August 18, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172S (C-GAGV) on a flight from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) started take off roll with a Piper PA34 on Runway 35 backtracking to Alpha Taxiway.

August 15, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172N (C-GZYT) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) made its first call when reported working between Sylvan Junction and Twin Ponds at 0117Z. The aircraft was observed on NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS) over Twin Ponds at 0119Z. Two Cessna 172 aircraft were on departure for Practice Area 2 and two aircraft, a Piper PA34 and a Beech 1900, were flying circuits for Runway 35.

January 15, 2018

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A18P0012: C-GURW, a Piper PA34 operated by Langley Flying School, departed Langley Regional Airport (CYNJ) for a local flight. When the gear select switch was moved to the up position the landing gear did not retract. The tower was advised and the aircraft was routed towards POPPY where some orbits were carried out before landing uneventfully at CYNJ. Maintenance replaced the gear select switch (p/n 587-818).
A Langley Flying School Piper PA-34-200 (C-GURW) on a flight from Langley, BC (CYNJ) and landing at Langley, BC (CYNJ) departed from Runway 01, as an IFR aircraft. 1 mile to the East of the field, the pilot informed Tower that the aircraft received a gear indication light. The pilot cancelled and closed IFR and was routed towards POPPY, where the flight performed some orbits. Victoria terminal was contacted by CYNJ controllers and updated throughout the flight. At 0022Z, C-GURW landed safely at CYNJ.

August 31, 2017

Incident at 22NM WHITECOURT AB (CYZU)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A17W0138: C-GVUU, the privately operated Piper PA34-220T (Seneca V), was operating on an IFR flight plan from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Grande Praire, AB (CYQU). C-GVUU was established at 16 000 feet asl and encountered forecast cumulonimbus (CB) clouds 22 nm SE of Whitecourt, AB. The pilot deviated east of the CBs and entered clouds. Shortly after, moderate to severe mixed icing was encountered along with severe turbulence resulting in vertical speeds of +/- 2000 fpm. Control of the aircraft was lost and speeds exceed Vno and approached Vne; approximately 7000 feet of altitude was lost. When the aircraft exited the cloud, control was regained. The pilot declared an emergency and diverted into Whitecourt, AB (CYZU) for an uneventful visual approach and landing.
A 171770 Alberta Ltd. Piper PA-34-220T (C-GVUU) on a flight from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) declared an emergency encountering extreme weather and loss of control of the aircraft. Once clear of weather, the controller vectored the aircraft to an approach at Whitecourt, AB (CYZU). The aircraft arrived safely at 2210Z. No impact on operations.

September 8, 2015

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

UPDATE: TSB#A15P0186: The Montair Aviation PA34 Seneca, C-GYPD, was operating as Regs71 from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) and return for the purpose of conducting a pilot flight examination. While in instrument flight conditions in the vicinity of the Abbotsford Airport, the aircraft?s primary flight instrument display (PFD) failed. The pilot declared an emergency and was given instructions to descend to visual conditions by air traffic control. The aircraft eventually cancelled the emergency and returned to CYPK where it landed uneventfully.
Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The aircraft's Primary Flight Display (PFD) had been previously snagged due to an erroneous attitude indication and electrical power problem (two separate snags noted on a single flight). A new PFD had been installed, but during the flight test the PFD failed altogether. The aircraft returned after descending to VFR conditions without further incident. A new display part for the PFD is on order. The aircraft will remain grounded until the new part is installed and the defect has been rectified.
A Montair Aviation Piper PA-34-200T (C-GYPD/ REGS71) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) had a primary flight display failure while instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) at A040 and declared an emergency. Descent clearance was given to visual meteorological conditions (VMC) and the aircraft returned VFR at A015 to CYPK and landed safely. No impact to operations.

March 26, 2014

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Canada Flight Centre Piper PA34 (C-GYAZ) on a local flight landed on runway 12 and exited at Delta taxiway. The aircraft did not contact ground and taxied onto runway 07/25 without authorization. No impact on operations.

