August 18, 2019

Accident at EDMONTON / TWIN ISLAND AIRPARK AB (CEE6)

A privately registered Piper PA-32-300 from Claresholm, AB (CEJ4) to Edmonton/Twin Island, AB (CEE6) landed long on Runway 24. The aircraft ended up 200ft beyond the end of Runway 24 (200ft west of the threshold (THR) of Runway 06).
Update TSB #A19W0117: a privately operated Piper PA32-300, was on a VFR flight from Claresholm Industrial Airport (CEJ4), AB to Edmonton / Twin Island Airpark (CEE6), AB. During the landing on Runway 24, the aircraft overran the runway by 200 feet. The aircraft entered a ditch and the nose gear collasped breaking the engine mount and damaging the propeller. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger.

April 15, 2016

Accident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) Weather Office called to advise of an aircraft accident on the runway. An American corporately registered Piper PA-32-300 (N860DH) from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Weagamow Lake, ON (CZRJ) was departing off Runway 27 and flipped over on departure. A Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Series 2A (C-GMAA / WSG807) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) was diverted to Weibenville Airport in Kenora, ON due to the runway closure. There were no other operational impacts.
UPDATE: JRCC Trenton SARSUM Report: [T2016-00364]: United States Air force reported an unlocated 406 ELT in the Pickle Lake area. Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) area control centre (ACC) reported a crash of a Piper PA32 with 6 persons on board (POB) in Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL). All occupants walked away uninjured. The aircraft had flipped on departure. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were on scene. Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was advised. ELT was turned off. No further action required from Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC).
UPDATE: TSB#A16C0037: N860DH, a corporate registered PA-32-300, was departing from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL), en route to Round Lake/Weagamow Lake, ON (CZRJ). After takeoff from Runway 27 and at approximately 150 feet above ground level, the engine (Lycoming TIO-540) began to lose power. The pilot lowered the nose, switched fuel tanks and carried out a precautionary landing straight ahead on the remaining runway. The aircraft landed hard, which resulted in one of the main tires to fail. The aircraft subsequently began skidding to the left until it departed the edge of the runway and flipped over due to soft terrain. ARFF and emergency personnel attended. There were no injuries to the pilot or the 5 passengers. The runway was closed until the aircraft could be removed.

April 2, 2016

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Trillium Aviation Cirrus SR22 (C-GGSR) from Carrollton, GA (KCTJ) to Waterloo, ON (CYKF) reported having a flat tire after landing in Runway 26. The aircraft reached Echo taxiway, but unable to cross 'the yellow line'. An arriving IFR PA32 was diverted to land on Runway 14. A Global Express departure was delayed for less than five minutes until aircraft was moved further along Echo taxiway. Runway 26 available at approximately 0155Z. No other operational impact.

March 28, 2014

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

ELT activation occurred on 243.0 for 30 minutes at Whitehorse, YT (CYXY). Located with an ELT detector it was determined to be a privately-registered Piper PA32 who had taxied on the apron for run-up. The aircraft had not departed the airport. No impact to operations.

April 16, 2013

Incident at CHILLIWACK BC (CYCW)

Update from Aviation Enforcement: This occurrence has been investigated and the appropriate action taken.
Kamloops FIC received active flight plans for an American privately registered Piper PA32 260 and an American privately registered Cessna A185E from PAJN to CYCW with ETAs of 2258Z. Flight plans entered INREQ status at 2358Z. A full comm search was initiated. Pilots eventually found: failed to close flight plan.

March 24, 2013

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A privately registered Piper PA32 on a VFR flight from Boundary Bay (CZBB) to Campbell River (CYBL) entering the zone transmitted on 122.0 several times but was unable to receive on 122.0 Mhz. FSS responded to all calls but was unable to establish two-way communication. Aircraft landed safely at the Campbell River Airport at 2121Z without incident. There was no impact on operations.

