Aircraft landed safely.
UPDATE from Maintenance and Manufacturing : After the alternate extension the aircraft was placed on jacks in the hangar. Initially the electric gear extension system did not function then it started working. The landing gear squat switch and wiring was suspect. The squat switch, wiring, and circuit breaker were all replaced. Gear extension and retraction tested OK following the maintenance.

April 23, 2011

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Piper PA30 (C-GIFB), IFR Abbotsford (CYXX) to YXX, climbed to 3700 feet instead of the missed approach altitude of 3000 after a missed approach in Victoria (CYYJ) during a training flight. Pilot asked to confirm he was okay to climb to "flight planned altitude" enroute to YXX. GIFB was not cleared above the missed approach of 3000 feet. The controller instructed GIFB to descend to 3000 feet

February 25, 2011

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

UPDATE / Add info from TSB: A11P0038: The Coastal Pacific Flying School Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, C-FADS, was on approach to land at Abbotsford, BC when a landing gear-related circuit breaker popped. The crew advised ATC of a gear problem, the landing gear was deployed manually, and the aircraft landed without further event. Company maintenance performed a gear swing and repaired the landing gear electrical terminal connections.
Coastal Pacific Aviation Piper PA30 (C-FADS), VFR Abbotsford to Abbotsford inbound reported gear problem on approach runway 01. Fire rescue was put on standby. Aircraft resolved issue and landed safely. No operational impact.

January 26, 2011

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

Coastal Pacific Aviation Piper PA30 (C-GRCG), VFR Abbotsford to Abbotsford reported a stuck flap, no emergency, and still able to control the aircraft. ARFF advised. Aircraft landed safely. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: CORRECTION TO CADOR FOLLOW UP SUBMITTED 2011/02/08 BY M&M: The update submitted by M&M references a flap system failure. This is an error. The gear system failed to operate. All references to ?flaps? should read ?gear?. The initial incident was misreported in the CADOR narrative as a stuck flap. This also should read ?gear?.
UPDATE / Add info from TSB: A11P0040: The Coastal Pacific Flying School Piper PA-30 Twin Commanche, C-GRCG, was on approach to land at Abbotsford when, during the extention of the landing gear, the associated circuit breaker (C/B) popped. The instructor advised ATC of a gear problem. The landing gear was deployed manually and the aircraft landed without further event. Company maintenance performed a gear swing and determined that the landing gear electrically driven hydraulic pump failed due to worn motor brushes [Piper Part No. 21286-00, American Bosch M072218A] with a time since overhaul of 5200 Hours. The company will file a Service Difficulty Report with Transport Canada and institute a periodic inspection of the motor brushes. Company review of pump replacements and overhauls revealed a wide range of times in service for these pumps, with brushes requiring replacement at various intervals.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The flaps failed to operate due to an excessively worn brush in the flap motor. The flap motor is currently on condition however the company is creating a task for periodic brush inspections.

November 18, 2011

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

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Safety Oversight - Operations [2011/12/05]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) contacted the operator for more information on this occurrence. The CASI was advised that after a touch-and-go landing, the nose landing gear would not retract fully. The circuit breaker was found tripped and was re-set, although the nose landing gear would not extend/retract fully (as indicated by a green light confirmation). A trial landing was conducted and turned into an overshoot when the nose landing gear started to collapse. The landing gear was extended via the alternate method and an uneventful landing with ARFF services on standby was conducted. Maintenance staff examined the aircraft and noted that the main landing gear conduits were stiff from the cold, causing an extended retraction time and corresponding longer electrical draw, so that the landing gear couldn't be retracted before the circuit breaker would trip. The landing gear did not have a problem coming down and locking. Replacement landing gear conduits have been ordered for the aircraft. No further follow-up required.
The Huron Flight Centre Inc. Piper PA30 aircraft (C-GLSL) was on a local VFR flight from St. Catharines (Niagara District) Airport (CYSN). The pilot of C-GLSL was uncertain if the landing gear was down normally. During a fly-by a visual inspection by FSS showed the landing gear appeared down however on touchdown the gear began to collapse. C-GLSL took off and manually extended the landing gear and reset the circuit breaker. On a second fly by the landing gear appeared normal. C-GLSL landed at 1547z without incident. No damaged reported.

