April 17, 2019

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Piper PA-60-601 (Aerostar 601) (BRDG174) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was inbound and the tower controller was unable to reach them on frequency. The pilot was able to contact the tower controller by calling the tower telephone number. The controller instructed the pilot to follow a PA44 on final, follow the instruction given via Aldis lamp and told to exit Bravo after landing. After landing the pilot once again called the controller via cell phone in taxiway Bravo and was given taxi instruction back to Forrest Protection Limited.

January 7, 2017

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

A Diamond Flight Centre London Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GDFQ) on a local flight from London, ON (CYXU) departed Runway 27. 3NM SW of the airport the aircraft requested to return to the airport due to Low Pressure/Temperature and "funny noise" in the aircraft and declared an emergency. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) were dispatched. Aircraft landed safely on Runway 33 and taxied to the school without further incident. Moderate impact on operations, 2 VFR aircraft had to overshoot and 1 PA44 vectored off VFR simulated approach.

September 14, 2016

Incident at S ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

South of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (CYJN), QC, a Private Air Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47F (C-FMAO), on a local flight from St-Hubert (CYHU), QC, was in a holding pattern at 5000 ft while an Aéroclub de Montréal Inc. Piper PA-44-180 (C-GRTC), on a local flight from CYHU, was at 4000 ft. The two altitudes were correctly read back. C-FMAO deviated from its altitude and came closer to C-GRTC. Separation between the two aircraft was reduced to 2.3 NM and 700 ft. Information about the aircraft was transmitted.
TSB Update no. A16Q0113: A Private Air Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47E was on an IFR training flight from Montréal/St-Hubert (CYHU), QC. While the aircraft was conducting a holding pattern as published at the St-Jean (YJN), QC, VOR, C-FMAO deviated from its altitude and was seen at 4700 ft. The crew had been authorized and had correctly read back the assigned altitude of 5000 ft. Consequently, a loss of separation occurred with C-GRTC, a Piper PA44-180, which was conducting a holding pattern on radial 185 at the YJN VOR at an altitude of 4000 ft. Separation between the two aircraft was reduced to 700 ft vertically and 2.3 NM horizontally while the required separation was 1000 ft vertically and 3 mi. horizontally.

June 27, 2015

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A15A0037: The Moncton Flight College Piper PA44 (registration C-FXKN) aeroplane was on a round robin cross country flight from Moncton - Halifax - St John - Moncton. On departure out of St John (CYSJ), the pilot noted an oil leak. The crew requested return to the field but were told they may have to hold for traffic. They declared an emergency and proceeded to the field for landing. The engine was not shut down on the return. Maintenance found that the oil dipstick was not properly seated and some internal threads on the dipstick assembly were damaged. Four quarts of oil remained which was well within engine operating limits , however it was one quart below Moncton Flight College?s SOPs. The oil tube and dipstick assembly were replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
Update from Maintenance and Manufacturing: Maintenance found the left engine oil dipstick was sitting off of its seal and allowing oil for blow by the seal. The threads on the cap were allowing the assembly to only be threaded part way into the crankcase. This gave the feel to the pilot as if it was in and tight, but given the location, you could only see that the dipstick seal was not contacting the surface to provide a positive seal with the cowling off. A serviceable dip stick was installed and it screwed in perfectly. The engine and cowling was cleaned and a ground run perform to verify for leaks, non found, aircraft was released.
A Canlink Aviation Piper PA-44-180 (C-FXKN/ MFCLG01) was on a round robin training flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Saint John, NB (CYSJ) to Moncton, NB (CYQM). On departure CYSJ, the pilot reported an oil leak and shortly thereafter declared an emergence at 2217Z. The flight cancelled IFR and landed CYSJ at 2221Z. No impact on Air Traffic Services (ATS) operations.

February 12, 2014

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A14A0012: The Exploits Valley Air Services Piper PA44 aircraft (C-GLKT) was on a local training flight. During approach to land at Gander airport (CYQX) the pilot noted that after selecting the landing gear down there was no LH gear down and locked indication. The landing gear was then retracted and a second extension attempt resulted in the same fault indication. The landing gear was then retracted and extended using the manual emergency system. The aircraft landed without further incident. Company maintenance found broken wires on the LH down lock switch. The wires were repaired and the landing gear retraction tests were carried out. The aircraft was returned to service.
An Exploits Valley Air Piper PA-44-180 (C-GLKT) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) notified Tower of a bad landing gear indiction. Flight landed safely on runway 21 at 1633Z. Runway 21 closed from 1634Z to 1703Z due to disabled aircraft on runway.