August 15, 2013

Incident at In the vicinity of: ST. CATHARINES / NIAGARA DISTRICT ON (CY

A privately registered Cessna 172N on a local flight from Grimsby, ON (CNZ8) called approximately 8 miles west of zone on the mandatory frequency (MF) but could not hear operator's advisory. The aircraft entered zone at unconfirmed altitude of 1900ft-2000ft. Proceeded NW, towards airport. 3 other aircraft in area, 1 in the circuit for runway 24, an IB IFR 15N for RNAV 24, and an IB trailing PA32 from West. The circuit aircraft was asked to extend climb out as intentions of transmit only aircraft were unknown. Other aircraft were kept updated on whereabouts of the Cessna 172N. The aircraft finally responded when contacted on 121.5, but not on the MF that he was broadcasting on. At that point, the Cessna 172N had over flown airport to the downwind 24, did a 180 left turn back onto the downwind wrong direction, and responded to inquiries on 121.5. Found out then that he was heading back to Grimsby, ON. The aircraft was informed of requirement to avoid entering zone unless 2 way comm had occurred.

August 1, 2013

Accident at TESLIN YT (CYZW)

TSB Report#A13W0142: A privately operated Piper PA32-300 was on a flight from Villeneuve, Alberta to Whitehorse, Yukon. In the vicinity of Telsin, Yukon the flight encountered an area of thunderstorms. While attempting to maneouvre around the thunderstorms, the aircraft inadvertently became engulfed within the associated cumulonimbus cloud. The pilot lost control of the aircraft, but was eventually able to recover when the aircraft dropped out of the cloud. The aircraft continued to Whitehorse. The aircraft returned to Villeneuve where a subsequent inspection revealed significant structural damage to the aircraft.

June 6, 2013

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

La Ronge FSS reported ELT signal heard on 121.5 MHz. All local airport agencies contacted and confirmed that no local aircraft involved. RCC was advised and later identified the aircraft as an american privately-registered Piper PA32 that was located on the north ramp at La Ronge. Local AME and APM reset the ELT at 1730Z. No impact to operations.

March 31, 2013

Accident at 8 north of Kisbey

UPDATE: TSB Report A13C0030: The privately-registered Piper PA-32-260 was parked in a heated hangar at approximately room temperature. The aircraft was moved outside and fuel was added to both main tanks. The outside air temperature was approximately -12 degrees Celsius. The aircraft departed Carlyle, SK and was en-route near Kisbey. The pilot moved the fuel selector from the left main tank to the right tip tank. Several minutes later the engine (Lycoming O-540-E4B5) lost power. The pilot moved the fuel selector back to the left tank and was able to re-start the engine. The engine ran briefly and then stopped. The pilot carried out a forced landing in a farm field. The occupants were taken to hospital. The pilot and front seat passenger sustained serious injuries. Four passengers sustained minor injuries. Examination of the aircraft fuel system revealed ice in the right tip tank. The right tip tank inlet port of the fuel selector was blocked with ice. The filter and filter bowl were also blocked by ice. Ice also partially blocked the outlet port of the fuel selector.
CACO reported an accident of a privately registered Piper PA32, 8 north of Kisbey, Saskatchewan. The aircraft did a belly landing and suffered substantial damage. Six SOB suffered some injuries. Point of departure and destination unknown.

March 29, 2013

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

A Western OMG Ltd Piper PA32 (C-FPPV) on a VFR flight from Cut Bank (KCTB) to Lethbridge (CYQL) arrived transborder without an active flight plan. Pilot stated he was on a private flight note. No impact on operations.

March 24, 2013

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

A Western OMG Ltd Piper PA32 (C-FPPV) on a VFR flight from Cut Bank (KCTB) to Lethbridge (CYQL) arrived transborder without an active flight plan. Pilot stated he was on a private flight note. No impact on operations

August 18, 2012

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

A privately owned Aeronca 7AC was on a VFR flight from Ottawa/Rockcliffe (CYRO) to St-Hubert (CYHU). At 1912Z, the aircraft was seen crossing the Gatineau (CYND) mandatory frequency (MF) area without establishing contact with the flight service specialist. There was no impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: According to new information received from Nav Canada on version #4 of AOR 151048: The aircraft?s registration was corrected and the type of aircraft was changed to Piper PA-32.