August 23, 2011

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The privately-registered Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche aircraft had just landed after a VFR flight from Toronto (BB/TCA) (CYTZ) to Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). NAV CANADA staff at Buttonville Tower reported that the aircraft experienced a flat tire while landing on runway 21. The runway was closed. Runway 33 was used for other traffic. Runway 21 re-opened at 2025Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

December 10, 2011

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

C-FBFM, a Piper PA-30 owned by the Regina Flying Club, was on an IFR flight from Saskatoon to Prince Albert when it was observed in descent into CYPA without an IFR approach clearance. The pilot had switched frequencies from Winnipeg ACC to FSS. When queried by the ACC through the FSS, the pilot admitted that he had not received an approach clearance. The approach clearance was relayed to the pilot and the aircraft landed without incident.

July 11, 2011

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the landing gear motor was seized and needed to be replaced along with the coupling between the motor and transmission.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that on a training flight with an instructor and student on board, the landing gear failed to extend by normal means. The gear was extended manually and an uneventful landing was performed. Currently, the aircraft is up on jacks awaiting parts to confirm what failed. Regina Flying Club will advise of their findings after the parts have been installed.
The pilot of C-FBFM, a Regina Flying Club PA-30, reported a gear problem to Regina Tower. ARFF were called out as the aircraft landed safely on Runway 31.

July 5, 2011

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that on a training flight, the left engine was intentionally shut down to simulate an engine failure. When an engine start failed the second time, the pilot decided to land single engine. An uneventful single engine landing was performed and the engine was later re-started on the ground with no apparent faults.
C-FMIR, a PA-30 operated by Millennium Aviation, was on a local flight at Saskatoon when the pilot called inbound for Runway 33 with left engine failure. The aircraft landed without incident at 1603z.

November 19, 2011

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

Initially C-GRJJ, Piper PA30, advised that it would be returning to land due to an unspecified problem and that no assistance was required. When on final, the pilot advised of a gear problem and that the aircraft would be overshooting to investigate. After the overshoot, the pilot advised of engine problems and would be required to land regardless of the gear situation. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was on alert. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 21 at 15:12Z.

August 27, 2011

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

A Piper PA30 departed from Eastport, ME (KEPM) and arrived in Goose Bay (CYYR) without an active flight plan.

August 18, 2011

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT (Incursion - runway - aircraft, Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

A Piper PA28 enroute from Waterville (CCW3) to Charlottetown (CYYG) landed on Runway 03 at 13:24Z. The pilot did not contact the Flight Service Station (FSS) on the Mandatory Frequency (MF). The pilot advised after landing he had been on frequency 122.1, the correct frequency is 118.0. A Piper PA30 taxiing for departure from Runway 28 in CYYG was delayed takeoff by 2 minutes due to the Piper PA28 landing on Runway 03.

July 6, 2010

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

C-GZMV, un Piper PA30 exploité par Lachute Aviation, effectuait un vol local selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) dans la région de Lachute (CSE4). Après un décollage de Mirabel (CYMX), le pilote a avisé le spécialiste d'information de vol (FSS), qu'il revenait atterrir sur la piste 29, en raison d'une possible crevaison. Les services d'urgence ont été avisés. L'aéronef a atterri à 1732Z. Suite à une inspection, aucune crevaison n'a été constatée. La piste 11/29 a été fermée durant 17 minutes. L'aéronef a décollé à 1749Z, sans encombre. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.*** ** *** C-GZMV, a Piper PA30 operated by Lachute Aviation, was flying VFR in the Lachute area (CSE4). After taking off from Mirabel (CYMX), the pilot notified the FSS that he was coming back to land on runway 29 because of a possible puncture. Emergency services were informed. The aircraft landed at 1732Z. Inspection revealed no puncture. Runway 11/29 was closed for 17 minutes. The aircraft took off without incident at 1749Z. No impact on ATC operations.