March 29, 2013

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

C-GRTC, a Piper PA-44 operated by Aéroclub de Montréal, was preparing for a local VFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. The pilot received and read back the instruction to taxi on Taxiway LIMA and to stay short of Runway 28 but at 1905Z, the aircraft taxied on Runway 28. For this reason, C-GZSS, a Cessna 152 operated by Cargair which was on final for Runway 28, had to pull up.
Update: According to information from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division, a discussion between the pilot and the chief instructor took place after the incident. Particular attention was paid to the need to get a good look around aircraft on approach, especially on final.

May 14, 2013

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The pilot reported that after takeoff when trying to set climb power on the right engine he could not reduce the throttle. The throttle was frozen at max power. He flew to the training area to try and troubleshoot the issue. After no success the pilot secured the right engine and did a single engine landing. The pilot did not report that he noticed any stiffness in the lever movement prior to the cable seizing. Maintenance confirmed that the right throttle was stuck in the full power position. The problem was found to be with the throttle cable internally. (PN: 554 528) An excessive amount of force was required to move the cable. There was no indications of damage to the cable or outside shielding at any part of the cable routing. The cable had been replaced with new at previous engine overhaul (800 hours previous). The cable is in the process of being changed. An SDR will be submitted.
TSB Report#A13A0053: The Moncton Flight College Piper PA44 aircraft (C-GMFC) was on a local flight over Fredericton. After take-off, the pilot attempted to set climb power but was unable to reduce power on the right engine. Numerous attempts were carried out but the throttle could not be pulled back from the full power setting. The engine was shut down and the aircraft made a single engine landing without further incident. Company maintenance found the right engine throttle cable had corrosion and dirt accumulations which prevented it from moving from the full travel position.
A Canlink Aviation Piper PA-44-180 (C-GMFC) on local flight over the city of Fredericton, NB (CYFC) reported an engine failure at 0310Z. The aircraft circled over the city for trouble shooting then reported inbound for runway 15 at 0315Z. The aircraft did not declare an emergency, but YFC fire hall was put on standby on taxiway A. The aircraft landed safely on runway 15 at 0319Z.

March 11, 2013

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE Airworthiness: The instructor and student were on an IFR flight. On the first approach the three landing gear lights came on like normal. On the second approach the left main did not indicate down. A flypast the tower was carried out with the gear appearing to be down. Pilot tried switching the bulbs, and the manual gear extension without solving the gear indication problem. Maintenance was consulted by radio for any other recommendations. During the approach and landing when the aircraft touched down the weight of the aircraft then turned the gear light on. Maintenance was unable to duplicate the issue. A new gear indication micro switch and down lock spring were installed. The drag brace truss was removed, cleaned and assembled. The switch was adjusted and multiple gear swings carried out with no faults found. The aircraft was released for a test flight and no faults were found during test flight.
C-FXKN, Piper PA44 180, on approach to Runway 29 in Moncton (CYQM), advised of a possible landing gear issue. The aircraft executed a missed approach. The problem was corrected and the aircraft landed on Runway 24 without further incident.

January 11, 2013

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE Airthworthiness: As soon as power was applied to both engines for the climb, the oil pressure dropped indicating power fail on both engines. After manipulation of the props and power levers the power returned. Loss of power was for a few seconds (less than ten). Prior to the climb the fuel pumps were turned on and mixtures were set to full rich. The aircraft returned to the airport for landing. Nothing out of the ordinary was noted during run ups both before or after the flight. Maintenance is investigating the incident.
MFCLG04, Piper PA44, reported an airborne emergency (a mechanical issue that was later determined to be a drop in oil pressure) approximately 15 miles southwest of Moncton (CYQM). The flight cancelled IFR and returned to Moncton safely.
UPDATE Airworthiness: The fuel and oil systems on both engines and the aircraft were inspected with no faults found. A calibrated gauge was placed on both engine oil systems and the gauges were found to be accurate. The right hand fuel pressure gauge was replaced as it was found to be fluctuating at higher rpm settings. Several ground runs were carried out with no issues found. A test flight was carried out and the only snag returning from the flight was that the oil pressure indications were split. According to the flight manual both oil pressures were within limits for the type. No further adjustments were carried out. The aircraft was returned to service.