July 10, 2012

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A privately owned Piper PA32 was on an IFR flight from Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) to Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil (CSB3). Upon takeoff from Runway 30 the crew did not comply with the standard instrument departure (SID) procedure that it had received and read back. The aircraft was seen directly south of the normal path. No impact on ATC operations.

September 27, 2012

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A privately registered Piper PA32 aircraft departed runway 34 at 0331Z. One minute after airborne; pilot advised turning to land. Aircraft landed runway 16 at 0333Z without incident. Pilot advised they had a maintenance issue and would be parking for the night. No operational impact.

November 16, 2012

Incident at MOOSONEE ON (CYMO) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

The Bushland Airways Limited Piper PA-32-300 aircraft (C-FAYC) was nearing the conclusion of a VFR flight from Attawapiskat Airport (CYAT) to Moosonee Airport (CYMO). NAV CANADA staff at Timmins F.S.S. advised that the aircraft was inbound for landing on runway 24 behind an inbound King Air aircraft. The Piper pilot decided to join the downwind for runway 32 for spacing. While on final for runway 32, the Piper pilot advised that the aircraft was being flown in a missed approach for runway 32 as the runway lights were unserviceable. The aircraft rejoined the circuit and landed on runway 24 at 2253Z. The Moosonee Airport Manager was notified. The runway lights for runway 14/32 became serviceable at 2312Z. Ops. impact -- no other traffic was delayed.

October 22, 2012

Incident at ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV)

Shortly after departing from Runway 12 at Island Lake, the pilot of C-FWLE advised FSS he was returning because of an open door. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 30 at 1500z

September 5, 2012

Incident at WHITECOURT AB (CYZU)

A private PA32, on a VFR flight plan from Edmonton to Whitecourt, reported 10 NM E inbound for landing at Whitecourt; unaware that runway 11/29 was NOTAM closed for the next 6 weeks for resurfacing. Whitecourt FSS directed the pilot to Edmonton FIC for alternate airport information.

August 19, 2012

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A private PA-32 arrived at Springbank on a flight from Sandpoint, ID with no flight plan. The pilot had filed, but did not activate the plan.

July 31, 2012

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

The pilot of a private PA-32 taxied onto Runway 13R at Taxiway Fox at Whitehorse without authorization.

March 21, 2012

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

Private PA-32 provided AAS for departure at 2228z. On departure the aircraft executed a right turn and advised returning, conducted a circuit at 300-400' AGL and landed safely at 2234z. Assistance was offered and declined. No reason given for return.

March 15, 2012

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

Aircraft rejected take off on RWY 26 due to an engine indication. The aircraft taxied back to Apron.

October 23, 2011

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A privately owned Piper PA32 was on an IFR flight from St-Hubert (CYHU) to Bathurst (CZBF). Upon takeoff, the crew did not follow the standard instrument departure (SID) procedure it received and read back. No impact on ATC operations.

September 28, 2011

Incident at 40NM au nord-est du VOR de Sherbrooke (YSC)

C-FWQB, a privately owned Piper PA32, was on an IFR flight from St-Hubert (CYHU) to Moncton (CYQM). The crew had received and read back a clearance for 9 000 ft. The aircraft was seen on the radar 500 ft higher than the authorized altitude. No impact on ATC operations.

September 14, 2011

Incident at CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC) (Overshoot/missed approach, Incursion - runway - aircraft, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

C-GQSA, a Piper PA-34 operated by Exact Air, was preparing for a local VFR flight in the Chicoutimi/St-Honoré (CYRC) region. The ground controller had authorized the crew to taxi on Runway 36, and the crew had to contact the control tower once the aircraft was clear of Runway 24. At 1615Z, the air traffic controller observed the aircraft cross the Runway 24 stop line by at least 50 ft before stopping. Impact: A privately owned Piper PA32 that was on approach for Runway 24 was instructed to conduct a go-around.
Update #1: According to information from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division: The company?s operations manager met with the pilot regarding this. A memo was also sent to all the company?s pilots regarding the procedures to follow.