August 7, 2014

Accident at BURLINGTON EXECUTIVE ON (CZBA)

Update: Follow-up information received from Airworthiness ? West [2014/11/13]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the company and was provided with additional information on this occurrence and the operator?s planned corrective action plan (CAP). The CASI was satisfied with the operator?s actions and CAP.
TSB Report #A14O0134: The Spectrum Airways PA34-200, C-GOSR, was landing on Runway 32 at Burlington Airpark, ON (CZBA) following a flight test with two persons on board. On approach, after the landing gear was lowered, the pilots verified three green lights and visually checked the nose gear in the mirror. On touchdown, the nose gear collapsed and the propellers struck the ground. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway and the two occupants egressed without injury.

October 12, 2014

Incident at Greensboro International Airport (KGSO)

FAA Daily Report October 22/14: A APS Aviation Inc. Piper PA34 (C-FGDG) crossed the hold line and entered runway 5R without clearance at Greensboro, NC (KGSO). Another aircraft (ExpressJet 5770) was sent around to prevent a loss of separation.

March 7, 2013

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd Piper PA-34 aircraft (registered as C-GIND) on an IFR flight to Boundary Bay (CZBB) descended through his cleared altitude of 2000ft to 1500ft. No impact to operations.

February 3, 2013

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

JRCC reported an ELT emanating from a MKV Holdings Piper PA34 (C-GOOO). ELT tracked to STREAMLINE AVIATION HANGER at CYXC . JRCC advised XC FSS, no operational impact.

January 18, 2013

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The nose tire and Tube with 900 hours on them. The nose tire assembly was removed and inspected with bearings serviced in Oct 2012 with a 100 hour inspection completed 23 Nov. 2012. There were no unusual events leading up to the flat tire. The tube was found with a very small puncture hole in it. The tire and tube were both replaced with new and the airplane returned to service.
Pilot of a Pacific Flying Club Piper PA34 (C-FFEA) on a IFR flight reported a flat nose wheel after landing on runway 12. Airport operator towed aircraft off the runway. No impact to operation.

January 15, 2013

Accident at CHILLIWACK BC (CYCW)

TSB A13P0003: The twin-engined Piper PA-34-200 Seneca, C-GVVO, operated by Blue Bird Flight Academy, was damaged during landing on runway 07. The instructor and a student were on a training flight during a planned full stop landing. Shortly after a hard landing, the pilot applied brakes and the aircraft left-side propeller struck the runway, the aircraft swerved to the left and came to a stop in grass about 30 feet off the runway with the nose landing gear collapsed. Both propellers were bent and there was some wing damage.

June 21, 2013

Incident at BRANTFORD ON (CYFD)

AVIATION INCIDENT REPORT#13170: A Spectrum Airways Piper PA34-200, registered as C-FDIS, was on a training flight and was flying touch & go circuits on runway 23. As they climbed out C-FBOY, a Beech A65, announced position 7nm south east inbound for the mid-downwind runway 23. As C-FDIS turned base, C-FBOY was observed 2-3 miles final for runway 23. C-FDIS turned to the right to avoid C-FBOY and climbed eastbound away from the airport. A Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GYRL / BLS507) a Metroliner was on the visual approach for runway 23 behind C-FBOY. At approximately 5 miles east of the airport BLS 507 observed a TCAS warning. BLS507 climbed to resolve the warning. The warning resulted from C-FDIS climbing eastbound away from the airport. The pilots reported the planes (C-FDIS & BLS507) passed within 1 mile and 300-500 feet from each other. C-FDIS cleared the area to the east. C-FBOY landed at Brantford. BLS507 joined the circuit and landed at Brantford.

February 22, 2013

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

The Ottawa Aviation Services Inc. Piper PA-34-200T aircraft (C-GSEL) had departed on a local IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). NAV CANADA staff at Montréal ACC reported that the flight crew requested to return to Ottawa (M-CIA) due to an unspecified indication. The flight crew did not declare an emergency and the aircraft landed without further incident at 1807Z. Ops. impact -- unknown. __________ C-GSEL doit retourner atterrir à CYOW à cause de problèmes d'indications. Le pilote ne déclare pas d'urgence et atterrit sans encombre à 1807Z.