July 14, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Selon les informations reçus de la division Aviation commerciales et d'affaire: C-GRTC, un Piper PA44 Seminole exploité par l'Aéroclub de Montréal, s'apprêtait à effectuer un vol local dans la région de St-Hubert (CYHU) lorsqu'après avoir démarrés les moteurs, l'aéronef s'est déplacé de quelques pieds et le pilote n'a pas vu un bloc de béton servant à attacher un avion. L'hélice a heurté le bloc de béton. L'équipage a arrêté les moteurs. Personne n'a été blessé.

May 16, 2012

Accident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Update #2: According to the Commercial and Business Aviation Division: The company met with the instructor and the student and the necessary corrective actions were taken to make sure a similar situation would not reoccur.
C-GRTC, a Piper PA44 operated by Aéroclub de Montréal, was on an IFR training flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. While the crew was conducting an instrument landing system (ILS) approach, they had forgotten to extend the landing gear, and during the flare, both propellers hit the runway. The pilot conducted a go-around, did another circuit and eventually landed without other incident. The crew members found that both propellers were damaged.
Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report # A12Q0108: C-GRTC, a PA44 operated by Aéroclub de Montréal was on a training flight at St-Hubert with one instructor and one pilot on board. Following an engine failure exercise, the landing gear was not deployed on landing and both propellers hit the runway. The crew pulled up and came back to land without further incident. The crew did not declare an emergency and did not report the problem to ATC. Both propellers were damaged.

April 1, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

Update #1: According to information from the System Safety Division, Quebec Region: The company?s maintenance manager mentioned that the landing gear?s electric engine had been replaced after the incident. A service difficulty report (SDR) will be completed.
C-FZLJ, a Piper PA44 operated by Cornwall Aviation, was making a training flight under visual flight rules in the vicinity of Cornwall (CYCC). At 0130Z, when the pilot was preparing for landing at Mirabel (CYMX), he declared an emergency because of a problem with the landing gear. Emergency services were deployed. The landing gear was deployed manually and the aircraft landed without incident at 0221Z. No impact on ATC operations.

November 9, 2012

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44-180 aircraft (C-FCFL) was concluding a local IFR flight from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). NAV CANADA staff at Buttonville Tower advised that the flight crew reported a landing gear indication issue and flew their aircraft in an overshoot of its approach to runway 33. The aircraft subsequently returned and landed without further incident. Ops. impact -- unknown.

September 11, 2012

Incident at PETERBOROUGH ON (CYPQ)

The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44-180 aircraft (C-FCFL) was on a local VFR flight from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). The aircraft was on a dual instruction night training flight to Peterborough Municipal Airport (CYPQ). The C.F.I. reported that while practising visual approaches, the instructor allowed the aircraft to descend below the VASIS and the right wing clipped a tree, damaging the wing tip fairing. The instructor carried out a missed approach and completed a circuit to land. The aircraft's right wing tip came off sometime during the circuit. No other damage to the aircraft was reported. More information to follow.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A12O0151]: The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44-180 aircraft (C-FCFL) was on approach into Peterborough Municipal Airport (CYPQ) as part of a night cross-country training flight with an instructor and two (2) students on board. During final approach, the right wingtip struck a tree and the instructor initiated a go-around. The aircraft landed shortly after missing the fibreglass wingtip and with minor damage to the outboard portion of the right aileron. The three (3) occupants were uninjured.

June 21, 2012

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

The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA-44-180 aircraft (C-FCFL) was on a local IFR flight from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto Tower reported that the aircraft experienced a flat tire on landing on runway 21. Ops. impact -- one (1) aircraft was delayed as the operations switched to runway 33.

June 15, 2012

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (Incursion - runway - aircraft)

The Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GBAQ) was on a local VFR flight from Kitchener (CYKF). The Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Piper PA44 180 aircraft (C-GOLP) was on a local IFR flight from Kitchener (CYKF). C-GBAQ was taxiing for a departure from runway 14 and had been instructed to hold short of runway 08. The pilot crossed the hold-short line for that runway. The pilot was subsequently instructed to expedite crossing runway 08. Ops. impact -- C-GOLP was on final for runway 08 and had its landing clearance cancelled. The clearance was restored once GBAQ was clear of runway 08.