September 11, 2011

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

C-GBRZ, a privately owned 4119339 Canada Inc. Piper PA32, was on a VFR flight to Lachute (CSE4). The aircraft crossed the Mirabel (CYMX) area from east to west at an altitude of 1 900 ft without establishing radio communication. The aircraft flew 3 NM south of both runways and cut across the approach paths of runways 29 and 06 as well as the departure paths of runways 11 and 24. C-GBRZ was intercepted on the Lachute aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF). No impact on ATC operations.

September 2, 2011

Incident at 10NM au nord de Mascouche (CSK3)

A privately owned Piper PA32 was on an IFR flight from St-Hubert (CYHU) to Rivière-du-Loup (CYRI). At 1430Z, the pilot reported an engine problem 10 NM north of Mascouche (CSK3) and requested to return to St-Hubert. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident at 1445Z. No impact on ATC operations.

June 4, 2011

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

Update #1: According to the information received from the Aerodrome Safety Division: The runway inspection conducted that morning revealed that a light fixture was broken, but the light was working. The frangible coupling was replaced and the surrounding area was inspected. No debris was found.
According to TSB report #A11Q0106: The PA32-300 Cherokee 6, registration C-FALB, inbound from St-Hyacinthe had landed on runway 23 at Trois-Rivières. As the aircraft was turned to the right to allow more room to do a left 180 to backtrack runway 23, the pilot heard a radio call in French from which he only copied ''décollage immédiat''. Concerned about being in the way of the aircraft taking off, he kept turning right and while doing so, a slight scratching noise was heard. Following an uneventful trip back to St-Hyacinthe, it was noticed that the propeller had been slightly bent.

September 5, 2011

Incident at OLIVER BC (CAU3)

The American registered Piper PA 32 300, filed a VFR flight plan Omak, WA (KOMK) to Kelowna (CYLW), but was 30 minutes past due into CYLW. The alerting operator began a comm search and got the pilot's cell phone number from US Flight Services. The pilot called saying had made an emergency landing in Oliver (CAU3) due to mechanical problem. He said "oil was spraying everywhere", but the aircraft landed without further difficulties.

July 10, 2011

Incident at Kelowna

A Canadian privately registered Piper PA32, VFR Kalispell, MT (KGPI) to Kelowna (CYLW), flew transborder without an active flight plan.
UPDATE from General Aviation: The Owner/PIC explained they travel transborder frequently. The PIC was aware that US Flight Plans do not open automatically, and aware you can request US Flight Plans to open automatically. The PIC did so. Once air born, the PIC attempted to contact a US FSS to verify their flight plan was open. Communications could not be established. The PIC hoped the Flight Plan was opened automatically, and learned upon landing it was not. This report has been reviewed by General Aviation, and no further action is required.

June 27, 2011

Incident at Kelowna

A Canadian privately registered Piper PA32, VFR origin unknown to Kelowna, flew transborder without an active flight plan. A query to Prescott AFSS determined that the pilot filed a flight plan but never activated it with U.S. FSS.
UPDATE The Owner/PIC explained they travel transborder frequently. The PIC was aware that US Flight Plans do not open automatically, and aware you can request US Flight Plans to open automatically. The PIC did so. Once air born, the PIC attempted to contact a US FSS to verify their flight plan was open. Communications could not be established. The PIC hoped the Flight Plan was opened automatically, and learned upon landing it was not. This report has been reviewed by General Aviation for Enforcement, and no further action is required.