January 21, 2013

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

The Ottawa Aviation Services Inc. Piper PA-34-200T aircraft (C-GSEL) was preparing to depart on a local VFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). NAV CANADA staff at Ottawa Tower reported that while taxiing on taxiway ALPHA (for departure off of runway 32) the aircraft experienced a flat tire. The aircraft was towed back to the flying club. Ops. impact -- none.

January 17, 2013

Incident at KINGSTON ON (CYGK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The privately-operated 2300263 Ontario Inc. Piper PA-34-200T aircraft (C-GABW) was concluding a VFR flight from St. Catharines (Niagara District) Airport (CYSN) to Kingston Municipal Airport (CYGK). NAV CANADA staff at Kingston F.S.S. reported that upon landing on runway 01, the pilot discovered that the aircraft's right main tire had gone flat. The aircraft remained disabled on the runway and operations were switched to runway 07 without incident. An Airport Maintainer arrived and the aircraft was removed from the runway at 2106Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

January 14, 2013

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

The Ottawa Aviation Services Inc. Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II twin-engine aircraft (C-GSEL) had just departed on a local IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). Due to an unspecified problem with the right propeller, the pilot requested to return to Ottawa (M-CIA). The aircraft landed without incident at 2052Z. No emergency was declared and priority handling was not requested. Ops. impact -- none. __________ En raison d?un problème avec l?hélice droite, C-GSEL a demandé de retourné à CYOW; l?aéronef a atterri à 2052Z. Aucune urgence déclarée, aucune priorité demandée et aucun impact sur l?exploitation.
Update: Follow-up information received from Flight Operations ? East [2013/06/11]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI was advised that this was a right propeller overspeed issue. Maintenance staff checked and serviced the right propeller and its controls before returning the aircraft to service. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and actions taken. The CASI subsequently advised that no further action was required at this time.

August 22, 2013

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The aircraft was operating on a dual cross country flight. The pre-flight walk around showed no abnormalities. Upon landing in Lethbridge, a flat nose wheel was observed. The instructor took immediate action in shutting down the engine and securing the aircraft, before contacting the local FSS. The aircraft was disabled on the runway for 15-20 minutes. A local AMO responded and re-inflated the nose wheel tire and removing the aircraft from the runway. The on-site inspection by the AME, found the tube had a small puncture which was fixed and the aircraft operated the return flight back to the Springbank Airport. A follow up inspection by the AME at the normal AMO determined the failure to be caused by normal wear and tear and typical deterioration.
A Springbank Air Training College Cessna 172N (C-FBBN) on a local flight from Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) landed runway 23 and nose wheel went flat. Airport authority advised and vehicle towed off runway. Runway 12/30 was closed at the time to due painting, so one runway in operation. Inbound PA34 and departing P28A and C150 were delayed. The aircraft tire was filled on runway and exited at 1735Z.

March 8, 2013

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW) (Navigation error, Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

A Calgary Flight Training Centre Diamond DA 20 (C-GKKV) on a CVFR flight from Olds/ Didsbury (CEA3) to Calgary/ Springbank (YBW) was cleared for the right downwind runway 34 and told to maintain 5500?. He did not comply with ATC instructions, crossed through the departure path of runway 34, and descended below 5500?. A Springbank Air Training Piper PA34 (C-FERE) on a IFR local flight from Calgary/ Springbank (CYBW) who was conducting IFR approaches had to be vectored to the NE to avoid a conflict with C-GKKV. As C-GKKV crossed through the departure path and joined the left downwind for runway 34, he was still descending and came to about 300? above a Springbank Air Training Cessna 172N (C-FRZR) on a VFR local flight from Calgary/ Springbank (CYBW) in the left downwind. No other impact to operations.

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

A privately-registered American Piper PA34 aircraft departed runway 05 at Lethbridge Count airport (CYQL) at 2327Z. Pilot indicated at 2328Z that he was returning due to a door problem. The aircraft landed at 2330Z. No impact on operations.

January 4, 2013

Incident at BRANDON MUNI MB (CYBR)

At 2304z, A Brandon Flying Club Piper PA34 (C-FEES) on a VFR flight reported a gear light issue and was inbound to land. Airport authority was advised of situation. At 2309z, CFEES landed on runway 08 without further incident and taxied to apron. Airport authority was advised. No impact to operations.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: Brandon Flying Club could not confirm gear up . Gear light remained on. Returned and landed. Contacts cleaned gear swing was carried out no further issue.