May 18, 2012

Incident at 17 NM North of YWT (TCAS alert, Conflict - IFR & VFR)

The Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227CC aircraft (operating as BLS325) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (CYKF) to Kitchener (CYKF). The 1056083 Ontario Inc. Cessna P210N aircraft (C-GMOT) was on an IFR flight from London (CYXU) to Toronto (CYKZ). The Toronto Airways Limited Piper PA44 180 aircraft (C-GPFG) was on a training IFR flight from Toronto (CYKZ) and returning to there. The Waterloo Wellington Flying Club Cessna 172N aircraft (C-GYBV) was on a local VFR flight from Kitchener (CYKF). While on descent into Kitchener, BLS325 received a TCAS RA while at 5,000 ft ASL. The RA was caused by the Cessna 172N at 4,500 ft ASL. BLS325 started a climb in response. However, a Cessna 210 was descending from 7,000 ft ASL. ATC stopped BLS at 5,500 ft ASL while the Cessna 210 stopped at 6,500 ft ASL.

March 30, 2012

Incident at 13NM final for runway 32 at Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW)

The Cornwall Aviation (1979) Ltd. Piper PA-44-180 aircraft (C-FGKD) was on a local IFR flight from Cornwall Regional Airport (CYCC). NAV CANADA staff at Montréal ACC advised that the aircraft was on a 13NM final approach for runway 32 at Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) when the aircraft experienced a birdstrike. Ops. impact -- unknown. Damage - unknown [no further information provided].

February 23, 2012

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Flight Operations - East [2012/02/28]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) reviewed this occurrence. No further action at this time.
The Canadian Flyers International Inc. Piper PA-44-180 aircraft (C-GLJM) was on a local VFR flight from Toronto (BB/TCA) (CYTZ). NAV CANADA staff reported that the pilot reported a nose landing gear problem. During a flyby, the landing gear appeared to be down. The pilot reported that the landing gear was fine but the aircraft had an airspeed indicator problem. ARFF services were advised. The aircraft subsequently landed without incident. Ops. impact -- none.

August 22, 2012

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

Springbank Tower reported that after departure, C-GMMT, a PA44, operated by the Calgary Flying Club, reported an open door and requested to return to Springbank. The aircraft landed without incident.

August 9, 2012

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

The pilot of C-GMMT, a PA-44 operated by the Calgary Flying Club, initiated a missed approach to Runway 16 at Springbank due to landing gear issues. The pilot then orbited over the Petro Can reporting point while troubleshooting and after 15 minutes, returned and landed without incident.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the problem was with the electric motor on the hydraulic pump. The operator grounded the aircraft while a replacement part was sought. The operator replaced the pump/motor assembly, tested the system, performed a test flight, and has returned the aircraft to service.

March 15, 2012

Incident at WINNIPEG / ST. ANDREWS MB (CYAV)

C-GKPY became disabled on runway 18 with a flat tire from 1855Z til 1940Z.

September 4, 2012

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FZKH, Piper PA44 180, on approach to Runway 27 in Fredericton (CYFC), reported someone in a boat on a river shone a green laser light directly into the cockpit. The RCMP was notified.

September 2, 2012

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE TSB: A12A0092: The Moncton Flying College Piper PA-44 aircraft, (C-FMCZ), was conducting a ferry flight to Cornwall, ON from Fredericton, NB airport (CYFC) with two instructors on board. The crew commenced the takeoff from the north side of the runway 27 intersection on runway 33. During the takeoff roll airspeed did not increase as expected and the takeoff was aborted. The engines were reduced to idle and full braking was applied; the aircraft came to rest 4 feet beyond the departure end of runway 33. The crew then shut down the engines and advised CYFC tower. One runway threshold light was damaged as the aircraft departed the runway surface and the right hand landing gear sustained minor damage to the outboard landing gear door. There were no injuries. Post occurrence inspection revealed that the airspeed was slow to indicate due to a partial obstruction of the pitot tube assembly. The college is conducting an internal investigation into this occurrence.
C-FMCZ, Piper PA44 180, aborted take-off on Runway 33 in Fredericton (CYFC). The aircraft came to a stop approximately two feet off the end of Runway 33. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft. One runway end light was broken. There was no impact on operations. TSB Case Closed.