June 12, 2011

Accident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

UPDATE from NAV Canada: Abbotsford Tower received a call from Abbotsford Police advising that a privately registered Piper had crash landed in a field northwest of Abbotsford. Last RADAR contact showed aircraft just outside of the control zone. Aircraft had not been in contact with Abbotsford Tower. TSB later advised that aircraft had lost power and was unable to restart engine, then landed in a field. No report of injuries with substantial damage to aircraft.
UPDATE from System Safety; The privately registered Piper PA-32-300 with three persons onboard was enroute from Chilliwack (CYCW) to Boundary Bay (CZBB) when the engine quit. The pilot was unable to restart and performed a forced landing in a field northwest and just outside of the Abbotsford (CYXX) control zone.. No injuries reported however the aircraft sustained gear, propeller and wing damage.
UPDATE/Add info from TSB: A11P0099: A private Piper PA 32-300 was enroute from Chilliwack to Boundary Bay between 2000 and 1500 feet ASL when the engine failed just North of the Abbotsford control zone. A forced approach into a farm field was executed. The landing gear collapsed, the propeller struck the ground and the wings were damaged. There were no injuries to the pilot and two passengers. The ELT activated and was shut off by the pilot.
Abbotsford Tower received a call from Abbotsford Police advising that a privately registered Piper PA32, VFR Chilliwack (CYCW) to Boundary Bay (CZBB), had crash landed in a field northwest of Abbotsford. Last RADAR contact showed aircraft just outside of the control zone. Aircraft had not been in contact with Abbotsford Tower. TSB later advised that aircraft had lost power and was unable to restart engine, then landed in a field. No report of injuries with substantial damage to aircraft.

May 25, 2011

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A privately registered Piper PA32, VFR Kelowna (CYLW) to Cranbrook(CYXC) landed without prior contact. Pilot reported using 122.8 as the mandatory frequency MF not 122.3. No operational impact.

March 26, 2011

Incident at QUALICUM BEACH BC (CAT4)

At 2240z , the pilot of a privately registered Piper PA32 phoned Kamloops flight information centre (FIC) to report an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) being heard at Qualicum Beach (CAT4). He said he believed ELT was on an aircraft in a hanger and that the rescue coordination centre (RCC) had been notified. Area control centre (ACC) Shift Manager advised.

November 10, 2011

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

The privately owned Piper PA 32 was on a local VFR from Sudbury (CYSB). The aircraft departed Sudbury on runway 22 on a northwest flight, and no further radio contact with CYSB FSS while another aircraft was inbound from northwest. The inbound Thunder Airlines flight was advised that the Piper PA 32 had no further communications. The crew of Thunder Airlines confirmed visual passage, then radio contact with the Piper was re-established

October 11, 2011

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Laser interference)

The privately operated Larry Armes Machine Limited Piper PA32 300 aircraft (C-GJBS) was on an IFR flight from the Gore Bay/Manitoulin Airport (CYZE) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). While turning right base for runway 24, the pilot reported seeing a green laser in the Meadowlands area of Ancaster. Ops. impact -- none.

October 5, 2011

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

The privately-registered Piper PA-32-301 aircraft was on an IFR flight from Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport, OH (U.S.A.) KMFD) to Windsor International Airport (CYQG). NAV CANADA staff at Windsor Tower advised that the aircraft was inbound to Windsor International Airport when the pilot requested emergency services to meet the aircraft due to a medical issue. The pilot did not declare an emergency and the aircraft landed without incident. Ops. impact -- none.

July 1, 2011

Incident at FORT FRANCES MUNI ON (CYAG) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The American corporately-registered aircraft Piper PA32-300 aircraft (N1343T) was conducting a VFR flight from Grand Forks International Airport, ND (USA) (KGFK) to Fort Frances Municipal Airport (CYAG). NAV CANADA staff at Winnipeg FIC reported that the aircraft arrived at CYAG without a flight plan. Pilot advised he did file with Lockheed Martin FSS. Fort Worth FSS advised that the aircraft did have a flight plan, but it was not activated. The aircraft was allegedly flown on a transborder flight without a flight plan.

December 15, 2011

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

A private Piper PA-32 departed Prince Albert for Regina and two minutes later the pilot advised FSS he was returning with unspecified engine issues. Assistance was offered but declined. The aircraft landed safely at 2320z.