October 15, 2012

Accident at VICTORIAVILLE QC (CSR3)

Update According to the TSB Final Report A12Q0182 authorized for release on 31 July 2014: The Piper PA-34-200 (registration C-GNAS, serial number 34-7350133) departed from the Trois-Rivières Airport, Quebec, with 2 pilots on board for an instrument training flight. At 2100 feet, during a missed approach to the Victoriaville, Quebec, Airport, the right engine experienced a catastrophic failure and caught fire. At 1402 Eastern Daylight Time, the pilot in training declared an emergency due to the engine fire, and indicated his intention to land. During this time, dense smoke was spreading in the cockpit. The aircraft turned back and quickly descended in an attempt to land in a field located 2 nautical miles east of the Victoriaville Airport. The aircraft struck the ground and came to rest inverted. The 2 pilots were seriously injured. A bystander helped the occupants within minutes of the accident. The Victoriaville fire department arrived on the scene about 10 minutes later. The 406-MHz emergency locator transmitter activated on impact.
Update #1: According to information from NAV CANADA, the time and location of the accident were specified. At 1802Z, the pilot of C-GNAS, a Piper PA-34 operated by Nadeau Air Service declared an emergency due to an engine fire; a loss of communication between the pilot and the ATC controller occurred shortly thereafter. Sûreté du Québec found the aircraft, which had crashed near the intersection of routes 116 and 263. Both occupants were injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #2: TSB investigation number and class were added. The categories "Collision with terrain" and "Fire - engine" were replaced by "Loss of power" and "Forced landing". According to TSB report #A12Q0182: The Piper Seneca PA-34-200, aircraft registration C-GNAS, operated by Nadeau Air Service was on a training flight in the region of Victoriaville (Quebec) when the right engine (Lycoming LIO-360-C1E6, s/n L293-67A) suffered a sudden power loss. Shortly after the crew declared an emergency and carried out a forced landing in a field near the Victoriaville airport. Both occupants were seriously injured. Two Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigators deployed to the site of the accident.
Update #3: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division: The aircraft was a write-off and an engine analysis is currently being carried out.
C-GNAS, a Piper PA-34 operated by Nadeau Air Service, was on an IFR flight from Trois-Rivières (CYRQ) to Victoriaville (CSR3), returning to Trois-Rivières. At 1805Z, the crew declared an emergency due to an engine fire. The aircraft was found in the Victoriaville airport sector. Both passengers were seriously injured.

July 24, 2012

Incident at 20NM à l'est du VOR de St-Jean (YJN)

C-GFXF, a privately owned Piper PA34 belonging to 1347720 Ontario Inc., was on an IFR flight from Kingston (CYGK) to Moncton (CYQM). At 0035Z, the pilot requested a diversion to Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) due to a mechanical problem. No emergency was declared and the aircraft eventually landed without incident at 0125Z. No impact on ATC operations.

July 21, 2012

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR)

A communications search and an information request (INREQ) were initiated in order to locate a privately owned Piper PA-34 which had been on a VFR flight from Lachute (CSE4) to Iles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR). The Trenton rescue coordination centre (TR RCC) was notified and the aircraft was eventually located.

April 12, 2012

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A privately-owned Piper PA34 Seneca was IFR from Sept-Îles (CYZV) to Burlington (KBTV), while the crew had received and read back standard instrument departure procedure SEP-ILES ONE, the aircraft was observed making a right turn while the procedure requires it to climb along the runway axis. No impact on ATC operations.

September 20, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A privately registered Piper PA34 aircraft taxied onto the threshold of runway 25 without authorization. No impact on operations.

July 19, 2012

Incident at Abeam AP NDB (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Conflict resolution was not provided prior to visual separation being established between a Glacier Air Cessna 172 and a Pacific Flying Club Piper PA34 . No impact.