July 9, 2012

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FZKG, Piper PA44 180, appeared on radar approximately one mile inside the CYR724 restricted airspace at 21:52Z. Upon making the suggested left turn, the aircraft exited CYR724 at approximately 21:54Z. Range control was advised. There was no impact on operations.

June 26, 2012

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

At 23:12Z C-GLKT, Piper PA44 180, reported while on the ILS 13 approach for Gander (CYQX), the flight was unable to pick up the YQX Non-Directional Beacon (NDB). The aircraft was visual with the field. The Technical Operations Centre (TOC) was advised.

May 28, 2012

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

UPDATE Airworthiness: The aircraft experienced a radio failure. The radio was removed and sent for repair.
C-GLKT, a Piper PA44 was downwind for Runaway (RWY) 21 when the pilot squawked the transponder code for a communication failure. GLKT was cleared to land via light signal, landing without incident at 1315Z.

February 23, 2012

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The pilot of C-GMFC, a Piper Seminole reported a landing gear indication problem and conducted a low approach. The gear appeared to be down. Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) was on standby. The pilot reported 3 green on final and landed safely. No emergency was declared.
UPDATE Airworthiness: Maintenance found broken wires on the left main landing gear down lock switch. The wires were repaired and several gear retractions were carried out and found to be satisfactory. The aircraft was released and no reoccuring issues have been reported.

January 11, 2012

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

C-FZKH, PA44 180, was on an IFR round robin flight from Fredericton (CYFC) to Miramichi (CYCH), returning to Fredericton. The first call received from the aircraft was inside Romvu on final approach for Runway 09. No strip had been populated on EXCDS and the Moncton Area Control Centre (ACC) had not called the Flight Service Station (FSS) to advise that the aircraft was inbound from Miramichi. When the pilot was asked if he was aware that a mandatory call (mandatory frequency ? MF) was required at least five minutes prior, he responded that he was aware but the Moncton ACC had not released him until he called the FSS. When asked his position, he was two miles final for Runway 09 with an option to circle Runway 33.

September 30, 2011

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

C-GIGH, a privately owned 9223-8724 Québec Inc. Piper PA44, had just conducted a VFR flight from Sherbrooke (CYSC) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). The aircraft was observed entering Runway 28 and taxiways ALPHA 2 and LIMA without the ground controller?s authorization. No impact on ATC operations.

July 22, 2011

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

C-GRTC, a Piper PA44 operated by Aéroclub de Montréal, was on a local IFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. Following takeoff, the pilot reported vibrations coming from the aircraft and asked to return to St-Hubert. The aircraft landed without incident at 1925Z. No impact on ATC operations.

July 4, 2011

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

C-GRTC, a Piper PA44 operated by Aéroclub de Montréal, had just carried out a local IFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. At 2110Z, when he was taxiing on Taxiway ROMEO to leave the runway, the pilot reported getting a flat tire. No impact on ATC operations.

June 2, 2011

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

The instrument landing system (ILS) for Runway 24 at Mirabel (CYMX) broke down while C-FGKD, a Piper PA44 operated by Cornwall Aviation, was on a simulated approach. The flight service specialist was unable to get the ILS to work.

April 15, 2011

Incident at 120NM au nord du VOR de Montréal (YUL)

The pilot of C-GRTC, a Piper PA44 operated by Aéroclub de Montréal, reported he accidentally activated his emergency locator transmitter (ELT) for about 10 sec at 8 500 ft, 120 NM north of the Montréal very high-frequency omnidirectional range (VOR). The Trenton rescue co-ordination centre (TR RCC) was notified.

November 28, 2011

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Overshoot/missed approach, Navigation error, Conflict - IFR & VFR)

UPDATE from General Aviation: The pilot-in-command confirmed the details and accepted fault. This report has been reviewed by General Aviation, and no further action is required.
The Pacific Professional Flight Centre Piper PA44 180, C-FHDP, on a local IFR flight, and a privately registered Piper PA22 108, on a local VFR flight at Victoria (CYYJ), were both inbound for Runway 27. The privately registered Piper PA22 on downwind for Runway 27 was issued traffic information and sequenced number three to follow C-FHDP on final approach for Runway 27. The privately registered Piper PA22 stated having the traffic visual, but turned in front of C-FHDP. C-FHDP was issued a missed approach due to the conflicting traffic.

