April 22, 2016

Incident at 30 W THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Perimeter Aviation Beech 95-B55 (C-FRXO/PAG82) from Fort Frances, ON (CYAG) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was instructed to descend to 5 000 feet and correctly read back the altitude. At 1323Z, PAG82 was observed on radar at 4 400 feet and then climbing back to 5 000 feet. PAG82 reported level at 5 000 feet at 1324Z. No traffic in the vicinity. No impact on operations.

February 25, 2016

Incident at 20 miles NW THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Perimeter Aviation Beech 55 (PAG82) from Fort Frances, ON (CYAG) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was inbound to CYQT and cleared to descend to 4000 feet. The aircraft was observed on radar descending to 3500 feet and was queried on their altitude. The pilot acknowledged the error and climbed to 4000 feet. No operational impact.

January 12, 2015

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Aircraft navigation/communication equipment)

At 1220Z, a Perimeter Aviation Beech 55 (PAG82), from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Fort Francis, ON (CYAG), was cleared to climb to 7,000 ft and read back the clearance correctly. At 1226Z, PAG82 was observed on radar climbing to 7,700 ft. The Controller re-cleared PAG82 to 7,000 ft. No other traffic affected. The pilot had been experiencing radio difficulties and was NORDO from 1221Z to 1225Z.

December 24, 2014

Incident at 50 miles E WINNIPEG INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Beech 55 (PAG82) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a landing gear issue, advised returning to CYWG, and subsequently declared an emergency. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) on standby. PAG82 landed safely at 1416Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14C0181: The Perimeter Aircraft C-FUSN a Beech 95-B55 operating as flight PAG82 was enroute from Winnipeg (CYWG) to Thunder Bay (CYQT). About 40 miles east of Winnipeg the airspeed began to decrease to 140 kts. The gear switch handle was in the up position however, the gear position lights indicated 3 green. An immediate return to Winnipeg was requested and the gear was raised and lowered after pulling the gear motor circuit breaker and resetting it. An emergency was declared; the aircraft landed safely in Winnipeg with ARFF on standby. Maintenance replaced the landing gear dynamic relay and the landing gear motor.

July 30, 2014

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

Shortly after departure, a Perimeter Aviation Beech 95-B55 (C-FRXO/ PAG82) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Fort Frances, ON (CYAG) reported an engine problem and advised returning to the airport. No assistance required. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) on standby as a precaution. PAG82 arrived safely at 1158Z. No impact to operations.

August 20, 2013

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Perimeter Aviation Beech 95-B55 (C-FRXO/ PAG82) from Fort Frances, ON (CYAG) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a bird strike short final on runway 12.

October 15, 2012

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Perimeter Aviation LP Beech 95B55 aircraft (C-FEQK, operating as flight PAG82) was nearing the conclusion of an IFR flight from Winnipeg (JARIA) (CYWG) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). NAV CANADA staff at Winnipeg ACC reported that the aircraft was inbound to Thunder Bay Airport and was cleared down to 7,000 feet. The flight crew read back 7,000 feet. However, the aircraft was subsequently observed (on radar) descending to 6,000 feet without clearance. Ops. impact -- unknown (no other aircraft were affected).

June 11, 2012

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

The Perimeter Aviation LP Beech 95B55 aircraft (C-FEQK, operating as flight PAG82) was concluding an IFR flight from Fort Frances Municipal Airport (CYAG) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). NAV CANADA staff at Thunder Bay Tower advised that the aircraft was flown in a missed approach to runway 25 due to a landing gear indication. The flight crew cancelled IFR and continued locally VFR as the aircraft circled the airport, the flight crew rectified the problem and the aircraft landed without further incident. Ops. impact -- unknown.

June 23, 2010

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The Perimeter Aviation Ltd. Beech 95C55 Baron aircraft (operating as flight PAG82) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Fort Frances Municipal Airport (CYAG) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). NAV CANADA staff at Thunder Bay Tower reported that the aircraft landed on runway 12 and was unable to exit due to a flat tire. The aircraft was disabled on the runway until 1535Z. Ops. impact -- there were no delays to other flights as the other runway was used.