June 3, 2012

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A privately registered Piper PA34 200T, IFR Cranbrook to Calgary shortly after departure pilot advise that a door open indicator and returning to land runway 16. Piper landed safely, taxied off, closed his door and departed on another IFR CX. No operational impact.

May 25, 2012

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Other operational incident, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction, Aircraft navigation/communication equipment)

An American privately registered Maule M 5 235C, VFR origin unknown to Abbotsford came in from the east with no transponder and Nordo. Landed runway 01 with a green light from Tower. Langley Flying School Piper PA34 200 (GURW) IFR on the approach had to be pulled up and a couple of Cessna's were extended.

October 21, 2012

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Ottawa Aviation Services Inc. Piper PA-34-200T Seneca aircraft (C-GSEL) was concluding a local VFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). NAV CANADA staff at Ottawa Tower reported that on landing on runway 25, the aircraft had a flat tire. The runway was closed for approximately one (1) hour. Ops. impact -- one (1) arriving aircraft (ACA104) was delayed five (5) minutes during the runway change. No other operational impact.

September 29, 2012

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The 514744 Ontario Limited - Spectrum Airways Piper PA-34-200 aircraft (C-FDIS) was on a local IFR flight from Burlington Executive Airport (CZBA). NAV CANADA staff at Hamilton Tower reported that the aircraft was completing an IFR approach into Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) when the pilot advised of an irregular landing gear indication. At 0002Z, the pilot elected to return to Burlington Executive Airport. The pilot subsequently telephoned Hamilton Tower staff (at 0035Z) after landing without incident at Burlington Executive Airport. Ops. impact -- unknown.

August 2, 2012

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

The Ottawa Aviation Services Piper PA34-200T (C-GSEL) was on an IFR flight from Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (CYOW) to Quebec City Airport (CYQB). Nav Canada staff from the Ottawa Tower report that during take-off from CYOW, C-GSEL reported that a door had opened and requested to return to CYOW. The aircraft landed at 1350z. No operational impact. ---- Au départ de CYOW, CGSEL a indiqué qu?une porte de l?aéronef était ouverte et qu?il désirait retourner à CYOW; l?aéronef a atterri à 1350z. Aucun impact sur l?exploitation.

March 21, 2012

Incident at BRAMPTON-CALEDON ON (CNC3)

The Brampton Flying Club Piper PA-34-200 Seneca aircraft (C-GBFY) was on a local VFR, dual instruction training flight from Brampton Airport (CNC3). The instructor reported that the aircraft was on a simulated one engine inoperative approach when both the student and the instructor noticed that there was no green indication for the nose landing gear. The aircraft was flown in a missed approach and the instructor conducted a number of checks. Brampton Maintenance staff were advised and the aircraft was flown in a low pass to permit ground observers to check the nose landing gear position. The flight crew were informed that the nose landing gear did not appear to be fully extended. Further checks were carried out and the emergency landing gear extension process was performed (still without a green indication for the nose landing gear). The aircraft was flown in another low pass and the ground observers advised that the nose landing gear appeared to be down. ARFF services arrived and positioned themselves for the landing. Other aircraft were asked (over the unicom frequency) to stay clear of the airport while the Piper Seneca came in for the landing. The instructor asked the student to move to the rear seat of the aircraft (making for a more favourable centre of gravity for the landing), turned final for landing, made a final radio call and then shut off all electrics. Once over the runway, the instructor shut down both engines with the mixture lever going to idle cut-off before landing the aircraft with a soft field landing technique (keeping the nose wheel off of the runway for as long as possible). The aircraft landed without incident and ramp staff subsequently towed the aircraft off of the runway. Ops. impact -- the pilots/flight crews of several general aviation aircraft were asked to stay out of the area for about 20 minutes or so.

February 8, 2012

Incident at ST. CATHARINES / NIAGARA DISTRICT ON (CYSN) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The privately-operated 2300263 Ontario Inc. Piper PA-34-200T Seminole aircraft (C-GABW) was on a local VFR flight from St. Catharines (Niagara District) Airport (CYSN). NAV CANADA staff at St. Catharines F.S.S. reported that the aircraft blew a tire on landing. Ops. impact -- the main runway was not available for a short period of time. No other operational impact.