November 1, 2011

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

Aircraft landed runway 28 during the restricted time

July 9, 2011

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

A private Piper PA-32 flew transborder from Everett, WA to Lethbridge without an active flight plan. A VFR flight plan had been filed, but was not activated with a U.S. FSS

June 25, 2011

Incident at ST. THERESA POINT MB (CYST) (Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The pilot of C-GQLL, a Bell 205, operated by Helicopter Transport Services, advised Thunder Bay FSS he was heading SW of Island Lake at 1928z to examine a forest fire prior to returning Island Lake. The pilot of C-FWLE, a PA32, operated by MHA Enterprises reported taxiing to runway 04 at St. Theresa Point for a NE departure to Red Sucker Lake. There was no known traffic however the pilot of C- FWLE reported a helicopter overhead. The helicopter was C-GQLL. The pilot of C-GQLL then updated his position and proceeded to Island Lake. C-FWLE departed safely at 1936z.

June 12, 2010

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

The pilot of a private Piper PA-32 declared an emergency due to loss of power when 10 miles east of Springbank at 6,500 feet ASL. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 07 and the engine quit on rollout. A number of aircraft were moved to expedite the emergency. (This incident occurred in June 2010 and is being reported now as a result of an internal audit which identified that it was not reported by Nav Canada at the time of the event.)

November 7, 2011

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Canadian registered Piper PA32 300 departed from Runway 23 in Halifax (CYHZ) on a flight destined to Montréal / St-Hubert (CYHU) and requested clearance to return due to a door issue. The aircraft landed safely at 15:46Z. No assistance was required and there was no impact on operations.

August 13, 2010

Incident at 30NM au nord-est du VOR de Mirabel (YMX)

N4139V, a Bourgogne Aviation Piper PA32, was on an IFR flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Goose Bay (CYYR). The pilot received and readback clearance to climb to 11 000 ft. The aircraft was seen continuing to climb to 12 800 ft before being instructed to descend to the cleared altitude. There was no impact on ATC operations.

July 30, 2010

Incident at RIMOUSKI QC (CYXK) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A privately-owned Piper PA32 was VFR from Rimouski (CYXK) to Matane (CYME). The aircraft took off from runway 07 without prior contact by the pilot with the Mont-Joli (CYYY) airport FSS. The pilot reported using the wrong frequency. No impact on ATC operations.

May 7, 2010

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Un Piper PA32-300 de propriété privée, a effectué un vol transfrontalier selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) depuis Farmingdale (KFRG) à destination de St-Hubert (CYHU), sans plan de vol.*** ** *** A privately owned Piper PA32-300 was make a cross-border VFR flight from Farmingdale (KFRG) to St-Hubert (CYHU) without a flight plan.

April 24, 2010

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Le pilote d'un Piper PA32 de propriété privée a déposé un plan de vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) depuis St-Hubert (CYHU) à destination de Moncton (CYQM) pour un départ à 1100Z. À 1430Z, une recherche par voie de communication a été initiée. L'aéronef a été trouvé stationné à St-Hubert. Le pilote a omis d'effectuer une mise à jour sur le plan de vol.*** ** *** The pilot of a privately-owned Piper PA32 had filed a flight plan for a VFR flight from St-Hubert (CYHU) to Moncton (CYQM), with a departure time of 1100Z. At 1430Z, a communications search was initiated. The aircraft was found parked at St-Hubert. The pilot had forgotten to update his flight plan.