March 19, 2011

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A privately registered Piper PA44 180, VFR Nanaimo to Nanaimo inadvertent activation of ELT 2039-2054Z. RCC notified.

October 22, 2011

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Flight Operations East [2011/11/09]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) reviewed this occurrence. No further action at this time.
The Canadian Flyers International Inc. Piper PA-44-180 Seminole aircraft (C-GLJM) had departed on a VFR flight from Toronto (BB/TCA) (CYTZ) to Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). NAV CANADA staff at Buttonville Tower advised that shortly after departure, the flight crew reported a landing gear problem. After orbiting in the Toronto (BB/TCA) control zone for a while, the flight crew elected to proceed to their intended destination where a low pass was conducted. Ground observers reported that the landing gear appeared to be down, in their normal positions. ARFF services were called out as a precaution and the aircraft landed without incident. Ops. impact -- none.

May 5, 2011

Incident at BRAMPTON-CALEDON ON (CNC3)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A11O0062]: The Piper PA-44 aircraft (C-GPHK) was landing on runway 33 at the Brampton Airport during a local training flight. The landing gear was lowered and was indicating down and locked on final approach. After a normal flare and touchdown on the main wheels, when the nose wheel touched the runway, the nose landing gear collapsed. There was no injury. The propellers, nose gear doors and lower surface of the nose cone were damaged from contact with the runway. T.S.B. staff will monitor the results of the operator's examination of the aircraft.
The Brampton Flying Club Piper PA-44-180 Seminole aircraft (C-GPHK) was concluding a local VFR flight from Brampton Airport (CNC3). The Toronto ACC Shift Manager was advised (at 1704Z) that the aircraft's nose landing gear had collapsed after a hard landing. T.S.B. Duty Investigator advised at 1709Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

April 13, 2011

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

The Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Piper PA-44 Seminole aircraft (C-FPMH) was concluding a VFR flight from London International Airport (CYXU) to Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF). The flight crew reported that a birdstrike had occurred when the aircraft was on final approach to runway 32. Ops. impact -- none.

February 28, 2011

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from General Aviation [2011/03/01]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) reviewed this occurrence and advised that no follow-up will be required from Operations.
NAV CANADA staff at London F.I.C. reported that at 2033Z, the London Radio emergency monitoring of frequencies 121.5MHz and 243.0MHz sounded with an ELT signal for approximately two (2) minutes continuously. The signal then stopped and was not heard again. The operator of an aviation maintenance vehicle called to apologise for accidentally triggering the ELT signal on a parked aircraft undergoing maintenance work (C-GMEA). J.R.C.C. Trenton staff advised. Ops. impact -- none.

December 4, 2011

Accident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

C-GLKT was on a local training flight in the Gander (CYQX) area. At 18:56, the flight advised that it was inbound with a gear unsafe indication. Emergency Response Services (ERS) were advised. At 18:58Z, the flight declared an emergency. At approximately 19:05Z, C- GLKT flew by the tower and was advised by the tower that the gear appeared to be down. The flight was cleared to land on Runway 21 with ERS in position. The nose gear collapsed during the landing. The aircraft came to a stop approximately 3,200 feet from the south side of the intersection of runways 13/31. RWY 03/21 CRFI at 1725 On a 200 foot C/L 95% bare and dry 5% ice patches. CYQX ME 1900 23012G18 20SM FEW090 BKN260 02/M12 ALT 3037 CYQX ME 2000 25013 20SM FEW090 BKN260 1/M12 ALT 3036 Runway 03/21 was closed until 21:30Z. A NOTAM was issued. TSB Case Closed
UPDATE TSB: A11A0093: The Gander Flight Training PA-44-180, registration C-GLKT, aircraft was on a local flight with a pilot and instructor on board. During approach to landing, when the landing gear was selected down an unsafe nose indication was received. The pilot observed the nose gear down in the mirror on the cowling and the tower confirmed the gear was down when the aircraft did a fly-by. The gear was cycled a few times and an emergency extension was carried out however, the nose gear still did not show down and locked. Numerous attempts were made to jolt the nose gear down into the locked position however, none were successful. The pilot declared an emergency and was cleared to land on Runway 21 with ERS on stand-by. After touching down the nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest about 3200 feet from the intersection of runways 13/34. There were no injuries and the aircraft had minor damage.
UPDATE Flight Operations - C-GLKT, PA44-180, was on a local flight with the pilot and a pilot examiner on board (not an instructor as was earlier reported).