November 27, 2012

Incident at WINNIPEG / ST. ANDREWS MB (CYAV) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A private Piper PA-34 landed on Runway 36 at St. Andrews and the nose wheel went flat. The aircraft was disabled on the runway for 37 minutes until it was removed at 1440z.

September 8, 2012

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

After landing at Springbank, a private Piper, PA 34, exited runway 16 onto taxiway C. The ground controller was talking to other aircraft and observed the aircraft continue taxiing onto taxiway A and into the club without clearance. Other aircraft waited on the apron.

June 21, 2012

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

The pilot of C-FERE, a PA-34 operated by Springbank Air Training College, was doing a simulated vectored ILS approach to Runway 10 at Calgary and was instructed by Tower to stay west of Runway 16 on the missed approach and fly heading 250 and not above 4,500 feet. C-FERE subsequently flew over Runway 16 on the missed approach. Tower instructed the pilot to immediately turn to a heading of 250 degrees with two aircraft inbound from the south.

March 19, 2012

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

Pilot advised that they had a flat tire in the holding bay of the departure runway 34. APM advised.

February 8, 2012

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

Aircraft taxied for departure runway 34. While in the run up area the pilot reported that they had a flat tire. Aircraft was towed.

January 26, 2012

Incident at WINNIPEG / ST. ANDREWS MB (CYAV)

The Brandon Flying Club Piper PA 34 200 (C-FEES) was concluding a VFR flight from Brandon Municipal (CYBR) to St. Andrews (CYAV). The aircraft failed to remain within the landing area of Runway 36. Controller observed the aircraft manoeuvring onto the grass adjacent to the runway/taxiway intersection. Airport maintenance staff verified there were tracks leaving the runway, and no damage to airport lighting. No report from the aircraft of the event, or of any damage to the aircraft. Taxied in normally.

January 11, 2012

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

GNFG was conducting a training flight. After the missed approach at Red Deer GNFG was cleared to the Three Hills airport via flight plan route, to maintain 6,000ASL. GNFG was observed on RADAR after the missed approach climbing through 6700ASL. When queried regarding the altitude the pilot requested 8,000ASL. Clearance was provided as requested.

May 10, 2012

Accident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF) (FOD (foreign object debris))

C-GBHC, Piper PA34 220T, was taxiing for takeoff at Deer Lake (CYDF) for a planned flight to Charlottetown (CYYG). While manoeuvring on a private fixed base operator?s apron, a loud noise was heard and the pilot shut down the aircraft to investigate. The aircraft propeller struck a metal re-enforcing rod which had been used as a marker during snow removal and was lying on the ground. The propeller strike damaged the propeller which required removal for inspection and repair. TSB Case Closed.

October 5, 2011

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

C-GABJ, a Piper PA34 operated by Exact Air, was on an IFR flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré (CYRC) to Sept-Îles (CYZV). While the aircraft was taxiing on Runway 13-31 at 2100Z, it sustained a flat tire on its left side.
Update #1: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division: The tire was replaced.

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update #1: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division: The tire was changed, and the aircraft was returned to service.
ET865, a Piper PA34 operated by Exact Air, was on an IFR flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré (CYRC) to Sept-Îles (CYZV). At 2058Z, when landing on Runway 31, the aircraft got a flat tire. The runway was closed from 2100Z until 2120Z.