March 4, 2010

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Mise à jour #1: Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Selon le rapport du BST # A10Q0034: Le Cherokee six fabriqué par Piper et immatriculé C-FZDB était en route de KROC Rochester (NY) à destination de St-Hubert. Alors qu'il était en croisière à 7500 pieds avec la manette de gaz poussée à fond, l'auto pilote a indiqué à plusieurs reprises le besoin de réajuster le compensateur pour maintenir l'altitude. Le pilote a alors remarqué que la pression d'admission avait descendu à 18 pouces de mercure. Le pilote a commencé une descente et avisé le centre de contrôle. Le pilote a augmenté les tours moteur à 2 500 RPM et réussi à maintenir l'avion en palier à 3500 pieds et a continué vers sa destination. Il a demandé une approche directe et une urgence a été déclarée une fois établi en approche finale. Lorsque le pilote a voulu réduire la puissance en tirant la manette des gaz, le moteur a gardé le même régime. Le pilote a pu réduire la puissance avec la commande de richesse de mélange en appauvrissant le mélange. L'appareil a atterri sans autre problème. Au sol l'examen a révélé que le bras de contrôle des gaz n'était pas solidaire de l'arbre du papillon de l'injecteur d'essence. La goupille fendue était correctement insérée dans l'écrou à créneaux dégagés, cependant l'écrou n'était pas suffisamment serré pour garder engagé les cannelures du bras de contrôle des gaz dans celles de l'arbre du papillon de l'injecteur.*** ** *** Update #1: The TSB investigation number and class were added. According to TSB report #A10Q0034: Piper Cherokee six C-FZDB was en route from KROC Rochester (NY) headed to St-Hubert. While in cruise flight at 7500 feet, in full throttle, the auto-pilot indicated several times that the trim tab needed to be adjusted to maintain altitude. The pilot then noticed that the boost pressure had dropped to 18 inches of mercury. The pilot began to descend and advised the ACC. The pilot increased the engine to 2500 RPM and was able to maintain the aircraft in level flight at 3500 feet. He then continued to his destination. He requested a direct approach and an emergency was declared once the aircraft was established on final approach. When the pilot tried to reduce power by pulling on the throttle, the engine refused to rev down. The pilot was able to reduce power using the mixture control, by weakening the mixture. The aircraft landed without further incident. Once the aircraft was on the ground, an inspection revealed that the throttle arm was not properly connected to the fuel injector valve. The cotter pin was properly inserted in the castellated nut; however, the nut was not tight enough to keep the grooves of the throttle arm enmeshed with the grooves of the fuel injector valve.
Un Piper PA32 de propriété privée, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) en provenance de Rochester, NY, USA (KROC) à destination de Montréal/St-Hubert (CYHU). À 2134Z, approximativement à 1 1/2 milles nautiques en finale de la piste 06 gauche de Montréal/St-Hubert, le pilote a déclaré une urgence en raison d'une panne de moteur. L'aéronef a atterri sans encombre sur la piste 06 gauche à 2136Z. Les services de sauvetage et d'extinction d'incendies d'aéronefs (CFR) ont annulé l'appel qui avait été placé au 911. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.*** ** *** A privately owned Piper PA32 was conducting a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Rochester, NY, USA (KROC) to Montréal/St-Hubert (CYHU). At 2134Z, when he was approximately 1 1/2 NM on final for Runway 06L at Montréal/St-Hubert, the pilot declared an emergency due to an engine failure. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 06L at 2136Z. Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) services cancelled the 9-1-1 call that had been made. There was no impact on ATC operations.

September 23, 2010

Incident at MOOSONEE ON (CYMO) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The 164061 BC Ltd. (Wabusk Air) Beech B100 aircraft (operating as WU102T) was commencing a VFR flight from Moosonee Airport (CYMO) to Cochrane Airport (CYCN). The Bushland Airways Limited Piper PA32-260 aircraft (C-GYWE) was commencing a local VFR flight from Moosonee Airport (CYMO). The flight crew of WU102T reported taxiing on runway 06 for circuits with the Piper aircraft backtracking on runway 24. Timmins F.S.S. staff had no report with the Piper. WU102T attempted contact with the Piper on radio frequency 126.7 MHz with no response. Shortly after, the flight crew of the Piper contacted Timmins F.S.S. and confirmed that they were backtracking on runway 24 and they were experiencing radio problems. The Piper departed at 1928Z. WU102T departed at 1929Z.

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