July 1, 2010

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A privately owned Piper PA-30 was preparing for a flight from Sept-Îles (CYZV) to Mascouche (CSK3). When the aircraft was taxiing for takeoff on Taxiway DELTA, the aircraft?s left tire came off its rim. No debris was found. The wheel was replaced on site. The taxiway reopened at around 1845Z.

November 13, 2010

Incident at 1 NM North Northeast of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

FAA operational error reported when the private Canadian-registered Accurex Technology Corp. Piper PA30, origin/destination unknown, and an AMR American Eagle 3319, Embraer E135, came within 500 feet vertical and .77 mile lateral separation at 4,000 ft 1 NM north northeast of Dallas/FortWorth, TX.

October 5, 2010

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

Coastal Pacific Aviation Piper PA30 (GRCG), VFR Abbotsford to Abbostford. PA30 code 2114 entered the control zone 3 miles east at 1700' westbound without clearance. No operational impact.

June 16, 2010

Incident at DAWSON CREEK BC (CYDQ)

The privately-registered Piper PA30, VFR Quesnel to Dawson Creek (CYDQ), reported 10 south of CYDQ and received an Arrival Advisory estimating the field in 5 minutes. When 5 minutes had elapsed and no further calls had been received from the aircraft, his position was requested. The pilot reported he was Backtracking Runway 06 and requested his flight plan be closed. He was requested at that time to report off the runway. No further calls were received from the aircraft. CYDQ Airport Staff were contacted to confirm that the aircraft had exited the runway. There was no operational impact.
UPDATE from General Aviation: No further action required.

May 5, 2010

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

UPDATE from Maintenance and Manufacturing: The right hand engine would only run at idle speed. Any attempt to increase power caused the engine to quit. The fuel servo had recently been replaced with a serviceable spare. The engine power loss was traced to the recently installed fuel servo. The servo was replaced and the aircraft returned to service.
UPDATE fron the TSB A10P0118: The Coastal Pacific Piper PA-30 aircraft, C-GRCG, took off from Abbotsford for a training flight. While operating in the vicinity of Nanaimo and descending to 4,000 feet, when the power was brought up the right engine (Lycoming IO-320-B1A) did not respond. The crew carried out the appropriate drill, shut down and secured the engine and feathered the propellor. The aircraft then diverted to Nanaimo where it landed without further event. ARFF responded. An inspection determined that the right engine fuel servo unit was not delivering sufficient fuel to the engine. The fuel servo unit was changed and the aircraft was returned to service.
Namaimo (CYCD) FSS was advised by Victoria Terminal that the Coastal Pacific Aviation Piper PA30 (C-GRCG), VFR Abbotsford (CYXX) to CYXX, had an engine failure and was landing at CYCD. Crash & Fire Rescue and 911 were advised. The aircraft landed safely at 1933Z. There was no operational impact.

March 19, 2010

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

Coastal Pacific Aviation Piper PA30 (C-GRCG), IFR Abbotsford to Powell River, discovered an unsecured fuel cap shortly after departing Runway 07. C-CRCG returned for a landing without incident.

October 16, 2010

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (ELT)

The privately-owned and operated Piper PA30 aircraft was inbound to Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF) when the flight crew reported hearing an ELT signal 10NM west of the airport at an altitude of 3,500 feet for one minute. The signal stopped for 30 second and was heard again for one minute. The signal was not heard by Waterloo Tower staff or picked up by TSL. Other aircraft north of Kitchener heard nothing. JRCC Trenton was notified.

October 2, 2010

Incident at Omemee

The Falls Aviation Limited - Welland Aero Center Piper PA30 aircraft (C-FZIT) was on a flight from Welland/Niagara Central Airport (CNQ3) to CFB Trenton Airport (CYTR) to Cornwall Regional Airport (CYCC). Peterborough Airport (CYPQ) Unicom reported talking to an aircraft at an altitude of 2,000 feet over Omemee that picked up an ELT signal on radio frequency 211.5 MHz. The information was passed on to staff at JRCC Trenton, who had received multiple reports. It is suspected that the ELT came from C-FZIT flying with an active ELT.

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