November 25, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Canadian Flight Centre Piper PA 34 220T, C-GAKJ, was on a VFR flight Boundary Bay (CZBB) to CZBB and reported a landing gear light indicator. The aircraft did a fly by, and the landing gear appeared to be down. C-GAKJ landed Runway 12 and the right main gear collapsed. No injuries were reported. Runway 12 was closed until 2357Z to remove the aircraft. Airport Management was informed.
UPDATE from TSB: A11P0154: A Piper PA34 Seneca, C-GAKJ, operated on a training flight by the Canadian Flight Centre was conducting touch and goes on Runway 12 at Boundary Bay. The crew observed an unsafe landing gear annunciator but the landing gear appeared to observers to be extended. Upon landing, the right main gear collapsed. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway. There were 2 souls on board. No injuries were sustained. There was no fire.
UPDATE/Add info: The TSB advised the Boundary Bay Airport Manager had called to report a Canadian Flight Centre Piper PA34 registration C-GAKJ had a right main gear collapse while landing on Rwy 12 at Boundary Bay (CZBB). The aircraft with two souls on board was performing touch and goes when on one approach an unsafe gear indication developed. The gear appeared to be down to the tower controller but on the aircraft's landing attempt at 22:55Z (14:55 PST) the right main gear collapsed during roll out. The aircraft remained on the centre line with no excursion. TSB gave permission to remove the aircraft at 23:30Z(15:30 PST). It is reported there were no injuries. Operations were diverted to Runway 07 with light winds until Runway 12 was reopened at 00:05Z. Minimal impact to operations and fluids spilled on runway were cleaned up prior to re-opening runway.
UPDATE from Commercial and Business Aviation: The Chief Flight Instructor has reviewed the accident with the Pilot in Command (PIC)/Instructor. An internal report was generated by the company and reviewed by the Principal Operations Inspector (POI). No further action required.
UPDATE from Maintenance and Manufacturing: During Approach, after the gear extension, the R/H gear green light did not illuminate. Light bulb replaced, cycled the gear few times, no success. The landing was performed with full flaps and a touchdown at minimum speed. After a visual inspection of the aircraft, the wing seemed to be undamaged with the impact of the ground contact absorbed by aileron, aileron hinges and flap. The fuselage seemed to have minor scraping with the right stabilator tip touching the ground and showing abrasion. The propeller showed clear signs of a prop strike. The operator will respond further once the aircraft has been inspected by the AMO.

November 13, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Boundary Bay Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
The Pacific Professional Flight Centre Piper 34 200T (C-GIND), VFR Boundary Bay (CZBB) to CZBB, reported bird strike on departure from Runway 25. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 30. No impact on operation. Damage unknown.

October 24, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE from Airworthiness: While practicing touch and goes, the student pilot touched down with the brakes applied. No damage was observed but on the next downwind leg of the circuit the tire tube popped with a noticeable sound. The landing was executed with caution and was uneventful. Maintenance replaced the tire and tube. No additional damage was found.
UPDATE from Commercial & Business Aviation: This event was discussed with the Chief Flight Instructor. No further action required.
The Canadian Flight Centre Piper PA34 220T was VFR Boundary Bay (CZBB) to CZBB. The aircraft landed on runway 12 and blew a tire. The runway was closed for one hour while the aircraft was moved to Taxiway Alpha. A NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) was issued for Taxiway Alpha advising it was closed until further notice. Operations were diverted to runway 07. Departures using runway 07 were from intersection Bravo.

October 10, 2011

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

UPDATE from GenAv; This report has been reviewed by General Aviation, and no further action is required.
A Cental Aviation Inc. Piper PA34 (C-FJYE), IFR Abbotsford (CYXX) to Wetaskiwin (CEX3), aborted takeoff runway 07 due to an open baggage door. No operational impact.

September 16, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

The Canadian Flight Centre Piper PA34 departed on an IFR flight plan Boundary Bay (CZBB) to CZBB. Shortly after takeoff the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit. The pilot squawked 7700 and turned off the electrics. The aircraft landed safely on runway 25. No impact on operations. See 2011P1574.

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

UPDATE from Commercial & Business Aviation: Shortly after a night IFR departure from Boundary Bay smoke developed in the cockpit. The departure was discontinued, a door opened, and a 180 degree turn made to return to a straight in landing on runway 25. The transponder code was set to 7700 and blind radio calls made. The electrical fire checklist was conducted including turning the master switch to off. A safe landing was made on the runway and the aircraft evacuated. Maintenance determined that the fire had been caused by a faulty dimmer switch and assembly, which was replaced, the battery and battery box was checked and the aircraft returned to service.
The Canadian Flight Centre Inc. Piper PA34, C-GAKJ, IFR Boundary Bay (CZBB) to CZBB, experienced smoke in the cockpit, squawked 7700, and made an immediate return to CZBB. The aircraft landed safely. No impact to operations and no Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) informed. See 2011P1600.

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