August 31, 2011

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The student pilot of a Diamond DV20 was advised by Air Traffic Control (ATC) they were number three on approach to follow behind a Piper PA44 which was three miles final. The DV20 turned in front of the PA44; the controller took action to resolve the conflict.

August 25, 2011

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The company reported that the tube had failed. They have been actively working with the tube manufacturer to develop a better product. The manufacturer has product in the testing stages that should help alleviate the issue with tube premature tube failure.
A Piper PA44 was backtracking and became disabled on Runway 24 due to a flat nose wheel tire. The aircraft was serviced and taxied off Runway 24 at 14:20Z. JZA991 was delayed three minutes for departure. Two DA 20 C1's on local Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flights were delayed ten minutes on arrival. No further impact on aerodrome operations.

June 5, 2011

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FZKH, Piper PA44 180, experienced a flat tire in Taxiway Delta in Moncton (CYQM). The aircraft remained on the taxiway until maintenance repaired the tire. There was no impact on operations.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The tube was inspected and a small crack was found in the side wall on the opposite side of the valve stem. This is consistent with the previous flats in the past month or so. Both the tire and tube were replaced and aircraft released back into service.

May 19, 2011

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

C-GMFC, Piper PA44 180, was issued a takeoff clearance from Runway 24 with instructions for a left hand circuit. The pilot read back right hand circuit and departed. C-FUWN, Cessna 172S, was joining right downwind for Runway 24 descending from 2,000 ft. C-FUWN reported the departing aircraft (C-GMFC) was turning right and executed a climb back to 2,000 feet. Tower controller issued instructions to C-GMFC to fly westbound along the Petitcodiac River to de-conflict the aircraft. When spacing was adequate, C-GMFC was instructed to follow C-FUWN on the right downwind.

March 22, 2011

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE TSB: The maintenance inspection revealed that the three wires connecting to the down and lock switch had become unserviceable. The wires were replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
C-FSUQ a Piper PA44 180 on a local flight advised the Moncton (CYQM) tower of a possible gear issue. The pilot completed a flyby and the tower visually confirmed the gear was down. The flight did not declare emergency and landed without incident on runway 11 at 1728Z.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The incident resulted from a faulty right-hand main gear indication. The aircraft landed without issue. Inspection of the aircraft revealed that two of the three wires connecting to the down & lock switch, at the ?knife connector? were broken with the third was damaged as well. The wires are located in the wheel well area and are subject to movement as the gear cycles along with wind vibration. All three wires were repaired and the aircraft was returned to service.

February 23, 2011

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The Flight Command Indicator was replaced with an overhauled unit. The system ground tested serviceable.
C-FZKG, Piper PA44 180, aborted the takeoff (low speed) from Runway 33 in Fredericton (CYFC) due to an instrument malfunction. The aircraft taxied into Taxiway Bravo and back to the apron. There was no impact on operations.

February 15, 2011

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FMCZ, Piper PA44 180 called inbound to Fredericton (CYFC) from the training areas at 19:23 with a pitot tube problem. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed safely at 19:32Z. There was no impact on operations.

January 17, 2011

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: Upon landing the aircraft was pulling left, and the instructor was quick to take control, although the aircraft continued to pull left, they were able to come to a full stop. When attempting to move the aircraft, the left brake seemed to still be applied and only after cycling the parking brake valve in and out several times did the left brake let go and they were able to move the aircraft. A slight adjustment to the park brake valve cable was made and the aircraft brake system could no longer be faulted. The lock up of the left brake caused a flat spot of the tire; therefore it had to be replaced.
After landing, MFCLG03, Piper PA44 180, reported a flat tire and was unable to vacate the runway. Investigation revealed that it was actually a stuck brake. The aircraft taxied off the runway at 23:15Z. Multiple aircraft were moved to Runway 24.

January 7, 2011

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

At 01:16Z, C-FZKG, Piper PA44 180, seven miles east of Fredericton (CYFC), reported a cargo door had opened and requested clearance to return for landing. The aircraft was given priority and landed on Runway 33 without further incident at 01:18Z. There was no impact on operations.

More...