September 11, 2007

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A07C0171): At approximately 40 miles northwest of Thunder Bay in IMC conditions, the pilot of Perimeter Aviation flight PAG82, a Beech 95-B55 Baron, noticed the oil pressure on the right engine drop below red line. Once reaching VMC, the pilot contacted ATC and advised them that the engine was being shut down. The pilot declared an emergency and requested AFF services and a direct approach to the airport. The aircraft landed without incident. An initial inspection of the Teledyne Continental IO-470-L engine revealed that all the engine oil had blown overboard through the breather tube. An internal failure in the engine is suspected.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2007/09/13]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) was advised that Maintenance staff were dispatched to inspect the aircraft. It was determined that all of the oil was discharged through the engine breather tube. Compression tests and a thorough inspection and operational run of the engine were performed. A flight permit was issued for the flight to the Winnipeg base and was uneventful with no oil discharge from the breather tube found. The crankcase breather tube was not equipped with a breather relief hole installed in the event of freeze-up. The lack of this relief hole may have allowed or exaggerated a siphoning effect on the breather (drawing the oil from the crankcase). All other piston fleet aircraft will be inspected for proper breather installation and presence of the breather relief hole as a precaution. The operator will amend the aircraft's 100 hour inspection program to include a specific inspection for the presence and condition of the breather and breather relief hole.
The Perimeter Aviation Limited Beech BE-95 aircraft (operating as PAG82) was concluding an IFR flight from Winnipeg (JARIA) (CYWG) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). The flight crew declared emergency when the aircraft was 10 miles northwest of Thunder Bay and shut down the #2 engine. The aircraft landed on runway 25 at 1347Z without incident. ARFF services responded. The aircraft remained disabled on the runway for approximately five (5) minutes with no impact on operations.

April 26, 2007

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Overshoot/missed approach, Incursion - runway - animal, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The Perimeter Airlines (Inland) Ltd. Beech BE-95-B55 aircraft (operating as PAG82) was concluding an IFR flight from Fort Frances Municipal Airport (CYAG) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). The Air Bravo Corp. Pilatus PC-12/45 aircraft (operating as AB1204) was concluding an IFR flight from Atikokan Municipal Airport (CYIB) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). After landing on runway 12, the flight crew of PAG82 reported a fox near the threshold of runway 12. AB1204 (on approach to runway 12) was instructed to discontinue the approach and land on runway 25 instead. A runway inspection was completed, however, no fox was found.

February 23, 2006

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

Aircraft rejected takeoff runway 36 due to airspeed indication. Pilot returned to the apron and departed following an aircraft change. No other aircraft involved.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that company maintenance discovered a leak in the pitot line. The line was replaced, a leak test carried out and the a/c was returned to service.

April 7, 2003

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Perimeter Aviation Ltd. aircraft (BE58) (operating as PAG82) was an IFR flight that departed the Fort Frances Municipal Airport (CYAG) for the Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). PAG82 blew a tire while landing at CYQT, stopping at the intersection of runways 12 and 07. Runway 12 was available at 1352Z and runway 07 was available at 1400Z.

March 31, 2003

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

Update from April 29, 2003: An SDR has now been submitted re this CADOR.
Update from the company on April 21, 2003: The L/H engine was shutdown due to vibration and a lack of oil pressure. Upon inspection of the engine obvious damage was found on the crankcase and oil pan. The #6 cylinder piston was found collapsed and many of the pieces had made their way into the oil pan and circulated through the oil system. The engine was replaced. ----- Note: A similar problem occurred on this aircraft on April 11, 03. R/H engine oil pressure problems were noticed during a engine run-up. The #2 Cylinder Piston was found cracked and the lower skirt of the piston was found in the oil pan. The cylinders were removed and the engine inspected. It was determined that the pistons that are failing in these separate events are made by ECI (Engineering components incorporated) and have the same casting number of ¿04¿. We suspect that this is a bad batch of pistons and any ECI cylinders and pistons are being replaced. The aircraft is still undergoing maintenance to investigate the problem with these cylinders and pistons
TSB Occurrence Summary A03C0079: Flight PAG82, a Beech B55 Baron aircraft, registration C-GEFX was en route Fort Francis, ON, to Thunder Bay. While on approach into Thunder Bay, the left engine (Teledyne Continental IO-470) began to vibrate and lose power. The pilot elected to shut the engine down and requested ERS be put on standby. The aircraft then landed safely. The operator advised the left engine had developed a large oil leak and that a replacement engine was on en route.
The Perimeter Aviation Ltd. aircraft (BE55) (operating as PAG82) was an IFR flight that departed the Fort Frances Municipal Airport (CYAG) for the Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). PAG82 experienced an engine failure on the left side at 3nm final approach runway 07 at CYQT. AFF responded. PAG82 landed without further incident.

October 10, 2002

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The aircraft (operating as PAG82) was on an IFR flight from Fort Frances Municipal Airport (CYAG) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). One of the aircraft's tires blew during the landing on runway 30. The aircraft was able to be moved to 25 feet from runway 30's edge (on runway 25). The aircraft was subsequently towed off at 1400Z. Ops. impact -- three (3) VFR aircraft were unable to fly circuits as a result.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A02C0221): Perimeter 82, a Beech 55 Baron, was landing at Thunder Bay on a cargo flight. During the landing roll, the left brake components failed and the brakes locked, deflating the left main gear tire. The aircraft was immobilized for 30 minutes on runway 07/25 until it could be towed clear. One (1) S.O.B.

June 4, 2002

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

Thunder Bay (CYQT) - Perimeter flight 82 (PAG82), inbound from CYWG, shut one engine down when approx. 5 nm northwest and requested direct to the threshold. AFF responded and aircraft landed without incident at 1333Z.
From TSB Notification - A02C0116: C-FEQK - On approach, crew noticed popping sound from the right engine, followed by fluctuating oil pressure and increasing vibration. The crew secured the engine, declared an emergency and landed without incident with AFF standing by. Examination indicated that the #5 cylinder on the right engine had failed.

July 5, 2001

Incident at 65 NM WNW of Thunder Bay

The helicopter (C-FCGO, operating as TGO866) was en-route from Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT) to Lethbridge Airport (CYQL). The pilot relayed to Thunder Bay F.S.S. through another aircraft (PAG82) that he was executing a precautionary landing in a swamp following illumination of a main rotor transmission chip warning light. The location was reported as 152 miles from Kenora Airport (CYQK) on the 114º radial (4849.931 north; 9045.592 west).
Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2001/08/01]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector advised that a tear-down of the transmission indicated the main input shaft thrust bearing was badly spalled. This is a duplex bearing in which the upper bearing was the source of the metal detected on the chip plug.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A01C0147): The Transport Canada Bell 206B helicopter, C-FCGO, was on a ferry flight to re-position it from Ottawa to Vancouver. While flying from Thunder Bay to Kenora, the warning light for the transmission magnetic chip detector illuminated and the pilot conducted a successful precautionary landing to a swampy area 152 nautical miles from Kenora. The pilot manually activated the ELT and arranged through over-flying aircraft to be picked up. The pilot was not injured and there was no reported damage to the helicopter.

October 8, 1997

Incident at Atikokan

Aircraft shutdown one engine on short final for runway 22. Aircraft landed safely, and taxied to ramp without assistance. TSB Initial Notification A97C0194: While en route from Fort Francis to Atikokan an engine was not responding properly. Engine was shut down on final and single engine landing carried out. Maintenance personnel replaced broken fuel mixture cable and will send SDR to Transport Canada.

October 22, 1996

Accident at 30 Miles Northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario

The pilot of PAG82, a BE55, which was enroute Thunder Bay from Atikokan on a routine courier flight advised Thunder Bay that he had a minor electrical problem. The pilot then reported smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft disappeared off radar approximately 30 miles northwest of Thunder Bay at 1337Z. Search and Rescue has been dispatched. A Hercules aircraft from Winnipeg is searching in the Shebandowen area. There was no ELT activation. TSB are standing by as well as a Minister's Observer from System Safety. The Thunder Bay weather at 1328Z was 1 SM in mist broken cloud at 700 overcast at 3300 feet. Update to follow. UPDATE: The aircraft was found by SAR late PM 23 October, 1996. The pilot was fatally injured. The aircraft was destroyed.

November 16, 1994

Incident at THUNDER BAY, ON

The aircraft departed Atikoken, Ontario on a routine bag run to Thunder Bay which had originated at Winnipeg. On departure a ground observer at Atikoken noticed an abnormality with the right gear. The observer phoned Thunder Bay radio and advised them of his observations. When the aircraft arrived at Thunder Bay a fly by was conducted by the pilot and Tower observers confirmed that the gear did not appear to be normal. CFR was alerted and the aircraft landed safely. Maintenance found a broken bracket on the right main gear door.